BEAUTY BAR: 50 Shades of Gray

Step aside ombré, there is a new hairstyle in town and it’s gray hair! It’s not your typical grandma gray but this new style trend has been seen on runways by designers Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, etc. This new innovative hairstyle has become the new hair craze but sadly not everyone has been able to rock it. Today’s Fashionista is my coworker and a former CollegeFashionista Style Guru, who is now the owner of According to this Fashionista, being a “gray head” is a huge challenge.

This hair color requires her to undergo constant root bleaching’s and toning which goes through lots of time, effort, and money but who says looking good ever came cheap? Because this look has been so difficult to achieve, it makes the look even more desirable. Gray hair has an iconic look and completes any basic outfit and makes it almost look high fashion. This look has been termed as “the new age conservative goth” as it both appeals to those rebellious enough to achieve this look but also toned down to appear more proper. The key to pulling off this look is great skin and a youthful glow.

While the older generation are finding ways to conceal their gray hair, younger women are attaining this hair color to contrast their delicately youthful appearance. There are video tutorials on YouTube showing how to bring about this look by several beauty guru’s, but the best way is by going to a professional salon. If you happen to be short on budget and can’t wait any longer to show off your new look, the following steps will help you do so!

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? To recreate this Fashionista’s look, start with a bleach to lighten your locks to a faded blonde color. After your hair has achieved this color, apply a toner; this will help cancel out the dull appearance of your blonde hair. Mix together a satin blonde color and violet in a bowl. Finally, add in a developer and apply the mixture starting from your roots to the ends of your hair. Wait approximately 30 to 40 minutes before washing out the mixture.