October 15, 2010
OK to Go Gray?
Is gray hair a new trend in corporate America? Professional women don't have much time to spend worrying about going gray. For most, it's inevitable with time, although there are a few factors that cause premature graying, like anemia or vitamin B12 deficiency, says WebMD.
A growing number of working women are actually opting to keep their hair gray. "It's liberating to be proud of my age," Anne Kreamer, author of Going Gray, tells PINK. "Gray hair can lend women a sense of authority and authenticity. I feel attractive and comfortable in my skin now that I'm not pretending to be something I'm not." Kreamer and her book have been featured on The Today Show, Martha Stewart and Marie Claire.
She adds, "If you're good at your job, hair color is irrelevant. If you're vulnerable in your job, hair color is equally irrelevant."
Some websites and blogs support women who keep their silver tresses. At Goinggraylookinggreat.com and Goinggrayblog.com, women of all ages tell stories about their transition into "joyfully embracing what is real and authentic."
O Magazine gives suggestions on hairstyles, including before-and-after makeovers for "women who celebrate their gray hair," and More Magazine covers topics like "Short, Gray and Happy" and "10 Gray Hair Helpers."
Minute Mentor: Lisa Stephenson, Creative Director at Sassoon Salon Atlanta, talks with PINK about how to set yourself apart with a haircut that works for you.
By Kristi Jordan
"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician." Unknown