Hair Tropes
Tiered hair, and a subtle example of Regal Ringlets.

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair, shinin', gleamin', steamin', flaxen, waxen. Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer, here baby, there mama, everywhere, daddy, daddy, hair…
Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair…

Hair is a good descriptor for a character's social class, time period, clique, outlook and even moral alignment. The following are some of the ways hair can provide nuance, as well as show character and plot turning points.


Scalp hair:

Facial hair:

Body hair:

Baldness and lack of hair:

Hair accessories

  • Combat Haircomb—ornamental comb or pin worn in a woman's hair that's also a weapon
  • Flower in Her Hair—girls wearing flowers in their hair symbolize femininity and youth
  • Hair Decorations—any decoration a character wears in her hair to make herself look younger and cuter
  • Important Hair Accessory—someone gets (or gets ride of) a hair accessory symbolizing Character Development