20 Women That Embraced Their Grey Roots And Look Stunning

Three years ago, a woman walked into colorist Jack Martin’s California salon and inspired him to start a beautiful trend.

She told him that for years she had been dyeing her hair from gray to brown with at-home box color every 3-4 weeks, but she was tired. She didn’t want to exhaust her hair with box dye anymore.

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What this woman wanted was to enjoy her retirement days without worrying about her hair color that often. So, Jack Martin accepted the challenge.

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The hairdresser instantly started brainstorming ideas on how to solve his client’s problem. Eventually, the two of them decided to embrace the woman’s natural features and dye her hair silver. Martin knew this would save her valuable time and money she would otherwise waste in coloring her hair every month.

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As soon as the colorist was done, both he and his client loved the amazing results. Martin was so impressed by his own work, that he posted pictures of it on Instagram, as Bored Panda reveals.

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This was a wonderful achievement for the hairdresser, as it brought him many other clients with similar requests.

The luxurious silver look gives women freedom and stunningly embraces their natural beauty.Β 

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In an interview with Allure, the innovative colorist said:

“My clients with natural gray hair come two or three times a year, instead of every few weeks.”

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In a ten-hour-long process, Marting gives his clients the sensational transformation they never knew they needed in their lives.Β 

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First, the hairdresser starts by extracting any remaining artificial color. Afterward, while preserving the gray roots, he bleaches the rest of the hair to prepare it for the new silver color. The next step is crucial – basing the new color on the hair’s natural gray pattern.

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One thing Martin always asks his clients is to come to the salon with a few inches their roots grown-out. This way, he can analyze the natural coloring of their hair, and recreate the pattern on the entire hairdo.

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The creative hairdresser explains:

“Some clients have salt and pepper mostly in the front and the back is darker, so I match that and add some dark to it.”

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What’s more, Jack Martin has even worked with celebrities like Sharon Osbourne…

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… and Jane Fonda!

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The iconic actress even rocked her brand new silver look at the 2020 Oscars!

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This transformation took about 9 hours, one session. The before hair was extremely stubborn and fragile but with patience, skills and good products I was able to do it. 😰😰😰. Products used: Lightener: @redken flash light with 20 vol Bond builder: b3 @brazilianbondbuilder Pre-toning: Redken shades 1/2 10P+ 1/2 10T Low lights: @guytang_mydentity 1/2 7 ash shadow and 1/2 @kenraprofessional 6NUA with 9 vol Main toner: @wellahairusa blondor toner pale silver with 6 vol. Coloring tools: @framar β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #behindthechair #modernsalon #americansalon #jackmartincolorist #jackmartinsalon @behindthechair_com @modernsalon @american_salon @saloncentric #saloncentricpartner

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This color correction took me 6 hours to finish. Formula: I lighten the hair starting from nape area taking diamond shape πŸ”»slicing techniques, one slice backcombing, then followed by thinner slice baby rooted highlights for the entire head, accept around the face I did frame blonde from roots to ends with a little root back combing using @wellahairusa blondor with 20 vol and @olaplex for about 2 hours with double application until I reached level 10 pale blonde, rinsed hair, shampoo lightly and dry about 70% then applied @redken shade eq 1/2 9P + 1/2 9V diluted with equal amount 00 clear and processing solution on all over the hair for 15 minuets. Shampooed, cut layers then styled with 2 inches curling iron. #behindthechair #modernsalon #americansalon @behindthechair_com @american_salon @modernsalon #tustinhairstylist #tustinsalon #tustinhair #irvinehair #irvinehairstylist #irvinesalon #irvinebalayage #newportbeachsalon #newportbeachhair #newportbeachhairstylist #newportbeachbalayage #balayagehair #balayageombre #balayagehighlights #orangecountysalon #orangecountyhairstylist #beverlyhillshair #beverlyhillssalon #beverlyhillshairstylist @balayageombre @balayageartists @balayagedandpainted @saloncentric #saloncentricpartner

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This gorgeous client flew from Colorado after waiting 6 month for an appointment. In this transformation I lightened the whole hair in foils by taking very thin sections using @kenraprofessional simply blonde cream lightener with 20 vol and @olaplex leaving her natural roots untouched until I reached level 10 pale blonde, rinsed, towel dried and and pre-toned the yellow with kenra 5 minutes Silver violet mixed with 6 vol. Rinsed the hair again, dry and create the low lights in foils to match the pattern of her roots by using kenra permanent 6 NUA with 9 vol for 30 minutes( when you are applying the low light on silver base hair it won’t go brassy when it fade) then I applied on the hair left outside the foils kenra 10 SM mixed with 9 vol for 30 minutes, shampoo Cut and style with round brushes. Total service 8 hours. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @behindthechair_com @modernsalon @american_salon @saloncentric @balayageombre @balayageartists #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon #silverhair #silverhairdontcare #silversisters #kenra #kenraprofessional #kenracolor #balayage #balayageombre #greyhair #grayhair #jackmartincolorist #jackmartinsalon #saloncentricpartner #saloncentric

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This gorgeous client came to see me from Northern California, she was extremely tired of coloring her hair every 3 weeks so we decided to match her hair with her roots . In this transformation I lightened the whole hair in foils by taking very thin sections using @redken flash light with 20 vol and @olaplex and leaving her natural roots untouched until I reached level 10 pale blonde, rinsed, towel dried and and pre-toned the yellow with @redken shade eq 1/2 9V + 1/2 9B with double the amount clear (00) mixed with equal amount processing solution for 20 minutes. Rinsed the hair again, dry 70% and applied @matrix sheer acidic steel toner with 6 vol for 30 minutes. Then dry hair again and create the low lights in foils to match the pattern of her roots using @matrix socolor 1/2 7AA + 1/2 8P with 10 vol for 30 minutes( when you are applying the low light on silver base hair it won’t go brassy when it fade), when its time to rinse the dark part first apply conditioner on the silver hair outside the foils to avoid the silver from getting stained, shampoo Cut long layers and style with round brushes. Total service 7 hours. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @behindthechair_com @modernsalon @american_salon @saloncentric #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon #silverhair #silverhairdontcare #silversisters #matrix #matrixcolor #balayageombre #greyhair #grayhair #jackmartincolorist #jackmartinsalon #redken #saloncentricpartner #saloncentric

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Black and brassy to ashy pearl blonde. Total service was 10 hours and one session, I started the long process by cutting her length about 3-4 inches with layers, then I lightened the whole head starting from roots in foils with back combing technique using @redken flash lift power 9 with 20 vol with @olaplex for about 4 hours until I reached level 10 pale yellow blonde. Rinsed hair and toned with @redken shade eq 1/2 oz 9b + 1/2 oz 9v mixed with 2oz Cristal clear and 3 oz of processing solution for 20 minuets, rinsed, shampooed, conditioned, styled with round brushes. #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon @behindthechair_com @american_salon @modernsalon #redken #silverhair #opaplex #saloncentricpartner @saloncentric

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This gorgeous client came to me seeking silver hair to match her roots. I lightened the whole head in foils just the colored hair by taking very thin sections in lots of foils using the amazing @redken flashlight lightener with 20 vol and the amazing @olaplex until I reached level 10 natural blonde and toned the hair with @redken shade eq 1/2 oz 10vv + 1/2 oz of 9B diluted with 2. 1/2 oz of clear then mixed with processed solutions equal amount for 30 minutes. Olaplex number 2 for 20 min, shampooed with @keratherapy color protect keratin infused shampoo and conditioner, cut A-line bob, before styling with round brushes I applied @keratherapy keratinFixx 20-in-1 leave in cream that gave the hair 20 benefits in one application. Did the whole transformation in 9 hours. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon @behindthechair_com @modernsalon @american_salon #silverhair #greyhairdontcare #silversisters @saloncentric #olaplex #saloncentricpartner #jackmartincolorist #jackmartinsalon #keratherapy #keratherapylove #thebtcteam #btcxkeratherapypartner

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This beautiful client came to me from Atlanta with hair that had multi different light and dark brassy colors, she was seeking gray silver ashy color to blend and match her gray roots so she can stop coloring her hair every 3-4 weeks, total service was 8 hours and one session, I started the long process by cutting her length about 3-4 inches with layers, then I weaved the whole head starting from where her gray roots starts in foils using @redken flash lift power 9 with 20 vol with @olaplex leaving her gray roots out for about 4 hours by foiling the hair based on her root gray pattern very thin sections for faster and even lifting until I reached level 10 pale yellow blonde, at the same time all the hair that was left outside the foils I colored it with redken gels 1/2 5AB + 1/2 7Ab mixed with 10 vol for about 30 min to create that salt and pepper look. I Then rinsed hair, toned with @redken shade eq 1/2 oz 9b + 1/2 oz 9v mixed with 2oz Cristal clear and 3 oz of processing solution for 20 minuets, rinsed, shampooed, conditioned, styled with round brushes. Total service: 9-10 hours #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon @behindthechair_com @american_salon @modernsalon #redken #silverhair #opaplex #saloncentricpartner @saloncentric #btconeshot2020_colortransformation

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Some ladies they only have heavy grey around their front hair line the same as this beautiful client of mine who came from Arizona and I just framed her face with silver strands to blend her hair line grey roots to blend with the length of the hair in an artistic way. I created front grey strands to match her roots using @wellahair blondor lightener with 20 vol and @olaplex for 4 hours then toned with @wellahairusa blondor pale silver toner mixed with 6 vol and brass kicker applied on the bleached hair only for 20 minutes. Then I toned the brassy hair with guytang @guytang_mydentity dark Shadow for 30 min with 10 vol. Shampoo, cut layers and style with round brushes. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon #olaplex @behindthechair_com @american_salon #silverhair #greyhair #wella @wellaeducation #btconeshot2020_colortransformation #Transformationoftheyearawards2020 @Beautyawardscompetition

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