Going grey has always been a problem for both young and older women, but not this year. It all started on the catwalks of Dior, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh. Models could be seen with grey hair in many variations, from matte to silver grey. Not long after, the trend found its way to the heads of notorious fashionistas like Pixie Geldof, Lady Gaga, Pink, Kate Moss, Kristen McMenamy and 13-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson, with varying success.
But why this sudden emergence of grey hair? Well, there are different causes for this trend. On the one hand, older women like Kristen McMenamy, Hellen Mirren and Jamie Lee Curtis are finally embracing their age. It actually makes them even more attractive as it shows off their self-confidence. On the other hand there are younger style icons like Lady Gaga, Pink and Pixie Gelfdof that are constantly looking for a way to stand out from the crowd. It’s not a new concept but it’s certainly gaining popularity.
Does this mean that grey hair on women will finally be accepted? Not likely. While grey hair on men has been accepted for ages (and in some instances is even seen as an asset that makes them more mature and attractive), for women things are different. Grey hair is still a sign of aging that comes with wrinkles, saggy breasts and the loss of youth. This is not likely to change because of a temporary grey hair trend in 2010.
Those of you who would like to try grey hair should know that the coloring treatment is quite harsh. Your hair needs to be decolorized first, otherwise the hair dye won’t take. Your hair will need special care too. It is , for example, recommended to use a blue shampoo that adds a silver glow and will prevent your hair from yellowing.