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Rarity Hair Tutorial by countschlick Rarity Hair Tutorial by countschlick
First, I would like to thank everyone for the excellent response to my Pinkie Pie tutorial. I'm really glad you found it helpful and I love seeing everyones' efforts here, on deviantART, in the thread on Ponychan and elsewhere.

Inspired by all of the positive feedback, I decided to do it all over again and create a tutorial for Rarity! This tutorial took me a little more time to complete than I expected and is fittingly almost 29% longer. However, it is similar in many respects to my Pinkie Pie tutorial, so if you have already used that one, this tutorial should feel very similar. Rarity's hair style is a little less forgiving than Pinkie Pie's random curls, so this tutorial required a little more explaining. And puns. At least twice as many.

(:iconlunasmilesplz: The puns have been doubled!)


UPDATE: I also have Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and Applejack hair tutorials for those that are interested.

And, of course, My Little Pony, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Rarity, Spike and the Hasbro toys are all owned by Hasbro.
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:iconziddersroofurry:
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amaaaaaaaazing, dahling! Simply FABULOUS! 
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100SilverMarbles Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Beautiful!!!! I want one. Lol
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frozenninjaturtle Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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skyrabell8 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow ! its very hard . i tryed it took me hrs! but any ways THIS IS WAY ADVACED!
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RealFlutterTree Featured By Owner Edited Apr 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Spent 4 hours doing this.. I didnt have hair pins so i just used some clips i got from clothes. then I had to use pip cleaners with the straw. Did I mention about the over 20 hair elastics/ rainbow loom bands?


I expect this to come out good. If it doesn't.... Rage face emoticon 
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BubbleBerry25 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
You're the best u.u
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TaroZero Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
How about Trixie and Sunset Shimmer.That's too difficult for me to make their hair.
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countschlick Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Well, if I ever have the time, I was planning on setting up a poll for people to vote on who they would like me to style next. Trixie and Sunset Shimmer would definitely be on that poll.
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TaroZero Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
That's very kind of you.
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UsagiLadyOfMoon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
You should have had the drowned rat looking Rarity at the top LOL. Would this tutorial work on the Rainbow Rocks Rarity as well? Because thats what my daughter got for christmas and it is a crime against fabulosity.
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countschlick Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Probably. I believe your toy has tinsel in its hair, which people have had mixed results styling. I usually gave people the option of removing the tinsel first before styling, but I believe the Rainbow Rocks ponies have too much for that to be an option. However, having all of the tinsel grouped together may work better than it did with the Crystal Empire ponies. I would try it out and see how it goes.
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UsagiLadyOfMoon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Actually she has no tinsel in her hair, its just the yellow,purple, fushia mane. I can take the picture i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODM5…

its the Rainbow Power Rarity (my bad lol) Link is to a picture of her.
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countschlick Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Alright. My tutorial should work fine on her then. Happy styling!
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Krispina-The-Derp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Good thing I have 2 Raity's to test this out on ( the other Rarity came with Princess Luna!)
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xamitlu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
i love this! gonna give it a try
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Petalierre Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never used bobby pins before in my life, but whenever I do some strands or the whole hair just seems to fall out. And I'm afraid that it would happen if I attempt this tutorial, how did manage to keep the straw on the front mane intact? Cause it almost looked like you just simply stuck them in the straw and rest was... Dare I say... Magic?
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countschlick Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Yeah, that's the magic of sticking several pictures right next to each other without indicating the grotesque amount of time taken between taking each one. Someone who commented under this tutorial (or perhaps Pinkie's) whose mother was a hair dresser suggested wetting little pieces of tissue paper and using them like tape to stick the ends of the pony's hair to the straws, making it easier to roll up. I haven't tried it myself, but I'm pretty sure it would make things much easier.
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Petalierre Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's an interesting fact that you shared and is very useful, but I was talking about how you stuck the pins in the front mane. Did you just add one extra pin each stop? Or did you stuck multiple pins a the very end?
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countschlick Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Oh, sorry. I used pins at the beginning of the curling, at the end, and another near the beginning to get the curling started off well. If you use the tissue paper technique, however, I believe you could avoid using one or two of the beginning pins.
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Petalierre Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So exactly how many pins did you use in this tutorial for her front mane for both start and end?
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countschlick Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I believe I used two pins to start curling the front part of her mane, then one at the end to keep the curl in place. There was also one more pin placed at the roots of her mane to keep the hair (composed of two rows running down the length of her neck) as one ribbon, making it easier to curl. In total, that makes 4 pins on the front section of her mane.
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Petalierre Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes alot of sense now, thanks!
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ValkyrieLeigh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
awesome tutorial :3, I was wondering- do you think these instructions would work on the plushie's you can get that have actual hair or not? 
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countschlick Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Maybe. I find that the plushies seem to have less hair, so you won't get the same volume you get here. However, I would venture that you can replicate the style with moderate success. 
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Winter-Wondermare Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! this is seriously the best turorial ever. EVER.
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SabathePony Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did it and soon it got all messed up
is their any way to keep it neat
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countschlick Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
If it is neat to begin with, the best you can do to keep the hair neat is by disturbing it as little as possible. Unfortunately, the easiest way to make the hair neat again is to brush out the hair in hot water and style it again.
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SabathePony Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Right I was thinking I need to do that cuz the front section is  total mess...
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NamelessAidan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   General Artist
Any ideas or tips for how to style the TY beanie baby versions?
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countschlick Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I think you can use many of the steps specified here on the TY Beanie Babies. There are two things to note, however: 1) There is not as much hair on the Beanie Babies, so do not expect the same kind of volume you get with the figures I styled. 2) Be careful with the water. I think Beanie Babies are okay getting a little wet, but I wouldn't want to soak them and risk their innards getting moldy.
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DancingCorgi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved your Pinkie Pie tutorial and just recently tried it on my own, and I think she turned out pretty good! And I just found a Rarity at a store yesterday (sadly at the place where I work they don't have all the ponies, or they have that glitter stuff in their hair instead). But now I have a regular Rarity, and I can't wait to try this out on her hair! Thanks so much for making these! (And I don't mind the puns hehe)
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Silver-Shimmer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Wow, that looks just like in the show! You do it better than the official toy mane styles!
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Who-The-Hell-Am-I Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have the Rainbow Power Rarity figure (Pictured here: www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en…. Would this tutorial still work despite the fact that some of her hair is made of a tinsel-like material?
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countschlick Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I have heard mixed things about people who style the tinsel ponies' hair, so if you want to be safe, you may want to cut out the tinsel before you style her.
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SabathePony Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what I do is tie the tinsel up or braid it to keep it out of the way
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Who-The-Hell-Am-I Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the advice!
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NikiLoher Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
LOVE II!
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alexandraloo47 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Foxtail247 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! That's perfect!! It looks just like Rarity!!
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CocoaSmiles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wowowoowow!! she looks o good!
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Names-Tailz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your puns

also do you keep the ponies hidden in your room so your parents can't find them? *sorry if that sounds rude*
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countschlick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
I used to until the Fluttershy tutorial became popular. After that, I was too proud of my moderate internet success to not share my enthusiasm with my parents. Now they think I'm weird, but they've always thought I was weird, so I guess all is well. Nowadays, my ponies are displayed for all to view atop my PS3. The intimidating, black gaming monolith has now been reduced to a pony platform adorned with butterfly stickers. :D
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Names-Tailz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww that's nice, its great to know your parents don't mind your ponies.

I have a bunch in my room on my Tv but mine are just the blind bags.
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
This really brings the quality of Hasbro toys into question.
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Names-Tailz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how? you mean like they could be possibly melted by a desk lamp?
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