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Dye Hard

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Dennis Rodman: 14th in most NBA titles, 22nd in rebounds, but first in hair colors.

When a media personality has dyed hair so often, or for so long, it becomes an integral part of their whole characterization, to the point that it can be jarring to see them or their actor with their natural color.

Do not confuse with Dyeing for Your Art, which is when other physical characteristics are deliberately altered to fit the demands of the producers. Though it could overlap as some actors may prefer the new hair color such as Ashley Tisdale and Emma Stone who have long stayed with the color that they were required to change to.

Named as a pun on the film series Die Hard.

Real Life Examples

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    Actors, Actresses and Comedians 
  • Reese Witherspoon is known for playing blonde characters, but she's actually a brunette.
  • Billie Piper naturally brunette but is better known as a blonde.
  • Jean Harlow dyed her hair platinum blonde, though she denied it, and was in fact naturally very fair — just not as fair as she appeared onscreen. Eventually, her hair actually had to be cropped short due to peroxide damage, meaning in some films she's actually wearing a wig. Some stories say that bleached her pubic hair as well to maintain the illusion, but this is likely false.
  • Marilyn Monroe, who was naturally a brunette.
  • Lucille Ball was born with brown hair but most of her appearances have her as a redhead. This was lampshaded in one episode of I Love Lucy when Ricky cut her allowance and she couldn't afford both snacks and her trip to the beauty shop, complaining "I can either be a thin redhead or a fat brunette." When she was accused of being a Communist during the Red Scare (she was registered with the Communist Party, but it's widely believed that was only to please her grandfather, who was a Communist and had raised her), Desi Arnez publically stated, "The only thing red about her is her hair, and that's not even real!" Conversely, Vivian Vance ("Ethel") was a natural redhead.
    • Further, in one of her earliest appearances on film (with The Three Stooges) she was a blonde!
  • Olivia Wilde is a natural blonde, but typically has her hair dyed brown.
  • Gillian Anderson, although a natural blonde, became famous as a redhead and the image has stuck.
  • Vic Reeves of the Reeves and Mortimer comedy duo. Original color: Blond. Once had to stop dyeing his hair to convince people that his new son was his own.
  • Winona Ryder is naturally blonde (the colour in Edward Scissorhands is her natural one) but dyed her hair black/dark brown prior to her feature film debut in Lucas and is what she is known for.
  • Molly Ringwald, a famous redhead, dyed it that way after an agent advised her it was a good color to get her attention in the film industry. It worked.
  • Helen Slater, normally dark-haired, dyed her hair for the film Supergirl to play the titular character and hasn't looked back since.
  • Uma Thurman is actually a brunette, but has her hair bleached in most of her roles.
  • Dita Von Teese dyes her hair black, and she does it herself.
  • Similarly, redhead Cassandra Peterson dyes her hair black for her far more famous persona Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, when she doesn't use a wig instead.
  • James Marsters, who supposedly had issues after he stopped playing Spike and went back to his natural brown hair.
  • Mad Men's Christina Hendricks is a natural blonde but has been dyeing her hair red since she was 10. Apparently it's because she was a massive fan of Anne of Green Gables. After Mad Men wrapped she dyed her hair a light shade of blonde as part of an advertising campaign for a hair colouring brand; it was rather jarring (and it wasn't long before she was back to red).
  • Greg Ayres, a popular anime voice actor, has a habit of constantly dyeing his hair, to the point where there was a joke about it in the first (and only) American Anime Awards ceremony and con employees have had a betting pool about what color his hair would be on at least one occasion. He himself joked about it on the Chrono Crusade DVD Commentary: "Look, I finally have the same hair color as the character I'm playing! I knew if I kept my hair purple long enough, it would happen."
  • Benedict Cumberbatch generally has dark brown hair, or sometimes blonde hair, but he's really ginger.
  • Lucy Lawless is a natural blond, but everyone thinks of her as the brown-haired Xena. Additionally, during the character's first appearances on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, her hair was dyed black.
  • Speaking of Xena, Renee O'Connor, most well known for playing her partner Gabrielle, is also a blond, and dyed her hair red for the show.
  • Meryl Streep is a natural (light) brunette, but outside of certain film roles she has had blonde hair for over thirty years.
  • Angelina Jolie's hair is naturally a dark blonde. She occasionally reverts to it (Girl, Interrupted, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Life Or Something Like It) but jet black is the most common (Salt even has her going from blonde to black). She's apparently been doing it since the age of five.
  • Katie McGrath of Merlin, practically the poster girl for Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette is naturally dark blonde.
  • Cate Blanchett has forgotten what her actual hair color is; she's usually seen with blonde, strawberry blonde or red hair.
  • Lauren Bacall was a natural brunette who dyed her hair red as a career move.
  • While Jennifer Aniston is recognized for her honey blonde hair, she actually has "naturally wavy, frizzy Greek hair." Look no further than this picture of Aniston with Chaz Bono in their senior year of high school. She kept her natural dark brown hair earlier in her career prior to Friends, but since the show she's gone through most of the shades of blonde.
  • Lisa Kudrow is also a natural brunette, but is known as a blonde.
  • Nicole Kidman, another natural redhead, often dyes her hair for movie roles. She allegedly began dying her hair blonde after it turned prematurely white.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, best known for playing the blonde Buffy the Vampire Slayer, actually has brown hair and frequently played brunette characters during her early career. She also started off Buffy with slightly darker hair, and got progressively blonder with the seasons.
  • Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl is a real-life blonde but dyes her hair darker- nearly all the characters she's ever played are brunettes.
  • Kari Byron of MythBusters. Especially in earlier seasons, the dark brown (black?) can be seen through the red streaks.Later seasons have her dyeing her hair auburn with a strong reddish tone.
  • Amy Adams is actually blonde but famously dyes her hair red (as seen in Enchanted, The Fighter, The Muppets (2011) and so on).
  • Emma Stone is known for her red hair, but her natural color is actually blonde (not the bleached blond she has in The Amazing Spider-Man, though). Judd Apatow actually required her to dye it red for Superbad making this a rare combination with Dyeing for Your Art.
  • Blonde Emily Osment recently dyed her hair black for a short while, while brunette Demi Lovato dyed their hair red.
  • Ashley Tisdale had blonde hair as Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical series. With her first long layoff from the films in 2009, she's gone back to her natural dark auburn hair color. As of 2011 she's blond again. She dyed it blonde for The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
  • Another Disney example: Bella Thorne is actually a natural blonde (see here, for example).
  • Hilary Duff, a natural brunette, is known to dye her hair blonde, namely in Lizzie McGuire. Since it's a dirty blond, she only had to have dyed lighter when she did Casper Meets Wendy, a couple years before Lizzie McGuire.
  • Margarita Carmen Cansino went from brunette to redhead when her studio basically Anglicized her into being Rita Hayworth. Oddly enough it was treated as being a big deal when soon-to-be-ex-husband Orson Welles made her dye her hair blonde for The Lady from Shanghai, so maybe everyone had forgotten she wasn't a natural redhead either.
  • Brittany Murphy was a natural brunette; however, she got most of her more famous roles after she dyed her hair blonde. (Clueless and Girl, Interrupted notwithstanding.)
  • Lindsay Lohan is a natural redhead, though she has dyed her hair numerous times, from brown to jet black, light blonde, platinum blonde, and finally back to red again. There was a humorous article titled "The Lindsay Lohan Hair Terror Alert Scale" that associated how much of a chance she would behave by what shade her hair is, similar to the United States Homeland Security's Terror Alert Scale.
  • Christine McIntyre was a natural brunette before she started working with The Three Stooges, when she dyed her hair blonde.
  • Science presenter on The BBC, Dr Alice Roberts used to be notorious for dyeing her hair every possible shade of red or orange, but it seems that with her shows now involving a lot of filming in remote locations, it became too much of a hassle and she doesn't bother anymore.
  • Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity, Run Lola Run) is known for dyeing her hair often.
  • Pauley Perrette of NCIS fame constantly dyes her blond hair black to achieve her character Abby's trademark goth look. Years of hair dye eventually had an adverse effect on her health, though, she eventually developed an allergic reaction to the chemicals in hair dye and her face swelled up considerably.
  • Lily Loveless is a natural brunette, but was bleached blonde for Skins and has barely gone back since.
  • Rose McGowan is naturally brunette but has alternated between that, blonde and redhead. She went through all three colours during her time on Charmed. The show hand waved the colour change saying a potion blew up on her and turned her hair that way.
  • Sofía Vergara is a natural blonde but went dark at the requests of her casting directors - feeling it gave her a better Spicy Latina image.
  • Tommy Wiseau of The Room fame has incredibly, unnaturally dark black hair that is remarked upon by Greg Sestero in The Disaster Artist to look as if he's dyed it with Sharpies. Sestero also discovered that his bathroom is covered in black stains, heavily implies Wiseau dyes the whole lot over and over instead of just the roots, and finds old photos of him with chestnut brown hair. Wiseau seems to think it makes him look vampiric.
  • Actress Trestine Harper is a natural-born blonde, but had to dye her hair brown for her role as Farrah on My Family and Me because the main character's best friend is supposed to be a brunette. You can still see her naturally blonde locks in her brown hair in her earlier appearances on the show.
  • The black-haired Sergio Fantoni plays the very blonde Captain von Hecht in Hornets' Nest. His hair in the film is a very unnatural-looking shade of nearly white bleach-blonde.
  • Alyson Hannigan's natural hair colour is a brownish auburn but she is often seen with red hair or else dark brown. She was required to dye it red for Buffy the Vampire Slayer as she had the same colour as Sarah Michelle Gellar. She ended up keeping it for most of her career.
  • Eva Green is actually a natural blonde but has favoured her hair black since she was fourteen.
  • Kristen Stewart was born strawberry blonde but is best known with dark brown hair.
  • Noel Fielding actually has brown hair (as seen in the first series of The Mighty Boosh and other early works), but he's known much better for having black hair, which is part of his image as a Perky Goth.
  • Brigitte Bardot is known for being a blonde, but is a natural brunette.
  • Sophie Turner is naturally a baby blonde, but she dyed her hair red for her role on Game of Thrones and has kept that hair colour in all of her other roles, including famous redhead Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. In 2018 she reverted to her natural blonde, coinciding with Game of Thrones finishing.
  • Keira Knightley is naturally a chestnut brown but has been better known for either blonde or dark brown hair.
  • Deborah Ann Woll is naturally a strawberry blonde. However, she began to dye it red during high school to, as she put it, no longer disappear into the background as she felt she did with her natural hair color. She retained this red hair color up through True Blood, where she played Jessica Hamby. She reverted back to her natural color prior to being cast as Karen Page in Daredevil (2015).
  • Vincent D'Onofrio shaves his head whenever he's playing Wilson Fisk in Daredevil (2015).
  • Jenna Coleman is naturally brown-haired, but in an interview with her Doctor Who co-star Matt Smith she confessed that she often dyes her hair a different shade of brown. In 2018, she revealed on Instagram that she had bleached or dyed her hair blonde for her role in the miniseries The Cry, the first time she has drastically changed her hair colour for a TV or film role.
  • Deborah Kerr was a natural redhead, just much darker. An aunt of hers persuaded her to lighten it in order to make herself more noticeable. It worked!
  • Comedian Herman José is a natural brunet, but from late 2002 to early 2010, he bleached his hair to dirty blond.
  • Danneel Ackles is a natural brunette but has dyed her hair red for years and is mostly known as a redhead.
  • Kate Hudson is known as a blonde just like her mother, but revealed herself to be a natural brunette after shaving her hair into a buzzcut for her role as Kazu in Music (2021).
  • Katie Cassidy is a natural brunette like her father, but plays blondes in nearly her entire resume. It's kinda shocking the few times she shows up with brown hair (Harper's Island, the early seasons of Arrow).
  • Katherine McNamara is a brunette, but she's almost never seen with that color since she transitioned to adult roles. She mainly gravitates between a redhead and a blonde.
  • Richard Madden has prematurely-graying hair and a white streak, which he dyes dark brown for his roles, but when he was cast in The Eternals, he was encouraged to keep his silver streaks since it was fitting for his character.
  • Jimmy Stewart went bald fairly early and wore wigs while acting and making appearances. This helped him enjoy being out and about with his family, as he'd leave the wig at home and no one would recognize or bother him.

  • Dennis Rodman's creepy hairdo gets first place and some of them compose the image to the right. It even ported to his appearance in the video game NBA Hangtime, where the player can actually choose which hair color Rodman will play with. His brief appearance in WCW led to him getting his own figure, which was available with blue or orange hair.
  • Michael Jordan has to shave his head multiple times a week, seeing as his being bald is how the world knows him. Granted, he'd probably never grow it out anyway, but imagine him with even a bit of fuzz on top and think if he'd still be as marketable. An interview stated he shaved his head because he would get mobbed every time he would get a haircut at local barber shops.

  • Iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has bright orange-red hair, which she dyes to maintain its shade (she's 70 years old, and would probably be at least partially grey if it weren't for the dye).
  • Claudia Schiffer has become a household image as a golden-blonde Nordic, yet her natural hair is a honey-like shade, between a dark-blond and a light-brown. She had also been dyed red for some time.

    Internet Celebrities 
  • MarzGurl dyes her hair blue, but tends to have some trouble keeping it that way.
  • Allison Pregler is known for her red hair, but early videos show her with her natural blonde. She later started dying it dark brown.
  • Lindsay Jones of Achievement Hunter is known to the fans as a redhead, but they're naturally blonde and likes alternating between the two.
  • JAMIErightmeow's hair has been pink, blonde, a pink/yellow vertical split and red so far.
  • Ninja, known for being a video game streamer, always dyes his hair. Blue, red or sometimes both.

    Musicians and Singers 
  • Gwen Stefani. Natural brunette who dyes her hair blond.
  • Visual Kei. Impossible hair colors are the norm for most bands in the scene.
    • Two members of the band X Japan are particularly infamous for this. Most notably is late guitarist Hide, whose hair was always somewhere on the red-pink color spectrum (whether a streak of pink in blonde, variant red colors, or in his last years, short and bright pink). Drummer/pianist/bandleader Yoshiki started out with blond hair, occasionally went brown, and now tends to go for a deep chestnut reddish brown — but never, ever black (the only time it has even been close to that in his adult life has been at/immediately after Hide's funeral.)
    • Every single member of Dir en grey has dyed their hair in different colors, but vocalist Kyo is the worst offender among them. He has been known to cycle between black and bleached blonde hair, but has also went for a red/black two-tone, brown, red and bright orange. He even wore bright pink hair during the band's early days.
  • Dynamite Tommy, record producer and pioneer of visual kei, got his moniker from the flaming red hair he wore during his career as a musician. He later opted for a more-natural hair color in response to the overwhelming number of copycat acts that appeared after the second-wave visual kei bands became popular.
  • Ani Difranco. She has dyed her hair A LOT of colors during her lifetime. Green, purple, blonde, blue, black etc....
  • While Billie Joe Armstrong dyes his hair between blond and black regularly, he used to dye it many crazy colors in the mid-90s: red, blue, blonde with oddly placed dreadlocks, etc.
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Britney Spears - her hair has been dyed many colors (her natural color is brown) but she is famous for being a blonde.
  • Elvis Presley - was actually a blond. No, seriously. A family member even had to blacken his roots with mascara before his funeral.
  • Lights is naturally a dirty blonde. She dyes her hair darker, often to a jet-black color.
  • P!nk (singer Alecia Moore), who always has dyed hair, but doesn't stick to a specific color. It's been blonde, bleached blonde, pink, jet black...
  • Mandy Moore is a natural blonde, as seen on her first 3 albums and her appearance in The Princess Diaries, but has favored being a dark brunette since 2002.
  • Deborah Harry, lead singer of the group Blondie, and was well known for her blond hair, hence the name of the group. When she decided to do some project on her own, she dyed her hair red either out of respect for not connecting it to the band (as she said) or because of some contractual obligation (may have been more likely). But she didn't dye her hair red the way normally expected, it was Fire Engine Red, as in red paint! It's been a more natural red shortly after Blondie broke up, as well as auburn for her role in Videodrome.
  • Madonna - she's naturally brunette, and sometimes lets her hair grow out naturally when she's tired of dyeing it.
  • Lady Gaga, like Madonna, is also a natural brunette. Her hair is usually a random shade of blonde. She said the dye started because people confused her for Amy Winehouse. She briefly went back to her natural brunette color in late 2014 however and dyed her hair pink in 2020 for her album Chromatica.
  • Ashlee Simpson dyed her hair from its natural blonde to a dark brunette, in order to distance herself from her sister's image. She eventually let it return to blonde, and has since dyed a deep red.
    • Contrastingly, Jessica Simpson herself, while known as a blonde, is a natural brunette.
  • Emilie Autumn is known for having pinkish-red hair, although the exact shade tends to change with each dye; her hair is naturally blonde.
  • Hayley Williams of Paramore has red hair that she usually dyes varying shades, from blond to orange to bright red, all the way down to crimson (as seen in the "Decode" video). Cool tones also make frequent appearances, such as blue, green and silvery-white. One of the Rock Band 2's loading screens for Paramore songs revealed that Hayley herself has forgotten what was the natural color of her hair from dyeing it so much, though it was eventually revealed that her natural hair is blonde. She returned back to being a blonde in 2017. She became so known for this trope that she went on to co-found a hair dye company, Good Dye Young, with her hair stylist Brian O'Connor.
  • Tori Amos dyes her hair various shades of red (and very occasionally light brown), although she has worn wigs in the past.
  • Björk's natural hair color isn't actually black. It's dark brown, as evident in her career as part of the Sugarcubes and Debut. During the latter part of the Post period, she dyed her hair auburn and briefly bleached it blonde.
  • Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan early in the band's career had hair ranging from brown to orange to blue to indigo. He's stopped doing this.
  • Elton John, prior to his hair weave operation in 1992, was known for dyeing his hair in different colors, preferably a bright orange. He has said that his premature baldness had partly to do with having an accident with the dye.
  • Lana Del Rey is naturally a blonde, and was blonde during her early years as Lana Del Ray. With the debut of Born to Die, she had strawberry blonde hair, before gradually dyeing it darker over time. Since 2014 it's either been black or a very dark shade of brown, though as of 2020, she's let her hair go back to its original blonde shade.
  • Marina Diamandis deliberately bleached her hair from dark brown to blonde for the purpose of portraying her concept character for the album Electra Heart. However, this damaged her hair so much that she resorted to wearing a blonde wig instead, with hair ribbons to hide the wig-line. When she released FROOT, she'd dyed her hair back to dark brown.
  • Tarja Turunen and Tuomas Holopainen are both natural blondes, hard as it is to visualize. As is Anette Olzon.
  • Gerard Way's (often never washed) black hair, except for his period of dyeing for his art by going platinum blond in order to "method act" as The Patient for The Black Parade. As of album number four, he's a bright redhead. He went orangey blonde after the band disbanded but has since reverted back to being a brunet, which occured just prior to the reformation of his band.
  • Katy Perry is actually a blonde. She tried pretty much every hair color there is, but her default color is black, however in early 2017, she reverted back to being a blonde.
  • Farin Urlaub, one third of the German punk band Die Ärzte, dyes his hair blond because "it was fashionable in the 80s." Also had a crimson phase during the 90s. Their drummer Bela B. dyes his hair black, but it's naturally ash blonde.
  • Richard Kruspe of Rammstein is a natural brunet, but now keeps dyeing it black. Flake Lorenz of the same band has been well known for dyeing his hair a variety of colors over the years, but has gone back to his natural brown.
  • Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke's hair color and style has changed so often that some fans use his hair to date photos. He bleached it in the early days of Radiohead, but stopped during the OK Computer era. He's naturally a dark ginger.
  • Florence Welch's hair has noticeably changed from brown in "Kiss with a Fist" video to fiery red.
  • Beyoncé's natural hair is naturally very dark brown, however for most of her career her hair has been either blonde or light brown, whether through dyes, extensions, or wigs. She's only ever gone back to brown for film roles in Obsessed and Dreamgirls.
  • Trent Reznor has been dyeing his hair black for the length of his musical career (though there was a very brief period before With_Teeth came out that he did not): It's naturally a reddish brown.
  • Bernard Sumner, of New Order and Joy Division, didn't start dyeing his hair until the mid 1980's or so. Nowadays, it's a blond-ish grey-ish colour, but in the very early days of New Order as well as in Joy Division, he had dark hair.
  • David Bowie was naturally a dark blond, but as part of establishing a distinctive look for his Ziggy Stardust character in 1972 he dyed his hair very red. Though he dropped that persona in 1973, he kept his hair predominantly red through 1976 and characters such as Thomas Jerome Newton and The Thin White Duke.
  • Lux Interior of seminal punkabilly band The Cramps was naturally blond, but dyed his hair black for almost all of his adult life.
  • Demi Lovato has of 2013 dyed their hair blonde or blue.
  • Miley Cyrus, in summer 2012 dyed her hair blonde. She got comments from Twitter suggesting how she looks similar to her Hannah Montana role without needing a wig. Cyrus even briefly in 2013 dyed her eyebrows blonde to match her hair.
  • Rihanna is naturally brown-haired, yet she often has her hair dyed black or red. Downplayed, as she is her natural color on the Talk That Talk album cover, and other places.
  • Irish singer Linda Martin, a natural blonde, dyed her hair red when she represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest. She has since become a brunette.
  • Eminem's first single, "Just Don't Give a Fuck", didn't get played on MTV because Em's image as Slim Shady - a fleshy, sneering, dark-haired trailer-park dudebro, shot in black and white so it was harder to determine his skin color - wasn't working. After spontaneously bleaching his hair while high on ecstasy (which he would have got rid of if not for Dre persuading him to keep it), he changed to a new image based on being a smiling, adorable all-American boy with a heart of pure evil, which was extraordinarily successful and created a fad for young men cropping and bleaching their hair. Eminem's blondness became his signature, referenced repeatedly throughout his work - "who would have thought, standing in this mirror, bleachin' my hair/ with some peroxide, reachin' for a tshirt to wear/ that I would catapult to the forefront of rap like this?" - until he returned to his natural color for 8 Mile, by which time seeing him with dark hair was enough of a shock that it's made into a significant moment at the end of the movie. He maintained the blond hair up until after his drug overdose in 2008, going back to his natural color to signal a break with his addiction, as well as generally increased maturity - in interviews in the early 2010s, he expressed confusion he maintained the bleached look for as long as he did, saying that being 35 and having bleached hair seemed pathetic. This also let him, in his comeback album Relapse, experiment with a different incarnation of Slim Shady with a different personality (and accent) to the blond one. He went blond again in 2013 for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 as Revisiting the Roots, kept it throughout 2016, then reverted again to his natural color for an attempt at a serious, conscious pop album in 2017. (And grew a beard.)
  • Pearl Jam's members are inconsistent on short and long hair. Mike McCready goes a step further changing the color as well.
  • The band Japan all dyed their hair to start with, with singer David Sylvian going for a blond look, which he continued to use for the rest of their career and some of his solo career. He did it so well that many didn't know he dyed his hair. He has since reverted to his natural brownish-red colour, though his hair appears to have thinned from years of dyeing it. Pictures of him with natural hair colour from the early Japan days appear in their late bassist Mick Karn's book Japan & Self Existence.
  • Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova, the former members of t.A.T.u., are usually recognized for having red hair and black hair, respectively. Lena's natural hair color is strawberry blonde, while Yulia is a natural blonde.
  • Both Blue Stahli and Celldweller have become known for their bright red hair.
  • Melanie Martinez is known for having half of hair dyed, usually pink.
  • Nicki Minaj naturally has dark hair however she's most seen with colors like purple, though she uses her natural color a lot too.
  • Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench is known for having a blue fringe.
  • Bebe Rexha is a natural brunette, but has since bleached her hair blonde. Compare the brunette haired Rexha in the video for "Me, Myself and I" with G-Eazy to the blonde haired Rexha in the video for "No Broken Hearts" with Nicki Minaj.
  • Sonia Tavares of The Gift is a natural brunette, but dyed her hair black during the breakthrough period of the band. During the mid 2010s, she dyed it red but has since reverted back to black.
  • Red-haired Shirley Manson of Garbage cut her hair and bleached it blonde, sporting a faux hawk hairstyle during the Beautiful Garbage era, before reverting back to being a redhead. She has recently cut her hair to a shoulder length and dyed it pink during the Strange Little Birds era.
  • Shakira is a natural brunette, though her hair was shown to be a darker shade earlier in her career (specifically shown in her first four Spanish-language albums). It wasn't until her English-debut Laundry Service in 2001, where she sported her blonde hair, which she has nowadays.
  • Hayley Kiyoko is a natural brunette but dyed her hair light brown with blonde highlights in the early 2010s (most notably seen in Wizards of Waverly Place and Lemonade Mouth) before bleaching it blonde, which she has since then.
  • Nick Cave has been dyeing his hair since he was sixteen. He has promised to keep it up until he dies.
  • Longtime Christian music recording artist (and one-time Roundhouse cast member) Crystal Lewis. Her appearance in the 1985 musical "Hi-Tops" shows her hair appearing to be a dirty blonde; then switched to a redhead when she began recording (and during her "Roundhouse" tenure). She switched to brunette for the album that proved to be her breakout hit, 1996's "Beauty for Ashes" before going blonde for her next few albums immediately following (and after a couple of albums where she went back to brunette, her most recent projects have had her go back to being a blonde.
  • Billie Eilish is a natural brunette but has dyed her hair a dark green-black mix. In her early years, she dyed it to a silver-white mix.
  • Ozzy Osbourne is best known for his dark brown hair with auburn highlights, but during The '80s, he went for a dirty blond mane.
    • His wife Sharon is a natural brunette, but is more associated as a redhead (though she went for a strawberry blonde look in late 2005-06) and in 2020, stopped dyeing her hair for a more natural grey look.
    • His daughter Kelly is a natural brunette, but usually dyes her hair in either pink, blonde, black, silver or most recently, purple.
  • Hollywood Undead’s Danny Murillo is a natural brunette, but has dyed his hair blonde twice. Since 2017, he has kept it that way. At one point in 2019, his hair was dyed pink. And as of this writing, Danny has dyed his hair pink again.
  • Dua Lipa, who is a natural brunette, has since dyed her hair to a two-toned blonde-brown mix.
  • Pretty much every K-Pop idol has dyed their hair countless times. Notable mention to Rosé of BLACKPINK, who has dyed her hair so often fans have flamed her about whether it’s healthy or not.
  • Grimes, who has had so many different hair colors and styles over the years that you could see two different pictures of her and not be able to tell that it's the same person. Her natural hair color is a mousy brown, and she admits that she dyes it frequently because she finds her natural color "boring."

    Pro Wrestlers 
It seems that very few professional wrestlers use their natural hair color in the ring, with most people dyeing their hair either blond or black. It's a bit of a joke that all the blondes in wrestling are bottled and all the real blondes dye their hair something else.
  • Dyed Blond(e)s:
    • Maryse (naturally dark brown)
    • Torrie Wilson (naturally dark brown)
    • Jillian Hall (who actually is naturally blond, but bleaches her hair a platinum shade)
    • Trish Stratus is naturally brunette but bleached her hair blonde when she became a model and that was what she was known for during her WWE career. Two years after she retired she went back to her natural brown colour. She became blonde again in 2016.
    • Kelly Kelly, though she went with her natural brunette hair for a while after her retirement before returning to blonde.
    • Dolph Ziggler began his WWE career as Spirit Squad member Nicky (he was a brunet then). Since then, he bleached his hair blond (except for a few months in 2011 when he was a brunet). He's since stopped bleaching it, with the tips of his hair being blond and the rest brunet. As of 2017 he let his natural hair grow out.
    • Dana Brooke's platinum blond hair is obviously not natural.
    • Ric Flair is known for his bleach blond hair. He is (or was) a natural brunette. The same can be said for his daughter Charlotte and son David.
    • Sting, a natural brunet, dyed his hair blond from 1985-1995. He went back to his natural hair color in 1996 and has kept it ever since.
    • Kaitlyn (naturally black and she stopped dyeing her hair after her retirement). She switched to a darker brown shortly before she left WWE.
    • Velvet Sky and Angelina Love are actually natural blondes but both bleached their hair, Angelina to platinum blonde and Velvet to a two-toned style when they formed The Beautiful People.
    • Ashley Massaro (naturally brunette)
    • Carmella (naturally brunette)
    • Rosa Mendes (who naturally has black hair) was briefly a dark blond during her television debut. She went a lighter shade of blonde in 2010, then black towards the end of the year. She briefly adopted a Marilyn Monroe inspired look in 2014 before reverting to black again.
    • Seth Rollins (naturally a brunet, but used to dye the hair on one side of his head blond)
    • Hulk Hogan (who is a natural blond, but started bleaching it as he got older). He was asked to dye his hair red during his first run in WWF (since Hogan is an Irish surname), but declined because he was already balding at the time. He actually did end up frying off most of his remaining hair during a dye job gone wrong (Hogan's ex-wife Linda used to dye his hair, after their split, he tried to do it himself and messed up) and now wears extensions in public to maintain his trademark look.
  • Natural blond(e)s:
    • JBL (dyed black, later went to his natural dark blond hair color from 2004 onward)
    • Jeff Hardy is pretty much the personification of this Trope, with his wacky hair coloring leading to his oft-used nickname: The Rainbow-Haired Warrior. He's been seen with his natural blond hair a few times on WWE TV.
    • Paige (dyed black)
    • CM Punk (dyed black)
    • Christy Hemme (dyed red in honor of her late mother)
    • The Miz (dyed brown)
    • Madison Rayne is naturally blonde also and bleached her hair when she joined The Beautiful People before changing to brunette in late 2010. Madison then switched to redhead after her daughter was born in 2014.
    • Ivelisse Vélez apparently wanted to be this while she was in WWE. Apparently her mother had tried to prevent her from dyeing her hair, because of her natural blonde colour. After getting released from WWE she finally dyed her hair brown. In 2016 she went redhead.
    • Kevin Nash was a natural blond before he went gray (as seen from 1998-2002), but dyed his hair black in WWF as Diesel and during his brief return in 2011. He also dyed it brown at certain points.
    • Becky Lynch is a natural dark blond, but dyes her hair various shades of red.
    • Natalya Neidhart briefly dyed her hair red in 2008 because she felt there were too many blondes on the roster and wanted to stand out.
    • Nikki Bella, a natural dark blond, dyed her hair brunette during her early career in order to look more like her sister, Brie. She later went to medium brown with blond highlights.
    • Sasha Banks (naturally dark blond but has dyed her hair various shades of red, purple and pink).
  • The Undertaker is a natural redhead (or at least it was before it went gray), but dyes his hair black most of the time.
  • Alicia Fox is of course naturally brunette but has cycled through many different variations of blonde, brown and red in her time.
  • Matt Cardona is red-haired, but during his WWE run as Zack Ryder bleached most of it, making the rest appear light brown. Since going to the indies, the NWA, and most recently Impact, he dyes it dark brown.
  • Eve Torres is a really dark brown naturally (the colour she had when she won the Diva Search) but has since been recognised for dark blonde and light brown hair.
  • Mickie James is a natural brunette, but dyed her hair either dark blond or light brown during her time in WWE. She went back to her natural hair color in 2010 and has kept it ever since.
  • Melina would dye her hair all sorts of weird colors during her early career (most notably brown with blond highlights or burgundy) before going with her natural black hair after her Heel–Face Turn. She has dyed her hair blond as of 2016.
  • Randy Savage was naturally dark blond. His hair darkened to light brown when he got older and he started dying in black in the 1990s.
  • Maria Kanellis is a natural brunette, but is better known as a redhead. She was also blond for a brief period after her debut.
  • Lita is also a natural brunette, but is known for various shades of red.
  • Aliyah has alternated between varying shades of brown and even went black briefly before she debuted on TV. She's naturally a dark brown. In 2017 she added some blonde.
  • Eric Bischoff had been dyeing his hair black for many years because his hair turned gray at a young age. He reverted to his natural color in 1999, re-dyed it in 2002 at Vince McMahon's request, then went back to gray and stayed that way.

  • This is Older Than Print (and probably much older): Abd-ar-Rahman III, the first Caliph of Córdoba (reigned from 929 to 961) had blue eyes and blond hair and beard, which he dyed black "to look more Arab" (his mother had been a Frankish slave and his paternal family had Germanic and Iberian blood as well).

Fictional Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Max from Bakuten Shoot Beyblade dyes his hair to attract girls, however we're never told what color it naturally is. Fan-speculation is that he lightens his natural blond hair, due to him having abnormally dark blond hair in one of the seasons.
  • Misa Amane from Death Note. The Dumb Blonde Evil Diva is shown to be a brunette and probably wears contacts as well.
  • Durarara!! :
    • Shizuo dyes his hair from black to blond to differentiate himself from his brother.
    • Kida's hair is dyed a light brown.
  • Great Teacher Onizuka: Onizuka is always seen with blonde Delinquent Hair (though it's toned down in adulthood), but a scene in GTO: The Early Years establishes that he bleaches it that way.
  • Haikyuu!!:
    • Kenma has his naturally black hair dyed blond, though his roots apparently intentionally are left un-dyed.
    • Keishin has his hair dyed blond however his sideburns are black.
  • Kaoru from I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying has purple hair, but started dying it blonde after getting married to Hajime. This is briefly explained in the manga: she once flipped her hair over her face to imitate Sadako, and Hajime was surprisingly overcome with moe, to Kaoru's distress. So she dyed her hair just because Hajime's "Sadako moe" thing freaked her out so bad.
  • The protagonist of Inhabitants of the Threshold has his hair dyed green.
  • Tsubasa from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War starts dyeing his hair brown over summer break because his girlfriend likes guys who look assertive. Promotional artwork released post-series reveals that he eventually goes back to his natural black hair as an adult.
  • Lupin III:
  • Setsuna from Negima! Magister Negi Magi is albino but dyes her hair black and wears black contacts.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ritsuko Akagi dyed her brown hair blonde, presumably to avoid resembling her mother.
  • Tomoko from No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! is surprised to find her middle school friend has become fashionable since she began high school. Yuu dyed her hair a light brown, almost blonde, color.
  • Kirino from Oreimo's iconic orange hair is dyed. Her natural hair color is a dark brown.
  • Eijiro Kirishima of My Hero Academia dyes his hair bold red. His natural hair color is black.

    Comic Books 
  • Both Black Canary are naturally black haired. The second originally wore a blonde wig to hide her hair but eventually grew it out and has been dyeing it for years. At the start of the New 52 it had been retconned into being naturally blonde, but that was subsequently retconned as it was later shown that she bleached her hair blonde.
  • Batman: The second Pre-Crisis Robin, Jason Todd, is was a natural redhead who dyes it black, Post-Crisis writers couldn't seem to make up their minds about whether he was a natural brunette or redhead. The New 52 made it naturally black.
  • Jem: Unusual hair colors are common, despite the fact being glam rockers gave everyone a good excuse to dye their hair green or purple. The comics makes it clear the characters dye their hair:
    • Stormer and Pizzazz appear to have naturally black hair but dye them blue and green respectively.
    • Clash apparently dyed her hair recently. It's unknown if only the blue part is dyed or if she isn't a natural redhead either.
    • Blaze's hair is mostly red with some blonde in it.
  • Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim frequently changes her haircut and color. The film just has her color change three times.
  • Peter Parker's clone, Ben Reilly from Spider-Man dyes his hair blond to differentiate himself from Parker.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman (1942): Dean Strikt is shown with her natural white/grey hair only once, having it dyed brown in all of her other appearances.
    • Wonder Woman (1987): The Amazon Oenone originally bleached her hair orange, but in later appearances while wearing a head covering that covers most of her hair the fringes are her natural black.
  • X-Men:
    • Emma Frost dyes her (naturally brown) hair blonde.
    • Psylocke was originally blonde. She dyes her hair purple.

    Fan Works 
  • Father Brainstorm of Calvin & Hobbes: The Series dyes his hair green.
  • Danny Phantom: The idea that either Sam Manson or one of her parents dye their hair is popular Fanon since it handily would explain how a blond and a redhead have a child with raven hair without non-standard parentage for Sam. Based on canon evidence, namely how much Sam resembles her grandmother as a teen, one of her parents is most likely though it doesn't entirely rule out Sam dying her hair (if she does dye her hair, blond is the more popular choice for her natural coloring given how much it clashes with her personality).
  • In Friendship Is Magic, Rainbow Dash's natural hair color is blue, but she dyes it in a rainbow style to look cool.
  • Formerly Known as Harry Potter?: It's mentioned that Lily begin dyeing her naturally black hair red around age four. It's unclear if she still dyes it or whether it's magically turned red, though the later is more likely.
  • In Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Android 17 is offhandedly mentioned to dye his hair. In this continuity he's naturally a blond, making him a Half Identical Twin with his sister.
  • With Pearl and Ruby Glowing:
    • Flim and Flam are natural redheads with blond streaks, because Flam clumsily attempted to bleach his hair after he was raped by a man with a fetish for red hair, and Flim bleached his to match in support.
    • Tilly Green appears onscreen with black hair and in flashbacks with red, because she's a natural redhead, but is actually deceased. Cricket is suffering a psychotic break after seeing her corpse, either hallucinating her or overlaying hallucination on her ghost, and remembers her with black hair because when he saw her corpse her hair was completely black with dried blood.
  • Chloe Cerise in Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail dyes part of her hair blue mid-way into Act 2, which is after she decides to have an Important Haircut and work on herself to go back home.

    Films — Animated 
  • Coraline: Coraline herself. It's blue for the duration of the film, but an old family photograph reveals that it is naturally chestnut-brown (similar to her brown hair in the books).

    Films — Live Action 
  • In Closer, Alice Ayres/Jane Jones is a natural brunette but she has bright red hair when she meets Larry and uses a pink wig as a stripper. When Larry sees her again in the strip club, she dyes her hair blonde.
  • Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Her hair is orange, red, blue, green, and other colours over the course of the film.
  • In Adam Sandler's Mr. Deeds, Babe Bennett, upon her Heel Realization and Anguished Declaration of Love, declares she's dyed her hair for so long she has no idea what her natural hair color is anymore.
  • Gary in The World's End is in his forties but still keeps dying his blond hair black. At the very end of the movie he stops though.

  • Mrs. Levy in A Confederacy of Dunces has dyed her hair platinum-blonde for so long that even she forgot she was a natural brunette. (Mr. Levy didn't, though, oddly.)
  • A subtle example in InCryptid: Antimony has naturally dark hair, but mentions adding henna highlights several times.
  • A novelization written by Takeshi Shudō called Pocket Monsters: The Animation states that Misty's sisters wear wigs. While this could explain their different hair colors, like most in the book it has no canon evidence in Pokémon: The Series itself.
  • She Is The One: Rhona "Queen" Daniels parts her hair down the middle, dyes each half a different color, changes colors monthly, and never repeats combinations. It's implied she does this partly to distract from her large boobs.
  • Commander Christine Vale in the Star Trek: A Time to... and Star Trek: Titan novels has dyed her hair multiple colours. There is no indication in the books as to what her original hair colour was.
  • Myri Antilles, spy and Wraith agent from Star Wars Legends, takes this to a typically Corellian extreme. In her introductory scenes in the Legacy of the Force series, she casually mentions that she's dyed her hair seven times in the past week. Not because she's spying on anyone (although she's no stranger to that), just on a whim. In Mercy Kill, she jokes that "nature hasn't touched my hair in years".

    Live-Action TV 
  • Dottie Underwood of Agent Carter is blonde in the first season, but has changed her hair brown by the second. Hilariously enough her actress Bridget Regan is a natural redhead.
  • Mrs Slocombe of Are You Being Served? has a different, unnatural hair colour every episode. It can be strange to see Mollie Sugden in interviews with her normal brown (or grey) hair.
  • Arrow
    • Felicity Smoak has admitted her distinctive blonde is dyed several times, and is seen with dark hair in a flashback to her college years.
    • Deviating from the comics, Dinah Laurel Lance starts out brunette, but dyes her hair blonde once she takes up her Black Canary mantle. This also applies to her Earth-2 counterpart, Black Siren, who is initially seen with brown hair, but dyes her hair blonde when she impersonates Black Canary and is mostly seen with that color thereafter, though she briefly dyes it black while working under Ricardo Diaz. Strangely, her sister, Sara, has natural blonde hair, mainly because her actress is also a natural blonde. (In the pilot, Sara was a brunette like Laurel, as she was portrayed by a different actress).
  • Charmed:
    • Paige (played by Rose McGowan mentioned above). She was black-haired in season 4, redhead in season 5 note , strawberry blonde in season 6 and brunette for the last two seasons.
    • Phoebe additionally changed her hair colour a lot on the show. She starts off with light brown hair (though when herself as a child makes an appearance she has dark hair so presumably this is dyed too), dyes her hair blonde in season 3 and actually cycles through six different hair colours in the fourth season. She sticks with a dark brown colour for the rest of the series and alludes to dyeing her hair regularly in a season 7 episode.
    • Prue had dyed her hair blonde in a season 2 episode showing a Bad Future.
  • Claire Underwood in House of Cards (US) actually is a brunette, but dyed it blonde some time prior to the start of the show. She reverts to her natural color for a couple episodes in Season 3 when she's reconciling with Frank after a falling out in Chapter 32.
  • Lucy from I Love Lucy is explicitly stated to have dyed her hair red.
  • A scene from Married... with Children where Peggy and Kelly are bonding. Peggy tells the story of buying Kelly her first bottle of hair dye at the age of five. They're laughing nostalgically, when Kelly asks Peg her natural hair colour. "I don't know," Peg says. "What's yours?" And Kelly replies "I don't know."
  • Scrubs:
    • The Janitor's girlfriend Lady is brunette but claims she is a natural redhead.
    • Elliott also dyes her naturally dark blonde hair to a bleached blonde in season 3 and keeps it that way for the remainder of the series.
  • In the first series in Star Trek, James T. Kirk generally had brown hair, but in the later films, it turned black. In the Kelvin Timeline films, Kirk is blonde for the first two, but had visible dark roots, and it started turning darker in Beyond. Chris Pine is a natural brunette, as is William Shatner, though Shatner did wear a toupee in his later film appearances.
  • Claudia Donovan in Warehouse 13 has a skunk stripe which is a different colour every episode.


  • Barbie and her sisters all have naturally blonde hair, but her (currently) third youngest sister, Skipper, has had her hair dyed black with purple highlights for several years now.

    Video Games 
  • Miki Hoshii from The iDOLM@STER games is depicted as a blond in around 90% of the official art and a majority of the fan-arts, but she is naturally brown-haired. It is a great plot point in her alternate route in the first game, but no mentions of this is made in the second game.
  • Life Is Strange:
    • Chloe's hair is dyed bright blue. Old photographs show it's naturally the same shade of blonde as her mother Joyce's. In the Alternate Universe of Episode 4, she never dyed it, but dialogue and her screen name imply she wants to.
    • In the final episode of Life is Strange 2, Sean can find a photograph of Chloe if she survived the end of the original game, which reveals she dyed her hair green between the events of the two games.
    • Alyssa has her hair dyed purple. Her darker roots imply she also bleached it beforehand.
  • Persona:
    • Kanji from Persona 4 is near indistinguishable without his bleached blond hair. His natural color is black.
    • Ryuji from Persona 5 dyes his hair blonde, and is a natural black as well. Supplementary material also states that Futaba dyed her hair orange.

    Visual Novels 
  • Youhei from CLANNAD has black hair but is bleached blond for most of the series. He doesn't stand out amongst the purple and green haired characters, so most fans don't even know this until they see him as an adult.
  • Misha from Katawa Shoujo dyes her hair pink. She's naturally a brunette.
  • In Zero Time Dilemma, it's revealed Phi dyes her hair white because she's ashamed of her natural hair color, red. It turns out to be a pivotal point in determining her true identity.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies: Florent L'Belle has a different hair color every time he appears. It's to hide his "ugly" white hair, and ends up being a key plot point against him.

  • Shay from Between The Lines (2006) bleaches her hair. As an adult her hair is its natural black with pink bangs.
  • Susan in El Goonish Shive dyes her blonde hair dark blue to distance herself from her father's mistress. Later, her hair turns that color permanently due to her awakening at least partially because it has become part of her identity.
  • Charlie and Tom from Khaos Komix are a blonde and raven respectively but dyed their hair green and red/orange after being the victims of a transphobic attack in high school. When Charlie first sees the color Tom picks she's dismayed because they will clash, but Tom insists they'll be like Tic-Tacs.
  • It's used somewhat as a trope in Lookism where the students of the Beauty department of the High School are allowed to do this. The only male dyed his purple with blue tips, a woman one see has yellow with red tips.
  • Slightly Damned: Angels have naturally white hair but have laws in place that make dye their hair the same color as their element (red for fire, blue for water, yellow for earth and green for wind), the way it's applied is also different depending on gender, they all have bangs in front of their ears that are dyed while the rest is left it's natural white if male, if female most of her hair is dyed while the bangs are left white.note 
  • Izzy's hair in Ennui GO! is a blonde, but she dyes it pink. The only times her natural hair color is seen are during flashbacks to her childhood and the arc where she was trapped on a desereted island. It acts as a visual indicator to tell her apart from her identical twin sister Adelie (who leaves it blonde) and her clone Kirsty (who just dyes the tips).

    Web Original 
  • It's never stated in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse that Skipper dyes her hair, however it's implied due to her being the token raven of her family. In the toys, Skipper was a blonde until she was given a redesign in the 2010s.
  • A flashback in the final episode of Neko Sugar Girls reveals that Raku's natural hair color is blue instead of green. That is assuming the blue wasn't dyed as well.
  • In The Magnus Archives, Gerard "Gerry" Keay is described as having badly dyed black hair in the many statements he appears in, with it being one of his defining characteristics along with being a goth.

    Western Animation 
  • Francine Smith from American Dad! is a natural brunette. note 
  • Harley Quinn once said she wasn't a natural blonde in a Batman: The Animated Series episode, however it could have been a joke. DC always writes her as naturally blonde.
  • Nina Harper in Braceface is portrayed with long red hair, but she's not actually a natural redhead. In fact, according to some flashbacks to when she and her ex-BFF, Sharon Spitz (the show's titular "Braceface"), were little kids, Nina's natural hair color is actually brown.
  • Robbie from Gravity Falls naturally has medium brown hair but dyed it black in his teens.
  • Almost everyone in Jem naturally has hair colors like blue and pink however multiple colors at once seems to be impossible. Pictures show Danse with less colors than she has currently.
  • Ginger in The Legend of Korra is the only character to have dyed hair—specifically, it's dyed a bright red.
  • The Loud House: Possibly in the case of Lincoln Loud's Goth sister, Lucy, who has black hair while their parents and the rest of their sisters have either blonde like their mom or brown hair like their dad (Lincoln has white hair, which he apparently inherited from his maternal grandfather). It's never explained how Lucy has black hair (much like how it's never truly explained why Lincoln has white hair), but assuming that it's her natural hair color, she may have inherited it from her great-grandmother, Harriet (who, as shown in pictures, is the spitting image of Lucy).
  • In Moral Orel, it's revealed that Miss Sculptham and Nurse Bendy dyed their hair the other's natural color, blonde and black respectively, although the two characters are not connected. The former because she was obsessed with a rapist who disliked blondes. The latter was probably because revealing that she had black hair makes her look like her son Joe.
  • In My Family and Me Tegan Westbrook's hair is dyed hot pink, but she won't reveal her natural hair color to anyone.
  • The "Ponyville Confidential" episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic reveals that the Mayor of Ponyville dyes her hair grey. It's actually a vivid pink. Confirming this is a flashback in Season 7 that shows pink is her natural colour.
  • Amity from The Owl House has naturally brown hair but dyes it green. Word of God says that she was forced to do so by her mother so she'd be color coordinated with her naturally green haired older siblings. Part way though season 2, she starts dyeing it lavender instead as an act of independence and rebellion against her mother. Lilith is also confirmed by Word of God to dye her hair indigo in order to make herself appear more intimidating when she first joined the Emperor's Coven. Her real hair color is orange.
  • The Simpsons: Marge claims in one episode her hair isn't really blue, alhough this is contradicted by several childhood flashbacks that show her with blue hair. Presumably she dyes it to cover up her greys — which Homer confirms in an episode where he gets in trouble for gossiping about their personal lives.
  • Star Wars Rebels: Sabine Wren dyes her hair various colours like blue, purple and turquoise, with the colours changing every season. Seeing her with her natural dark brown hair in "The Antilles Extraction" is quite jarring.
  • Total Drama has a few:
    • As revealed in "Total Drama Drama Island", Lindsay is not a natural blonde. Judging from her eyebrows, we can assume her natural hair color is either black or dark brown.
    • Geoff's song "Her Real Name isn't Blaineley" has Geoff calling Blaineley a fake blonde and later revealing she has black hairs on her toes.
    • Word of God confirmed for several character such as Gwen (black hair with teal highlights), Zoey (red hair) and Sierra (purple hair) to have dyed hair. The real hair colour of the first two is stated to be brown, but in the case of Sierra, it's not mentioned. Considering her mother has black hair, it's likely for her to have as well.
    • Duncan downplays this, as while he does have a bright green fauxhawk, he still has the rest of his hair undyed, with his natural color being black.
  • In the first season of Xiaolin Showdown, Kimiko often dyes her hair in a rainbow of colours whenever the monks go in their mission and changes back to her black hair when they get back to the temple. She stops dyeing her hair post season 1, but she continues to wear a different outfit and change her hairstyle in every episode.