What is a low-maintenance way to cover gray?

By Beth Minardi | 07/30/2014 12:04:00 PM

 

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Q: What is a low-maintenance way to cover gray?

A: "For clients who are still looking for gray coverage, even though they can only come into the salon every 9-12 weeks, utilize a shade slightly lighter than their natural base color," says Beth Minardi, Creator of Beth Minardi Signature Color and Minardi Luxury Color. "First, I like to completely erase a majority of the gray strands moving throughout the hair lengths. I do this by first isolating selected strands in foil and painting them with a demipermanent crème shade at the same level as the client’s currently pigmented hair. After processing this for 30 minutes under heat, I shampoo the hair, rinse and thoroughly towel dry. The next step is to glaze all of the hair with a formula consisting of my demipermanent liquid acidic color. I prefer using a Level 6, 7 or 8 formula. Apply generously and evenly from the scalp throughout the lengths. Cover with a plastic cap, and process under a heat source for 20 minutes. The client will have a gorgeous shade- on-shade, effective blending of gray that will hold up for several months before requiring a retouch."

 

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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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