Trend alert: Grey hair

grey hair trend Tavi Kate Moss Pink Pixie Geldof Gareth Pugh Helen Mirren

In the past couple of months, there’s been a flurry of stories (see here, here and here) about grey hair—not hiding it, but wearing it DELIBERATELY. I flirted with the idea of doing a piece on this back in my ELLE Canada days, so it’s not all that new of a concept, although it’s certainly picking up speed, with all the faces above recently sporting a version of the trend.

Clockwise, from top left: Kate Moss, whose dalliance with “greylights” only lasted 24 hours (she’s now gone blonde again); Pink, who went uber-platinum for the Grammys; socialite Pixie Geldof, whose grey came about from a bleach job gone wrong; Helen Mirren, who sets the gold—or should we say silver—standard on aging gracefully; a grey-haired model at Gareth Pugh‘s spring 2010 show; and 13-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson, who recently sported a blue-grey rinse.

Oh, and in case you missed my post, Chanel’s spring couture show had grey-haired models too.

Fashion never fails to surprise, does it? I don’t know about you, but I’m not about to adopt this trend for real life. Not even Kate Moss can pull it off, and that’s saying something. (Plus, as gorgeous as Helen Mirren is, I still think swapping blonde for grey is the best anti-aging trick in the book.)

What do you think of the grey hair trend?

2 Comments

Allie
Friday, February 5/2010 at 9:31 am

I love it on Helen, but the rest look scary – not a fan of this trend at all.

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Vero
Friday, September 21/2012 at 5:34 pm

I don’t see the point: we’re pretty much all going to go grey eventually. Why not enjoy colour while we still have it? I only like it if it’s someone’s natural colour.

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