“I wanted a place where music, art and creative individual could harmonize and work together to the same beat. A place where business of hair transforms into the art of hair. So in 2002 I found old loft on State Street and turned and turned into underground Hair Studio. My place where I can finally provide clients with cozy, accepting atmosphere and artistic talent. Specializing in curly natural textured hair our combination of dry and debunking techniques ensures a customized hair cut for everyone as opposed to categorizing you in the group and cutting a corresponding theoretical haircut.”


“What I like most about Above Ground? How the staff really makes you feel comfortable. It’s funky and friendly. Stylists have their own unique perspectives on hair, unlike what I’ve found at other places in A2.”
Shawn S.

“Fantastic hair salon. The people that run the place are outstanding. Each stylist is exceptional in their field. I am always amazed when i come in there, that no one ever leaves with a boring or mediocre haircut. Everyone looks natural and chic. I have tried many salons in Ann Arbor, NYC, Chicago, and Moscow; and after many years of searching, and mediocre haircuts, I finally found the hippest, most unpretentious, and most creative people that work with hair. These guys are world class.”


“The stylists are nice, the space is super cute and just what you want in a salon (hip, good magazine’s, good music, no kids), and I was always able to get an appointment within a time frame that worked for me.”

Ashley B.

Super staff. If you want a unique haircut, come to this place. I always leave with a great new look and haven’t even thought of going anywhere else in A2.

Greg B.

As a guy with curly hair, getting a hair cut that both has texture and grows out without becoming poofy is difficult. I’ve had good luck originally with a stylist who has now left and later even better luck with a stylist named Andrew. I’ve heard from others that Cookie is fantastic at curly hair, and it’s clear that she teaches her stylists how to do it as well. An excellent place for those with curls.”
Casey S.

The experience at your salon was outstanding. Your facilities were clean and inviting, and your staff was attentive and friendly. I came in for a color correcting just a week before my brother’s wedding. My hair looked great for the event. Now, nearly two months later, it still looks amazing! The stylist that day was Ryan and he did a fantastic ob. Ryan gave me a great hair style, and kept me engaged and comfortable for the time I was there. He also took the time to explain the products and techniques best suited for my hair. Most hairdressers will recommend a product, but Ryan made me feel like he really cared about me and my hair.

Jen P.

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