Thinking Going Grey?

I have mentored a few friends who were tempted to go grey. This is no small matter.  It takes courage, flair and a non-apologetic attitude about aging. Some thoughts:

To get started buy a wide headband and place it as close as possible to your forehead to avoid getting crazy when the grey grows in.


Skin care entrepreneur (and 67 year old) Linda Rodin keeps her hair very casual, rolls up her sleeves and adds glamorous allure with bold sunglasses. Serenely indifferent to middle-age.


Lyn Slater, a former university professor, wears boyish sneakers and a low key style to communicate her grey hair is a deliberate statement of uber cool.





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12 Comments to Thinking Going Grey?

  1. Janelle's Gravatar Janelle
    June 1, 2017 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Love ur article and examples. I went gray almost a year ago. Went from deep brown and a long bob to gray and short and fierce. I live it and will never go back…I’m 55 and determined to rock this next act of life to its fullest!

  2. June 1, 2017 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    I adore gray hair on Linda Rodin, Lyn Slater and others! It suits them so well and it looks amazing. It is a personal choice. My complexion is very warm and when I tried leaving the gray hair alone, the coolness of the gray color battled with my warm red/gold skin color. I have chosen to keep my hair in a warm tone to complement my skin tone.

  3. June 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Grey hair arrives at any age. My mom was barely 22 when she married my dad. His 9-year old niece noticed her partly grey hair and asked, “Why is Uncle Arthur marrying that old woman?” She was completely grey at 28. I am 64, perhaps 50/50 black to grey. Waiting for the rest of the grey to come in.

  4. Anne's Gravatar Anne
    June 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    After chemo I decided not to dye my hair. I don’t have the patience and strength and believe it is unimportant in the scheme of things especially when I had other health concerns as well. It is very short and salt and pepper. The women dye their hair believing it makes them look young, but the color is not suitable for their skin tone as well as their age is apparent due to lines and wrinkles. When i tried on my dark brown wig it did not flatter my complexion which is olive. Since my illnesses I have aged.

  5. Judith's Gravatar Judith
    June 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ellen, there is grey and then there is grey. The important thing is to keep a nice grey. Special shampoo for grey hair keeps out that yellow-ish look which can creep in if exposed to too much pollution or cigarette smoke. I get regular compliments for my grey hair. People think I have dyed it grey or have grey ‘foils’ or ‘streaks’. Nope, its all natural, low care, suits me, stunning. Its a win-win-win-win.

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