How to unlock each of FFXIV's extra hairstyles, along with images of each one.
Though most of Final Fantasy XIV's hairstyles are available by default, there are a handful that have to be unlocked by other means. Some of the easier hairstyle unlocks can be done with little effort, but getting them all is a trying and a potentially impossible effort.
Below we're going to go over all the unlockable hairstyles in FFXIV and how you can get them, though be warned that Viera and Hrothgar are essentially stuck with their default options!
Note that trial players can unlock most of these hairstyles, save for a few exceptions, but they cannot make purchases on the Mogstation without upgrading their account.
Modern Aesthetics— Adventure
This style can be purchased at the Gold Saucer for 14 MGP. The ribbon color on the female version can't be changed, making it tricky to match with some outfits. The male version does not feature the ponytail and is a more sideways cropped cut.
Modern Aesthetics— Controlled Chaos
This style can be purchased from the scrip exchange in the Firmament for 1,800 Skybuilder's Scrips, or you might win it from Firmament Fetes. If you don't feel like grinding out scrips, you can also purchase it off the Market Board. This looks the same on both genders.
Modern Aesthetics— Curls
You can pick this hairstyle up at the Gold Saucer for 9,600 MGP. It is an afro, use it well! It looks the same on all characters.
Modern Aesthetics— Eternal Bonding
Those that undertake the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding will be granted this special style, even the free Promise of Innocence option. This is a short, conservative cut on males and a flowery, conservative bun on females.
Modern Aesthetics— Fashionably Feathered
This one can be grabbed up from the Wolves' Den Provisioner for a whopping 18,000 Wolf Marks. It is particularly feathered at the back, and it looks the same on both genders.
Modern Aesthetics— Form and Function
If you get lucky, you may be able to get this hairstyle out of a Silver and Gold Bunny Lockboxes from Eureka Pyros. Alternatively, it can be sold and may be found on your server's Market Board. It looks the same on both males and females.
Modern Aesthetics— Great Lengths
This one can be picked up at the Gold Saucer for 30,000 MGP, and it is identical on males and females. It's quite long, and feathers out at the back a bit, unlike the Samsonian Locks.
Modern Aesthetics— Gyr Abanian Plait
This style is as popular as it is expensive and boasts being the most robust hairstyle outside of the default options. This can be obtained via Silver-haloed sacks found in Heaven on High or bought off the Market Board if you've got the coin. This also looks the same on either gender.
Modern Aesthetics— Lexen-tails
This more formal hairstyle costs 50,000 MGP at the Gold Saucer, after you've completed the Orbonne Monastery raid. It looks like the above for females, with males getting a tendril sticking out of the top and a tighter ponytail instead.
Modern Aesthetics— Lucian Locks
Taking notes from Final Fantasy XV, Lucian Locks brings Prince Noctis' hairstyle to XIV — the problem is this hairstyle is locked to the FFXV collaboration event and is unobtainable otherwise. It looks the same on either gender.
Modern Aesthetics— Master & Commander
This hairstyle is a Mogstation exclusive and is tied to Aymeric's Attire, and there is no way to unlock it otherwise.
Modern Aesthetics— Modern Legend
A total throwback, Modern Legend looks just like the Fighter hair from the very first Final Fantasy game. This can be purchased from the scrip exchange at the Firmament for 1,800 Skybuilders' Scrips. You can also buy it on the Market Board, and I believe it may rarely come from Firmament Fetes like Controlled Chaos does.
Modern Aesthetics — Tall Tails
Added with patch 6.2, this cute ponytail style requires 6000 Seafarer's Cowries, which are exclusive to the Island Sanctuary. This one's available for male and female characters, and Hrothgar are able to wear it as well.
Modern Aesthetics— Ponytails
Another Gold Saucer hairstyle, this one can be picked up for a mere 8,000 MGP.
Modern Aesthetics— Pulse
A must-have forFinal Fantasy XIII fans, Pulse grants either Snow or Lightning's hairstyle depending on whether your character is male or female. Chances are the FFXIII collab isn't coming back, so you'll have to pick this one up on the Mogstation with either the Lightning or Snow attire.
Modern Aesthetics— Rainmaker
The Rainmaker hairstyle wasn't available for three whole years! It was originally released as part of an event and was subsequently unobtainable until patch 5.5. Now the Rainmaker can be obtained at the Gold Saucer for a mere 5,000 MGP.
Modern Aesthetics — Saintly Style
What should be one of the cutest hairstyles in FFXIV if it weren't for the fact it was a pixellated mess and should have been fixed right after it came out. It's a shame, because Saintly Style is quite the attractive style from front to back. However, absolutely everyone will comment on the pixels and it's simply not worth it. This one comes from the Firmament, for 1,800 Skybuilders Scrips.
Modern Aesthetics— Samsonian Locks
This style can be obtained via Bronze-trimmed Sacks found in Palace of the Dead. If you don't feel like grinding, it's one of the cheaper hairstyles on the Market Board.
The bottom of the back of this hair ends in a slightly curved line, setting it further apart from the Great Lengths hairstyle. The only difference between this style on men is they do not have the clip seen at the front above.
Modern Aesthetics— Scion Special Issue
This is Minfillia's signature hair, and it is only available for females on the Mogstation via her attire.
Modern Aesthetics— Scion Special Issue II
This is Thancred's signature hair, and it is only available for males on the Mogstation via his attire. (Not pictured here for semi-obvious reasons.)
Modern Aesthetics— Scion Special Issue III
This is Y'shtola's signature hairstyle. This one is also only available on the Mogstation for female characters via Y'shtola's attire.
Modern Aesthetics— Strife
Final Fantasy VII's Cloud had to be represented here, but his hair was only available during the 2018 fan festival. It looks the same on both genders and is appropriately pointy. It was given away as a screenshot contest prize in 2021 as well.
Modern Aesthetics — Both Ways
Both Ways leaked a little early, but luckily it didn't take long for it to get released and for some this hairstyle is a Godsend. This hairstyle can come from the lockboxes found in Zadnor inside the Bozjan Southern Front, though you can also purchase it on the market board if you're feeling lazy.
Modern Aesthetics— Styled for Hire
This windswept style is only available in the Wolves' Den for a full 18,000 Wolf Marks.
Modern Aesthetics — Early to Rise
Early to Rise is both a popular and relatively affordable hairstyle to get your hands on. If you're pushing through Bozja for your relic or XP, you can pick it up for 5 Bozjan Gold Coins plus 30 Bozjan Platinum Coins, or you can buy it on the market board for gil.
Modern Aesthetics — Wind Caller
A bit appropriately, this hairstyle is normally obtained by turning in 150 Bozjan Clusters, though it can also be purchased on the Market Board. It is not available to Viera or Hrothgar.
Modern Aesthetics — Battle Ready Bobs
The signature hairstyle of 2B from Nier Automata, Battle Ready Bobs is a very popular style among all walks of glam life. This one drops at the end of the third Nier raid, The Tower at Paradigm's Breach. Alternatively, it can be purchased on the market board. The prices for this seem to have stabilized across servers for now.
Modern Aesthetics — Scanning for Style
The second Nier hairstyle, Scanning for Style is the signature hair of 9S from Nier Automata. This also drops from the third Nier raid, The Tower at Paradigm's Breach, and can be purchased from other players via the market board.
Modern Aesthetics — Liberating Locks
Lyse's signature hairstyle, this one's only available for female characters and can only be purchased on the Mogstation with her outfit.
Modern Aesthetics — Practical Ponytails
Practical Ponytails is the second hairstyle locked to the Island Sanctuary, this one requiring another 6000 Seafarer's Cowries. Fortunately it's neither gender nor race-locked, meaning both male and female characters as well as Viera and Hrothgar can wear it.
Modern Aesthetics — Sharlayan Studies
Alphinaud's hair! This one certainly isn't for everyone, but some characters can pull it off perfectly. Sharlayan Studies is only available through the Mogstation for real money, though. So if you want to rock this look, you'll have to pay up.
And that is the end for the current unlockable hairstyles in Final Fantasy XIV, as we march on forward to patch 5.4 in the coming weeks. Check out our other FFXIV guides, and have fun out there in Eorzea.
Published Jan. 31st 2023