Austin's is one of
those rare places where you actually look forward to waiting!
A look inside Austin's Barber Shop in
Your host and barber, Rod Gottfredsen, greets you with a
Time has been kind to this quaint piece of Americana. Very
few changes have been made to the "classic" barber shop's style
in its nearly 100 years of history. You still see the leather,
porcelain, and nickel-plated barber chairs; the Kohler pedestal
shampoo bowl that's dated "7-12-16" and solid wood barber
With over 40 years of experience Rod, is well versed in all
types of hair cutting, from crewcuts to classic cuts, high and
tights, to long in back short on top mullets. Rod's motto is,
"Classic barbering with style."
Stop in and have a seat, enjoy a cold bottle of pop, read
one of the many magazines, and enjoy the barber shop banter!
If you see the "Your
Next" sign in the window that means just what it says, "Your
Next" without an appointment.
After seeing the airplane seat some kids can't wait to get
their hair cut!
Austin's is considered a community center where, just as in
times past, politics are argued, sports discussed and boys are
allowed to hang out with the men, at least for as long as it
takes to get a haircut.
And there's more than fancy chairs to keep young customers
interested! Austin's Barber Shop has many special treats for
younger customers. There's the Coca-cola bottle collection,
computer and board games, books and magazines. Children can even
learn how we used to open our pop bottles on the vintage
Coca-cola vending machine! (Hint: We didn't have twist-off caps.)