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Twilight Sparkle Hair Tutorial by countschlick Twilight Sparkle Hair Tutorial by countschlick

Anyway, this monster of a tutorial ended up being about 25% longer than Fluttershy's, and I'll cry if I calculate how much longer it is than my Rarity and Pinkie Pie tutorials. The added length makes a little bit of sense since this is the first tutorial that involves quite a bit of trimming.

Also, I decided I would call the hair on her forehead "bangs", so feel free to laugh endlessly if you've never heard that term before. Somewhat ironically, although I use "bangs" to describe Twilight's forelock-thingy, the term is derived from the word "bangtail", a name for the tail of a horse cut straight across, or the name for the horse itself. So, if you happen to be a time travelling American from the 1860's, struggling to understand the terrifying technology the future has presented to you, this tutorial will probably break whatever is left of your battered mind.

I would also like to thank everyone again for your questions and comments regarding my tutorials, and the support you give me when I'm trampling though my self-assigned due dates like an elephant barging through an unfinished world record domino toppling attempt. I also love seeing the results of other people's styling both here, on deviantART, and in the ponychan thread.

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

Anyway, I'm off to go replenish my stock of mana crystals. I've used up so many of them that I cannot even cook myself breakfast in the morning. I've been living off of 'Lucky Charms' and other slightly less magical meals for the past few days.

EDIT: Here are the Rainbow Dash and Applejack tutorials as well!
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Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
If only I had a Twilight Sparkle figure so I could follow your tutorial...

And here is where I'd put all my MlP merchandise...if I had any!
IPonyLover Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg that is ....AWESOME !!!!
Bulbamario Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you allowed to do this with the tinsel hair ponies? because my ponies are all tinsel haired and THEY LOOK HORRIBLE. please reply. :(
countschlick Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I've heard some bad things about trying this with tinsel-haired ponies. I would suggest trimming the tinsel strands out before styling them, which is actually a little less work than it seems.
MLP-EXPERT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
all together noooooo it is so hard it took me 45 min
Bulbamario Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i did it with the tinsel.... it didnt look too bad for me being a beginner lol
Illuminated-City Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I bought the beanie baby Twilight (I actually found one in my Walgreen's that had her sans wings, just what I was looking for!) and her bangs were sticking up (like Pinkie's) and her tail was a bit long for my tastes.  My hand was shaking when I had to trim her. ^^;

At any rate, though the Beanie Babies are more accurate than the ones you're working with, I have to thank you for this lovely tutorial.  It helped so much and now Twilight's mane is behaving! :heart:
mikebuck534 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
thats amazing!
MaySakaali Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Hi! And thank you so much for the tutorial ♥ well... I followed every step and my Twilight looked awesome but time has passed and her mane turned crazy and sooo frizzy D: why this happened? T^T
countschlick Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Hmm. You may have to secure her hair again and give it another heat treatment under the lamp or other heat source you used, and possibly get the hair hotter than before.
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