Ready For The BIG Chop?! There’s An App For That…
Hair is a lifestyle! We’re definitely dedicated to bringing you the newest technology to support your specific lifestyle needs. If hair takes as up as much time in your life as mine does, if you just want to keep up with the latest styles, or have been pondering how that celebrity hair style would look on you… I have just the app for you!
Coming this November an iPhone app specifically for making a big decision on hair changes. The Big Chop app is a hair makeover iPhone app for women of color who have natural hair and would like to try out other styles without having to fuss or risk with their own tresses.
Users will be able to choose from corn rolls, up do’s, twists, twist outs, dreadlocks, braids, head wraps, curls and various other styles. It’s for women considering doing the “big chop” and want to get a preview of themselves before grabbing the scissors or letting a stranger play in their hair. It’s for long time naturals who are interested in switching up their look, by trying a new style or accessory. Future versions will include other eclectronic accessories like vintage eye-wear and jewelry, natural men’s styles and styling tips with product recommendations.
It’s simple to use. Once you install the app to your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can take photos of yourself, grab a photo from your Facebook profile, use a photo from your album or try a new style by using one of the models available in the app. Once you center and straighten your face, you will be able to choose from over 250+ natural hair styles with varying colors. You can then save the new style you have created to your album, send it via email or share your new look on Facebook or Twitter.
The inspiration for the app comes from another great technoloy/lifestyle mash-up innovation. “I have been a Mac fan for decades and with the rise of iPhone’s and the use of mobile devices, I saw a lack of apps being created for women of color. There were tons of makeover apps designed for middle America, but none that represented me or my vision of beauty. So instead of complaining I decided to create my own.” says creator Arsha Jones.
Shortly after The Big Chop app launches, Android and iPad versions will be making their way to the surface. CapCityApps will also be working on a makeover app featuring black celebrity hairstyles which will feature relaxed/straight styles. For 2013, there’s a long list of projects that will be in the making, including a few educational, funny, inspirational and beauty related apps – designed from the African American perspective.
About the creator:
CapCityApps is created and run by web designer Arsha Jones, who has been in tech related fields for over 13 years. “I have always wanted to design iPhone apps, but never knew what kind in order to make an impact on an already saturated market. As a natural girl myself, I found there was a definite need in the natural hair community for an app like this. So I made this project first of many more to come.”