Every day, more and more gray-haired celebrities are saying no to hiding their natural color.
Gray hair, once a sure sign of aging that apparently didn't apply to famous women, is quickly being embraced by all kinds of celebrities. For Andie MacDowell, whose gray hair began to appear when she had to avoid salon visits during quarantine, it's all about that salt-and-pepper look, just like Hollywood men who have always had the right to to age without too much noise.
“At the very beginning of the lockdown, my hair started growing, and every time my kids saw me, they kept telling me I looked badass with my gray hair,” she said. -she revealed to Charm. “When I put it in a bun, all you could see was salt and pepper, which is what I am, you know, dark and silver. I like to compare myself to George Clooney because why not? I've been saying for a while now that it was time for me, personally, to make this transition because I felt it suited my personality and who I am.
Allison Janney said getting rid of dyes and wigs is a kind of freedom, telling Drew Barrymore, “I can't tell you how amazing it is to feel free.” No coloring, no hair extensions, no hair bands, no bla bla bla…. Being able to run my hands through my hair…and enjoy…it’s just, it’s heaven.
If you're not ready to go all the way yet but want to try incorporating gray into your look, there is a process called “gray blending” that allows you to do just that. It's a transitional style that uses your natural grays as highlights, while preserving the colorful undertones.
“In the past, we've seen trends dominate fashion, like the era of perms, the decade of highlights, balayage, bold colors and tonal work,” says Robert Eaton, technical director of Wella Professionals. “There is now a trend toward natural hair enhancement, and gray blending is the new movement in hair coloring.”
To get inspiration for this look and more, here are some of the gray-haired celebrities who have embraced their natural color and are totally nailing it.