Like many MMORPGs on the market, different hairstyles are available in Ragnarok Online for players to customize their characters with. There are different versions of hairstyles for both male and female characters.
In the beginning of RO's development, hairstyles were once animated so that they would mesh with the movement animation of player characters. They were later replaced with static versions for some reason. (Read more on Unimplemented RO Features.)
In RO you must collect certain items in addition to paying Zeny in order to change your character's hairstyle:
Once you have all the items required to change your character's hairstyle, you can either go to the Lighthalzen General Store (3rd floor) or the Alberta Hair Salon. Keep in mind that each hair salon will offer different sets of hairstyles.
Alberta Hair Salon
In Alberta, the hair salon was fashioned from an unused inn by a lady name Veronica. In order to choose a particular hairstyle, players must enter a numerical digit from 1 to 19. All of these hairstyles are available on the character creation screen.
1: Play Dead style It's a nice, basic haircut. I notice that usually the cute, conservative types seem to prefer this style.
2: Two-Handed Sword Mastery style It's perfect for Swordsmen who might muss their hair while swinging their swords all day long.
3: Napalm Beat style It's a unique look with a hint of eccentricity that's offset with a helping of elegance.
4: Double Strafe style The arrangement of the hair conducts ambient static electricity, naturally clearing the mind. At least, that's what I was taught in beauty school.
5: Angelus style It's for calm and devout people, as well as those bashful, mild-mannered types.
6: Push Cart style It was based on the design of a cart... At least, that's what I learned in beauty school.
7: Envenom style It looks great on Thieves and Assassins when they're out poisoning people and animals. It's fashion for the aggressive and eclectic~!
8: Bowling Bash style A popular style for Knights, its manly, rugged look tends to attract all of the ladies and looks great on men with strong chins.
9: Venom Dust style Definitely a look for rebels, the sweeping yet decidedly luxorious locks seem to enchant girls with a fatal attraction.
10: Turn Undead style This is popular amongst Priests that want a serious yet a bit of a wild, aggressive look. Definitely more attractive than the Holy Light mullet.
11: Dragonology style It's neat and clean cut, perfect for studious people and looks great with eyeglasses. This is a fashion well-suited to intellectual types.
12: Mace Mastery style A lot of care goes into making that tussled hair say, "I don't care how I look at all."
13: Thunderstorm style This hot, flamboyant hairstyle flares out wildly like thunder... And you will, too, with this new look.
14: Encore style The elegant, flowing locks fit well with Bards or men who appreciate the value of male beauty.
15: Grimtooth style Spiky and unkempt, this style is a popular counterculture street fashion. You might not want to wear your hair this way at a wedding, though.
16: Blitz Beat style A funky and lively fashion, this style was developed for a Hunter who liked really long bangs and wanted to see through them at the same time.
17: Find Ore style It's a practical, economical look that is popular amongst Blacksmiths. Some swear that this hairstyle helps them in finding ores, but where's the science in that??
18: Fire Pillar style It's a trendy look in which you cover one eye for that intrigue effect. The element of mystery is always in fashion, don't you think?
19: Asura Strike style The smooth, slicked back pompadour shows that you're serious about your passion for brawling... or just your passion.
1: First Aid style The shoulder length tresses are straightened for those no-nonsense adventurers. It seems to be the style of choice for Novices.
2: Bash style For the powerful woman that's not afraid to get a little blood on her hands, but knows how great her hair will look while wildly flailing a sword.
3: Frost Diver style The pigtails lend an innocent demure look for those Magicians and Wizards that usually scare off the boys with their spells.
4: Arrow Shower style For the Bowwoman who doesn't want fashion to interfere with her depth perception. Much more attractive than those horrid granny-style hair buns.
5: Heal style This is the trend amongst Priests and Acolytes since this style is appropriate for formal situations, but also practical in battle.
6: Vending style It's the hairdo of money-makers... and if I may say so, it's also economical.
7: Double Attack style The adorable pigtail paired with those proactive bangs are sure to help you steal the heart of some cute guy.
8: Gloria style It's very elegant and looks great on holy Priests. This style is most attractive to ladies who aren't that used to fighting with their hands.
9: SP Recovery style To add more body to the special style of those bangs, I use a special conditioner that makes you feel like you're regaining SP... Although, it actually doesn't.
10: Prepare Potion style The flared out tresses are chosen by beginning Alchemists since early, explosive experiments would make their hair stick out anyway.
11: Grand Cross style It's in style amongst those pious Crusaders that need hair that won't muss during fights, yet is respectable enough to attend religious services.
12: Plagiarize style The Rogue women seem to like this style... although I imagine more of them would prefer something wilder to match those stockings...
13: Spiritual Sphere Absorption style There's a charismatic quality to this fashion: it's tough, slightly tomboyish, but not so much that it can't be cute.
14: Service for You style Dancers seem to like this style, although personally, I think this fashion fits very well with glasses.
15: Auto Counter style This is an intimidating look for girls that want to say 'you hit me, I'll hit you back!' It really emphasizes strong-looking foreheads and cheekbones.
16: Ankle Snare style The style is specially made for Hunters that don't like to get their hair tangled... After all, what kind of Hunter lets their hair get trapped?
17: Hammer Fall style For the woman that doesn't want her hair to get in the way when she's savagely swinging heavy objects. Of course, this is a Blacksmith favorite.
18: Jupiter Thunder style A look that strikes like lightning without any of that annoying static cling or muss. This fashion looks great with Magician hats.
19: Whirlwind Style A favorite amongst the studious Sages. The hair is tied back in a stylish braid so that it doesn't fly around after casting those windy spells.
Lighthalzen General Store
The Lighthalzen hairstylist by the name of Prince Shammi is located on the third floor of the Lighthalzen General Store. He offers a much smaller selection of hairstyles. The Old Hairstyles can be selected on the character creation screen, but the New Hairstyles are unavailable on it.
Petit style This is the Petit style, which softens the gentleman's appearance with long braids for a fluffier look.
Executioner style It's a rugged, shaggy style for the tough guy look that's becoming popular these days. And every girl loves a tough guy, right? (Tee hee~)
Prince style You certainly have an eye for fashion! Yes, this is the Prince style, the pinnacle of sexiness and sophistication. Magnifique, no? Yes, choose this one, this one!
Deviace style This is much like the Prince style, but with shorter hair in the back. Yes, this look is very neat and dandy.
Emergency Heal Perm It is quite popular amongst the healing class.
Aura Blade Cut You must be after a lady, yes? The Aura Blade Cut is known to make the ladies swoon, you tiger you!
Power Swing Cut Oh, you brute! Flex your style muscles with this hairstyle. This is definitely your look.
Renavatio Cut Ah! I see you're only interested in the latest trends. Straight from the runway is the Renavatio Cut.
Spring Rabbit style The bobbing forelock adds and aura of chic, cutesiness , and playfulness. Yes? No? Yes? No? Oh yes!
Harpy style The natural curl coupled with the pony-tail results in a sophisticated, yet very natural and relaxed look~
Medusa style These boldly-flowing locks scream power and dominance and is ideal for the big career woman who wishes to be... irresistible to men~
Isis style Yes, you'll look very cute with your hair in buns on both sides of your head. It'll be very darling on you!
Assumptio Perm It's a shorter style perm that allows for maximum spellcasting.
Soul Changer Cut You must be a man killer, no? The Soul Changer Cut will make any man open his wall... er, heart to you!
X Tornado Cut It's for adventurous people who like change.
Oratio Cut You'll be the envy of all of your friends with this hairstyle.
RO now features a Styling Shop, which is a barbershop-type system for changing your character's hairstyle. Styling Shops are available in the following towns for both Normans and Dorams:
Players can now change both hairstyles and hair color of their characters for the price of 100,000 Zeny. Extra headgear accessories can also be purchased from the Styling Shop for additional costs. Players can also save certain styles in the Favorites (heart) tab of the Styling Shop for future reference.
For players that do not want to pay 100,000 zeny to change, trainee hairstylist NPCs will be available to change hairstyles and hair color in exchange for items.
A hairdresser who changes the hairstyle that you have been waiting for a long time has come to Alberta. The minimum restriction is base Level 60 and above, so look for her and try to style a cool hairstyle for each job. ^^