Franco is a chilled out dude that runs a barber shop just off Gloucester Road. When I went today there was Madness's new album playing over the speakers (I wasn't even aware they were still around). The first baber shop where I've heard that, and something I reckon a few others should adopt.
Franco's got two young assistants who banter about are nice and friendly. It's relaxed in here and they'll have a quick chat as the push you through as they try and bring down the queue of guys that's always there. Five to ten quid seems to be the price range, not to bad really. My haircut was absolutely fine, but then I only got a number two and that's pretty difficult mess up. Don't worry too much about the opening times as they seem to just stay open until they've run out of customers. Also good because their choice of newspapers (Guardian and The Mirror) is much better than the usual garbage you get at barber shops, but I suppose this view does depend on your politics rather what you think of their haircuts.
Frank, Steve and co are both friendly and professional. late night opening thurs & Fri. Good bit of banter and decent prices (change from a tenner). Easily best barber on glozza rd, would fully recommend.
Been twice now and had two bad cuts. I shouldn't have gone back but Franco is a friend of a friend so I thought I'd try the place again. Been growing my hair for seven months and told him so, asked for it cut short on the back and sides and asked to thin out the top a little, and the guy (not Franco but some tall blonde guy) completely butchered it - took almost all my hair off over the course of about 45 minutes, before I knew what had happened I had a buzz cut with about an inch of hair left on top (but only at the front) and owed him £14. Avoid avoid avoid.
Barbering @ Franco's is a local institution. Situated just off Gloucester Rd, Franco's has been cutting/styling/shaving for nearly 30 years! The salon is newly renovated and has a Flatscreen TV and surround sound - an unmissable experience!
The team are passionate about mens' grooming and can create the most complex up-to-date styles whilst also providing the best in classic barbering. This team take the pretence out of the salon experience so you can relax and chill.
Franco has over 30 years' experience in barbering. He set up Franco's in 1985. His passion for barbering and customer service is easy to see with consistent queues out the door. In 2005 Franco set up moda hairdressing with his wife Tina. He gets incredible feedback from students with whom he shares his wealth of experience from business skills, to hot towel shaves, to creative cuts. Delivered at training academies in Bristol, these training & advice sessions help fill the gap in teaching men's hairdressing skills across the City.
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