diPietro Blog

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 »


Oh! You Pretty Things

Yet another talented pair on the floor here at diPietro Todd! Max and Amber chose David Bowie as their inspiration for their graduation soirée theme. A daunting task for sure, but see for yourself — they nailed it. Max is now available for cuts at our Palo Alto location and Amber for color in Union Square!


Stylist Spotlight: Dylan Ponicsan

Dylan Ponicsan Stylist & Partner Walnut Creek He’s one of dPT’s most advanced cutting specialists, a partner in its Walnut Creek salon, and has started his own hair care line. So it might surprise you to know that Dylan Ponicsan’s impressive career in beauty was launched long ago by a bunch of guys playing poker…. Read more »


Stylist Spotlight: Amita Moticka

Amita Moticka Stylist & Partner Mill Valley Right-brained much? Amita Moticka got her own birthday wrong for 4 years straight — but she’ll recall every single snip she’s ever cut into hair. “Don’t ask me my son’s birth date, or mine for that matter,” she admits, “but for some reason, once I’ve done a haircut,… Read more »


Changing the Look of Cancer, One Head at a Time

Andrew Todd knows the best way to prevent hair loss from cancer, and he wants to let the entire beauty industry in on it. Many years ago, Todd — visionary hairstylist and diPietro Todd co-founder — was catching up with some friends in his native England. One had just completed chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer,… Read more »