CARMINE began with a 3 chair studio on Manhattans West Side, his salon career exploded and a move to Madison Avenue was the next obvious step.The Minardi - Minardi Salon he began in 1986, quickly grew from a 600 square foot studio to become a 5000 square foot duplex, a beauty landmark in NYC for over 25 years. Carmine has performed his work on hundreds of celebrities, models, and countless highly visible global personalities.
Cindy Crawford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Mandy Moore, Julia Ormond, Julianna Moore, Matthew Broderick, Sydney Pollack, Kristen Chenoweth, Blair Brown, Valerie Harper and musical legend Paul Anka are merely a sampling of those who have sat with Carmine.
He has been coveted by major manufacturers of professional hair care products such as Pantene, Clairol, Redken, and the Wella Corporation as special consultant, product developer and spokesperson. He has appeared on countless national television programs, such as Ricky Lake, Montel Williams, Sally Jesse Raphael, and 20/20.