Events, Shows

CCA 2014 Annual Fashion Show

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The CCA fashion show, once again proved itself to be a fantastic showcase for young up and coming designers.  Parading in their new space, the designers took many unexpected turns in their creative approach to modern dressing.  Texture and color were the main theme and of course, our creative director Moises Villa selected the most elegant perfect look that suited all of the elements.


Andrew Todd

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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.
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.
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)

Salon, Trends

Into The Groove

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I get really excited for September to roll around because Fall more than any other season is a great time for fashion. The whole industry seems to really take off after a lazy summer of breezy clothes and a laid back attitude. At diPietro Todd Salon we start looking at all the glossy magazines early in the season to stay on top of what’s happening for our own interests and for the interests of clients by keeping them in touch with the current trends. With that being said, this is the first decade trend that I personally have to repeat having lived through the 80’s as a young adult. Quite honestly I’m having a hard time taking it on. Meanwhile the young hipsters at the salon are thrilled with the prospect of executing stronger looks, making their job here a lot more fun (I’m seeing some interesting pompadours already). Whether it be cutting edge or timelessly classic, our main goal here at diPietro Todd is making sure you have a cut or color that is perfect for you.

-Kim Todd