For anyone who has ever panicked when they looked in the mirror and saw a few grey hairs, there’s now a trend that might have you embrace them. For years women have been trying to hide their greys, but now celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kate Moss are going full “granny hair” for the sake of fashion. These ladies effortlessly pull off the look just as easily on the runway as they do running out to grab a latte.
But you don’t have to be an A-lister for this trend to work for you. In fact, if you do a simple search for #grannyhair anywhere on social media, you’ll find thousands of selfies displaying gorgeous silver locks. Women and teenagers worldwide are wearing their hair in shades from silvery grey to platinum and even violet with silver undertones.
With so many women loving the look, it seems as if this trend is here to stay — and that’s good news for women everywhere.
The grey trend originally appeared at Paris Fashion Week this year during Jean Paul Gaultier’s catwalk show. Models of varying silver hues awed and inspired the audience. Seeing older women rock the look and leave their natural hair untouched was a bold statement that appealed to women of all ages.
It didn’t take long for it to catch on.
For those who are naturally going grey, not coloring your hair anymore can be a breath of fresh hair. But if you’re attempting this look and your hair isn’t naturally going grey, you’ll want to tread gently. As with any color change, it can be a bit of a shock to your strands.
Before you take the plunge with all-over grey, meet with your stylist and discuss maintenance. Bleached-out grey can damage your locks and can be difficult to maintain.
What to consider before going full Granny Hair
It can take a long time.
Depending on your natural hair color, the process to completely change your hair color can be a long one. It takes at least two hours to bleach natural hair and add the new color. Sometimes the process needs to be repeated two or three times. Some grey enthusiasts have experienced trips to the salon lasting 5 to 8 hours to get the perfect look.
It might be pricey.
Unlike a typical color job, going all grey can range from $200 to $800 depending on the color and condition your hair is in when you begin the process. Of course, to maintain the look you will need to return to the salon for touch-ups every 4 weeks.
Pick your perfect shade.
Decide between all over color or highlights; both are popular and trendy. If you are nervous about going all the way with a new color, start off with a few highlights. Going slower will make the process easier on your hair and help you get used to your new color.
Make sure you’re ready.
While it can be shocking at any time to drastically change your hair to a new color, it can be even more surprising to go with a color that is considered unconventional. Be ready to inspire others with your creative spark, and bold new look.