There are a variety of reasons as to why us 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 17 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!
1. Oggi Professional Hair Studio
If you’re looking to get on-trend hair colours such as ash grey and violet, then Oggi Professional Hair Studio is the one for you. With a long list of satisfied customers and an affordable price range for most of their services, you’ll definitely leave the place with a smile on your face. They also offer various rebonding and perming services, with prices going as low as SGD63 (RM190) for colouring services. Now that’s what we call a steal!
Opening hours: Tues-Sat: 10.30am-8pm, Sun: 10.30am-7pm, closed on Mondays.
Address: 74 Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor (Google maps)
2. 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!
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-8pm, Sun: 11am-7pm.
Address: 31 Jalan Austin Height 8/5 Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru (Google maps)
3. 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.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-8pm, Sun: 11am-7pm.
Address: 87,Jalan Molek 1/29,Taman Molek, Johor Bahru (Google maps)
4. Studio M KSL
The general consensus when it comes to Studio M KSL is that they provide excellent, attentive service without being pushy. 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.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10.30am-9.30pm
Address: KSL CITY Ground floor, G-08, G-09, Johor Bahru (Google maps)
5. Unique Expired
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: Tues-Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun: 11am-7pm, closed on Mondays.
Address: G-01 Plaza Mentari Sun City, Jalan Kuning Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru (Google maps)
6. 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: Mon-Sun: 11am-8pm, closed on Thursdays.
Address: 26, Jalan Pendekar 10, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google maps)
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7. 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!
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 11am-8pm, Thurs: 11am-6pm, Sun: 11am-7pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Address: 48-A & 50-A Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru (Google maps)
Contact: Facebook | +60 7-331 8662
8. The KStyle Korean Hair Salon
If you’re still riding the Hallyu wave, The KStyle Korean Hair Salon is the place to be to meet all your hair needs! Citing the latest Korean hair trends and styling techniques as inspiration, you’ll definitely be getting K-pop-worthy hair after a visit. Conveniently right opposite AEON Bukit Indah, you’ll definitely spot the distinctive white and red sign within seconds.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-10pm.
Address: 32, Jalan Indah 15/3, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google maps)
Contact: Facebook | +60 7-239 5378
9. 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 SGD73 for a dye job, there’s really no doubt as to the salon’s reputation as one of the best beauty salons in JB!
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-8.30pm
Address: 14,Jalan Indah 15/1, Johor Bahru (Google maps)
Contact: Facebook | +60 12-322 3200
10. 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 SG11, go for the full works of hair and nails if you’re looking for the ultimate pampering experience.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-8pm
Address: 15, Jalan Dedap 4, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google maps)
11. 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 inventuve designs that will have you warding off compliments all day.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-7.30pm
Address: 19,19a & 19b Jln Harmonium 23/12, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81800 (Google maps)
12. Fairy Nail
Affordable prices and excellent service is precisely what propels Fairy Nail as one of the top contenders for 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: Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-7pm
Address: F59 Holiday Plaza Jalan Dato Sulaiman Taman Century, Johor Bahru (Google maps)
13. Nail. It.
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: Mon-Sun: 10.30am-8pm
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
Massage and Spa Parlours:
14. Thai Odyssey
From Thai style massages to spa packages that promises 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 200SGD for a Traditional Thai massage) but they are known to deliver on a impeccable level of service. You can expect to get consistent and quality service, no matter which outlet you opt for!
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-10pm (for most outlets).
Address: Click here for a full list of outlets.
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 SGD9 (RM30) for a foot massage, if you can believe your eyes!
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-10pm.
Address: Blk D, Plaza Sentosa (Jalan Sutera), Ground Floor, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google maps)
Contact: +60 17-714 4338
16. Thai Imperial
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 SGD25! One of the best beauty salons in JB? No doubt about it.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 12pm-2am.
Address: 217, Jalan Dato Sulaiman Taman Century, Johor Bahru (Google maps)
Contact: +60 7-333 1355
17. Wang Zu Bu Luo
If you’re thinking of trying something a little different, go for Wang Zu Bu Luo, instead! Their massage style differs slightly from the usual Thai massages you’ll get, and they even have private rooms for singles and couples. There’s a Nano Sauna option, too, and light snacks you can nibble on if you spend a certain amount. Score!
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 12pm-2am.
Address: No.10,Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa. 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor. (Google maps)
Contact: +607 – 335 8118