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Short hair and two tails on either side of the head that are at least shoulder-length, used to characterize girls who are {{Tomboy}}s, [[TheLadette Ladettes]], {{Bifauxnen}}, or at least don't act in a "proper" girlish manner. Has similar effect as ShortHairWithTail, because short hair is boyish but the tails makes the hair just girly enough. Sometimes the sidetails are the only visual clue that the character is in fact a girl. Also known as "forelocks" or "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payot payot]]."

Compare TomboyishPonytail, BoyishShortHair, BraidsOfAction.

Contrast RegalRinglets, OjouRinglets, GirlishPigtails, PrimAndProperBun, and MotherlySidePlait.



[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Both [[AmbiguouslyBrown Kagura]] and her PE teacher, Minamo Kurosawa, have them. Though Minamo keeps hers neater, while Kagura's edge closer to being HotbloodedSideburns.
* Misaki Suzuhara from ''AngelicLayer'', at least in the manga where she is more overreactive and easily excited.
* Tamaki Kawazoe from ''Manga/BambooBlade'' who is a kendo prodigy.
* [[{{Bifauxnen}} Souseiseki]] from ''RozenMaiden'' is sometimes drawn with these.
* Lind from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' has one of these and is a Valkyrie, a member of the battle division of Heaven.
* Agnes from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', who is captain of Tristain's Royal Musketeers.
* Forte Stollen from ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' has one of these and has a very masculine personality.
* Rico from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' though her sidetails are on the short side.
* KungFuKid Rio Wesley from ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', though only in her normal form as her OlderAlterEgo invokes PowerMakesYourHairGrow.
* Hana, the BadassAdorable fighter of the Urashichiken in ''Manga/{{Gate 7}}''. However, this trope is used to give hir an androgynous look to emphasize hir NoBiologicalSex instead of emphasize a tomboyish attitude.
* An interesting variation occurs in ''Anime/SpiderRiders''. Akune wears earrings with ''long'' purple ribbons that are [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair the exact same shade as her tomboyishly short hair]]. Although not hair, they have visually the same effect, and her status as a BrainwashedAndCrazy DarkActionGirl definitely qualifies her as a tomboy.
* Deignated {{tomboy}} in ''Manga/KOn'', Ritsu, specifically engineered by her hairband to show off her ForeheadOfDoom and avoid the sort of BlindingBangs her hair might normally look like. At one point when she considers letting her hair grow long, Yui thinks she'd be enveloped [[http://www.mangareader.net/325-22577-5/k-on/chapter-34.html by two super-sized sidetails]].
* Slightly TomboyPrincess Elnavista Leopold in ''Manga/KyoumenNoSilhouette''. Also her IdenticalStranger Teshio, but in a subversion, ''[[DudeLooksLikeALady he's a guy.]]''.
* Lain Iwakura from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' has a single sidetail.
* Crona from ''Manga/SoulEater'' has a hairstyle sort of like this, although [[AmbiguousGender it's not clear whether Crona is a girl]].
* Ryuko Matoi of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' grows a pair of these when she activates Senketsu.
* The eponymous heroine of ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'' sports a pair.
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[{{Kuudere}} Kosame]] frames her hair with a set to accentuate her professional appearance as a covert operative.
* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kido]] had this style as a young girl, but as she got older grew it out into a TomboyishPonytail. She still keeps the side-tails (which are the only parts of her hair visible while she's got her hood up).
* Priss Asagiri in the ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' OVA series sports a pair.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' wears her hair like this in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''.
* Ramona Flowers' first of many hairstyles falls under this category in ''ComicBook/{{Scott Pilgrim}}''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': [[OriginalCharacter Kelly Wallis]] -[[ActionGirl a female soldier]] [[{{Tomboy}} who likes playing rugby and drinking]]- has them.

* The version of Wonder Woman in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''-based movies in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseOriginalAnimatedMovies line starting with ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' sports a pair along with a TomboyishPonytail.

[[folder: Light Novels]]
* Ozonne from the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels Novels]] is a tomboy and got these.

[[folder: Music]]
* Tionne "T-Boz" Watikins, of the girl group TLC, wears her hair like this, even to this day.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* Juno from ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', the commander of all the Nereid land forces.
* May from ''{{Pokemon}}''. A variant, as the rest of her hair appears to be tied up under her bandanna.
* Kasuga from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' goes to the logical extreme, with cropped hair at the back and waist-length tails. While still pretty feminine in personality, she is a {{ninja}}, so her job requires short hair (not that the tails are at all practical).
* Lakche from ''FireEmblemJugdral'', also very hotblooded.
* Savyna from ''BatenKaitos'' has this along with a ponytail, similar to Korra's example below. She's a bit more stoic than usual for this trope, but she still fits.
* Gena from ''GenerationOfChaos'', the Leader of the 8th Dravanian Knight Unit. is belligerent and headstrong.
* [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] sports these along with a ponytail for her Zero Suit appearances throughout the ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Prime]]'' trilogy and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', though you don't see it often due to her [[{{SamusIsAGirl}} staying in her armour]] most of the time.
* Karst from ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' wears her hair short, with sidetails around her ears and [[ShortHairWithTail a tail in the back]].
** Sheba also has sidetails to go with her infamous bowl cut.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'': Female Inklings have this style of... well it isn't exactly ''hair'', but their tentacles are definitely intended to mimic the look.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* From ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' we have Lilly's sister, Akira, who is a {{Bifauxnen}} {{Ladette}}. Pictured above.
* Mayumi Thyme from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', who is much more HotBlooded than most of the other girls.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Nimona in ''Webcomic/{{Nimona}}'' has sidetails and bangs, while the rest of her head is shaved.
* ''Webcomic/CriticalMiss''[='s=] TallDarkAndSnarky [[TheLadette Ladette]] GamerGirl has sidetails so thick a few people on Website/SomethingAwful thought she was a guy with sideburns or muttonchops (then again the whole point of her design is be awkward and un-girly so good job, I guess).
* Heather in ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' when she's not in uniform and under wig

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Korra from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has a variation. Although her hair is not short, she wears it pulled back in a TomboyishPonytail, leaving only her shorter bangs and two long sidetails to evoke this trope. This double whammy of tomboyish ExpositoryHairstyles is extremely appropriate given [[BloodKnight her]] [[GenkiGirl person]][[SpiritedCompetitor ality]]. She ends up cutting all of it off for BoyishShortHair while in the middle of her HeroicBSOD.
** Korra's not-particularly-ladylike cousin Eska has a slightly similar thing going on with her hair minus the ponytail; her [[HalfIdenticalTwins twin brother's]] the same, minus the hair ornaments.
* Hyena from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' is...[[DarkActionGirl less than ladylike.]] Notably, her twin brother wears a similar style.
* Pumyra from both the original ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' has this, though the original Pumyra is not a tomboy. The 2011 version however, is very much a tomboy, with hair ''very'' similar to Hyena's mentioned above as well as a TomboyishPonytail to go with it like Korra.
* Charmcaster from the original ''{{Ben 10}}'' series. She gets them back in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]''.
* Karai from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''.
* DracoInLeatherPants [[WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration Dark Heart]]. A male example.