BEAUTY BAR: Silver Strands

Have you ever worried about getting white hair? For the majority of adults, white hair’s dreaded implications of aging fuel an entire market of products. But while some people from the older generations are frantically trying to hide their silver hairs, others from the younger generation are going for silver hairs on purpose. This global trend, i.e. “granny hair” or “the silver fox,” is uniquely cool and off-beat. It’s a step more extreme than platinum blonde hair, and it’s wonderfully easy to dress around. Silver hair can instantly elevate even the simplest of outfits into something clean and stylish.

Sometimes, less really is more. Loud prints and flashy trends might be fun, but it’s also important to strike a balance with pieces that make you physically and emotionally feel comfortable. We can follow this Fashionista’s lead with an outfit adorned by simplicity, for an effortlessly striking look. By sticking to simple and comfortable basics, she achieves a natural summer ensemble that really draws the attention to her silvery white hair. Because no colors or designs in her outfit are distracting or dominant, she maintains a harmonious balance that really allows her silver hair to become the immediate eye-catcher. She wears a soft gray T-shirt and partners it with a pair of high-waisted light wash denim (which has replaced the craze for dark wash denim) for a comfortable, classic outfit. One watch and simple beaded bracelet adorn her wrist, and the black sandals add a breezy, casual summer touch. Lastly, her outfit isn’t complete without her hat! It adds just the perfect touch of sophistication and style, and it melds seamlessly with the clean and effortless vibe. Plus, her hat provides a perfect solution to hide her from bad hair days or undone roots.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? Believe it or not, silver is one of the most difficult colors to maintain. You’re going to need a white/platinum toner and a low volume developer to achieve this hair—but make sure you go to an experienced hair colorist. Afterwards, you can help maintain your silver hair from turning beige with toning shampoos and conditioners. Aveda’s line, Blue Malva, is made specifically for silver hair to help ward off brassiness.