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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 Music/AshleyTisdale and Creator/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''.

In anime, this crosses over into YouGottaHaveBlueHair territory.

!!RealLife Examples


[[folder: Actors, Actresses and Comedians]]
* Creator/ReeseWitherspoon is known for playing blonde characters, but she's actually a brunette.
* Creator/BilliePiper naturally brunette but is better known as a blonde.
* Creator/JeanHarlow dyed her hair plantium blonde, though she denied it, and was in fact naturally very fair just not as fair as she appeared onscreen. Eventually, her hair actually had to be cropped short due to peroxide damage, meaning in some films she's actually wearing a wig. Some stories say that bleached her pubic hair as well to maintain the illusion, but this is likely false.
* Creator/MarilynMonroe, who was naturally a brunette.
* Creator/LucilleBall was born with brown hair but most of her appearances have her as a redhead. This was lampshaded in one episode of ''Series/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.
** Further, in one of her earliest appearances on film (with Film/TheThreeStooges) she was a blonde!
* 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.
* 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.
* Creator/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.
* Creator/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.
* Creator/HelenSlater, normally dark-haired, dyed her hair for the film ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' and hasn't looked back since.
* 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 ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables''. After ''Mad Men'' wrapped she dyed her hair a light shade of blonde as part of an advertising campaign for a hair colouring brand; it was rather jarring (and it wasn't long before she was back to red).
* 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 ''Anime/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."
* Creator/BenedictCumberbatch generally has dark brown hair, or sometimes blonde hair, but he's really ginger.
* Creator/LucyLawless is a natural blond, but ''everyone'' thinks of her as the brown-haired [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]. Additionally, during the character's first appearances on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', her hair was dyed black.
** She did play the blond #3 on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.
* 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.
* Creator/MerylStreep is a natural (light) brunette, but outside of [[DyeingForYourArt certain film roles]] she has had blonde hair for over thirty years.
* 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 (''Film/{{Salt}}'' even has her going from blonde to black). She's apparently been doing it since the age of ''five''.
* Creator/KatieMcGrath of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', practically the poster girl for EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette is naturally dark blonde.
* Creator/CateBlanchett has forgotten what her actual hair color ''is''; she's usually seen with blonde, strawberry blonde or red hair.
* Creator/LaurenBacall was a natural brunette who dyed her hair red as a career move.
* While Creator/JenniferAniston is recognized for her honey blonde hair, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20180315231653/https://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/jennifer-aniston-is-jealous-of-kate-middletons-hair-2013136/ she actually has]] "naturally wavy, frizzy Greek hair." Look no further than [[http://cdn1.alloy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/chaz-jen.jpg this picture]] of her with Chaz Bono in their senior year of high school. She kept her natural dark brown hair earlier in her career prior to ''Series/{{Friends}}'', but since the show she's gone through most of the shades of blonde.
* Creator/LisaKudrow is also a natural brunette, but is known as a blonde.
* Creator/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 ''Series/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.
* Creator/AmyAdams is actually blonde but famously dyes her hair red (as seen in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/TheFighter'', ''Film/TheMuppets'' and so on).
* Creator/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.
* Blonde Creator/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 Music/DemiLovato [[http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2011/11/demi-lovato-dyes-hair-red-what-do-you-think.html dyed her hair red]].
* Ashley Tisdale had blonde hair as Sharpay Evans in the ''Film/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).
* Creator/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 Creator/LizzieMcGuire.
* Margarita Carmen Cansino went from brunette to redhead when her studio basically Anglicized her into being Creator/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 ''Film/TheLadyFromShanghai'', so maybe everyone had forgotten she wasn't a natural redhead either.
* 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.)
* 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.
* Science presenter on Creator/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.
* Creator/FrankaPotente (''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', ''Film/RunLolaRun'') is known for dyeing her hair often.
* Pauley Perrette of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' fame constantly dyes her blond hair black to achieve her character Abby's trademark goth look. Years of hair dye eventually had an adverse effect on her health, though, she eventually developed [[http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/ncis-star-hospitalized-severe-allergic-reaction-hair-dye-article-1.1876397 an allergic reaction to the chemicals in hair dye and her face swelled up considerably]].
* Lily Loveless is a natural brunette, but was bleached blonde for ''Film/{{Skins}}'' and [[TheFades has barely gone back since]].
* Creator/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.
* Creator/EmilyBrowning is a natural brunette, but seems to dye her hair for different roles (save, it seems, Film/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.
* 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.
* Creator/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.
* Creator/BrigitteBardot is known for being a blonde, but is a natural brunette.
* Creator/SophieTurner is naturally a baby blonde, but she dyed her hair red for her role on ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and has kept that hair colour in all of her other roles, including famous redhead ComicBook/JeanGrey in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.
* Creator/KeiraKnightley is naturally a chestnut brown but has been better known for either blonde or dark brown hair.
* Creator/DeborahAnnWoll is naturally a strawberry blonde. However, she began to dye it red during high school to, as she put it, no longer disappear into the background as she felt she did with her natural hair color. She retained this red hair color up through ''Series/TrueBlood'', where she played Jessica Hamby. She reverted back to her natural color prior to being cast as Karen Page in ''Series/Daredevil2015''.
* Creator/JennaColeman is naturally brown-haired, but in an interview with her ''Series/DoctorWho'' co-star Creator/MattSmith she confessed that she often dyes her hair a different shade of brown. In 2018, she revealed on Instagram that she had bleached or dyed her hair blonde for her role in the miniseries ''Series/TheCry'', the first time she has drastically changed her hair colour for a TV or film role.

[[folder: Athletes]]
* 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.
* UsefulNotes/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.

[[folder: Fashion]]
* 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).
* 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.

[[folder: Internet Celebrities]]
* WebVideo/MarzGurl dyes her hair blue, but tends to have some trouble keeping it that way.
* Creator/AllisonPregler is known for her red hair, but early videos show her with her natural blonde. She later started dying it dark brown.

[[folder: Musicians and Singers]]
* Music/GwenStefani. Natural brunette that dyes her hair blond.
* 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.
* Music/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.
* Music/AniDifranco. She has dyed her hair A LOT of colors during her lifetime. Green, purple, blonde, blue, black etc....
* 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
* Music/BritneySpears - her hair has been dyed many colors but she is famous for being a blonde.
* Music/ElvisPresley - was actually a blond. No, seriously. A family member even had to blacken his roots with mascara before his funeral.
* Music/{{Lights}} is naturally a dirty blonde. She dyes her hair darker, often to a jet-black color.
* Music/{{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...
* Deborah Harry, lead singer of the group Music/{{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}}''.
* {{Music/Madonna}} - she's naturally brunette, and sometimes lets her hair grow out naturally when she's tired of dying it.
* Music/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 Music/AmyWinehouse. She briefly went back to her natural brunette color in late 2014 however.
* Music/AshleeSimpson dyed her hair from its natural blond to a dark brunette, in order to distance herself from [[Music/JessicaSimpson her sister's]] image. She eventually let it return to blond, and has since dyed a deep red.
* Music/EmilieAutumn is known for having pinkish-red hair, although the exact shade tends to change with each dye; her hair is naturally blonde.
* Hayley Williams of Music/{{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 ''VideoGame/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, though it was eventually revealed that her natural hair is blonde. She returned back to being a blonde in 2017.
* Music/ToriAmos dyes her hair various shades of red (and very occasionally light brown), although she has worn wigs in the past.
* Music/{{Bjork}}'s natural hair color isn't actually black. It's dark brown.
* 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.
* Music/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.
* [[Music/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. Now his hair is orangey blonde.
* Music/KatyPerry is actually a blonde. She tried pretty much every hair color there is, but her default color is black, however in early 2017, she reverted back to being a blonde.
* 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.
* Music/{{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.
* Music/{{Beyonce}}'s natural hair is naturally very dark brown, however for most of her career her hair has been either blonde or light brown, whether through dyes, extensions, or wigs.
* [[Music/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. She explained in an interview that due to how often she had to bleach and dye it (red can be very hard to maintain), her hair got fried as a result and she had to wear wigs for some of ''Victorious'' and all of ''Sam and Cat.'' After ''Sam and Cat'' was cancelled, she has reverted back to her natural brown hair.
* ''Bernard Sumner,'' of Music/NewOrder and Music/JoyDivision, didn't start dyeing his hair until the mid 1980's 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.
* Music/DavidBowie was 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 [[Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth Thomas Jerome Newton]] and The Thin White Duke.
* Lux Interior of seminal punkabilly band Music/TheCramps was naturally blonde, but dyed his hair black for almost all of his adult life.
* Demi Lovato 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]].
** Music/MileyCyrus, in 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 got comments from Website/{{Twitter}} suggesting how she looks similar to her Series/HannahMontana role without needing a wig. Cyrus even briefly in 2013 dyed her ''eyebrows'' [[https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/status/403418442201436160/photo/1 blonde]] to match her hair.
* 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.
* Irish singer Linda Martin, a natural blonde, dyed her hair red when she represented her country in the Series/EurovisionSongContest. She has since become a brunette.
* Music/{{Eminem}}, for much of his early career.
* Music/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.
* The band Japan all dyed their hair to start with, with singer Music/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}}, 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.
* Music/MelanieMartinez is known for having half of hair dyed, usually pink.
* Music/NickiMinaj naturally has dark hair however she's most seen with colors like purple, though she uses her natural color a lot too.
* Josh Ramsay of Music/MarianasTrench is known for having a blue fringe.
* Music/BebeRexha is a natural brunette, but has since bleached her hair blonde. Compare the brunette haired Rexha in the video for "Me, Myself and I" with Music/GEazy to the blonde haired Rexha in the video for "No Broken Hearts" with Music/NickiMinaj.
* Sonia Tavares of The Gift is a natural brunette, but dyed her hair black during the breakthrough period of the band. During the mid 2010s, she dyed it red but has since reverted back to black.
* Red haired Shirley Manson of Music/{{Garbage}} cut her hair and bleached it blonde, sporting a faux hawk hairstyle during the ''Beautiful Garbage'' era, before reverting back to being a redhead. She has recently cut her hair to a shoulder length and dyed it [[RoseHairedSweetie pink]] during the ''Strange Little Birds'' era.
* Music/{{Shakira}} is a natural brunette, though her hair was shown to be a darker shade earlier in her career (specifically shown in her first ''four'' Spanish-language albums). It wasn't until her English-debut ''Laundry Service'' in 2001, where she sported her blonde hair, which she has nowadays.

[[folder: Pro Wrestlers]]
It seems that very few professional wrestlers use their natural hair color in the ring, with most people dying their hair either blond or black. 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.
* Dyed Blondes:
** Wrestling/{{Maryse}} (naturally dark brown)
** Wrestling/TorrieWilson (naturally dark brown)
** Wrestling/JillianHall (who actually is naturally blond, but bleaches her hair a platinum shade)
** 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. She became blonde again in 2016.
** Wrestling/KellyKelly, though she went with her natural brunette hair for a while after her retirement before returning to blond.
** Wrestling/DolphZiggler began his WWE career as Spirit Squad member Nicky (he was a brunette then). Since then, he bleached his hair blond (except for a few months in 2011 when he was a brunette). He's since stopped bleaching it, with the tips of his hair being blond and the rest brunette.
** Wrestling/DanaBrooke's platinum blond hair is obviously not natural.
** Wrestling/RicFlair is know for his bleach blond hair. He is (or was) a natural brunette. The same can be said for his daughter, Wrestling/{{Charlotte}} and son David.
** Wrestling/{{Sting}}, a natural brunette, dyed his hair blond from 1985-1995. He went back to his natural hair color in 1996 and has kept it ever since.
** Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}} (naturally black and she stopped dying her hair after her retirement).
** Wrestling/VelvetSky and Wrestling/AngelinaLove are actually natural blondes but both bleached their hair, Angelina to platinum blonde and Velvet to a two-toned style when they formed Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople.
** Wrestling/AshleyMassaro (naturally brunette)
** Wrestling/{{Carmella}} (naturally brunette)
** Wrestling/RosaMendes (who naturally has black hair) was briefly a dark blond during her television debut. She went a lighter shade of blonde in 2010, then black towards the end of the year. She briefly adopted a Creator/MarilynMonroe inspired look in 2014 before reverting to black again.
** Wrestling/SethRollins (naturally a brunette, but used to dye the hair on one side of his head blond)
** Wrestling/HulkHogan (who is a natural blond, but started bleaching it as he got older) He was asked to dye his hair red during his first run in WWF (since Hogan is an Irish surname), but declined because he was already balding at the time.
* Natural blondes:
** [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]] (dyed black, later went to his natural dark blond hair color from 2004 onward)
** Wrestling/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.
** Wrestling/{{Paige}} (dyed black)
** Wrestling/CMPunk (dyed black)
** Wrestling/ChristyHemme (dyed red in honor of her late mother)
** Wrestling/TheMiz (dyed brown)
** Wrestling/MadisonRayne is naturally blonde also and bleached her hair when she joined The Beautiful People before changing to brunette in late 2010. Madison then switched to redhead after her daughter was born in 2014.
** Wrestling/IvelisseVelez 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.
** Wrestling/KevinNash was a natural blond before he went gray (as seen from 1998-2002), but dyed his hair black in WWF as Diesel and during his brief return in 2011. He also dyed it brown at certain points.
** Wrestling/BeckyLynch is a natural dark blond, but dyes her hair various shades of red.
** Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart briefly dyed her hair red in 2008 because she felt there were too many blondes on the roster and wanted to stand out.
** [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]], a natural dark blond, dyed her hair brunette during her early career in order to look more like her sister, Brie. She has know gone to medium brown with blond highlights.
** Wrestling/SashaBanks (naturally dark blond but has dyed her hair various shades of red, purple and pink).
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker is a natural redhead (or at least it was before it went gray), but dyes his hair black most of the time.
* Wrestling/AliciaFox is of course naturally brunette but has cycled through many different variations of blonde, brown and red in her time.
* Wrestling/ZackRyder is red haired but bleaches most of it, making the rest appear light brown.
* Wrestling/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.
* Wrestling/MickieJames is a natural brunette, but dyed her hair either dark blond or light brown during her time in WWE. She went back to her natural hair color in 2010 and has kept it ever since.
* Wrestling/{{Melina}} would dye her hair all sorts of weird colors during her early career (most notably brown with blond highlights or burgundy) before going with her natural black hair after her HeelFaceTurn. She has dyed her hair blond as of 2016.
* Wrestling/EvaMarie has dyed red hair (''red'' red, not ginger red) despite being a natural brunette. This is a case of DyeingForYourArt, as she was told to dye her hair because she looked too much like the Wrestling/BellaTwins, though she was originally asked to go blond.
* Wrestling/RandySavage was naturally dark blond. His hair darkened to light brown when he got older and he started dying in black in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/MariaKanellis is a natural brunette, but is better known as a redhead. She was also blond for a brief period after her debut.
* Wrestling/{{Lita}} is also a natural brunette, but is known for various shades of red.

[[folder: Other]]
* 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).

!!Fictional Examples


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* 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:brown hair blonde]], presumably to avoid resembling [[spoiler:her mother]].
* Kirino from ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'''s iconic orange hair is dyed. Her natural hair color is a dark brown.
* Setsuna from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is albino but dyes her hair black and wears black contacts.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' :
** Shizuo dyes his hair from black to blond to differentiate himself from his brother.
** Kida's hair is dyed a light brown.
* ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'':
** Kenma has his naturally black hair dyed blond, though his roots apparently intentionally are left un-dyed.
** Keishin has his hair dyed blond however his sideburns are black.
* Tomoko from ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular'' is surprised to find her middle school friend has become fashionable since she began high school. Yuu dyed her hair a light brown, almost blonde, color.
* The protagonist of ''Inhabitants of the Threshold'' has his hair dyed green.
* Max from ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' dyes his hair to attract girls, however we're never told what color it naturally is. Fan-speculation is that he lightens his natural blond hair, due to him having [[OffModel abnormally dark blond hair]] in one of the seasons.
* A novelization written by Takeshi Shudo called ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'' states that Misty's sisters wear wigs in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. While this could explain [[HollywoodGenetics their different hair colors]], like most in the book it has no [[CanonDiscontinuity canon evidence]].
* Kaoru from ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' has purple hair, but started dying it blonde after getting married to Hajime.
* Fujiko Mine from ''Franchise/LupinIII'' regularly goes through various shades of blonde, brunette, and red hair, with ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'' cutting the knot and giving her a [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-drhdU4L4IZA/Ve04kgpK-JI/AAAAAAAASBA/B62nb6mzK7o/s1600/Lupin-IIIfujiko.jpg blonde-to-brunette-to-red blend effect.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'' has Rebecca Rossellini, who dyes her hair with a blonde-to-green blend effect but, as seen in a flashback, is a natural brunette.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' frequently changes her haircut and color. The [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld film]] just has her color change three times.
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost from ''ComicBook/XMen'' dyes her (naturally brown) hair blonde.
* ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} was originally blonde. She dyes her hair purple.
* Both ComicBook/BlackCanary are naturally black haired. The second originally wore a blonde wig to hide her hair but eventually grew it out and has been dyeing it for years. As of the ComicBook/New52 it has been retconned into being naturally blonde though.
* [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Jason Todd]] is traditionally a natural redhead but dyes it black. The ComicBook/New52 made it naturally black.
* In the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' cartoon YouGottaHaveBlueHair was in effect, despite the fact being glam rockers gave everyone a good excuse to dye their hair green or purple. [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms The comics]] makes it clear the characters dye their hair:
** Stormer and Pizzazz appear to have naturally black hair but dye them blue and green respectively.
** Clash apparently dyed her hair recently. It's unknown if only the blue part is dyed or if she isn't a natural redhead either.
** Blaze's hair is mostly red with some blonde in it.
* Peter Parker's clone, Ben Reilly from ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' dyes his hair blond to differentiate himself from Parker.

* Father Brainstorm of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' dyes his hair green.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': The idea that either Sam Manson or one of her parents dye their hair is popular {{Fanon}} since it handily would explain how a blond and a redhead have a child with raven hair without [[HeroicBastard non-standard parentage]] for Sam. Based on canon evidence, [[IdenticalGrandson namely how much Sam resembles her grandmother as a teen]], one of her parents is most likely though it doesn't entirely rule out Sam dying her hair (if she does dye her hair, blond is the more popular choice for her natural coloring given how much it clashes with her personality).

* In Creator/AdamSandler's ''Film/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 (similar to her brown hair in [[Literature/{{Coraline}} the books]]).
* Clementine in ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind''. Her hair is orange, red, blue, green, and other colours over the course of the film.
* [[ManChild Gary]] in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' is in his fourties but still keeps dying his blond hair black. At the very end of the movie he stops though.

* 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 ''Literature/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 ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', 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''".

* Claudia Donovan in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' has a SkunkStripe which is a different colour every episode.
* A scene from ''Series/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."
* ''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.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
** Paige (played by Creator/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.
** Prue had dyed her hair blonde in a season 2 episode showing a BadFuture.
* Mrs Slocombe of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' has a different, unnatural hair colour every episode. It can be strange to see Mollie Sugden in interviews with her normal brown (or grey) hair.
* Claire Underwood in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' actually is a brunette, but dyed it blonde some time prior to the start of the show. She reverts to her natural color for a couple episodes in Season 3 when she's reconciling with Frank after a falling out in Chapter 32.
* Lucy from ''Series/ILoveLucy'' is explicitly stated to have dyed her hair red.
* Felicity Smoak of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has admitted her distinctive blonde is dyed several times, and is seen with dark hair in a flashback to her college years.
* Dottie Underwood of ''Series/AgentCarter'' is blonde in the first season, but has changed her hair brown by the second.
* In the first series in ''Franchise/StarTrek'', James T. Kirk generally had brown hair, but in the later films, it turned black. In the Kelvin Timeline films, Kirk is blonde for the first two, but had visible dark roots, and it started turning darker in ''Beyond''. Chris Pine is a natural brunette, as is William Shatner, though Shatner ''did'' wear a toupee in his later film appearances.

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

* 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]].
* [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/396852_10151909972515398_944657840_n.jpg Kanji]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is near indistinguishable without his bleached blond hair. His natural color is black.
* Ryuji from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' dyes his hair blonde, and is a natural black as well. Supplementary material also states that Futaba dyed her hair orange.
* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'':
** Chloe's hair is dyed bright blue. Old photographs show it's naturally the same shade of blonde as her mother Joyce's. [[spoiler:In the Alternate Universe of Episode 4, she never dyed it, but dialogue and her screen name imply she wants to.]]
** Alyssa has her hair dyed purple. Her darker roots imply she also bleached it beforehand.

[[folder: VisualNovels]]
* 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.
* [[spoiler:Misha]] from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' dyes her hair [[spoiler:pink]]. She's naturally a brunette.
* In ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', [[spoiler:it's revealed Phi dyes her hair [[MysticalWhiteHair white]] because she's ashamed of her natural hair color, red. It turns out to be a pivotal point in determining her true identity.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* It's used somewhat as a trope in ''Webcomic/{{Lookism}}'' where the students of the Beauty department of the HighSchool are allowed to do this. The only male dyed his purple with blue tips, a woman one see has yellow with red tips.
* 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.
* Charlie and Tom from ''Webcomic/KhaosKomix'' are a blonde and raven respectively but dyed their hair green and red/orange [[spoiler:after being the victims of a transphobic attack in high school]]. When Charlie first sees the color Tom picks she's dismayed because they will clash, but Tom insists they'll be like Tic-Tacs.
* Shay from ''Webcomic/BetweenTheLines'' bleaches her hair. As an adult her hair is its natural black with pink bangs.
* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': Angels have naturally [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]] but have laws in place that make dye their hair the same color as their element (red for [[PlayingWithFire fire]], blue for [[MakingASplash water]], yellow for [[DishingOutDirt earth]] and green for [[BlowYouAway wind]]), the way it's applied is also different depending on gender, they all have bangs in front of their ears that are dyed while the rest is left it's natural white if male, if female most of her hair is dyed while the bangs are left white.[[note]] According to WordOfGod non-binary angels have their hair dyed completely with no white showing.[[/note]]
* In ''Webcomic/FriendshipIsMagic'', Rainbow Dash's natural hair color is blue, but she dyes it in a rainbow style to look cool.

[[folder: WebOriginal]]
* A flashback in the final episode of ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' reveals that [[spoiler:Raku's]] natural hair color is blue instead of [[spoiler:green]]. That is assuming the blue wasn't dyed as well.
* It's never stated in ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' that Skipper dyes her hair, however its implied due to her being the token raven of her family and due to Skipper dyeing her hair in the toyline.

* 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 [[spoiler:a vivid pink.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama,'' Lindsay is not a natural blonde. Judging from her eyebrows, we can assume her natural hair color is either black or dark brown.
* In ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/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.
* Robbie from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' naturally has medium brown hair but dyed it black in his teens.
* Nina in ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' has red long hair, but in the flashbacks is sees that she is a brunette.
* ComicBook/HarleyQuinn once said she wasn't a natural blonde in a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, however it could have been a joke. DC always writes her as naturally blonde.
* Ginger in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is the only character to have dyed hair, specifically it's dyed a bright red.
* Almost everyone in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' naturally has hair colors like blue and pink however multiple colors at once seems to be impossible. Pictures show Danse with less colors than she has currently.
* Possibly in the case of [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Lincoln Loud's]] {{Goth}} sister, Lucy, who has black hair while their parents and the rest of their sisters have either blonde or brown hair (Lincoln has white hair, which he apparently inherited from his maternal grandfather). It's never explained how Lucy has black hair (much like how it's never been explained why Lincoln has white hair), but it appears to be her natural hair color, which she may have inherited from her great-grandmother, Harriet (who, as shown in pictures, is the spitting image of Lucy).