How to Change Hair in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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When you first start your new island getaway adventure, you only have access to basic hairstyles. It may also be unclear how to change hair in Animal Crossing following the initial character creation. If you are lost and wondering, continue reading to find out how!

How to Change Hair in Animal Crossing?

Some of the hairstyle options in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

To change hair in Animal Crossing, walk up to a mirror, vanity, or certain bathroom furniture items such as sinks. Tapping the A button will ask you if you want to change your style. This will then bring up the character customization window, where you have access to various options. This includes the hairstyles and additionally colors that your character has learned.

Changing hairstyle does not cost anything and can be done as many times as you want. This way you can give your character a fresh new look as often as you want! Moreover, different hairstyles and colors can be used with different outfits to add some flair.

How to change hairstyle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to Get New Hairstyles and Colors?

You can learn new hairstyles and color options by redeeming Nook Miles at the Nook terminal in Residents Services. The costs vary, and there are quite a few packages to learn. These include:

Hairstyle PackCost
Top 8 Pop Hairstyles2,400 Nook Miles
Top 8 Cool Hairstyles2,400 Nook Miles
Top 8 Stylish Hair Colors3,000 Nook Miles
Top 6 Stylish Hairstyles1,800 Nook Miles
Top 4 Fab Hairstyles1,200 Nook Miles
The Nook terminal in Residents Services, where you can redeem Nook Miles for hairstyle packs.

Furthermore, it costs 10,800 Nook Miles to learn all the hairstyles and color options in the game. You better get farming if you want to learn ‘em all!

Harriet’s Extra Hairstyles

As of the Animal Crossing 2.0 update, players with the DLC can pay Harriet a visit and gain access to seven new hairstyles. Harriet is found on Harv’s island, which is only accessible if you have the DLC purchased. Harriet offers seven new hairstyles that are not teachable; meaning you cannot learn them yourself.

Mirrors and Vanities

As mentioned, you need a mirror, vanity, or certain bathroom furniture item to change up your appearance. These items can be purchased by various means, such as in Nook’s Cranny or via Nook Shopping. You can also learn DIY recipes to create basic mirror items, that can be placed around your island or home. There is no difference between the mirrors and vanity choices, and all of these will give you access to every hairstyle and color option that you have learned.

A simple mirror in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The DIY recipes to create mirrors can be acquired from villagers, messages in bottles, and finally from trading with friends. Various mirrors can be crafted using a range of materials, such as wood and iron.

That covers everything you need to know about how to change hair in Animal Crossing! If you have enjoyed this guide and found it informative, I have a bunch more that you may also find useful. You can check them out here! Happy Crossing.

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By Miles
Miles is a passionate writer, with a keen interest in writing engaging and intriguing content on all things Nintendo. Franchises such as Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, and Mario have provided Miles with countless hours of fun, thus why he happily writes about them!
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