The New York TImes says gray hair is in, so it must be true.
Apparently models - models! - have been sporting gray-streaked hair during Major Fashion Events.
Even the editors have been sporting gray....
including a famous 13-year-old blogger and fashion mascot named Tavi Gevinson.
Pink did it at the Grammys.
And even Kate Moss has been sporting "graylights" of late.
Sharon Dorram, an influential New York colorist, said that among her downtown New York patrons, it is mostly younger women, renegade types, who request gray. Not lost on Ms. Dorram is the irony that their older, more conventional counterparts spent $1.3 billion to cover their grays last year, according to Nielsen....
“These women are showing that they have the money and the inclination to make gray a fashion statement,” said Rose Weitz, a professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University. Professor Weitz, the author of “Rapunzel’s Daughters: What Women’s Hair Tells us about Women’s Lives,” suggested that to dye one’s hair gray is to flout one of fashion’s last taboos.
For a 16-year-old, it is something akin to having multiple piercings or tattoos, she said. “It takes confidence to pull off the look,” Professor Weitz said. “It’s going to be the head cheerleader who does this, not the nerdy science student.”
Of course here in Chicago we've been doing it for years....
not because it's fashionable,
but because it's practical.