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‘Granny Hair Trend’ Normalizes The Stigma Of Gray Hair. The Once Scorned Look Is Now The Norm!

Date January 28, 2019 15:36

Over the years, people with gray hair have been intimidated into masking their natural hair through procedures like dying, coloring, henna, and shaving as gray hair was denounced in the Western world.

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However, a recent beauty trend, ‘Granny Hair’, allows people to freely show off the once stigmatized look.

As a matter of fact, some celebrities are stylishly rocking it!

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The dawn of the ‘Granny Hair’ trend

Jean-Paul Gaultier, of Chanel, made a fashion statement during the 2014/2015 Autumn/Winter ready-to-wear Paris Fashion Week show with his models, and that began the grey hair trend.

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The French designer brought his A-game along with three older models.

The models looked spectacular in their attire. Model Catherine Loewe, 56, was looking dapper in her shiny outfit paired with a sophisticated gray hairdo, called bouffant.

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Also, a male model could have passed off as a rockstar with his enormous nose ring, heavy eyeliner, and gray Mohawk hairstyle.

The show was certainly a trendsetter! Ever since the Gaultier fashion show, many celebrities and fans have tried out astounding looks to go with their gray hair.

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It has been hashtagged ‘“#grannyhair” on some social media platforms.

The Granny Hair has been rocked by famous figures like Lady Gaga, Pink, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie, Kim Kardashian, and Kelly Osborne.

‘Granny Hair Trend’ Normalizes The Stigma Of Gray Hair. The Once Scorned Look Is Now The Norm!Getty Images / Ideal Image

The trend is far from seeing its end, not with an Instagram account with over seventy-three thousand followers embracing people worldwide with the natural gray hair.

Be a part of the granny hair trend

If you are looking to join in this trend but are clueless on how to go about it, well, you are in the right place.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Here are a few tips you need to know. Note that it is advisable to try a temporary dye first if you are not sure about the Granny Hair look.

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Firstly, make sure the last time you dyed your hair was months ago. It will help the new color blend in well, and the bleach has less color to remove.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Then you proceed to buy the required products for dyeing, such as hair dyes and silver shampoos for maintenance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hair master Siobhan Jones gives the advice:

"In order to go grey, you have to pre-lighten the hair to a clean white blonde and then tone with a personalized grey mix tone."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you’re not too comfortable with the option of dying, you could also rock grey colored wigs.

What people think

The trendy look has garnered several supporters. Many people have been encouraged to exhibit their natural look. 

The fashion icon and designer Gaultier has successfully launched a beauty trend that's one for the books.

We are glad to see more people coming out every day with their natural gray hair and making their bold fashion statements!

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