About Birds

Featured: South Lamar. Austin, Texas

Our Approach

Getting a haircut shouldn’t be a chore. When everyone’s invited, the party’s more fun. Making people look great is a sweet job. Drama is not a job requirement.

Our People

Competitive pay. Health Insurance. Retirement Plan. Free haircuts, ongoing education, and promotion from within. We’re a “Top Workplace” because we put our people ahead of all else. Wear what you want and join the party.

Our Neighborhood

Every Birds reflects its community. Whether it’s cuts for a cause at a music festival, turning walls into free gallery space for artists or giving teachers a break at the register, we think local when it comes to giving back.

Extras Last

Shiner Beer, arcade games and great music are just a bonus at Birds. We’ve been named six times to Elle’s list of the 100 best salons in America and awarded Best Haircut by the Austin Chronicle every year since opening. Today, we employ more than 150 people in eight locations across Texas.

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“In search of the perfect cut? Visit one of ELLE's top 100 salons.”

“Birds Barbershop is one of the small businesses in Austin that clearly knows what it's doing on Twitter.”

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“Birds Barbershop opened its first store in 2006. Birds attracts the diverse, hip, young residents of music-loving Austin, Texas.”

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“Its not every barber shop that has an official beer sponsor. It's a little laid bit more laid back because it's in Austin.”

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“Do we even need to mention the free beer and extensive record collection? Nah, you'll figure it out.”

“The Thursday before the ACL music festival, Yelpers gathered at Birds for a pre-festival jam, with rock hairdos and karaoke.”

“In May, Birds in Austin launched an advertising campaign... The ads list the price of the haircut and indicate that beer is complimentary.”

“I'm a music geek who can't play a single instrument, and I'm insanely jealous of anyone who can. This shop is my band.”

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“Listen to music like Willie Nelson and Animal Collective while sipping a free beer as you get your split ends trimmed.”

FAQs

There are six local Birds Barbershop locations open seven days a week. Three are located down south on S. Lamar Blvd and S Congress. Further north we have shops on Burnet and on 41st/Red River, and downtown there is a shop located conveniently on E. 6th. For hours, visit our locations page or click the shop names above.

Absolutely not. We are a full service salon offering cuts and color to women, men and kids. The way we see it, it’s a lot more fun when everyone’s welcome.

Yes you can. Click on the schedules page to see current stylist schedules at each shop. Sometimes popular stylists get booked up early, so we’ll place your name on the wait list for their next available time slot. This is a best guess rather than an appointment.

Yes. Our colorists are some of the best in town. Color is the one service where we take appointments for every day except for Saturdays and Sundays.

For cuts, you can call to get your name on the list for what we estimate will be the next available time. On busier days like the weekends, we can be booked before closing time. Call us at any time to see how busy we are and what our current wait is. For color, we do take appointments and require a $25 deposit in advance that will go towards your service.

We appreciate as much advanced notice as possible for a color appointment cancellation or rescheduling. There is no penalty if we have at least a 24 hour notice of a cancellation. However, if you forget or cancel on the day of your appointment, you will not be refunded the $25.

Anytime! We tend to get busier at lunchtime, after 5pm and on weekends, so we appreciate your patience if you’re visiting during those times. Regardless, we will always put your name on the list for when we think the next available spot will be.