It seems that every morning as I look at my hair in the mirror, a new crop of grey hairs have taken up residency on my head. Sigh. The joys of aging. I think a lot about colouring my hair to cover them up, but I also think about embracing my “arctic highlights” and possibly just letting them take over. If I did, I’d be “so hot right now” since apparently, grey is very in.
Sarah Harris, Features Editor, British Vogue, has amazing style which I would say is defined by her signature long grey locks. She started going grey at the age of 16 and after four years of colouring it brown, the 34-yr-old stopped cold turkey.
Tweeny-bopper/blogger extraordinaire Tavi Gevinson was the first young person I remember who willingly coloured her hair grey. I remember thinking at first that she must be nuts, but after getting hopelessly hooked on her game-changing blog Style Rookie, I realized it was simply part of her cool personality. Her old lady grey hair coupled with her eccentric personal style just worked so well together. I think that this is an extremely hard look to pull off, especially if you are under 50. I think there are some rules that you should adhere to if you choose to set your inner silver fox free:
- Keep your hair long!
- If you keep your hair long and go grey, moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE. Opt for silver shampoos and conditioners and remember – deep conditioner is your friend.
- A sure fire way for this look to go from arctic princess to dour crone is dry, frizzed out grey hair. Bad, bad, BAD!!! If you choose a short do, make it avant-garde and/or super stylish.
Remember, grey hair + bland haircut + zero moisture =
Here is a collage of my favourite grey looks.
What do you think of this new trend? What other silver foxes do you all admire, other than Anderson Cooper? Hee hee! xo, Dom