Parents' Guide to

Barbie Dreamtopia - Magical Hair

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Fantasy hair-design studio requires pricey in-app add-ons.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Simulation Games
Barbie Dreamtopia - Magical Hair Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

This fantastical hair-creativity game has plenty of magical tools to experiment with, but the ads and in-your-face locked content is less than ideal for little kids. The ability to cut and grow hair is pretty magical, and the styling tools are easy to use, albeit lacking some fine-tuning capabilities. Kids will especially enjoy magical accessories that transform the scene when placed in the character's hair. The real downside is how limited the free version is and how expensive in-app purchases are, but parents may appreciate the opportunity to try before buying. The replay value will depend heavily on how much kids enjoy styling hair, as there isn't really anything else to do. But for kids who love playing "salon," they won't be able to get enough of it.

App Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate