With the heritage of a hair stylist as a father, Carmine Minardi had the eye for this craft. Graduating in 1975 from the Essex County Vocational School out of the 3 men in a class of 40 women, at his father’s suggestion he went to work for a high-end salon in South Orange, New Jersey.
At the age of 18, while working there he not only worked on his craft, but his approach to managing his clients. He went on to be a Clairol, Pantene, Redken and Wella Consultant, where he was instrumental in the development of several product lines. It was at Clairol where he met Beth, his wife to be. In 1986, Carmine Minardi opened “Minardi Salon in New York City” in Manhattan, New York. With the help of his wife Beth, the salon would become one of the top hair color and design salon in the world. They went on to create Minardi luxury color care, color perfect lighting, and learning media. After the demolition of the original salon, Carmine opened up “Carmine Minardi NYC” in 2012. Some of his past and current clients include Cindy Crawford, Rita Wilson, Mandy Moore, Julia Ormond, Julianna Moore, Sydney Pollack, Kristen Chenoweth, Blair Brown, Valerie Harper, Paul Anka, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks, Peter Jennings, Matthew Broderick and Faye Dunaway. He has also appeared on many TV shows, such as Ricky Lake, Montel Williams, Sally Jesse Raphael, and 20/20.
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