9 Best Hair Apps You've Got to Download ...

We’ve all been there: ready for a new hairstyle or color, but too timid to try it at the salon. Well, my dear, there’s an app for that… several apps, in fact! iTunes has lots of try-before-you-buy hair apps, all of them geared to help you choose a new hue or ‘do without the real-life hair mishaps. Who knew you’d look so good with a bright blue shag? Here are the best hair apps you’ve got to download and try… before your next trip to the salon!

1. Hair Salon

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Price: $1.99 at itunes.apple.com
Try out dozens of on-trend hairstyles without real-life salon mishaps with this hair app. It’s pre-loaded with 40 styles — all you have to do is upload (or take) a flattering shot, and try them out. I love the little shag, and the bob… and the long layers…

2. Hairstyle Wizard

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Price: FREE at itunes.apple.com
I love this hair app! Simply tap on the choices that best describe what you’re looking for, and this best hair app returns suggestions, customized for your hair type and even the event you’re attending. Brilliant… and best of all, totally free!

3. Hair MakeOver

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Price: FREE at itunes.apple.com
Make over your friends, family, celebs, even random strangers on the street with this best hair app. It literally takes less than a minute to try out new colors and styles… so much fun, and so many style ideas!

4. Hair Color Booth

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Price: $0.99 at itunes.apple.com
Tired of your current hair color, but not sure which new hue to choose? This inexpensive hair app can help. Upload a photo of yourself, then choose from a rainbow of new hair colors. It’s very realistic, and did I mention that it costs less than a dollar?

5. Hair Color Premium

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Price: $1.99 at itunes.apple.com
Here’s another helpful little hair app, designed to show you what you’d look like with a new hair color. Upload a flattering photo, then try out new colors before you dye in real life. The results are realistic, and if you find a new hue you love, you can save it to your phone to show your colorist, and even share with friends via email or Facebook!

6. 80’s Hair

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Price: $1.99 at itunes.apple.com
Ever wondered how totally radical you’d look with a Flock of Seagulls hairdo? Or Cyndi Lauper’s trademark messy tresses? Use this app to find out, and share with friends on Facebook. So much fun, it’s no wonder it made my list of the best hair apps. This Valley Girl approves.

7. Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition

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Price: $2.99 at itunes.apple.com
Now that you’re done perusing styles for yourself, why not help a slew of virtual customers with this fun game? Warning, though, my pretties: it’s completely addictive! I love the graphics and the gameplay is so much fun!

8. I Love Your Hair

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Price: Free for iPhone users
This wonderful app is kind of like a bulletin board for great hair. Not only can you post photos of your best styles and cuts, but you can also peruse the many others that are posted as a way to be inspired to find something new and great for your own hair. You'll be able to find your favorite style in no time.

9. Beautify Free

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Price: Free from itunes.apple.com
This app is perfect if you don't want to spend any money and lets you try out a variety of looks without making a committment to them if you aren't ready. Find out how you'd look with highlights or a red mohawk. This lets you find something you love without ending up with something you hate. That's awesome if you ask me!

All of these hair apps look like so much fun, don't they? I especially love the 80's Hair app, and the color apps are so eye-opening! Which of these hair apps do you like best, and why? And which do you find the most helpful? Do tell!

This article written in collaboration with editor, Eliza Martinez

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