Eight years ago, when Scout’s Barbershop was just a dream that two college friends envisioned during summer night porch hangs, there was nowhere in Franklin to get your hair cut that wasn’t either really cheap or extremely expensive. There was no middle ground between a box store or chain that didn’t feel like being on an assembly line or a posh salon where one might feel out of place or end up spending more than they wanted to spend on a haircut.
The two friends, Brooke Allison and Keila Trevino, decided that no one should have to sacrifice the quality of their self-care for convenience, that everyone deserves a haircut they really love at a reasonable price, and that a haircut is an experience that shouldn’t be generic or intimidating. Built on the creed that when you look good, you feel good, and you do good, Scout’s was created with the conviction that every haircut matters and that giving back to the community you are in is an essential part of being a local business.
Brooke and Keila made their way to Nashville from Seattle and Austin, respectively, in 2012, but they met ten years prior to that, in the small farm and college town of Ellensburg, Washington, where they were in a Bible study together and served on mission trips and youth group leadership teams. Fast-forward several years, and Brooke, the founder of Hot Yoga of East Nashville, invited Keila, the Store Director at Birds Barbershop in Austin, to come to Nashville for a visit. The visit turned into a full business plan with the first location in East Nashville secured with a handshake deal.
Scout’s in Franklin was their fourth location, but it was always at the top of their priority list. It took three years and many visits to West Main Antiques, where a friendship with Bill Powell turned into the promise of a space on Main Street in historic downtown Franklin. Another dream come true! Located in the 1940’s former Williamson County Firehouse, the space for the salon offered high ceilings, exposed brick, and large windows that make the space light, airy, and a beautiful spot to visit and get a haircut. Scout’s is located in the middle of the building, behind Franklin Road Apparel on Main Street and Iron Tribe on Fair Street.
Scout’s Franklin welcomes more than 400 men, women, and children each week for haircuts, color, beard trims and styles! They have been voted Best Barbershop in the Nashville Scene every year running and recently voted in the Best of Williamson County! Scout’s is a place for EVERYONE and a place that you can get the experience your hair deserves.
Scout’s is open seven days a week and offers a complimentary New Heights Brewing Company Beer or Waterloo Sparkling water with every haircut. Walk in, call ahead, or book online to make an appointment.
Scout’s Barbershop Proudly Supports Martha O’Bryan Center
The Martha O’Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. To learn more about this nonprofit, visit marthaobryan.org