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Gray Hair News: Silver Manes Go Mainstream in Chicago

Long-Hairstyles-2014-5Wondering who would want to go gray on purpose? In this case, you’d be surprised to find out just how many young women (and men!) have fallen in love with not-so-subtle silver or lavender tones. As a matter of fact, according to a recent article published by DNAinfo Chicago, more and more stylish ladies who are in their early 20s choose to follow in  the footsteps of popular celebs like Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Kelly Osbourne get gray hair using color coming from a tube.

Since this radical transformation always requires excellent skills, experience and special dyes, people who want to go gray visit hair salons and discuss their options with a colorist. According to the receptionist from the Chicago-based Art and Science salon, the gray hair trend is quite a source of inspiration for young people. Apparentlya new client requests a certain shade of gray once every few weeks.

Stylists reveal the fact that gray is an extremely versatile color that compliments a great variety of hairstyles: from slightly rebellious, clean buzz cuts, to sleek shoulder-length bobs and much longer, layered styles. Most importantly, gray is a perfect match for almost any kind of complexion and is available in numerous gorgeous variations.

The road from dark to gray may be paved with good intentions, but the transformation isn’t always very smooth. On the contrary, achieving a grayish tone at home or at the salon usually involves the usage of bleach, especially if you are a brunette.

Teens say that gray hair is the symbol of an insanely cool, nymph or mermaid-like style. But only a few of them actually realize that going gray is a 3-part process that first requires dark hair to be dyed in a lighter tone; later on, the blondish mane is bleached or whitened. Last but not least, a toner is applied to remove the brassy yellow and obtain a perfect ash gray.

Things aren’t always very simple when you apply dyes on vulnerable, fragile hair. Why go through all this trouble to create a controversial look that could no longer be in style the next day? All in all, going gray is a personal choice. On the other side of the coin, if you dislike gray hair more than anything else, you could choose to use catalase supplements to restore your pigment and keep it on your tresses for the longest period of time.