There was a time when gray hair meant looking old and faded. Those days seem to be a thing of the past as more people are finding silver hair stylish and absolutely slaying it. Celebrities are embracing the gray and standing proud in their natural beauty the spotlight: Jamie Lee Curtis, Helen Mirren and Diane Keaton have all stepped out in striking silver in recent years.
Fonda, an Academy Award-winning actress and star of the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” has been a blonde for decades, and she has looked fabulous. From her early days in “Barbarella” through her two Oscar-winning performances in the 1970s and in her Netflix series, Fonda has kept her hair looking light blond, somewhat long, and always fabulous.
Hints of Fonda’s transformation to silver emerged at a special screening of “Grace and Frankie” in January 2020. When dazzling on the red carpet, along with her co-star Lily Tomlin, in a gray suit, her hair looked lighter than usual.
But, Fonda made an even more dramatic appearance during the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 9, when she took the stage to announce the Oscar for Best Picture. When she emerged in a fiery red gown and a sassy silver pixie hairstyle, she wowed the audience.
Fans went crazy for Fonda’s new look on social media.
Twitter user Renee Silverman gushed over Fonda’s new do:
— Renee Silverman (@reneesilverman) February 10, 2020
Another Twitter user Willie J. Garner was dying to know who deserved credit for Fonda’s gorgeous hair.
Whoever is Jane Fonda’s hair stylist needs a raise because her hair is laid !!!!!
— Willie J Garner (@WillJam89) February 10, 2020
Fortunately for Garner and anyone else who wanted to know who the genius behind her cut and color was, hairstylist Jack Martin posted about the 7-hour transformation he helped Fonda make for the big night.
“I had the honor and pleasure to transform the legendary actress @janefonda hair specially for the 2020 Oscars,” he posted. “Spending 7 hours with this amazing Hollywood star and witnessing her energy, beauty, strength and femininity was so inspiring.”
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I had the honor and the pleasure to transform the legendary actress @janefonda hair specially for the 2020 Oscar. 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. This experience was extremely great and I will never forget this amazing day, thanks to the talented @jjhanousek and @deleonmakeup for nominated me to her. Formula: Jane had about 3 inches of her salt and pepper natural roots and the rest was a little tired warm golden blonde, her goal color was a silver icy blonde to surprise everyone at the 2020 Oscar presenting the final award winner for the movie of the year. I started the 7 hours process by giving miss Fonda a platinum card, by bleaching all her hair back to back by taking very thin sections in foils using @oligopro extra blonde with 20 vol and olaplex on the virgin hair and 10 vol with @olaplex on previously colored hair. Once I reached very pale blonde level 11 After 3 hours processing rinsed hair and did olaplex number 2 for 20 minutes, rinsed hair then prtone hair to cancel all the yellowish hue in the hair and prepare a solid white canvas by using @redken shade eq 1/2 oz 9B + 1/2 oz 10vv mixed with 3 once of clear (00) and double the total amount of processing solution for about 10 minutes, rinsed hair, towel dried and apply the final toner by @wellahairusa blondor 1/2 pale silver + 1/2 pale platinum mixed with 6 vol developer for 30 minutes, shampooed, conditioned. Hair felt amazingly healthy and Jane was extremely happy for getting her dream hair that took her a while to find a colorist that can do it perfectly in a very painless process. @modernsalon @behindthechair_com @american_salon #sliverhair #whitehair #platinumhair #oscars2020 #theoscars2020
As for Fonda, she posted a few backstage moments before her shining moment with her “glam team.”
Whoever said blonds have more fun isn’t keeping up with Jane Fonda!