I have lots of friends, particularly those who have very dark locks, who have actually started to go grey quite young and it certainly seems to be a time in a woman's life that begins to set off " hair colour panic buttons" and calls for a decision almost as important as whether to have Botox or not.
For me, I started noticing the grey hairs in my otherwise dark roots, about three years ago and gradually my hair dressing colour appointments went from 6 weeks, down to 4 (funds permitting) and although there are lots of things that I am not at all vain about, my hair is certainly one thing I am! So what do you do, grow old gracefully and allow yourself to turn into some sort of "Silver Fox or Vixen" ? but surely for those who already colour their hair, this is no easy achievement as opposed to somebody who has naturally coloured hair? I mean, I can not imagine having half of my hair blonde with 6 inch roots which are 50% my natural brunette and 50% grey, which is probably what the percentage is at present, once it starts to happen, there is no stopping it!
For his Autumn and Winter 2011 Ready to Wear collection, John Paul Gaultier sent models down the catwalk wearing grey coloured bouffant wigs and we saw a few young "celebrities" joining the "blue rinse brigade" last year and I have to admit, on somebody in their 20's, it does look quite good and I don't necessarily think that it ages them. I also think the models on the JPG runway look gorgeous, but do you think that it ages a woman in her 40's? and do you like me, feel that your hair colour is the last sign of youth, one that you would do anything to hang on to?