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Customize your player to make it the best version of you! Learn how to change your look after starting the game, whether or not the salon (Shampoodle) is in this game, and more on styling in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Can You Change Your Face and Hair After Starting the Game?

Yes, You Can Freely Change Up Your Look After Starting!

Unlike previous games in the series where you could only change your hairstyle, hair color, and eye color, now you can completely change your face and hairstyle even after starting the game!

Unchangeable Features

How to Change Your Look After Starting the Game

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A mirror or vanity is required to change your look

You can change up your look by using a mirror or vanity in your home. You will then be directed to the player customization screen.

Steps to Change Your Look
  1. Press the A button in front of a mirror or a vanity.
  2. You will be asked if you want to change your look. Accept!
  3. Customize your player to your liking!

A mirror recipe will be available from the start of the game

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A Wooden Table Mirror recipe from a message bottle.

Upon starting the game, you can change your look by crafting a mirror or a vanity.

There will be a message bottle along your shore which contains a mirror or vanity recipe, so be sure not to miss that!

Wooden Table Mirror Required Materials

Needed Materials Amount
Wood ImageWood 3
Iron Nugget ImageIron Nugget 1

How to Change Your Face and Hairstyle

You can set your look for the first time after putting in your name and birthday.

Customizable Features

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Change your skin tone.
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Change your hairstyle and color.
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Change your eye shape and color.
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Nose and Mouth.pngNose/Mouth
Change your nose and mouth shape.
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You can add soft or hard blush and choose its color.
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Custom.pngFace Paint/Other
Add custom design as face paint.
Change your gender.
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Features are not limited to gender!


In New Horizons, features like hairstyles are not locked to the player's gender, so you can go crazy with your look!

How to Unlock More Hairstyles and Hair Colors


At the start of the game, you can choose from 8 hairstyles and 8 hair colors.

Unlock More with Hairstyle and Hair Color Sets with Nook Miles Exchange

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There are hairstyles and hair color sets you can unlock by purchasing them with Nook Miles.

Item Price
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

How to Get Nook Miles Fast

List of Skin Tones

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List of Hairstyles

8 Base Hairstyles

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Top 8 Pop Hairstyles

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Pop hairstyle 5.png Pop hairstyle 6.png Pop hairstyle 7.png Pop hairstyle 8.png

Top 8 Cool Hairstyles

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Bedhead Hairstyle

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You can unlock the bedhead hairstyle by not playing the game for a month. To instantly add this to your catalogue, you can time travel.

Time Traveling Guide

List of Hair Colors

8 Base Hair Colors

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Top 8 Stylish Hair Colors

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Stylish Hair Color 5.png Stylish Hair Color 6.png Stylish Hair Color 7.png Stylish Hair Color 8.png

List of Eye Shapes and Colors

26 Eye Shapes

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Eye Shape 4.png Eye Shape 5.png Eye Shape 6.png
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Eye Shape 13.png Eye Shape 14.png Eye Shape 15.png
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Eye Shape 19.png Eye Shape 20.png Eye Shape 21.png
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6 Eye Colors

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Will There Be A Beauty Salon (Shampoodle's)?

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In previous games in the series, you could edit your player's hairstyle, hair color, and eye color in Shampoodle's, a beauty salon managed by Harriet the Poodle.

From there, you could also wear your Mii's head as makeup.

It could be possible that it is included in the list of facilities that you can build on the island. This will be updated if new information is released.

How to Unlock Shops and Facilities

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38 Anonymousabout 2 months

I love that I can change my hairstyle etc., because I want it to look like every time.

37 Anonymousabout 2 months

Can't seem to choose the best hair for me. The game needs more options for customization which wouldn't be far off if they would put DLC.

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