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Don’t let the name fool you. We’re not just a little neighborhood beauty shop. Curl Up & Dye is Detroit’s (and Michigan’s) ONLY Barber & Beauty Shop featuring safe and non-toxic services and personal care products. We specialize in the hair you want to keep- on all textures, diversities, ages and styles. Gender is no restriction here. Of course the ladies love us and make great use frequenting our cozy little shop, but we’re especially proud of how many fellas, however “hip”, or not, find a forever home at Curl Up & Dye. We help primp the pomp and shape the stache and beard, clean up the brows and ears too. We even use a straight razor on your neck…And better than a barber. We’re the only source for all the products you need to maintain your style with ease, from cleansers and oils to styling aids, brushes and skincare.

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DETROIT’S BARBER & BEAUTY SHOP. INTENTIONALLY SUSTAINABLE. EXCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE.

We’ve been here over 6 years already and man have we made a ton of friends…but there’s always room for more! Stop in and get to know us…bring your lady, fella, friends, babies, furry companions, nannies and grannies! New in town? We should be your first priority. Not only are we the ONLY beauty & barber shop in Michigan that boasts ONLY the highest quality, non-toxic services, products, ingredients and environment, but we’re also the go-to gals on the what’s-what. Your very own concierge to Detroit. We know everyone! Conversation is NOT JUST GOSSIP at our pleasant little shop. We believe its about way more than just hair…

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Cass Brand General Store, our amped up personal care retail area, is growing and evolving every day! We’re all done with renovations and putting on the finishing touches (including signage)…but you can still enjoy all of our new products! Lots of useful and fun, non toxic items for anyone. Soon to house the full Cass Brand Organics catalog (lovingly known in past as Cass Corridor Brand and Curl Up & Dye house labeling), where you’ll find all manner of non toxic personal care for ladies, gents, babe, pet & home. It’s a big job…and we appreciate your anticipation and patience!

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We’re growing…and hiring! Check out our “WE’RE HIRING” page for current employment opportunities!

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WHAT WE DO:

We can cut, dread, chop, highlight, perm, wash, relax, trim, blow out, wax, curl up & dye all types of hair. Don’t forget to check out our non-toxic hair, skin & nail care products made with organic ingredients. Not to mention odds and ends like brushes, cleansing implements, hot tools, makeup accessories and gift options including gift certificates available in any amount!

 

HOW WE DO IT:

WE PREFER THE HEALTHY APPROACH…

Health…making well informed choices that maximize well-being.

Sustain…to strengthen or support physically or mentally.

The way we care for ourselves shapes everything about us. Consider the following:

An average person applies more than 200 chemicals to their skin each day;
approximately 60% of these chemicals are absorbed into the bloodstream.
With the number of people with eczema, allergies and other health related issues like cancer on the rise – could these conditions be aggravated by the growing number of chemicals used in our personal care products?

Consider carefully not only what goes on your skin, but your hair as well. Many hair care products contain potentially unhealthy ingredients (harmful not only to us, but to our environment). Shampoos cause the greatest number of adverse reactions of all hair care products. This difficulty is exacerbated by when & where these chemicals are applied: at our skins most vulnerable time – when we are in, or right after, a hot shower. Hot water (and soaps) washes off our skin’s protective sebum while opening pores and allowing skin to more readily accept whatever chemicals we apply.

These harsh detergents, chemical fragrances and numerous irritating compounds have damaging long-term side effects.

NEUMA, our featured non-toxic haircare resource, like us, recognizes the need to provide products that are free of carcinogens, harmful chemicals and environmental toxins. Their products are lovingly formulated free of parabens, gluten, disodium EDTA, benzyl alcohol, SLS, SLES and other risky ingredients.

NEUMA was developed by a leading team of cosmetic chemists. Their challenge – to create a professional performance hair care line that would be free of ingredients suspected of contributing to human or environmental health problems. By incorporating essential oils, certified organic extracts, essential fatty acids and vegetable proteins, our products treat your hair, and our environment, with kindness. These safe, mild ingredients leave your hair healthy and silky with a radiant shine. Their stylists and friends, as well as ours, painstakingly test each of their formulas to ensure true professional performance honoring our natural, healthy and organic principals.

Likewise, Cass Brand Organics, our in-house non-toxic skin, hair & body care products, were born from our shop’s need to provide non-toxic, professional quality products to our community. Much like Neuma, we strive to sustain ourselves and our community by striving to provide access to not only sustainable products and business practices, but through community education and product support. Life is head to toe…because everything matters.

Curious how your current products size up? Get toxicity levels of most name brand products at the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.

Here’s some insight on a few commonly known brands and their toxicity levels, noting ingredients causing cancer, developmental & reproductive toxicity, allergies & immunotoxicity and use restrictions. Overall brand ratings are assessed as 1-10, 10 being extremely toxic:

Aveda – 8 – Moderate to High

Bumble & Bumble – 10 – High

Burt’s Bees – 7 – Moderate to High

Johnson & Johnson Baby Products – 10 – High

Loreal – 10 – High

Oil of Olay – 5 – Moderate

Paul Mitchell – 8 – Moderate to High

Pert Plus – 5 – Moderate

Redken – 10 – High