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!!
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.
Good Life Covid-19 May 6 Update - https://mailchi.mp/a5e0f6eb4a22/good-life-covid-19-may-6-update
The Good Life Covid-19 May 26th Update - https://mailchi.mp/7d3833b0cd5a/the-good-life-covid-19-may-26th-update
Good Life May 12 Covid-19 Update - https://mailchi.mp/316749c34ad5/good-life-may-12-covid-19-update
I’ve been trimming incorrectly all this time....haha haha!!
We are in the running for top barber shop...you can vote every day🥰. Also Mandy’s Shop, Urban Betty is in the running too!
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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!
These ladies are fantastic!! Join us!!
eventbrite.com 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:)
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 "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!!
[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!
Way to go Bar Bar!!
mix947.com 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 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,
[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
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.
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!!!
The Good Life Barber Shop's cover photo
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