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Growing Grey Gracefully?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Beauty trends have a weird way of coming around don’t they? A few short years ago boxed hair dyes were heralding their ability to cover those greys – but now grey hair has undergone a dramatic shift, with people flocking to salons to replicate the now coveted wintery locks.


Once associated with the blue rinse brigade, grey hair has been co-opted by the hottest a-listers and fashionistas looking for an edgy take on the former pastel trend. Kylie Jenner, Rihanna and Perrie Edwards have all been spotted embracing the trend. From a relatively niche beauty statement, grey hair has morphed into an instagram sensation.


While not the easiest to pull off, or indeed maintain, it’s become (literally) one of the coolest hues available in salons. With the right maintenance and a killer hairdresser (find one on Defacto) you should be able to match the perfect shade of grey to your wardrobe, skin tone and lifestyle. The trend can vary from near white pure frosts to smokier greys with tones of purples, blues and black. Either way, your colourist should be able to help guide you to what will best suit your skin tone, what shade you can achieve and the best ways to manage it.  It’s a style not for the faint of heart, but one sure to make an impact.


Here’s our top salon picks for taking you to the dark(ish) side.

Rebel Rebel

This Glasgow unisex barber and hair salon are expert stylists. Shortlisted for this year’s Herald Look Awards Best Barber, they are also a dab hand when it comes to colour. With impeccable service and a relaxed atmosphere, this is the place you want to go to find a stylist who shares the same vision of amazing hair that you do.

Rush London

With over 20 years of haircare behind them and over 62 salons across the UK, your hair will be made gorgeous in their safe and experienced hands. An impressive creative team and over 50 industry awards to their name make Rush the perfect choice if you’re looking for premium quality service.

Avant Garde

An indie boutique set in the heart of Worchester city, this gem prides itself in it’s bespoke and personal service. Known for their spectacular finishes, attention to detail and luxurious surroundings, Avant Garde are a more niche but certainly no less quality choice.


The real trick to this is in maintenance and care.  Odds are that at some point you will be making acquaintance with the old bleach bottle so weekly conditioning treatments will soon become part of your haircare regime. Couple that with the finest purple shampoos on the market to keep those brassy tones at bay and you’ll be guaranteed to look fantastic in this season’s most in demand beauty trends.

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