Category: Creative Team

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 »



Stylist Spotlight: Chris David

CHRIS DAVID Stylist & Co-Owner Palo Alto When chatting with Chris David, feel free to bring up topics as diverse as theater, music, international travel, flower arranging, and how to cut a killer bob. Just please don’t sing THAT song to him. “I attended beauty school in Virginia but dropped out … and yes, I’ve… Read more »


Stylist Spotlight: Winona Lewis

WINONA LEWIS Stylist & Co-Owner Pacific Heights Winona Lewis comes from a family of artists and restaurateurs, and has been into fashion and style her whole life. Growing up in a family restaurant (the iconic Nepenthe in Big Sur) was a constant parade of celebrities, travelers and interesting people she loved to meet. The experience… Read more »


Prohibition Party

“LIPS THAT TOUCH LIQUOR WILL NEVER TOUCH MINE” Prohibition was the theme for this years Xmas party at diPietro Todd. I’m amazed once again how Andrew comes up with these fabulous party ideas that run just on the edge of what’s happening in modern culture. With Sam Hayes as his right hand-man, they both plot… Read more »


Collective V3

Sunday November 7th was diPietro Todd’s annual hair show, Collective v3, and this year’s focus was on INOA, L’Oréal Professionnel’s premier Ammonia-Free color line. The venue for the show took place in a beautiful, old, authentic Masonic Cathedral at the Regency Ballroom, in S.F. The educators from the diPietro Todd Academy delivered enlightening information on… Read more »


Acanthe launch

Amita Moticka (Academy Director of Haircutting) and our Creative Team did a beautiful demonstration on six curly haired models last week for a group of Rene Furterer Sales Associates who traveled to San Francisco from all over the United States. Our mission was to experiment with their new Acanthe Curl Enhancing products (officially launching in… Read more »