Birds Barbershop, Austin - It's Mohawk Time
So I'm visiting Birds Barbershop on South Lamar in sweltering Austin, Texas, and the first thing I notice is the foosball table, right in the middle of the waiting room, and I think, I've come to the right place for a trim.
Okay, actually the first thing I noticed was the super-friendly girl behind the counter getting me checked off the call-ahead waiting list that Birds uses (no appointments, sorry) but right after that, I saw the foosball table and then immediately noticed the collection if barber stools and DWR furniture surrounding it which together make the coolest waiting area of any 'barbershop' you've ever been to. Couple that with an excellent collection of magazines you actually like and *want* to read (I.D., HOW, anyone?) and you may wish you'd gotten here with plenty of time to spare. Depending on what day (and which if Birds' four area locations you visit) you wait may also be augmented with fresh cookies or a fresh mojito, on the house.
The haircut name/types may be the best part, though, including the Girly Bird, the Mohawk, and the Rockstar. We'll see which one I go for today...