It’s A Wrap


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Collective V2 was a big success. For those of you who were cheering us on from the crowd, or thinking us us from afar, thank you for your continued support as we presented our latest inspirations in hair, fashion, music and most of all our thoughts on education.

This year in color we featured a mixed palette of tones and techniques ranging from apricot, pastels and classic sunny blonde balayage to vibrant reds and cool brown palettes. Paired with all white and gold fashions the hair color became the focal point, while showing texture with fringe.

For our cutting segment we were inspired by vibrant colors and textures in tribal street wear and the individual. Our shapes expressed graphic outlines and soft interiors, working with expanding the natural texture and observing growth patterns.

Lastly in our styling segment we took inspiration from vintage glamour and paired it with contemporary textures and finishes by shifting balances and mixing matte, pleated textures and smooth high-gloss shapes.

Thank you to everyone that made this show happen, your support is much appreciated. Stay in touch with diPietro Todd Academy through Facebook or this blog and get up to date news and events.

With Love and Thanks,

Akemi Tamaribuchi, Creative Director
Amita Moticka and Shelley Mohr, Academy Directors





The Day After


The months, days and hours we put into our shows is so immense I hope everyone who goes to the show realizes what it takes to do something like Collective V2. The name Collective is so appropriate because that is what it really is. It is a huge team effort. There are so many people to thank, I don’t even know where to start. Andrew and I are so grateful that the staff at dPT care about their work so much that they are willing to put in the time to be the best they can be. I think it really showed. The haircuts, color and updo’s were amazing even if I say so myself. I’ve got to say working behind stage had it’s challenges. Ruby Skye used to be an old theatre so there were 3 rickety staircases we had to go up and down on repeatedly. The main working space was a dark labyrinth where we had to do the hair. Saying it was old, dark and dusty is putting it mildly (think Phantom of the Opera). It’s a miracle it all came together.

-Kim Todd


The DPT Family


It has always made me crazy when people ask if diPietro Todd is a franchise. It is true, we have 5 locations and 6 business partners so I guess technically that makes dPT a franchise. To me the word franchise denotes a business with no soul or one that is very generic and cold so I looked up the word franchise to get the true meaning. Franchise: “The right or license by a company to an individual or group to market it’s products or service in a specific territory.” I still don’t like the sound of the word or the definition. What Andrew and I have done at diPietro Todd in our 21 years of business is create opportunities for people to grow within our company. We have selected people as business partners who are like-minded in our work ethic and our principals about treating people with respect. We are all on the same page when it comes to maintaining a standard of work that is modern and current while working with our clients to make sure what we select for them is perfectly suitable to their lifestyle. We all also believe in mentoring the next generation of hairdressers. Thank you Cynthia Rapp, Winona Lewis, Shelly Mohr, Amita Moticka, Maggie and Dylan Ponicsan. You’re the best!

See you,
Kim Todd