Welcome to
Heads by Design

Our experienced, premier stylists are always staying on top of the latest trends and techniques to ensure you make heads turn.

Opening Hours

By Appointment Only

10:00AM – 5:00PM

10:00AM – 6:00PM


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Beyond the Styling

World Class Product Line

Along with our leading stylists, our salon has the latest products for your hair and styling needs. We ensure they are made from the healthiest ingredients that will not damage your hair or scalp while making it easy for you to recreate that hair salon look.



I have been going to Cheryl for may hair needs for over 10 years. Cheryl is a perfectionist at mastering color, and a tru sculpture artist at designing my hair cuts the best suit my face. Cheryl is a mazing and I highly recommend her to anyone.

Joan O.


Cheryl is great with color. She considers which color will best compliment your skin, and she can add low lights and highlights to create such a beautiful, natural look. I have never met a more talented colorist!

Tess P.


Cheryl is a true gem! She has been styling my hair for as long as I can remember, 20+ years. In the beginning, going to a new stylist is always a little stressful, not knowing if you will like the finished product. From my very first experience I found her salon clean, bright, welcoming and cozy; needless to say I have loved it ever since. Cheryl exudes professionalism, she is kind and warm, just like her salon. It goes without saying that she is a skillful stylist, knows the current trends/styles and listens to her clients. I cannot imagine a better experience anywhere! I love Cheryl and Heads By Design!

Lisa M.


Gary is a wizard with hair!! No really!! Take it from a picky customer when it comes to my hair. Not everyone can cut and style long thick hair. He even took the time to show me an easier way to fix it for better results in less time. Very helpful since I travel a lot. You can get cheaper but not better then Gary!! He’s the best!!

Candace M


Cheryl is not only a master cutter and colorist, but a truly amazing artist! She has been cutting and coloring my hair for 25 years, and I have never once been disappointed. I have been stopped numerous times by passersby and asked "Where do you get your hair done, the color and cut is gorgeous!!" Her salon is relaxing, inviting and immaculate...a place you never want to leave. Many, many thanks to Cheryl for always making me feel beautiful! I would recommend her to anyone who wants to have perfect hair, color and style.

Donna G.


Gary is amazing! He transformed my hair from boring to fun! It was by far the best haircut I’ve ever had, my hair looks perfect! I didn’t know what kind of cut to get so i told him to do what he thinks would work best for me, and the cut was excellent he gives great hair advice that other stylists wouldn’t bother sharing. I am new to the area and didn’t have a clue as to where to go to do my hair, but I am so grateful that I found this place. I am so happy with my hair!!

Martha R.


I’ve been seeing Cheryl for over 20 years. She is fabulous!! She continues to help me with product care for my hair that helps prevent my hair from getting too frizzy. She also has a semi-permanent color that I love! It’s been working for me for years. Not only is she a great hair designer, but I consider her a wonderful friend. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Kathryn M.


I’ve been getting my hair cut and styled by Gary since the summer of 2018 (I first found his business through Yelp and was impressed by the consistent 5-star ratings). I had hair growing down to my lower back, have always had long hair, but was never dedicated to styling it; I work at an animal hospital so my hair was always in a bun/ponytail, and I’ve never had the patience to do anything with it. Long story short, I was ready for a short hair style. When I came into Heads By Design, I knew instantly I had made the right choice. Gary had been nothing short of phenomenal.

Miranda P.


Cheryl is a true professional and excels at both hair coloring and styling. She is organized and relates easily with her customers, many of us who have been loyal followers for years. An appointment with Cheryl is a calming and anticipated event.



Great stylist – he began the fix to a terrible cut I had received elsewhere, and his recommendations on what products to use, how and when were excellent. Although he’s a bit more pricey than your average barber, it was worth it to get my cut back in shape

Paul M


Cheryl has been my stylist for several years. She is an artist with her coloring skills and a perfectionist with her scissors. Always pleasant and considerate, she makes what can be a chore into something to look forward to. A bonus is that this bright, cheerful shop has easy parking in the middle of town.

Louise W.


Not only is Gary an artist, but by enabling his clients to take care of their own hair, he creates artists as well! Gary can design the best cut (and color) that not only is the most flattering, but is the most LIVABLE. I get compliments on my haircut and color every single day and when people say, “You’re so lucky, I wish I had your hair,” I have to tell them I wasn’t blessed with wonderful hair. Gary made it that way! Gary is a professional, too, and you will enjoy being in his chair. I always look forward to my visits.

Anne G


The experience at Heads by Design is first class from the moment you walk in the door! Their location is simply idyllic in the heart of downtown Danville. You are always cheerfully greeted and pampered the entire time you’re there. Both Gary and Cheryl are the most gracious hosts that treat you like you’re at a five star resort. I have always told Cheryl that she must have the absolute best job in the world as her clients can’t wait to see her and always leave feeling like a million bucks. She is a gifted artist with her knowledge and experience. Always willing to listen to your questions she utilizes her talent to turn you into a masterpiece!

Teri R.


Good cut for long hair. I measure the quality of the cut by the length I can go without my next haircut. In the past, I would look in the mirror, hate the hair, then book an appointment. I found a great stylist on the Peninsula, but work brought me into the Tri-Valley area (I prefer to cut during my lunch hour.) It has been months since I last saw Gary, and the style is still looking great. I will be setting up another appointment when I see a lot of split ends and actually need a trim.

Goshen F


Cheryl is not only a master cutter and colorist, but a truly amazing artist! She has been cutting and coloring my hair for 25 years, and I have never once been disappointed. I have been stopped numerous times by passersby and asked "Where do you get your hair done, the color and cut is gorgeous!!" Her salon is relaxing, inviting and immaculate...a place you never want to leave. Many, many thanks to Cheryl for always making me feel beautiful! I would recommend her to anyone who wants to have perfect hair, color and style.

Don N.


Going to Gary’s salon is a wonderful treat and Gary is a genius with hair. Gary is only concerned with what is best for me. He pays attention to how long I want to spend styling my hair, and how much I want to spend ON my hair. I always get compliments on the cut and color, and Gary always makes sure I never get bored with the style. I am totally comfortable just sitting in the chair and saying, do whatever you think is best, because it always is the BEST. Thank you Gary for my never having a “bad hair day!”

Debbie C.


I've been a client of Cheryl's for many years. I have coarse, graying, dry long hair. I have never left the salon without being elated with how wonderful my hair looks and feels. Cheryl is up to date on products and genuinely cares about you and your hair. I look 15 years younger after my appointments!

Sheryl M Danville, CA


I started seeing Gary about six months ago. At the time, I didn’t think much could be done with my hair as I’m a man and I usually keep it short. I also have historically had challenges with dry scalp resulting in having to use a different shampoo a week to keep it under control. Gary is dynamite! He gave me a fresh new haircut that also helps camouflage my receding hairline. He introduced me to some techniques and products that have not only eliminated my dry scalp but have actually helped stop my hair from thinning. In fact, I’ve seen fresh hair growth in an area that was thinning. Gary is very patient and gives you his unqualified attention when he is cutting your hair. He explains what he is doing and makes recommendations for how you can maintain the ideal hairstyle. He understands the difference between a glamour look and creating realistic hairstyles for your daily life that look great. In all my years of haircuts, I’ve never had someone so knowledgeable and detailed in his approach. I would recommend him to anyone.

Daniel K


Gary is an artist, a hair technician and an all around great guy. Not only does he understand every strand of hair on my head; he knows how to have them do what looks great and last a long time. His upbeat personality and genuine care and concern for his clients – men and women – is an attribute we don’t see all that much anymore. His work area is impeccably neat. It is a joy to have him work on my hair and another joy to hear the compliments on my cut and style after I leave. Five stars!

Lynn D


Gary was great! He was able to squeeze me in on short notice. The haircut was excellent and I learned more about hair in the 45 minutes I was there than I could have ever dreamed! Gary told me what type of shampoo to use and why, he told me what type of haircuts worked with the shape of my face and head. It was fantastic. I will definitely be a long time customer!

Jeff B

Glamming Up


Gary Head

Lead Stylist/Co-Owner

Direct Appointment: (925) 838-5634

Gary Head, co-owner of Heads by Design, in Danville, California has been designing custom hairstyles since 1974, and has trained with artists like Vidal Sassoon, Phillip Wilson, and Martin Parsons. Gary sees your head as his canvas and your hair as his palette. A perfect balance of technician and artist, he takes his more than three decades of training and practice and applies it to you and your unique style. He listens to you and works with you to create a look that achieves your goals and exceeds your expectations.

When you enter Gary’s world, you leave your worries behind. Once in his private salon, you are pampered and cared for. You can get refreshments from his fully-stocked refrigerator. He has the latest cutting edge tools designed to maximize your comfort and enhance your experience. Gary takes care of you from the neck up with a gentle massage, a custom cut, and a program for care and maintenance that is yours and yours alone. After each visit, you leave his salon with the knowledge of how to maintain the health and style of your hair.

Gary’s work has graced the pages of Glamour, Vogue, Harper and Mademoiselle. Runway models up and down the west coast swear by him. He has settled near downtown San Ramon and is introducing his personal hair care approach to the Tri Valley. If you’re ready to put your hair to work for you then give Gary a call. Once you meet him you will never part.

Get the look you deserve. Wherever you are in the Bay Area in California including but not limited to San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, and across the East Bay. Join your friends and neighbors who have taken the next step in hair care by working with Gary to create something unique and memorable that they can carry proudly wherever they go.

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Cheryl Groh

Lead Stylist/Co-Owner

Direct Appointment (Call/Text): (925) 785-6285

Cheryl is the co-owner of Heads by Design. She has been a salon owner in Danville and San Ramon for over 25 years. Prior She specializes in the following:

– Custom Cuts for Men and Women
– Color including highlights and low lights
– Color Correction
– Keratin smoothing and retexturing
– Special Hydration and Protein Treatments
– Perming
– Facial Waxing

She is not a one cut fit all stylist. Cheryl knows how to create custom cuts and styling to get you complements anywhere you go. Her many long term clients stay with her due to the styling she brings and her ability to do exquisite color creations. This is particularly true of her artistic highlighting and lowlighting designs.

However, Cheryl doesn’t want you to go home and not be able to replicate the look you just got. She educates her clients and gives them easy to use systems to manage their hair and look great each time.

When Cheryl isn’t cutting hair, she is an avid dancer. She started dancing in 2005 and couldn’t get enough of it. She trains and competes in the UCWDC dance circuit.

New clients are welcome as Cheryl loves to help each person get the look they deserve.

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