Here’s a unique hair salon app for elementary aged kids that both boys and girls seem to enjoy. The Toca Hair Salon app is your one-stop salon for shampooing, combing, shaving, dying and hacking hair to shreds. Unlike the Pocket Princess apps, once you make the in-app purchase, the flood of ads disappears. Kids have a wide range of easy-to-use tools for aggressively mangling one of six heads of hair. My niece photographed this relatively minor hair treatment- a shampoo and combing, followed by color spray in the face. Thankfully, the spray only sticks to hair and does not cause blindness.
There are 6 characters from which to choose. They are all humanoid, I think, and appear to enjoy the salon experience, no matter what you do to them. This “guy” below kept saying, “Wow!” as his hair was lengthened hair and blown into a storm. I asked my niece if he was a lion and she answered, “Look at his nose.” ‘Nuff said.Apart from possibly encouraging kids to take a razor to their own hair, this is a fun app. One more favorite photo, to the tune of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”