New hairstyles for "The Sims 3" are available at the official store of "The Sims 3" and the Sims Resource. While the store charges money for the hairstyles, the content on the Sims Resource is free.
The "Sims 3" store has more than 250 hairstyles available. The store uses SimPoints as a form of currency. As of December 2015, 1,000 SimPoints cost $10.00. Electronic Arts, the maker of "The Sims," promises monthly content updates for the store.
In comparison, the Sims Resource is a database of user-created content that has more than 2,000 hairstyles available. The website claims to have more than 8,500 active artists producing content for "The Sims 3."