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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[]

Barbershop pole

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A human receiving the achievement within Stormwind's barbershop (outdated)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 Inv misc comb 02 [Shave and a Haircut].
  • Prior to patch 10.0.0, each change at the barbershop had a price which increased with each level, adding up if multiple features were changed. Level 1 characters can change hairstyles for free, assuming you skip all the starting quests and go straight to the barber. It ranged from a couple silver for a low-level player to above 10 gold for a max-level player depending on the changes.
  • 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 changes of hair/skin color changed their bear and cat form color combinations. Moonkin colors were preset and never changed. Post-Shadowlands release, the colors may now be set and saved independently. Legion artifact forms and the Inv staff 99 [Fandral's Flamescythe] were added to the barbershop options too.
  • When at a barbershop, you automatically wear a Inv shirt guildtabard 01 [Barber's Drape].



Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Barbershop services are now free.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 (2022-05-31): New dark ranger skin color customization option for blood elves, night elves, and void elves added after completing Inv shield 58 [Return to Lordaeron].
  • 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-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Tauren now have the option of changing skin tone by visiting the Barber Shop.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small 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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