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Meet Grace Torchia of Grace Hair Design & Color in The North Shore

Today we’d like to introduce you to Grace Torchia.

Grace, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started in the hair industry from an early age, working towards my goals I was able to graduate high school with my Cosmetology license. From that point on I worked for and was further trained by John Fagone in Marblehead Ma. Years later and after working in Danvers for many years I was able to open my own salon right outside of downtown Danvers Ma. Since then I have had the pleasure of watching my Salon grow into a proud family business!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Although I have had a great amount of success in my career there have been hardships along the way. After building my salon and having my vision start to come to life I was diagnosed with contact dermatitis and was told I would never be able to work with hair again. I was devastated. The chemicals and conditions of the hair industry have improved tremendously in the past few years. Unfortunately being a hairdresser from the 80’s and after using harsh chemicals and products for over thirty years I was greatly affected by them. I battled with Dermatitis and Asthma for many years while trying to keep my salon running smoothly with me being there as little as possible. After trying various treatments and steroids I was able to get back to my old self and I was ready to get back in my salon! I was able to do this by making sure we use as little chemicals as possible in the salon. We use an organic plant-based color line and our products are organic, along with an open and airy floor plan. We take the health of our clients and stylist as serious as we take the health of their hair!

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Here at Grace Hair Design and Color, we specialize in color, highlights, and formal up-dos. We are proud to be one of the few salons on the north shore to offer permanent straightening and invisible tape in extensions.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up I was always a creative and hyper, making sure to get my hands on anything artistic. Growing up in Salem Ma, Halloween time was always inspiring!


  • Root Color – $49
  • Partial Highlight – $80
  • Full Highlight- $130
  • Perms- $55
  • Haircuts- $25-$42
  • Ombre- $110
  • Full Color- $59
  • Formal Updo- $49- $69

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