Mattel Barbie Hair-tastic! Colour & Design Salon
PRODUCT: Mattel Barbie Hair-tastic! Colour & Design Salon (www.barbie.com)
DESCRIPTION: A Barbie-themed hair artist set for children to add colour, sparkles and designs directly onto Barbie’s hair. Includes Barbie doll, hair stand with salon chair, 3 stencils, 3 x bottles of colour, comb, hair clips and rubber bands. Suitable for children aged 5 years upwards.
GOOD POINTS: The Colour & Design Salon is another great product from the Barbie range - a fun interactive miniature styling 'salon' where your child can get to work creating some fantastically unique hair designs on their Barbie doll.
The first thing to mention is that the set includes its very own Barbie doll...every bit the fashion icon with her wonderfully stylish sparkly patterned dress with purple frill detail and matching high-heeled sandals. The main feature of this Barbie is her head of lovely blonde straight hair which is super long in length to enable plenty of styling possibilities.
The set requires some very basic assembly prior to use, as outlined in the accompanying instructions leaflet - in particular, the pink plastic hair stand comes in several pieces which simply need to be slotted together to make it freestanding, and a wonderfully detailed and authentic looking turquoise salon chair slides into place in front so that Barbie sits with her luscious locks laid over the angled stand!
The set also includes three durable plastic stencils, each with a different patterned design, which clip into position on the side of the hair stand (in any order) and can be flipped over to effectively 'sandwich' Barbie's hair in between.
With Barbie now secured in place, your child can get busy spraying her hair through the stencils with the accompanying little bottles of hair colour, and the combination of stencil patterns and spray colours (pink, orange and purple) ensures endless design possibilities. There is even the option to 'freestyle' if your child wishes to use the sprays without the stencils.
Once the colour has dried, a number of fun little hair accessories are also included to enable Barbie's hair to be styled in a variety of ways, including a comb as well as some little clips and hair bands. If your child wants to change their colour creation, they can simply wash the spray out of Barbie's hair and start over again!
In our opinion, the Barbie Hair-tastic! Colour & Design Salon is a lot of fun and a great way for young children to show off their creative side.
BAD POINTS: The spray is difficult to confine to a small area, and takes a long while to dry. The sprays can also not be used on human hair, and may actually stain fabric and furniture if not protected.
PRICE: Approx. £24.99
Available from Amazon and Argos
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