In 2006, childhood friends Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport found themselves
living in Austin, TX, with nowhere to get an affordable, high-quality haircut. Together,
they created a salon for men and women, took out all the fuss, and added free Shiner
beer to the experience. An addiction to old school arcade games developed. Birds Barbershop has been named six consecutive times to ELLE Magazine’s list of the 100 best salons in America and by the Austin Chronicle as Best Haircut every year
since opening. Today, Birds Barbershop serves upwards of 20,000 customers each month and employs more than 150 people in nine locations across Texas, and has just opened its first location in Houston in December 2016.