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[[caption-width-right:280:Tiered hair, and a subtle example of RegalRinglets.]]

->''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…''
-->-- ''[[Theatre/{{Hair}} Hair: the Musical]]''

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.
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+ HairColors
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!!Tropes
!!!Scalp hair:
* TwentiesBobHaircut: A 20s flapper bob
* SeventiesHair: 1970s style hair
* EightiesHair: 1980s style hair
* NinetiesHair: 1990s style hair
* AfroAsskicker: A badass with an afro
* AlienHair: Aliens have a very limited range of hair styles
* BarbarianLonghair: Barbarians don't do haircuts
** BraidsOfBarbarism: BarbarianLonghair braided
* BeehiveHairdo: Long hair piled on top of the head and cemented with plenty of hairspray
* BlindingBangs: A mop of hair that completely obscures the eyes
* BoyishShortHair: Short hair on a girl that indicates tomboyishness
* BraidsOfAction: ActionGirl with braided hair
* ByTheHair: Pulling someone by the hair
* CloseCallHaircut: A shot or cut so close to the head it cuts hair
* CompressedHair: A large amount of hair is easily compressed into a smaller shape
* DelinquentHair: Outrageous punk hair
* DodgyToupee: An obviously fake toupee
* DreadlockRasta: Dreadlocks that signify rebellion, independence, spirituality, or quirkiness
* DreadlockWarrior: A badass warrior with dreadlocks
* DyeOrDie: Dying hair for the purpose of disguise
* EarsAsHair: Anthropomorphic animals using their ears like hair
* EinsteinHair: A scientist with Einstein-like hair
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Hairstyle change signals a characterization change
* ExpressiveHair: Hair that is independently mobile and responsive to mood
* FakeHairDrama: Drama over wigs, weaves and such
* FlamingHair: Hair that is composed of flame
* FunnyAfro: Funny afros
* GagHaircut: Someone gets a bad haircut which is played for laughs, and their normal hair is restored by the next episode
* GirlishPigtails: Pigtails make young girls look even younger
* GodivaHair: Long hair drapes down a woman's chest and covers her breasts
* GoodHairEvilHair: How hair indicates moral alignment
* HairAntennae: Two strands of anime hair that stick up from the top of the head and curve forward like antennae
* HairContrastDuo: A duo whose contrasting hair colors signify their opposing world-views
* HairFlip: Someone flips their hair
* HairIntakes: Anime hair with little "hoods"
* HairReboot: Seemingly destroyed hair can be returned to it's proper shape and volume by merely shaking it
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: A bald character has thick hair in a flashback
* HairWings: Hair that doubles as wings
* HairstyleInertia: A character's hair remains the same throughout their life
* HairstyleMalfunction: A woman's wig is removed and she is revealed to be bald
* HammerspaceHair: A character pulls out something they were storing in their hair
* HelicopterHair: Hair that works as a propeller, lifting the character into the air
* HereditaryHairstyle: Family members with the same hairstyle
* HimeCut: A proper, upper-class Japanese girl with a traditional haircut
* HornedHairdo: Evil characters with hair reminiscent of horns
* IdiotHair: Single strand of hair sticks up
* ImportantHaircut: A haircut symbolizing CharacterDevelopment
* ImprobableHairstyle: Hair that shouldn't be possible, given the circumstances
* IntimateHaircut: Cutting someone's hair as a sign of mutual trust
* LettingHerHairDown: A woman who loosens up will also loosen her hair
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Strange events do strange things to your hair
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Pretty boy with longish hair
* LongHairIsFeminine: Long hair signifies femininity
* MagicHair: Hair that has magical powers
* MegaTwintails: A pair of pigtails that, combined, are at least the size of the girl's head
* MemeticHair: Hair that spawns memes
* MessyHair: Someone has messy hair
* MotherlySidePlait: Hair braided loosely and resting on the shoulder indicates motherhood
* MyHairCameOutGreen: Someone tries to dye their hair a naturally-occurring color, but the resulting hair color is something ridiculous
* NeverTrustAHairTonic: Hair tonic has unpleasant side effects and/or doesn't do what it's supposed to
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Touching their hair is their BerserkButton
* NonMammalianHair: Anthropomorphic non-mammals animals who have hair
* OdangoHair: Two small buns, reminiscent of animal ears
* OjouRinglets: Ringlets that mark an {{Ojou}} as such
* PeekABangs: Hair that covers one eye
* PlantHair: Foliage as hair
* PowerHair: Short, neat hair worn by women in power
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: Magical powers that cause hair growth
* PrehensileHair: Tentacle-like hair
* PrimAndProperBun: A bun worn by a woman who is neat, proper, organized and strict
* QuirkyCurls: Frizzy curls on an eccentric or high-energy person
* RapidHairGrowth: Hair growing faster than natural
* RapunzelHair: Impressively long hair
* RegalRinglets: Finglets as a sign of aristocracy
* RobotHair: Robots with hair (or something hair-like)
* SailorsPonytail: A medieval man with longish but tamed hair
* SamuraiPonytail: A samurai who wears his hair in a topknot or ponytail
* SciFiBobHaircut: Bobs of the haircut of the future
* ShakingHerHairLoose: A woman dramatically removes a hair-tie, -stick, or -clip
* ShonenHair: Big messy spiky hair denoting a hotblooded rebel
* ShortHairWithTail: a short hair style paired with a long ponytail
* SlipknotPonytail: Hair falls loose during fights
* SpikyHair: Hair spiked with gel
* StubbornHair: Hair that resits styling
* TomboyishPonytail: {{Tomboy}} who wears her hair in a ponytail
* TraumaticHaircut: Anguish by forced haircut
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Widow's peaks signify evilness
* WildHair: Long, unbrushed hair that signifies wildness

!!!Facial hair:
* BadassBeard: Badass with a beard
* BadassMustache: Badass with mustache
* BeardOfBarbarism: Barbarians don't shave
* BeardnessProtectionProgram: Growing (or shaving off) a beard for the purpose of disguise
* BeardOfSorrow: A guy who's too depressed to shave
* BeardOfEvil: Evil guy with facial hair
* DangerouslyCloseShave: Shaving someone with the threat of killing them
* GirlsWithMoustaches: Females with facial hair
* HotbloodedSideburns: Hotblooded characters with big sideburns
* MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico: Mexican men with impressive mustaches
* PermaShave: A guy who's always clean-shaven, even when he seemingly lacks a razor
* PermaStubble: Beard stubble is badass
* PornStache: Style of mustache commonly associated with porn
* SeadogBeard: Sailor with a rustic beard
* StrokeTheBeard: Stroking one's beard to appear wise or thoughtful
* ThereWillBeToiletPaper: Shaving cuts are always stanched with toilet paper
* TimePassageBeard: As a period of time passes, a man grows a beard to show it
* WeirdBeard: A beard that's… strange
* WizardBeard: {{WizardClassic}}s don't shave

!!!Body hair:
* TheBear: A burly, hairy, gay guy
* CarpetOfVirility: A man with a hairy chest
* PainfulBodyWaxing: Men getting waxed and crying out in pain is funny
* HairyGirl: A woman who doesn't shave

!!!Baldness and ''lack'' of hair:
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: A bald black man in a position of power
* BaldOfAwesome: Baldness is a sign of awesomeness
* BaldOfEvil: Baldness is a sign of evilness
* BaldWomen: A woman without hair, and usually all the stronger for it
* CharlieBrownBaldness: Illustrated character is ostensibly not bald, but has only two or three visible strands of hair on their head
* ChromeDomePsi: Bald and psychic
* FurryBaldness: Anthropomorphic animals with wisps of hair atop their head to make them look like a bald old man
* PrematurelyBald: A bald man much too young to be bald

!!!Hair accessories
* CombatHaircomb: Ornamental comb or pin worn in a woman's hair that's also a weapon
* FlowerInHerHair: Girls wearing flowers in their hair symbolize femininity and youth
* HairDecorations: Any decoration a character wears in her hair to make herself look younger and cuter
* ImportantHairAccessory: Someone gets (or gets ride of) a hair accessory symbolizing CharacterDevelopment
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