Many people opt to dye their hair to cover grey hair. Dyeing your hair can be time-consuming and costly as it requires frequent touch ups. Jack Martin, a hairdresser, believes that embracing your natural hair color can be the best option.
He often shares his amazing grey hair transformations with clients and it is simply breathtaking.
This beautiful client has a lot of grey hair around her front. I just framed her face with silver strands to blend her grey roots with her hair length. It took about 3-4 hours, and the client was delighted.
To tone her hair, I used @guytang_mydentity Shadow roots with 10 vol. Then, I added baby silver highlights to the crown area. I then used @oligopro extra brunette with 20 vol and @olaplex for 40 minutes. Finally, I toned her hair with @wellahairusa blonde toner pale platinum with 6 Vol for 20 minutes.
This gorgeous client is naturally redheaded and had been colouring her hair red for many years. However, her hair started to get greyer, and she wanted to embrace it. To match her roots, I gave her strawberry icy blonde tones to make her look stunning.
Lightener: @redken flashlight with 20 Vol in foils
Toners: 1 – To cancel the red stands left without foils and make it strawberry blonder, Redken Gel Lacquers 8NA was used with 10 Vol developer.
2- To cancel the yellow, used Redken shading eq 3/4-10T + 1/4-10 VV with an equal processing solution. Total service time: 7 Hours
Many people are curious why I don’t style the hair in the after photo. The after-style should be natural and easy for the client to do at home. I love the round brush but not the flat iron or curling iron. If you can master the round brush, you can do amazing things for your hair. Many of my clients have switched from using hot tools to a round brush and dryer. They report that their hair is healthier and lasts longer. Use a heat protector if you use hot tools and keep your heat setting to 350F.
Many people, including stylists and clients, ask me to post photos of my silver transformations after a few weeks. This beautiful client came to see me over three months ago for a silver transformation and returned last week to get toner and a trim. The client was pleased with how it held up. There is no line between her natural roots and any hair she has previously worked on. She also received lots of compliments. However, she strictly followed all the maintenance steps I gave her. This included using purple shampoo, toner and a deep conditioning mask. This post should answer many people’s questions about how to maintain and fade. To tone, I will write another post.
The client was gorgeous and had 4 inches of natural roots. She also had a dark 6-inch band, brassy ends and middle. The long process began by cutting the hair approximately an inch shorter than the length and two inches shorter than the layers. I then used Redken City Beats colour remover to lighten the dark bands. I then bleached the entire head using the @redken flashlight and 20 vol developer. I left her grey roots out for three hours, taking random strands from her grey roots and placing them in foils. I then rinsed the hair and toning it with @redken shadeEQ 3/4 oz10T + 1/4 a 10P.
This client came to see me from Seattle Washington. I didn’t anticipate her hair to be a level 4 dark brown, when I did the appointment through text her hair seemed lighter.
From dark boxed to light silver, The beautiful client, who hails from Scottsdale, Arizona, wanted white silver to match her natural white roots. It took 8 hours to complete the service. I began by cutting 2 inches off her hair and giving her a layered style. I used @joico colour remover for 20 minutes. After that, I bleached the entire head with the @redken flashlight lightener, 20 vol, for 4 hours. I then reopened each foil, applied a new lightener mixture to the warm areas, and rinsed the hair. Finally, I toned the hair with @pravana 10.07 with zero lift developer for 30 minutes. Style with round brushes
The beautiful client was almost black with many damaged areas from previous over-processed highlights. This has been restored with black colour. Her goal is to make her blonde blend in with her 80% grey roots. I started by cutting 3 inches off the bottom, then layered the hair around her face. Next, I used an @matrix colour eraser to make the hair level 8 blonde. I then lightened the areas that were previously coloured by using @lanzahaircare L’anza cream Decolorizer. This is an incredible lightener that has an oil base and will condition your hair while lifting it. I mixed it with 20 vol for three hours until it reached the desired level. After washing hair, I used @matrix colour sync sheer acidsic toner steel and 6 vol developer for 20 minutes. Rinsed, shampoo, condition, and style my hair with round brushes. The total service time takes 8H.
Balayage: Warm brassy brown to ash blonde This transformation was done using @schwarzkopfusa BlondMe 20 volume. I used a combination backcombing technique, slicing, and baby highlights roots down for the face-framing. I then used @schwarzkopfusa Igora Royal 7.1 to blonde process the remaining hair. The foils were removed to tone the Cooper brown to be more natural. To counteract the yellow tones in the blonde strands, rinse hair as well as use blondMe 7 vol good toner. Use round brushes to style your hair. This transformation took 5 hours.
This beautiful transformation was achieved using the @schwarzkopfusa BlondMe bond. I took very thin, see-through foil sections and applied lightener with 20 Vol. After about 75 minutes, I mixed another lightener mixture and reapplied it on stubborn areas. I am now a pale yellow blonde level 10. For 30 minutes, rinse hair and tone with 3/4 igora royalty absolute silver with 1/4 blondMe Lilac with 7 vol blondMe Cream Developer.
A beautiful client came from Arizona to undergo a complete transformation. To transform her hair, I cut it and then layered it. I used @schwarzkopfusa BlondMe with 20 volume to make my balayage. I used a combination backcombing technique and baby highlights from bottom to top in foils. I ended up at level 10 pale blonde. To cancel out the yellow tones in the blonde strands, rinse hair and use blondMe 7 vol to tone it. Use round brushes to style your hair. This transformation took 6 hours.
The beautiful client from Northern California came to me with multi-colored hair. After washing hair, I toned it with @redken shade 9b + 1/2oz 9v, 2oz Cristal Clear, and 3oz of processing solution. This took about 20 minutes. Finally, I rinsed the hair and styled it with round brushes. Total service was 8 hours
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.
It is important to cut very thin sections when fixing hair color damage. Then you can use a lower volume of developer and no heat. This will help save hair integrity and make it blend seamlessly.
Here are the products used for this transformation.
Lightener: blondMe bond enforcing up to 9 with 20 vol.
Toner: BlondMe 3/4-steel blue with 1/4 lilac, mixed with 6 vol.
Low lights: Igora royal grey mixed with 6 vol.
Total time: 6 hours