It’s big business out there when it comes to helping people “hold onto their youth”. Creams, procedures, dyes, pills, and lasers – everywhere you look, it seems like someone is trying to tell you that aging is somehow the worst thing on earth. Have you ever really sat back and thought about how ridiculous that is? We all age. We all get older. And, what’s wrong with embracing that?
Gray hair is almost an inevitable fate for many people (or at least different variances). But so many people choose to cover it up! Celebrity colorist Jack Martin is helping people see the beauty in their gray hair. And to be honest? He’s absolutely spot on.
Here are 70 people who decided to rock their gray hair – and they look fantastic.
Some of these people actually look younger!
1. A smooth transformation
When this woman’s hair was blonde, it looked gorgeous and shimmery. And now that her hair is grey, it still has that beautiful shine to it. Going grey doesn’t have to be boring!
2. Drab to fab
Repeatedly dying your hair blonde can quickly lead to damage, due to the large quantities of bleach used. However, if you switch to grey, then your hair condition should improve quickly. Just look at how much better this woman’s hair seems already after Jack has treated it!
3. Gorgeous tones
We love how Jack kept some dark tones in this client’s hair to reminisce of her old dark color. Her hair definitely looks like it’s been given a lift now Jack has seen to it, while at the same time still staying true to her identity. How clever!
4. This red to grey transformation
This woman’s hair looks gorgeous before and after, but the maintenance for the second color would be a lot easier to deal with. With a color as striking as red, any grey roots would become instantly obvious as they grow through, meaning that you’d have to be dying your hair a lot more often.
5. Beautiful and glossy
Jack really has the knack for transforming not only the color of someone’s hair- but also the actual condition and style. This woman’s hair went from looking a little dry and damaged, to looking gorgeous and glossy. We love it!
6. Fabulous grey curls
Grey hair doesn’t just have to be reserved for those who are over 60. In fact, women of all ages can sport a grey hairstyle, and pull it off beautifully. This is the first time we’ve ever seen grey curls before, and we’re living for it.
7. Look at that glow!
This hair color is so glossy that it almost looks silver! Gone is the dull, brown hair and equally dull grey roots, and in its place is hair pretty enough to be a unicorn’s mane. Jack, are you taking clients?
8. A new color and style
Not only is Jack the best at coloring hair, but he also knows how to cut a good style. This woman’s new hairstyle frames her face perfectly, and changes her whole appearance! He’s like a magician.
9. Glamorous in grey
We’re not sure if this woman is at the age of going naturally grey yet, but she looks as if she should have been born with this color! Both the cut and the color suit her so well, and she might have grey hair now, but she looks so much younger! It’s incredible what a new hairstyle can do.
10. Timelessly beautiful
This woman seemed to be a darker grey before her treatment, and we think that her new color does so much for her! In the first picture, her hair is a little dull-looking, but in the second, it’s glossy enough to turn heads wherever she goes! Looking this beautiful comes with some costs…
11. Damaged to beautiful
There’s no denying that this client’s hair looks a little damaged at the ends, but when Jack decided to snip them off and lift her color, she looks like a brand new woman! Sometimes, splurging more money than you’d normally do on a hairdresser is totally worth it.
12. Warm to cool
Warm hair colors are so last season, and it’s now all about the cool tones. Cool blonde is gorgeous but incredibly hard to achieve and maintain- and we think some cool silver tones look just as pretty.
13. Like a new woman
This can’t be the same person after… surely not?! She looks incredible! It’s amazing what a brand new hairstyle can do for you.
14. Pretty before and after
This woman might have a mask on, but you can tell just how happy she looks with her new hair! Her smile is infectious- even though we can’t even see it. Getting a new hairstyle can do wonders for your self-confidence.
15. The most beautiful style
Who knew that it would be possible to transform hair on the left into the style on the right? Not only is the color beautiful, but the style takes the hair to a whole new level. It’s as if she’s put on a wig!
16. Grey is for any age
This woman is the perfect example of how anyone of any age can rock grey hair. She looks to be a woman in her early thirties, yet this grey style actually knocks years off her. She’s killing it!
17. Straight to curly
Isn’t it funny how much healthier these women’s hair looks when they go grey? We’d love to know what Jack does to give his clients’ hair that beautiful shine. Tell us your secrets, Jack!
18. Simply stunning
This woman may have been blonde previously, but she already knew that she was going to rock a grey hairstyle. LA-based Jack told Insider that the coronavirus lockdown has “absolutely” led to even more women around the world deciding to go grey naturally.
19. Dark to light
During lockdown, many women like this client below, fell off the wagon when it came to dying their hair. And as their roots came through, they noticed that there was something quite beautiful about the grey.
“Now, many women have about four to five inches of a new regrowth so they’ve started to see how beautiful their gray is naturally,” Jack said. “Being quarantined at home for three to four 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.”
20. Newfound confidence
This woman looks so much more confident with her gorgeous new hair, and she really knows how to work the camera. When a new hairstyle raises your self-esteem this much, there really are no excuses. After the year everyone has been through, we all deserve to have our hair done!
21. Stunning tones
So just how does Jack achieve those gorgeous grey tones throughout the hair?
“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,” he told Allure. It takes around ten hours, but when the women leave his salon, they can fully enjoy the blend of their natural hue.
22. A beautiful blend
Here’s another client who can enjoy the blend of their natural hue. This woman’s hair color hasn’t even been changed that much, yet the addition of those silver tones make all the difference. Jack is a genius!
23. Our favorite so far
What we love the most about this style is that it still has a little bit of a blonde tint to it. This color is perfect for women who want to embrace their grey hair but aren’t quite ready to go the whole way yet. It’s so timeless.
24. Look at that shine
You’d think that it would be difficult to transform dark hair to a light grey, but Jack makes it look so easy. Yes, it might take ten hours in the salon, but the colors are so effortlessly blended together that nothing about this look seems forced. That’s the mark of a good hairstylist.
25. A color change and a cut
This client suits her color change just as much as she suits her new style. We’re honestly wondering how Jack manages to have any spare time on his hands, as we know that we’d be a client for life if he gave us a hairstyle like this!
26. 7 months later
If you’re like us, and you thought to yourself, “surely this color can’t last,” then here’s something that will wow you. 7 months later, the hair is still looking gorgeous, and look what a difference that toner makes! After the first day of having your hair dyed, in the long term the upkeep is actually pretty low maintenance.
27. Bye bye grey roots
It can be so time-consuming repeatedly dying over your grey roots, not to mention a lot of money and effort. With your new silvery grey hair, you don’t have to worry about that kind of thing! It really is a win-win situation.
28. She looks like a supermodel
This woman is a perfect example of someone who looks even better with grey hair. Her confidence has skyrocketed and you can tell that she’s owning her look. Who said that we have to conform to society’s judgments and rules? This is what being a woman is all about!
29. Look at that blending!
Not a lot of women can pull off a short, choppy bob like this, but this client was made for a bob hairstyle. Her shiny hair actually helps to brighten up her face and makes her look so much more youthful.
30. Beautifully healthy
We love how everyone’s hair looks so much healthier and natural afterwards. This guy has talent! He’s obviously a master of his craft.
31. A cute pixie cut
In 2021, it’s time to embrace your natural colors! And if Jack can achieve results like this on us, then sign us up. This client looks so much more glamorous!
32. A transformation
This client’s hair looks much healthier than it did before. It doesn’t have the fried dried look to it that some dyes can give, and the bonus is that the color looks exceedingly great! Her new style makes her skin and face look so much younger and more glowy.
33. A beautiful change
Jack has given his client a hairstyle that looks much better, with the added fading and highlights of the grey colors. She went from “struggling through life” to “leader of the pack” simply by embracing the gray and a great haircut – wow.
34. Gorgeously rich
This client looks incredible! A standard layered bob can do so much for a woman, so if you’re thinking about having one cut, then why not take the leap? If it doesn’t look so great, then we guarantee it will have grown out by the time lockdown is over.
35. One happy customer
That smile says that this beautiful lady is embracing the grey! She’s obviously happy, and that’s what counts. It’s amazing that this lovely color can make them look so much younger!
36. Hair goals
This hairstyle is amazingly dramatic and gorgeous! The gradient is gradual and soft, and it makes us want grey hair, despite the fact that we’re in our early twenties. This look is for everyone!
37. The transformation process
Going from dark to grey isn’t something that can be achieved in an hour or so. It’s a pretty lengthy process that involves first bleaching the hair, before getting the actual color that you desire. While this isn’t great for the hair, it will be worth it in the long run.
38. Gorgeous bangs
If you think about it, grey hair is really just an antique blonde. This client’s hair is something out of a fairy tale. It looks freaking fabulous in the ‘after’ pic. Now that’s what we call a transformation!
39. Look what he did to her!
This client looks absolutely stunning. The new hair color and style makes her look so chic and polished. It suits her perfectly. She looks younger, effortlessly elegant and so much more confident. We love this transformation.
40. The smile says it all
If the client has a smile like this, then you know you’ve done a good job. She well and truly got her confidence back. Thank you, Jack!
41. Mom to model
Like this client, many of these women look much younger and “put together” when they let go of their old dyed hair- as if it was dragging them down. Who rules the universe now with her silver hair? Damn!