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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1 year ago

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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1 year 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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1 year ago

it actually does look better

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#5

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1 year ago

I love the second one way more

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Looks so much healthier.

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Queen fhk
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1 year ago

This is so nice, am wishing for grey hair

RaroaRaroa
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1 year ago

Her roots weren't grey to begin with.

Sandra Schug
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11 months ago

She wasnt grey her roots were black.

Diane Herman
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1 year ago

Where is the grey hair?

Mari Bryant
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1 year ago

Her growth in the before doesn't look gray to me.

Veronica Busby
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10 months ago

So up to date now!

MammaG
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10 months ago

I wonder what her real hair color is.

Juniper Williams
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12 months ago

one the second pic it looks like a wig!

Beathe Haaland
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1 year ago (edited)

She has black roots though.. Gonnna have to fix thay pretty often anyways :) but i love the color

Anna roberts
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1 year ago

The hair in the first one is so damaged, is the second a wig? or a different person?

Laura Deckers
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1 year ago

Right? The first one's roots are black, not grey.

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Connie Martin
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1 year ago

Either extensions or a different person

Phoenix
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1 year ago

The gray hair ones look better so far

Michelle Janetis
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4 months ago

Holy crap!! How stunning!! She hasn't had any thinning either!!!

Sophia Tabarelli
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5 months ago

Gorgeous....🌻💝

sharron lynn parsons
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5 months ago

Yes, beautiful difference !!!

Donna Thompson
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7 months ago

Wow!

Stella Eunice Alcala
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7 months ago

that looks sick!

SiimplyLuna
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7 months ago

looks better to be honest

Pujitha Gaddam
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8 months ago

they look like some characters from a fantasy novel i read a gajillion years ago soooo prettyyyyyy <3

花ちゃん
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9 months ago

thats absolutely gorgeous!

Eden Moore
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9 months ago

so pretty

Fara Giganti
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9 months ago

the second one is gourgeous

Lucky.Lady
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10 months ago

amazing

Abby Allin
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10 months ago

i completely agree the after is way way way better

Edweirdo Contagious
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10 months ago

Like the color of starlight!

Bethne Crisafulli
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11 months ago

Holy moly that hair is stunninga

Denise Mclean
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11 months ago

Beautiful

Katya Lyubivaya
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11 months ago

Second fav

Ratlady UK
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1 year ago

That's a fantastic transformation.

Ana Pereyra
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1 year ago

i love the 2nd one

Coco
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1 year ago

erm, teh second is not gray hair.

Sophia Halstead
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1 year ago

wow

CincyReds
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1 year ago

The hair just looks so much healthier

YUNGBLUD'S BOO27
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1 year ago

I want to go to this hair place when I am old!

Sue Clifford
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1 year ago

Wow, that’s unbelievable and beautiful.

Mary Hurst
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1 year ago

The original on left is just downright horrible. I’ve seen horse tails that look better. Huge improvement.

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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1 year ago

Much better

Jenny Li
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1 year ago

Elsa!

Kerry Smith
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1 year ago

The most stunning color among all of them

Yaga Bialski
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1 year ago

Wow! Classy!

Maria Martin
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1 year ago

I feel better now getting Grey.

Tatjana Debus
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1 year ago

Wow

Ashley Wright
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1 year ago

Oh, my

Martha Higgins
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1 year ago

Why did this woman ever think that stringy, over-processed rat's nest was attractive when she had that beautiful mane underneath?

Shelley Barrows
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1 year ago

My mother always said to do your hair up as well as possible before going in for a hair appointment. If you rolled out of bed and went and they make you look 50% better they've done miracles for you, if you look your best they have to work to make you look better. These "before" and "after" photos love it when the hair looks it's worst - over processed with no make-up. Almost anything they do makes you look better. Having said that - this guy is really talented. I just wish the "before" shots weren't so bad as I don't believe most of these women would normally be caught dead outside looking like that...

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Merilyn Horton
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1 year ago

Soooo pretty.

Desiree Beck
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1 year ago

Gorgeous when done terrible before

Kim Lorton
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1 year ago

Wow!!!

Gloria J Williams
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1 year ago

gorgeous

I'manoob!
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1 year ago

Work it girl, work it!! :D haha

Scarface's Mom
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1 year ago

also not the same person

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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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1 year 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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#9

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1 year ago

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

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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1 year 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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Brigs
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1 year ago

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

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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1 year ago

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

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#13

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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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1 year ago

much better than the yellow/blonde!

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#15

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Wow. Very beautiful. So pretty

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Bridget Price
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this second one is much better!

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#17

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Bridget Price
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her hair is so beautiful in the second one!

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#18

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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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#20

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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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#24

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

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#25

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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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#28

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Wow. Very pretty and stylish

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#29

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cool

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I love it too. very pretty

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