Sherry Maysonave elaborates in her book Casual Power, "Gray hair can be empowering or it can totally disempower an individual. If gray hair suits your coloring and if it has a bright sheen to it, rather than a dull, tired tone, it can work well for you. However, for this to be true, the cut and style of gray hair must reflect an updated look. If the style is freeze-dried somewhere in the past, gray hair contributes even more to a not-living-in-present-time statement. The problem with that, especially in the workplace, is that your hair can send the message that 'you' are tired or that your ideas and work methods are not up to date either. On the other hand, stylish gray hair (in good condition) can convey that you have years of experience and possibly, wisdom, which can contribute to an authoritative air."
I want to see you in the salon when you want a lift or a treat instead of because your a slave to your roots! Check out the images below as well as some of the literature and websites I have found to be inspiring. I hope the visuals will help you start thinking of the many options available to you.
|Diane Sawyer "Swedish Blonde" using highlights to bridge a gray to a blonde. |
|Embrace the white and add a silver hue with a cool toned gloss.|
|Add a bit of steel lowlights to create a pewter tone.|
|A great way to transition out of high maintainance all over color is to leave a bit out in the areas that show first. This is a softer version of what Anne Bancroft sported in "The Graduate".|
I highly recommend:
BOOK: Anne Kreamer's book "Going Gray, What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity, and Everything Else That Matters"
BLOG: Want to Go Gray All the Way? How to Go Gray Gracefully
WEBSITE: Going Gray Looking Great! Make every stage of going gray absolutely fabulous!
The official website of the first and only beauty bible for women of all ages who want to know how to make every stage of going gray absolutely gorgeous.