Achieving Taylor Swift's Blonde

By Beth Minardi | 06/17/2010 2:55:58 PM

 

Enter great, healthy looking blondes like Taylor Swift, whose lush blonde on blonde waves are lustrous, shiny, bright and really beautiful. Her blonde shade reflects modern blonding at its best. Hats off to the smart, respectful and totally professional colorist who helps Taylor remain beautifully blonde.


Here’s what’s so special: The hair defines the shade-on-shade vibrance today’s
colorists are more easily able to achieve. Why? Because we have products that make our work easier than ever. It’s up to us to use our creativity and skill to create these unforgettable tones.

If you have a client who is Level 4 or lighter, try to stop thinking “single process, all- over color.” That’s the easy way out ... but usually not the best.    

Instead,  highlight the hair in a zig-zag pattern. Weave some of the sections as you slice other (tiny) sections. So that the hair does not take on an old-fashioned frosted look,  place sections of lowlights in between every forth or fifth highlight.  

Use an acidic-creamy no lift demi-permanent formula. I like using a level B9 shade like Joico’s K Pak Chrome no-lift color.

Then, treat this fragile hair with a shampoo and conditioner created for use on highlighted, lightened hair. To serve this special purpose, try Minardi Wash Three and After Wash Three.

When performing a retouch on this luscious blonde hair, restrict application of lightener to the regrowth area only and twist the previously lightened ends of the hair shaft out of the foils.

As an internationally acclaimed salon colorist, educator and product consultant, Celebrity Hair Colorist and co-owner of Minardi Salon (with husband Carmine Minardi), Beth Minardi is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in all phases of coloring.

Prior to entering the professional salon industry, Minardi studied painting and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Throughout her career, Minardi has worked as a spokesperson and consultant to several color companies, helping to formulate and design various color lines. Just this year Beth was named Joico Spokesperson as an ambassador to the Joico line of color.



 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Beth Minardi

As an internationally acclaimed salon colorist, educator and product consultant, Celebrity Hair Colorist and co-owner of Minardi Salon (with husband Carmine Minardi), Beth Minardi is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in all phases of coloring.

Prior to entering the professional salon industry, Minardi studied painting and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Throughout her career, Minardi has worked as a spokesperson and consultant to several color companies, helping to formulate and design various color lines. Just this year Beth was named Joico Spokesperson as an ambassador to the Joico line of color.

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Jamie Nicholson    
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Florida  |  February, 04, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I love Beth and everything she has done for this industry. This article needs to be critiqued though. I have 22 years as a stylist/educator background and I remember reading articles such as this over the years. I believe articles edited like this only confuse new stylist and students, creating confusion and can dishearten one. This article leads in with Taylor's blond and mentions "Level 4 or lighter", next states " highlight the hair in a zig-zag pattern". Is that diagonal, vertical or horizontal, whats the spacing? , use thin slices, define thin? Define zig-zag, really ultra vague terminology with no examples (confusing) - really how does this help anyone? Next the article states "Use an acidic-creamy no lift demi-permanent formula". No mention of whats being used as a lightener. A student or new colorist could mistake that as what to use on the whole application. I wonder how many brilliant students and new stylist have been discouraged by articles like this. I have a feeling the meat of this article was edited out, leaving only a celebrity endorsed advertisement behind. Solution - if your going to print a article describing techniques then really describe them. If the publication doesn't have room for that then just promote the product or look without the mediocre "How to". Thank you for you time, Jamie S. Nicholson

Jay    
Regina, SK  |  March, 27, 2012 at 04:42 PM

Jamie, thank you for verifying that point. I've been reading articles on Modernsalon.com and other professional beauty sites since I started beauty school. I always thought I was just not as bright as the rest, not being able to understand articles like this one. I would always ask questions like that and get answers back such as "It's all up to your creativity," and to me I want to know exactly how they do that, not just interpret it and run. So thank you so much for verifying that I'm not as dumb as I think I am. Thanks again, Jay

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