Splatoon 3: How To Change Hair Color [Explained]

Unlike most games, changing hair color is Splatoon 3 is a bit of a chore but we are here to guide you through it.

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In Splatoon’s 3 character customization, players can customize their Skin Tone, Eye Color, Hair Style, and Smallfry. You may notice a small yet salient feature missing, the option to change your hair color. We will get to that in a bit. There are 24 hairstyles in Splatoon 3, which are further divided into two categories for different player types. The Inklings have 16 different hairstyles, while the Octolings have eight distinct hairstyles. Players can change their hairstyles whenever they want in the player option sub-menu


Key Highlights

  • Splatoon 3 gives you a character to play with the right as you start playing, and you can customize them however you want.
  • You can change almost anything about your character, from changing their gender to even changing their hair.
  • Players can choose from over 24 hairstyles in Splatoon 3, with Inking having 16 and Octoling having 8 hairstyles.
  • Most players are confused about how to change their character’s hair color, and the answer is that you can’t, and it’s randomized.

While we are on the topic, why not read our detailed guide on character appearance in Splatoon 3? 

How To Change Your Hair Color In Splatoon 3

As you may have noticed, the option to change your hair color is clearly missing in the character creation menu. Well, that is not a bug or anything; it is intentional. Hair color is randomized in the game; the tutorial gives you random hair color. 

Your hair color will be different whenever you start a new game and reach Splatsville or when you reach a certain point in the story of the game.

Changing Hair Color With Your Last Teams Ink

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Different Teams Inks in Turf Wars

While there is no traditional method to change hair color, players can still change the color of their hair by participating in different online matches like Turf Wars or Regular Battles. 

How this works is that before joining a Turf War, players will have the option to choose their team. Each team has a different hair color and ink color, so other players don’t get confused in differentiating between friend and foe.

Since each team has a different color, your hair color will automatically be changed to your last team color once you return to Splatsville after the match. Keep in mind that this method will not change your hair color permanently, and you will be forced to pick a new hair color whenever you join a new match.

Wrap Up

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Conclusion

That concludes our guide on hairstyles and how you can change your hair color in Splatoon 3. The game is mainly focused on multiplayer, but that does not make its story any less worth it, which is set 5 years after the events of Splatoon 2.

The concept of the games revolves around different colors; therefore, it makes sense that the game does not have a traditional option to change the hair color because it wants the players to always look unique with different colors, which further adds variety to the aesthetic of the game.

Splatoon 3 is available now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. The game’s concept was created by the lead programmer Shintaro Sato, who also worked on the Animal Crossing franchise. We hope our guide helped you, and do let us know what you think about the game in the comment section below. 

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Rabiya Rizwan


A veteran writer passionate about gaming and rarely ever spotted in the streets, Rabiya is either cooped up gaming or watching anime all the time. Striving to be a competitive gaming-based writer, she currently employs her writing skills working for eXputer.

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