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Best Barber Shops in Austin, TX

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Austin Barber Shops on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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10220 Metropolitan Drive, Austin, TX 78758

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Google
4.9 (202)

Why choose this provider?

Barber Vision is a barbershop that serves clients in Austin and the surrounding areas. Its barbers can perform full beard trims and cleanups and facial hair removal. They also offer kids and teen cuts, men's cuts, designs, head shaves, as well as classic haircuts. Additional services include shampoo, tea tree scalp treatment, and hot lathers. An online booking system is accessible to clients, who can select one or two of the services along with the available Barber Vision staff member.

  • Kid's Cuts

3702 Jefferson Street, Austin, TX 78731

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4.9 (131)
Yelp
4.8 (49)
Facebook
4.6 (31)

Why choose this provider?

Sportsman's Barbershop is an Austin-based company that has served locals for over 60 years. It employs a team of four licensed barbers, who specialize in men's haircuts. They have over 100 years of combined experience and accept appointments only. The company specializes in men's haircut options, which includes neck shaves, beard trims, and razor shaves. The company also caters to children, particularly boys, for haircuts and shaves. Previous clients have praised the staff for their cleanliness, friendliness, and patience with first-time clients.

  • Shave

1710 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

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4.7 (241)
Yelp
4.5 (160)

Why choose this provider?

Avenue Barber Shop is a locally owned establishment that provides men’s hair grooming solutions to customers in Austin and its neighboring areas. The business offers an assortment of services including classic haircuts, short-length clipper cuts, and straight-edged razor neck shaves. In addition, it handles beard services such as trimming, shaping, and lining up. Avenue Barber Shop was opened on South Congress Avenue by D.C. Woodland in 1933. At present, the company has a team of eight barbers.

  • Beard Trimming

2210 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704

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4.8 (327)
Yelp
4.7 (134)
Facebook
4.9 (48)

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Shed Barber and Supply is a barbershop in Austin. It provides traditional services of haircuts from long cuts, skin fades, or tailored haircuts and beard trim with scissors or clippers to shape or line up beard. Its shop offers tees, sweatshirts, pants, hats, and bags specializing in "Shed your worries" designs. It also offers grooming items, Shed gift cards, and caps. Shed owner Rob Miller started cutting hairs when he was 16 and considers Shed a showcase of his art.

  • Beard Trimming

5436 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756

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Google
4.8 (308)
Yelp
4.9 (122)
Facebook
4.4 (76)

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Honest Barber is a barbershop that provides barbering services to clients in the Austin area and nearby communities. It offers haircut, beard trimming, razor shaving, buzz cut, and hangover remedy services. Its haircut services include consultation, styled haircut, product application, hot lather neck shave, hot towel treatment, and aftershave. Honest Barber carries various men's products from an array of brands, such as Firsthand, Layrite Deluxe Pomade, Hanz de Fuko, Ace High Co., and Brooklyn Grooming.

  • Shave

12400 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX 78753

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4.8 (494)
Facebook
4.9 (41)
Yelp
4.0 (37)

Why choose this provider?

Kingdom Barber Shop is a traditional barbershop that serves clients in Austin. It provides a wide range of barber services that include pompadour haircuts, beard trim and maintenance, skin fades, and eyebrow shaping. The barbershop also offers straight razor shaves and steamed towel treatment with essential oils. The owner and his barbers have received positive feedback from clients for their professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to listen to clients' preferences. Additionally, the barbershop offers a relaxed environment.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming
  • Kid's Cuts

1614 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702

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Google
4.8 (364)
Yelp
4.7 (64)
Facebook
4.2 (26)

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Olde Soul is an Austin-based barbershop conveniently located in East Six near the Texas Capitol. Some of the services it offers are haircuts, shampooing, buzzcuts, long hair styling, and kid's cuts. It also offers shave services like beard trimming, razor trimming, and head shaving. Customers are treated to a complimentary beverage with each session. Olde Soul has a second location in South Lamar. The company has an online marketplace that offers a diverse range of locally made personal care products.

  • Shave
  • Kid's Cuts

3720 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

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Google
4.9 (331)
Facebook
4.7 (148)
Yelp
4.9 (67)

Why choose this provider?

Short Hair Co. is an Austin barbershop that offers a wide range of hair services for clients with long or short hair. Its services include blowouts, buzzcuts, standard haircuts, beard trimming and shaving, and a full makeover from long to short hair. It also offers women's haircuts, women's dry cuts, and shampooing. The shop is staffed by six barbers and stylists who each have their own specialties. These professionals possess more than 50 years of combined experience.

  • Beard Trimming

1912 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702

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Google
4.9 (292)
Yelp
4.9 (119)
Facebook
4.8 (108)

Why choose this provider?

Barbon's Barbershop is a home-grown business operating in Austin. It offers a wide range of services, including haircuts, razor fade or head shave, scissor cut, beard trim, and hot shave. Its barber, Sarita Sanchez and whole crew of amazing barbers at the shop specializes in classic, straight razor shaves, and modern hairstyles. She uses materials such as a straight razor, steamer, and moisturizer for her services. Clients can book an appointment online. The shop also offers different products, such as socks, mugs, shirts, beanies, and dog hoodies.

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Compare our Top Barber Shops

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Barber Vision
10220 Metropolitan Drive, Austin, TX 78758
Sportsman’s Barbershop
3702 Jefferson Street, Austin, TX 78731
Avenue Barber Shop
1710 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Shed Barber and Supply
2210 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704
Honest Barber
5436 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756
Kingdom Barber shop
12400 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX 78753
Olde Soul
1614 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Short Hair Co.
3720 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Barbon's Barbershop
1912 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Barbers primarily provide grooming services for men. That includes hairstyling, hair cuts, shaves, and beard trims. Some barbers also offer additional services, such as skin care treatments and eyebrow grooming. While barbers mostly work with men, some do offer limited services for women, as well. 

    When searching for the right barber, it's a good idea to check reviews online and look for someone you feel you can trust. Make sure the barber you select takes time to understand what it is you want when you get your hair cut or beard trim.
  • What is the best way to describe to your barber the haircut that you wish?

    If you have something specific in mind, it's always best to bring photographs for inspiration. That being said, keep in mind that every person's hair is different, so in some cases, it can be difficult to replicate inspiration photos exactly. If you can't find a photo, be as descriptive as you can by providing information about the length you want and the style you'd like to achieve.

  • What to expect when you go to a barber for the first time?

    When you visit the barber, you can expect to spend the first few minutes discussing your services. If you're there for a haircut, your barber will likely ask you questions about the desired outcome. After, your hair is washed or wetted, and then your barber will begin to cut using either scissors or clippers. At the end of the cut, most barbers take time to dry and style before taking payment.

  • What is the difference between a hairstylist and a barber?

    Barbers are most often trained to provide cuts and other services for men's hair and shorter hairstyles. They often work with clippers over scissors. On the other hand, hairstylists most often work with long hair and use a variety of scissors, clippers, and styling tools.

  • Do you tip barbers?

    It is customary to tip barbers when they provide good service. Tips range from about 15% to 20%, but of course, most barbers appreciate tips in any amount. If you feel that your barber did an exceptionally great job, it's acceptable to leave a tip that's higher than 20%.

  • What kind of men\'s haircuts are available?

    There are plenty of haircuts for men of varying lengths, and each style is best suited to different hair types. Men who are unsure of what they want should take time to research styles prior to booking an appointment with the barber. Some of the most popular haircuts include the pompadour, textured crop top fade, and faux hawk fade.

  • What is the barber\'s paradox?

    The barber's paradox is a puzzle, also known as Russell's paradox, about a town in which all residents must be clean-shaven. In this town, the barber is one who shaves all those, and only those, who don't shave themselves. In the paradox, it's assumed that everyone is male, the barber must be shaved, and townspeople may only shave themselves, not the barber. The question in this paradox is, who shaves the barber?