Academy

diPietro Todd Academy

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The diPietro Todd Academy is “The Best Kept Secret” according to Karim Dossa, Education Director for Rene Furterer.
Honestly, hearing this was music to my ears since the educators at the academy work hard to perfect their craft so that they can demonstrate their knowledge to people at the highest level.  We keep the classes small for our students and more than anything we want them to leave with a new cutting or color technique. They can add these new skills to their repertoire in the salon where they come from to make them more successful and their careers more enjoyable. diPietro Todd is all about education and we love to share.

Cheers to our new Academy Director of Cutting- Debi Alley who will be joining Shelly Mohr, the Academy Director of Color.

Hope to see you in 2014…..

-Kim Todd

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25th Element

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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 while fantasizing about where we’ll be in 25 more years.   Just returning from London’s Salon International hair show, Andrew was inspired by parametric design and incorporated his ideas along with Michael’s into this years theme—The Future is Now dPT 2038.  It’s always hard to pick the top 3 winners for the evening, we had a 5th Element Lilu look alike 1st place winner- Maclaine DeFelice, Maggie Ponicsan  who looked like she jumped out of a video game and John Mok who called himself a futuristic space elf.  The amazing D.J. Chris Clouse kept everyone dancing all the way into the future.

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-Kim Todd

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Agent Provocateur

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Last night, Dipietro Todd gave a new meaning to “bed head” when Moises Villa, Hannah Skelton and Nona Zandinejad showed us how to make hair provocative for Agent Provocateur’s private party.  Wearing the store’s most current lingerie selection, pin-up style models donned sultry curls and a messy look that left you speculating if it was a curling iron technique or perhaps a rendez-vous in the dressing room that gave their hair its naughty look. Agent Provocateur was showing off their newly revamped space, and SF’s sexiest showed up for the event. With free flowing champagne, delicious appetizers, and a great DJ it’s hard to believe tonight’s guests have a better, perhaps more intimate, after-party to run off to.

-Shelby Cowell
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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.
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Peter put together a slide show of images depicting his story, both professional and personal, and shared it with our entire staff.  His story begins in London in the early 1960’s. Peter began his career at Vidal Sassoon as an apprentice. In the years that followed he got a bird’s eye view of the hair revolution that Vidal Sassoon inspired and was one of only 40 people who were trained to do these highly specific, and heavily sought after haircuts.  His talent exposed him to many icons of the 1960’s, moved him to Toronto, then to San Francisco where he opened his own salon. His story ends with him meeting Kim and Andrew Todd in the late 1980’s and joining their original staff when they opened diPietro Todd.
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Peter, like very few successful hairstylists, has absolutely no ego, making it even harder to sniff out his accomplishments. It was so great to hear his autobiography and to have some light shed on an era of hairdressing I know very little about. History is a powerful tool and the more you go back and discover the more you move forward and learn. It was so refreshing to hear a man say that after over 50 years of cutting hair, he still genuinely enjoys it. Even more refreshing is hearing him say that his greatest accomplishment isn’t rising to the top of his profession, but his marriage to his wife.

-Shelby Cowell
(colorist pacific heights)

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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 both have been working at diPietro Todd for 15+ years and have contributed so much to our success that we couldn’t be more delighted to have them officially join our team as partners.   After the big announcement to the staff they all responded with rounds of applause and unanimously said they were very excited to see them both get more involved.   We’ll all have to wait and see the new mood they create while adding it to the mix at diPietro Todd.  I have faith that everyone will enjoy the journey.

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CCA Annual Fashion Show 2013

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diPietro Todd has worked on many fashion shows in the past 25 years, but seriously, the CCA show that took place on May 17th was one of the best ever. The partners at diPietro Todd had the honor of sitting front and center to admire the beautifully diverse models showcasing the designs from the students who were selected as top in their class. The collections were so beautiful, honestly I thought they were as amazing or more than anything I’d seen at New York Fashion Week this year. How the judges decided on a winner was beyond me. And I shouldn’t forget to mention…. the hair was perfect!

Thank you Moises and the creative team at diPietro Todd.

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BuildOn Charity Event

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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 and encourages such endeavors.

On May 3rd myself and some of the diPietro Todd partners and managers had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending the 2013 BuildOn Bay Area Dinner at the Saint Francis. BuildOn is a nonprofit organization which takes high-risk kids and gets them involved in community service and outreach programs, raising funds to then build schools in third world countries. All of us were touched by the students’ stories and look forward to continuing our support to this cause (in that one evening BuildOn raised over $720k!).

-Dylan Ponicsan
Partner, Walnut Creek

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25th Anniversary Party!

diPietro Todd  Salons + Acdemy 1988- 2013. It was an emotional evening for Andrew and I while we opened our hearts and shared our sentiments about being in business for 25 years. We Toasted with champagne, told old stories and had a good laugh about the fact that we’ve been in business longer that most of our assistants have been alive. Andrew said that we’re really just 25 yrs. young and just getting started with still so much to do.

What I know is this—-We’re still living by our mission statement……diPietro Todd—dPT….Discipline, Passion + Truth.

Thank you everyone at dPT and thank you dear clients for your continued loyalty.  You’ve all been a part of a dream come true and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Kim
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diPietro Todd Announces a New Creative Director Moises Villa

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A naturally gifted stylist right from the start, Moi Villa excelled in diPietro Todd’s “Development” training program and it was clear that he would go far at dPT. Ten years later he has been offered the position as “Creative Director” and we are very excited to see how his innate sense of creativity and style will inspire the team at dPT. I always told Moises from the very beginning that he would make diPietro Todd famous one day. Now is his opportunity.

Sincerely,
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Kim Todd

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