diPietro Blog

The inspiration behind a cutting-edge collection

  Where can you find the inspiration for a new style? It turns out you can rely on a classic luxury to be the spotlight. That’s how Creative Director Nona Zandinejad used diamonds to create the latest collection entitled, Diamànt. Her team concepted this shoot to be sleek and sentimental. Andrew and Kim Todd then… Read more »


“City Swept” by Nicole Igou

The rush of air as a train passes in early morning. The entrepreneurial clicking of countless laptops at sidewalk cafes. A street musician’s poignant guitar riffs. These are the sights and sounds of the Bay Area, a place ripe for creatives, and the site that inspired Nicole Igou’s debut show, “City Swept.” Heads up, diPietro… Read more »


Stylists go Subtropical at Annual Holiday Party

Stylists at diPietro Todd are known for their creative juices… and they don’t stop flowing when the salon closes. We thought our guests might enjoy an inside look at our annual holiday costume party. Themed “The Last Resort,” it’ll serve as great inspiration for summer style. Creative director Andrew Todd and event planner Michael O’Rourke… Read more »


New talent spotlight: Lacey Leeder

Heads up to our blog readers: we’ve got new talent on the Mill Valley salon floor, and her books are filling up fast. Lacey Leeder is one of the most recent graduates of the rigorous diPietro Todd apprentice program. Her training culminated with her appropriately titled show, “Debut,”– an homage to her idiosyncratic muse, Bjork…. Read more »


Fight Cancer – Keep your Hair

At diPietro Todd, we know firsthand how much hair matters—and how devastating it can be when you lose it. For cancer patients, who already have more than enough to cope with, it’s an especially cruel blow. After witnessing too many of our clients and loved ones go through this unfair process, we decided we needed… Read more »


Tang’s World

Hats off to our most recent graduate and newest colorist at our Fillmore location, Angela Tang.  She recently showcased her brilliantly beautiful aesthetic and her sensational talent at her graduation soiree titled, “Bitches”.  She drew her inspiration from how much the world we live in has changed over the past decade. With the growing mental… Read more »


A Modern Apparition

    Modern Salon Magazine recently published our creative team’s newest collection, Apparition. Inspired by the dark side of Salem and the Puritans, it’s “dark, yet classic and timeless.” We can just see these looks on our clients who want just the right amount of edge. Congrats to everyone who worked on the collection. Thanks… Read more »


Color Conscious

Shelley Mohr, our Academy’s Director of Color, is color-obsessed—that’s a good thing!—and L’Oreal and Modern Salon Magazine have noticed. In this short video, she talks about how she sees color differently, constantly looking at the “levels” in colors around her and dreaming up new applications to try as an artist. We agree with her sentiment… Read more »


Let’s Do The Time Warp (Again)!

Every year, we showcase diPietro Todd’s newest talents during our Development Soiree. This year’s theme was TekhnoloGenesis. Our students told the story of the evolution of technology over time, using hair as their medium. This journey covered what human life was like before modern technology … to the height of where we are, and where we will go … to… Read more »


Stylist Spotlight: Sam Hayes

Sam Hayes Colorist, Stylist & Partner Union Square   Some dPT stylists are experts at precision cutting. Some are artists with haircolor. Give Sam Hayes Jr. a stack of hairpins, a teasing comb and some hairspray and he’s in his own blissful world. “My forté is hairstyling — really dressing hair. That means updos, bridal… Read more »