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Fluttershy Hair Tutorial

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Published: January 17, 2012
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. . . AND NO CONTINUITY ERRORS WERE MADE THAT DAY.

First off, I'd like to apologize for the length of this tutorial. It is just over twice as long as the Pinkie Pie one. (~1.5 times longer than my Rarity tutorial.) Although it is a lot longer, I think the process of styling Fluttershy is easier than styling Rarity or Pinkie Pie due to the lack of curling. However, the process is more complicated, so I felt it was necessary to add additional instruction to maximize clarity while sacrificing brevity. I asked myself whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of an ambiguous tutorial or to take arms against a sea of obscurity, and by opposing them: tolerate a "tl;dr" or two, and ultimately figured I'd go for wordy and picture-y and hope for the best.

Anyway, I'd like to thank everyone again for your comments and questions regarding my other tutorials. I'm always happy to see 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, Fluttershy, Photo Finish and the Hasbro toys are all owned by Hasbro.

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

OBLIGATORY DD EDIT: SWEET AUNT JEMIMA! A DD! I have only ever dreamed of this happening. MY HEAD ASPLODE!
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PonyMoog203A's avatar
PonyMoog203AHobbyist Interface Designer
I plan to do this, but I don't know when exactly...
Miko-The-Fox's avatar
Miko-The-FoxHobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't even need to touch the tail on mine. :3
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PenguinsOfCPStudent Filmographer
Just finnished mine.  Doesnt look half as good as your though XD Yours looks fantastic!
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ZiddersRoofurryHobbyist Traditional Artist
Um..I hope you don't mind me commenting on these. These tutorials are really helpful. I watched your account. I mean...if that's OK...if not I won't..
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Jasmine-LotusHobbyist Digital Artist
You should do this for OCs
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doragon-haneHobbyist Digital Artist
so I am currently attempting this for my neices cutie mark magic fluttershy and I have discovered that the mane is actually shorter, to the point where very minimal cutting is involved, the biggest issue with it though is that the cutie mark magic figures dont have wings set in place, instead they're replaced with insert-able, obscenely large fairy-esque wings that tend to fall out with too much movement, so I've had to change tactics a little, its currently drying so I hope all terns out well XD
FlashbackingArtist00's avatar
FlashbackingArtist00Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah!!!
 Looks like a gigantic improvement of the mane!!
SEGASister's avatar
SEGASisterHobbyist Writer
How long would it take if you used a hair drier?
countschlick's avatar
It may be a little quicker, but it may make her hair a little messy. If your hair drier has a low setting, use that.
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SEGASisterHobbyist Writer
Okay. Just how long, exactly? ^^;
countschlick's avatar
Just long enough for the hair to dry and get hot. Maybe less than a minute, maybe more. It is very difficult to pin down an exact time due to all of variables involved.
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SEGASisterHobbyist Writer
Okay :)
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Flowerbud27Hobbyist General Artist
This is so bootiful, and so accurate to the show, I might cry... T.T
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BulbamarioHobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow, I did this with just water and my hand. I am a miracle. Haha
buggycas's avatar
any chance of getting some Tutorials for the Rainbow Power dolls? THey have a LOT more hair, and a Lot more to worry about
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Winter-WondermareHobbyist Digital Artist
In addition to the epic show-accuracy of the hair, you're also a hilarious person!
mamasboo's avatar
Trying this with Fluttershy and Rarity now; we bought the bagged ponies and the hair seems a bit short. They were 2.99 as opposed to the regular boxed ones at 5.99. Example of new bagged ponies at Target
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owl-booHobbyist General Artist
Her hair is THE best one!
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oh my godh, you made my ponies so pretty
caligulasaquabats's avatar
I followed your tutorial for Twilight and she turned out great... However, Twilight and Rarity are the only ones I currently have who don't have tinsel hair. Should I even try to style tinsel hair or spare myself the pain and suffering?
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Eh, I've seen moderate success styling tinsel hair, but if it were me, I would probably cut out the tinsel before styling. I think there is about one tinsel strand per hair plug, so 20 to 30 in total, so it isn't as laborious a job as it seems. 
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bornthiswayfoxHobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tutorial! my fluttershy looks way better!
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SEGASisterHobbyist Writer
Angel and his trademark yellow hairbow! :XD:
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