Parents' Guide to

Toca Hair Salon

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Easy, creative hairstyling for very young kids to tweens.

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Is It Any Good?

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Many young kids at one time or another have a desire to experiment with cutting hair. Parents of those kids will be happy to hear that Toca Hair Salon is a really cute, creative way for kids to have some fun with creative hairstyling -- without cutting their own. From shampooing a character's hair and cutting it to spraying on color or putting in accessories, the whimsical options are many. And kids as young as 3 can successfully navigate the easy user interface. The unique characters are fun and "interact" with kids via silly noises and facial expressions. Playing on Toca Hair Salon may also help very young kids who have a fear of getting their hair cut at the salon. This style app can lead to silly or serious creative fun.

The unique idea incorporated into Toca Hair Salon that makes it different from other traditional dress-up, fashion, or style apps is that the six cute characters (animals and people) that kids can style don't fit the standard media images of beauty or perfect looks. This (intentionally or unintentionally) highlights for kids the fun of creative hairstyling and downplays the expectation that everyone should look a certain way to be considered cute or to be happy with their appearance. This may give kids using this app a new perspective on what fun, creative looks can look like -- which is whatever their minds can imagine.

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