Shampoodle (ビューティーサロン, Beauty Salon) is a business in the Animal Crossing series that allows the player to change their hair style and color. Harriet the Poodle will ask the player a series of questions and, depending on which answers are chosen, they will get a different hairstyle and color. Changing hairstyle also removes bedhead.
The store takes on many appearances throughout the series. It first appears in Animal Crossing: Wild World as an add-on to one of Tom Nook's stores. A Barber's pole appears outside the salon. However, in Animal Crossing: City Folk it has its own building in the City. It has a pastel turquoise exterior and a bright yellow door. Above the ground floor window and entrance is an orange and beige awning. The building retains the Barber's pole last seen in Wild World.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the store has been relocated to above the Able Sisters store in Main Street. The exterior is bright green with green window awnings. The entrance is a blue, white and red sliding door which matches the Barber's pole above the stairway. Inside, there are two magazines on a desk that are said to be copies of Ms. Nintendique.
In Animal Crossing: Wild World
Shampoodle makes its first appearance in Animal Crossing: Wild World, appearing in the back of Nookington's - the final expansion of Tom Nook's store after a friend has bought one item from Nookway and 240,000 Bells have been spent in store. It is open from 8am to 11pm.
Each haircut costs 3,000 Bells.
In Animal Crossing: City FolkIn Animal Crossing: City Folk, Shampoodle has been moved to the City into its own building. It still follows the same basic functions as in Wild World, except now the player is given the opportunity to buy a Mii Mask. It is open from 8am to 9pm.
The Mii Mask is styled on a Mii from the Mii Channel on the Nintendo Wii console the game is being played on. The mask is free the first time and then 3,000 Bells afterwards, but only one design can be held at any given time.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
It must first be unlocked by spending at least 10,000 Bells between the Able Sisters store or Kicks. Kicks must also be open for at least 7 days before construction begins. It takes 4 days for Shampoodle to be built.
The player can only have one re-style a day. Each makeover, haircut or contact color costs 3,000 Bells each. If the player's hair style and hair color don't change, Harriet will not charge you.
Originally, Shampoodle's makeover machine is a cream color, which offers one hairstyle or Mii mask transformation per day, each for 3,000 Bells. This is until the store has been open for at least 14 days and the player has changed their hairstyle or had a Mii mask at least once. The next time the player visits the store, the cream machine will be slightly larger and dark pink as the option to change the color of the player's eyes is unlocked.
Similar to the hairstyle choosing questions, Harriet will ask the player different questions to determine their color.
The default color varies, and the player can change this to blue, sky blue, blue gray, green, brown and black.