In the battle against time women have struggled to hide their stubborn gray hairs for many years. Month after month they head to the salon to touch up their roots so that no one learns their secret. But recent trends in hair color have many women reconsidering whether they should cover their grays or not as they see more and more young women dying their hair gorgeous shades of gray. The once frowned-upon gray is now a surprising hair color trend that has been steadily growing in popularity. If you’re considering embracing your new natural color or going gray just for fun here are some tips to help you go gray with confidence.
Consider Your Skin Tone
Even though gray is a neutral color, you still need to pay attention to the undertones of the shade you choose and make sure that it is in harmony with your skin tone. Go with a slight golden or creamy undertone for warm skin and a slightly bluish or silver undertone for cooler skin. If your skin is neutral you can have fun with any shade you like best.
Coordinate Your Wardrobe
You can wear any color you choose with gray hair and look fabulous because it is a neutral color, but choosing the right color palette for your wardrobe will give your new gray mane an unstoppable wow factor. A monochromatic outfit that compliments your eyes is the key to a truly classy and pulled-together look. If you have green eyes go with shades of moss or olive greens. Blue eyes look gorgeous with navy and sky blues, and you can highlight brown eyes with khaki and earthy browns. If you really want to have some fun with color try bright shades of pink and white.
Keep Up On Maintenance
Gray hair is not especially difficult to maintain, but it does require a little bit of upkeep. How much maintenance will depend on the colors you choose and how much gray you have to begin with. Salt and pepper roots aren’t nearly as noticeable as flaming red roots are. You should plan on a root touch-up every 6-8 weeks to keep your color looking its best.
Time To Choose Your Shade
Now that you’re armed with the tips and tricks you need to really rock this color trend, it’s time to choose your shade. The bottom line is this- choose a shade that you love and that will bring you joy each time you look in the mirror. Here are a few of the most popular shades of gray for fall to give you some inspiration.
Silver Ombre- Imagine a smokey gray mane that seems to melt into shimmering silver at the ends. Now imagine it paired with a blunt bob and dark red lips. The combo is a sophisticated look that is also absolutely intoxicating.
Platinum and Pewter Pixie- This is a play on the rooted blond look. The deep pewter roots of this long tousled pixie cut give way to nearly white platinum. The result is almost ethereal.
Snow White and Silver- Snow white with silver lowlights is simply stunning in shoulder-length waves. The bright white really accentuates the remains of a warm summer tan. This is a soft yet stunning color that’s sure to turn heads.
Stone And Ashes- Long stone gray curls are absolutely gorgeous and ashy highlights really add tons of dimension. Face-framing platinum highlights elevate the look another notch. Your gray hair will be the envy of all!
Intentional Salt And Pepper- If you’re not quite ready to go completely gray you can blend those strays in with an intentional salt and pepper look. Black hair with dark gray highlights throughout and a lighter gray concentrate at the crown and around the face gives your mane a gorgeous and cohesive look that is simply stunning.
Stop fighting your grays and learn to love them with a fresh new look at 209 Salon. Our expert colorists will create a custom gray look for you that perfectly compliments your skin, your eyes, your wardrobe, and your lifestyle. Gray never looked so good! Give us a call at 972.548.2815 to schedule your hair color appointment today. You can also book an appointment online or download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to book your appointments, get appointment reminders, specials, and more. You can find us at 5801 Virginia Parkway, Suite #204 in McKinney.