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Last updated: September 18, 2023

How @jackmartincolorist Makes A Toner Last 5 Months

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Learn How To Make Your Toner Last 5 Months

When we think of silver hair, one name immediately comes to mind. California-based celebrity colorist Jack Martin (@jackmartincolorist) has become the go-to artist for transitioning years of previous color to a natural silver and gray palette. This process is not for the faint of heart, but Jack has it down to a science. Scroll through to see his key tricks for creating silvers that last!


1. Toner formulation

After the initial transformation appointment, Jack custom formulates a toner for his clients. One of his go-to toners for the perfect silver is the T-Ice tone from Schwarzkopf Professional’s BLONDME Blonde Toning collection. He mixes it with 7-volume developer and lets it process for up to 20 minutes for better deposit and longevity. 


For an extra boost of toning power, Jack adds Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES SilverWhite Silver into the T-Ice BLONDME Blonde Toner. This combo fades beautifully over time and lasts as long as the client takes care of their hair properly at home. Click play below to see the T-Ice BLONDME Blonde Toner in action! 




2. At-Home Care

Jack makes sure to emphasize to his clients that at-home care is just as important as in-salon maintenance. “She followed carefully all of the maintenance steps I asked her to do including using purple shampoo, shampooing once a week with cold water, eliminating the use of hot tools and using a deep conditioning mask once a week,” explains Jack. 


3. Salon Maintenance

When formulated correctly, a silver toner can last up to five months. In the transformation below, Jack’s client didn’t return for a re-tone until five months after her initial transformation service. Her color was fading beautifully and just needed a refresh. For this refresh, Jack used his go-to T-Ice BLONDME Blonde Toner + IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES SilverWhite Silver + 7-volume developer and the results were as flawless as usual.



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