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When a media personality has dyed hair [[KaleidoscopeHair so often]], or for so long, it becomes an integral part of their whole characterization, to the point that it can be jarring to see them or their actor with their natural color.

Do not confuse with DyeingForYourArt, which is when other physical characteristics are deliberately altered to fit the demands of the producers.
Though it could overlap as some actors may prefer the new hair color such as AshleyTisdale and EmmaStone who have long stayed with the color that they were required to change to.
Nor does it have anything to do with [[JustForPun the film series]] ''Film/DieHard''.

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!!Examples

* Dennis Rodman's creepy hairdo gets first place and some of them compose the image to the right.
** It even ported to his appearance in the video game ''NBA Hangtime'', where the player can actually '''choose''' which hair color Rodman will play with.
*** His brief appearance in WCW led to him getting his own figure, which was available with blue or orange hair.
* {{Lights}} is naturally a dirty blonde, she dyes her hair darker, often to a jet-black color.
* GwenStefani
* BilliePiper naturally brunette but is better known as a blonde.
* ReeseWitherspoon is known for playing blonde characters, but she's actually a brunette.
* VisualKei. [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Impossible Hair Colors]] are the norm for most bands in the scene.
** Two members of the band Music/XJapan are particularly infamous for this. Most notably is late guitarist Hide, whose hair was always somewhere on the red-pink color spectrum (whether a streak of pink in blonde, variant red colors, or in his last years, short and bright pink). Drummer/pianist/bandleader Yoshiki started out with blonde hair, occasionally went brown, and now tends to go for a deep chestnut reddish brown - but never, ever black (the only time it has even been -close- to that in his adult life has been at/immediately after Hide's funeral.)
** Every single member of Music/DirEnGrey has dyed their hair in different colors, but vocalist Kyo is the worst offender among them. He has been known to cycle between black and bleached blonde hair, but has also went for a red/black two-tone, brown, red and bright orange. He even wore ''bright pink'' hair during the band's early days.
* DynamiteTommy, record producer and pioneer of VisualKei, got his moniker from the flaming red hair he wore during his career as a musician. He later opted for a more-natural hair color in response to the overwhelming number of [[FollowTheLeader copycat]] acts that appeared after the second-wave VisualKei bands became popular.
* JeanHarlow really got into the spirit of this trope and opted to make sure the carpet matched the curtains. Bleaching her pubic hair is theorised to be one of the reasons for her fatal illness.
* MarilynMonroe, who was naturally a brunette.
* While [[Music/GreenDay Billie Joe Armstrong]] dyes his hair between blonde and black regularly, he used to dye it many crazy colors in the mid-90s: red, blue, blonde with oddly placed dreadlocks, etc.
* CyndiLauper
* Creator/LucilleBall was born with brown hair but most of her appearances have her as a redhead. This was lampshaded in one episode of ''ILoveLucy'' when Ricky cut her allowance and she couldn't afford both snacks and her trip to the beauty shop, complaining "I can either be a thin redhead or a fat brunette." Conversely, Vivian Vance ([[Series/ILoveLucy "Ethel"]]) was a natural redhead.
* Male example: Vic Reeves of the Reeves and Mortimer comedy duo. Original color: Blond. Once had to ''stop'' dyeing his hair to convince people that his new son was his own
* WinonaRyder is naturally blonde (the colour in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' is her natural one) but dyed her hair black/dark brown in the early 90s and is what she is known for.
* {{Pink}} (singer Alecia Moore), who always has dyed hair, but doesn't stick to a specific color. It's been blonde, bleached blond, [[CaptainObvious pink]], jet black...
* Creator/OliviaWilde is a natural blonde, but typically has her hair dyed brown.
* Creator/GillianAnderson - although a natural blonde, she became famous as a redhead and the image has stuck.
* BritneySpears - her hair has been dyed many colors but she is famous for being a blonde.
* ElvisPresley - was actually a blond. No, seriously. A family member even had to blacken his roots with mascara before his funeral.
* Deborah Harry, lead singer of the group {{Blondie}}, and was well known for her blond hair, hence the name of the group. When she decided to do some project on her own, she dyed her hair red either out of respect for not connecting it to the band (as she said) or because of some contractual obligation (may have been more likely). But she didn't dye her hair ''red'' the way normally expected, it was ''Fire Engine Red'', as in ''red paint''!
** It's been a more natural red shortly after Blondie broke up, as well as auburn for her role in ''Film/{{Videodrome}}''.
* MollyRingwald, a famous redhead, dyed it that way after an agent advised her it was a good color to get her attention in the film industry. It worked.
* {{Madonna}} - she's naturally brunette, and sometimes lets her hair grow out naturally when she's tired of dying it.
* Helen Slater, normally dark-haired, dyed her hair for the film ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' and hasn't looked back since.
* LadyGaga, like Madonna, is also a natural brunette. Her hair is ''usually'' a random shade of blonde. (she said the dye started because people confused her for AmyWinehouse)
* Iconic fashion designer VivienneWestwood has bright orange-red hair, which she dyes to maintain its shade (she's 70 years old, and would probably be at least partially grey if it weren't for the dye).
* EmilieAutumn is known for having pinkish-red hair, although the exact shade tends to change with each dye; her hair is naturally blonde.
* Creator/GregAyres, a popular anime voice actor, has a habit of ''constantly'' dyeing his hair, to the point where there was a joke about it in the first (and only) American Anime Awards ceremony and con employees have had a betting pool about what color his hair would be on at least one occasion. He himself joked about it on the ''ChronoCrusade'' DVDCommentary: "Look, I finally have the same hair color as the character I'm playing! I knew if I kept my hair purple long enough, it would happen"
* Music/AshleeSimpson dyed her hair from its natural blond to a dark brunette, in order to distance herself from [[JessicaSimpson her sister's]] image. She eventually let it return to blond, and has since dyed a deep red.
* Creator/UmaThurman is actually a brunette, but has her hair bleached in most of her roles.
* Creator/DitaVonTeese dyes her hair black, and she does it herself.
* Similarly, redhead Cassandra Peterson dyes her hair black for her far more famous persona Creator/ElviraMistressOfTheDark, when she doesn't use a wig instead.
* Creator/JamesMarsters, who supposedly had issues after he stopped playing [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike]] and went back to his natural brown hair.
* ''Series/MadMen'''s Creator/ChristinaHendricks is a natural blonde but has been dyeing her hair red since she was 10. Apparently it's because she was a massive fan of ''AnneOfGreenGables''.
* MichaelJordan has to shave his head multiple times a week, seeing as his being bald is how the world knows him. Granted, he'd probably never grow it out anyway, but imagine him with even a bit of fuzz on top and think if he'd still be as marketable.
** An interview stated he shaved his head because he would get mobbed every time he would get a haircut at local barber shops.
* {{Professional wrestl|ing}}er JeffHardy is pretty much ''the'' personification of this Trope, with his wacky hair coloring leading to his oft-used nickname: The Rainbow-Haired Warrior. He's been seen with his natural blond hair a few times on WWE TV.
** Jeff's not the only wrestler with this. Not a lot of people know that TheUndertaker, [[JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]], CMPunk, and Christy Hemme are all naturally blonde (Undertaker is questionable as he's more strawberry-blonde, but close enough). It's a bit of a joke that all the blondes in wrestling are bottled and all the real blondes dye their hair something else.
* BenedictCumberbatch generally has dark brown hair, or sometimes blonde hair, but he's really ginger.
* Hayley Williams of {{Paramore}} has red hair that she usually dyes varying shades, from blond to orange to bright red, all the way down to crimson(as seen in the "Decode" video).
** In fact, one of the ''RockBand 2''[='=]s loading screens for Paramore songs reveals that Hayley herself has forgotten what was the natural color of her hair from dyeing it so much.
* LucyLawless is a natural blond, but ''everyone'' thinks of her as the brown-haired [[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]. Additionally, during the character's first appearances on ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', her hair was dyed black.
** She did play the blond #3 on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.
* Speaking of ''Xena'', Renee O'Connor, most well known for playing her partner Gabrielle, is also a blond, and dyed her hair red for the show.
* Music/ToriAmos dyes her hair various shades of red (and very occasionally light brown), although she has worn wigs in the past.
* {{Bjork}}'s natural hair color isn't actually black. It's dark brown.
* MerylStreep is a natural (light) brunette, but outside of [[DyeingForYourArt certain film roles]] she has had blonde hair for over thirty years.
* Music/{{Disturbed}} guitarist Dan Donegan early in the band's career had hair ranging from brown to orange to blue to indigo. He's stopped doing this.
* MarzGurl dyes her hair blue, but tends to have some trouble keeping it that way.
** Also from the internet, ObscurusLupa is known for her red hair, but early videos show her with her natural blonde.
*** Recently, she started dying it dark brown.
* Creator/AngelinaJolie's hair is naturally a dark blonde. She occasionally reverts to it (''Film/GirlInterrupted'', ''Film/{{Gone in Sixty Seconds|2000}}'', ''Life Or Something Like It'') but jet black is the most common (''{{Salt}}'' even has her going from blonde to black). She's apparently been doing it since the age of ''five''.
* EltonJohn, prior to his hair weave operation in 1992, was known for dying his hair in different colors, preferably a bright orange. He has said that his premature baldness had partly to do with having an accident with the dye.
* ''Music/TarjaTurunen'' and [[Music/{{Nightwish}} Tuomas Holopainen]] are both natural blondes, hard as it is to visualize.
** As is Anette Olzon.
* [[MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]]'s (often never washed) black hair, except for his period of [[DyeingForYourArt dyeing for his art]] by going platinum blond in order to "method act" as [[DiseaseBleach The Patient]] for ''The Black Parade''.
** As of [[NewSoundAlbum album number four]], he's a bright redhead.
** He changed it. Now his hair is orangey blonde.
* KatyPerry is actually a blonde. She tried pretty much every hair color there is, but her default color is black.
* KatieMcGrath of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', practically the poster girl for EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette is naturally dark blonde.
* CateBlanchett has forgotten what her actual hair color ''is''; she's usually seen with blonde, strawberry blonde or red hair.
* LaurenBacall was a natural brunette who dyed her hair red as a career move.
* Farin Urlaub, one third of the German punk band ''Music/DieArzte'' dyes his hair blond because "it was fashionable in the 80s." Also had a crimson phase during the 90s.
** Their drummer Bela B. dyes his hair black, but it's naturally ash blonde.
* Richard Kruspe of Music/{{Rammstein}} is a natural brunette, but now keeps dyeing it black. Flake Lorenz of the same band has been well known for dyeing his hair a variety of colors over the years, but has gone back to his natural brown.
* Jennifer Aniston's hair is naturally a honey-light brown shade, apparently, but since ''{{Friends}}'' has gone through most shades of blonde. Lisa Kudrow is also a natural brunette, but is known as a blonde.
* {{Radiohead}} lead singer Thom Yorke's hair color and style has changed so often that some fans use his hair to date photos. He bleached it in the early days of Radiohead, but stopped during the ''OK Computer'' era. He's naturally a dark ginger.
* [[Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine Florence Welch's]] hair has noticeably changed from brown in "Kiss with a Fist" video to fiery red.
* {{Beyonce}} Knowles.
* [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] has been dyeing his hair black for the length of his musical career (though there was a very brief period before ''With_Teeth'' came out that he did not): it's naturally a reddish brown.
* Music/ArianaGrande dyed her naturally dark hair to bright red when she was cast as Cat in ''Victorious'' the producers noticed the entire cast had the same hair colour, and asked her to dye it.
* [[NewOrder Bernard Sumner]], formerly of New Order and Joy Division, didn't start dyeing his hair until the mid 1980s or so. Nowadays, it's a blond-ish grey-ish colour, but in the very early days of New Order as well as in Joy Division, he had dark hair.
* DavidBowie is naturally a dark blond, but as part of establishing a distinctive look for his Ziggy Stardust character in 1972 he dyed his hair very red. Though he dropped that persona in 1973, he kept his hair predominantly red through 1976 and characters such as [[TheManWhoFellToEarth Thomas Jerome Newton]] and The Thin White Duke.
* Lux Interior of seminal punkabilly band the Cramps was naturally blonde, but dyed his hair black for almost all of his adult life.
* NicoleKidman, another natural redhead, often dyes her hair for movie roles, though fans generally agree that she's much more beautiful with red hair.
* Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, best known for playing the blonde ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', actually has brown hair and frequently played brunette characters during her early career. She also started off ''Buffy'' with slightly darker hair, and got progressively blonder with the seasons.
* Leighton Meester of ''GossipGirl'' is a real-life blonde but dyes her hair darker- nearly all the characters she's ever played are brunettes.
* Kari Byron of ''Series/MythBusters''. Especially in earlier seasons, the dark brown (black?) can be seen through the red streaks.Later seasons have her dyeing her hair auburn with a strong reddish tone.
* AmyAdams is actually blonde but famously dyes her hair red (as seen in ''{{Enchanted}}'', ''TheFighter'', ''Film/TheMuppets'' and so on).
* EmmaStone is known for her red hair, but her natural color is actually blonde (not the bleached blond she has in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', though). Creator/JuddApatow actually required her to dye it red for ''Film/{{Superbad}}'' making this a rare combination with DyeingForYourArt.
* On a DisneyChannel alumni note:
** Blonde EmilyOsment recently [[http://twitter.com/#!/EmilyOsment/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Finstagr.am%2Fp%2FWp6fv%2F dyed her hair]] black for a short while, while brunette DemiLovato [[http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2011/11/demi-lovato-dyes-hair-red-what-do-you-think.html dyed her hair red]].
*** Demi has of 2013 dyed her hair [[http://www.disneydreaming.com/2013/05/09/demi-lovato-is-back-to-blonde-may-2013/ blonde]] or [[http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/bg/Blue+haired+Lovato+promotes+Mexico+8ltO1zVaJISl.jpg blue]].
** MileyCyrus has, of summer 2012 [[http://www.eonline.com/news/330342/miley-cyrus-goes-blond-mdash-do-you-like?cmpid=sn-000000-twitterfeed-365-Miley_Cyrus&dlvrit=283888 dyed her hair blonde]]. She has gotten comments from {{Twitter}} suggesting how she looks similar to her HannahMontana role without needing a wig.
*** Cyrus has even briefly in 2013 dyed her ''eyebrows'' [[https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/status/403418442201436160/photo/1 blonde]] to match her hair.
** AshleyTisdale had blonde hair as Sharpay Evans in the ''HighSchoolMusical'' series. With her first long layoff from the films in 2009, she's gone back to her natural dark auburn hair color. As of 2011 she's blond again.
*** She dyed it blonde for ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
** Another Disney example: Creator/BellaThorne is actually a natural blonde (see [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3388639488/nm2254074 here]], for example).
** HilaryDuff, a natural brunette, is known to dye her hair blonde, namely in ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. Since it's a dirty blond, she only had to have dyed lighter when she did ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy'', a couple years before LizzieMcGuire.
* Margarita Carmen Cansino went from brunette to redhead when her studio basically Anglicized her into being RitaHayworth. Oddly enough it was treated as being a big deal when soon-to-be-ex-husband Creator/OrsonWelles made her dye her hair blonde for ''TheLadyFromShanghai'', so maybe everyone had forgotten she wasn't a natural redhead either.
* Claudia Schiffer has become a household image as a golden-blonde Nordic, yet [[http://www.kmmod.com/cschiffer/swimsuit/original/ss79.JPG her natural]] [[http://actresswallpapers.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Claudia-Schiffer.jpg hair]] is a honey-like shade, between a dark-blond and a light-brown. She had also been dyed [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-31is8ud-tiU/Tb7X_Mg91aI/AAAAAAAADDg/GPmDFH46KJA/s1600/claudia_schiffer_gallery_66.jpg red]] for some time.
* Former [[Characters/WWEDivas WWE Diva Maryse]] was naturally a brunette before she bleached her hair blonde.
** Her real life boyfriend TheMiz is actually naturally a dark blond but dyes it brown.
* Ditto for fellow former WWE Divas Wrestling/TorrieWilson and Wrestling/JillianHall, though Jillian was more of a dark blonde.
* Wrestling/TrishStratus is naturally brunette but bleached her hair blonde when she became a model and that was what she was known for during her WWE career. Two years after she retired she went back to her natural brown colour.
* WWE Diva Paige is practically the poster girl for RavenHairIvorySkin. She is actually a natural blonde.
* AliciaFox is of course naturally brunette but has cycled through many different variations of blonde, brown and red in her time.
* WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler began his WWE career as Spirit Squad member Nicky (he was a brunet then). Since then, he bleached his hair blond (except for a few months in 2011 when he was a brunet).
* Creator/ZackRyder is red haired but bleaches most of it, making the rest appear light brown.
* Creator/EveTorres is a really dark brown naturally (the colour she had when she won the Diva Search) but has since been recognised for dark blonde and light brown hair.
* Velvet Sky and Angelina Love are actually natural blondes but both bleached their hair, Angelina to platinum blonde and Velvet to a two-toned style when they formed The Beautiful People. Velvet can actually be seen with platinum blonde hair on a pre-TNA appearance on WWE Heat. Their fellow tag team partner Madison Rayne is naturally blonde also and bleached her hair when she joined them before changing to brunette since late 2010. Madison then switched to redhead after her daughter was born.
* Creator/BrittanyMurphy was a natural brunette; however, she got most of her more famous roles after she dyed her hair blonde. (''Film/{{Clueless}}'' and ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' notwithstanding.)
* Science presenter on TheBBC, Dr Alice Roberts used to be notorious for dyeing her hair every possible shade of red or orange, but it seems that with her shows now involving a lot of filming in remote locations, it became too much of a hassle and she doesn't bother anymore.
* Music/LindsayLohan is a natural redhead, though she has dyed her hair numerous times, from brown to jet black, light blonde, platinum blonde, and finally back to red again. There was a humorous [[http://www.celebuzz.com/2010-05-26/the-lindsay-lohan-hair-terror-alert-scale-photos/ article titled "The Lindsay Lohan Hair Terror Alert Scale"]] that associated how much of a chance she would behave by what shade her hair is, similar to the United States Homeland Security's Terror Alert Scale.
* Christine [=McIntyre=] was a natural brunette before she started working with Film/TheThreeStooges, when she dyed her hair blonde.
* Irish singer Linda Martin, a natural blonde, dyed her hair red when she represented her country in the EurovisionSongContest. She has since become a brunette.
* Franka Potente (''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', ''Film/RunLolaRun'') is known for dyeing her hair often.
* Music/{{Rihanna}} is naturally brown-haired, yet she often has her hair dyed black or red. {{Downplayed}}, as she is her natural color on the ''Talk That Talk'' album cover, and other places.
* Pauley Perrette of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' fame constantly dyes her blond hair black to achieve her character Abby's trademark goth look.
* Lily Loveless is a natural brunette, but was bleached blonde for ''Film/{{Skins}}'' and [[TheFades has barely gone back since]].
* RoseMcGowan is naturally brunette but has alternated between that, blonde and redhead. She went through all three colours during her time on ''Series/{{Charmed}}''. The show hand waved the colour change saying a potion blew up on her and turned her hair that way.
* {{Eminem}}, for much of his early career.
* PearlJam's members are inconsistent on short and long hair. [[http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Mike+McCready/+images Mike McCready]] goes a step further changing the color as well.
* This is OlderThanPrint (and probably much older): Abd-ar-Rahman III, the first Caliph of Córdoba (reigned from 929 to 961) had blue eyes and blond hair and beard, which he dyed black "to look more Arab" (his mother had been a Frankish slave and his paternal family had Germanic and Iberian blood as well).
* EmilyBrowning is a natural brunette, but seems to dye her hair for different roles (save, it seems, ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents), and when done with the role, cuts and/or colours her hair again. For instance, in Film/SuckerPunch she had long, bleach blonde hair, but after that she was sporting a golden-brown pixie cut. She never seems to have the same hair colour twice.
* Sofia Vergara is a natural blonde but went dark at the requests of her casting directors - feeling it gave her a better SpicyLatina image.
* The band Japan all dyed their hair to start with, with singer DavidSylvian going for a blond look, which he continued to use for the rest of their career and some of his solo career. He did it so well that many didn't know he dyed his hair. He has since reverted to his natural brownish-red colour, though his hair appears to have thinned from years of dyeing it. Pictures of him with natural hair colour from the early Japan days appear in their late bassist Mick Karn's book Japan & Self Existence.
* Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova, the former members of [[Music/{{TATU}} t.A.T.u]], are usually recognized for having [[HairContrastDuo red hair and black hair]], respectively. Lena's natural hair color is strawberry blonde, while Yulia is a natural blonde.
* Both Music/BlueStahli and Music/{{Celldweller}} have become known for their bright red hair.
* Tommy Wiseau of ''Film/TheRoom'' fame has incredibly, unnaturally dark black hair that is remarked upon by Greg Sestero in ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'' to look as if he's dyed it with Sharpies. Sestero also discovered that his bathroom is covered in black stains, heavily implies Wiseau dyes the whole lot over and over instead of just the roots, and finds old photos of him with chestnut brown hair. Wiseau seems to think it makes him look vampiric.
* Actress Trestine Harper is a natural-born blonde, but had to dye her hair brown for her role as Farrah on ''Series/MyFamilyAndMe'' because the main character's best friend is supposed to be a brunette. You can still see her naturally blonde locks in her brown hair in her earlier appearances on the show.
* The black-haired Sergio Fantoni plays the ''very'' blonde Captain von Hecht in ''Film/HornetsNest''. His hair in the film is a very unnatural-looking shade of nearly white bleach-blonde.
* Alyson Hannigan's natural hair colour is a brownish auburn but she is often seen with red hair or else dark brown.
* Eva Green is actually a natural blonde but has favoured her hair black since she was fourteen.
* Kristen Stewart was born strawberry blonde but is best known with dark brown hair.
* Ivelisse Velez apparently wanted to be this while she was in WWE. Apparently her mother had tried to prevent her from dyeing her hair, because of her natural blonde colour. After getting released from WWE she finally dyed her hair brown.
* NoelFielding actually has brown hair (as seen in the first series of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' and other early works), but he's known much better for having black hair, which is part of his image as a PerkyGoth.

!!Fictional Examples

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* Misa Amane from ''Manga/DeathNote''. The DumbBlonde EvilDiva was shown to be a brunette and probably wears contacts as well.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [[spoiler: Ritsuko Akagi]] dyed her [[spoiler: [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple-ish hair]] blonde]], presumably to avoid resembling [[spoiler: her mother]].

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* Ramona Flowers from ScottPilgrim frequently changes her haircut and color. The [[ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld film]] just has her color change three times.
* Emma Frost from XMen dyes her (naturally brown) hair blonde.

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* Father Brainstorm of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' dyes his hair green.

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* In AdamSandler's ''MrDeeds'', Babe Bennett, [[spoiler: upon her HeelRealization and AnguishedDeclarationOfLove]], declares she's dyed her hair for so long she has no idea what her natural hair color is anymore.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'': Coraline herself. It's [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] for the duration of the film, but an old family photograph reveals that it is naturally chestnut-brown.

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* Mrs. Levy in ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'' has dyed her hair platinum-blonde for so long that even ''she'' forgot she was a natural brunette. (Mr. Levy didn't, though, oddly.)
* Commander Christine Vale in the ''StarTrekATimeTo'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTitan'' novels has dyed her hair multiple colours. There is no indication in the books as to what her original hair colour was.
* Myri Antilles, spy and Wraith agent from the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, takes this to [[UpToEleven a typically Corellian extreme]]. In her introductory scenes in the ''Legacy of the Force'' series, she casually mentions that she's dyed her hair seven times in the past week. Not because she's spying on anyone (although she's no stranger to that), just on a whim. In ''Mercy Kill'', she jokes that "nature hasn't touched my hair in ''years''".

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* Claudia Donovan in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' has a SkunkStripe which is a different colour every episode.
* A scene from ''MarriedWithChildren'' where Peggy and Kelly are bonding. Peggy tells the story of buying Kelly her first bottle of hair dye at the age of five. They're laughing nostalgically, when Kelly asks Peg her natural hair colour. "I don't know," Peg says. "What's yours?" And Kelly replies "I don't know."
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' The Janitor's girlfriend Lady is brunette but claims she is a natural redhead.
** Elliott also dyes her naturally dark blonde hair to a bleached blonde in season 3 and keeps it that way for the remainder of the series.
* Paige on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' (played by RoseMcGowan mentioned above). She was black-haired in season 4, redhead in season 5 [[note]]though this was an accident - a potion blew up on her and turned it red[[/note]], strawberry blonde in season 6 and brunette for the last two seasons.
** Phoebe additionally changed her hair colour a lot on the show. She starts off with light brown hair (though when herself as a child makes an appearance she has dark hair so presumably this is dyed too), dyes her hair blonde in season 3 and actually cycles through six different hair colours in the fourth season. She sticks with a dark brown colour for the rest of the series and alludes to dyeing her hair regularly in a season 7 episode.

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* Franchise/{{Barbie}} and her sisters all have naturally blonde hair, but her (currently) third youngest sister, Skipper, has her hair dyed black with purple highlights for several years now.

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* Miki Hoshii from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' games is depicted as a blond in around 90% of the official art and a majority of the fan-arts, but she is naturally brown-haired. It is a great plot point in her alternate route in the first game, but [[RetCon no mentions of this]] [[AlternateUniverse is made in the second game]].
* Youhei from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' has black hair but is bleached blond for most of the series. He doesn't stand out amongst the purple and green haired characters so most fans don't even know this until they see him as an adult.
* [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/396852_10151909972515398_944657840_n.jpg Kanji]] from ''Persona4'' is near indistinguishable without his bleached blond hair. His natural color is black.

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* Susan in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' dyes her blonde hair dark blue[[labelnote:*]]represented by black with blue highlights in color strips[[/labelnote]] to distance herself from [[spoiler:her father's mistress]]. Later, her hair turns that color permanently [[spoiler: due to her awakening]] at least partially because it has become part of her identity.

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* Francine Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is a natural brunette. [[note]](Or not -- [[PlotHole She's been shown as a child with blonde hair, so episodes have contradicted each other.]] But then, real children have their hair color change as they grow up.)[[/note]]
* The "Ponyville Confidential" episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' reveals that the Mayor of Ponyville dyes her hair grey. It's actually a vivid pink.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland,'' Lindsay is not a natural blonde. Judging from her eyebrows, we can assume her natural hair color is either black or dark brown.
* In ''MoralOrel'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Miss Sculptham and Nurse Bendy]] dyed their hair the other's natural color, [[spoiler:blonde and black]] respectively, although the two characters are not connected. The former because [[spoiler:she was obsessed with a rapist who disliked blondes]]. The latter was probably because [[spoiler:revealing that she had black hair makes her look like her son Joe]].
* In ''TheSimpsons'' Marge claims in one episode her hair isn't really [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]]. Though this is contradicted by several childhood flashbacks that show her with blue hair. Presumably she dyes it to cover up her greys - which Homer confirms in an episode where he gets in trouble for gossiping about their personal lives.
* In ''Series/MyFamilyAndMe'' Tegan Westbrook's hair is dyed hot pink, but she won't reveal her natural hair color to anyone.
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