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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 (as soon as we can safely unmask). We also provide Redken Color Camo. We stock Paul Mitchell Tea Tree and Mitch lines, and Ruezel. Bri Bielz, Parker James, Courtney and Michael Roach and Addie Flannagan all take great pride in delivering the look you request. The barber shop has been in downtown Austin for over 14 years. We have been treading water through the pandemic and are anxious for business to get back to thriving!

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We promise "We won't shear you wrong!”

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Dear Good Life Client, Thank you for sticking with us through this challenging time! We continue to be very diligent about sanitation and masking and thank you for doing the same. We also continue to have reduced capacity to ensure there are a limited number of people in the shop at any given time. We have experienced greatly reduced demand as gents stretch out their haircut intervals, avoid exposure altogether, or get backyard cuts. Each barber’s earning power has been reduced as a result (50 to 60% if all goes perfectly). That all said, we find it necessary to change our cancellation policy to a minimum four hour window. This will give the barber some chance of filling the spot. We also ask you to consider, on your next visit, paying your barber (tip line) for their time if you for some reason miss an appointment. Again, we truly appreciate your business and hope we’re all out of the woods soon!


It is now clear that for some patients who get through the acute stage of COVID-19, the battle is still far from over. Most will make a full recovery, but for a significant group it is a long and difficult process, with on-going, unpredictable symptoms.

Interesting Covid-19 related video.

2019 Best of the Best

We invite you to vote for your favorites in dozens of categories. If you vote in more than 25 categories, you'll be entered in a sweepstakes to win $500! Votes can be placed between July 13 and July 27, 2019.

We are in the running for top barber can vote every day🥰. Also Mandy’s Shop, Urban Betty is in the running too!

Barbershop Brewhouse tap room is officially open at the Barber Car (Eitel Lane and 290). We have $5.00 pints and 32 oz growlers ($10.00 for a great Barbershop Brewhouse growler) and $8.00 refills for our growler. 64 oz bring your own $18.00 refills. Thanks Sam for buying the first growler!

hONEyhoUSe in The Good Life Bar Bar

INVITATION Come join the Good Life Team for a great night of stellar music, Barbershop Brewhouse beer on tap, and hopefully tasting from one of our great local distillers. This concert is put on to spread the hONEyhoUSe word. The band just released thier 5th album and have a national release of it r... These ladies are fantastic!! Join us!!

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!!

Debbie Vidotto has moved to the new location of The Good Life. It is called "The Good Life Barber Car" and the website is "" 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!

Pac-12 Holiday Pub Crawl: Pregame & Fundraiser

Pac-12 Holiday Pub Crawl: Pregame & Fundraiser

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:)

Austin Musician-Artists Market

Austin Musician-Artists Market

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:)

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

Keep Austin Free Market

Keep Austin Free Market

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!!!

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.

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 and love on y'all. Show is 6-8pm Tickets are $25 and available through paypal- “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!

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

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.

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!