Some of you may remember back in 2015, when I met chic, savvy Candace Walters, owner of
When I interviewed Candace in 2015, she had beautiful shoulder-length, auburn hair. Now,
I couldn’t resist contacting her to ask about her journey. Here is the letter she sent me.
I had been thinking of going gray for at least a couple of years before I decided it was time to take action. When the gray hair started coming, I tried to cover up all my red hair with my hands, except for the roots, so I could get an idea of what shade of gray it would be. I was in luck. It looked to be a beautiful silvery white.
At one point, I thought about getting a white wig to see if going gray was actually something that I was going to be able to handle. It helped quite a bit to see several of my customers who had done the DEED. On all of them, the gray looked very pretty.
I told my hairdresser that we should go ahead. But, when I began to get cold feet, she said, “The worst thing that can happen is you won’t like it. In that case, we can just color your hair back to red.”
I said, “DAH! I should have thought of that.”
My mother always said that I would know when to stop coloring my hair. She said, “Your skin color will no longer go with the hair color you have been using.” She was absolutely correct!
My stylist started by putting silvery highlights into my red hair. I didn’t care for that look. So, I said, “Cut my hair very short and do what needs to be done to go white.” I was in that chair for some time while she removed the red color. But, it was so worth it!
The next day at work every time I looked in the mirror I was blown away. And my customers didn’t recognize me. They walked right past me in the store! When I would say hello, they were so surprised. They all said, “Wow you look so much younger!”
Now, they tell me I am giving them the confidence to go for it.
Since I’ve changed hair color, I have really had fun with clothes. Now wear an entirely different color palette. I always loved cool colors, but I could never wear them with my auburn hair. Now they are perfect for me! My redhead, earthy wardrobe no longer works. I do miss them. But not enough to change back–that’s for sure!
My confidence level is so great. I have joined a modeling agency for mature women. They have a program called the Silver Division. It has been a wonderful adventure for me. I have truly enjoyed it!
By the way gals, my husband loves it!!
You can find Candace’s Victorian Cowgirl clothing at her website: www.Victoriancowgirl.com.
And follow her on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/victoriancowgirls/
Thank you, Candace, for sharing your story with us. You are a stylish inspiration, no matter the color your hair!
I love these boots!
Sharon, so happy you posted this blog. I did the DEED 4 years ago when I turned 60 and have not regretted going gray. I was so tired of coloring my hair. I must admit going gray took some getting used to and I just cringed every time I looked in the mirror for the first two weeks. Now I LOVE it.