Leading Barbershops in Johor Bahru
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5 Leading Barbershops in Johor Bahru

Areas of expertise – Haircut trends vary from generation to generation. Choosing a barber with a hand for the classics or an expert on the latest trends can make a huge difference in styling.
Cost – While there are a lot of shops to choose from, it’s important to highlight competitive prices that match the service provided.
Services – Hairstyling comes in different forms – from your usual cutting and clipping to even coloring and perming.
Environment – Many consider their time with their barber a time for relaxation. To achieve this, we picked the shops with aesthetically pleasing environments for your next trip.

A man’s hairstyle is a crown that they wear on top of their head. If you’ve ever been dissatisfied with how your hair looked after going to the barbers, it may be because you came to the wrong place.

When looking to have the trendiest haircut in town, it’s also important to look into the best haircutting services to make you look chic. Look no further because we’ve compiled a list of the top barbershops in Johor Bahru for you to visit the next time you need some good clippings.

How much will the average haircut cost?

While styling and coloring services may vary depending on your hair length, it’s good to have an estimate in mind before coming in for a hair consultation. Here’s a table listing the base prices of the common styling services of the shops mentioned in this article:

ServiceAverage Cost
HaircutRM 30
Beard TrimmingRM 15 - RM 20
MassageRM 20

1. Downsouth Barbershop

Downsouth Barbershop homepage
SERVICESHaircut, Shave, Styling
ADDRESS16 Jalan Setia Tropika 1/1, Ground Floor, Johor Bahru (Setia Tropika), 81200, Johor, Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 13-705 0253

Mondays to Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 

12:00 PM to 10:00 PM


3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Areas of expertise★★★★★

Life’s too short with boring hair! Downsouth Barbershop exemplifies its tagline down to a T with its premiere services. 

One of our favorite things about their services is how they have prices listed for personnel working with specific years of experience. They even offer services from Barber of the Year Malaysia title holders if you’re looking for that skill level.

Other than haircuts for all ages, they also offer facial hair grooming using high-quality shaving creams and soaps.

Moreover, if you’re looking for Instagrammable barbershops in Johor Bahru, Downsouth Barbershop may just be for you. 

Their shiny wooden floors and crisp white walls feel like a modern take on the classic gentlemen’s barbershop. The barber chairs at every station, while chic, also offer comfort no matter how long your session takes.

However, it is undeniable that their prices may seem quite steep for a casual haircut enthusiast. If that’s something you can get behind, you can rest back knowing that their services can easily match the quality their prices demand. 

Downsouth Barbershop is a men-only barbershop that’s easily a solid choice for anyone who wants a solid haircut and has the budget for it.


  • Master-level barbers available for booking
  • High-quality grooming cosmetics
  • Comfortable environment
  • Has multiple active booking websites


  • Moderately expensive
  • Men-only

Customer Reviews

Trustable and recommended
Good skills and service from Isyraf Danish. Had a great experience with the haircut. Trustable and recommended. The online booking system is also very convenient. – Christopher Alexander, Google Reviews

Lovely environment
Excellent service with friendly barbers. Lovely environment. My hubby and boys loved their experience there. Even my youngest who is 20 months old, was well-behaved and didn’t cry during his haircut. You guys got yourself regulars in us. – Eddie Fazliana Dahl

2. Tip Top Barbershop JB

Tip Top Barbershop JB homepage
SERVICESHaircut, Shave, Massage


ADDRESS57, Jalan Dataran Larkin 1, Taman Dataran Larkin, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 11-2736 2764

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays to Sundays

11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Areas of expertise★★★★☆

Tip Top Barbershop offers one of the most affordable hair cutting and clipping services in our list. The fact that they can work with anyone of all ages is a plus!

One of our favorite things about this barbershop is how they provide haircare packages at a super low price. But the real highlight here is that they still perform their best despite the affordability, as their name suggests.

Apart from their premium haircuts, their team of professional barbers also offers massages at a low price of RM 10. They’ll even give you hair care and hair styling tips as you relax!

If you’re a foreigner looking for a haircut, several reviews have noted that the barbers in the shop may have trouble communicating in English.

Another concern is that their shop is moderately far from the city proper. Should you find yourself anywhere near Sentral Larkin Terminal and need a haircut, give this shop a try!

To sum it all up, Tip Top Barbershop could easily be the best choice for you if you’re looking for a casual time at the barbers. Provided that it’s accessible, you’re sure to get the most cost-effective haircut ever in Johor Bahru.


  • Friendly staff
  • Budget-friendly simple grooming services
  • Comfortable environment


  • Far from downtown
  • Potential miscommunication if you speak 

Customer Reviews

Friendly and Skillful

All the way from borne for a haircut in this fabulous barbershop. Friendly & skillful worker. Worth the price RM35/ for the whole package of haircut, facial, massage, warm towel & hair wash. Highly recommended for locals & foreigners who want their hair makeup. Good job guys. Keep it up. – Andrious Icardi, Google Reviews

Professional work and equipment

My 1st time to Tip Top & I was truly overwhelmed with my experience & their expertise. Great & boutique alike shop setting & environment. All their equipment is professional, just like how they are. They take a lot of pride in their work, steps for cutting and utilize ALL equipment that they are provided to use for “1 head’s” cutting. – Nashvin Skylar, Google Reviews

3. Sixers Barbershop

Sixers Barbershop homepage
SERVICESHaircut, Hair Treatments, Shave, Massage


ADDRESSNo. 37, 01, Jalan Dataran Larkin 1, Taman Dataran Larkin, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

11:00 AM to 9:00 PM


10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

3:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Areas of expertise★★★★☆

Did you know that most of the recent trendy hairstyles found their start in the sixties? If you’re looking to jump onto the trend train of today, then we’ve got the shop for you.

Sixers offers a quick blast to the past with their mid-1900s themed barbershop. But that doesn’t mean that their skills and techniques are stuck in the past – which is why they’ve earned their spot in our top 5 barbershops in Johor Bahru.

Boasting an engaging “full classic experience,” this barbershop offers services ranging from simple haircuts to cold facial massages. What’s great about this is that gentlemen wanting a relaxing experience and a neat haircut can have it all done in one place.

While their shop is relaxing as it is, their massage services have garnered attention from their patriots. In fact, some reviews said that their treatments were so calming that you couldn’t help but fall asleep in your seat!

Since only a few resident barbers are in their shop, it would be wise to book an appointment ahead than be a walk-in. Also note that their pricing can be pricy, even with their exclusive promo bundles. 

Sixers is undoubtedly a decent one-stop barbershop where you can get a unique experience within the city. More so if you’re looking to be immersed in a classical experience.


  • Unique and thematic environment
  • Professional staff
  • Instagrammable


  • Expensive
  • Potentially long wait times for walk-ins

Customer Reviews


I just had my 1st cut here, and yes, they’re amazing. There’s nothing I could complain cause the service and the QUALITY were what I paid for.  Attention to detail? Man, to the point where you can just smile looking how good yourself from the mirror. Would come again for the next cut! – Fahmi Faiz, Google Reviews

Good attention to detail

Good attention to detail. Everything from the shop decor to the barber’s individual styling is in line with the 70s old school pop yeah yeah vibe. The haircut was good. The staff was friendly. The Amla oil massage was soo relaxing that I dozed off. Good job guys. – Alex Chew Google Reviews

4. Hakim 1996

SERVICESHaircut, Shave


ADDRESS23 Jln Padi Emas 1/5, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 11-1149 3401

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays to Sundays

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Hakim 1996 homepage
Areas of expertise★★★☆☆

If what you’re looking for is a trendy straight-to-the-point barbershop that won’t punch a hole in your wallet, Hakim 1996 may be the right one for you.

While they lack fancy services like massages and facial treatments, they make up for it with budget-friendly services. In fact, their low-cost professional haircut and shave services under RM 25 have effectively gained the trust of their patriots. 

They do not disappoint their regulars or new customers with their premium-level work quality,  especially at the lower price point that they work at. They even have specialized services for men in the polar ends of the age range.

Much like other small barbershops, Hakim 1996 only has a few workstations in its office. It would be wise to book an appointment ahead if you don’t want to deal with waiting times.

Fret not, however, because booked and walk-in customers are given access to an in-house pool table that waiting clients may enjoy when waiting. Moreover, if you’re waiting on loved ones doing their shopping at the nearby market, this place would be an excellent stop to clean up and enjoy!

Overall, Hakim 1996 is your best choice for a professional, straightforward approach to hairstyling. 


  • Waiting area features a pool table
  • Located near a market
  • Comfortable atmosphere


  • Few workstations may mean long waiting time
  • Fewer services offered compared to other barbershops

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended

The result of neat and tidy cuts, the barbers being friendly and not arrogant. This barbershop is also open in a strategic area. They also comply with SOPs.  So, if you want a solid haircut, make your appointment right away! Highly recommended because of their excellent and professional service – Nadhira Zaidin, Google Reviews

5. Joe’s Barbershop

Joe's Barbershop homepage
SERVICESHaircut, Shave, Hair Tattoo, Hair Styling
ADDRESS C-01, 06, Persiaran Southkey 1, Persiaran Baru tasek, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 7-336 3316

[email protected]


Mondays to Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

11:00 AM to 10:00 PM


3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Areas of expertise★★★★★

The last shop on our list happens to be the most popular even outside Johor Bahru – Joe’s Barbershop. With 23 branches across Malaysia, you’re sure to get time-tested hairstyling skills from their extensive line of barbers.

Joe’s Barbershop is well-known for providing excellent hairstyling services for both ladies and gentlemen that want a more youthful edge to their hairstyle. Not to mention, their interior design helps in making you feel like you’re a cool skater from the 90s. (Talk about chic!)

One of our favorite things about this shop is its cornrow and braiding services, which sets them apart from most mainstream barbershops. Not only do they look good, but their prices are relatively competitive as well.

They also offer hair tattooing services that look nothing short of realistic for a low price. You can even rest easy while waiting for the procedure because they’ve got resident barbers whom you can consult before getting one.

Of course, with popularity in service comes the backlash of having long wait hours. This problem was a common complaint by their customers, even those who have booked an appointment.

If you can look past the long waiting times, the Joe’s Barbershop is a solid choice, especially for those looking for specialized hair styling.


  • Broad hairstyling specializations
  • Budget-friendly


  • Waiting time can be long
  • Shop can feel a bit cramped

Customer Reviews

One of the best

First time here but will definitely return. Easily one of the best in town. The stylist is very meticulous and willing to cater to any style upon request. Friendly staff in a very interesting interior setting.Bargain price for the wonderful service. Do call in to make a reservation first as they are always fully booked. There were already several people waiting outside when they opened their shop, and a few were unfortunately turned away. Thanks, Wan! – Calvin Ong, Google Reviews

Friendly and welcoming

Excellent experience. I got the closest trim I have ever experienced. The barber took painstaking amounts of time and effort to make sure each run of the shaver was done properly. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Do note that walk-ins may have to wait a while, but after only one cut, I can certainly see why – they certainly take their time to ensure that your cut is impeccable. – Thomas Ting, Google Reviews

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