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->''"Attention duelists! My hair is now an internet phenomenon!"''
-->-- '''Kemo''', ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series]]''

Almost ''anything'' can become a [[MemeticMutation meme,]] whether it be an [[IconicOutfit outfit,]] a [[MemeticBadass badass,]] or a [[ImageMacro picture]] [[WebOriginal/LOLCats of an animal doing something funny.]] Hairstyles are by no means immune to [[BuffySpeak memification]]. Hair is a device creators often use to [[ShowDontTell convey information]] about a character to the audience. For example, a girl with [[GirlishPigtails pigtails]] and a girl with a [[DelinquentHair Mohawk]] are likely to be very different. In non-visual mediums, largely due to TheLawOfConservationOfDetail, it's seldom an arbitrary choice on the author's part to describe hair at all.

Sometimes somebody's hair is so stylish or unique that it becomes associated with that person or character. In fiction, weird hair can become so recognizable that to change it would be like losing part of his or her personality. In RealLife, a celebrity's trademark hair could even become a trend, even if was around long before they made it popular.

See HairTropes. Note that AnimeHair is especially likely to be subjected to this. EinsteinHair is a subtrope.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AstroBoy'': Astro's spiked hair is one of the most iconic haircuts in anime.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Super Saiyan hair - all three levels of it (spikey, spikier, and [[PowerMakesYourHairGrow down-to-your-feet.]]
** And of course there's Goku's omnidirectional spikes along with his Super Saiyan 1 hair. and Vegeta's VillainousWidowsPeak.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Sasuke's infamous "duck butt" hairstyle.
** Naruto's spikey blond hair is nearly as iconic as his orange jumpsuit. He had it even as a newborn. As an adult he cut it shorter but it's still spikey.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Usagi is the TropeNamer for OdangoHair.
* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has Cure March with her fluffy pigtails and Cure Peace with her banana hair.
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'':
** The series has some of the most extreme cases of AnimeHair the world has ever seen. In the abridged series particularly amazing hair grants the owners special powers.
** Kemo, as noted in the page quote.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Superman}} has his curl, which frequently gets poked fun at and parodied.
* Franchise/{{Tintin}}'s "duckbill" bangs. Lampshaded several times in the recent film adaption -- no matter how many times he tries to flatten them down, they bounce right back.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Seneca Crane's beard in ''Film/TheHungerGames''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Princess Leia's iconic cinnamon bun hair from ''Film/ANewHope''.

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Archchancellor Ridcully's uniquely-groomed beard with mustache.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Both Spike and Angel's hair in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Fourth Doctor's [[MessyHair tangled, bohemian]] [[SeventiesHair Seventies]] QuirkyCurls, in universe as well.
*** The reason the starfield title sequence animation was changed between the Fourth and Fifth Doctor (the Fourth Doctor appearing out of stars, the Fifth with a Venetian blind effect) was said by WordOfGod to be because the Fifth Doctor had a boring hairstyle compared to the Fourth Doctor, so the stars were less interesting to watch.
** The Sixth Doctor's yellow [[EightiesHair 80s]] [[QuirkyCurls perm]], mostly because it'd be almost as hideous as the rest of his legendarily atrocious outfit if it wasn't so flattering on him.
** The Eighth Doctor's [[LongHairedPrettyBoy glorious dark curls]] of [[GoodFeelsGood kindness]], which won Paul [=McGann=] the part and forced him into an uncomfortable, [[DullSurprise eyebrow-movement-restricting wig]] when he cut them all off before filming. The Creator/BigFinish audios give him an ImportantHaircut in which he slices his curls off, the [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange results]] of which are seen during the Eighth Doctor's death in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor "The Night of the Doctor"]].
** The Ninth Doctor's... lack of a silly hairstyle. Or hair, really. This is notable because the Doctor generally prefers longer hair, so a buzz-cut Doctor was a pretty large signal for where the series was going to go.
** The Tenth Doctor's {{Britpop}}-influenced, slightly vain-looking gelled quiff and distinctive sideburns.
* Rachel's hairdo in the early seasons of ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* Jon Snow's dark curls on ''Series/GameOfThrones'', so much so that actor Kit Harington's contract famously banned him from getting a haircut.
* ''Series/MyKitchenRules'': Contestant Ash's large, frizzy hair seems to be her most prominent feature. When she and Camilla showed up for an interview about their winning of the first People's Choice, even the interviewers got distracted by it.
* Sherlock's hair in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' stands out amongst most incarnations of ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes''. It's very identifiable looking.
* Bob Ross' perm on ''Series/TheJoyOfPainting''.

* Music/AFlockOfSeagulls. Mike Score's hair is often considered the epitome of EightiesHair.
* Music/JustinBieber's "Bieber hairstyle".
* Music/{{Lorde}}'s curly hair became memetic quickly after she became known for her song "Royals".
* Commander Hawkins of Music/TheProtomen and his beard.
** All of the Protomen and their beards really. Except lead-singer Panther, who can't grow one.
%%* [[Music/{{Queen}} Brian May.]]
* Music/{{Skrillex}} actually helped revive the sidecut.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's long curly hair and pencil moustache. For a while after he shaved & got a haircut, he wore wigs & a fake 'stache for public appearances just so he'd [[YouDontLookLikeYou look like himself]], but eventually abandoned them.
* Music/ZZTop is known for their long beards almost as much as their music.
* Music/MichaelJackson's jheri curl in the '80s.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Kaoru Tanamachi's slightly mussed hairstyle in ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'' has earned her the FanNickname of "[[AffairHair Sex Hair]]".
* Mondo Oowada's absurd frontal hair drill in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}''.
-->'''Mondo:''' Hey you, apologize now! Your joke has gone too far!!
-->'''Monokuma:''' Joke...? Wouldn't that be your hair?
** Likewise, Komaeda's fluffy hair in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' is frequently either lusted after or compared to microwaved soup.
* Wilson's "W" shaped hair in ''VideoGame/DontStarve''.
* Saber from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has IdiotHair, which has mutated into things like a one-bladed helicopter rotor and a way to call her SuperpoweredEvilSide out.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
** Cloud's ridiculously spikey hairdo.
** Sephiroth has what's probably the most iconic [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]] {{Bishonen}} look.
* Ramza Beoulve from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' is known for his ponytail and IdiotHair.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Sora's spikey AnimeHair even gets noted in-series by Tifa.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': Groose's massive gravity-defying hair spike, leading to the FanNickname "The Legend of Groose: Skyward Hair".
** Link's hairstyle changes designs and colors with [[LegacyCharacter each incarnation]] however the core standard rarely changes: his hair is usually kept short and he has bangs.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' introduce a new mechanic called [[SuperMode Mega Evolution]], allowing some previous generation Pokémon to temporarily evolve further. One Pokémon that can Mega Evolve is Ampharos, and when it does, it grows a full head of white flowing hair and a white flowing tail. Yes, Pokémon now has a {{Bishonen}} sheep. For comparison, here's [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thumb/4/47/181Ampharos.png/250px-181Ampharos.png normal Ampharos]], and here's [[http://media-cerulean.cursecdn.com/attachments/5/714/mega_ampharos.png Mega Ampharos]]. Naturally, that was the first thing people noticed when it was revealed, and has led to [[FanNickname nicknames]] like "Amphabulous" and tons of fan art.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduced Alolan Dugtrio, with three different hairstyles due to its three heads - it also became a meme as soon as it was revealed.
* Heihachi's twin spikes from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
* Natsume from ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'' has red hair with white streaks, which the fandom likes to compare to crabsticks.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Marge Simpson's trademark hive, and Bart's spiky hair for that matter.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Agent Kallus and his amazing sideburns.
** His [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange season 4 hair]] may also be becoming this, based solely on a brief appearance in the trailer.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Ask anyone about [[TwentiesBobHaircut 1920s bobs]], they'll immediately think of Creator/LouiseBrooks. It's also in the page image.
* Farrah Fawcett got the style she made popular named after her.
* Figure skater Dorothy Hamill.
* Albert Einstein: there's even a whole other [[EinsteinHair trope]] devoted to this.
* Creator/BettiePage's bangs.
* Comedian Creator/RussellBrand's untamed mop of hair.
* Creator/MrT's mohawk hairstyle, which he claims he copied from a African Malinka warrior he saw in a ''National Geographic''.
* Veronica Lake's [[PeekABangs over-the-eye look]] was named after her
* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's mustache ([[GrandfatherClause or]] Creator/CharlieChaplin's).
* Creator/ChuckNorris's beard.
* [[AncientAliens Giorgio Tsoukalos]], whose hair is the closest thing to a live-action YuGiOh character there is in real life.
* Creator/DonaldTrump's combover, anyone?
* The 2015 Canadian federal election involved a surprising number of jabs about hair, ranging from jokes about Stephen Harper's stylist to Tom Mulcair's beard, but the prize has to go to Justin Trudeau.