How to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, alter your hairstyle and more

How to change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy
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You can change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy once you unlock Hogsmeade and can visit Madam Snelling's Tress Emporium. If you're not happy about your appearance, or any of the choices you've previously made, then the emporium is your one-stop shop for all things cosmetic. It doesn't matter whether you just want to change up your style occasionally or if you just want to see what your Hogwarts Legacy wizard or witch might look with some changes, you can do it all. Like the Hogwarts Legacy wand flexibility option this is just for appearances and has no effect on gameplay. 

Can I change my appearance in Hogwarts Legacy? 

How to change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy

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You can absolutly change your appareance in Hogwarts Legacy, you just need to play through the first set of main quests until you reach a mission called Welcome to Hogsmeade. Here, you will select a classmate to accompany you to Hogsmeade village (I picked fellow Slytherin, Sebastian Sallow) where you will get some time to explore the area before picking up some items for school. Once this is done you can access the wizard village to buy new outfits or change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy

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The shop you want in order to change your appearance is Madam Snelling's Tress Emporium, which is located near North Hogsmeade's floo flame checkpoint. Her shop is marked on your map by an icon with a pair of scissors on it. If you're visiting Hogsmeade for the first time and in a rush to make changes be sure to visit her before you meet your Hogsmeade buddy in the town square. When that happens you'll be locked into a battle with a troll - it's one of the first really tough combat sequences in Hogwarts Legacy, so be sure to stock up on some Wiggenwald Potion beforehand. You're free to do what you want after that's done, just be aware if you want to change your appearance sooner rather than later.  

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Jasmine Gould-Wilson
Staff Writer, GamesRadar+

Jasmine is a staff writer at GamesRadar+. Raised in Hong Kong and having graduated with an English Literature degree from Queen Mary, University of London in 2017, her passion for entertainment writing has taken her from reviewing underground concerts to blogging about the intersection between horror movies and browser games. Having made the career jump from TV broadcast operations to video games journalism during the pandemic, she cut her teeth as a freelance writer for global publications TheGamer and TechRadar Gaming before accepting a full-time role at GamesRadar+. Whether Jasmine is researching the latest in gaming litigation for a news piece, writing how-to guides for The Sims 4, or extolling the necessity of a Resident Evil: CODE Veronica remake, you'll probably find her listening to metalcore at the same time.