Cheap hair salons in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

cheap hair salons for perms in jb

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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 hair salons with perms from as low as S$52.50.

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1. Luxe Studio – near JB Sentral (from $65.60)

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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.

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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 you what’s best for you, keeping the health and condition of your hair in mind.

Perms start from RM200, ~S$65.60, 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: Mon-Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone:  607 289 1414
Website 

2. Number76 – famous salon from Japan (from $85.33)

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Get a kawaii new hairstyle at Number76, a hair salon from Tokyo. A cold perm here costs RM 260 (~S$85.33) while a digital perm, which gives you bigger curls, will cost you around RM 400 (~S$131.28).

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Image credit: Number76 Paradigm Mall, Johor Bahru 

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, flick through the hair salon’s online lookbook to see what kind Japanese-inspired colours you want to try out. From cotton candy pink to cool ocean blue, you’ll never run out of options as to what to do next. And for customers who require Muslimah-friendly services, the salon has a separate private room!

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Address: Lot 2F-59 2F-60 Level 2 Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru, Malaysia (23 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 10AM-9PM | Thurs 10AM-5PM
Telephone:  60 7-244 8176
Website

3. Unique Expired – without the use of harsh chemicals (from $52.50)

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It’s no secret that the things we want to do 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.

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Regular perms start from RM 160 (~S$52.50) for short hair and RM 290 (~S$95.16) for long hair. Digital perms start from RM 220 (~S$72.19) for short hair and RM 330 (~S$108.29) for long hair.

The salon also offers makeup services for those want to get extra glammed up for the day.

Address: G-01 Plaza Mentari Sun City, Jalan Kuning Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru (14 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-9PM | Sun 11AM-7PM
Telephone:  60 7-333 1442
Website 

4. LadyKim Korean Salon – with gel manis from $26 (from $73.89)

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Skip the six-hour flight to Seoul and head to LadyKim Korean Salon for affordable Korean-style hair services. The salon is brightly-lit with soft colours for a relaxing ambience.

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Opt for both a stylish Korean haircut and perm here and you might just walk out looking like Hwasa from Mamamoo or BTS’s V. A cold perm method (RM225, ~S$73.89) is used to give more volume, perfect for those with thin and flat hair.

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Since you’re already there, treat yourself to a mani and pedi session at the same time. A gel manicure costs about RM 80, ~S$26.25 while a gel pedicure costs RM 98, ~S$32.16. You’ll leave the salon feeling like a million bucks at the end of the day – but having spent way less.

Address: KSL City Mall, L2-101 (14 min drive from JB Sentral)
*Near outlet opening in City Square Mall mid-July 2019
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10AM-9PM
Telephone:  60 174005199
Website

5. Ceres Hair Studio – rustic interior (from $78.81)

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Many have vouched that they’re willing to cross the Causeway for Ceres Hair Studio 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.

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The sleek hair salon has rustic decor such as brick wallpaper and wooden furniture. It offers perms from RM 240-RM 360, ~S$78.81-119.22 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! A gel manicure costs RM82, ~S$26.86.

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Address: 31, Jalan Austin Heights 8/5, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (25 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-8PM | Sun 11AM-6PM
Telephone:  60 7-364 3740
Website

6. Voga Vita Hair Salon – organic salon without synthetic chemicals (from $81.45)

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Voga Vita Hair Salon is located conveniently in the newly-opened The Mall, Midvalley Southkey where you’ll find 1.5 million square feet worth of shops to go crazy in.

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The salon isn’t just any ordinary one, either – it’s an organic one that is entirely free of synthetic chemicals. Most of the products in the salon are made from essential oils and pure plant extracts, so you’d feel safe knowing exactly what is going on your hair. For perming and rebonding, sugar is used instead of chemicals. Perms start from the affordable price of RM 248, ~S$81.45.

Address: The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey, No. 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, Kota Southkey, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (17 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone:  60 7-336 9288
Website 

7. OGGI Professional Hair Studio – perms with free haircuts (from $108.23)

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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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Perms here are also rather affordable, ranging from RM330-RM350, (~S$108.25-S$114.81) 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: Tues-Sat 10.30AM-8PM | Sun 10.30AM-7PM
Telephone:  60 17-772 6616
Website 

8. Studio M KSL – free head massages, snacks, and aromatherapy (from S$127.41)

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No, this isn’t the Malaysian version of the apartment-hotel we have in Singapore, bur 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: aromatherapy with essential oils, head massages and snacks and drinks.

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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 about RM 388, ~S$127.41 for females and RM 328, ~S$107.71 for males.

Address: Malaysia, Jalan Seladang, MY Johor Johor Bahru Taman Abad G-08, KSL City
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10AM-9.30PM
Telephone:  60 7-289 0058
Website 

9. Stay B by Alex Beh – in a metallic container loft building (from $78.44)

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Stay B by Alex Beh is not your conventional hair salon, as its located inside a silver container-like building that looks just like a warehouse. When you go in, you’ll find quirky decorations like street signs against red brick walls.

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You can get extremely affordable perms here at the maximum price of only RM 239, ~S$78.44 for extra long hair. If your hair is shorter, prices will be even cheaper. Should you opt for a hot perm, prices will be around RM 349, ~S$114.50 for extra long hair.

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Address: 176, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor (16 min drive from JB Sentral)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10.30AM-8.30PM
Telephone:  60 10-222 5842
Website

10. Kimno Design Hair Studio and Makeup – popular for weddings (from $147.66)

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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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The salon offers Korean perms for about RM 450, ~S$147.66 for medium-length hair below the shoulders. You might just walk in intending to get curls, but you’ll also be tempted for 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-Sun 11AM-8PM
Telephone:  60 16-793 8369
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.

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