Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Is Gray The New Blonde?

Recently, fashion's hippest souls have been going gray... on purpose. Perhaps taking their cues from natural silvers such as Jamie Lee Curtis, EmmyLou Harris, and Helen Mirren, members of the younger set are showing up on the red carpet with their own gray locks.

Lady Gaga, Kelly Osborne, and Daphne Guinness are just a few of the lovelies asking their hairdressers for the gray treatment. And now the pinnacle of fashion itself, Vogue Magazine, is getting in on the act.

Vogue's August 2010 "Age Issue" features 40-something model Kristen McMenamy with hip-grazing gray locks. The 10 photos are nothing short of stunning.

According to McMenamy, the gorgeous gray is mostly all her own. She says she decided to stop dyeing it 6 years ago and now sees colorist Josh Wood at Real Hair in London to match a black streak in the center of her hair to the rest of her natural silver.

McMenamy is pleased with the Vogue spread, saying, “I thought all that gray hair would make a beautiful picture.” She adds, “You can get older and still be rock-’n’-roll.”

It's a refreshing turn of events to see today's women embracing natural hair in all its forms. Gray is here to stay, so don't be afraid to grow your own. As Kristen McMenamy says, you can be gray and "still be rock-n-roll."