Celebrities are embracing their gray hair in new 2020 trend
A number of high profile celebrities are embracing their gray hair in a new 2020 trend.
Famous faces including Paulina Porizkova, Christie Brinkley, Gwyneth Paltrow have all taken to social media to explain why they're giving up on hair dye and embracing what Mother Nature has given them later in life.
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"I've been noticing this gray hair trend for a while now and think it's really interesting to see how different woman are choosing to embrace it and others are not," Alli Webb, the Drybar founder, said. "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 (natural or not) to ease the gray in as opposed to brunettes, where it stands out quite a bit more," Webb continued. "I've had grays popping up for the last few years and I prefer to cover them, but as my mama use to say, 'To each her own.'"
Similarly, L'Oréal Paris' Jonathan Colombini described gray hair as a "rite of passage".
"In my opinion, embracing your silver locks is always a rite of passage. You've earned them, so let them show," he said.
He also explained that gray hair doesn't necessarily have to be dull. If you want your silver locks to look their best, you can always use purple shampoo and conditioner to liven up your gray tones.
Rita Hazan, often dubbed the celebrity "queen of color", also commented on embracing the trend.
"Natural blondes and redheads usually get gray later than brunettes. This is because their hair is lighter to begin with, so the contrast is not so great," Hazan said, adding that highlights are the perfect way to blend gray hairs. "Brunettes don't have that luxury, because the contrast from dark to white or gray is too great and makes it impossible to camouflage."
Former models Porizkova and Brinkley book recently posted on Instagram about why they've decided to grow old gracefully and let their gray hair come through.
"This is what I really look like. Not a great photo, early in the morning, no [makeup] no filters, just the real true me. I'll be turning 55 soon. At first glance, I think - ew. I look so old," Porizkova wrote. "I used to think gray hair was aging, 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 being sexy and confident."
Brinkley said she recently discovered that her hair was a lot grayer than she thought it was.
"I was scheduled for color before I left NYC 3 weeks ago but decided I would go easy on my hair and just do it when I got home ... as a result I have gone back to my roots ...and boy was I was ever surprised to see my 'nature's highlights' are more silver than gold!" the 65-year-old posted.
In response to this, her 21-year-old daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, wrote: "Yas silver FOX."
Then, at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her gray roots, pictured above, with Glamour describing it as an "empowering beauty choice."
Meanwhile, cooking host and writer Nigella Lawson, 60, said that while some woman are embracing their gray hair, she's going to keep dying her hair for now. However, she did say she found it "revolting" when people complained about aging, especially when the alternative is kept in mind.
"When you have seen people you love die young, the idea of complaining about getting older is just revolting," Lawson said, as per Yahoo Lifestyle.
"My mother died at 48, one of my sisters at 32, and my first husband at 47; it is a curious thing to be so significantly outstripping them in years," the 60-year-old continued.
"My concession to hair and aging so far is that I don’t dye my hair as dark as I used to (too draining) and it’s a lot shorter than it used to be," she wrote.