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Women Are Rocking Their Gray Hair And Are No Longer Hiding It
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Women Are Rocking Their Gray Hair And Are No Longer Hiding It

Women of different ages and backgrounds are now embracing their natural silver locks.

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on October 7, 2021. It has since been updated.

Gone are the days when you saw your first ever strand of graying hair and freaked out. Nowadays women are embracing their natural beauty and this includes silver locks. For women who want to blend their natural grays with the rest of their mane, a good hair colorist can help. Take stylist Jack Martin,  an expert in silver and gray color transformations, who's been creating incredible looks for women with gray hair.  Some of them go fully silver and others may opt for a stunning salt-and-pepper blend. "My clients with naturally gray hair come two or three times a year, instead of every few weeks," Martin told Allure. "Some clients have salt and pepper mostly in the front and the back is darker, so I match that and add some darkness to it," Martin said. According to The New York Times, he's even had clients like Jane Fonda, Sharon Osbourne, and Andie MacDowell.

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Many clients spend anywhere from 6 to 14 hours on the stunning mane makeover. “There are many kinds of gray and silver,” Martin said. “There is blue silver, white silver, silver-silver, charcoal silver, even lavender silver.” He explained that this is “why we have to formulate based on the client.” He uses a color extractor to remove any remaining artificial color and spends hours bleaching all of his client’s treated hair except for the roots. After this, he mixes a chemical version of the client's natural color, which will then match what continues to grow. Check out some of his gorgeous transformations below: