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Fallout 4 Guide: How to Change Your Appearance

by Kyle Hanson


Did you waste hours in the opening sections of Fallout 4 trying to get your character just right, only to have them look all wrong once you set it in stone? Well you’re in luck, because Fallout 4 offers you the chance to actually change your appearance in the game, but you need to know where to go and what to do in order to accomplish it. Here’s a quick guide for how to change your appearance in Fallout 4.

There are two major ways to change your appearance in Fallout 4. You can change your hair, or your entire face. Luckily, both of these options can be found in Diamond City, located in downtown Boston. Head here if you want to change your appearance in any way, but you’ll need to go to specific spots for each.

If all you want to do is change your hair, including your facial hair, you need to head to the barber. The barber in Diamond City can be found just inside the gate and to the left, near the bar in the middle of town. Look for the guy wearing a red jacket and you’ll be in the right place. Speak with the barber and pay him 15 caps to get a haircut. Sit in the nearby chair and a menu will then pop up offering you both the original hair styles from the beginning of the game, and a few new ones only available here. Hit Square or X to manipulate your facial hair.

If you want a total facial reconstruction then you need to find the local plastic surgeon. His office is to the left of the local doctor, called the Mega Surgery Center. For 100 caps you can alter your entire face, including the hair that was offered at the barber. Here as well you have a few new options, such as making your character dirty. Essentially you get a bunch of new options and can recreate your character as you see fit.

So that’s how to change your appearance in Fallout 4. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions.

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