We are so excited!! The first GL Brewing batch was started today!! Congratulations to Jordan Costello, our brew master!
The Good Life Barber Shop
The Good Life Barber Shop is a traditional barber shop providing detailed, personal men's grooming services including precision haircuts and straight razor shaves. We also provide Redken Color Camo. We stock Paul Mitchell Tea Tree and Mitch lines, Suavicito Pomade, and Bossman Beard products. Ryan Vidotto, Debbie Vidotto, Bri Bielz, Parker James, and Russell Firestone all take great pride in delivering the look you request. After over 10 years in downtown Austin, the barber shop is thriving.
Schedule your appointment with us (real time) by clicking “Book Now”.
We promise "We won't shear you wrong!”
Welcoming our newest barber, Addie Flanigan! Addie comes from a small town in east Texas, via Dallas. She has two fur babies (a dog and a cat) and is excited to explore Austin. We are excited that she starts Monday October 15th!!
The first picture is the sign at the corner of 290 and Eitel Lane. The second picture is inside the Barber Car. The third picture is outside the barber car at night (love the new lights on the deck).
Debbie Vidotto has moved to the new location of The Good Life. It is called "The Good Life Barber Car" and the website is "TheBarberCar.com" to schedule your next appointment. The new shop is in a 1949 Southern Pacific railcar and is located at 9120 Highway 290 West, Austin, 78736. Landmarks are the Rusty Mule (across 290 from us), The Feed Station (directly south of the Barber Car in the same complex), Winner-Winner on the other side of the complex (west of us). The new phone number is 512-551-8000. Please call if you need help scheduling, need directions, or just want to say hi to Debbie!!
Due to a Spectrum service outage, we have no telephone for the second day in a row. AT&T here we come!! There is a button to call us on the website if you have an emergency.
The Good Life is preparing to grow...We are going to open The Good Life Barber Car and Beer Company. It will be located at 9120-C West Highway 290 in a 1949 Southern Pacific Rail Car. It will probably be open in the June timeframe. We will keep you posted!
This weekend, Booker and Alex ventured out to new places. After creating a list of three places to visit, they stumbled across a speakeasy...The Good Life BAR BAR! Ever heard of it?
Way to go Bar Bar!!
Hey Pac-12 alumni, let's pregame while benefiting the Dell Children's Medical Center! Come out and mingle with fellow alumni before the crawl begins. 🎄50% of the proceeds will be donated by @[107947796565652:274:The Good Life Bar Bar]! 🎄No wristbands are required for this event We will also raffle off some items, so come out and have fun for a good cause! At the conclusion of the pregame, we will head over to West Sixth for the start of the Pac-12 Holiday Pub Crawl at @[165689520191005:274:The Rattle Inn]. *Thanks to the collaborative effort of the WSU, ASU, and UW Austin Alumni Associations and The Good Life Bar Bar for making this possible* 💯
Pub crawl 50% to Dell Children’s!
Bar Bar is open! Bring a friend and stop by for a beer or a glass of wine (or 3). The hours are 3 to 11, Monday - Saturday. You'll probably find Brian Hummel behind the bar (he is our managing partner). He is a great guy and I know you will love him:)
A new way to help our Austin-based musicians continue to make their living through their art! Here you'll meet working musicians who live in Austin, selling works of art that they have created themselves, and keeping 100% of their sales. The producers are donating their time, the venue is donating the space and the artists are not charged to participate. We're doing this to support our Austin musicians! Please join us!
Happy spring to the best client base in the planet! Just thought I would give you a short update...Christy Chavez is on her way to LA. Her husband got transferred and he will soon start work on a team working on LAX. We will sorely miss our Christy girl!!...Jesus Orosco joined our team at SXSW time. He is a super barber and a really nice guy and does a really great job with all hair types and styles! ...Russell Firestone started with us in January. Again a super nice guy and very meticulous barber! ...Of course, I am so greatful to the core team of Bri Bielz, Parker James, Ryan Vidotto, (and me) for holding down the fort so well during the transitions. We have a truly special team. ...One more thing, the BarBar is moving along and we are planning the opening festivities. Will keep you posted:)
WE ARE ON VACATION THE MUSIC WEEK OF SXSW. Please go to TheGoodLifeBarberShop.com to schedule an appointment with us next week. Happy SXSW!!!!
We finished! Top30% of humanity, oh, we do pretty good hair as well. Had a blast, #Ilovemycrew
I apologize for any confusion resulting from our price change. I realized that there were still a couple of places the old price was reflected when services were combined. Hopefully I have found them all and corrected them. If you see something that is not listed correctly, please let me know....Thanks, Debbie
AUG 7 6th Annual Austin Splash Mob Sun 2:30 PM 6th Street, Austin, TX Austin Look this up and join. It is a really fun event!!!
On behalf of Austin Underground Ride Share service as well as myself, we want to thank everyone for your support. We appreciate everyone supporting our community and your fellow neighbors. This is what community is all about. Hopefully we made a difference yesterday. Those of you who couldnt make it, we know your hearts were with us. So thank you again! -Samantha Anne Austin,Tx
I hope this gets a huge turnout!!!
Always on point!
Excited, The Good Life is sponsoring Blane's baseball team! Even though it happens to be the Giants😫
The Good Life Barber Shop will have very limited hours and availability during SXSW Music Week. Bri and Parker will be working Tuesday and Wednesday for sure (9 ish to 4 ish) on a walk in basis. They will more than likely work Thursday also but they are playing that by ear. They will put out the barber pole when the shop is open.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLkC9z7XqpM8b63-ZnnpDg/playlists?shelf_id=0&view=1&sort=dd This is Debbie's 58 Band SXSW 2016 playlist! The first couple start out a little slow but there is some great music here!!
Debbie has some availability today (her schedule was blocked off but turned out didn't she didn't need the time off today).
Am I exempt, because of my awesome baldness?
The Good Life crew is taking a break this week. We have a tradition of closing between Christmas and New Years. We will be ready to let the clippers fly on January 4, 2016. These are pictures of the Vidotto/Munn house on Christmas Eve. The luminarias blessing our driveway are a big New Mexico holiday tradition as well as the amazing New Mexican feast that Ryan's wife Mandy prepared for us❤️
Happy 9th Anniversary to The Good Life Barber Shop, October 19, 2006 our first client was Blane Vidotto (11 months old) our first paying client was Mike Craig!!! A big thanks to the great crew and amazing client base we have now!!! 2016 will be the best yet!!!
Helllooooooooo TEXAS! We are STOKED to be in Austin, Texas! Our phenomenal hostess, @[1683686156:2048:Debbie Vidotto] owner of The Good Life Barber Shop has planned the grooviest evening! Dinner, wine and beer are all part of your ticket price! We will have CD's for sale! Looking forward to meeting and playing for new buddies and re-connecting with our tried and trues! (: IMPORTANT! Performance times are all TEXAS TIME! (; Doors open @ 5pm, pre show..wine..dine and love on y'all. Show is 6-8pm Tickets are $25 and available through paypal- https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WB6HYX229MY68 “hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music. Three very different voices with one path…hONEyhoUSe.
We are very happy to celebrate Briana Bielz being with the Good Life Barber Shop family for a year on July 31st!!! Thanks for being such a great barber a such a wonderful team player. Bri, you are a pleasure!!
Scheduling with the Good Life could get a little tricky as Nick Geiser has decided to move on to another shop. Ryan, Bri and Debbie will be working extra hours to help with scheduling. We ask our regulars to schedule early to be sure to get a time you choose. We also thank you all in advance for your patients and continued support. We have the best clients on the planet!
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The Good Life Barber Shop did not have any problems with flooding (thank goodness). Thanks to everyone who has checked on us. We are open for business as usual:) Debbie
Additional footage at Barton Springs Rapids, umm... Pool.
This is wild!!
The Good Life Email was hacked last night!!! Don't be stupid like me and open anything that says it is a message from me and give it your google password!!! Sorry everyone.
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News Flash!! Austin is growing in leaps and bounds! As a result, our area is congested and street parking is next to nonexistent. We have negotiated a deal at the Littlefield/Scarborough building and will now offer FREE one hour parking in the garage on the west side of Brazos between 5th and 6th. The process is, pull a ticket when you enter the garage then get a validated ticket from us to swipe as you leave. Parking in the garage is tight too so if you see a street spot it will be easier, but at least you know the garage is available if needed. We sincerely thank all of our valued customers who have weathered all these growth storms with us!
Oh' another important announcement is that Ryan has made parking arrangements for $2 per hour parking. The process is this: pull a ticket in the Littlefield/ Scarborough parking garage on the west side of Brazos between 5th and 6th. Then while you are in the shop purchase a $2 ticket from us and scan it to get out of the garage. It seems to be working great for the guys who have used it.
Hi All, Just a bit of news...we just hired our 5th barber. Her name is Bri Bielz and she hit the floor cutting on Monday, July 28, 2014. Send a friend to her, Nick, or Dan.
SXSW time!!! Just a reminder that from now until after SXSW (March 17th), parking is going to get exponentially more difficult. If you must drive, come early. Otherwise, take public transit, get a drop off, or walk. Also, as usual we will be closing the while the music is here (12th thru 14th). Happy spring break and happy SXSW!
Just added a "Book Now" button to our Facebook page. Click on the star then on book now to go to our scheduler from Facebook.
A couple weeks ago, my son, Grayson, had his six-month doctor's appointment. I had my son, Brayden, 2, in tow as well. As we waited for the doctor to come in, Brayden went around touching everything in sight. Near the doctor's computer was a tall stack of stickers, which he picked up and spi...
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Happy Holidays! We will be open on Monday the 30th and the 31st for at least part of the day to do some New Year's Eve cuts. Just for the heck of it, tell us what you're doing for New Years.
Roy and Debbie had dinner at El Naranjo tonight. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We had beer and fundido on the happy hour menu and shared a pork dish (of which we brought 1/2 home) and our bill was less than $40.00. The food was tasty, interesting, and filling. We'll definitely go back!
This is the speech that changed my life. Stay Motivated
Ryan's cousin posted this...great video and great advice.
Happily we welcome Nick Geiser to the shop. Nick started with us about a month ago. He is just what the shop doctor ordered...really loves barbering, has great skills, loves to shave, likes football and we all like him!!! Yea!!
Sadly we said goodbye to Ryan Kolodzej last Thursday. Ryan and his girlfriend Katie moved to Tampa, Florida to be closer to family. We will miss Ryan K and wish them all the best.