There are a variety of reasons why we locals love heading to Johor Bahru (JB): the food, the entertainment… and the vastly more affordable prices, of course, especially when it comes to beauty services.
Getting your hair dyed over there, for instance, can cost half the price than it does to get it done in Singapore. This applies to everything from nails to spa services, too!
So if you’re thinking of heading down to get all your beauty needs wrapped up in one go, here are the 19 best beauty salons in JB to check out the next time you cross the border— from hair, to nails, to massage services— affordable prices and good service abound!
Psst…if you do not have time to hop over to JB, here are other affordable massage, facial, hair and more services you can find in Singapore!
Cutdomos Hair Studio Pelangi
Located within an outlet that looks like a semi-detached house, Cutdomos Hair Studio Pelangi is all about providing you with a cosy and comfortable environment, so that you’ll feel right at home.
This is why its name is also a play on “Ka Tao Mo”, which means “cut hair” in Hokkien, in line with the homely vibe it exudes.
With a glowing 4.9-star rating on Facebook, Cutdomos is best known for its hair-colouring and perming services.
Led by director Don, Cutdomos’ team of stylists doesn’t just design a hairstyle based on your profession and lifestyle, they also focus on making sure perm and colour results are long-lasting so you can enjoy gorgeous hair for a longer time before your next touch-up – saving you time and money!
The hair studio prides itself in offering top-notch services; all customers receive a complimentary scalp assessment at the salon before any hair service so stylists can understand their customers better. To pamper its customers thoroughly, Cutdomos is also equipped with a unique hair spa and smart hair-wash system.
When it comes to products, the salon only invests in high quality ones, such as the vegan Number Three No3 Yululuka series.
Prices start from RM48 and RM58 for a stylist’s haircut for men and women respectively to RM88 and RM98 for a director’s haircut for men and women respectively. Hair-colouring starts from RM150++, perm from RM200++, and treatment from RM200++ (all services dependent on hair length).
Opening hours: 10.30am – 8pm (Mon-Sat)| 10.30am – 7pm (Sun & PH) | Closed on Tuesdays
Address: 71 Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru, Johor (Google Maps)
Contact: Facebook | WhatsApp (click to send a message)
A Cuts Studio
If you’re looking for a hair salon that uses all-natural, chemical-free treatments, you’re in luck as A Cuts Studio specialises in using organic and natural hair formulas. This eliminates the amount of unnecessary chemicals that may be harmful to your hair and body.
Their hair dyes are herbal, organic, and 100% biodegradable, which means that they’re not only eco-friendly and last longer in terms of colour, but they’re also less likely to cause allergic reactions – a bonus for those with sensitive scalps!
Speaking of our scalps, you’ve got to try their Aveda and Oway Scalp Detox Treatment, especially if you’ve got dandruff, acne, or scabs. It balances and purifies your scalp as well as stimulates hair growth, so you’ll notice a visible improvement.
We also highly recommend their signature Smoothing Keratin Treatment for super smooth, manageable, and frizz-free locks. It restores and strengthens damaged hair of all types, resulting in glossier and fuller hair that can last up to three months.
Everything is priced based on your hair length and volume, and the best part about A Cuts Studio is that their prices are all available on their website with no hidden charges, so you won’t be surprised by any last-minute fees!
Paradigm Mall: 10am – 10pm, daily
Eco Botani: 10am – 8pm, Mon to Sun, closed Tue
Address: 3F-10, Paradigm Mall, Jalan Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru (Google Maps) |
18A, Jalan Eko Botani 3/2 Taman Eko Botani, Iskandar Puteri, 79100 Johor Bahru (Google Maps)
Contact: Website | Facebook | WhatsApp (click to send a message)
Studio M KSL
The general consensus when it comes to Studio M KSL is that they provide excellent, attentive service without being pushy. It is also the biggest luxury salon in Johor Bahru, so you can be assured a pampering time.
Customers love how they have a great selection of treatments as well as dye and bleach options, from soft, caramel browns to the brightest of pinks and purples. They do manicures and pedicures as well, so you can get your nails done while waiting for your stylist to finish up with your hair. If that isn’t the best of both worlds, we don’t know what is.
Kimno Design Hair Studio
Another top contender when it comes to one of the best salons in JB? Kimno Design Hair Studio. The sheer number of likes and followers on both their Facebook and Instagram page (we’re talking 60k!) is a pretty good indicator of how sought after this salon’s service is.
From amazing bleach jobs to Korean style wave perms, you’ll be in good hands over at their establishment, as evidenced by the long list of happy reviews on their Facebook page.
Luxe Studio is the largest hair salon chain in the state with five salons in total. Their D’Luxe Studio Spa is a Japanese concept salon, their PROTRIM Hair Studio is a chic salon, while their Urban Hair by Luxe Studio offers organic and natural hair products.
They use the latest premium hair care products to revitalise your hair and scalp. Plus, their Luxe Studio outlets have private rooms for those who want a little time to themselves.
Opening hours: 11am – 6pm (Mon to Sun) (Komtar JBCC) |
10am – 10pm (Mon to Sun) (KSL City, D’Luxe Studio, Urban Hair) |
11am – 8pm (Mon to Sun) (PROTRIM Hair Studio)
Address: Lot SK7, Level 2, Komtar JBCC, Jalan Wong Ah Fok, 80000 Johor Bahru (Google Maps)|
L2-090 & 091, KSL City No. 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru (Google Maps) |
D’Luxe Studio Spa, S-002, Level 2, The Mall Mid Valley Southkey No. 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, 80150 Johor Bahru (Google Maps) |
Urban Hair, L2-16, KSL City No. 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru (Google Maps) |
PROTRIM Hair Studio, Lot J4-01, Level 4, Johor Bahru City Square, Jalan Wong Ah Fok, 80000 Johor Bahru (Google Maps)
Contact: Facebook | Website | +60 7-220 0888
Madness Hair Studio
With a 5 star rating on their Facebook and pages and pages worth of glowing commendations, you just know that Madness Hair Studio is a pretty trustworthy establishment to head to if you’re looking to get your hair coloured, cut, or treated.
Expect a high level of professionalism and some great recommendations from the staff, too. According to reviews, they are always up for sharing their knowledge and expertise when it comes to taking care of your tresses!
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Sun) | Closed on Thu
Address: 26, Jalan Pendekar 10, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google maps)
Contact: Facebook | Instagram | +60 7-522 4375
Colour Bar Hair Gallery
Looking to get your hair dyed in bright colours but hate the damage that comes with it, after? Well, the solution lies in opting for specialised dyes, such as Olapex— which is precisely what Colour Bar Hair Gallery uses.
With prices going as low as S$73 for a dye job, there’s really no doubt as to the salon’s reputation as one of the best beauty salons in JB!
I Image Hair and Make Up Studio
The hairstylists in this hair and makeup studio are well equipped to suggest you new hairstyle based on your facial features, so you’re bound to get a look that suits you.
Many Google reviewers also can’t help but gush about how friendly the service is and it keeps them going back for more.
Barber Work Studio
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Experimental styles are a breeze to handle for Barber Work Studio. From multi-coloured highlights to literal rainbow hair, they have you covered.
Established since 2011, the salon is more than qualified when it comes to handling your tresses, and they do mani-pedis too! With prices starting as low as S$11, go for the full works of hair and nails if you’re looking for the ultimate pampering experience.
Ceres Hair Studio
Citing excellent service and knowledge when it comes to hair care, Ceres Hair Studio is highly in demand, as of late, so make sure to book an appointment in advance!
They seem to take inspiration from a variety of styles— from Japanese style perms to Taiwanese style choppy cuts— so you can rest easy knowing that whatever cut and colour you want, they’ll be able to do it for you.
There’s no wonder that it is considered one of the best beauty salons in JB, really!
THE LINE Hair Salon
Located just ten minutes away from JB City Square Mall, THE LINE Hair Salon is considered to be one of the best salons in JB.
Their stellar service and professional cut and dye jobs aside, the salon’s aesthetically pleasing interior also makes it a great place for you to take an amazing ‘after’ shot for the ‘gram. Trust us, people will be clamouring to find out where you’ve got your hair done after!
A hair salon and a makeup academy, Unique Expired is a joint effort from successful makeup artists Keige Khoo and Ash Chan. Known to be one of the best salons in JB, they provide a diverse range of hair services, from balayage colouring to K-Gloss treatments.
Opening hours: 11am – 8.30pm (Tue to Sat) | 11am – 6.30pm (Sun) | Closed on Mon
Address: G-01 Plaza Mentari Sun City, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru (Google maps)
Contact: Facebook | Instagram | Website | +60 7-333 1442
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Momo Nail Concept
With a wide range of nail services available such as acrylics and gel, you’ll definitely be able to get your dream nails from Momo Nail Concept.
The precision and level of detail in their work is remarkable, as are their inventive designs that will have you warding off compliments all day.
There’s no doubt that the nail art by Nail. It. is exceptional. From hyper-realistic Totoro to super cute Disney princesses, you’ll be able to don your favourite characters on your nails!
They have more traditional styles too, like French manicures and florals, but you can bet on getting a truly unique design from them.
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Holiday Plaza, Lot F120, Level 3, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century Garden, Johor Bahru, 80250, Johor, 80250 Johor Bahru, Malaysia (Google maps)
Contact: Facebook |+60 7-331 3767
Affordable prices and excellent service are precisely what propels Fairy Nail as one of the top contenders for the best beauty salon in JB.
Not only can you get some excellent nail art options from them, but they also do other grooming services as well, such as waxing and lash extensions. One handy location to get all your beauty needs wrapped up? Yes, please!
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 8pm (Sat) | 10am – 7pm (Sun)
Address: G63 Holiday Plaza Jalan Dato Sulaiman Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru (Google maps)
Contact: Facebook | Instagram |+60 16-780 4870
Massage and Spa Parlours
From Thai style massages to spa packages that promise to have you leaving soothed, calmed, and relaxed, it’s no surprise that Thai Odyssey is one of the best beauty salons in JB to get pampered at, really.
Sure, their services might be a little pricey (about S$200 for a Traditional Thai massage) but they are known to deliver an impeccable level of service. You can expect to get consistent and quality service, no matter which outlet you opt for!
Indulgent body scrubs, massages, herbal treatments… Thai Imperial does it all. Plus, it has a cosy, pleasant and spacious exterior and interior, putting customers at ease almost immediately. You’ll even get to enjoy complimentary tea and dessert before your treatment!
Trust us, you’ll get service like no other, here, with prices beginning from S$25! One of the best beauty salons in JB? No doubt about it.
Opening hours: 12pm – 2am (Mon to Sun)
Address: 70, Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru (Google maps)
Contact: +60 7-332 1633
If you’re looking for a beyond affordable massage that delivers on great service, look no further than Sabye-Sabye.
The interior and exterior of the store leave a lot to be desired, as well as the actual massage rooms, but loyal customers swear on the great massage technique and essential oils used during the procedure.
Prices begin from S$9 (RM30) for a foot massage, if you can believe your eyes!
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: 51a, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru (Google maps)
Contact: +60 17-714 4338
Walea Spa & Retreat
If you want something different, why not go for Walea Spa & Retreat? This home spa offer Swedish massages, body wraps, body scrub Jacuzzi, and more. Many reviewers love the massage and how it gives a cosy and relaxing experience.
Reservations are required, so make sure you book in advance if you’re planning to go!