Here is to more women embracing their natural hair.
TV host Sharon Osbourne, 67, transformed her look recently when she traded in her iconic red hair for a sleek white look. Celebrity hair colorist, Jack Martin, shared the image of the transformed Osbourne alongside an old picture with her trademark red hair, and she's looking stunning.
He shared her images on Instagram with the caption, "Another great day in my career welcoming the most beautiful and elegant talk show host and entertainer @sharonosbourne for a complete transformation."
He said that the wife of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne has 100% white hair, and she had been coloring it once a week for the past 18 years to maintain that vibrant red look. "She explained to me that she wanted to do this transformation long time ago but every time she attempts it ends up with a disaster. Sharon was very tired of coloring her hair once a week, and she was obligated to since she is on TV almost every day hosting her popular TV show @thetalkcbs," he said, according to Daily Mail.
Martin "didn’t promise" the talk show host anything, but told her that he will do his best. "It took me a total of 8 hours from start to finish to get her to a platinum blonde so she doesn’t have to be committed to coloring her hair once a week anymore. I had great time spending my day off with this gorgeous, humble, and sweet soul," he added.
Martin also listed the products he used on Sharon's hair for the new look. He used items from Olaplex, Pravana, Wella Professionals and hair tools from Framar. We might see her debut her new style when she goes on air soon.
She is not the only star who is opting to natural and have fun while letting age do its thing. Recently, Martin also gave actress Jane Fonda, 82, a new look, which she debuted during Oscar 2020. She said goodbye to her blonde hair for silver hair and a pixie cut. "Spending 7 hours with this amazing Hollywood star and witnessing her energy, beauty, strength and femininity was so inspiring. For straight 7 hours while I was working on her hair she was writing chapters in her due-soon book, and memorizing her lines in the famous TV show Frankie and Grace that she is shooting the 7th season now, answering emails and reading her newspapers plus communicating with me and her team with the sweetest, humblest soul, she made me feel ashamed to complain of being tired," said the hair colorist.
While it's great to try on new colors, our hair becomes weaker as we age, and it doesn't recover from the damage easily. "If hair feels like cotton candy already, the next step after coloring it is that it's just going to break off," Negin Zand, a hair colorist, told Allure. "Do a protein treatment for a few weeks until the hair has a little bit more strength," says Zand. "And then when you do decide to go lighter, if you think your hair can take it, bleach it in stages since that's less harsh."
Martin has helped many women with silver hair transform their look by playing with natural hair by giving it texture and form. From platinum to silver to grey, he experiments with different shades and finds the perfect look for every woman.