This colorist is inspiring women to embrace their gray hair

Published November 26, 2020, 12:31 PM

by Paola Navarette

He highlights it instead of covering it up

Photo courtesy of Jack Martin/Instagram

Women who regularly dye their hair tend to have their roots touched-up every few weeks or so, which is a problem all its own, because of the current lockdown. And many who do so to cover the gray are beginning to question why it should even be necessary.

Enter US-based colorist Jack Martin, who offers his clients a stylish alternative. Instead of running from it, he embraces the gray. 

“This is an old myth that we have to get rid of because gray hair appears even on children or teenagers, it does not mean they’re old. It could be genetic, so it has nothing to do with being old,” Martin told Insider. “Being quarantined at home for several months, seeing how much gray hair they have and how beautiful their gray hair is, many women have changed their minds and decided that they want to go this way.”

What Martin does, essentially, is use the natural grays in a client’s roots as a template for creating a shining silver effect, which only needs to be reapplied a few times a year.

His transformations take eight or more hours depending on the length of the hair, the thickness, and how dark it is. The results? Well, they speak for themselves.

See some of his gorgeous gray and silver transformations:

Silver and gray hair make a powerful statement, and thankfully, there are colorists out there who want to help women embrace it.