Meet ‘Try On Hairstyle’ Apps: The Trick To Never Regretting A Haircut Or Colour Again

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Change your hair and you can alter your *entire* look – often for the best, but there’s always the potential that you could end up making a BIG mistake. Maybe the colour you chose is all wrong for your skin tone, or the length doesn’t complement your face shape. Unfortunately, whatever the issue, it’s not as easy as hitting ‘undo’. Unless you try your new look on virtually first.

Yes, there’s an app for that. Several in fact. If you’re thinking about undergoing a hair makeover, these apps allow you to try on hairstyles and experiment with hair colours to see how they will look on you before you book that hair appointment.

These are the top-rated hair colour changer apps and best hair styler app options so you’ll never regret a trip to your hairdresser again.

Modiface Hair Color App

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Average app rating: 3.1 stars

If you’ve been contemplating your own Kardashian-Jenner bright colour hair makeover, then this hair colour change app will convince you to take the plunge, and will also guide you in finding the perfect hue so you have zero regrets. We love the realistic-looking results and the live video function in this change-hair-colour app. Flip your phone camera to selfie-mode then scroll through the many hair colour optionsgo from blonde to black or find your ideal shade of red, and see the results instantaneously. You can even adjust the shine and intensity of each colour. Another point worth noting is the app is made by Modiface, who are leaders in augmented reality try-on beauty simulation.

Download here for Apple and here for Android

Hair colour try-on app
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Hairstyle Makeover App

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Average App rating: 3.9 stars

Got a big event coming up where your go-to topknot just won’t cut it? Or maybe you’re wanting to expand your everyday hairstyle repertoire. This app allows you to road-test a virtual hairstyle to see how it will look with your face shape and features. All you need to do is upload a photo of yourself (if you’re trialling hairstyles for a special occasion, we recommend snapping yourself in the outfit you plan on wearing to see how the neckline works with each hairstyle), flick through the short, medium and long hairstyle options, and choose a winner. You can even share the end result with your friends and take it along to your hair appointment. This app also has built-in editing tools.

Download here for Apple

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Hairstyle for Your Face Shape App

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

App rating: 4.0 stars

Your face shape plays a key role in how a certain haircut will look on you. This app takes the guesswork out of your hair makeover and helps you nail the perfect length and style so you walk out of that hair salon looking 10/10. This haircut simulator first helps you identify what your face shape is by analysing the photo you upload. From there, it will generate a list of suggestions, which you can test out. It sure beats committing to a pixie cut only to find out a layered bob would have been a much more flattering option!

Download here for Apple

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Your Perfect Hairstyle – Women App

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

App rating: 4.1 stars

If you’re thinking about going all out with a brand new style, cut or colour, then this app’s wide range of looks will really help you hone in on what you want and what’s going to look best on you. Experiment with a fringe, see what you’d look like with curly hair, cut it all off or dial up the drama with an unexpected hair colour. This app is fun and addictive to play around with and will encourage you to venture outside your hair comfort zone.

Download here for Apple

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Hairstyle Try On App

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Average app rating: 4.2 stars

Offering slightly more safe and wearable hairstyles than the ‘Your Perfect Hairstyle – Women’ app, this app will help those serious about trying something new to find their match. You can choose between different hair lengths, hair colours and hairstyles, and the editor tool allows you to tweak each one to further customise them. If you’ve narrowed it down to a couple of looks but can’t quite make a final decision, go ahead and share your options online with your family and friends and ask them to vote on their fave.

Download here for Apple and here for Android

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