Photo by Lindsey Erhart of LuLu Charmed Photography.
Photo by Lindsey Erhart of LuLu Charmed Photography.

Darrell’s Specialties:  Color, Cutting, Styling, Texture, Wigs and Toupées

Darrell’s Story


Darrell Tognotti is the original “Most Interesting Man in the World”. Artistic creativity flows through his veins, and throughout the years his ingenuity has found many outlets. After high school, Darrell moved to California to join a rock band as its lead singer. It was the 60’s, and Darrell was in his element performing in front of crowds and schmoozing with future Hollywood elites.

Then, enter the 70’s. As Darrell puts it, the disco plot killed rock ‘n’ roll.  Thankfully, Darrell’s Hollywood hairdresser eventually convinced him to swap out his microphone for a pair of scissors, and as they say, the rest is history.

Few people have been able to maintain a relentless dedication to their craft that spans more than four decades, but that is exactly how long Darrell “Darrotti” Tognotti has spent passionately perfecting his skills in cosmetology.  Darrell has seen it all, and he does it all–old school and new school alike.  He loves details, and nothing is too trivial to get past his discerning eye. While Darrell is a man of many talents, his greatest passion is for color, cutting, and texture.

While Darrell may no longer belt out tunes beneath strobe lights and fog machines, he remains very much an entertainer. Whether he’s recalling the time he caught fire onstage or dated a now-famous actress, Darrell has a seemingly unlimited number of stories to share. It comes as no surprise that Darrell has been one of Rapid City’s most sought-after hair stylists for a long time. His clients not only leave SALON ONE looking and feeling their best, they’re also entertained with tales of adventure and exhilaration.

Who do you admire the most?

The man of peace, Pope Frank.

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today?

To be thankful.

What is your most treasured possession?

My soul.

Is there a story behind the nickname Darrotti?

I smashed Darrell and Tognotti together.

Nothing is better for thee than me.

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