Parents' Guide to

Toca Hair Salon 4

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Free-play styling game grows, now with in-app purchases.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+


My child plays after school and I see her play and its a cute hair game that i like

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Following in the tradition of the versions before it, this free-play styling game offers lots of options for experimentation and creativity. Just like in previous versions, kids can try out a seemingly endless number of looks, watch the characters make funny faces, and take photos of their masterpieces. So what's different about Toca Hair Salon 4? The main difference is the pricing model. The app is free and includes all the basic styling options and a handful of characters. If you want more options, you'll have to buy them. With those purchases, Toca Hair Salon 4 has even more accessories, characters, and photo drop backgrounds than ever before, including some pretty silly stuff that will certainly tickle a kid's funny bone. The makeup in-app purchase adds even more fun possibilities -- from standard makeup to face paints and more. It's not always obvious what all the tools do, so kids may spend a good amount of time futzing around with things before they figure it all out. And it would still be nice to see an undo button and/or a mirror to see how things look on the back of the character's head. The developers hint at the possibility of adding new feature packs to the store in the future, so parents should be aware that kids may be requesting more purchases down the line.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Hobbies : fashion
  • Skills: Creativity : imagination
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (Free download; additional content packs for $1.99 - $3.99)
  • Release date: March 12, 2020
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Toca Boca
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: March 23, 2020

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