Friday, March 12, 2010
Grey dye? Mmm...
I love fashion, but looking at this new invention, the only thing that comes into my mind is a big "No thanks".
I've seen some elderly women refraining from dye and looking absolutely beautiful in all their white wise halo. I might be conservative and traditionalist here (something that, by the way, I never thought I could suggest about myself), but in my opinion gray hair on young women and teens really means taking away beauty and freshness from them .
A bit confused, I thought to myself that there must have been some atristic message behind it that I just couldn't get: I needed to find an answer to this artistic bewilderment.
The answer came to me from an article of the Times Online: "The New Gray Hair Trend", in which the author Hanna Hanra states: "...[T]his is not only about silver foxettes going au naturel. This is a youth movement: from east London’s cool set to models on the Paris catwalks, women are throwing the tonsorial rulebook out of the window and going with the grey.
[...] 'We had all been blonde for a long time,' says Brownsell, who tends the tresses of east London’s fast crowd, as well as the X Factor contestants and a few select A-list clients. [...]'We became obsessed with it being as white as possible, a mania we called ‘blonde-orexia’.' Eventually, the fixation led to grey dye. 'I really liked it, so, rather than bleaching it out, I kept it,' she says. 'I quite like looking like a granny. I dress a bit like one, too.'"
Hanra also quotes Kate Shillingford, Pugh’s show stylist and fashion editor at Dazed & Confused, who claimed that " [i]t wasn’t [...] intended as any kind of social comment: 'It was a visual thing, an idea of tone on tone, and the hair had to be part of that.'"
"Tone on tone", uh?
"Been blond for a long time"...I see.
"(Q)uite like looking like a granny"...OK....
So, if I got it right, it's "merely" a matter of aesthetics.
Mmmm. Well, I still don't think it's pretty, I still think it's actually hateful, so again "No thanks". And that's my final answer.