we are dedicated professionals

Who we are

Folio celebrated our 30th year in February 2015, and in that time, we’ve built an extraordinary family of talent and clients. When we first opened our doors in 1985, we had the distinction of being the first and only Aveda Concept Salon in the area, allowing us the pleasure of introducing Kalamazoo to a natural, lifestyle-oriented styling experience.

Today, we still primarily use the Aveda line for haircare, but have expanded our offerings to include additional natural, organic body and bath products that hold the same high standards in quality and purity. The products that line our shelves are a reflection of who we are, which is why we take such great care in choosing each one.

These details, along with our unwavering devotion to our clients, have given us the good fortune to remain one of Kalamazoo’s most loved salons. We are proud and honored to have such an extraordinary, long-standing relationship with so many wonderful people who have become part of our life story, and who continue to inspire our creativity and passion for our profession.

We’d like to acknowledge our deep connection to the community, support for our loyal and talented artists/stylists, and sincere appreciation for our clients, some of whom have been with us from the beginning. It has been a wonderful journey; an ongoing learning experience and evolution that has kept us thriving. With gratitude, we look forward to many more years.


Folio in historic downtown Kalamazoo's Doyle building

Folio's Doyle building locationFolio’s location

Folio is located at 229 E. Michigan Avenue, in one of the most beautiful historical buildings in downtown Kalamazoo. Known as The Doyle Building, it was built in 1891 and is an exquisite example of the Queen Anne style of Romanesque architecture.

This is by far the most amazing experience that I have ever had at a hair salon. Tina was amazing, And my hair has never looked better or felt more healthy!

~ Ashley

Love going to see Kristen. I give her the choice to be creative with my hair, and she never disappoints me. I even have my daughter getting her hair done with her now. Absolutely love what she does.

~ Katie

I have been going to Folio’s Salon since early fall. Tina is wonderful. She is supportive, helpful and creative as I am going through the process of letting my hair go natural..which in my case is pure white, not the beautiful salt and pepper my mom had.

The experience at Folio’s is inviting, relaxing and such a pleasure as my appointments are usually after a long day at work. I am grateful I discovered Tina and Folio’s in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo

~ Suzette

Ask for Larry! He’s my hair God. I love him to the Stars. I’ve been coming here for years. I can’t imagine someone else touching my hair.

~ Julie

I’ve been going to Jesse for about nine years and adore her. It’s an oasis for me – inviting, friendly and not pushy. Never had a bad haircut and felt wonderful afterwards.

~ Kathy


Call and make an appointment with Larry.
He is a true artist, takes pride in his craft, believes in giving back as someone who has a talent, and gives incredible head massages while shampooing.

~ Julia

Fantastic color experts! They make you feel very welcome.

~ Sandra

Larry is absolutely amazing! He is THE hair master!

~ Adam

This place was like coming up for fresh air. The receptionist was kind and upbeat, coffee, water and tea were available as well as a wide selection of boutique items to browse while waiting for your stylist to be ready. The entire atmosphere made you feel welcome.

As for my stylist- I have extremely curly hair and always have trouble finding someone who knows how to cut it. Tina was fantastic and understood me! The cut is great, so is the color! Plus the most incredible scalp massage when you are shampooed! I recommend this place!

~ Jessica

I love this place. The people here are all great and the salon has a unique and inviting feel.

~ Tom

The best salon in town. Dawn is an incredible talent.

~ M.B.

I’ve been coming to your Salon for almost 2 years now. Hard to believe it’s been that long already, but I’m in love with Folio. Everyone treats me like family, and Kristen always does a beautiful job with my hair. Thank you so much for the wonderful last 2 years, and I look forward to many more.

~ Katie

I’ve worked here at Folio for 13 years and can’t say enough great things to say. It’s like home and I’m blessed with the best clients and friends out there! I’m very lucky!!

~ Kristen

229 E. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007



To provide you with the personal service you deserve, we schedule all appointments by phone. This allows us to engage with your needs personally, and answer any questions you may have about our offerings.

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Tuesday 9:00 to 6:00
Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 to 8:00
Friday 9:00 to 4:00
Saturday 9:00 to 3:00


Free 90 minute parking in front of Folio is available on both sides of E. Michigan Ave.

find us in the heart of historic downtown Kalamazoo