Silver hair—there was a time when those words made woman shudder. Today it seems anything goes: from letting your gray hair grow in and wearing it with abandon like Carmen the world renowned model in her eighties who defies the agism of the beauty industry; to dying your hair every color of the rainbow and with big name celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kelly Osborne sporting this unconventional trend you know it has hit the main stream. Rainbow colored hair a major fashion trend? My high school self would never have believed that. I was a goth and dyed my hair magenta which I loved, but boy did I have to deal with all sorts of grief—this was NOT by any stretch of the imagination a main stream fashion statement at the time.
But silver hair? Intentionally dying your hair gray, umm I mean silver? Sounds like a recipe for disaster right? But in fact, it is quite the contrary. Silver hair has been a trend for a good year now and does not appear to be subsiding any time soon. You can check out this Pinterest page to see a variety of all shades of silver: from foxy blues, to vaguely violet hues to shades that almost appear to be metallic. However what you will not find is a look that would ever be described as gray. Or, at least not in the traditional sense of the word when referring to our crowning glories. But how does one if so inclined, pull off this look?
It is not the easiest of colors to create, but when done well, the results are spectacular. I wish I had lighter hair so I could try something like this. As it is my hair is heavily damaged from just your basic highlights. I do think that you really need to start with lighter hair to achieve this look. The darker your hair is the longer you have to have product sitting on it, and the longer that takes, the more damaged your hair is going to be. But if your hair is on the lighter side, or at least not dark brown or black (though there are plenty of dark haired beauties that do pull this off) I think trying out silver hair would be so chic and definitely fun.
Here Nataliya of Style Tomes had her silver hair created for her by the super talented team at Aveda. Cool right? Who would ever think that this two-toned colorless shade our mothers and grandmothers shunned would become a beauty craze? But in the topsy turvy world of fashion, never say never. Yes there are people out there that would probably never dye their hair silver, but for those of you that are a bit more adventurous you can head on over to Style Tomes to learn how Nataliya and her stylist Courtney created this runway worthy look. And I just may have to hit Courtney up for a signature look of my own!