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->Attention duelists! My hair is now an internet phenomenon!
->--'''Kemo''' (pictured), ''[[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]] [[{{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]] or 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.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' has one of the most extreme cases of Anime Hair the world has ever seen. In the abridged series particularly amazing hair grants the owners special powers.
** Kemo, as noted in the page quote.
* ''Manga/AstroBoy''
* ''Manga/DragonBall's'' Super Saiyan hair - all three levels of it (spikey, spikier, and [[PowerMakesYourHairGrow down-to-your-feet.]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', the TropeNamer for OdangoHair.
* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has Cure March with her fluffy pigtails and Cure Peace with her banana hair.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* [[TheAdventuresOfTintin 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.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Princess Leia in ''Franchise/StarWars''
* Seneca Crane's beard in ''Film/TheHungerGames.''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

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

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Rachel's hairdo in the early seasons of ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* ''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 "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.
* Both Spike and Angel's hair in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

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[[folder: Music ]]

* 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.
* Lorde's curly hair became memetic quickly after she became known for her song "Royals"
* [[Music/{{Queen}} Brian May.]]
* Music/AFlockOfSeagulls. Mike Score's hair is often considered the epitome of EightiesHair.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Cloud's ridiculously spikey hairdo in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. To a lesser extent, Sephiroth has what's probably the most iconic [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]] {{Bishonen}} look.
* Kaoru Tanamachi's slightly mussed hairstyle in ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'' has earned her the FanNickname of "[[AffairHair Sex Hair]]."
* Ramza Beoulve from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' is known for his ponytail and IdiotHair.
* Saber from FateStayNight has IdiotHair, which has mutated into things like a one-bladed helicopter rotor and a way to call her SuperpoweredEvilSide out.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': Groose's massive gravity-defying hair spike, leading to the FanNickname "The Legend of Groose: Skyward 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.
* ''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.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons: ''Marge Simpson's trademark hive

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* 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
* Betty Page's hair
* Music/JustinBieber
* Comedian 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
* 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.
* AdolfHitler's mustache ([[GrandfatherClause or]] Creator/CharlieChaplin's)
* ChuckNorris's beard.
* [[AncientAliens Giorgio Tsoukalos]]

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