The Gray Comeback
I don’t know about you, but we’ve seen a huge peak in clients embracing their gray strands.
We can attribute it, in part, by power women, such as Meryl Streep, who rocked her gray roots on the movie Devil Wears Prada. That’s the one that stands out the most to us.
But recently, we’ve seen it popping in every fashion spread, popping on every pinterest board, and, like we said, we see even our clients wanting to partake into it.
Why do you think this is?
Well, most people think it’s super easy to maintain. And granted, if you’re embracing your natural roots, it does get easier (once all that dyed hair grows out). The process, however, is a bit more complicated.
To make the transition as smooth as possible, Mary shares a couple of options on how to embrace your grays:
– Some clients decide to let it grow about 2-3 inches before coming in. When they do walk in, they want to just chop it all off and rock a pixie (such as the one Jamie Lee Curtis has on the bottom of the page). That ensures that the hair stays all gray, with no worries about roots.
– Other clients can’t stand the thought of walking around with roots. For them, we recommend a Semi-permanent color. It will cover the gray, but it will all wash away gradually. For women with governmental jobs, or ones that require their hair to always be done, that is the best option.
– The last option is to embrace the transition. That seems to be the one most of our clients turn to. They come in, and get a shorter cut. Still not short enough to get rid of all the color, but they start slow, and wait for the gray to come we call it the gray ombre.
A lot of young adults are actually trying to achieve gray in a salon. If you want to, just bear in mind that gray is a tricky color. A lot of stylists say that it takes a couple of washes for the color to show the exact gray the client wants. It’s not for the low key clients, because it requires a lot of maintenance.
The gray is notorious for the fading. And you have to make sure to use the right products, because anything that deposits any color (such as purple shampoos for blondes) will change the appearance of the gray. (Users of purple shampoos say their strands get more of a lavender hue).
Still on the fence? Here are a couple of pictures we found on pinterest of this “new” style.
What do you say? Is gray making its comeback?