Specialties Specializing in curly hair, asian hair, color, mens cuts, dreads and facial waxing History Established in 2002 After spending 9 years at her top-voted salon in Honolulu, Dulce “Cookie” Whalen moved to Ann Arbor to open Above Ground Hair Studio in 2002. She has created a unique salon where clients and staff alike feel like family in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. The stylists are encouraged to set new trends in hair styles, excelling in both fashion-forward styles and simple cuts that can be easily maintained outside the salon. Above Ground has achieved a reputation in Ann Arbor as the go-to salon for high-style events, fashion shows and fashionistas. Meet the Business Owner:
Cookie W. As the owner of Above Ground, Cookie skillfully draws upon a wide range of current styling, cutting, and coloring techniques. She crafts styles for her clients that are both modern and easy to maintain. Throughout her 18 years in the business, Cookie has proven to be an expert with all hair types. But she’s best known for her specialized techniques with curly hair, and has been featured on www.naturallycurly.com. Cookie is constantly educating herself as much as possible to improve and update her technical skills, and was most recently certified as a “Pure Artist” with the award-winning Pureology corporation. And, most importantly, Cookie is always focused on creating up-to-date and fashion-forward looks for her clients and keeping ahead of ever-changing styles.

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