Super Salon with Stylish Silliness
In this fun, creative extension of Toca Boca's popular Hair Salon app, kids can cut, curl, crimp, color, and then snap a photo to save. With 12 different styling tools, plus 11 colors to blend, and 20 different accessories, there are countless combinations to explore.
How to Play with Scissors
It is easy for kids to jump right in and start styling. Kids begin by choosing one of six diverse characters. After the character enthusiastically snags a salon chair, kids can choose one of the tools they see (scissors, comb, razor, trimmer, or regrow potion) and swipe along a section of hair to apply it. Characters will react to the style with engaging sounds and facial expressions. Kids can then swipe along the bottom to access curling and straightening irons, a colorful array of hair sprays that can be beautifully combined together, and a washing station complete with a cheek-rippling blow-dryer.
Earn Bragging Rights with Photos
Swiping to the left allows kids to choose bows or other accessories, select a color background, and then snap a picture to be saved to your devices photos.
What Makes It Good?
Toca Boca is known for their engaging and imaginative digital toys, and Hair Salon 2 is no exception. The simple, low-stakes creative play in this app has a charm similar to an old Woolly Willy, but with all the colors and fun features of the digital age. The snazzy animations and combinations of hair styling effects will make kids want to experiment just to see how the hair and characters react. Plus kids can always regrow hair, so there's no such thing as a mistake.
This app is perfect for kids who like to get creative with their style! Try introducing Toca Hair Salon 2 before your kids' next haircuts to help them feel comfortable with going to a salon, or even bring it along to help keep kids calm (and sitting still!) when it's their turn for a trim.
Review written by Liz K. McKinney
All tech products are judged on a five star scale by looking at the following factors: fun, education, ease of use, value, and technical.