While in barber school together, Debbie and Ryan Vidotto (mother and son) envisioned and planned The Good Life Barber Shop. We love the barber tradition and the community that has grown around the barber shop. From the beginning, the shop business has been built primarily by word-of-mouth and we have the best client base on the planet. We strive to keep it a place a guy can really relax and get professional, great grooming (the coffee or beer is on us).
Russell is an Austin native, not so common these days. He has seen the city’s skyline change over the years. The long upheld traditions by the barbering profession go hand-in- hand with Russell’s classic personality. When he is not giving someone a straight razor shave or timeless, tapered haircut, you will find Russell dancing Balboa swing. shaking up a classic cocktail from his home bar, or spending time with his family and friends. If you’re in need of a classic haircut or great shave, Russell will be more than happy to help you look and feel your best.
Ryan Vidotto takes great pride in his barbering skills and meticulously works to make sure every cut is what the client wants. Ryan has been barbering for 13 years. He has lots of interests but is most passionate about his wonderful family (boys Blane 11 and Wyatt 5 and lovely wife Mandy). Ryan is a big MMA fan, likes golf, fishing and camping and friends.
Debbie Vidotto will tell you she likes barbering better than anything else she has ever done. Debbie enjoys practicing the precision of barbering and loves keeping alive the lost art of shaving. She has been a barber for 13 years. She also enjoys her family including grandsons (Blane and Wyatt), yoga, friends and dancing to our great Austin live music with Sweetie Roy.
Bri has been with The Good Life team for 3 years (8 years experience in Ohio). Bri is great with all types of men's haircuts (excellent fades). Bri and her Sweetie Travis are gym rats and say they need the workouts with all of Austin's great restaurant choices (she can be your restaurant guide). Bri is enjoying Austin's warm weather and great culture.
Parker James started his barber career in Houston, Texas. He can do all cuts from a taper fade to a short shag but please don't ask him to cut long layers. He also has a passion for shaving. He is a laid back guy who likes to play his guitar, ride his new motorcycle and feels like he is destined to be in Austin.
Christy joined our Good Life family in August 2015. Chirsty, her husband Byron, and their sweetie boxer named Roma moved to Austin in 2012 from Oklahoma. They enjoy trying new restaurants and are full fledged South Austinites (including having a nice yoga practice). Christy has been a barber for 11 years.