To maintain her iconic red color at 67, Sharon Osbourne visited the salon for a retouch once a week, according to People. That’s why, after 18 years with the fiery ‘do, she decided it was time to part ways from it and embrace her natural shade—a job for none other than Jack Martin, the celebrity colorist behind Jane Fonda’s new silver pixie.
“Sharon has 100% white hair,” Martin wrote on Instagram. She has wanted to take this leap for a long time, but explained to Martin that attempts have always ended badly, and because she hosts The Talk and is on TV every day, there’s no time for experimentation. “I didn’t promise Sharon anything but I told her I will try my best,” he wrote.
As you can tell from the stunning before-and-after photos, he was more than successful.
“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,” he added.
Like he did in his post about Fonda’s process, he shared all of the products and tools he used on Osbourne’s hair. Achieving glossy grey and white looks is Martin’s specialty, as indicated by his Instagram portfolio of similar transformations. But the colorist has garnered special attention for his impressive work on Fonda and Osbourne in the same month.
When Fonda debuted her new look at the 2020 Oscars, everyone was obsessed. It seemed like a big jump for the Grace and Frankie star, who has worn a similar shade of golden blonde for years. “She showed me her inspiration and immediately decided that I was the guy for the job,” Martin told People. They spent seven hours together to achieve her “icy silver blonde” color. “If you meet Ms. Fonda in person, you’ll witness her strong personality and her simplicity at the same time,” Martin added. “She is someone who is very far from being nervous about a hair makeover…She’s the kind of person who is not afraid of change.”
Osbourne, on the other hand, may have had a more difficult time saying goodbye to such a signature look. She’s likely to let everyone know how she feels when she debuts it on The Talk this week. And who knows, in 18 more years, the platinum shade could become her new trademark.
The Talk airs daily at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.
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