Barbie Dreamtopia Styling Head - Review

My three year old daughter E is a bit of an all-rounder. She loves superheroes, Star Wars and sci-fi but I can always find her posing and doing her 'make up' in front of a mirror, wanting to wear a princess dress and playing with my hair as it's "so long and pretty."


The Barbie Dreamtopia Styling Head from Flair is perfect to encourage budding stylists like E. E discovered Barbie by playing with my old dolls at her grandparents house then she finally got her first one for her birthday last week. As soon as she opened out the Styling Head, she instantly recognised the Barbie branding and couldn't wait to get playing.


The set comes with the Barbie Styling Head, six hair barrettes (clips), eight pop-in gems, four hair ties and a hairbrush.

The two things that caught E's eye automatically were Barbie's sparkly top and beautiful rainbow coloured hair - I think they added a bit of excitement. Everyone knows that rainbow hair is much better than regular hair!



E got straight in with the brushing but because the base is hollow, E had to make sure that she held it down or vigorous brushing could topple it over. The barrettes each have a little hole that the pop-in gems can be inserted into. These are great to explore a number of colour combinations and E was able to put them in by herself, but did need help taking them out when she wanted to change them. Putting the barrettes into Barbie's hair and closing them was also something that she could do independently.


Hair ties and three year olds don't mix. I've been trying to teach her but I think she's a little bit young for that aspect, but I had a similar styling head when I was young so I am more than happy to get involved and help with that.

E has been having so much fun over the last week or so changing up Barbie's hairstyle. It's great for letting her imagination run wild and having her get creative with hairstyles. I may have also been practicing some hair tutorials on it when she's asleep!


The Barbie Dreamtopia Styling Head retails at £19.99 and is available to buy from Very. There is also a larger Barbie Deluxe Colour Specialist Styling Head in the range where you can decorate Barbie's nails as well as doing her hair.


(We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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