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The Appearance interface
Falador's Hairdresser

Hairstyles are a means of personalising a character's appearance. They are originally chosen when first starting the game. The Solomon's General Store update on 17 July 2012 has resulted in the most convenient way to change hairstyles through the Appearance tab of the Customisation interface.

Originally, players could only change their hairstyle by paying the hairdresser in Falador after completing the tutorial. The fee was later eliminated.

It is possible to use a dresser in the bedroom of a player-owned houses to change hairstyles and beards for free. However, the changes are rotated one-by-one at random, and the number of choices are limited by the furniture tier.

Hairstyles come in a variety of different looks, each differing based on whether the character is male or female. Players can choose from a variety of styles and facial hair to exhibit on their character.

Hairstyles are also available in a variety of colours. The primary colour affects the player's hair, facial hair and eyebrows. It also determines the colour of the edges of the buckle of Fighting boots.

Unlike override skins, hairstyles do not override the item equipped in the head slot, which means that they will display even in player-versus-player situations.

Hairstyle Interface[edit | edit source]

The booth that appears during Customisation

Players can change the style and colour of their hair through the Appearance tab of the Customisation interface. Under the Hairstyles/Beards subtab, normal default hairstyles/beards are available to be activated at any point of the game. Clicking on that will bring the player to a wide list of the hairstyles/beards available, with an orange highlight indicating the player's current style. Through this interface the player may inspect other hairstyles/beards available, without having to unequip their current headgear. Just to the right of the hairstyle/beard selection list is the colour palette with available colours that can be applied to the chosen hairstyle/beard. Players are also given an option to view the hairstyle/beard through their avatar's overworld view, or chathead view as by clicking on the helm icon top-left of the avatar view. To change to one's desired hairstyle/beard, one must click on Activate just below the avatar view.

Since the opening of the Solomon's General Store, Premium hairstyles are exclusively available for purchase with RuneCoins, and have a secondary accent colour option that comes with the purchased hairstyle. This option can be activated with the half-face like icon just right of the hair selections, in which the right-half face icon and left-half face icon represents the primary colour palette and secondary colour palette respectively. Secondary hairstyle colouring is exclusive to styles purchased from the Solomon's General Store.

At the Falador hair salon speak with the hairdresser or use the right-click method and select "Hair-Cut". This will open the hairstyle interface with which players can change and select their new hairstyles. Players must unequip any headgear or head slot items that are currently equipped to open the interface.

On the far left, there is a scroll menu displaying your options of hairstyles and beards. To the right of the category menu is another scroll menu, this time displaying the styles of hair/beards you can get. To the right of the style selection menu is the colour palette. This lets you choose what colour you want your hairstyle/beard to be.

Available Default Styles[edit | edit source]

This section contains chathead screenshots of the hairstyles available for free, along with their names.

Male[edit | edit source]

Female[edit | edit source]

Premium hairstyles[edit | edit source]

Premium hairstyles are unique hairstyles that allow the player to choose two colours to accentuate the style's individuality.

Hairstyles are gender-specific. Solomon's General Store offers them based on the character's gender, male or female. One may purchase either gender's hairstyles, though there is no point in doing so because only the specified gender may activate the override. If the player switches genders with a premium hairstyle in use, it will be changed to a random, non-premium hairstyle.

Male hairstyles

These hairstyles can only be activated if the player has a male-gendered character. Premium facial hair styles are also offered for purchase by male characters.

Image Name Type RuneCoins Loyalty points Description
Free Members
Apprentice's Parting chathead.png Apprentice's Parting Hair N/A N/A 30,336 Just in! Look fresh-faced and fancy-free with this dashing parting.
Prifddinas Noble chathead.png Prifddinas Noble Hair N/A N/A 32,640 Luxurious locks modelled on the style of the elf-lands. Because you're Iorwerth it.
Award-Winning Beard chathead.png Award-Winning Beard Beard 170 153 N/A For excellence in grooming and extension, this beard receives the Golden Comb. Keldagrim Beard Awards, Year 169.
Windswept Quiff chathead.png Windswept Quiff Hair 178 160 N/A For the adventurous gentleman who refuses to wear a hat when gnome gliding.
Spike Trap chathead.png Spike Trap Hair 178 160 N/A A very popular hairstyle among the young'uns, requiring attention to detail and good hair gel.
Mos Le'Washless chathead.png Mos Le'Washless Hair 178 160 N/A Contrary to belief, this is not a popular hairstyle in Mos Le'Harmless.
The Brainiac chathead.png The Brainiac Hair 140 126 N/A For the gentleman who has brains, and is not afraid to show it.
Demonic Claw chathead.png Demonic Claw Hair 140 126 N/A A gripping new hairstyle.
Cap'n's Blackbeard chathead.png Cap'n's Blackbeard Beard 146 131 N/A Arrrgh, Jim Lad! Hoist the sails and ready the cannons - some genie character off and went wit' my beard!

Female hairstyles

These hairstyles can only be activated if the player has a female-gendered character. Female characters do not have facial hair.

Image Name RuneCoins Loyalty points Description
Free Members
Zanaris Fringe chathead.png Zanaris Fringe 158 142 N/A Short hair never goes out of style, and it's very easy maintain too!
Valhalla Curls chathead.png Valhalla Curls 158 142 N/A The most fashionable hairstyle for female Fremennik warriors.
Xenia Braids chathead.png Xenia Braids 170 153 N/A While it looks like a simple, clean hairstyle, much attention is given to tying the braids.
Tribal Braids chathead.png Tribal Braids 170 153 N/A It is believed that this is the hairstyle of the eldest daughters of nomad chieftains from the Second Age.
Flower of Lletya chathead.png Flower of Lletya 170 153 N/A The flower has been freshly picked from the gardens of Lletya, and it's said to be immune from wilting.
Ornate Odango chathead.png Ornate Odango 178 160 N/A Inspired by the odango hairstyle, this version has been adorned to make it look regal.
Hell's Point chathead.png Hell's Point N/A N/A 26,880 Hell do you get it so pointy?
Death Lotus Assassin chathead.png Death Lotus Assassin N/A N/A 29,184 The last thing your opponents will see is a stylish lady with a spike/ponytail combo.
Crescent Assassin chathead.png Crescent Assassin N/A N/A 29,184 Never miss your mark in this Hairstyle That Reflects the Moon.

Unisex hairstyles

"Unisex" hairstyles which include both a male and female variant are based on how both genders may use one hairstyle with the same name. The "matching" style may be activated if the player has either gender character. Most of these hairstyles are included in purchases of certain specific outfits or packs.

Image Name RuneCoins Loyalty points Description
Male Female Free Members
The Professor chathead (male).png The Professor chathead (female).png The Professor 180 162 N/A Now that's what I call a brainstorm.
Fox Hair chathead (male).png Fox Hair chathead (female).png Fox Hair N/A N/A 45,000 Cunningly crafted for stealth and style.[R 1]
Wolf Hair chathead (male).png Wolf Hair chathead (female).png Wolf Hair 240 216 N/A A winter coat that's sure to have everyone howling.[R 2]
Ariane's Hair chathead (male).png Ariane's Hair chathead (female).png Ariane's Hair 800 720 N/A This pack is inspired by the hero Ariane.[R 3]
Ozan's Hair chathead (male).png Ozan's Hair chathead (female).png Ozan's Hair 800 720 N/A This pack is inspired by the hero Ozan.[R 4]
Linza's hair chathead (male).png Linza's hair chathead (female).png Linza's hair 800 720 N/A This pack is inspired by the hero Linza.[R 5]
Owen's hair chathead (male).png Owen's hair chathead (female).png Owen's hair 960 864 N/A This pack is inspired by the hero Sir Owen.[R 6]
Softpunk chathead.png Softpunk N/A N/A N/A This hairstyle is given out to players who log into RuneScape Mobile as part of the Mobile Pre-Registration Rewards.
  1. ^ Purchased with Fox outfit
  2. ^ Purchased with Wolf outfit
  3. ^ Purchased with Ariane pack
  4. ^ Purchased with Ozan pack
  5. ^ Purchased with Linza pack
  6. ^ Purchased with Sir Owen pack

Discontinued premium hairstyles

These hairstyles are no longer obtainable in game.

Male hairstyles

Image Name Type RuneCoins Loyalty points Description
Free Members
Blade-trap Cut chathead.png Blade Trap Cut Hair 170 153 32,640 Hairstyle inspired by a famed fighter of a previous Age.
Falcon Claw chathead.png Falcon Claw Hair 170 153 32,640 Get your claws into this gripping new fashion from Piscatoris.
Romeo Curtains chathead.png Romeo Curtains Hair 158 142 30,336 This parting is such sweet sorrow.
Spiffing 'Tache chathead.png Spiffing 'Tache Beard 158 142 N/A By Jove, ladies and gents, this 'tache and goatee clear blows my socks off!
Admiral's Wig chathead.png Admiral Wig Hair 152 137 29,184 Become captain of the Style Armada, destination: Handsomeville.
The Full Manchu chathead.png The Full Manchu Beard 146 131 28,032 For the Manchu-about-town who likes to twiddle the 'tache when revealing schemes.

Female hairstyles

Image Name RuneCoins Loyalty points Description
Free Members
Fairy Godmother chathead.png Fairy Godmother 178 160 34,176 This hairstyle does not come with a magic wand.
Eastern Bladeknot chathead.png Eastern Bladeknot 170 153 N/A Sleek, beautiful and ornate hair, worn on special occasions in the Eastern Lands.
Jagged Topknot chathead.png Jagged Topknot 170 153 32,640 This beautiful, sleek and ornate bun is a popular choice of warriors and mages alike.
Feathered Witch chathead.png Feathered Witch 158 142 30,336 This hairstyle will get you spotted as you're about town.
Bride of Fenkenstrain chathead.png Bride of Fenkenstrain 140 126 N/A Reanimate your social life with this electric hairdo.
Rogue Occultist chathead.png Rogue Occultist 152 137 29,184 Sacrifice sea monsters in style with this ornamental high bun.

Unisex hairstyles

Image Name RuneCoins Loyalty points Description
Male Female Free Members
Shadow Ariane's hair chathead (male).png Shadow Ariane's hair chathead (female).png Shadow Ariane's hair 340 306 N/A This pack is the shadow infused outfit inspired by the hero Ariane.[R 1]
Shadow Ozan's hair chathead (male).png Shadow Ozan's hair chathead (female).png Shadow Ozan's hair 340 306 N/A This pack is the shadow infused outfit inspired by the hero Ozan.[R 2]
Shadow Linza's hair chathead (male).png Shadow Linza's hair chathead (female).png Shadow Linza's hair 340 306 N/A This pack is the shadow infused outfit inspired by the hero Linza.[R 3]
Shadow Owen's hair chathead (male).png Shadow Owen's hair chathead (female).png Shadow Owen's hair 430 387 N/A This pack is the shadow infused outfit inspired by the hero Sir Owen.[R 4]
Panda Hair chathead (male).png Panda Hair chathead (female).png Panda Hair 240 216 46,080 Warriors of the Eastern Lands have been known to take on the aspect of a favoured animal to aid them in battle.[R 5]
  1. ^ Purchased with Shadow Ariane outfit
  2. ^ Purchased with Shadow Ozan outfit
  3. ^ Purchased with Shadow Linza outfit
  4. ^ Purchased with Shadow Owen outfit
  5. ^ Purchased with Panda outfit

Updates[edit | edit source]

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  • On 13 August 2007 new hairstyles were added to the game. On the first week of its release, players could change their hair or facial hair for free.
  • On 9 December 2008 even more new hairstyles - 12 female, 8 male, and 4 facial hair, were added to the game. On the first week of its release, players could change their hair or facial hair for free.
  • On 10 December 2008 Jagex performed a system update to fix some graphical glitches with the new hairstyles, including one that was caused by the pigtail style and would make a female character's head rock back and forth continuously.
  • On 28 April 2009 more hairstyles were added to the game, including the popular request for fringes on females.
  • On 9 November 2009 seven more hairstyles were added to the game. The update also temporarily introduced a glitch that allowed a player to see other players while they were getting their hairstyle changed. It still remains active.
  • On 5 July 2010, when a player was in the hairstyle preview at the Salon, if the character had dreadlocks, a clear ring would be around the middle of the face, making it look like their head was in halves. The eyes would also be white with a black dot in the middle instead of the usual black dot. This can be fixed by equipping a head gear item though it would come back by taking the equipped item off or by logging out.
  • On 25 August 2010 new hairstyles were added, with 2 male hairstyles ("Punk" and "Samurai Variant") and 3 female hairstyles ("Alice Band," "Side Part Long," and "High Ponytail"). On the first week of its release, players could change their hair or facial hair for free.
  • On 17 July 2012, hairstyles could now be changed through the Appearance tab of the Customisation interface without having to visit the Hairdresser in Falador.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 30 May 2022 (Update):
    • The player can no longer activate an unowned hairstyle by previewing it and activating a different, owned hairstyle through the Options menu.
  • patch 9 May 2022 (Update):
    • Wearing Fox Ears or similiar items no longer causes the long curtain haircut textures to stretch.
  • patch 17 May 2021 (Update):
    • Premium beards now work correctly.
  • patch 18 August 2020 (Update):
    • Male characters will no longer appear to have a hole in their head while combining the Assassin Walk override with the Prifddinas Noble hair.
    • Your facial animations will now play correctly when wearing the Imperial or Sensei beards.
    • Close-cropped hair no longer clips through the Blue beret.
  • patch 7 October 2019 (Update):
    • The Mohawk haircut will now display in full whilst wearing the Revolutionary mask.
  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with a section of the short, full beard becoming invisible in certain circumstances.
  • patch 20 July 2015 (Update):
    • Premium hairstyles now apply as intended when recolouring the hairstyle.
  • patch 30 March 2015 (Update):
    • The mortar board head override with Dragon Variant hair will no longer cause the top portion of a player's head to disappear.
  • patch 20 October 2014 (Update):
    • Certain hairstyles no longer clip through spined helms on female characters.
  • patch 31 March 2014 (Update):
    • The player's mouth no longer hangs open while wearing Linza's female premium hairstyle.
  • patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
    • Avatars no longer look distorted when activating a new hairstyle in the Customisation Interface.
  • patch 4 June 2013 (Update):
    • Players' eyes have been realigned when wearing their hair in a falcon hair style.
  • patch 30 April 2013 (Update):
    • Pigtails from the pigtails and fringe hairstyle are now present on chatheads whilst wearing hats.
  • patch 16 April 2013 (Update):
    • The way hair works with the classic blue wizard hat and it's trimmed counterparts has been changed.
    • The full mutton beard cosmetic override now shows the moustache section.
    • The full moustache cosmetic override now shows correctly.
  • patch 28 January 2013 (Update):
    • Ozan's hairstyle no longer causes the neck of female characters to stretch.
  • patch 21 January 2013 (Update):
    • Chrome goggles and the dragon hairstyle no longer cause characters jaw to disconnect in chat head view.
  • patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
    • Players hairstyles are no longer altered when entering and leaving a Fremennik Saga.
  • patch 11 December 2012 (Update):
    • Spiked ponytail haircuts on females no longer causes stretching from the face area.
    • Hairstyles are now saved with customisation presets.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • The "Deactivate" option is no longer given on hairstyles in the Customisation Interface.
  • patch 19 September 2012 (Update):
    • The princess hairstyle no longer causes players heads to detatch.
  • patch 6 December 2011 (Update):
    • Side-part long female hairstyles no longer intersect with the lord marshall cap.
  • patch 14 December 2010 (Update):
    • The ‘punk’ hairstyle no longer sticks through hats.
  • patch 7 September 2010 (Update):
    • Render error with medium-length hair and eye-patches.
  • patch 1 September 2010 (Update):
    • Removed some stretching when wearing a hat with the dragon hairstyle.
  • patch 24 June 2010 (Update):
    • Leaving Stealing Creation with headgear on shouldn't change your hairstyle anymore.
    • Fixed a problem with haircuts and medium helmets.
    • Resolved a long-standing issue when wearing party hats with a particular female haircut.
  • patch 3 December 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed a problem with some of the circus headwear and the comb-over hairstyle.
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Corrected several hat problems with the latest selection of hairstyle additions.
    • Corrected a render issue for a haircut on the player creation interface.
    • Fixed interactions between top hats and male haircuts.
  • patch 7 October 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed some clipping issues with some of the newer male hairstyles. #Graphical
  • patch 10 August 2009 (Update):
    • Render order problem with cavalier hat and certain hairstyles.
  • patch 15 July 2009 (Update):
    • Resolved an issue when selecting random haircuts.
  • patch 8 July 2009 (Update):
    • Stopped your hair stretching when mining while wearing certain items.
  • patch 19 May 2009 (Update):
    • Wearing a feather headdress and having a ponytail should look a bit better.
  • patch 28 April 2009 (Update):
    • Players should find they no longer clip with the hairdressing booth.
  • patch 8 April 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed female hairstyles when wearing earmuffs.
  • patch 25 February 2009 (Update):
    • Your eye colour will no longer change when you select the ‘curls' hairstyle.
  • patch 27 January 2009 (Update):
    • An issue with male jaws and moustaches has been sorted out.
  • patch 20 January 2009 (Update):
    • Several hairstyles have been adjusted to better suit the huge selection of hats that are available.
    • The Robin Hood hat now works better with spiky hair styles.
  • update 9 December 2008 (Update):
    • 24 new hairstyles released (12 female hairstyles, 8 male hairstyles, 4 male facial styles)
    • Hairdresser will give haircuts for free

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The "Goatee" includes a moustache with the connecting beard (surrounding the mouth) - this is more technically a Van Dyke or a Circle Beard. A true goatee refers to hair only on the chin, thus resembling the tuft of hair that grows on the chin of goats (from which it got its name).
  • The "Dali" references Salvador Dalí, who sported that moustache in his later years.
  • The "Mohawk" is actually a Fauxhawk, with the "Mohawk shaved" variant being closer to a true Mohawk.
  • The "Page Boy" hairstyle was actually accessible before the new update. New players could keep selecting "Random Hairstyle" from the create a character screen until they got the hair style.
  • The "Full Moustache" facial hair style is actually a "Friendly Mutton Chops" style.
  • The "Dragon" hairstyle is very similar to that of a Super Saiyan's hair from Dragonball Z & Dragonball GT. The "Dragon Variant" hairstyle however is also similar to a Super Saiyan 4's hairstyle (resembling Gogeta's more closely) from Dragonball GT.
  • The "Blade-Trap Cut" may be based on the hairstyle of Guile from the fighting games series Street Fighter.
  • The "Mos Le'Washless" style is based on the hairstyle of and bandana worn by Captain Jack Sparrow, one of the protagonists of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
  • The "Evanstyle" references the popular hair studio Evanstyle in South Korea.
  • The female version of the "Top Knot" hairstyle is similar (if not identical) to Ty Lee's hair from the Avatar: the Last Airbender series.
  • Some hairstyles become cropped after a game of Stealing Creation, a glitch probably caused when a player is still wearing their headgear at game end. This glitch has yet to be fixed.
  • There is currently a glitch in the game known as the "Bald glitch." When players rapidly equip and unequip headgear they may become bald. This does not affect game-play, but can be annoying and will not fix itself.
  • There is currently and for a long time, a glitch with the female curls hair where the eyes look bigger and more distorted than any other hair.
  • The shop assistant and the shopkeeper in the Lumbridge general store seem to have hair styles similar to the long swept fringe but swept the other way. This hair style is not available to players.
  • The Hairstyle "Earmuffs" may be a reference to the hair style in the movie "Star Wars (1977)" where Princess Leia has a similar hair style in the movie.
  • Wearing a certain hat or helm that fully encloses your scalp with the Demonic Claw/Hell's Point or the Brainiac/Bride of Fenkenstrain hair will make the player's eyes turn back to normal.