Team Minardi's Formulas
Color America with Beth Minardi took place October 20-22 at the Donald E. Stephens Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Attendees witnessed professional hair color transformations from Beth Minardi, Team Minardi—Tohmas Elmlund, Shannon Briggs Hack, Tammy Laimos, Rebecca Maristany, Mark Mileti, Paula Murry and Raymond Serio—Nancy Braun from Beverly Hills and bi-coastal Myrian Touma. Here are the formulas of the professional hair color transformations.
Team Minardi’s finished models.
Beth opts for a tint back with Redken Shades EQ for sheer translucent color—do not use permanent dye. Shades EQ is more acidic, thus the translucent color. She will keep some blonde near the part and around her face. For a client going blonde to brown, turn her red first since red is a color building block. For blondes, the more porous and drier the hair, the drabbier the color will grab. You don’t need to use ammonia on hair that’s already “broken.” Orange-y-tan will hold brown. Beth's color formula is:
- 1-oz Redken Shades EQ 08WG
- 1-oz Redken Shades EQ 07C
After restoring the missing red to the blonde hair, a brown glazing color was applied. Beth used Redken Shades EQ 05G mixed with Shades EQ Color Processing Solution. Hair was processed with heat for 20 minutes before being rinsed, shampooed and conditioned.
Jen’s peek-a-boo highlights are off the hairline and off part, mimicking bold hair extension pieces. Her hair was sectioned in pie-shaped sections and wrapped with back-to-back professional hair color formulas:
- Wella Magma /44
- Davines Mask 7RR with 20-volume
- John Paul Mitchell Inkworks in red
Process Luminize for 15 minutes at room temperature. Then, dry the hair. Kate’s hair was highlighted with Keune Tinta Permanent Hair Color. Team Minardi mixed two separate formulas and alternated foils: 9.43 mixed with 30-volume developer and 8.34 mixed with 20-volume developer.
Danusia’s hair was natural Level 7 (medium blonde). In the past, her hair had been colored with a highlift blonde shade of permanent hair color. Team Minardi converted Danusia to a pastel double process blonde. Her hair was pre-lightened with Clairol's Born Blonde Creme Hair Lightener and two lightener activators. During lightening, the hair shaft was protected and conditioned with Minardi Pre-Wash Therapy. Later, hair was toned with Wella Color Touch: 1-1/2 ounces of 9/03 and 1/2 ounce of 8/0 mixed with Color Touch Emulsion 1.9%.