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Rainbow Dash Hair Tutorial by countschlick Rainbow Dash Hair Tutorial by countschlick
Sweet mother of Celestia. This tutorial is huge! This is probably because I thought Twilight's tutorial wasn't quite ridiculously huge enough, so I made a conscious and purposeful decision to make this one much larger. I'd calculate how much longer this tutorial is compared to Fluttershy's, Rarity's, and Pinkie Pie's tutorials, but then I would cry. I have a feeling that the next tutorial will be smaller, but I'm not sure if I want to break my streak of monstrosity creation.

Anyway, I cannot thank everyone enough for their support in the form of comments and questions and displays of their efforts, both on deviantART and in this ponychan thread that had the bits and bytes bombed out of it. Although I stick to intended due dates like water sticks to those fancy stain-proof pants you see in commercials that probably do not work as well in real life, your friendly comments, faves, and cries for styling assistance fuel my energies to make the magic happen.

And, of course, My Little Pony, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Rainbow Dash, and the Hasbro toys are all owned by Hasbro.

Also, sorry to those of you that favourited and commented under this deviation before I had to delete and re-upload. DeviantART usually lets me edit the tutorial file so I can add the link to the deviation inside the deviation, but this time something had gone wrong.

EDIT: . . . and the sextet is complete with my tutorial for Applejack!
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ShootingStarIsBest Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
YOU GUYS HAVE TO STOP CUTTING THE MANES I DON'T CUT THEM AND I STYLE THE MANES JUST FINE!!! ''MOVIE GOOD FOR ED.'' 
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KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
...Do you feel better if I tell you that I made Applejack's mane with bangs and ponytails without cutting it?
And she came without the two sections of "bang hair".
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ShootingStarIsBest Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
cool and im sorry if i made u sad or mad :) :(
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KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Why would you make me mad, bro? I know how it feels, I can get mad when I see a good and simple tutorial... That makes you cut off you ponies' hair. I of course cut a piece of messy hair if it doesn't belong there, but nothing that changes the original view. My greatest cuttings are on tails, when there's a huge mess on it.
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AdelaideQueen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
baw
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:iconshootingstarisbest:
ShootingStarIsBest Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
yea baw to you to mane cutter
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:iconadelaidequeen:
BAWW CUTTING FICTIONAL PONIES HAIR IS SO EVIL EVEN THOUGH I GAVE HER A BETA HAR CUT!1
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ShootingStarIsBest Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
yea what ever i don't cut my ponies mane but i lost apple bloom :(
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AdelaideQueen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
ok
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:iconcoffeebuns:
CoffeeBuns Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
very cool! i love seeing people edit toys/dolls like this : )
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SabathePony Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i did this on my cousins pony and it looked great!
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Rain-Splash-pony Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can you do a tutorial on how to style those annoying glittery strands that are in most of the smaller MLP toys' hair? They always stick out at odd angles when I style the hair this way.
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countschlick Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I've heard mixed things about how successful one can style those glittery hair strands. I would suggest just cutting them out of the rest of the hair before styling.
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sparkdash Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm definitely trying(and failing)this!
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:iconkoomer:
koomer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
wow your really good!
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WowToTheWow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg that's so cool!
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CocoaSmiles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she..her tail loks kinda like raritys colors from some angles but nice jobb!
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Westfallen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Ha, I loved using your tutorial for my Dash: adequate enough detail as well as extremely helpful illustrations.
Funnily enough, the look I created makes her appear more like "athletic mom" than tomboy. XD
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HigherSeeking Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Again, I just want to say you are awesome! that is all. 
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Phantom-Excor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Random question: Have you attempted any of these hair styling tutorials with the Buildabear workshop versions of the toys?
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Swellow32 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoawhowho they have friggin b-a-b rd life set
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:iconcountschlick:
countschlick Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
No, I haven't. I worry that they may not have enough hair to be styled the way I styled these ponies.
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2PoniesAndReviews Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
This truly is impossible for me, no offence...
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SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!!
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awelcruiz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Looks good. Think you'll cover the TRU exclusive favorites collection ponies like Derpy, Lyra, DJ Pon-3, etc.? I'd be down with that.

Derpy does seem similar looking to Rainbow Dash.  Her cutie mark is on the other side though, so maybe I'll just reverse these instructions and make slightly different cuts.
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countschlick Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I'm going to be pretty busy for a while at school, so I don't think I'll have time to make more tutorials any time soon. You, however, are right. Derpy is very similar to RD hair-wise. She has one less spike in her bangs, but it is identical otherwise.
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GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I saw someone use the main hair to fill in the tail will proper colors after they gave her a trim it looks pretty good. as does this.
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Nicoleene Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student
What if one just splitted RD's hair and cutted it?
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countschlick Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
In the package, RD's hair is usually hanging to the side. With her bangs shortened but not heat set in place, her hair would not cover her forehead. Rather, it would just stick straight up and off to the side slightly.
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Nicoleene Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student
yeah :/ , exactly happened to my RD. but i had no time to style her hair ;;
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Hidden-Mist-Shinobi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Can this work with the tinsel hair visions?
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countschlick Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Tinsel is tricky. Because it does not act like regular pony hair, when you style it, it tends to make a mess. I have seen at least one styled pony where this did not occur, but most people remove the tinsel hair before styling, so they don't have to worry about it.
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Randomdoom29 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Would this work with, say one of those Build-a-Bear Plushies?
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:iconcountschlick:
countschlick Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I was wondering about that. I haven't tried, but it looks like the Build-a-Bear plushies do not have enough hair, especially for RD's bangs.
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:iconnicoleene:
Nicoleene Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student
RD already has bangs, though.
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countschlick Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Yes, although they are not big, spiky ones.
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Duraciam Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
20%cooler and awesome hair Clap 
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maybirdfan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I wish I had found this before I mangled my RD's hair. Now she looks like a country lesbian. It's not bad, just, not RD...
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chichi2000fgh Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
psht i could do that in 10 second flat and i bet it would be about 20% cooler too
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OnlySkye Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Well I finally got my first (two) brushables. Pinkie and Dash my fave pnies, so definetly gonna try this out! One question is I like to carry my pony figures with me (gotta be ready for impromptu photo sessions) and I was wondering if taking them around with me would damage their styled manes to much. Ok ridiculously long comment lter thanks so much for these awesome tutorials! :D  

TL;DR : You're awesome, but how much touching of the mane is too much?
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countschlick Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Thanks, and, to answer your question, it is hard to say. The same kind of things that mess up people hair messes up pony hair. For example, if you rest your pony's head on the ground, it will mess up their mane the same way laying your head on the ground will.
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OnlySkye Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Ok thanks. Just did my Pinkie's hair and she looks amazing!!~ I'm so happy to have a Pinkie that actually looks like her!
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felix330 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I just did this and, considering I have never done anything like this, it looks pretty good. :) Thanks for the tutorial!
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mooshica Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just today I've gotten a Rainbow Dash toy so I'm DEFINITELY trying this out :D
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catsplotter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist
,,cool'' haircut she has first :D her pack haircut is a disaster but this haircut is AWSOME :iconcoolrainbowdashplz:
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Sassygirl1001 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
This is amazing :D
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ievawolfgirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Not a huge MLP fan, but this was epic!
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SakuraSakura-chan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can I use a pencil for the bangs instead of a piece of straw?
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countschlick Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Sure!
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