By Melissa Mc
George Clooney, with his salt and pepper hair, is considered the Sexiest Man Alive.
Brad Pitt, with his salt and pepper beard, is considered the Sexiest Man Alive.
After years of highlights, color, low lights, rinses, foils, — I’m trying to decide what to do with my gray.
Frankly, I’m not nearly old enough to have gray. But somehow my follicles didn’t get the memo. It’s everywhere – temples, hairline, wiry sprouts growing from my crown that I rip out at every opportunity. I hate it!! But I also hate spending tons of money ever two months covering it up. Oh, and I hate roots - even if they are gray and not Madonna-dark. But then the vicious cycle starts all over again, because I cave and call my hairdresser to cover them up.
My dilemma reached a “head” this week because my “stylist” told me she was retiring! What?? Finding a good hairdresser is like finding a good doctor –once you find them, you stick with them forever.
I emailed her on Monday and asked, naively, “Do you have any time the week of Nov. 11th for a high light and cut?”
She responded back with this blasphemy, “Next week is my last week actually I am taking an extended break from hair.”
What does extended break mean specifically? Does it mean a break from all your other clients except me? Because I need to cover this gray in a really bad way, so I can be a lot less mom-jean-ish.
So, I don’t know what to do. I’m tempted to cut my hair butch-short and peroxide it blond. But I’m afraid of scaring my children. On the other hand, it may get me out of my Relief Society calling.
If someone would vote me, Sexiest Man Alive, I think I would be willing to keep it…