It might not be easy to visit your favorite hair salon in real life right now, but you can still sport the most stylish locks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Along with having a huge variety of wardrobe options, the game lets you customize your character's hair. While you'll only have eight style and color options when you first start the game, you'll gradually be able to unlock more options by improving your home and completing various tasks. Here's how to increase your options and change up your look on a whim.
How to change your look
Animal Crossing isn't the most forthright in telling you how to change the look of your character. In order to try out something new, you'll first need to acquire a mirror. Fortunately, one should become craftable pretty early on. Just keep visiting your villages and you might find them crafting and get them to share a DIY recipe with you. You should also look out for bottles washed up on your beach and balloons floating overhead. You might also find a mirror for sale at Nook's Cranny.
Once you've built a mirror, place it somewhere in or around your home. Then, simply go up to it and press A. You'll be taken to the character customization menu, which allows you to change your eyes, mouth, nose, skin color, hair color, and hairstyle. You'll find that the mirror gives you six additional hairstyles in addition to the eight you got to choose from at the start of the game. All of the fun customization options make this one of the best Nintendo Switch games out there.
How to unlock new hairstyles and colors
When you first start the game, you're given eight hairstyles and eight hair colors to choose from. In order to unlock additional looks, you're going to need to earn some Nook Miles and unlock Nook Miles+ as well.
You can earn Nook Miles easily enough by completing tasks like catching fish, collecting a bunch of wood, or selling several items. If you need more Nook Miles and aren't sure what to do, open up your NookPhone and see what tasks you can work on. To unlock Nook Miles+ players must pay off their tent loan and have upgraded to a house. Tom Nook will then tell you about the Nook Miles+ program once you've done that.
Once you've saved up some Nook Miles and unlocked the Nook Miles+ program, you can head to the green Nook Stop kiosk in the bottom right corner of Resident Services. Then select Redeem Nook Miles. There are four different hair-related packs which you can purchase with Nook Miles:
- Top 8 Pop Hairstyles — 2,400 Nook Miles
- Top 8 Cool Hairstyles — 2,400 Nook Miles
- Top 8 Stylish Hair Colors — 3,000 Nook Miles
- Top 6 Stylish Hairstyles — 1,800 Nook Miles
- Top 4 Fab Hairstyles — 1,200 Nook Miles
So, to unlock all of the available hairstyles and colors, you'll need to save up 10,800 Nook Miles total.
Harriet's haircuts on Harv's Island
Now that the Animal Crossing 2.0 update has gone live, players can also travel to Harv's Island and meet Harriet the pink poodle. She operates an outdoor salon and will give you one surprise haircut a day. She offers 7 new hairstyles total.
All hairstyles and colors
When everything is unlocked, there are 47 hairstyles and 16 hair colors to choose from. Something that I love is that you aren't forced to choose from male or female options. You just get to choose whatever look you like best. Here are all the different hairstyles found in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
8 Original Hairstyles
These are the eight hairstyles that you can choose from at the start of the game.
8 Original Hair Colors
These are the eight original hair colors that you can choose from when you start the game.
6 Mirror Hairstyles
These are the six hairstyles that get unlocked as soon as you can access a mirror.
8 Pop Hairstyles
These are the Pop Hairstyles that you can purchase with Nook Miles.
8 Cool Hairstyles
These are the Cool Hairstyles that you can purchase with Nook Miles.
6 Stylish Hairstyles
Here are the six hairstyles you can purchase with 1,700 Nook Miles. These hairstyles were added with the Winter update on November 18, 2020.
8 Stylish Hair Colors
These are the eight hair colors you can purchase with Nook Miles.
4 Fab Hairstyles
By spending 1,200 Nook Miles at the kiosk, you can purchase these four Fab Hairstyles.
Harriet's 7 hairstyles
Once a new do has been put on your head, it will also be added to your list of accessible haircuts when you interact with a mirror. If you don't like the haircut she gives you, you can say "Oh no..." and she'll put it back to the way it was before she touched it.
Animal Crossing Hair Salon
Now that you can see all of the hairstyles and hair colors possible in Animal Crossing: New Horizons you can work towards getting the look you like best. You'll need to work on unlocking Nook Miles+ and earning plenty of Nook Miles if you want more options to customize your character with. I hope you're able to create the perfect look!
Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.
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