I’ve been after my stylist for gray highlights for four years and told that gray hair dye just doesn’t exist. He’s camouflaged my “natural highlights” with red and platinum blond, but that’s not the look I really want. (It’s such a first world problem to have philosophical differences with one’s hairdresser. He’s more afraid of my gray strands than I am.)
However, now that Granny Hair is trendy, I just might get my wish. Both men and women are taking the plunge, from Hollywood elite to fashionistas on Instagram.
Originating on the runway last fall, it’s a curious trend, given the stigma around aging, especially for women. According to a survey by Allure magazine in the US, while gray hair makes a man more attractive, people think it just makes women look old.
But with millennials now loving their silver, slate and stormy locks, maybe society will be more accepting of women who choose not to cover their gray.
Curious how it’s done? Head on over to Buzzfeed to find out how to go granny style. (TLDR; It can be fairly expensive, take 7 hours and require a lot of upkeep.)