Embracing the Transition to Gray Hair with Highlights

April 9, 2024

Gray hair don’t care should be 2024’s trending motto! Why? Because if you haven’t already noticed, gray hair has never looked so good! Here at Revlon Professional, we have always championed confidence and individuality which is why we love both colored and natural looks (plus everything in between)! 

We have improved technology and expanded our portfolio to bring you the best possible gloss alongside exclusive technology that will enhance, neutralize, and blend those grays to ensure the most beautiful hair yet! 


Acknowledging the Trend

The trend of embracing natural gray hair has been steadily growing, with more people opting to let their silver strands shine. This shift in perception reflects a broader cultural movement towards self-acceptance and embracing authenticity. Whether your client is just starting to notice strands of gray or they already embraced their natural hue, highlights offer a versatile and stylish way to enhance their look.



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The Role of Highlights in Transitioning

Highlights are more than just a way to add dimension to the hair; they can also serve as a powerful tool in transitioning to gray hair. By strategically placing highlights throughout your clients hair, you can create a seamless blend between the natural gray and colored strands. This technique adds depth and texture to your client’s hair, resulting in a beautifully blended look that complements their skin tone and enhances their features.


Choosing the Right Shade

Selecting the right shade of gray is essential for achieving a flattering and natural-looking transition. Consider factors such as your clients skin tone and personal style preferences when choosing the shade. 

Cool-toned grays such as Color Excel Gloss 7.127 Deep Satin blended together with 9.22 Meta Iridescent are ideal for those with fair skin and add depth and movement. On the other hand, warmer tones like 10.02 Glacial Pearl and Honey Cream 10.03 can add warmth and shine that will complement medium to dark skin tones. As always, a consultation is key to help you determine which shade of gray will suit your client’s individual needs.

When it comes to at-home maintenance, our top recommendation is to incorporate Nutri Color™ Filters into your client’s routine. This innovative range provides a variety of intermixable shades, allowing you to tailor the color to your client’s unique preferences and requirements. Here are four standout shades:

  1. 1011 Intense Silver
  2. 1022 Intense Platinum
  3. 1002 Pale Platinum
  4. 821 Silver Beige

These meticulously crafted colors are designed to enhance and preserve the radiance of gray hair, ensuring that your client’s color remains vibrant and captivating between salon visits. With Nutri Color™ Filters, you have the power to deliver personalized care and achieve exceptional results for your clients with gray hair.

Nutri Color Range

Highlights can enhance the natural beauty of the gray hair, adding depth and dimension to the overall look. Whether your client prefers subtle, sun-kissed highlights or bold, contrasting tones, opting for more than one shade and tone will help create a look that complements and enhances their gray hair.

Seamless Transition Techniques

There are several techniques you can use to achieve a seamless transition to gray hair. Balayage, for example, is a popular technique that involves hand-painting highlights onto the hair for a soft, natural look. Foil highlights, on the other hand, offer more precision and control, making them ideal for achieving a uniform blend of colors. The best technique should be chosen after a consultation and after you determine your client’s hair type, desired look, and lifestyle.

Revlon products for gray hair with highlights

Maintenance and Upkeep

Once you’ve achieved your client’s desired look, it’s essential to maintain that gray hair with regular touch-ups and proper care. As a hair pro, it is imperative that you recommend a maintenance schedule based on your client’s hair type and lifestyle to ensure that their vibrant glossy gray color stays that way!. 

Additionally, offering helpful tips such as limiting the use of heat styling while using the appropriate thermal protection such as Style Masters™ Smooth Iron Guard™ can help preserve the integrity of their gray hair and prolong the life of that beautiful new personalized tone!

In the world of hair care, few products hold as much power as purple shampoo when it comes to enhancing the natural brilliance of gray hair. It’s no wonder that for anyone embracing their silver strands, a top-tier purple shampoo is an absolute must. That’s where our carefully crafted solutions step in: RE/START™ Strengthening Purple Cleanser and Eksperience™ Color Protection Blonde & Grey Hair Cleanser. These premium formulations are meticulously designed to neutralize any unwanted brassy tones while infusing gray hair with a luminous brightness. What’s more, they’re sulfate-free, ensuring a gentle yet effective cleanse that revitalizes the hair, fights off yellow undertones, and amplifies vibrancy and shine.

To apply, just massage the shampoo into wet hair, paying particular attention to the roots. Then, work the lather through the mid-lengths and ends before rinsing thoroughly. For an added boost of nourishment and tonal correction, follow up with a conditioning treatment combined with a few drops of our RE/START™ Color Anti-Brassiness Purple Drops once a week or as needed. These potent drops offer customizable neutralization, allowing you to tailor the toning effect precisely to your client’s hair shade and desired outcome.

Now that you have the knowledge to help your clients embrace their grays, it’s time to elevate your skills even further! Join us on a journey of continuous learning and growth through our exclusive educational platform, Revlon Pro Always On. Visit our PROSHOP site to get all the products you need.

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