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Old 06 Sep 2008, 10:30   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, we all know Tau have hair - both the bare Tau heads on the sprues have ponytails, not to mention all those bearded ethereals. However, we never see Tau with a full head of hair. Now, is this simply because they don't grow hair on the majority of their heads, or are the ponytails just a tradition and all Tau shave their heads? Seeing as the ponytails are on different places on different heads, it's probably not just that they naturally grow their hair like that. So why do they do it, and would you ever see a Tau with a full head of hair?
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 10:39   #2 (permalink)
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There... are bearded Ethereals?
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 11:26   #3 (permalink)
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Never seen a bearded ethereal...

I'd guess that its just a tradition that Tau shave heads and grow a ponytail.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 11:43   #4 (permalink)
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You want to know about tau hair and fluff, sounding a little kinky to me! lol
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 11:48   #5 (permalink)
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Though I wish the Tau'd get better hairdo... Take my sig for example. Isn't Shadowsun a lot more kinky hawt loveable like that?
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 11:51   #6 (permalink)
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Though I wish the Tau'd get better hairdo... Take my sig for example. Isn't Shadowsun a lot more kinky, sezy and hawt like that?
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 12:08   #7 (permalink)
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The shaved head/ponytail look may be something they all do when they enter the academy. Like marines and thier shaved head
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Tau scalplocks are a cross-caste cultural norm, and yes, Tau will generally shave their heads to achieve this effect.

Their scalplocks are supposed to distinguish them from other Tau; adorned with beads and jewelery that signifies the battles, campaigns, missions, objectives, or accomplishments that the Tau has been a part of.

If you want to see a Tau with a full head of hair, look in the Codex at the primitive Tau approaching the Land's Vision when they were first discovered by the Imperium.

Other than their heads and faces, Tau do not grow hair on any other part of their body.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 14:56   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks. It's a cultural thing then, and they do naturally grow hair on their head. So presumably you wouldn't see any Tau now going around with a full head of hair, as this would be against tradition. Pity, I was looking forward to converting some hairy Tau...suppose I can always give them a little beard I guess.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 15:23   #10 (permalink)
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I did a few veteran pilots years ago with full hair and beards. I never got around to painting them, though. Maybe I will drag them out again. Because the Tau heads are bald already, adding hair is pretty easy with green stuff.
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