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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Dreads Parade!

Grateful Dreads had it’s first annual Dreads Parade!  We had a really good time!  It actually turned into more of a hang-out session than a parade which was nice.  Clients got to meet each other, and we all talked about hair and dreads and got to know each other.  Farmers’ Market was in full swing across the street, so we walked around the market too.  We’ve decided to have a pre Hash Bash gathering and parade to the Hash Bash as a group next May in addition to the dreads parade every October.  Fun!

Here are a couple pictures of the party!

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Bron! <3

Cool Hair for Cool Weather!

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Kirsten’s pretty curly cut!
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Katie loves her new look! We created this look using Japanese texture methods on Katie’s fine, blonde hair.
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The start of April’s extensions! We used the longest SoCap length and added pink and purple accents.
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Twilight Sparkle extension colors
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Alana before her big debut!
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Liz loves scooters!

September is Here, and School is Back in Session!

Ann Arbor is filled with students, and the salon has been so fun and busy!  I’ve been meeting a lot of new people and enjoying the changing of the seasons.  There is a wonderful apple tree down the street and wildflowers are blooming all over to signal the end of Summer.

Here are some pictures of the amazing people who’ve visited Grateful Dreads lately.

Tawanna's freshly tightened locks up in a bun!
Tawanna’s freshly tightened locks up in a bun!
Cleaned up!
Cleaned up!
Mike's hair has been locked for 3 months now!
Mike’s hair has been locked for 3 months now!
Megan's new shaved sides!
Megan’s new shaved sides!
Look at her beautiful waves!  I cut quite a bit off of her hair and gave her hair a fun happy shape.
Look at her beautiful waves! I cut quite a bit off of her hair and gave her hair a fun happy shape.
Kim and her pup stopped in from the North before their vacation!
Kim and her pup stopped in from the North before their vacation!
Sean's new short style.  I love it!
Sean’s new short style. I love it!
Julia loves red!  I love her smile!  Fresh red hair and smiles at Grateful Dreads!
Julia loves red! I love her smile! Fresh red hair and smiles at Grateful Dreads!
Ilana and her friends came for a late-night hair wrap session.  Fun!!
Ilana and her friends came for a late-night hair wrap session. Fun!!
Caroline loves her new red hair!  The lights cancel it out, but I love this pic anyways!
Caroline loves her new red hair! The lights cancel it out, but I love this pic anyways!
AJ's dreads are looking pretty good after only 3 months!
AJ’s dreads are looking pretty good after only 3 months!
AJs 3 month old dreads from the back.  You can really see the detail work!
AJs 3 month old dreads from the back. You can really see the detail work!
I always love when Karen visits!
I always love when Karen visits!  Her dress is from Showtime in Detroit.
Karen's curly blonde hair is getting really long and is so healthy!!!
Karen’s curly blonde hair is getting really long and is so healthy!!!
Abigail Stauffer, the one and only!
Abigail Stauffer, the one and only!
Ebonie's palm rolled masterpiece.  I fixed that little blonde part after the pic!!  We had just added some color for Autumn.  I love the red!
Ebonie’s palm rolled masterpiece. I fixed that little blonde part after the pic!! We added some color for Autumn. I love the red!
Veronica's new ombréd locks!  A beautiful auburn.
Veronica’s new ombréd locks! A beautiful auburn.
Veronica and Andrei after his new short haircut.  This is the best one yet!
Veronica and Andrei after his new short haircut. This is the best one yet!
Crystal with her freshly tightened dreads and her new styling techniques!
Crystal with her freshly tightened dreads and her new styling techniques!
Gabi's tie-dyed pastel dreads!  I tightened them using a small crochet hook.  They were put in the same way in Germany.
Gabi’s tie-dyed pastel dreads! I tightened them using a small crochet hook. They were put in the same way in Germany.
Rain's hair is palm-rolled for school!
Rain’s hair is palm-rolled for school!
Wildflowers at Grateful Dreads.
Wildflowers at Grateful Dreads.

Welcome Autumn!  Happy Autumn everyone!

Madelaine

Madelaine comes to Grateful Dreads for haircuts and when she needs a style.  I always enjoy our appointments!    Congrats on starting your senior year in high school!!!!!

Photos by Mike Frieseman of his beautiful daughter, Madelaine.

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Maeve, by Mike Frieseman

These are the finished photos by Mike Frieseman.  Mike, Maeve, and I got together for a quick shoot before she left town.  I styled her hair, and Maeve did her own make up.

The resulting photos are exquisite!

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Thank you so much Maeve and Mike for making these beautiful photos happen!

**These photos cannot be used or reproduced without written permission from their owners.

Haircuts, Extensions, and Dreads!

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I love when Josh comes in. This is after his first maintenance appointment. He’s had his dreads just about a month!
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Ashlii’s first haircut at Grateful Dreads! She brought her friend as a model. Great job Ashlii!!!!
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Jay is the real deal!
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Carlee’s hair is looking nice! Her hair has been locked since April this year.
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The lovely women of Grateful Dreads!!! Left to right: Ashlii, Emma, and Laura
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Laura is loving her new cut. Her hair is dramatically angled in the front and blunt in the back.
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I love this straight edge!!
Sean is an authentic viking with his custom beard extensions by Grateful Dreads!
Sean is an authentic viking with his custom beard extensions! We created them at the salon just for him! This was a very fun project from start to finish:)
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Robinson is so happy to have his locks combed out!  It took him 6 months to find me, and it took me 7 1/2 hours to comb them out!!!

These amazing sisters traveled with their mom in search of cool haircuts!  We had fun while I changed their looks to start the school year proper!

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Curly hair BEFORE

She said she’d never had a haircut that looked anything different from anything else, no matter what they did!! It also usually ended up looking like a triangle. We looked at pictures and talked about her lifestyle and chose a super stylish cut just for her!

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Tweezing her eyebrows after threading them
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AFTER Two new and stylish looks!

The top of her hair is actually very long and tousely.  I liked it pushed back to add height and accentuate her face.

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Thank you so much for coming into Grateful Dreads! I had a lot of fun working with your hair and look forward to seeing you again!!

Sisters

These amazing sisters traveled with their mom in search of cool haircuts!  We had fun while I changed their looks to start the school year proper!

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Curly hair BEFORE

She said she’d never had a haircut that looked anything different from anything else, no matter what they did!! It also usually ended up looking like a triangle. We looked at pictures and talked about her lifestyle and chose a super stylish cut just for her!

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Tweezing her eyebrows after threading them
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AFTER Two new and stylish looks!

 

The top of her hair is actually very long and tousely.  I liked it pushed back to add height and accentuate her face.

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Thank you so much for coming into Grateful Dreads! I had a lot of fun working with your hair and look forward to seeing you again!!

Happiness at Grateful Dreads!

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John!
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I started giving him a haircut around his dreadlocks, so it will look nice in his chef hat!
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Isabella with her purple and red hair!
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Garret is an amazing chef who co-owns and runs Torino in Ferndale. He’s had his dreads since he was a kid! I love this!
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Hanging out with Laura after their appointment.
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BEFORE
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A super cute pixie cut AFTER
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Marcel and I had a really nice appointment!
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I softened her layers and trimmed her ends, and we talked the whole time!

Thank you everyone!

Grateful Dreads, All Kinds of Stylish!

Clients are getting ready for fall with new cuts and color. There’s something about having your hair done that is so rejuvenating! These are the pics from last week’s appointments:

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Sarah’s pink tips.
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Ryan came for some maintenance on his dreadlocks. He’s had them around 6 months!
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Lisa and Rain. Lisa is wearing Bantu knots in her freshly rolled locks!
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Parisa’s new shape and color
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I love scooters at the shop!
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Adam brought his friend to learn some tips for taking care of his dreads. We started them in November.
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I love this shot! You look beautiful!
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Megan’s aqua/white half and half haircolor!
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So happy to get the movement back in her hair!
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Abbie is one of the most friendly people I’ve ever met! I shaped up her haircut.
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We adjusted her color, and I shaped her hair to give more volume in the front rather than underneath.
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I love this naturally curly haircut! And I absolutely love her color!
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Victor in the dark
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Blue Mohawk

One Week at Grateful Dreads!

Veronica had an appointment for her birthday! We did this beautiful updo with dreads and orchids! I love how her dreads mimic the branches of typical orchid plants!

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Happy birthday Veronica!  What a perfect summer day!

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Karina moved, and I’m still getting over this. I’ll miss you badly Karina!!
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Josh came in for some heady dreadlocks! BEFORE
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He’s wearing a glass bead from Grateful Dreads!
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Complete!  AFTER
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Katya and her mom drove about 8 hours to come to Grateful Dreads!
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Dreads during the process.
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Now that is a lot of hair!!!
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We left out the front, and I shaped her bangs to look cute naturally.
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Katya and her new dreadlocks!
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Cheryl and Katya.
Cheryl grew up in Ann Arbor and is a U of M grad, so it was really nice to host part of her visit to town!
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Amanda is amazing! She happened upon us while visiting A2 from southern CA. I love her blonde hair with darker full bangs!!
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Chad BEFORE
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AFTER. Happy hippy!
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Candyce’s fresh new dreadlocks. She also makes dread falls which will soon be available in Grateful Dreads!
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Teymour and Izzy. A fun summer session!

It’s been a fun and busy week!  Thank you to all of you who’ve stopped by!  Happy Summer!