Do You Have Grace to Gray?
May 19, 2011 § 3 Comments
Having entitled my blog Grace to Gray,
I was particularly interested in a segment on this morning’s Today show. Psychologist Vivian Diller and advertising guru Donny Deutsch debated whether there is a double standard for men and women when it comes to gray hair. A focus group was asked to think of men who looked good with gray hair and they found it easy to come up with examples. It was a bit harder for the group to think of women who looked good with gray hair.
Men with gray hair were seen as distinguished, and authoritative. Women not so much. One comment was that women didn’t care how they looked if they allowed themselves to go gray.
Yet Diller talked about an “eagerness for authenticity … aging with grace and beauty.”
Attitudes about graying may be changing with older models with beautifully silver hair featured in fashion photo shoots.
I’m doing my bit to change attitudes, one gray hair at a time.
How about you? How far will you take authenticity? How are you going about “aging with grace and beauty”?