blonde-baliage--minardi

Lighter, 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.

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BELOW: WATCH BETH MINARDI CREATE A LOW-MAINTENANCE COLOR ON A CLIENT LEAVING THE COUNTRY FOR FOUR MONTHS!