Category: Creative Team

“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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »