Hair coloring is big business! Mintel's 2005 Hair Coloring Report estimates that the U.S. hair coloring market is $1billion - I couldn't find world figures...hmm, perhaps that's an entrepreneurial venture waiting to happen. Jump on it! :)
I've heard many people talk about how they HAVE to color their hair. They refuse to be mousy brown, dull blonde or boring black. Instead, they want vibrant, youthful color! Which brings me to the discussion of gray hair. According to some, having gray hair is even worse than having dull hair.
Thus, I was surprised to find this article: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46479961/ns/today-style/#.T0UTI4ePluo. The article, "Granny chic? Going gray is a hot new hair trend" chronicles the rising chic of gray hair. Thanks in part to movies like "Marie Antoinette" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422720/) and social maven Daphne Guinness (http://daphneguinness.tumblr.com/)*, gray hair is being voluntarily donned! In fact, some women are COLORING their hair gray.
What do you think, is this a fad or do you think it will have staying power. Would you color your hair gray?
Daphne Guinness image found at: https://twitter.com/#!/TheRealDaphne/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftwitpic.com%2F8aye1w
*The tumblr site is an homage to Daphne Guinness. To contact her, she can be reached via her twitter page referenced above.