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Rarity Hair Tutorial

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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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ImaSquiddy's avatar
ImaSquiddyStudent General Artist
Omg I remember seeing this in 2011, so many memories
Zwirzaczek10's avatar
Why am I even watching this, I don't plan to ever buy a MLP toy x"D
But your tutorials are awesome owo
And what the heck is wrong with this toys, why won't they make hair at least a little bit more like in the show xD
I love how you fix them owo c:
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Miko-The-FoxHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll try adn do this with my Rainbow Power Rarity!

wait will it even work with the streamer thingies in the mane
countschlick's avatar
I have heard mixed results with ponies with glittery tinsel hair. If you are really worried about it, you can always cut the tinsel hair out, but things may turn out okay.
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Miko-The-FoxHobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, I'll get mom to help when she comes home!
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Rin-Sohma-5075Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok I know this was posted a while ago but thank you!
My little sister's Rarity's mane is a disaster.
Since Rarity is my favorite I can't let this stand so I wanted to re-style it but wasn't sure how.  
This should work perfectly.
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BronyNo786Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used a similar technic but I used paper towel to absorb the extra moisture with a straw, and used a little hair elastic to hold the straw. Thanks for showing me a better strategy to hold those curls well :) (Smile) 
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Sugarcookie29Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks awesome! Definitely failing trying this!
AFJR's avatar
Hmmm... I don't have any Rarity figures, but I may use this as a basis for working on Sunset Shimmer's mane.

Also, those space jammies are outta this world!
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RedRidingWolf1365Hobbyist General Artist
Fluttershy: Rarity appreciates you making this tutorial. She really needed it.
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ZiddersRoofurryHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amaaaaaaaazing, dahling! Simply FABULOUS! 
100SilverMarbles's avatar
Beautiful!!!! I want one. Lol
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frozenninjaturtleStudent Traditional Artist
That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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skyrabell8Student Traditional Artist
wow ! its very hard . i tryed it took me hrs! but any ways THIS IS WAY ADVACED!
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RealFlutterTreeStudent 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 
BubbleBerry25's avatar
You're the best u.u
TaroZero's avatar
How about Trixie and Sunset Shimmer.That's too difficult for me to make their hair.
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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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That's very kind of you.
UsagiLadyOfMoon's avatar
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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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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Actually she has no tinsel in her hair, its just the yellow,purple, fushia mane. I can take the picture…

its the Rainbow Power Rarity (my bad lol) Link is to a picture of her.
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Alright. My tutorial should work fine on her then. Happy styling!
The-Nina-Beans88's avatar
Good thing I have 2 Raity's to test this out on ( the other Rarity came with Princess Luna!)
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