Toca Boca Hair Salon 3 App Review for Parents – Hair Salon App For Kids

Toca Boca Hair Salon 3 App Review for Parents – Hair Salon App For Kids

Toca Boca Hair Salon 3 app is one of the top apps on the Apple app store. We decided to give this hair salon app for kids a play to see what all the fuss is about.

toca boca hair salon 3 App Review for Kids and ParentsToca Boca Hair Salon 3 App Review

We have some more app reviews coming up and decided the best way to handle the kid apps is to let our kids play them, we’ll review and give our review from a parenting perspective. I know what it’s like when your kid is screaming and all you want them to do is sit in the doctor’s office and play on the iPad for 10 minutes so that you can talk to the doctor. Been there done that. Let’s review the Toca Boca Hair Salon 3 app.

First things first: Toca Boca Hair Salon 3 app is $2.99. Is it worth it? I thought so, keep reading to learn more about what we loved and what are scared of!

What’s This Hair Salon App All About?

The Toca Hair Salon 3 app let’s your kid become a hair stylist. I should say this app isn’t just for kids. I did get lost for uhm, more time that I care to admit playing around with all the features and making awesome hair creations.  Here is what Toca Boca says about this app:

Welcome to Toca Hair Salon 3! Our most popular app series returns, better than ever! What do you feel like creating today — something quirky, pretty or edgy? Choose your character from dozens of looks that you can customize — characters have randomized styles and personalities, which creates endless play opportunities! Grab your tools and get styling!

What Can You Do in This App?

This app allows kids to play hair salon. Choose a hair client from an array of option. You can cut, add hair, shave, add facial hair, color hair, add accessories, take photos, shampoo, blow dry, towel dry and more! 

hair salon app for kidsWhat I do love about this app, it shows an array of people and hair types. From straight hair to kinky hair, this hair app shows them all. 

Toca Boca Hair Salon 3 App Features

Toca Boca Hair Salon 3 app is the THIRD app in the Toca Boca hair salon series. That’s right, there is a version 1 and version 2. Here are some updates and why you might want to consider downloading this app for your child. 

  • All-new characters with dozens of starter styles
  • Straight, wavy, curly and now kinky hair! 
  • All the tools you need to create the style you want!
  • New braiding tool!
  • Every character can grow a beard to style
  • More advanced hair color tool: Dip-dye and fade hair in any colors you want!
  • Change clothes on characters!
  • Dozens of new accessories: hats, glasses, jewelry and more
  • Change backdrops in the photo booth!
  • Snap a picture in the app and share with your friends!
  • Gender-neutral aesthetic: Unlike most hairstyling apps, all kids are welcome to play!
  • No time limit or high scores — play for as long as you like!
  • No third-party advertising

About Toca Boca

I see the Toca Boca brand quite a bit on my kids’ devices. I really like what they stay for, this is how they describe their company:

Toca Boca is an award winning game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all – we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.

Parent’s Review of Toca Hair Salon 3 App

So what does this parent thing of Toca Hair Salon 3 app? I think it’s adorable. My ONE and only worry about this app is that my curious boys will have so much fun playing this on the iPad that they too will want to cut their own hair (or each others!) or give each other a shave in real life. It’s been a while since we’ve had a kid give themselves a hair cut, I really don’t want to have to go thru that again.

If you are looking for an educational app – this isn’t it. Hair Salon 3 app isn’t an educational app in the traditional aspect.

Other than that – LOVED IT. 

  • Kid Friendly
  • Parent Friendly
  • Fun and Entertaining
  • Kept Kids Entertained

Download the App

General Screen Time Talk

Kids Screen TimeI have no problem with giving kids screens, but like all things we make sure there is balance in our kids’ lives.  Interested in learning more about our rules? One thing we stick to is the No Screens in the Bedroom rule and Screen Free Sunday

If you downloaded the Toca Hair Salon 3 app, leave a comment. I would love to know what you think! 

The Power of Moms Online

The Power of Moms Online

I started this blog in 2009, and this was one of my first posts. See, in 2009 – mom bloggers and moms online were fairly new. The mommy blogging thing really hadn’t hit huge yet, but I knew it was coming. Women are powerful beings. We make the majority of the purchasing decisions, we connect and research what is best for our family. Knowing those things, I just knew that blogging would be huge and that corporate America had NO idea what was coming with this wave.

Fast forward to 2016. I can’t believe I have been blogging here for 7 years, and over 12 years counting my other blogs. I still do think that blogging is a powerful form of marketing and communications. The space is ever-changing, but so is the internet. We have numerous ways to spread our message, whether it’s thru social, video, podcasts or ebooks – we have the ability to tell anyone, anything (please use your power wisely, thanks.)

If you are considering blogging, join my new blogger mailing list. I’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest things i’ve learned over my last 12+ years of blogging.

 

power of moms online

Here is my post, originally posted on May 26, 2009:

Check out these stats:

  • Of the 36.2 million women actively participating in the blogosphere weekly as either publishers or readers, 46% — or just over 16.5 million — have children at home.
  • 67% of moms online look for help making a purchasing decision.
  • Overall, full-time working moms use technology at the highest rates.
  • The cell phone is the technology used most often by moms to communicate with their kids, and 80% say it is the direct line to their child and babysitter.

What happens when you gang several of us mommy bloggers together?

Remembering Maddie.

Tragedy stuck Heather Spohr’s family. Heather, a mommy blogger to little Maddie – lost her daughter in April. Mommy bloggers everywhere united and joined forces to do 2 things. Help the Spohrs and raise money for March of Dimes.
Shortly after Maddie’s passing – blogs and twitter avatars were turned purple in honor of this little girl that was just known by most from the internet.  Over $35,000 has poured in for March of Dimes. Numerous women are walking (and wearing purple) in remembrance of Maddie.

Motrin Moms. Have you heard of them?

In November 2008, Motrin launched the below commercial, aimed at Moms.  Motrin forgot 1 thing – women are sensitive.
Check out the Twitter convo (which is still going on, 7 months later) on this “Motrin Moms” commercial.

Corporate America, pay attention.

Moms are in full force. We have purchasing power and we’re raising the next generation of your consumers. Beware and be aware.

Our Favorite Dallas Bloggers

Our Favorite Dallas Bloggers

Dallas Bloggers are the best, no really. I am completely bias, yes – but after going to many conferences and talking to various bloggers through-out the United States, I keep hearing “Dallas is so lucky to have such a great blogger network.” Yes, we are. We have a fab group of bloggers here that are dedicated and supportive of each other.

If you have a fabulous event, this is your go to list of Dallas Bloggers:

Dallas Blogger List

 

 

A Cowboy’s Life Blog

Chastity Beene

A Cowboy’s Life is dedicated to creating and sharing family friendly content that includes recipes, parenting tips, crafts, local events and travel throughout Texas. Chastity can be reached at acowboyslife@outlook.com and followed on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Busy Mom’s Helper

Danielle Reeves

Danielle is the crazy momma of 4 behind Busy Mom’s Helper, where she shares all her adventures. Married to her best friend & fellow nerd. Totally addicted to Dr. Pepper and chocolate. Staying home with the kiddos keeps her busy, but she loves squeezing in time to create through the ups & downs of life . Now, if she could just figure out how to eat a candy bar without having to share, life would be even more fabulous! Be sure to join the fun at BusyMomsHelper.com.  Check her out on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.

Dallas Bloggers Carrie ElleCarrie Elle

Carrie Lindsey

Carrie is a Dallas mom who blogs about parenting, “mom life,” and family-friendly activities in the Dallas area at Carrie Elle. From simple crafts to easy recipes to meal planning (and everything in between!), Carrie blogs for the busy mom. She also offers blog coaching for new bloggers and sells Meal Planners in her Etsy shop.  

Daily Momtivity  

Shannon Gauger

Shannon blogs everything kid friendly and helpful to Moms at Daily Momtivity. She has been blogging for almost 3 years and lives in the north Dallas area with her family.  She is a preschool teacher by day and blogger by night 🙂  Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Dallas Socials

Dallas Socials

Betsy Segars, my much older sister

Millennial Dallas Lifestyle Blogger, Betsy Segars is always on the go whether it’s finding fun places to travel, exploring hot spots in Dallas, cooking delicious meals in her kitchen or working on one of her many brands.  Betsy lives on social media, so tweet with her, say hello on Facebook or email her direct – Betsy@thedallassocials.com!  

Dian Farmer and Grocery Shop For FREE

Dian Farmer

Dian is a Dallas empty nester Mom who is passionate about sharing resources & solutions for real life issues:  finance. home. tips. travel …Life  

She is also the owner and author at Grocery Shop For FREE where she works to share the best deals and tips to keep a busy family on top of their budget in day to day purchases. Don’t miss out on her daily tips to save at her blog.  You will find the best deals, FREEbies and info on how to Grocery Shop For FREE!!

DFW Dad

Ben

Ben is a native DFW millennial blogger who shares life with his wife Gena from Ginger Casa and their three sons.  They love the Dallas Mavericks, playing outside, biking, and more.  He is a youth minister by day and blogs about parenting, Dallas events and locations, faith, and more.  Catch him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook where you can sometimes catch a fun Facebook Live!

Digital Mom Blog 

Molly Thornberg, wait… that’s me. 

Digital Mom Blog is the intersection of parenting in the digital age and technology.  Follow on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

Everyday Best

Shannon Schmid

Shannon traded in her sensible NYC Television producer shoes (they were best for taking the subway), for a pair of Texas Cowboy boots! Shannon blogs about many subjects including Travel, Recipes, Technology & Events. Shannon is PR friendly, and also the author of American and Irish. Find her: Twitter, Facebook, & YouTube among other places. everydaybest.com@gmail.com

FDallas Bloggers Family eGuideamily eGuide

Valerie Preston

Family eGuide is an online guide to affordable family-friendly events, activities, and services in the northern suburbs of Dallas/Fort Worth. A “Best of Denton County” business for four years in a row!  Winner of “Best Publication” in Denton County 2014!  Contact Us about promoting your event or business. You can also find us on Facebook,  Twitter,  Pinterest &  Instagram!  

Finding Debra

Debra Muccio

Debra Muccio is a lifestyle and travel blogger in the Dallas area focusing on family, food, travel, health, and entertainment. Debra traded in high-powered suits and high-heeled shoes for a role as mommy – crayon enthusiast, storyteller, and kisser of boo-boos. From walking the red carpet in Hollywood, to visiting the set of Sesame Street, or kayaking the creeks in Florida, Debra is always on the go. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or send an email to afrugalfriend@gmail.com.

Forever Green Mom

Kim Croisant

Forever Green Mom is an uplifting health and wellness blog that offers moms easy solutions for their families to live a healthy and happy lifestyle.  Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 

GGiggles Galoreiggles Galore

Mariah Leeson

With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore, a lifestyle blog that focuses on creative parties, DIY crafts, recipes and tip and hints for making the ordinary extraordinary one creative project at a time. Mariah loves collaborating with brands and can be reached at mariah@gigglesgalore.net or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

 Ginger Casa

Gena 

Gena is a thirty something lifestyle blogger, mom of three boys, and married to DFW Dad.  On Ginger Casa, she blogs about cooking delicious recipes, DIY, crafts, parenting, and enjoying the great outdoors with her family. Follow Ginger Casa on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram or send an email to gena@gingercasa.com.  

Hustle Mom Repeat

Dawn Monroe

Dawn Monroe is a digital influencer, Texas lifestyle blogger and mother of four children. Dawn blogs at Hustle Mom Repeat, sharing stories of food, travel, Disney and family fun.  Dawn can be found on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, or emailed at hustlemomrepeat@gmail.com

 

InDFWFamily

Roselle Pliego

Roselle Pliego is a Dallas mommy blogger at InDFWFamily.  She loves blogging about family fun in DFW, whether that be foodie recommendations or events going on around the Metroplex. She is also a lifestyle blogger and shares her ideas on traveling with kids and their camping adventures in and around Texas.  Find her on Instagram and Twitter.

Jenn’s RAQ

Jenn Land

Jenn is a homeschooling mom to 5 kids in Fort Worth, Texas. Whether she’s blogging about her kids, the latest homeschool curriculum, food, crafts, or about local Dallas / Fort Worth events, she’s keeping it Real And Quirky! Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

 

JDallas Bloggers Julie is Coco and Cocoaulie Measures

Julie 

Julie is a mom, crafter, and food enthusiast. She loves to share delicious recipes and original knit and crochet patterns. Julie is a mom to three boys, twin teenagers and her littlest who is in elementary school. Julie is passionate about everything handmade and is proud to call Dallas/Fort Worth home. Follow Julie Measures on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, or email her at juliemeasuresblog(@) gmail.com.

Mainly Homemade

Dallas Bloggers Pounds 4 Pennies

Amy Greene

Amy Greene lives in the Dallas area with her husband and three children. She enjoys sharing DIY crafts and homemade recipes anyone can make at Mainly Homemade. Amy writes about how easy it can be to have a simple, healthy lifestyle. She provides easy tips and tricks for everyone to save money to be healthy and green. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest  

MDallas Bloggers MamaChallengeamaChallenge

Autumn Rose Reo

Texas blogger, TV contributor, PR pro, and mother of two (including a son with a Congenital Heart Defect), Autumn Rose Reo is always on the search for REAL SOLUTIONS for REAL MOMS. From things to do, eat, wear and buy, she’s always cookin’ up something fun, resourceful and good to know! See what challenge she is taking on today on Twitter or Instagram or email her at autumn (@) mamachallenge.com.  

ModMomTV

Natalie Reid/Laura Thornquist

Former broadcasters turned bloggers, Natalie Reid and Laura Thornquist would much rather be in front of a camera and a microphone than sitting behind a keyboard! That means you’ll find plenty of videos to keep you engaged and entertained as they live REAL LIFE…UNFILTERED at ModMomTV.com. From tips on how to save money, to ways to talk to your kids about the birds and the bees {EEK}. Never miss a “real” moment by following them on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Modern Mom Life

Michelle Hancock 

Modern Mom Life is where moms come to play. The blog is written by Michelle Hancock, a Dallas Lifestyle blogger. Modern Mom Life shares tips to make parenting less chaotic and more fun – from one modern mom to another. Michelle can be reached at michelle@modernmomlife.com or follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

 

Momma DJane

Dwan Perrin

Dwan Perrin writes a lifestyle parenting blog where she shares easy crafts, simple recipes and fun entertainment for families.You can find her daily tweets @MommaDJane ,see her photo snapshots on Instagram @MommaDjane and connect on Facebook. She shares her passion for travel on Oh, The Places We Travel!, where you can find tips and advice for planning vacations. For travel inspiration follow her on Instagram @PlacesWeTravelig. Dwan encourages fellow DFW bloggers to connect and support one another at DFWBloggers

Mommy Upgrade

Trista Perot

Mommy Upgrade is a lifestyle blog that features great DIY, shopping, eats, and travel. Authored by lifestyle expert, Trista Perot, a type-A Dallas working mom of an only who’s on a never ending quest to squeeze 28 hours into every day. She is passionate about STEM education, charitable causes and getting more sleep.  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube

MDallas Bloggers My Crazy SavingsyCRAZYSavings

Courtney Solstad

Mommy to four kids, I love the flexible schedule that blogging has allotted me. I live in North Dallas and proudly serve as a Deal Pro with Savings.com, Pampers Baby Board Member, Collective Bias Advisory Team, and Sea World Wildside Blogger. I love connecting with brands and sharing ways to live well for less with my readers. I am passionate about being debt free and enriching the lives around me.  

My Sugar Free Journey

Aarn Farmer

Aarn is here to help people lose weight and get healthy by cutting sugar out of their lives by doing it himself for the world to see!

Stephanie Drenka

Stephanie Drenka

Stephanie is a minimalist blogger and camera-happy tech geek with a severe case of wanderlust and monochromatic wardrobe.

 

 

The Java Mama 

Becky Branch

Becky Branch is a “30-ish” wife, mom, photographer, coffee junkie, and blogger for over 11 years.  She also works as a Finance Manager during the day for two Dental offices in the DFW area. Originally from Arkansas, they now call Grapevine, TX home.  Follow her life unfiltered over at www.thejavamama.com   Becky’s motto is “Without caffeine I would have no personality whatsoever!” Becky has been married for 16 years to her best friend Terence & together they have a 7-year-old son Connor.  Check out all of her ramblings on InstagramTwitterPinterest, Facebook, and Snapchat.

TDallas Bloggers The Nerds Wifehe Nerd’s Wife

Arena Blake

Arena is the wife of a Nerd and mom of a toddler who loves his Star Wars blankie a little too much. She is passionate about showcasing brands through creative crafts, recipes, and tutorials on her Dallas mom blog. She lives in the suburbs north of Dallas with her family. You can email her at thenerdswife@gmail.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  

They Call Me T

Tapanga Perrin

Tapanga Perrin shares her experiences as a young female in the United States Army, as a college student with a love for photography, travel, and culinary arts on her lifestyle blog TheyCallMeT  You can connect with her on twitter @TheyCallMeT and Instagram @TheyCallMeT

 TDallas Bloggers Three Different Directionshree Different Directions

Tammy Litke

Three Different Directions is a lifestyle blog about home & family, recipes, travel, electronics & other things we enjoy in life. Tammy likes to hear from PR and companies to collaborate with brands and can be reached at, tammy@threedifferentdirections.com. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  

ToyQueen

Keriann Wilmot

Keri Wilmot from ToyQueen.com is a pediatric occupational therapist, toy expert and parent, who shares popular toy reviews, tips, lists and toy unboxings. Keri recently moved to the North Dallas area from Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Derek and son, Gavin.  ToyQueen.com is a resource for all parents to find toys, games, attractions, events, baby products and experiences that can enhance the lives of their family.  Keri is also main content provider for the Toys site at- The 
Spruce.com. Connect with Keri and ToyQueen.com on YouTubeTwitterFacebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Follow Derek on Twitter and Instagram. Love Star wars? Check out StormTrooperGavin on Instagram, too. Email: Keri@ToyQueen.com.

 

Trendy Mom Reviews

Trendy Mom Reviews

Daisy Tremorev

Trendy Mom is a lifestyle blog in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro that shares activities, tips, recipes, and travel posts. She enjoys sharing the latest trends with other trendy moms and working as an ambassador for several brands.Stay on top of the latest trends by visiting the Trendy Mom Reviews blog to follow along! Also follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Weekends Count

Jennifer and Tony

Weekends Count is a Texas millennial family travel travel, food, fun, & activity blog. We are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Dallas area focused on making the MOST out of the weekend! Weekends Count provides families with travel suggestions, hotel/restaurant reviews, product reviews, & homeschool ideas from a millennial family’s perspective! For more information, please contact weekendscount@gmail.com. Remember to follow our us on YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook.

What Can Marketers Learn From Mommy Bloggers?

What Can Marketers Learn From Mommy Bloggers?

learning from mommy bloggers

Ty Klisel, a contributor at Forbes.com wrote Does Anyone Really Take Mommy Bloggers Seriously?. In it he writes on what can be learned from the mommy blogging phenomenon.

My career now is in blogging, but up until this past October, I worked for 11 years as a marketer. Being a part of the mommy blogging phenomenon is one thing, but knowing how mommy bloggers work is another. While I don’t necessarily blog all about my children here, but I do on Babble and Them Kids. Through the various blogs, I have been able to generate an income allowing this to become a career. Crazy, right? I still shake my head in disbelief everyday.

Why Are Mommy Bloggers Successful Marketers?

Moms are naturally 2 things: Connectors and Purchasers. When you take those 2 key attributes and put them together, you have what marketers lust for.  Something moms do have going for them is trust. Moms trust others moms opinions. I can’t tell you how many times I have looked up simple advice and taken it from a complete stranger, aka mommy blogger.

Being a Marketer in the Mom Blog Community

I credit much of my online marketing successes in Corporate America, to being a part of the mom blogger community. There is so much value in being able to take what mom bloggers do and apply it to a business that can create tremendous success.

Check out Ty’s article, it has several good points about what can be learned from mommy bloggers.

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Business to Bloggers

Business to Bloggers

Business 2 Blogger Are you a blogger looking for opportunities to get connected with businesses?

Business to Bloggers connects brands and companies with bloggers like yourself with paid review and posting opportunities.

Another great thing the Business to Bloggers is doing is going through the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog by ProBlogger. This is by far my favorite eBook for getting started with a blogging career.  Join me and jump in on  the conversation as Business to Bloggers works through the 31 Days to Better Blogging ebook.