Founded in 1999 by Charlie Adams, Ann Arbor’s first American Board Certified Haircolorist, Salon XL has been the leader in innovative styling and texturizing techniques, and provides the highest quality of coloring using Wella haircolor.  We pride ourselves on being the most educated hair stylists in the Metro Detroit area and are constantly traveling around the country to gain "truth and knowledge." 

Salon XL also has proudly carried membership with Intercoiffure, the most prestigious salon organization in the world, since 2001.


  • ELLE Magazine Top 100 Salon. "Best Hair in America" in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • StyleLine "Top Shop" in Michigan in 2012 & 2013
  • Hour Magazine "Best of Detroit" and "Best Hair Salon in Ann Arbor" in 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • ELLE Magazine "Best Color Salons" in 2004
  • Harpers Bazaar "Best of the Midwest" in 2004
  • Allure Magazine "The A List" in 2003 and 2004
  • Process Magazine "The Best Color" 2004