A barbershop is a place where players are able to alter their character's appearance on Barbershop Chairs. They are able to change everything about the appearance of their race including gender.

Barbershop locations

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Customization options

Main article: Barbershop interface

Every race and gender has a selection of multiple choices that are race and gender-exclusive options. Hero class characters have a number of options that are exclusive to those classes.


A human receiving the achievement within Stormwind's barbershop (outdated)

  • Changing your hairstyle will complete the achievement  [Shave and a Haircut].
  • The cost of changes in the barbershop varies by the character's level, ranging from a couple silver for a low-level player to above 10 gold for a max-level player depending on the changes.
  • Level 1 characters can change hairstyles for free, assuming you skip all the starting quests and go straight to the barber.
  • Very few of the hairstyles added in Wrath of the Lich King were actually new. They were taken from and added to different races and genders.
  • Prior to Cataclysm the barber in Stormwind was a goblin Sween Neetod who was replaced by Jelinek Sharpshear a gnome.
  • At least one member of the Blizzard team is rooting for a specific hairstyle. Bornakk wants mohawks for every race, both male and female.[1] He not only wants mohawks, he wants huge mohawks.
  • Prior to Shadowlands Druids change of hair/skin color changed their bear and cat form color combinations.
  • When at a barbershop, you automatically wear a  [Barber's Drape].



Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): New unlockable skin color customization option with black eyes for night elves.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): New visual customization options for individual races: new straight back posture for male orcs and new face options with golden eyes for blood elves.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Players can now use the barbershop to choose new faces for their characters.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Additional new hairstyles have been added for some races/genders.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Tauren now have the option of changing skin tone by visiting the Barber Shop.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.


  1. ^ World of Warcraft official forums (12-07-2007). Night Elf Mohawk = False Advertising?. Retrieved on February 16, 2009.

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