Note: this post contains spoilers for Wrath of the Lich King.
Today’s new build of the Wrath of the Lich King beta contains barbers! Naturally, I had to go and try out this new feature.
You can find barbershops in a number of locations, signified by the barber pole outside them, as you can see above. I visited the one in Dalaran.
You use the barber by sitting down in one of the barbershop chairs; the barber interface opens up, and shows you selectors for making changes.
Just use the selectors to pick new hair styles, new hair colors or new facial accessories (piercings, beards, tattoos, horns, etc – depending on your race) and it displays the total cost for your changes.
There are, so far, a few new hairstyles to select, but nothing particularly radical or appealing. I do think they could stand to add a few more.
You can’t choose new faces or new skin colors – that’s a bit beyond the scope of a barber, after all, although perhaps we’ll see magical barbers in future with the ability to change everything about you. (Let’s face it, if NPCs can reliably disguise you as a a tree, an arakkoa or a packing crate, surely giving you a tan isn’t out of the question…)
Edit: The mighty Andrige, WoW community artist, has discovered a number of the new hairstyles coming in WotLK. They’re previewable at Resto4Life for the female hairstyles, and Big Bear Butt for the male hairstyles. Note that these hairstyles aren’t currently actually in the beta, though.