Who wants silver hair? Well, alot of people!
The picture above is Christina’s client Cecelia! She has very dark hair naturally. Christina was able to lighten her hair and tone it with silver.
We were wondering when the silver, gray hair trend started! Well, I looked it up and it’s in Wikipedia!
It’s called the Granny Hair Trend! Also known as Granny Hair. I personally have never heard this term, and it doesn’t seem like a flattering name to give the silver locks that we are doing!
25-30 years ago, there was no gray hair color that you could buy. No one EVER asked me for silver gray hair! At the sight of one gray hair, we were covering it up!
Now there are so many silver choices! Women, young and old, are now adding silver or gray streaks to their hair. Those who are blessed with naturally gray hair are embracing their sparkly highlights! There are amazing gray shampoos and conditioners that enhance the gray and make it bright and shiny!
The trend is attributed to fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier! In 2011 his Autumn/Winter fashion show featured models with gray beehives! In 2015 his fashion show in Paris showcased models all with gray, silver hair.
Ellie Goulding was seen in 2011 with platinum hair that was leaning toward gray. Kelly Osbourne was also wearing her hair gray in 2012.
Unfortunately, this is one of the hardest color services to do. The hair must to lightened to the palest white. If the hair is even a little bit yellow or gold, the silver hair color can look green or have an odd blue cast to it.
It’s so sad to explain to someone who has dark, dark brown hair that this may be something that they may never be able to have. It’s especially difficult if someone has dark hair color on the ends of their hair to begin with. The hair has to be lightened with lightener and sometimes that color just doesn’t want to lighten past a pale red or gold. Hair can be only lightened so much at one time before it loses all of it’s integrity and starts to break off. It’s a long process and you need to do lots of treatments that will keep your hair healthy as the process goes along.