Going grey is like conquering the last taboo of hair colour. We’ve always been taught to cover up grey hair because it can make us look older and wash out paler skin tones. While that can be true, with the right style, colour, and makeup, grey hair can be illuminating and make a bold statement. Just look at young celebrities like Kelly Osbourne, St. Vincent, Rihanna, Pink, and Nicole Richie, who are showing us that grey hair can actually soften features and make for the perfect blank canvas when paired with a tinge of colour.
If you think going grey is for you, then here are some tips on how to do it in style…
Keep The Cut Clean
Shorter haircuts will keep your grey hair from overpowering your face and from making you look older. Aim for a haircut that gives you a polished look with clean lines. Soft waves, bobs or modern geo cuts tend to look best with grey hair. Make sure you use hydrating products to give your grey hair moisture and shine, since dull, dry hair can make your new hair colour go from soft and sophisticated to drab and neglected.
Pair Your Grey With Some Colour
If you’re not ready to go full-on grey or you want to compliment your grey with a hint of colour, try experimenting with a two-tone look. Have some fun with your grey by pairing it with colours like caramel, lavender, pink, silvery blue, or warm golden blond.
Change Your Colour Palette
Changing your hair colour means that the colours you used to wear may not fit with your new look. Vibrant colours look great with grey hair, so go with radiant ones for your wardrobe and makeup. Clothes in monochrome and jewel tones look striking against grey hair, but avoid earth tones. For makeup, go with a pop of colour for lips, like pinks or coral, but stay away from nudes and browns which can look drab against the grey.
Since grey hair can make skin look washed out, sweep some blush onto your cheeks to add a little colour and warmth to your complexion; think warm shades like rose or apricot instead of pastels. For eyes, keep it light. Use neutral shades with cool undertones, like white, navy, grey, or charcoal. Finish with either black mascara, or, for a softer look, brown or navy. If you normally wear foundation, you may need to go a shade darker than what you wore previously to give your skin tone added colour.
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