If you’re looking for a classic barbershop feel with a touch of the times and a “Keep Austin Weird” type of vibe, than look no further because Birds Barbershop is all of this and more….
Whether you live South, Central or North Austin, you can find a Birds in your area with 8 locations throughout the city (and one in Houston even), each one having its own personality and unique touches that reflect the surrounding neighborhood.
I highly recommend Birds Barbershop to all of my friends, and no matter what type of hair style you have they will work one on one with you to have ya feeling and looking your best.
Now I usually go to the East 6th location, but last week I wanted to change things up and visited the Rock Rose @ Domain Northside location, where I had an appointment with the highly recommended, Shauna (@hairbyshaunad). As most people, I am terrible when it comes to hair-related terminology, and telling my barber exactly what I want has never been an easy task for me. One reason why I love Birds so much is the way in which each stylist can really take in what you’re asking for by taking many factors into consideration, such as: the type of hair you have, the style you want, the shape of your head, to asking about your lifestyle (yes, these questions matter when you’re trying to figure out what style of hair works better for you). For example, if you are an active runner, maybe you want shorter hair so that it doesn’t get into your eyes… these are the types of questions Shauna (and the stylists) like to ask their clients to make sure you get the best experience possible. It’s and incredible feeling knowing you’re going to be greeted with a smile when you walk into Birds, and be serviced with such professionalism and passion. Walk-ins and appointments welcome!
Birds also partners with local neighborhoods to run fundraisers and events to give back to the Austin area!! So really by going to Birds you’re a) contributing to a local, Austin company and b) helping give back to the community, how cool is that? Birds also gives college students a $2 discount with proof of I.D., a free hair wash for those who bike there, and provide you with beer while you wait! And yes, even the beer is local! Birds recently partnered with Independence Brewing Company, offering three of their brews: Austin Amber, Power & Light Pale Ale and Redbud Berliner Weisse.
So if you like to live by the Austin mantra of “Keeping Austin Local” and like to look SHARP *badum chhh* I highly recommend visiting a Birds Barbershop near you!!