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Grateful Head Salon

Oh my word! Talk about rock and roll glam! Just in from Canadian photographer Brenda Liu, the Grateful Head Salon.

I photographed this for my friend Lysa Fina who owns the salon (located in Toronto). I think there are number of elements that would translate well into a home. The space has a rock 'n roll vibe with lots of funky details, for example the raised velvet skull wallpaper and the all red show stopping bathroom. It's far from the typical all white salons we are so used to.

I've included "before" photos so you can see the transformation of the space. The salon was designed with the help of Lysa's friend and professional set designer, Nancy Niksic. I hope you enjoy!

What a transformation. Love the bathroom, the distressed walls, the skulls and Brenda captures the space perfectly. With a salon this cool the hair must be hot!

Reader Comments (15)

Awesome decoration details. Above all, the lamp on the reception desk. Congrats for the transformation, its really good!

Creative Designing's and Excellent photography........

Thanx for sharing

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSergio Mannino

I'm SO stealing...er, borrowing... some of these ideas for a building I own.

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Clark

beautiful space.... how are the haircuts?

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpolly

Fabulous...the concept from the front windows all the way back to the client toilet is awesome. Kudos to the designer!

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteven j BATES

Lysa that is the most amazing transformation I have ever seen!! You are so talented - with your beautiful salon and your beautiful voice. xxoo

What a beautiful salon - Love it!!!

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

reply to Polly - it's a great place for a haircut. friendly, and fun with very experienced staff. i've never had any other stylist spend so much time making sure my hair looked good and that I was completely satisfied before I left. Lysa the owner, takes the time to listen to your needs without making you feel your concerns aren't important, always recommending the best stylist suited for you, she really cares.

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterP.H.

I love it, love it all! I have a sample of the skill wallpaper that is show, I LOVE the idea of using it with the gloss tiles to off set the darkness of it. The Leopard print upholstered chair is also a gorgeous touch. The detailing is divine, I wish I lived close by I'd get my hair cut there for sure!

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

This salon is in the lovely Toronto neighbourhood of Roncesvalles. I'm told they offer you a glass of wine while your hair is being done. BTW, it is on the same street as Green Light District.

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJacqueline

Thank you all for the lovely comments. Brenda Liu (photographer) and Nancy Niksic (design/decor) are wonderfully talented and I am so priveleged to be able to work with them both. This article was a delightful way to start my day! - Lysa

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLYSA FINA

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!! If i was a hairdresser I would love coming to work here.
PS. Can I have all the old sinks, basin & bathtub! ;-)

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

A big difference since the first time I was there, almost 5 or 6 years ago. What an improvement, good job in the new look. I hope to see it in person again, when I make to Toronto again, for my hair cut of course.

22 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeonore Doucette

Ive recently used that most brilliant skull wallpaper in a bedroom - it looks brilliant!

28 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCamilla

I LOVE IT. I don't even like skull stuff but this is fabulous.

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