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Women embrace trend by going many shades of grey

NEW YORK: While many people try to hide their grey hair, spending hours eradicating the signs of advancing age, going grey may no longer mean reaching out for the dye bottle as “granny hair” is in vogue. Fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel and Gareth Pugh have all styled their models with silver hair and...

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 30, 2015 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Apr 30, 2015 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
Women embrace trend by going many shades of grey

NEW YORK: While many people try to hide their grey hair, spending hours eradicating the signs of advancing age, going grey may no longer mean reaching out for the dye bottle as “granny hair” is in vogue.

Fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel and Gareth Pugh have all styled their models with silver hair and many have since followed suit.

Spotted on celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Pink, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osborne, the grey, white or lavender trend has been embraced by women worldwide with thousands posting pictures on social media sites under “#grannyhair”.

“Granny hair is basically silver hair, any tone of grey in your hair: steel grey, silvery grey, really, really white, platinum-ish with either violet or silver undertones,” New York hair stylist Jan-Marie Arteca said. “That's the trend.”

Many fashion blogs and magazines say the look is the “hottest” hair colour trend for 2015 while website boredpanda asked women to post pictures of their “granny hair” on a page that has since been viewed over 500,000 times.

“I love the grey. Ever since I first saw it in a magazine, I was fascinated,” Jackie, 27, said at the Jeff Chastain Parlor salon during an appointment to dye her dark brown hair grey.

“It's like something that comes out, like a spark.”

The process can be long however, taking at least two hours to bleach the natural hair and then add the new colour. For Jackie, it took seven hours – three bleaches and two colour applications – to complete the look.

“Granny hair” does not come cheap – costing from $200 up to $700, depending on hair colour and condition. Touch-ups are required about every four weeks. –Reuters

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