The Good Life Barber Shop

The Good Life Barber Shop


Hair cutting 5.5 Inch Razor Edge Scissors/Shears for Barber

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Ok guys just saw the good news, when can we make appointments?
Any barbers doing house calls (or vice versa) during the quarantine?
Awesome time today at The Barber Car for Mack's first professional haircut. Thanks Debbie!
Town Hall is now preparing Welcome Kits for new families that are moving into our community.

These new families are looking for a new EVERYTHING!

Town Hall contacts these new families each week as soon as they move into their new home.

These new families will find new places to eat, work out, wash their car......they need a new Hair Salon, Spa, Auto Repair Shop, Optometrist, Dry Cleaner, Pet Groomer, Day Care Facility, Florist, Nail Salon, get the idea. They are actively seeking new local businesses and creating new purchasing patterns. They will become someone's next new local, loyal customer.

Town Hall will direct them to you before your competition even knows they are here.

Since our Welcome Kits are exclusive, and we can only accommodate one business per category, I would ask you to kindly let me know if you are interested in being featured in our local Welcome Kits.

I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail.

Please reply with your availability or call me at your earliest convenience.

For a faster response, or if you prefer, feel free to text me on my cell which is listed in my signature.

Pam Dugdale
(512) 516-9213
[email protected]

We are a traditional barber shop in the heart of downtown Austin, on the south side of 5th Street, two doors east of Brazos. Call us for elevator access.

Operating as usual

[05/20/21]   As Austin relaxes the mask requirement, we are preparing to do beard trims again!! Starting Monday, May 24, 2021, our website will reflect our new list of services with prices and scheduling options. We thank you all for your support through this challenging time!!

[01/17/21]   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!



Interesting Covid-19 related video.

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. 05/06/2020

Good Life Covid-19 May 6 Update

Good Life Covid-19 May 6 Update - 04/27/2020

The Good Life Covid-19 May 26th Update

The Good Life Covid-19 May 26th Update - 04/13/2020

Good Life May 12 Covid-19 Update

Good Life May 12 Covid-19 Update -


I’ve been trimming incorrectly all this time....haha haha!! 07/18/2019

2019 Best of the Best

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


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! 06/14/2019

hONEyhoUSe in The Good Life Bar Bar

These ladies are fantastic!! Join us!! 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...


Great party tonight!! Thanks to everyone who came out to support the brewery!! Special thanks to Deb Crosby and Tyler Sanchez for coming the farthest:)


Style Insider

These best friends are famous for their decorated beards. 🌸


We are so excited!! The first GL Brewing batch was started today!! Congratulations to Jordan Costello, our brew master!


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).

[07/26/18]   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!!

[04/18/18]   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 Barber Shop


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! 02/26/2018

{LISTEN} Booker and Alex's New Favorite Speakeasy

Way to go Bar Bar!! 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?

[08/22/17]   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:)

[04/12/17]   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:)

[03/13/17]   WE ARE ON VACATION THE MUSIC WEEK OF SXSW. Please go to 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,

[09/13/16]   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

[07/25/16]   AUG 7
6th Annual Austin Splash Mob
Sun 2:30 PM
6th Street, Austin, TX

Look this up and join. It is a really fun event!!!


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

[03/13/16]   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.


Debbie Vidotto

This is Debbie's 58 Band SXSW 2016 playlist! The first couple start out a little slow but there is some great music here!!


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!!!


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We are so excited!!  The first GL Brewing batch was started today!!  Congratulations to Jordan Costello, our brew master...




201 East 5th Street, Unit 100B
Austin, TX

General information

The Good Life is an upscale, downtown Austin barber shop that focuses on providing great haircuts and straight razor shaves at a great price to the downtown community (and everyone else who wishes to make the trip into downtown). Every precision haircut comes complete with a hot lather neck shave and a shoulder massage (upon request). We also have a fun waiting area with big screens, coffee bar and beer fridge.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
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