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Pursuit of it All

Silver Hair Is Trending

I literally don’t have a clue what my natural hair color is.

I’m not being dramatic here. I’m completely serious and I’m also completely okay with it.

I’m the girl who will try any follicle shade just for giggles. (My husband is a saint, in case you are wondering. He is also a tad color blind, so there is that.)

In my lifetime I’ve been a blonde, a brunette, a redhead, worn multi-colored highlights, played around with ombre hair and even rocked a few hot pink streaks.

That all being said, this latest hair color trend has me confused. It’s called “Granny Hair” (#grannyhair) and it is all over the Internet. For whatever reason a growing number of ladies these days are dying their hair 50 shades of silver declaring “silver is the new blonde” and all that.

Color me a bit skeptical. I mean, if there is one thing I avoid like the plague, it is gray in my hair. Because, dammit I’m not ready. Like any self-respecting woman in my age bracket, I spend good money covering those pesky colored strands back up. The Granny Hair, in my humble opinion,  works best on the very young and very hip. Of which I am neither.

Photo: The Trend Spotter

If you fit the bill, however, then by all means go for it. But before you go running out to your favorite stylist, let me give you the 411 on rocking the Granny trend:

  • Process overload: If you have brown hair or darker, it will take a trillion few processes to get you to your goal. (So save up your pennies, kids and prepare to look a bit rough in between processes.
  • Think it over: Not everyone can carry this look off. If you are under 40 and can rock platinum blonde, you’re a good candidate. If you wash out easily, you may want to skip it, unless the iZombie look is what you are going for.
  • Two words: High maintenance. If your stylist is your bestie then you are all set because you will be spending a lot of time together.

So if you are not afraid of trying something new and have some, well a lot of, time on your hands, this silver hair trend might be worth checking out. As for me, I’m happy to buck this particular trend thank you very much.

Blogger. Marketer. Deadline juggler. Flibbertigibbet. A fan of all things glitter and girly, Jen’s passions include gabbing with girlfriends, running marathons, sipping (okay, gulping) cocktails and waxing poetic about the tortured soul of Professor Snape. Rarely found without her nose in a book (or her iPhone), she acknowledges that her level of geekery might not be for everyone. Consider yourself warned. Her ultimate goal in life is to be a professional wanderer of the internet or Amy Poehler’s BFF. (Both totally accomplishable, of course.)

Comments (2)

  • …and if one is 22 years old, like the girl in the photo, one can look quirky and not gray-haired. I recently got Ray-Ban styled glasses because they looked good on me in college. Now, on my 47 year old face, they make me look old, not ironic 😉


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