4/16/14

Shark Attack Loves... // Grey Hair

GreyHair Photo // Tumblr

I've been brainstorming on a new hairdo and / or hair color for a couple of months now, but I've still been undecided. It can be quite frustrating to think of something new if you've had every (hair) color of the rainbow -- literally; just click HERE to see an example. My parents have never limited me in my looks and trying out new and different things with it, something I still thank them for and will pass on to my children.

Anyway, I was browsing around Tumblr to soak up some inspiration, when I stumbled upon the best hair color I've seen in a long time. How insanely gorgeous is that grey hairdo? I'm already imagining myself with it, but there are some things that I have to keep in consideration -- boo!

Here are some tips for you to keep in mind if you're thinking about going for some drastic hair color changes:

* School / Work: First there was school I had to think about, now it's work. Aside from the blog, I'm also working as a part time sales assistant. Are they allowing their employees to dye their hair grey, even if you can't really consider as an unnatural color? How will customers react when they are being helped by a 24-year-old with grey hair? I'm usually not one to care about what others think about the way I look, but it's work, so I don't really have a choice.

* Colorist: It takes a top colorist to get to that shade of grey pictured above and even though all hairdressers know how to color hair, I trust only one with mine. It's the same colorist who successfully created the dip and dye I mentioned before and even though I'm pretty sure she can pull it off, I still need to talk about it with her first (if I'm even getting my hair dyed, that is). To me, it's important to have a one-on-one brainstorming session with my colorist first, going over all of the options, discussing certain problems that might occur and so on.

* Hair: To achieve the color in the picture, there's no doubt that a lot of work will have to be done. This might be an issue that you might want to talk to your colorist about; as mentioned above. If your hair is thin, vulnerable and sensitive, would it be a good idea to put it through that amount of bleaching and dyeing? Because lets face it: there's no use in having the color you want on hair that's as dry and lifeless as the Sahara desert. Know your hair before you put it through - sometimes - unnecessary and damaging scenarios, with unsatisfying results in the end.

* Budget: Since there's no way in hell that you're going to hair like that with a DIY (Do It Yourself) kit... A professional colorist will, without a doubt, have to step into the scene and we all know that they come with a certain price tag. Also keep in mind that you will have to get your roots retouched every couple of weeks and that you most certainly will have to purchase some hair products to repair your hair from all the damage; just think about special shampoos, conditioners, hair masks... Is it something you can handle financially? Even though we all like ourselves some pretty hair, going bankrupt isn't what you're going for.

So, what do you think about grey hair before you're in your fifties? I'm pro grey with this one (and 50 Shades Of Grey has nothing to do with it). I'm dying to hear your thoughts about this topic, so leave them in the comment box below!

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16 comments:

  1. ik vind grijs ook prachtig, ik heb mezelf er al eens mee gephotoshopt en het stond me BEELDIG maar ik ga wachten tot het natuurlijk gebeurt :D eens vragen op je werk!

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  2. Als ik heel eerlijk mag zijn... Ik vind het echt niet bij iedereen mooi! Sommige staan er wel mee, maar het kan volgens mij ook echt dik tegen vallen.

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    1. Is ook zo! Ben ook nog helemaal niet zeker als ik het ga doen, hoor, maar het is zo mooi, haha. :(

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  3. Very good post my beautiful ;)
    Kisses <3

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  4. Leuke post! Bij sommige mensen vind ik grijs haar mooi staan net zoals pastel roze, paars of baby blauw. Ik vind het wel echt mega mooie kleuren echt jammer dat je eerst je haren moet bleken voordat het mooi word :(. Wat misschien een tip is om te kijken of grijs haar je staat is: taaz.com daar kun je je haarkleuren veranderen in foto's en evt 'pruiken' opzetten. Ik ben enorm benieuwd :)!

    Liefs,
    Jamie

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  5. The photo you choose is simply stunning, but I'm definitely against grey hair even in the fifties :).
    xxx
    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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  6. it looks great!

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  7. Ik vind het echt prachtig op de foto's! En op sommige mensen staat het echt goed, maar op andere staat het totaal niet en komen ze over als een heks zeg maar. Dus ik zou, moest ik jou zijn, het zekers een eerst uittesten met een pruik of simulator of zo voor je het effectief gaat doen ;)

    liefs,
    Karlien

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  9. My parent also don't restrict my hair colors and stuff that's why I'm always trying our new hair color too! And grey seems like a really cool idea but the working part seems really true like some workplace just don't accept weird hair colors which can be really frustrating at times. x

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  10. Love it, but I am not too brave for this!


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  11. Ohh ik vind grijs haar toch zo ontzettend mooi! Het lastige is alleen dat je er steeds een toner overheen moet doen om het zo mooi te houden (en ik zelf eerst mijn haar die-hard zou moeten ontkleuren) ;)

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  12. I really like it. I"m 26 and have some silver tinsel strands in my hair (albeit natural). I've also known a girl who had a strip of white that was entirely natural (kind of like a skunk's stripe - her's was the right part of the hair that angled her face) - she said it was hereditary - and sure enough she brought in pics and her mother and sister both had that...

    I work retail (at Anthropologie) and we've had people with edgy hair before.

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  13. You should do it!! I love gray hair on women.

    beck daily

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  14. Nothing for me...I enjoy every year I'm not grey :D
    http://thekontemporary.blogspot.de/

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