Is grey the new blonde?
I spend A LOT of time in the salon chair in the quest for a hair colour that vaguely resembles that of my childhood.
I still grow some blonde hair at the front (apparently) but the rest? It’s more meh and mousey than any shade of marvellous.
So, I get my hair colourist/stylist to work her magic.
I don’t have grey hair up there as yet (don’t ask about “down there” … that’s a whole other blog post) but if I did I suspect I’d be doing the same thing as I’m doing with the mousey … colouring that sh*t up.
Which is why I did a double take last night when watching The Project, when they rattled off a whole host of young women (Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Kelly Osbourne) who are out and proud, card-carrying greys.
Closer to home, television personality Yumi Stynes said her grey streaks were less about following a trend and more about a lack of time to do something about it.
“It’s really that I just can’t be bothered,” she said. “Who’s got the time to try to pretend to be something they’re not? I’m getting older. I’m getting wrinkles too.”
Snaps to Yumi. She’s one very switched on and sassi chick and she’s not afraid to let a few grey hairs get in the way of that sassiness.
Someone with equal amount of sass and style is British Vogue’s Sarah Harris (pictured at top).
Check out her gorgeous hair … that’s seriously something a colourist would be hard pushed recreating and on her it looks all kinds of wonderful, don’t you think?
Now, some burning questions for you …
- If you’ve got grey hair, when did it first set up camp on your head?
- How often to you go to your hairdresser or crack open an at-home colour kit to kiss goodbye to your greys?
- Or do you let the greys shine through and embrace them for all their glory?
- Is grey the new, more sophisticated blonde?
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