Crystal Skull Studio is a fun and judgement free atmosphere. Our two hair artists, Cherish and Cassandra are open to all ideas and love the unconventional. Challenge the standard of beauty and we will stand by your side because there is no wrong way to do self expression! We specialize in curly and natural texture, as well as creative cuts and color. Our pricing is non-gendered and so are our haircuts. It is important that you leave feeling empowered with radical hair!
We are networking with local artists and small businesses to provide a unique experience for our guests. Rotating local artwork reinvents the atmosphere bi-monthly, so if you're interested in getting involved, fill out an application form.
Crystal Skull Studio is an environment that offers more than just great hair, so look for us across the street from the beautiful Highland Cemetery in Historic Depot Town Ypsilanti!
Cherish is the owner and master stylist of Crystal Skull Studio. As a licenced cosmetologist and specialized curly specialist for over a decade, the art of creative cutting and craft color is what drives her passion for hair styling. All her life she has had a love for the arts, music and education and sees hair as a means to create. Whether sculpting curls, painting hair, or high fashion cutting, her goal is to help guide through the journey of self expression.
Cherish started her cosmetology career at 15 years old. Pursuing a vocational program through high school, continuing her education at the prestigious Douglas J Aveda Institute, and graduating with the highest client retention of her class. She established herself working in her hometown of Lansing for 10 years all the while keeping up with continued education and honing in on curly hair, fashion color, and barbering courses.
When Cherish moved to Ann Arbor she worked downtown in two different celebrated salons specializing in curly hair. Crystal Skull Studio was started 2 years later in Ann Arbor, driven by the idea to connect with local artists and businesses. The need for growth and the vibrant diverse Ypsilanti community pushed her to open a storefront in Historic Depot Town. Developing Crystal Skull as community event coordinator, supporter of small businesses and ally of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC at the root. Cherish is always looking for collaboration with local artists and community collaboration to help maintain the vibrant ecosystem within the city.
Cassandra is a non-binary stylist based out of Ypsilanti, MI. Cassandra has had an interest in hair, makeup, and fashion that dates back to their childhood. Inspired by the punk and grunge scene, they began dabbling in creative haircuts and colour at a young age. After doing their friends' hair and their own hair for years, they started their professional journey at the well-known Douglas J Aveda institute of Ann Arbor, where they quickly established a loyal clientele. Cassandra’s main goal when doing hair is to make you feel like the best possible version of yourself; ensuring your hairstyle is catered to your lifestyle, personality, and personal hair care routine. With a passion for continued education and growth, Cassandra has done a 6 month training program under Cherish’s expertise, and has specialized in cutting, coloring, and styling curly hair for 3 years. Aside from curly hair, Cassandra also excels in short hair clipper cutting and creative color of all kinds. You can check out some of their work on Instagram, under the handle @cutsbycassandra.
Crystal Skull Studio
950 N River st
Ypsilanti, MI 48198