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Kyle Howard
· December 4, 2017
My first time to an actual barber shop - much needed upgrade from my years of quick cuts at Great Clips - nothing wrong just wanted to try something new. I figured it would be a 1st time visit just t...o check it out but and see what all my friends were talking about on the recommendations....I’m a sold loyal customer for life now. Brian did an awesome job on my new do and beard trim after my long stint of no-shave November. The place was very comfortable and relaxed. The wait-time went fast watching the tv and conversations! And Brian does a kick-ass job when your in his chair. Very satisfied lifetime customer walked out the door today! See More
Jodi Marti
· February 20, 2018
Took my son (17) here today for a haircut as his big brother referred us there. We both loved it. Haircut was great, shave was amazing. Ben is pretty sure this is the only place he will go to have his... hair cut as long as he lives in Iowa. Hutch was awesome with him and all the guys made us feel welcome. Senior pictures in about 3 weeks, we'll be back. � See More
Clayton Owen
· March 27, 2018
Never been to Franklin and basically went in to see Hutch because he is a family friend, but ended up getting a cut by Brian. It was a super laid back rad environment and I guarantee no matter who you... go to at Franklin, they are all legit dudes with rad talent! Thanks Brian! See More
Robb Beane
· April 6, 2018
Always heard great things. Stopped in with just a short time to spare as I was only in town for an afternoon. Great atmosphere, solid barbering skills. Will definitely stop back when I’m back in town.
Carl Moses
· March 28, 2018
These guys are real craftsmen. I know some clients have a favorite barber, which is their right, but I wouldn’t hesitate to get in any chair in the joint. The atmosphere is fantastic, and the clientel...e includes some really colorful cats! See More
Anita Owens
· February 18, 2018
My scruffy little human had his first haircut here and now he's turned into a dapper little gentleman. No reason to ever go anywhere else, Hutch is amazing and all the barbers were so welcoming.
Jessica Sheeder Gohn
· October 20, 2017
I’m a sucker for a good cut on boys so I took my 9 year old in for his first barber cut back in June. He won’t go anywhere else now. The guys there are great. You can tell they love what they do and... proud of their work. #hairdoctors See More
Zaque Woulds
· November 16, 2017
FANTASTIC and affordable cuts from great dudes holding fun and interesting conversations. What isn’t to love about this place and their barbers?! It’s that simple. Go get your hairs did by these guys!!!
Michael Woodard
· January 5, 2018
I went there for the first tine today. Hutch did a great job on my haircut and beard trim. I love the environment too. I will be back.
Brett Stewart
· January 24, 2018
Awesome place to go to in Des Moines for Haircuts, relaxed environment, they all take time and pride in the work!!!
Chris Jones
· March 31, 2017
Yesterday I committed Barber Adultery. My former barber has been MIA for sometime now. That's what led me here. I wondered in like a lost dog off the street. These dudes could not have been more welco...ming. Sitting,waiting,watching crocodile hunter I instantly felt comfortable. It was like I had known the 4 barbers and the 5 dudes waiting since high school. We cracked jokes,we told strip club stories,and we taught what I believe was a middle schooler how to defend his honor against the school bully. This place is like a little slice of heaven fell down and landed in Beaverdale. I will now be a customer for as long as I have hair. Oh yeah, Chuck did a hell of a job on my hair too. See More
Rudy Marez Jr.
· August 10, 2016
I came to Des Moines for a few months for work and found this shop. I gotta say they do a great job. I travel all over the country and very picky about who cuts my hair . I find one shop And stick to and i found it here After Garret lined me up I knew I found my barber in Iowa. Not only do they cut good hair but they also have a mini bar with cold local beer, and everything from whiskey to tequila while you wait. If you want a good hair cut with an awesome experience definitely check this place out . And bring cash they do not take plastic . See More
John Parrish
· November 9, 2017
I could hang out watching shitty horror movies all day. Oh, and they cut hair good too.
Blake Havard
· October 7, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, this barber shop is the camels pajamas. The first time I walked in the doors I had an overwhelming feeling that I can only describe as rainbows and sunshine and children playing ...along the chocolate rivers. It was almost as if the clouds parted and down came Jesus himself. He said, "Welcome to the 13th best barber shop ever created by mankind. Go now my son and get a haircut." By the time I left I looked as handsome as Robert Redford. See More
Jamie Grimm
· November 9, 2017
Franklin Barbers give the best Old Fashioned in the Midwest. Accept no substitutes.
Sean Jones
· May 20, 2017
I have been looking for a barbershop like this since being in the Marines !! They know what they are actually doing and great vibe the whole time. Definitely will be going back every time I need a hai...rcut. If you want a great barbershop and good times, then this is the place to go!! Thanks fellas See More
Kyle Biggs
· August 11, 2016
It took me a long time to find a good barber shop. Franklin's is my go-to now! Fare pricing and consistently good cuts. This is also where you should be going if you're military and need a haircut t...hat isn't going to get you chewed out. Additionally, they work with beards. Don't trust a place like SuperCuts with your beard... Be advised that they are cash only, and popular enough that you might have to wait a few minutes. It's worth the wait. See More
Jordan Hulse
· August 4, 2017
Best cuts and straight blades in town. Only place i go and only place i take the boy.
Tyler O'Brien
· November 24, 2016
Moved to Des Moines and needed a new barbershop. Ended up getting recommended Franklin Barber Shop so I gave them a shot. That was 5 months ago and I continue to go back. Enjoy the laid back atmospher...e and actually look forward to getting my hair cut. The guys are a great time and do a great job with their cuts. Sometimes there can be a little wait, but trust me it is worth it. Just grab a beer and enjoy a cheesy horror film until it's your turn. See More
Christopher Dorr
· April 25, 2017
They give an excellent haircut - probably the best in Des Moines.

However, when it comes to beards, use extreme caution. Twice I've given clear instructions not to touch the length, and only to trim... strays, and come out with much more length off the bottom than planned.

This most recent time, it was a full 4 inches off the bottom, and I did not request nor desire that at all.

So be careful, and ask to be kept looking at the mirror instead of away from it during your cut.
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IT'S BACK! Customer of the week is Van Holmgren! A friend and contributor of kickass art to the shop! Have you seen "Mt. Franklin"? Well this is the scoundrel that did it. Hit him up for rad custom art pieces to hang above your bed while you do stuff. You won't regret it.
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Attention Franklin friends!!! It’s that time again. PHOTOSHOP CHALLENGE!!! Attached with this post are five photos of your barbers. Test your photoshop skills and take our heads or faces and place them on a group photo. Get creative. Think outside the box. Make it as weird, heartfelt or creepy as you want. This year instead of just a first place winner we will be giving 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Once you have created your picture either drop it in the comments below or send it directly to the shop Facebook page. Final entry will be taken on Monday April 30th. Good luck Franklin friends and happy pasting!

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