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Beth Minardi's Blonde Baliage How-To

Alison Alhamed | April 18, 2012 | 11:45 AM

Beth Minardi's Blonde Baliage How-ToLighter, brighter days translates to lighter, brighter color for your clients. It seems the change in seasons welcomes highlights, dimensional lifting and contouring with lights and brights. In this how-to, featured in the April issue of MODERN SALON, color master Beth Minardi creates a blonde-on-blonde finish using her American Baliage technique, perfect for summer. Click here for the FULL American Baliage tutorial.

The Artist:
Beth Minardi
Celebrity colorist, education expert, spokesperson for Joico Vero K-PAK Color, and founder of Minardi Luxury Color Care

The Vision:
Summer is all about blonding. Blonding is all about dimension and shade on shade reflection. For Minardi, it’s really all about application, placement of color and after-color care. She has perfected her American Baliage technique, and teaches it to colorists who want to master believable contrast and stunning dimension.

The Application:
Base: Left unaltered
Double Wrap: This blonde on blonde procedure requires what Minardi calls the “Double Wrap.” She first uses her American Baliage technique to achieve a “Lit From Within” effect using Joico Crème Lightener.
Foiling: Many of the foils are enveloped in formula mid-length through ends, omitting the root area. Foils are placed in strong angles around the face. The back part of the crown is excluded.
Processing: Process for 30 minutes at room temperature and then shampoo and condition with Minardi Nourishing Wash and Minardi Nourishing After Wash. Blow dry hair smooth.
Blonde-on-Blonde: Next, the hair was again highlighted with Joico Vero K-PAK HLG mixed with 40-volume developer, using a standard wrap working from the back toward the front. Those strands that were not saturated in the formula were treated with Minardi Pre Wash Therapy.
Processing: Check foils every 10 minutes. After 40 minutes, hair was rinsed then shampooed and conditioned with Minardi Nourishing Wash and Minardi Nourishing After Wash.

LIKE THIS? You'll LOVE THESE:
Flaming Red Ombre Color! This look is sizzling for summer!
Violet and Wild Orchid—LOVE the uniqueness of this purple/black look.
• Achieve a natural-looking copper red
BELOW: WATCH BETH MINARDI CREATE A LOW-MAINTENANCE COLOR ON A CLIENT LEAVING THE COUNTRY FOR FOUR MONTHS!

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