Category: Salon

Peak Hike for Breast Cancer Prevention-

What a fantastic way to spend a Sunday Fall Morning—-Hiking the Peak of Mt Tam with our tight nit group of cutters, colorists and assistants who work at the Mill Valley Salon while contributing to a good cause.  Thanks Amita (partner Mill Valley location) for suggesting we come together and support Breast Cancer Awareness/ Peak… Read more »

Mythology Holiday Party 2014

Mythology = Glamour. Literally everyone looked so beautiful at our annual Xmas party. We honestly expected a little more debauchery with this creative crowd but we had the sexiest and prettiest gods and goddesses to hang out with all night. The 80’s, Gianni Versace vibe created by Michael O’Rourke (dPT’s Mill Valley salon star colorist… Read more »

diPietro Todd at Glaad Media Awards

As a hairdressing company that was founded in the 80s in San Francisco, we have witnessed the LGBT community take great strides and have always supported it’s advancement. Whether it’s contributing to the fight against AIDS or supporting marriage equality, we have watched and cheered as the world has changed. So it is no surprise… Read more »

25th Element

The pressure is on every year to top all of our fun and fantastic Xmas parties past but Andrew and Michael O’Rourke (party planner and Palo Alto colorist) have done it again and they went BIG at the Infusion lounge.   Ideas started flowing in January of 2013 with our desire to celebrate our silver anniversary… Read more »

dPT Flea Market 2013

It only took one special fund raising dinner for the partners at dPT to see what buildOn was doing for teenagers in need and everyone was on board to help this organization raise money for a good cause.  Timely enough, we already had the dPT flea market idea in the works and it was then… Read more »

An Evening with Peter Wood

Tonight the whole staff was treated to a live documentary of the hair industry from the 1960’s until now, narrated by a first-hand witness, and our beloved co-worker, Peter Wood.  I am personally still vibrating with excitement, as Peter is basically a living legend and universally loved and admired by anyone who knows him. Peter… Read more »

Reinventing diPietro Todd


Breathing new life into diPietro Todd Salons + Academy is what Andrew and I have been committed to doing since 1988 when our doors first opened. With that being said, we’re very proud to announce that we recently brought Amita Moticka and Sam Hayes into our partnership for our Mill Valley and Union Square locations. They… Read more »

BuildOn Charity Event

One of the things I love most about this business and hairdressers in general is their love of ‘giving back’. Historically, the beauty industry has been, and continuously is, one of the most generous communities. I’ve been involved in charitable causes since before my teens and I’m so happy I’ve picked a career which supports… Read more »