Amber Kessler

Naturally Raw Hair Studio

About Amber Kessler

I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2006. After graduating from the Douglas J. AVEDA institute, I specialized in cutting and bridal styling at the Douglas J. Salon for 9 years. During my career I have taken many continuing education classes including: razor cutting, men’s cutting, airbrush makeup, bridal styling and have worked with the amazing highly recognized hairdresser Vivinenne MacKinder. I spend a great amount of time listening to my clients needs. My passion, consistency and perfectionism are how I have grown my business and reputation. I’m extremely passionate about providing excellent customer service and using TOXIN-FREE products. I use the best professional quality natural & organic products and even make some of my own. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs everything you put on it, this is why I choose safe products. Not only are the products safe, but all of them are cruelty free, renewable, wind power, recycled bottles and provide full disclosure of all ingredients. Outside of my love for hair, I enjoy travel, all fitness, love yoga, nutrition and animals. I am thankful for the relationships I have built with my clients over the years. I do believe everything we put in and on our bodies must be nutritious and safe.


I have had the pleasure of being a client of Amber Kessler for over 4 years. Amber has done a wonderful job of guiding me to a style that looks great for my face as well as my life style. She also has a gift so that my haircut maintains shape and styles as it is growing out between cuts. I have frequently received compliments on my hair and have given many people Amber’s name. Amber also does an amazing job doing eye brow waxing. She gives them a great shape! Also, Amber makes getting your hair cut and brows waxed an overall wonderful experience. She is a gifted artist and I feel so lucky to have found her!

Jennifer C.

Amber is the best hairstylist I've ever had. She's been cutting my hair for almost ten years, and even though I've now moved from Ann Arbor to New York City, I still book appointments with her every time I'm in Michigan, because there's nobody like her. She's friendly, professional, fearless -- and most of all, an artist and a perfectionist at cutting and styling hair.

Carey W.

Amber has been my hairdresser for six years. She is highly skilled at working with difficult hair like mine. Unlike some hairdressers, she listens when you tell her what you want. She pays attention to detail and takes pride in doing an excellent job. She is also friendly and kind.

Sivana H.

I met Amber ten years ago when I first moved to Ann Arbor for college and was looking for someone to cut my hair. I have very straight Asian hair and it can be somewhat difficult for stylists if they aren't used to cutting Asian hair. From the moment I met Amber I knew I was in good hands. She is professional, punctual, friendly, and courteous, but most importantly, she takes the time to listen to exactly what you're envisioning for your hair. It wasn't long until I became a regular customer of Amber's. Over the last decade, I have had many hair style changes from short to long and layers and bobs and different types of bangs, and I have never once been disappointed with how Amber has cut or styled my hair. I also love that she is able to do makeup (regular and airbrush) too. For the last ten years, Amber has been my go-to person for my hair and makeup needs and I refuse to let anyone else cut my hair! I recently got married in April 2015 and I was thrilled with how beautiful Amber made me and my bridal party look for my big day. Even though I have moved to Chicago, I still go back to Ann Arbor for Amber to cut and style my hair because there's just no one else I trust with my hair!

Amy B.

Amber Kessler has been my hair stylist for 9 years now. She is an excellent hairdresser very professional, trustworthy and reliable and always gives you the end result you want. Amber also did cut my nephew hair before, this is where Amber is an adaptable hairdresser to people of all ages. She is very creative and has a good eye. I wouldn't want anyone else cutting my hair. I have been living in Ann Arbor for the past 9 years and have found it very difficult to find top quality and reliable hair stylists who are committed in not only having the experience and knowledge in what is going to suit you best, but also the flexibility in ensuring that if I needed a last minute haircut, Amber makes it priority to help me out. I have recommended many of my friends and family and have heard nothing but good reports, and I will continue to be one of Amber's very satisfied customers.

Hatim B.

I have worked with Amber for many years and through many hairstyles/phases in my life. She is by far the best stylist I have ever had. Not only because of her years of experience and many talents – she does it all and does it so well (short hair, long hair, color, makeup, etc.). But also because of who she is and how she works with her clients. Her passion for and knowledge of natural products is exceptional. And she somehow strikes that perfect balance of caring about and listening to what her client wants, with bringing in her own expertise to find that perfect look that fits you uniquely. Amber makes you look and feel great every time!

Julie M.

I have been coming to Amber for the last 2 years for my haircuts and I can't say enough about how happy I have been. Amber puts her customers first and makes you feel confident you are literally in the "right hands". Her experience with cutting and styling hair is immediately apparent and takes the pressure off knowing if she will make you look great. I also really like that she recommends products that are natural and make my hair feel and look great! Amber also makes her own soap, deodorant and other body products using just natural ingredients. How amazing is that! It really shows that she cares about herself and that knowledge gets used when she is recommending product for her customers. It also doesn't hurt that Amber is simply a wonderful, caring and sweet person too.

Rubin C.

I’ve been a client of Amber’s for about 8 years. She pays incredible attention to detail with coloring and styling that I haven’t found with previous hair dressers. She also takes the time to educate her clients on proper up keep and the best all natural hair care products so they keep their hair healthy between sessions. Lastly, Amber researches new techniques and products and also attends continuing education courses to keep up to date on the latest trends and techniques. I would highly recommend her!

Tracy N.

Amber is a terrific stylist: I have gone to her for many years and always been very happy with the results. She also has extensive product knowledge and is a delightful person.

Ruth S.