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Dying your hair grey on purpose might not have seemed like the trendy thing to do, until now. Girls all over social media are trending the tag #GrannyHair and spreading the humorous hashtag #DoItForTheGram while sharing their new hues across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. These reasons might convince you to join the hashtag too, so make sure you don’t miss out!
1. It’s Eye-Catching!
A full head of silver and grey isn’t common even among older generations, so this can make a prominent fashion statement, especially when paired with classy accessories and a cocktail dress.
2. Pairs Well With “Unnatural Colors”
If you’ve ever wanted to go out on a limb and add a streak of purple or blue into your locks, grey might be the perfect counterpart. Grey can accentuate any other color since it doesn’t distract in the same way brown or red hair might.
3. Makes For Stunning Curls and Striking Up-dos
Curls or carefully styled waves will stand out in grey because the hair becomes almost reflective under light, perhaps with a bit of shimmer depending upon the tone. Any style will make a statement, but up-dos are a great way to bring attention to jewelry and to the face (which is the real focus anyway).
4. Grey Can Be Empowering
The silver and grey hues aren’t just for “old ladies” anymore. Since young women are embracing this trend, the style gap between generations could begin to close and young women may feel more connected to their older family members. Making grey hair sexy is empowering for everyone involved, because love your body, right?
5. It’s Easy to be High-Fashion in Grey
Marc Jacobs and Lady Gaga are embracing the grey trend, so why can’t you? All it takes is a box of color (if you’re feeling adventurous) or a trip to the salon to add a touch of cushy, elite style to your overall look.
Since younger women are opting for silver and grey hair, older women can feel better about their natural hair color and share the experience with their teen counterparts. Grey is a wonderful way to add a new, unique element to an outfit and also serves as a conversation starter. Hopefully these tips can help you make the switch to grey (and other colors too, but that’s for another day)!