According to trichologist Madeleine Preston, most women who are in their 30s should see a few grey hairs here and there, but by the time they get into their 50s, about half of their scalp hairs turn grey. Like wrinkles, silver flocks are part of aging. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with them.

Celebrity colorist Jack Martin is also a firm believer of that. For the past couple of years, he has been on a mission to prove that grey never goes out of style: Martin has developed a technique that allows his clients to gradually ditch the dye. He also posts before-and-after pictures of these empowering transformations to show they look badass. Continue scrolling to check out the latest makeovers, and fire up Bored Panda's previous article if you missed the earlier ones.

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This is way more better

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As Martin explained on his Instagram account, the process starts with using a color extractor to remove any remaining artificial color. While preserving the gray roots, he then bleaches the rest of the hair to prep it for the new color.

Next, the crucial part. Martin bases the new color on the hair's natural gray pattern. The clients even have to come in with three to four inches of their roots grown out, so he can analyze the natural coloring of their hair. He then re-creates the pattern on the entire hairdo.

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10 months ago

Wow am in love with the hairstyle !!!

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"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 told Allure. And just like that, about ten hours later, the women leave his salon enjoying the blend of their natural hue.

The LA-based colorist, who has worked with Sharon Osbourne, Jane Fonda, and other well-known clients, explained to Insider that the coronavirus lockdown has "absolutely" led to even more women around the world deciding to go gray naturally.

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Love it.

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"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," he 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."

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10 months ago

it actually does look better

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#5

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I love the second one way more

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Pretty

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#7

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Wow. That looks so pretty

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Aamna Shah
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10 months ago

She 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. I love this transformation.

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10 months ago

Pretty. More people should do this instead of covering it up

Neva Nevičica
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10 months ago

It's easier said than done, not everyone gets gray hair evenly. This is not just letting your gray hair grow, it still has to be toned to even out the color and kill the yellow tones. And it's even more complicated if you are dark haired and have gray locks in totally unapealing places (like me :D)

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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10 months ago

Like this model, many of these women look much younger and "put together" when they let go of the fake coloring. As if it was dragging them down.

Tami
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10 months ago

Grey hair can be stunning when done right!

Veronica Busby
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8 months ago

From goldilocks to SEXYLOCKS!

Bella Archer
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10 months ago

she looks older now ;-;

Lorene Schafer
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10 months ago

she looks younger w/gray!

mikedtw
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10 months ago

Who rules the universe now with her silver hair? Damn!

Yaga Bialski
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10 months ago

From old and sad to young and happy! Who knew the gray is youthful...?

Desiree Beck
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10 months ago

No the new hair color doesn’t look very good but dry and unhealthy. It looks like her hair was very dry to begin with and the new dye job just put it all to gray but left it dry. I would try a deep moisture for her hair to help with dryness. But it does are her look a title younger.

Merilyn Horton
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10 months ago

That’s lovely

Morgan Leigh
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10 months ago

I bet this woman could rock any hair color.

Carleen Manson
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4 months ago

Kinda crispy!

Loni Eliot
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4 months ago

Hair is finer and softer as we age. This takes advantage of that and any natural curl. Love it!

BoopDaBirb
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4 months ago

FLOOFY HAIR

PMPP P
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7 months ago

she did herself a favor

Bethne Crisafulli
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9 months ago

Straw versus a cloud of gossamer.

alison ross
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9 months ago

100% better!

Penny Pond
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10 months ago

Beautiful.

Natasha Arceo
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10 months ago (edited)

am i the only one who noticed the mask first??

YUNGBLUD'S BOO27
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10 months ago

All of these that I have seen they all look so much prettier in the second pics because the hair just makes your natural beauty pop

Ren Collins
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10 months ago

Loving this...

Mishte Tine
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10 months ago

That’s a curious top!

Debby Hartinger
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10 months ago

I let my hair grow out grey. almost 2 years and it's I have about 2 inches to go. :)

Anna roberts
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10 months ago

Her shirt looks like part of a straight jacket, LOL

pebs
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10 months ago

She looks younger in the second pic.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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10 months ago

So much better. She looks way younger.

weatherwitch
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10 months ago

So much better, she looks much younger now as well 😍😍

varun toora
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9 months ago (edited)

no she looks like an old granny now grey hair is old hair. old people have grey hair If you don’t know that you must be some kid.🤢🤮

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Liberté Hussein
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8 months ago

Not just the colour, but the look of such softness. That’s hair that you know feels wonderful to touch.

Louise Duchaine
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9 months ago

stupid f*****g masks, lol

Maria Martin
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10 months ago

Leave your hair natural, because all this colors damage your hair.

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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10 months ago

That first pic, the way the hair is presented, is shocking. I've never so clearly seen the difference posed in that fashion.

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10 months ago

I love all of these. Can you please come do mine now :-)

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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10 months ago

Who would have thought that going gray could make someone look YOUNGER!!

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My older sister always wanted curly hair. She would be so jealous

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Bridget Price
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10 months ago

much better than the yellow/blonde!

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Wow. Very beautiful. So pretty

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10 months ago

this second one is much better!

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her hair is so beautiful in the second one!

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Love how it looks

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so I'm taking it that everyone like these transformations

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nice

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#21

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They should have started doing this way earlier

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beautiful and pretty

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Very nice and pretty

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The person who does these people's hair must be very talented

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Love it

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Wow. Love how he blended the colours in

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She looks very happy and delighted

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Wow. Very pretty and stylish

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cool

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I love it too. very pretty

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