The Gratest Salon in Toronto

With two locations (Roncesvalles and Dundas West), Grateful Head is a casual, one of a kind salon offering a variety of styles from some of the best stylists Toronto has to offer.

Grateful Head was founded in 2006, by barber’s daughter, Lysa Fina. Over a drinks at the done right inn, Stacy Stray posed the question, “...you thought of a name?”, Fina responds, “the grateful head”. He laughs, “perfect”, and later convinces Fina to drop the “the”.

STORY

Beauty

We are proud to carry the following products in store:

FEATURED

This Month's Feature

FABULOSO Platinum Blonde Intensifying Conditioner by EVO. "Fabulous for toning down those unwanted brassy tones!" - Mathew

DAVINES

Davines

Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. After a decade of honing their expertise, they began creating a brand of hair care products exclusively for salons. All Davines products are enriched with active ingredients sourced from slow food presidia farms in Italy to contribute to the biodiversity of our planet.

ORIBE

Oribe

Created by famed Stylist Oribe, this product line combines old world hairstyling with new world technology and the finest ingredients available. The end result is a luxury hair care line of edited products focused on the needs of most discerning people; Oribe, his clients, peers and everyone likeminded who believes that elegant beauty, high performance, hand craftsmanship and luxury share the same side of the spectrum.

Team

LYSA FINA
Lysa Fina

Former “deadhead” and barber’s daughter, opened Grateful Head in 2006. Trained under her father, Barber Gerry and later under members of the Guild of Hair Design, Fina specializes in custom cuts for “curly” hair, avante garde styling and men’s hairstyling.

With a strong theatre and dance background, Fina made the transition to music in 2001 and is currently a performing singer-songwriter.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Friday - Saturday

STACY STRAY
Stacy Stray

We welcome back Stacy Stray!
Stacy Stray, an expert in classic cutting and soft natural high-lighting trained under the late, great, John Steinberg, and is the creative director and co-founder of Grateful Head. When not hairdressing, Stacy plays lead guitar for LA-based band The Witches of God.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Tuesday - Friday

STACEY FITZ
Stacey Fitz

Wielding her scissors for the past 5 years at Grateful Head, Stacey specializes in texture cutting, curly/wavy hair types and longer mens' cuts, she also custom colors.

Originally from the East Coast, Fitz might be found at a local tattoo parlour or Punk Rock venue, and has been known to harbour a deep affection for cats with Mexican names.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Tuesday - Saturday

SARAH WHITE
Sarah White

Creating easy-to-maintain cuts for the busy individual, and offering relaxed styling tips for daily look upkeep, Sarah's practical approach to hairdressing has gained her a steady following of loyal clientèle.

A talented colour technician, Sarah specializes in all areas of colour.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Tuesday - Thursday
Roncesvalles - Friday - Saturday

THEA MARTELL
Thea Martell

Thea discovered her passion for hair after re-cutting her own childhood haircuts. Trained at AVEDA Vancouver's Advanced Academy, Thea has a passion for hair, with strengths in all forms of cutting techniques and special event styling.

When not at Grateful Head, you can find her hanging out with friends, checking out the local music scene, or walking her dog, Pierre.

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Tuesday - Saturday

NICOLE COUSINS
Nicole Cousins

Nicole is a graduate of the Aveda Institute and Advanced Academy. A great passion for the industry, and contemporary hair trends, Nicole excels at textured and messy cuts, braided styles, short women's cuts, bobs, and men's cuts. Her precise execution is complimented by her polite and professional disposition.

When not behind the chair, Nicole enjoys music, art, cooking and alien stuff.

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Tuesday - Saturday

MATTHEW SLAUGHTER
Mathew Slaughter

Once a student of TONI & GUY (New York City), Sebastian/Wella in California and at Toronto's AVEDA Academy, Matthew spent 5 years as AVEDA Toronto's lead colour educator. Matthew specializes in colour correcting, blondes, and reds, and short haircuts.

When not at the salon, Mathew enjoys painting, watching horror flicks and all things "vintage".

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Thursday - Monday

ANGELA CREAMER
Angela Creamer

Trained by one of Vancouver's top salons, "Axis", Angela spent 10 years honing her craft in Vancouver. An accomplished, creative colour specialist also skilled with the scissors, Angela is most at home when working with her clients to achieve a look that they desire.

Angela , a.k.a "Smashy Ruin", is also a kick-ass drummer.

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Sunday - Thursday

LAURA JANE
Laura Jane

Australian born and trained with 11 years in the industry Laura has experience in editorial, runway, education and award work.

Laura specializes in men and women's short hair, curly hair, creative colour and colour correction. She loves to travel and experience different cultures and is continuously inspired by people and their diverse opinions of beauty.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Tuesday - Saturday

PAUL SHEPHERD
Paul Shepherd

Paul Shepherd clawed his way to the top of the Toronto a-list of indie hairdressers by owning and operating Shampoo Hair Studio for fourteen years. Upon seeing a return to classic shape, Paul started training with the Label M artistic team, which included two former “British hairdressers of the year.” Since then Paul has sold everything except one bag of gold, a vintage drum set and a sweet guitar.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Saturday

EARL SIMPSON
Earl Simpson

Earl moonlights at Grateful Head (weekends) when taking a breather from his main gig -editorial hairstyling & make-up artistry.

Earl’s training stems from the prestigious institutions of Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy, which lead him to work in the editorial, celebrity and music industries.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Saturdays and Sundays

DEAN
Dean

Having grown up in the hair industry Dean started cutting at a young age. While in Vancouver he worked at Barbarella, with the majority of his training under the Vidal Sassoon umbrella including an 8 week intesive directly under Graham Ogilvie.
When not behind the chair, Dean enjoys making music, growing ghost peppers, and the great outdoors.

Behind The Chair Roncesvalles - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Dundas - Saturdays

DANA BURLING
Dana Burling

Dana’s desire to be a stylist started during her teen years. She cut, coloured and styled her high school peers before enrolling in the AVEDA Institute. After 7 years at one of Toronto’s premier salons, we are thrilled to welcome her to the Grateful Head Team!

When not beautifying the ladies and gents, Dana hangs with her Boston Terrier, Elvira; checks out the local music scene and finds space for another tattoo!

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Tuesday - Saturday

Steph
Steph Lauzon

Master of Creative Cutting, Steph Lauzon, comes to our team after 9 years with the infamous Coupe Bizarre. If you are looking for something edgy and unique, Steph will design the cut for you. Short cuts, men's cuts, and all creative cuts are his forte.

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Thursday - Monday

PIERRE
Pierre

Born in Montreal, Pierre a.k.a. "Pitou" the Chihuahua loves cheese and being pet; doesn't love being picked up.

CHERYL RONDEAU
Cheryl Rondeau

Ms. Rondeau has been with Grateful Head since 2010 and keeps our ship top-shape! Sporting a creative cut by Stacey Fitz, she is always on the cutting edge of current trends.

When not gracing our front desk, Cheryl can be found participating in cycling races, art installations, fundraising campaigns, or photographing our lovely cityscape.

DANA BURLING
Katie Latendresse

Originally from Toronto, Katie trained with Aveda before joining Grateful Head in 2010. For the past 2 years, Katie has been living in London, England where she works at a vintage hairstyling salon in the heart of Shoreditch.

She loves the timeless glamour of vintage hair and excels at bringing it to the modern woman, specializing in special occasion hairdressing, women's long haircutting and men's grooming.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - This coming September!

Contact

Roncesvalles
Hours
Day Open Close
Monday 12:00 7:00
Tuesday 11:00 8:00
Wednesday 12:00 7:00
Thursday 11:00 8:00
Friday 11:00 8:00
Saturday 10:00 6:00
Sunday 12:00 6:00
Dundas
Hours
Day Open Close
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 8:00
Wednesday 12:00 7:00
Thursday 12:00 8:00
Friday 12:00 8:00
Saturday 10:00 5:00
Sunday Closed

With two locations (Roncesvalles and Dundas West), Grateful Head is a casual, one of a kind salon offering a variety of styles from some of the best stylists Toronto has to offer.

Grateful Head was founded in 2006 by barber’s daughter, Lysa Fina. Over a drinks at the done right inn, a friend poses the question, “...you thought of a name?”, Fina responds, “the grateful head”. He laughs, “perfect”, and later convinces Fina to drop the “the”.

Services

Please feel free to e-mail, or call to inquire about stylist-specific prices.

Grateful Head is a "Green Circle Salon", which means we recycle everything, creating zero garbage with our salon services!

Get Grate Head

Cut & Style
Ladies55-80+
Men45-65
Wash & Style45+
Bridal Styling100-150
Special Occasion Styling75+
Fringe Trim10
Dry Curling25+
Braiding25+
Colour
Base Colour80-100
Colour Gloss80-100
Creative Colouring120+
Ombre120+
Sombre120+
Double Processing120+
Highlighting
Mini90
Partial120+
Full150+
Grey Blending100+

Beauty

We are proud to carry the following products in store:

FEATURED
FEATURED

FABULOSO Platinum Blonde Intensifying Conditioner by EVO. "Fabulous for toning down those unwanted brassy tones!" - Mathew

DAVINES
Davines

Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. After a decade of honing their expertise, they began creating a brand of hair care products exclusively for salons. All Davines products are enriched with active ingredients sourced from slow food presidia farms in Italy to contribute to the biodiversity of our planet.

ORIBE
Oribe

Created by famed Stylist Oribe, this product line combines old world hairstyling with new world technology and the finest ingredients available. The end result is a luxury hair care line of edited products focused on the needs of most discerning people; Oribe, his clients, peers and everyone likeminded who believes that elegant beauty, high performance, hand craftsmanship and luxury share the same side of the spectrum.

Team

LYSA FINA
Lysa Fina

Former “deadhead” and barber’s daughter, opened Grateful Head in 2006. Trained under her father, Barber Gerry and later under members of the Guild of Hair Design, Fina specializes in custom cuts for “curly” hair,avante garde styling and men’s hairstyling.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Friday - Saturday

STACY STRAY
Stacy Stray

We welcome back Stacy Stray!
Stacy Stray; an expert in classic cutting and soft natural hi-lighting trained under the late, great, John Steinberg, is the creative director and co-founder of Grateful Head. When not hairdressing, Stacy plays lead guitar for LA-based band The Witches of God.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Tuesday - Friday

STACEY FITZ
Stacey Fitz

Wielding her scissors for the past 5 years at Grateful Head, Stacey specializes in texture cutting, curly/wavy hair types and longer mens' cuts, she also custom colors. Originally from the East Coast, Fitz might be found at a local tattoo parlour or Punk Rock venue, and has been known to harbour a deep affection for cats with Mexican names.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Tuesday - Saturday

SARAH WHITE
Sarah White

Creating easy-to-maintain cuts for the busy individual, and offering relaxed styling tips for daily look upkeep, Sarah's practical approach to hairdressing has gained her a steady following of loyal clientèle.

A talented colour technician, Sarah specializes in all areas of colour.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Tuesday - Thursday
Roncesvalles - Friday - Saturday

THEA MARTELL
Thea Martell

Thea discovered her passion for hair after re-cutting her own childhood haircuts. Trained at AVEDA Vancouver's Advanced Academy, Thea has a passion for hair, with strengths in all forms of cutting techniques and special event styling.

When not at Grateful Head, you can find her hanging out with friends, checking out the local music scene, or walking her dog, Pierre.

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Tuesday - Saturday

NICOLE COUSINS
Nicole Cousins

Nicole is a graduate of the Aveda Institute and Advanced Academy. A great passion for the industry, and contemporary hair trends, Nicole excels at textured and messy cuts, braided styles, short women's cuts, bobs, and men's cuts. Her precise execution is complimented by her polite and professional disposition.

When not behind the chair, Nicole enjoys music, art, cooking and alien stuff.

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Tuesday - Saturday

TEAM
Angela Creamer

Trained by one of Vancouver's top salons, "Axis", Angela spent 10 years honing her craft in Vancouver. An accomplished, creative colour specialist also skilled with the scissors, Angela is most at home when working with her clients to achieve a look that they desire.

Angela , a.k.a "Smashy Ruin", is also a kick-ass drummer, currently playing for Metalcore band Out Of The Ruins.

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Sunday - Thursday

LAURA JANE
Laura Jane

Australian born and trained with 11 years in the industry Laura has experience in editorial, runway, education and award work.

Laura specializes in men and women's short hair, curly hair, creative colour and colour correction. She loves to travel and experience different cultures and is continuously inspired by people and their diverse opinions of beauty.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Tuesday - Saturday

MATTHEW SLAUGHTER
Mathew Slaughter

Once a student of TONI & GUY (New York City), Sebastian/Wella in California and at Toronto's AVEDA Academy, Mathew spent 5 years as AVEDA Toronto's lead colour educator. Mathew specializes in colour correcting, blondes, and reds, and short haircuts.

When not at the salon, Mathew enjoys painting, watching horror flicks and all things "vintage".

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Thursday - Monday

TEAM
Paul Shepherd

Paul Shepherd clawed his way to the top of the Toronto a-list of indie hairdressers by owning and operating Shampoo Hair Studio for fourteen years. Upon seeing a return to classic shape, Paul started training with the Label M artistic team, which included two former “British hairdressers of the year.” Since then Paul has sold everything except one bag of gold, a vintage drum set and a sweet guitar.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Saturday

DANA BURLING
Dana Burling

Dana’s desire to be a stylist started during her teen years. She cut, coloured and styled her high school peers before enrolling in the AVEDA Institute. After 7 years at one of Toronto’s premier salons, we are thrilled to welcome her to the Grateful Head Team!

When not beautifying the ladies and gents, Dana hangs with her Boston Terrier, Elvira; checks out the local music scene and finds space for another tattoo!

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Tuesday - Saturday

EARL SIMPSON
Earl Simpson

Earl moonlights at Grateful Head (weekends) when taking a breather from his main gig -editorial hairstyling & make-up artistry.

Earl’s training stems from the prestigious institutions of Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy, which lead him to work in editorial, celebrity and music industries.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - Saturdays and Sundays

TEAM
Steph Lauzon

Master of Creative Cutting, Steph Lauzon, comes to our team after 9 years with the infamous Coupe Bizarre. If you are looking for something edgy and unique, Steph will design the cut for you. Short cuts, men's cuts, and all creative cuts are his forte.

Behind The Chair
Roncesvalles - Thursday - Monday

KATIE LATENDRESE
Katie Latendresse

Originally from Toronto, Katie trained with Aveda before joining Grateful Head in 2010. For the past 2 years, Katie has been living in London, England where she works at a vintage hairstyling salon in the heart of Shoreditch.

She loves the timeless glamour of vintage hair and excels at bringing it to the modern woman, specializing in special occasion hairdressing, women's long haircutting and men's grooming.

Behind The Chair
Dundas - This coming September!

DEAN MACHINE
Dean

Having grown up in the hair industry Dean started cutting at a young age. While in Vancouver he worked at Barbarella, with the majority of his training under the Vidal Sassoon umbrella including an 8 week intesive directly under Graham Ogilvie.
When not behind the chair, Dean enjoys making music, growing ghost peppers, and the great outdoors.

Behind The Chair Roncesvalles - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Dundas - Saturdays

CHERYL RONDEAU
Cheryl Rondeau

Ms. Rondeau has been with Grateful Head since 2010 and keeps our ship top-shape! Sporting a creative cut by Stacey Fitz, she is always on the cutting edge of current trends.

When not gracing our front desk, Cheryl can be found participating in cycling races, art installations, fundraising campaigns, or photographing our lovely cityscape.

THE FURRY ONE
Pierre

Born in Montreal, Pierre a.k.a. "Pitou" the Chihuahua loves cheese and being pet; doesn't love being picked up.

Contact

Roncesvalles

416-915-4323 / E-mail Us

Get Directions

Day Open Close
Monday 12:00 7:00
Tuesday 11:00 8:00
Wednesday 12:00 7:00
Thursday 11:00 8:00
Friday 11:00 8:00
Saturday 10:00 6:00
Sunday 12:00 6:00
Dundas

416-588-5507 / E-mail Us

Get Directions

Day Open Close
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 8:00
Wednesday 12:00 7:00
Thursday 12:00 8:00
Friday 12:00 8:00
Saturday 10:00 5:00
Sunday Closed