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September 17, 2011
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Bad Mane Days by Scaramouche-Fandango Bad Mane Days by Scaramouche-Fandango

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One of the biggest complaints with the new My Little Pony toys is that they have terrible hair. And that is the honest truth. The colours are off, and the way they look freshly unboxed...

But! There is a solution! Lots of people have figured it out on their own, but if you've never done pony hair before, it can be tough to do. So I've created an illustrated style guide for the Mane Six, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and many of their friends, using my plastic ponies to illustrate how to get the looks you want.

*N.B.: Please stop telling me that you can't see it. It's a pdf. I know those don't work for everybody, but seriously, this would have been a massive, unworkable image. PDF is just the format that makes the most sense, so if you can't see it, hit the download button or refresh a few times. Thanks!

I'm so glad that the people from EQD liked this as much as I hoped they would! If you style your pony's hair using my guide, I'd love to see it. You don't have to share, but it might be fun...

Also, if you're here from reddit, howdy! I'm wrathlet there. I should really learn to just use the same username.
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Lalac624 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do the styles frizz out or get misshapen over time? Do you just need to keep them in a good spot?
shinigamidani Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Your ponies all have bangs... wow. All of the ponies that I ever got have the same manes. Great tutorial
Silverbrushpony Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
may i please use some of this information for a video tutorial if i give you credit?
Skiggity-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Could you perhaps make one for Princess Cadence?
2PoniesAndReviews Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I know how to make a show accurate mane for cadance. i will make it soon.
Skiggity-art Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ColdGoldLazarus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was quite helpful! I had a bit of trouble with the straw-curler, so my Rarity's top curl is a bit loose, but otherwise things turned out well, and all thanks to this guide. :)
bennimarru Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"It appears you don't have PDF support in this web browser. Download PDF"

The "Download PDF appeared as a link, but when I clicked it, it redirected back to this page. I saved the link as a PDF and it said the archive is damaged.
agent90912 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg thank celestia someone made this!! i did twilights hair and it came out flipping gorgeous!!!! once again thank you TuT
TheAnimeIsis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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