Cheap perms in Johor Bahru, Malaysia


Getting voluminous curls in Singapore can be quite a struggle with the humidity and the fact that you might not have time to get your curling iron out every day. As for perms, they’re a wonderful long-term solution in adding some volume and texture – if not for the hefty price tag that comes with it.

But not to worry – just on the other side of the Causeway in JB lies a myriad of hair salons with perms from as low as S$47.30.

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1. Luxe Studio – Near JB Sentral (from $63.10)


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Luxe Studio 

There’s everything to like about Luxe Studio – its location close to JB Sentral makes the journey there a breeze. You can choose between perms like an organic green perm, a C curve, J curve, S curve or Korean perm.

Luxe Studio
Korean perm that can last for up to 6 months.
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For those who aren’t familiar with the perm styles, not to worry. The friendly stylists will recommend what’s best for you, keeping the health and condition of your hair in mind.

Perms start from RM200 (~S$63.10) which is super affordable considering you’re getting professional service. There’s also free WiFi in the salon so you’ll be well-entertained during your time there – you can even check out their YouTube channel to see the kind of hairstyles the stylists have done before for ideas.

Address: Lot SK7, Level 2, Komtar JBCC, Jalan Wong Ah Fok, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor (12 minute drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: 10am-8pm, Daily
Contact: +60 7-220 0888 | Luxe Studio website


2. Unique Expired – No harsh chemicals used (from $47.30)


Unique Expired
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@uniqueexpired 

It’s no secret that the things we want to do with our hair may not always be the best for it. But it’s always a win-win when salons ensure your hair looks the way you want it to and still stays healthy. At Unique Expired, hair stylists are careful to avoid products with harsh and damaging chemical additives to make sure your locks stay luscious.

Unique Expired
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Unique Expired – Hair Dressing 

Regular perms start from RM150 (~S$47.30) for short hair and RM270 (~S$85.20) for long hair. Digital perms start from RM240 (~S$75.70) for short hair and RM300 (~S$94.60) for long hair.

Address: G-01 Plaza Mentari Sun City, Jalan Kuning Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru (14 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am-8.30pm | Sun 11am-6.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: +60 7-333 1442 | Unique Expired on Facebook


3. Ceres Salon – Studio at Austin Heights (from $75.70)


Many have vouched that they’re willing to cross the Causeway for Ceres Salon alone where the service is impeccable. The friendly hair stylists will welcome you warmly and take their time to make sure that your hair is exactly how you want it to be.

Ceres Salon
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@ceres_hair_studio 

They offer perms from RM240-RM360 (~S$75.70-S$113.60) depending on your hair length. And after you get your new curls, pop by Garden Nail Gallery just a minute’s walk away from the salon where you can get your nails done too for a full day of pampering! Service prices vary, though they are known among Singaporeans for affordable gelish nails.

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@ceres_hair_studio 

Address: 31, Jalan Austin Heights 8/5, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (25 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: 11am-8pm, Daily
Contact:  +60 7-350 7962 | Ceres Salon on Facebook


4. OGGI Professional Hair Studio – Perms with free haircuts (from $104.10)


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@oggi_professional 

We all know that certain hues like ash grey or crazier colours can be difficult to achieve, but the stream of happy customers from OGGI Professional Hair Studio should be enough to tell you that there’s nothing to fear.

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@oggi_professional 

Perms here are also rather affordable, ranging from RM330-RM350 (~S$104.10-S$110.40) with a free haircut, too. This way, your new curls won’t be weighed down by the heaviness of your hair.

Address: 74, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (15 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10.30am-8pm | Sun 10.30am-7pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: +60 7-331 3969 | OGGI Professional Hair Studio on Facebook


5. Studio M KSL – Head massages & free hair masks (from S$103.50)


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@studiomksl 

No, this isn’t the Malaysian version of the apartment-hotel we have in Singapore, but rather, Studio M KSL is a hair salon where you can expect tip-top treatment. The salon offers you the best pampering down to the smallest of details – their head massages are known to be top-notch and past customers have shared that they’ve received freebies such as hair masks as well. 

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@studiomksl 

A perm at the salon will take about 2 hours, though you’d probably wish that it were longer with all the royal treatment going on. Perms cost from RM328 (~S$103.50) for short hair and RM428  (~S$135) for long hair.

Address: Malaysia, Jalan Seladang, MY Johor Johor Bahru Taman Abad G-08, KSL City
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-9.30pm
Contact: +60 7-289 0058 | Studio M KSL website


6. Stay B – Perms, rebonding and balayage (from $91.20)


Frequent JB goers may remember Stay B which was previously located at Jalan Dato Sulaiman. While that branch has since closed down, you can find it more accessibly located within Komtar JBCC today.

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Nisha Prem

Set aside at least 2 hours of your day to get a hot perm here, with prices ranging from RM289-RM349 (~S$91.20-S$110.10), depending on hair length. Rebonding (from RM230, ~S$72.60), keratin hair treatment (from RM399, ~S$125.90) and balayage (from RM299,~S$94.30) services are also available for those looking to get other styles.

Stay B
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Stay B

Address: Lot 221D, Level 2, Komtar JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Across the road from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: 10am-8pm, Daily
Contact: +60 7-277 8858 | Stay B on Facebook


7. Kimno Design Hair Studio and Makeup – Popular for weddings (from $142)


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@driftprincess999 

Kimno Design Hair Studio is the sort of salon that people go to for their wedding hairstyling and makeup, so you can trust that the quality will be there.

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@kimno_design_hair_studio 

The salon offers Korean perms for about RM450 (~S$142) for medium-length hair below the shoulders. You might just walk in intending to get curls, but you’ll also be tempted by their other treatments – from an aromatherapy hair spa to a highly-recommended anti-frizz treatment that’ll leave you with silky smooth tresses.

Address: 87, Jalan Molek 1/29, Taman Molek 81100, JB (23 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm | Sun 11am-7pm
Contact: +60 16-793 8369 | Kimno Design Hair Studio on Facebook


Bonus: Number76 Singapore – Previously a JB-favourite (from S$150)


Number76 Singapore
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Number76 Hair Salon Singapore

For those who can’t spare the time to head across the causeway, get your perms settled at Number76 Hair Salon Singapore, with cold perms from S$150 and digital perms from S$220.

Number76 Singapore
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@number76_singapore

You may have heard of Number76, a famous salon chain originating from Japan. While their popular outlet in JB’s Paradigm Mall has closed down since the pandemic, those who miss their premium services can find a much nearer outlet in Somerset.

Address: #02-21, 22 & 23, Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd, 238858
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 11am-8.30pm | Thu 11am-6pm
Contact: 6385 6776 | Number76 Singapore website


Perming your hair in Johor Bahru


JB has long served as a convenient weekend getaway place for many of us to stuff ourselves with yummy food and do our shopping – and it’s equally good for beauty services like hair cuts, perms, and manicures. For those who can’t spare the time to cross the border, also check out our list of affordable salons in Singapore.

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This article was originally published by Persis Gan on 7th July 2022. Last updated by Kezia Tan on 15th July 2022.
Cover image adapted from: @uniqueexpired, Unique Expired – Hair Dressing