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Helen Mirren and Dame Judi Dench look amazing with grey hair. Tempted to let your hair colour go natural and follow the trend? 

Leonardo Rizzo, International Creative Director of Sanrizz salons explains why it could be the best hair colour you’ve ever had.

“I see more and more clients opting to wear naturally grey hair: celebrities such as Helen Mirren and Judi Dench have shown it is possible to look amazing and women like the fact that there is less upkeep.

“Sometimes clients worry that grey hair will age them, but actually your cut is as important as your colour. Your hair should frame your face and be uplifting rather than hanging down and dragging your features with it.

“That doesn’t mean that long hair is forbidden though: but because grey hair is naturally more coarse you’ll have to work on the condition to keep it shiny and smooth. The Schwarzkopf Black Pearl range is specifically designed for grey hair, and I also really like Moroccan Oil.” (both from feelunique.com)

If you’re reluctant to let go of the hair dye you’ve been using for the last thirty years, then consider this: grey hair could be more flattering. “Many women make the mistake of dyeing their hair to achieve the colour they had before grey” says Rizzo, “But skin tone changes as you age and you need to choose a lighter hair colour to match. If you don’t the colour will look too harsh – and make you look older.”

Highlights also makes root regrowth less obvious, but they’re not foolproof . “They need to be subtle” says Rizzo. “Because if they are over done, you can end up with stripes!”.

If clients make the choice to let their natural grey grow through, Rizzo recommends Fusion Colour, a highlighting technique that lightens hair at the roots. “We gradually lighten the hair with each treatment to blend with the grey regrowth. It’s a great technique because it allows you to grow out colour subtly over a few months without tell-tale roots”.

Why not visit Leonardo and his team at Sanrizz for a complimentary consultation? Contact the salons at 38A Brunswick Centre, London Tel 0207 833 1300 or 75 North Street, Guildford, GU1 4AW Tel 01483 577739.

www.sanrizz.co.uk

Written by: Adele Mitchell

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Janice Coulson
27th Mar 2013
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Thanks for voting!
HAve hit the big 60 today, have been dyeing my hair for years. Now having skin reaction so will have to go grey. Its the growing out stage I dread. Shall I shave it off?? start afresh
How have others managed the growing out stage??
barbara
3rd Mar 2013
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Thanks for voting!
Would love to ditch the dye, but find grey is very patchy!
Alison
25th Feb 2013
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Thanks for voting!
I have let my hair grow out of all colour and have lovely white highlights(natural of course)over dark grey and suits me alot more than colours over last few years better on skin tone
Laraine Parker
11th Feb 2013
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Have your seen Dame Helen's new pink look. The hair colour is quite muted, but not sure about the short cut.

My own hair is such a depressing shade of 'pepper and salt', so I have no option but to dye it. I think grey hair, with a pale complexion, such as mine, can be very draining.

However, I envy you ladies that can go grey. Colouring is high maintence.
Silverhairs
11th Feb 2013
0
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Hello Laraine .. yes we have .. take a look at this feature ... http://www.silversurfers.com/the-pink-lady-helen-mirren/
Laraine Parker
11th Feb 2013
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Sorry about the poor proof reading!!!
Janice
2nd Feb 2013
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Thanks for voting!
I'm 59 and have not dyed my hair for almost two years now, I love the freedom! My friends at first were not supportive but now that all of the dye is gone they love it! I cut it to get rid of the final color so now I'm letting it grow longer - I can't wait to see it long and natural... you really cannot tell how it's going to look until all of the color is gone, it's amazing!
Bridget
1st Feb 2013
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I have decided to stop colouring my hair. I started going grey in my 30`s. I suddenly got fed up paying out so much money for a short cut and colour. i`m finding it quite liberating to let the "grey" come through.
Dawn
1st Feb 2013
0
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It's hard to determine exactly what you'll look like with grey/gray hair until you actually go natural. My hair has been turning since I was in my mid twenties and I dyed it religiously. Once I hit my mid forties I noticed that my skin tone was changing as well as the texture of my hair. Due to a medical reason, my head needed to be shaved and the regrowth was astounding. I had a luxuriously full head of the real 50 shades of gray. Embracing life more vigorously now that I was healthy once more, I began to play with makeup and wonderful colored clothing. I noticed that I actually looked good (if not better) with my multi-faceted hair color. I decided to keep it as it was and with the help of my lovely hair stylist, we established that I had the features to pull it off. Grant it, I didn't look like a twenty-something year old model, but I had no problem admitting I was in my mid forties. Here it is six years later, and I feel more confident and radiant being my true self. I could never go back to hair dyes.
Sallee
1st Feb 2013
0
Thanks for voting!
I've been natural for 13 years now and it's the BEST! This decision comes at different times and for different reasons and it takes you down a road of discovery of more then just your natural color hair, which for me was, "And I've been covering this color up all these years!" I also discovered the freedom it brings! In this day and age it is a very courageous thing to do!
Lou Morgan
1st Feb 2013
0
Thanks for voting!
I'm 44 and stopped dyeing my hair about 14 months ago. I now have chin length silver hair and I LOVE it!! I feel so much brighter and refreshed. I've heard it said before that grey hair can be coarse and hard to condition... my hair is now softer and shinier than it ever was when I was dyeing it... and far from coarse. Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones, but I can't understand how not applying dye to your hair is supposed to make it more coarse... if anything it makes it softer and smoother.
jean
1st Feb 2013
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I started to go grey at 37, and began to dye my hair, but it just damaged it and made it greyer, I decided to leave it natural. I still at 53 get loads of compliments about my natural grey hair and how it looks. I get great pleasure in telling people who ask if I've had it highlighted, that it is my natural colour.
susan
1st Feb 2013
0
Thanks for voting!
I reluctantly went grey, when, on holiday in Kenya, I couldnt get my roots done, Now I love my silver.
CAROL JONES
1st Feb 2013
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i love my gray hair ,i get loads of remarks saying how nice it is people even ask me where i go to have it coloured

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