Jupiter Leo Productions LLC has launched their first app called Sista Salon for Apple iOS and Android platforms. Sista Salon is a role-playing game that teaches girls of African descent to celebrate their natural beauty while learning business and life skills. Girls can style their character at any time during the game to suit their mood with unique colors, African-inspired outfits, and natural hairstyles such as curls, afros, and braids.
“I wanted girls of African descent to love themselves and see their beauty. I saw a lack of beauty apps for girls that represented our beautiful culture, style, and creativity and I wanted to change that,” said Joe Green, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Sista Salon.
“I dedicate this app to all of the Sistas that give their all every day to help our families prosper. You are smart, you are beautiful and you matter!”
He continues, “Before COVID, I had my dream job – I founded an after-school program that taught web design and robotics to inner-city school children in NYC. One year ago, all the after-school programs were shut down and I was devastated. I have survived by taking on small jobs here and there, but I really wanted to do something that could still make an impact in the lives of children, particularly young black girls.”
Sista Salon is fast-paced and fun so users can play many levels in a short window of time. The music is a collection of hip-hop, R&B, Caribbean, and traditional African rhythms. The voices of the customers let the player know how they are doing in a fun light-hearted way.
Players also collect “Africa Coins” when they complete two customers in a row. They can use their Africa Coins to upgrade their character’s hairstyle and outfits. The game gives positive reinforcement, business skills, and life advice at the end of each level to make sure the player is always learning.
Sista Salon is available for free in the IOS app store and the Android Play Store. It is available in many African Nations, USA, Canada, Caribbean, Brazil, Columbia, Guyana, UK, Spain, Portugal, Thailand, and Japan.