These days you no longer need to stress about changing up your hairstyle, you can have a hair makeover without leaving the comfort of your home. Ever wondered what you would look like with a bob? With a dramatic fringe or a pixie cut? Well, now you no longer have to - all you need is a smart phone.
Hair styler and colour change apps have become popular among those who suffer from major post-haircut regret. These apps can be used to test out different hair styles, lengths and colours in advance to make your hair appointment a lot less daunting.
A hair styler app will give you a clear idea of how a particular hairstyle will look on your face, and whether it will compliment your shape or complexion. Some apps incorporate colour change technology to give you an idea of which hues will bring our your favourite features. These apps use the latest virtual technology to overlay digital images and edit colours in photos to give you the most realistic makeover possible.
Read on to discover some of the best hair colour and styling apps to help you find the cut and colour you should actually get.
5. Hair Zapp
This popular app boasts 500 different hairstyles for users to try out, plus another 500 if you upgrade to the premium version for $4.49. Hair Zapp offers a range of unique hairstyles and is perfect for anyone looking to try something a little different. Feeling a little indecisive? Compare your favourites side-by-side or post the photo in the app to get feedback from other users.
This app is best for those looking to change the style and shape of their hair. Completely user-friendly, Hairstyle Makeover allows you to sample different styles and edit the volume and length of the hair to your liking. By adjusting the shape of the hair, you can design a style to best suit your face structure. This app is free, but there is a paid version which will unlock hundreds more hairstyles and app features.
Hairstyle Try On is another great app useful for experimenting with different hair styles. You can choose from a range of options including long, short, medium length, straight or curly hair. Still need a second opinion? Once your makeover is complete you can receive in-app feedback or share it on social media. The free version includes 15 different styles while the premium version offers an addition 800 styles, but it will set you back at least $1.49.
Keen to follow the latest hair colour trend? This free app will let you test out over 50 shades of hair colours, ranging from natural tones to vibrant colours like blue, purple, green and pink hues. ModiFace Hair Colour combines your own photo with 3D colour simulation to give you the most realistic colour changes.
Developed by L’Oreal Professional, this app lets the user browse through countless hairstyles, cuts and colours in order to find the perfect one. Test out a blonde ombre or a broody dark purple or discover completely new colour options. Its free to download and is also used in L’Oreal salons to give clients an in-depth consultation.