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The Legend of Pete & Pedro

Two Amigos Making Great Products for ALL Amigos!

Pete & Pedro is the happy marriage of salon quality products with a fun and quirky personality, brought to you by Aaron Marino of Alpha M. and his friend and stylist Stephen Posta of Dyer & Posta Salon.

The duo are all about creating ‘‘bueno hair’’ and one magical morning, as Aaron sat in Stephen’s chair getting his hair *did* and having the normal chat about nuclear physics and the migration habits of the Monarch Butterfly, their conversation took a fateful left turn.


Dumbing the conversation down, Aaron asked Stephen if he’d tried any new men’s hair styling products. Stephen confirmed he’d tried numerous new ones, but none had created the ultimate ‘bueno hair’. What followed was a ‘light bulb’ moment! Aaron had recently tried a product that worked fairly well, but smelled like ‘eau de donkey’. For the avoidance of doubt, that was not a good thing.

Lightbulbs, fireworks, big bangs all went off, and Aaron asked Stephen if he had any connections in the hair product manufacturing business. Apparently, there are some perks that come along with owning one of the top 100 salons in the US! After months of formulation, reformulation, and trial and error, Aaron and Stephen struck grooming gold and Pete & Pedro was born.

Macho but vulnerable, masculine but great smelling, Pete & Pedro is a line of men’s hair styling products that meet Stephen’s professional standards, as well as Aaron’s own regular dude needs.

The Legend of Pete & Pedro

As legend has it (told by Aaron’s pop-pop), the story of Pete & Pedro is a tale of two best friends… Pete and his loyal donkey Pedro, the donkey with ‘bueno hair’ Approximately 100 years ago, there was a boy named Pete. Well, Pete was given two things by his father before his untimely demise in a freak jalapeno harvesting accident – a donkey named Pedro and his father’s unmanageable hair (genetics eh!). Now this is where the story gets a little fuzzy, and has caused a few disagreements over the years about what happened next, but essentially it went something like this:

Normally, donkeys have short, coarse, bristly manes, but not Pedro. Pedro had a remarkably gorgeous mane that was soft and silky to the touch. It wasn’t too dry, and it wasn’t too oily, but was always perfect! It was so extraordinary that Pete would ride Pedro around town every day, passing the time caressing his marvellous mane. But one day when Pete was having a particularly bad hair day, he looked to the heavens, clenched his little fists and yelled at the top of his lungs, “Why is my hair so bad, and my donkey Pedro’s so bueno?” Apparently, Pedro had a little secret to why his mane was so tame, and sensing his friend’s frustration, he showed Pete his secret. At first, Pete thought for sure his good buddy was just trying to ease the emotional distress a lifetime of bad hair tends to cause, but he figured he’d give Pedro’s secret a try. Lo and behold, since that day, Pete has maintained bueno hair of his very own!