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A cool breeze makes this pretty lady even hotter.

"Do you see this? Do you see this wind? This is Revlon Wind, okay? It makes me look even hotter than usual."

The Hot Wind (also known as the Mystic Hot Girl Wind or the Wind of Sexy) is generated by the first appearance of a particularly attractive (usually female) character. When she walks in, a mysterious breeze tousles her hair and clothing in the most fetching way possible. Usually, this all happens in Slow Motion.

Frequently appears in conjunction with Gaussian Girls.

A Sub-Trope of Dramatic Wind. Compare the Marilyn Maneuver.

Not to be confused with actual hot winds like Foehn or Santa Ana winds, or any reputed physiological or psychological effects surrounding the same.


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  • Air New Zealand's awesome/funny safety video made to coincide with the The Hobbit has a moment where a Mr. Fanservice passenger does this with his long black Aragorn-like hair...until the elvish flight attendant takes the hair dryer off him.
  • This old Dairy Queen commercial which shows that drinking a Dairy Queen latte gives women an Imagine Spot of being held in Bridal Carry by Fabio. The husband is not happy.
    Husband: There's a half-naked man in the living room holding my wife and his hair's blowing in the wind!
    Wife: Would you feel better if his hair wasn't blowing in the wind?
    Husband: A little...
  • Jane Krakowski, playing off her 30 Rock persona, has her hair tousled this way in a commercial for low-calorie orange juice. As the camera angle changes, we see she's making a friend hold a fan up to her.
  • An advertisement for an iPhone which included the ability to take Slow Motion selfies showed a close-up of a beautiful teenage girl with Hot Wind tousling her hair which becomes Fan Disservice due to the Flapping Cheeks. Cut to a Reveal Shot of her little brother blowing a hair dryer in her face while she's holding the phone for a selfie. She then gets him to back off a bit.

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  • Spoofed in Love Lab where Maki tries to invoke this with fans. Riko tells her to cut it out.


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     Film — Live-Action 
  • Hausu: Ryouko, Gorgeous's beautiful new stepmom, is always surrounded by a slight breeze that tosses her many diaphanous scarves around. It's unclear why, although it seems to highlight her beauty.
  • Spoofed in Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! As The Hero falls in love with the sexy scientist, she suddenly appears from his point-of-view in soft focus, removing her glasses and tousling her hair in a wind that gets stronger and stronger until he's shouting his Love Confession as they both get blown across the room while catching a face-full of newspapers, leaves and other rubbish. Annoyed, she puts her glasses back on and the wind suddenly stops, causing the hero to fall to the ground from the lamppost he was desperately holding on to.
    Dr Johnson: What was it you were trying to say?
    Detective Boyle: Err... you might want to close that window. It's a little drafty.
  • Queen of Outer Space. The Casanova of the crew is introduced smooching a gorgeous blonde. As his rocketship launches into space, the audience is gifted with a scene of the blast tousling her hair and clothing.
  • Played with in Twilight - when Edward first sees Bella, she gets this treatment, because she's standing in front of a fan. Edward gives a freaked-out reaction to her. It seems like he's reacting to her appearance, but we later find out it's because the fan was blowing her smell towards him - to him, a vampire, she smells more delicious than anyone he's ever met.

  • In The Dresden Files, three Raith sisters get this in Turn Coat. Justified, as they show up by jumping out of a helicopter that's level with the trees. Lampshaded by Harry, who said that if there were any justice in the world, he would get to watch them walk in slow motion.

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  • 30 Rock: Liz Lemon sets up an industrial fan to create this effect for her when ex-boyfriend Floyd returns to New York needing a place to stay. Accompanied by full make up and ridiculously tight red dress, to create a much 'hotter' Lemon (who cannot breathe normally).
  • The Boys. Queen Maeve puts a unique spin on this trope when it happens while she's being hit by a multi-ton armored car. As the engine block disintegrates around her Nigh-Invulnerable form, we get a Slow Motion Hot Wind shot as debris flies past her.
  • Buffy:
    • Lampshaded when Buffy says to Dracula: "You think you can just waft in with your music-video wind?"
    • Spoofed in the Imagine Spot in "Storyteller". Andrew is filming Buffy and Waxing Lyrical.
      Andrew: (V.O.): You've already met Buffy. (Buffy gracefully pours herself a bowl of cereal, and shakes her hair sexily in the breeze that comes from nowhere, and looks directly into the camera) She's beautiful, with a lion's heart and (Buffy winks) the face of an angel. She's never afraid 'cause she knows her side will always win.
  • This happens when Xander sees Emma for the first time in the pilot of Bunk'd.
  • Chuck did this with the Buy More entrances of Sarah, Carina, Anna, and Hannah, lampshaded it by giving that same dramatic breeze to Morgan, and finally had the entire Nerd Herd receive the Hot Wind treatment courtesy of Morgan holding up a fan.
  • The Goes Wrong Show: In Summer Once Again, Sandra's character Margaret gets this when she's introduced, using an on-stage effect. On the first run-through, it goes as you'd expect, aside from Sandra not quite getting the wind machine out of the wide shot on time; on the second, she gets the machine caught in her wig; and on the third, she switches to a desk fan and ends up sending her wig onto the nearby stove, where it catches on fire.
  • How I Met Your Mother has this when McLarens hires a female bartender. Apparently being female and behind a bar not only makes you gorgeous, but also makes your hair blow in the wind.
  • Janda Kembang:
    • In Salmah's introduction, wind out of nowhere blows her hair, establishing that Malik is attracted to her.
    • Salmah's hair is blown by the wind, indoor, when Malik sees her visiting his shop in episode 5. It's probably the only clue about the incoming Daydream Surprise.
    • When Wulan's cousin Slamet meets Seli, Seli's hair is suddenly blown and the scene goes slow-mo to indicate Slamet's attraction.
  • Mimpi Metropolitan:
    • In Melani's first appearance (and Bambang's Love at First Sight moment), wind suddenly blows through her hair while she walks in slow-motion.
    • Played with when Bambang first meets Mami Bibir. The scene becomes slow-motion and the wind suddenly blows her hair, but it doesn't make her any more attractive (not helped by Mami Bibir making funny face with her lips at the same time).
    • In episode 27, when Alan first sees Pipin with her hair down, Pipin greets Alan (and the camera) in slow-motion while some wind blows through her hair.
  • In Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Ned is convinced in one episode that his true love will be highlighted by a glowing light and this trope.
  • Scrubs: It actually happens nearly every time an attractive female is introduced. Eventually lampshaded in the eighth season when JD narrates how he likes to describe attractive women walking in slow motion with wind blowing through their hair whenever he meets them.
    • Also lampshaded in season 4 with Molly's introduction. She comments that the hospital is really windy and the camera reveals that the janitor was using a fan to dry up urine.
  • The Suite Life on Deck: Zack finds a girl who doesn't fall for his charms, and as his feelings for her grow, when he looks at her, he sees her with the wind blowing through her hair.

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  • Dad: Parodied in "Diane"; during Dad's Imagine Spot, there's a moment where Diane's hair is blowing back...while a large fan is held up in front of her face, obscuring her until the fan is put down and the wind stops.

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Alternative Title(s): Mystic Hot Girl Wind, Wind Of Sexy



Dad's daydream about Diane includes her hair being blown back.

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