Is Gray the New Blonde?

For generations, many people have spent their time and money trying to cover their gray hair, and camouflage their age every 4-6 weeks. Well 2015 may have changed all of that, because well, these days, not everyone with gray hair is actually even old anymore.

Fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel and Gareth Pugh have all chosen to match their designs with silver styled hair, and many have since followed this trend, not only on the runway.  Gray heads have been popping up everywhere- the runways, red carpets, on models, and celebs young and mature.

Celebrities such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lady Gaga, Pink, Rihanna,  and Kelly Osborne, the gray, white or lavender trend has been desired by women worldwide with thousands posting pictures on social media sites using the hashtag  “#grannyhair”.

The hollywood hairstylist, Guy Tang has made his name famous for being a balayage ombre expert, and uses silver and violet metallics to create this look, and fashion blogs and magazines are saying this look is the “hottest” hair color trend for the year of 2015.

In order to achieve this top desired color though, the process is only made for those who are willing to hang out in a salon for a while. This is a double process color and can take at least two hours to lighten the natural hair and then apply the new color. But there’s a lot to put into perspective with this process- the darker your hair, the longer the process, and lets just be honest not all of us are virgins. If you don’t have virgin hair and you’re trying to break through the color you already have, this can be damaging and would require serval process just for the lightening.

“Granny hair” is an expensive and timely process and requires maintenance – costing from $200 – $700, depending on the clients hair color and condition of the hair. Retouch applications are required about every four weeks (for those of you who aren’t already blessed with naturally beautiful silver hair).

 

We only fool ourselves about how young we look with our chemically colored hair. Now with this shocking new trend at first, it is not age that first comes to mind when we see someone with white, silver, or gray hair it’s- envy, gorgeous, expensive, “I want that”!

 

2017-07-26T21:40:10+00:00

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