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Embracing Grey, White & Silver Hair: When to Start and How to Enhance Your Style

The perception of embracing and working with our natural hair colour has shifted significantly since 2020. Lockdowns and regrowth challenges have led more women worldwide to consider the beauty of their white hairs like never before.

Transitioning to a colour you've never seen on yourself can be daunting. However, it can also improve your style and give you a fresh perspective. But where do you begin?

When women reach their late 40s or early 50s, it's common to feel unsure about the right style direction for the present. While covering white hairs may not be the issue, finding the perfect hairstyle can propel you into the next amazing stage of your life.

While a great haircut can make a significant difference, many women are surprised to learn that discussing their hair colour alignment with a stylist can be like discovering magic fairy dust. By working with the colour patterns of your natural hair, you can reduce the severity of obvious white hair regrowth and create a harmonious look.

Blending in your white hair is a unique process for each individual, and there are numerous variants to explore. If you're considering transitioning but unsure if it's the right time, ask yourself two essential questions:

  1. Does my regrowth bother me? If you accept regrowth as part of your desired colour upkeep, you're where you need to be for now. However, if white hair regrowth is causing frustration, it may be time to discuss new directions with your stylist.

  2. How often would I be happy to return to the salon for colour maintenance? If you're content with the current maintenance schedule, you're in a good place with your style. But if you prefer longer intervals between salon visits or occasional touch-ups for special occasions, exploring the integration of your natural colour into your existing look could be the next step.

Embracing your full natural hair colour may not be for everyone, and that's perfectly fine. We all have different desires and attractions. However, clinging to the same colour we had in our 20s and 30s, while struggling to maintain it, may be out of alignment with who we are now. Finding a stylist who can consult with you on a style that brings out your best while considering your lifestyle is crucial.

For a deeper perspective and inspiration, I invite you to watch an interview I hosted with two special guests Penny, and Suzanne, who have embarked on the incredible journey of colour transition. Join us as we delve into their experiences, from their earlier years to the present, as they share their style evolution and the process of embracing colour-free hair.

In these interviews, we discuss the initial hesitations about starting the transition, the transformative journey to natural hair, and the decision to share or not share this choice with friends and family. We also explore the factors that kept them motivated throughout the process.

Click Penny's interview, and click Suzanne's interview to watch and gain valuable insights.

This is just the beginning of a series of colour transition stories that I will be sharing, as I want you to witness the remarkable transformation that aligning yourself with the perfect hairstyle can bring to your confidence and personal style.

If you have any questions or would like to see before-and-after photos of women who have successfully undergone a colour transition, you can find them on my Instagram page or visit my website To take a more immersive and personalised approach, I highly recommend booking a face-to-face consultation at the salon. This will provide you with comprehensive guidance and tailored style directions to facilitate your transition. Alternatively, a great starting point is reading the book "LOVE YOUR HAIR: Discover your best hairstyle." It offers step-by-step guidance and answers to the questions typically asked during consultations, allowing you to progress at your own pace and convenience.

Together, let's embrace the beauty of grey, white, and silver hair and unlock the confidence within us.

By Natalie Varrasso


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