Gray hair is one of those trends that would have been almost impossible to predict. But here it is and it is fabulous. Even though it is sometimes called #grannyhair, this is not your grandparents hair color. Silver and gray hair is dramatic and fashion forward.
Like all hair dye, making the gray hair dye trend work for you is all about finding the right shade for your skin tone. Of course, your colorist is the expert to consult. There are a range of grey hair dye shades available from a bright almost platinum silver to a deep inky grey. And it doesn’t stop there. With ombre or balayage, gray hair can include darker and lighter tones in a color fade or depth or subtle highlights. For even more contrast, add in neon brights like yellow and pink.
However, gray hair does require some commitment. Going gray the artificial way is more than just hair dye. For gray dye to appear gray, it needs to be applied to hair with white-silver undertones. For most people that means bleached blonde hair followed by purple toner. After that, gray dulls quickly so keep it maintained with hair products designed for color-treated hair as well as gray hair. Most are shampoos and conditioners with bluing or toner that keep grey and silver hair from yellowing. Don’t forget deep conditioning treatments to restore damaged hair.
Gray hair brings out warm skin tones but changes your appearance. Therefore, rethinking makeup shades can make sense along with this change. Shades that work well with gray and all skin tones are lilac for the eyes and creamy pink for cheeks and lips. Of course, black mascara and eye liner also help eyes stand out.
If you’re up for a day at the salon and a little bit of maintenance, gray hair dye is absolutely a do. For more details, here’s more about how to dye hair gray. Until then, here are 5 cool pictures of gray hair that show how incredible this hair color trend can look.
[First image: Marije_SalonB, all others Chris Weber Hair]