Incredible hair transformations encourage women to embrace their greys

Jun 04, 2020
Jack Martin has made a name for himself through these amazing hair transformations. Source: Instagram/Jack Martin and Getty.

Mature women everywhere will know the struggle of maintaining a constant coverage of greys that seem to pop up overnight even if they were just dyed the day before. But rather than regularly and messily covering them up with a quick box dye, women are now being encouraged to embrace the natural change rather than resist it.

American hair colourist Jack Martin made headlines earlier this year when he transformed Sharon Osbourne’s hair from its iconic deep red tone to a classically beautiful icy grey colour. According to his Instagram post, the return to her natural grey was a busy process that took Martin a total of eight hours to achieve.

And although this was one of his most high profile colours, along with actress Jane Fonda, the talented colourist who is known for his expertise in returning a healthy, fully grey head of hair to mature women, has a portfolio full of incredible transformations. Not only can he achieve the icy blonde colours shown above, but he’s also known to mix in light and dark tones to create a more natural look that makes it easier for women to maintain.

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This beautiful client came to me 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 10 hours and one session, I started the long process by cutting her length about 3-4 inches with layers, then I bleach 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

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The portfolio shows women of all ages having their hair transformed from dreary and dry to a completely new luscious head of locks. The change takes years off their complexion despite grey hair traditionally feeling ‘old’.

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This beautiful client came to me seeking gray silver color to blend and match her gray roots so she can stop coloring her hair, I started the long process By bleaching the hair based on her natural grey pattern starting from where her gray roots starts in foils using @oligopro extra blonde with 20 vol developer mixed with @olaplex leaving her gray roots out for about 4 hours by taking very thin sections for faster lightening process 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 @wellahair color charm 3A/148 (blue/green base ash brown) mixed with 10 vol for about 30 min to create that salt and pepper look, during processing I had to open each foil and reapply a new lightener mixture to warm areas, then rinsed hair, toned with wella blondor pale platinum with 10 vol for 20 minuets to cancel all the yellow from the hair, rinsed again, Olaplex number 2 for 20 minutes, then shampooed, conditioned, cut and styled with round brushes. ‎‏Total service: 8 hours ‎‏#behindthechair #modernsalon #americansalon #tustinhairstylist #tustinsalon #tustinhair #irvinehair #irvinehairstylist #irvinesalon #irvinebalayage #newportbeachsalon #newportbeachhair #newportbeachhairstylist #orangecountysalon #orangecountyhairstylist #beverlyhillssalon #beverlyhillshairstylist @behindthechair_com @modernsalon @american_salon #olaplex @wellaeducation @cosmoprofbeauty @saloncentric #silverfox #silverhair #greyhairdontcare #greyhair #wella #wellahair #oligopro

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Martin also explained how to maintain the all-over silver glow in the photo below which showed a client returning to the salon three months after her initial cut. He said: “Client is extremely happy with the way the color (sic) stayed, but she followed religiously all maintenance steps I asked her to do, purple shampoo, shampoo once a week with cold water, eliminate the use of hot tools, use a deep conditioning mask once a week.”

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A lot of people, stylists and clients asked me to post a photo of how my silver transformations look like after few weeks, this beautiful client came to me for silver transformation 3 month ago, today she just came back for a trim and I suggested to give her more layers. Client is extremely happy with the way the color stayed , but she followed religiously all maintenance steps I asked her to do, purple shampoo, shampoo once a week with cold water, eliminate the use of hot tools, use a deep conditioning mask once a week. I hope this post answers a lot of people’s concerns about the upkeeps and the fading process. #behindthechair #modernsalon #americansalon #tustinhairstylist #tustinsalon #tustinhair #irvinehair #irvinehairstylist #irvinesalon #irvinebalayage #newportbeachsalon #newportbeachhair #newportbeachhairstylist #newportbeachbalayage #orangecountysalon #orangecountyhairstylist #beverlyhillshair #beverlyhillssalon #beverlyhillshairstylist @behindthechair_com @modernsalon @american_salon

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Women of all ages and all hair lengths have headed to this salon to achieve their ultimate colour and take away the hassle of waiting for greys to grow out. And these stunning shots are proof that grey hair has the ability to look good on absolutely anyone who gives it a go!

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This gorgeous client 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 @wellahairusa blondor permanent toner 1/2 pale silver with 1/2 pale platinum and one cap full of brass kicker 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 @kenraprofessional 6NUA 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 once you remove the foils of the dark strands, shampoo Cut a la garcon haircut and style with small round brushes. You will never tell this hair color isn’t her natural color. Amazing results. —————————————————————— @behindthechair_com @modernsalon @american_salon @saloncentric @balayageombre @balayageartists #behindthechair #americansalon #modernsalon #silverhair #silverhairdontcare #silversisters #kenra #kenraprofessional #kenracolor #balayage #balayageombre #greyhair #wellahair #grayhair #jackmartincolorist #jackmartinsalon #redken #saloncentricpartner #saloncentric

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