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To Clooney Or Not To Clooney…

Going Grey Blog
That is the question. Yes, George Clooney could very well be the poster child, or man, for turning grey gracefully. I’m not alone when I say he rocks it, in a word, distinguished. But when does the grey pass a point of looking sexy and distinguished and simply leave you feeling old?  You can do the Clooney…or if you are not feeling the groove of the silver fox trot, you can reverse Father Time at Mensroom Salon with Aveda’s 5-Minute Grey Blending. Going grey is natural, but sometimes it’s not. Illness or vitamin deficiency can cause hair to turn grey. However, the vast majority of people with grey hair have age-related graying that is often inherited. Because genetics does influence the majority of greying, you can look back through generations in your family to see the correlation between not only your hairline, but how soon you lose your color pigment. 

It’s in your cells, like it or not

The pigment in the cells of our hair follicles gradually die as we get older, so inevitably we see the strands of hair lose color. Essentially the decline in melanin will make the hair more transparent in color like grey, silver or white as it grows. Research shows white people typically begin to go grey in their mid-30s while Asians in their late 30s and African Americans in their mid-40s. Basically, by the time you’re 50 you can expect to see a significant number of your peers sporting grey hair. Buckle up, it’s happening, eventually.

A hard no to the hair blanco?

Aveda has a solution and it’s available to you at Mensroom Salon & Lounge. Grey blending is a subtle way to return you to a more youthful look that is quick and easy. The process takes about five minutes and will tone your greys to a color harkening back to yesteryear. The color washes out gradually giving you the opportunity to continue coloring or if it’s not for you, let it fade out.

There’s no shame in coloring your mane

I hung onto my color by way of the bottle and it’s just as easy and accessible for men too. And no different than women, many men aspire to hang onto their youth as long as possible.  The concept of youth equates to vitality, desirability, longevity and in many arenas, value. Grey hair signals aging. And while this badge of honor suggests wisdom it can also begin to signal a decline in relevancy. Here in lies the question as to whether you want to face it, a.k.a. minimize or eliminate it or embrace it, and let the grey come in.

Turning back time

The experts at Mensroom Salon can turn those silver locks into rich color that is natural, shiny and healthy. The technique provides for color that doesn’t have that harsh, too deep, or heavily pigmented look. For you woodworkers out there, think stain versus paint. The color has more of a translucent effect. Leesa-Maria, Master Barber at Mensroom Salon & Lounge, explained it this way: the color takes to some hair and not to others, giving you a natural look with dimension rather that a solid all over color. What our guests love about Aveda’s Grey Blending is there isn’t that line of demarcation when your hair grows, no obvious roots.


Going grey isn’t anything to feel embarrassed about, you can work it to your advantage. So if you have decided to embrace your grey’s, there are haircuts that will compliment and work with your changing color. Grey hair is truly on trend and you can rock it with a fabulous haircut that works with your personal style while remaining current. Stylish and smart haircuts can bring an edginess or even a soft flare of sophistication to your silver locks. Leave a comment below and share your thoughts on whether…to Clooney…or not to Clooney?  

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