A recent article in The Wall Street Journal announced that attitudes toward gray hair are shifting–for old and young. “Younger women are dying their locks in shades from slate to titanium–and those who are fading to silver naturally are embracing their gray.”
According to L’Oréal, nearly half of women over age 40 are no longer coloring their hair. Gray hair makes the ultimate statement of confidence: “This is who I am, and I’m proud of my natural beauty.” (With an added bonus of no more roots or costly color treatments.)
Gray can be gorgeous on any type of hair. Take a look at these stunning photos I found on Pinterest:
Short or long, curly or straight.
“Gray hair makes the ultimate statement of confidence: “This is who I am, and I’m proud of my natural beauty.”
Celebrities have rocked their silver tresses for years.
Now the younger generation is getting into the act:
What do men think of women with gray hair? I went to Ask Men over 30.com to find out:
“I find gray hair on women attractive. Not so much because it’s gray, but because it shows they are happy not to follow the social norms, and they are embracing the passage of time with grace and dignity. I see going gray in women like going bald in men, it happens. I think the expression on peoples’ faces is what makes them look old or not.”
One of my favorite style bloggers, Beth Djalali, will tell you she began graying at an early age. She has embraced her silver crown with grace and flair, and she always looks fabulous.
In fact–now that I think of it–most of my favorite bloggers and biggest influencers have gorgeous gray hair.
Since my blog is getting a little long, I will continue my discussion on this next week. I have enlisted the help of my brilliant co-author, Janna Beatty, to give us all tips on going all the way to gray.
To gray or not to gray–please let us know your opinion.
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Thank you for including me. I love my grey hair. In fact, I have just had my hair trimmed and as the back of my hair refuses to go as grey as the front I have a lightening rinse on the back to even things out. I can’t wait till it goes completely grey.