Sorry wait… Grey is the new Black? In the words of the famous Joan Collins “No one over the age of 60 wants to look like an old granny.” The grey hair fad seemed to have streaked its way on to our style icons and fashion figureheads again. Since the break in AW12 the ‘silver-fox’ colouring has made it’s way through the runway with the likes of Jean Paul Gautier and Chanel using models whose mains are laced with silver, and on to our Instagram today.
The beauty behind the grey hair lies within its acceptance and embrace of ageing. As a 21 year old longing to have a head of silver grey hair we can look to the likes of our genuine silver vixens like Helen Mirren and Jamie Lee Curtis to the inspired dyers like Kylie Jenner and Beth Ditto.
After decades of shame-filled magazine spreads calling for us to cover our gruesome growths of grey, women everywhere are calling for Grey as the new Black. We can look to our silver- vixens for inspiration in the art of ageing gracefully and accepting our fate and killing it to.
So much so that our very own twenty-something style icons are jumping on the grey-wagon and dying their own hair to catch up. The likes of Instagram celebrity Kylie Jenner and Orange is the New Black star Dasha Polanco have dyed their locks to match the trend and hash-tagging #GrannyHair.
Mixing it up with dipped pink ends or platinum white, the younger gen are taking the grey and making it their own.But hold up ladies, its not just our claim. Let’s not forget the original sliver foxes like George Clooney and Richard Gere who made way for the handsome lads like George Lamb to rock a silver quiff.
This acceptance of grey hairs is another break through for our own self confidence and self image; one more thing we have taken and made it beautiful.
We are now daring you to embrace the very nature of ageing and killing it.