Celebs embrace gray hair in 2020

Celebs embrace gray hair in 2020

Grey hair, I don’t care.

The new year has arrived, and a couple of stars have chosen the past few weeks to proudly reveal why they embrace their grey locks – or not.

Paulina Porizkova, Christie Brinkley, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nigella Lawson have all opened up about their colour-changing hair in recent days. And now three celebrated hair stylists are talking to Fox News about the trend, listing all the right ways to turn grey.

“I’ve noticed this gray hair trend for a while now and think it’s really interesting to see how different women choose to embrace it and others don’t,” said Drybar founder Alli Webb about the craze. “I personally think it’s a great example of women doing what makes them feel great in their own skin – or their own hair, in this case”.

“It seems easier for blondes (of course or not) to soften gray as opposed to brunettes, where it’s much more noticeable,” Webb continued. “I’ve seen grey colours appear in the last few years and I prefer to cover them, but as my mother says, “to each his own”.

Celebrity captain and colorist Jonathan Colombini, of L’Oréal Paris, echoes similar feelings, musing that silver strands are a “rite of passage” for many people.

“In my opinion, embracing your silver locks is always a rite of passage. You’ve earned them, so let’s see them,” he said.

However, Colombini offered a simple tip for general maintenance to keep those grey locks from looking boring. The stylist, who has worked with Olivia Culpo, Cindy Crawford, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner, recommended using purple shampoo and conditioner to brighten grey tones – a practice long touted as a means of neutralizing yellow tones or restoring brightness to blonde hair.

Celebrity-favorite “queen of color” Rita Hazan also weighed in and agreed that each person’s hair is gray differently.

“Natural blondes and redheads usually turn gray later than brunettes. This is because their hair is lighter to start with, so the contrast isn’t that great,” Hazan said, citing highlights as a certain fire trick to blend gray away. “Brunettes don’t have that luxury because the contrast from dark to white or gray is too great and makes it impossible to camouflage,” said the expert, who runs her salon of the same name in New York.

In recent days, former Porizkova and Brinkley models have both opened up about their appreciation for their graying hair on social media.

“This is what I really look like. Not a great picture, early in the morning, no [makeup] no filters, just the real me. I’ll be 55 soon. At first glance, I think – ew. I look so old,” Porizkova wrote online. “I used to think that gray hair was outdated, that it was a sign of giving in to being old, but thanks to many glorious and rocking hot women on Instagram, I’ve changed my vision to gray hair that is sexy and confident.”

Brinkley, meanwhile, said she was recently tickled to spontaneously learn that she was grayer than she thought.

“I was scheduled for color before I left NYC 3 weeks ago, but decided I would take it easy on my hair and just do it when I got home… as a result, I went back to my roots… and boy was I ever surprised to see that my “nature’s highlights” are more silver than gold!” The 65-year-old posted.

“Yas silver FOX,” her 21-year-old daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, commented.

More subtly, Gwyneth Paltrow made a statement when she rocked with grey carrots at the 77th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night. Wearing her slender strands in a midsection that flaunted her gray roots, Glamour announced the 47-year-old Goop founder “doing so as an “empowering beauty choice.

On the other side of the (salon) aisle, Nigella Lawson recently announced why she likes to keep dyeing her gray dresses.

Recognising that she’s “certainly not ready to stop getting my roots done,” the famous chef told the UK Sunday Times that she thinks it’s “repugnant” when people complain about aging – as it defeats the alternative.

“If you’ve seen people you love die young, the idea of complaining about aging is just disgusting,” Lawson said, per Yahoo Lifestyle.

“My mother died at 48, one of my sisters at 32, and my first husband at 47; it’s a curious thing to see so much more than them in years,” the 60-year-old foodie said.

Lawson continued to say that getting older is “much easier than being young,” since it’s “self-consciousness and the pressure to conform” gone.

Still, she said she’s “not willing to find out” if she’s gone completely gray because she’s been dyeing her hair since she was a teenager.

“My concession to hair and aging so far is that I don’t dye my hair as dark as it used to be (too draining) and it’s a lot shorter than it used to be,” she wrote in an essay for the exhaust.

Written by Tommy Kilmer

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