“Busy Scissors”—A Video Game for Stylists
by CurlStylist on Monday, April 19th, 2010
Come September, you might want to be on the lookout for the release of “Busy Scissors,” a hairstyling simulation video game scheduled for release Nintendo gaming systems DSi and Wii. The game is produced by TIGI, Toni&Guy and Little Orbit, a developer of casual entertainment products.
Busy Scissors will allow players to perm, color, shampoo, cut, blow dry, and style hair with the Wii remote, using TIGI tools and haircare products to finish the looks. Players earn reputation and advance their career in a Hollywood-based salon by meeting the demands of their glamorous and eccentric clientele. The game progresses as they help unlock each client’s inner potential by finding their unique outward style. The game features more than 35 hairstyles, 30 mini-games, 6 career levels, and 4 game modes, which provide a dynamic combination of realistic gameplay, humor, and entertainment.
Manifest Oranj, the game’s developer, spent several months working with experts from the world-class Toni&Guy Academy to select real hair styles used in the game. Each salon technique was demonstrated and filmed by the team, before it was re-created in 3D and designed as a mini-game.
“This game is the culmination of a great deal of effort,” says Bruno Mascolo, owner and visionary of Toni&Guy North America. “I believe that only this unique group of partners could bring together the industry knowledge, casual gaming experience, and real world products necessary to create this unique game.”
Players can experiment with professional tools such as flat irons and curl sticks, while sculpting their client’s look with Bed Head’s famous line of shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, styling gels and more.
“TIGI and Bed Head have always been about not taking themselves too seriously, staying on the cutting edge, and having fun. Busy Scissors is just another example of our commitment to those values” says Joseph DeMartino, Bed Head Brand Manager, TIGI. “Students and stylists all across the country use our products every day to create all of the hair styles in Busy Scissors, so why shouldn’t we make those same products available in the game.”