PreparationA custom pony can often look very 'polished' if their hair has been styled, and a styled pony is often what a custom collector looks for in a custom. If you decide to style your pony's hair then always consider the overall look of your pony – does it have an elegant design or a more modern one? Either way, make sure you have a look at inspirational images of hairstyles and sketch out a style that will suit your pony.
Supplies for Hair Styling Ponies:You will need a rehaired pony, dress maker pins, scissors, clear drying glue and a comb.
Twisted Hair StyleThis hairstyle is often seen on ponies and there are many who cannot even fathom how it is done! It is really, very simple. First of all, separate the hair into sections using the comb. The smaller the section, the tinier the twist and vice versa. (It is best to hold the pony between your knees, since you need to keep the hair tight and the only way to do that is to keep the pony secure.) Take your section and holding it taut, begin to twist it.
As you twist the hair, it will begin to fall back onto itself and towards the head of the pony. To make sure it does this the hair has to be kept tight! When the first section of the hair twists into a curl, take one of your pins and insert the needle into the middle of the curl. Still keeping it tight with the other hand, put the end of the pin into the pony's head. Press down firmly and make sure the pin is fully secure in the head. Don't let go after this! You need to keep twisting and pinning until the whole strand has been secured onto the pony head. You will be left with tufts of hair where the strand finishes. There is no need to worry about this right now – just carry on twisting/curling/pinning and if you can, try to disguise these tufts with your twists. Continue until you are satisfied. Then, using your scissors, cut away the remaining tufts. You can also dab a little clear drying glue on any stray ends that can't be cut just to secure them in place. Note – Sometimes it isn't possible to remove all the tufts, so you can add little embellishments to the hair to cover up any gaps/areas you do not like.