More Coming Soon!

Hello and I apologize for not posting any new pics lately.  I’ve run out of data space. The page is being redesigned to include more space and a fun, new layout! The page will also incorporate the new additions to Grateful Dreads!

There is a new stylist at Grateful Dreads named Vanu.  She is very kind and a natural, hair artist.  Vanu will eventually have her own area for photos and prices on this website.  She does dreads, women’s cuts, and is very good with contemporary color!

Grateful Dreads has a receptionist as well.  Many of you have met her.  Her name is Emma, and she has beautiful curly hair AND dreadlocks!  She is a yoga instructor and works with 3 year-olds in addition to working at Grateful Dreads.

We are a happy little family at the salon!  We look forward to working with you!

Again thank you to everyone for your patience while this site is modernized!

Ryan’s Beautiful Hair!

Ryan is a beautiful and classy young woman.  She recently decided to cut out her relaxer and wear her hair natural!  Congrats Ryan!  I’m so happy to be part of this change!  Ryan is really going to enjoy not having to chemically treat her hair anymore.  It’s been most of her life since she’s seen her natural texture.

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Relaxed hair BEFORE

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Fresh cut!

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Classy and luxurious!

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This smile says it all!

Thank you so much Ryan!

 

Beautiful Mermaid Hair That Escaped the Rat’s Nest Monster!

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Brittany’s hair was in pretty bad shape when she arrived.

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2 1/2 hours later I had it looking nice! I preserved her two dreads by wrapping them with pretty colors and with hand blown glass beads!

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Fatty dread with a fatty glass bead blown by Chad Gritz BITD

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Another beautiful bead by Chad hanging from Brittany’s new rasta colored hair wrap!

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Beautiful Mermaid Hair!

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A fun family! You may recognize them from the charging station at local festivals!

Thank you Brittany!  It was fun doing your hair and meeting your family!  Peace!

 

Gabi’s Curly Hair Photos by Mike Frieseman

We recently got together at Grateful Dreads to do a cool curly set on Gabi’s hair for some pictures with Mike Frieseman. My vision was a bunch of tiny, bouncey curls. Thousands of them! Vanu and I wrapped all of her hair in a tiny spiral set on some custom rollers that Greg and I made. Before wrapping her hair, I put some jewel toned blue/green color on her dreads underneath her hair which we all loved!

Please enjoy these beautiful pictures of Gabi by Mike Frieseman:

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Thank you to everyone involved with this shoot!

Dreads, Reds, and Super Thick Hair!

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Jen’s new color and temporary dreadlocks!

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Temporary dreads using only styling products. No backcombing or wax!

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Jordan is supercool!

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Hunter’s dreads are looking so nice! It’s been around 7 months since we put them in!

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HUNTER!!

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Esther Campbell is in Heaven on Earth with all of the red shades!

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Tomomi came to Grateful Dreads for a cut and style on her super thick and wavy hair.

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This is Tomomi after the cut and some easy styling tips!

Michigan Autumn at Grateful Dreads

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Vanu’s first haircut at Grateful Dreads! Adon wears it well!

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Sara’s giant dread bun!

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This is me giving some TLC to Sara’s beautiful 7-year-old dreadlocks.

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Sara just before leaving town

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Long Dreads!

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Sara and Chaely! I love friends!!!!

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Lily came for some accent dreads!

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Lisa’s freshly cut locks.

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Cute and sophisticated!

Behind the Scenes, Gabi’s Spiral Hair Shoot

Gabi is such an amazing model and an amazing person.  We had a lot of fun with this shoot!

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I set Gabi’s hair to be super curly!

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A cool looking curly set designed to give lots of small spiral curls.

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Getting ready for photoshoots at Grateful Dreads!

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Gabi and Mike shooting in Mike’s studio

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A snap shot of Gabi’s hair once we took out the rollers. So Curly!!!!!!

Thanks everyone for the fun day, and especially to Gabi for letting me do this extensive set on your hair.  And thanks to Vanu for helping!!!

 

 

Behind the Scenes, Windsor Marie Farie Short Film

Ronit Pinto is a local film director and artist. We collaborated on a short film featuring Windsor Marie as a beautiful fairie!

I used Princess extensions and a triple barrel curling iron to make her hair wavy then braided in the origami butterflies.

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Windsor’s long wavy fairy hair with origami butterflies!

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She’s practicing

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Sam brought a fog machine!

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Windsor is wearing a dress made of green film gel and admiring a pretty origami modular flower.

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Christian O Grady took the film. Ronit is directing!

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Christian O Grady, photographer, in a beautiful misty setting.

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A beautiful fairie walking across a misty creek!

Beautiful Dreads and Haircuts

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Simone’s new dreadlocks underneath her pretty curly hair.

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Austin at the start of his dreadlocks journey!  I used some Original Moxie products to nourish his culy hair while he’s growing it longer.

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Veronica got ready for her boxing photoshoot at the salon.

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Karyn came for her hilights and supercute haircut.

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Lisa’s new cut on mature locks.  Then we coiled them up after a tightening.

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Khana

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Khana’s red dreadlocks are so pretty!

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Beautiful updo for huge dreads!

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Erica drove in for a touch up. This pic shows her hair before and after tightening.

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Matted hair BEFORE a touch up.

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Tightened and smoothed out dreads AFTER!

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Alexis