Gorgeous Gray

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The hilarious and quite lovely Alice of Finslippy fame recently decided to give her monthly coloring treatments the heave-ho and embrace her natural silver gray.

Alice had been coloring her hair auburn for many years.

Which was a great color, but the constant upkeep was not so great. So, she started to grow.

And grow.

Until the artificial color was gone and the silver gray reigned supreme.

Totally gorgeous, right?

Yep. Gorgeous. I can only hope my shade of gray will be half that beautiful. Bravo, Alice!



COMMENTS (18)

Comments

  1. I am considering no longer coloring my hair. Due to a hormonal imbalance, my hair is super thin right now. I don’t want to distress it any further by treating it with harsh chemicals. Alice’s hair is lovely. I’m not sure if mine will look so great. I guess we will see.

  2. Beautiful!! I wish that I could only be that brave.

  3. Yes! Love it.

    I was watching 60 Minutes (With my grandparents, what?) a few weeks ago and there was a woman with lovely long grey hair and I could not stop ogling it.

  4. And could her cut be any more flattering?! What a strikingly gorgeous woman!

  5. She looks stunning—it’s so pretty, particularly with her eye color.

    Me, my hair is LOOOOOONG, darker than Alice’s, and I fear I will never know when it’s time to embrace the gray. And even once it is, what do I do then? Cut it all off? Ask my stylist to actually dye it gray? What’s the protocol, anyone know? I’m about 50% gray right now and not ready. At all. I am convinced I will just look scary.

  6. I have long hair and I’m in the process of growing out my color now and embracing my silver streaks which are now about 3 inches long. Once they reached an inch, they started to look weird, because they’re right at my temples.

    I settled on using the Clairol root touch up kit. I just mix a tiny amount of the chemicals, not the whole tube and just cover the grays with my natural brown. It washes out in about 3 weeks and I get to see how long the streaks are now. My intention is to stop with the Clairol once they reach about 6 inches and look like actual streaks instead of just like “I missed my coloring appointment” patches of gray.

  7. MichelleG says:

    ooooh, so lovely- i have secret hair envy of women with thick, shiny silver hair! it can be so chic and fresh! has alice posted on goinggraylookinggreat.com?

  8. Sarah Cunningham says:

    Not only is she hilarious, she is cover-of-the-magazine gorgeous.

    I can only hope I rock gray with the same elegance.

  9. Lovely! I started going gray when I was 15 (I’m 30), which was no big deal because my mom was not one of those moms who objected to me coloring my hair, which I had been doing already for a couple years.

    I have this nifty Colleen Williams-ish streak going on at my right temple and I tried letting it grow out last year, but it’s not substantial enough yet to quit coloring. I’m hoping it will fill out more in a few years.

  10. Aw, thanks, Sarah! And everyone else, for being so nice!

  11. with your beautiful blue eyes, the change is quite beautiful!:)

  12. In all honesty I think she looks younger WITH her gray hair than she did with the dyed hair.. :) beautiful!!

  13. Sunny "D" says:

    The GRAY is a pretty color but come on now lets get serious how much older does she look now? last time I checked older wasn’t what everybody was rushing to get ahold of. Plus her hair looks soft, not too many choices without the body that the color would have given her

  14. Phillip says:

    The gray hair was fine. What i did like was the cut. very chick!

  15. Bobbi Brown once said “Your hair is your number one accessory.”

    Yes, she’s gorgeous… However, going grey aged her 10-20 years don’t you think? I encourage people to go blonde, or blend the grey, with highlights. But full blown grey can age the crap out of someone.

    Again, beautiful face!!

  16. See, this is what I LOVE about blogs! No way would you ever find a piece like this in a magazine. The hair color companies won’t allow it! How dare you show a woman with her natural hair color in a positive light? But she looks awesome! And I’m sure it is much easier on her time-wise and $-wise.

  17. Goodness, what a beauty! I agree with you, in hoping I look as good as my hair color starts to change :-).

    Thank you for sharing!

  18. What a fantastic transformation! Alice looks gorgeous with her natural gray hair. Now you can see her true likeness, her beautiful blue eyes and she has a sincere smile of contentment on her face! Excellent choice to return to her ‘roots’! ~Evie Lena (http://evielena.wordpress.com)