Sites such as InStyle.com, TAAZ.com, Seventeen.com and Makeovr.com offer free online hair makeover tools that allow a user to upload a picture of herself and superimpose different hairstyles over her own. Smartphone apps such as Hair MakeOver also offer similar features through the use of the phone.
To use a free online virtual hairstyle makeover tool, a user needs to first take a clear picture of her head that includes her hair. Pictures should be direct and not angled in any direction in order to provide the most accurate display. The user uploads the picture to the size, designates the area that is her face, and then she selects different hairstyles from the available options.