Going Gray Intentionally: The New Hair Trend
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been dreading the day when I would find my first gray hair. (It’s coming, I know, but as a blonde, I’m lucky that the first one at least won’t be super obvious). It would seem, however, that we might be on the verge of a new hair trend, one where young women intentionally dye their hair gray.
The most famous example is obviously Kelly Osbourne, whose aged hair look received lots of attention back in early 2012. Ever since then, I’ve seen editorials and trendsetters embrace this once stigmatized hue. While I fully recognize that this style may never go mainstream, there is something edgy and avant-garde about it that I really appreciate. It definitely says to the world, “I don’t mind defying conventional norms.” And who wouldn’t want to make that kind of statement?
Check out Kate Moss embracing gray!
We’re guilty of sticking with the same hair cut for years — if it’s not broke, why fix it? — but that can be a little boring. But not everyone has our issue. Paulina, one of our amazing operations associates, is always eyeing new cuts and styles. She’ll be sharing her tress inspiration and tips every other week here via her feature Hairistocracy.
It’s been two months since my little dye-job, and now I’m coming to terms with something that’s tough to talk about, but has everything to do with coloring. I’m graying.
Slowly but surely, I’m getting a little silver and I owe it all to genetics. Now that my recent dye is starting to fade, I’ve been debating a tough decision: do I continue to cover the grays or should I experiment with a little salt and pepper?