Although well-known and respected in the professional hair color industry, most hair consumers may not have of Beth Minardi many agree is one of the best hair colorists working in the United States today.
The New York celebrity colorist is recognized as a leading expert in all phases of coloring. With her husband Carmine, she opened and operates the famous Minardi Salon in New York.
The salon is famous for offering the highest quality of hair services including creative hair color services. The Salon is also famous for their hair color correction successes.
From Art Student To Hair Color Guru
An art student who studied painting in college, Beth received her bachelor of arts degree in education. She began her legendary career in hair color at Clairol where she was instrumental in the development and launch of Logics Color Cremes. Ultimately she became the director of education at that esteemed company.
Beth has shared in interviews that her family was "not happy" that she pursued a career in a profession they considered a "blue collar endeavor."
In addition to her busy salon schedule, Beth assumed the role of special consultant to Redken where she penned the monthly Shades E.Q. newsletter, lectured to thousands of colorists throughout America, and was part of the product development team which created Redken Color Fusion.
Educator, Contributing Editor, Color Product Consultant
Inspired by Vidal Sassoon because of his belief that hairdresser and coloring was an art form, Beth has dedicated her entire career to promoting salon hair coloring to its highest form.
Besides her award winning work behind the chair, Beth dedicates herself to product consultation and teaching her craft to thousands of eager hair professionals.
Beth is the co-creator and featured educator at the annual Color America with Beth Minardi. With Carmine she teaches the popular Minardi Beauty Focus in New York City. Beth is regularly called upon to evaluate the new color products being introduced to the professional salon market.
Additionally she has worked with several professional salon manufacturers on the development of their color lines.
The iconic colorist serves as a contributing editor to periodicals including Modern Salon, Process, and Behindthechair.com.
Her education, including live seminars, workshops, DVDs, books and special events is considered state-of-the-art by colorists.
Well Known For Radiant Reds
Although there's probably no hair color Beth can't conquer with one hand tied behind her back, she's well-known for her work with reds colors and her uncanny ability to create the right reds for everyone.
Formulating drop dead reds is both an art and a skill according to hair color pro Beth Minardi. Beth's expertise in red hues includes understanding the Color Zones as they relate to red hair along with Zone-specific analysis, formulation and application.
Beth can also create luscious reds on predominantly grey hair and on grey re-growth on brunette, red or blonde tresses. She can also create red on blondes and extremely dark hues ranging from dark brown to deep violet.
Beth explains as a New York based colorist "I am very, very critical of color and of color results. I see lots of hair color on celebrities, fashion-conscious people and on people who pay a great deal for color. Much of the color is very, very pretty, but, a surprising amount of color, sadly, misses."
Minardi Beauty Focus
Along with her husband Carmine, Beth owns Minardi Beauty Products. This is a line of hair care products created specifically to beautify and protect color-treated tresses.
Minardi Beauty Products addresses the various types of coloring products used to create color results and care for the hair accordingly.
Recently Beth became the voice of Joico where she teaches and works on new coloring products.
Under the Joico umbrella Beth teaches at major national beauty events, at their wonderful academy, and works on creating video education and writing books for them, In addition, Beth will be writing and creating her own color curriculums.
Beth has said "I am honored to be the voice of Joico hair color, a fabulous line of coloring products designed with hair health and beauty in mind."
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Original Publication Date: 10/25/09 - Revised Date: 04/23/11