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Embracing Gray Hair

If you still have doubts that  gray hair can be flattering check out our beautiful model.  In fact she looks so good, no Photoshop was necessary.

Hairstyles For Older Women

Gray hair reflects a lack of pigment.  Melanin pigments are responsible for the color in your hair.   These pigments are transferred to keratin, the protein that your hair is made of.  The less melanin within the keratin, the more gray hair your hair will be.  White hair has no melanin at all.  Whether you want it or not, gray hair happens to all of us eventually.

If you choose to go natural, here are a few gray hair tips:

  • Gray hair has a tendency to be frizzy, coarse and dull looking.  To enhance the texture of it, you can get a hair straightening treatment.  Most hair straightening treatments will leave your hair smooth, shiny and frizz-free.  We are partial to the Brazilian Blowout, but if you prefer a different keratin treatment, talk to your stylist about your options.
  •   To keep your gray hair from turning yellow, wash your hair with a shampoo with blue or violet pigment.  Use it only once a week, or else your hair might pick up a bluish hue.
  • For a  more dramatic look and to  enhance your silver, you can also get a demi-permanent silver glaze or gloss at your favorite hair salon.  Glazes are ammonia-free and are packed with conditioning agents and lots of shine.  When the color glaze is the same shade as your hair, it won’t change your base color at all.  A silver gloss will deposit beautiful metallic tones to emphasize what you already have and remove any undesirable yellow tones.  The glaze will fade out gently and since there is no maintenance involved, you can do this at your own pace.

Embrace your gray hair when you’re ready!

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  • Wanda Lacy December 19, 2015, 12:39 PM

    I love the grays. Can’t wait to have mine done!

  • Susan July 7, 2014, 12:38 PM

    Hi! I was wondering who’s the photographer of these beautiful photos? I’d like to get in touch with him/her. Thank you in advance, Susan

    • admin July 7, 2014, 10:14 PM

      His name is Marco Candela Michelus and you can get in touch with him if you call our salon @212-227-4150. Thank you for your interest. 🙂

  • Louise Morgan August 20, 2013, 11:52 PM

    I think it is a complete fallacy that grey hair is frizzy, coarse and dull. Maybe for those whose hair has always been than way, but quitting dyeing your hair does not, in my experience, change the texture of it. I quit the dye almost two years ago and my hair has never been smoother, shinier or healthier than it is now. I hear/read this claim so often and it’s a shame because going grey can be daunting enough for some without these scare stories. I’m pretty sure it’s down to marketing, I mean really, they don’t want us all quitting using unnecessary, expensive, chemical based products on our hair, that would be no good for profits. For anyone considering it, quit the dye and you may just find like so many others, that your hair is smooth, sleek and stunning, like so many others I’ve seen. 🙂

    • Sharon Danley August 21, 2013, 6:00 AM

      I totally agree with you Louise. Actually those with frizzy, dull hair have usually been dying it and that’s the cause – not letting it go natural.

  • wendy June 12, 2013, 3:39 PM

    I have been coloring my hair for a long time and I am totally gray. I just turned 50 and I have to color every 2 1/2 weeks because my long thick hair grows so fast. Do you have any ideas on how to grow it out and let my hair go all gray without looking ridiculous??

    • Admin June 12, 2013, 4:26 PM

      Coloring roots every 2 1/2 weeks does seem like a lot of work. Are you coloring your hair very dark? There is no easy way to go about this. Lightening (aka bleaching) your hair to the lightest possible color it can go from what you have, without destroying the integrity of your hair shaft, is one way to do it. Of course, depending on the texture of your hair, length and color, it can be a challenging task and may require more than one application. If you are lucky and have very fine hair, it might be easier and faster. Depending on what color you are using to cover your grays, the goal is to get your hair to the lightest shade of blonde you can possibly achieve. Once your hair is light, it can be glazed with a gloss that is similar to gray hair. However, please keep in mind that this cannot be done in one visit, especially if your hair is very long and thick. Think of it as a work in progress. And no matter what you do, stop coloring your roots. Good luck and thanks for contacting us. 🙂

    • Barbara August 21, 2013, 1:35 AM

      Wendy, my only advice is to go cold turkey. Just grow it out, plain and simple. Ridiculousness is in the eye of the beholder. I went salt and pepper and never considered adding high lighting or anything else. My decision was to also keep my long hair throughout. No chemicals meant no chemicals. Remember, dye contains toxins and carcinogens that are absorbed into your bloodstream. 😉

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