Pati Rodriguez—stylist at Lozania Studio in Milwaukee, Matrix bilingual educator, and member of the MODERN SALON 100 class of 2021—has a message: Embrace your grays!

“Going gray oftentimes is seen as a bad thing, but there’s such a thing as graying beautifully,” Rodridguez says. “With the right technique, good at-home care and a bomb hairdresser, it can totally be done.”


  1. Pre-lightened used Matrix Lightmaster *30vol.⠀
  2. Base color: Matrix SoColor Sync 8N + 7AA * 10vol.⠀
  3. Toner: SoColor Sync Sheer Steel * 10vol.⠀
  4. Process 20-25 minutes.


  • Paint highlights to create a natural blend and soft grow-out to already-existing grays.
  • Switch up your highlight application method and pattern to create a more realistic, natural gray hair effect.

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