What goes on at an animal-themed hair salon? If it’s Silly Billy - Hair Salon then you’d see crazy hair-dos and dance parties. The latest app by wonderkind offers you some hairstyling fun with adorable characters.
Cut, Wash, and Dress Up the Animals
When you open the app, you can choose the animals you want to style: Billy the Sheep, Leo the Lion, Peter the Panda, or Hanna the Horse. Then, pull the lever to determine what kind of hairstyle the animal wants; for example, Billy might want his fur dyed yellow and green. It’s also possible to land on a freestyle option, which allows you to dress and style the animals any way you want.
At the salon, your task is to recreate the chosen hairstyle. You’ll have a wide range of tools at your disposal, including those used to cut, curl, straighten, wash, dry, and color the animal’s hair. You can also style them up further with tattoo stickers, hats, shoes, glasses, and other accessories.
When you’re happy with how the animal looks, you can snap a photo against different color backdrops. The animal will make different poses every time, and you can save the picture to your Camera Roll to share with family and friends.
In addition to styling the animals, you can also do other things with them. For instance, you can turn on the radio and watch them dance to the music. If your animal gets hungry, you can feed them with the provided food — either bamboo leaves, lollipop, clover, or chewing gum.
Parents Need to Know
Silly Billy - Hair Salon is available for free on the App Store. The initial download includes the Billy the Sheep character along with all the hairstyling tools and accessories, which should provide kids with a good amount of fun. But if they can’t get enough of hairstyling, you can always purchase the 3 other animals along with 15 additional hairstyles via a one-time in-app purchase.
Do note that the app includes a safety measure to prevent little fingers from accidentally accessing external links and in-app purchases. It includes no third-party advertising.
Things I Like
What I like about Silly Billy - Hair Salon is it offers two game modes: one with an objective and one focused on free play. Kids who enjoy challenges can have a go at replicating the available hairstyles and be rewarded for their efforts, whereas those who just want to let loose their creativity can do so in freestyle mode.
Regardless of the game mode you choose, you’ll have fun. All of the characters have adorable animation and make funny expressions as you style them. You’ll also love watching them bust out silly dance moves when you turn on the radio. Also, fans of wonderland’s previous app, Tiny Builders, will definitely be excited to see some of the app’s characters make an appearance in this game.
Silly Billy - Hair Salon may not be the first animal hairstyling app out there, but it’s still worth checking out. With a wide array of hairstyling tools, adorable characters, and fun extras, this excellent app is sure to delight young designers. Recommended for ages 2+.
App was purchased by us.
wonderkind is a team of developers and animators who are determined to develop high quality apps for kids. Their apps have a distinctive style characterized by the watercolor illustrations and humorous interactions. Here are some of their apps that we’ve reviewed previously: