Toca Hair Salon

Create, Style, Repeat!

Rating Toca Hair Salon - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 3+
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About Toca Hair Salon

Toca Hair Salon is a popular open-ended app which allows children to play virtual hairdressers with characters. It helps kids use their imaginations to create hairstyles that maybe you would not necessarily see in real life.

Toca Hair Salon is available for free to download on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices.

Toca Hair Salon Review

What is Toca Hair Salon?

Toca Hair Salon is a creativity app that uses hair styling as the springboard to a unique digital art experience, no reading required. Toca Hair Salon is a hairdressing simulator where you are free to cut and style as you please. 

Toca Boca is one of the largest and most respected names in the early learning app world.  If you are looking for some hairdressing fun, you can download Toca Hair Salon on both iOS and Android devices.

Is Toca Hair Salon free?

Toca Hair Salon is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.

How much does Toca Hair Salon cost?

Toca Hair Salon is free to download which includes all the basic styling options. Additional characters, stickers, accessories, photo booth backgrounds are available in different in-app purchase packs which costs between $0.99 and $4.99.

Is Toca Hair Salon safe for kids?

Toca Hair Salon is safe for kids as this app that is designed with a child’s safety and success in mind. Featuring no third party advertising, Toca Hair Salon takes into account the concerns of parents while still providing an exciting platform for children. 

Features Toca Hair Salon; What we like about it

Toca Hair Salon is about choosing one of six people to style their hair. After they chose their person, the app will then move to a new page where the character is sitting in the stylist’s chair. You child will then be able to choose and play around with the different options the app provides.

Toca Hair Salon encourages you to let your imagination fly by unleashing your creativity to the max. The first thing that strikes you when opening the app is the texture of the design, which is modern and detailed. The first screen has pictures of 6 characters which you can choose from, and although there are no instructions, it’s clear you’re supposed to click on one of them.

In this game, the child make their own decisions about what tools to use or how they want each character’s hair to look like. Throughout this process, they even start to develop some style preferences. Even begin to learn the use of colour, motion, hair length, and the many fashion accessories they can use on the characters head.

I think it’s an important quality of an early learning app, to not provide kids with too much guidance as this forces them to interact with the app and encourages problem solving skills. That is definitely a strong point of this app.

How Toca Hair Salon works?

When you click on a characters’ picture, you are taken to a Hair Salon, where your character is patiently waiting for you to get to work.

On the table in front of you, there are scissors, a comb, a razor and some hair grow. How to use the given tools is not immediately evident  but, after a few clicks, you realise you can cut, shape and grow your characters’ hair, anyway you see fit. The visual style is similar to that of a Pixar cartoon with nice extra touches, such as cars moving in the window of the hair salon.

If you scroll the tables in front of your character you find you have even more options for hair styling. There is hair dye, a straightener and curler, shampoo, hats, sunglasses, ribbons and a host of other options for you to give your character any style you want. The game play is pleasing, the hair movement is really quite detailed and it takes some time to get the exact look you’re after. The characters also react to the styles you give them with grimaces when you break out the razor and smiles if you try something funky.

What skills will children develop?

Children will play with this app for hours. It teaches sequencing, fine motor skills, the professions in the adult world and engages them into  a role-playing game that   will get their imaginations fired up. Overall, this app is very kid-friendly and easy for them to use. There are a ton of creative routes your child is able to take within this game and they may not even get sick of playing around with it!

Toca Hair Salon is as entertaining as it is educational. Kids can easily create their favorite looks using really high-quality graphics.

Final Thoughts

Toca Boca Hair Salon series that have been hugely popular among families. This wholesome app is a fun salon experience where kids can choose from a variety of starter looks and completely customize them. From new hair cuts to facepaint and clothes, this is at its core a dress-up game that really allows kids to go wild with their imagination.

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Additional Information

Teacher Ratings


Android, iPad, iPhone





Cognitive Development
Engagement and Usability
Creative Development


In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No


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Download Toca Hair Salon

You can download Toca Hair Salon on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Toca Hair Salon app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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