It’s official, Granny hair is here to stay. Unlike other micro hair colour trends that disappear as quickly as they pop up, granny hair has stood the test of time and continues to captivate and inspire style mavens of all ages. Our current favourite is supermodel Marga Esquivel; who, after taking the catwalks of Chanel and Gucci by storm with her heavy bangs and now signature grey lob, has quickly become the poster girl for wannabe grannies all over the world. And with good reason, there’s a lot to be learnt from Esquivel; 1) Modern granny hair must be cut in a relaxed, yet utilitarian style. Nothing too girly or retro. 2) The actual shade of grey must be cool, pale grey and not, repeat not, be shot with any hints of pastel such as pink or blue. 3) Finally, avoid heavily layered, choppy styles as you could fall into the ‘trendy’ camp, rather than the ‘this is my signature style’ camp.
If you’ve been blessed with naturally silver hair like Vogue fashion features director Sarah Harris then you need do little more than embrace it, but if trying to get there from any other hair colour it’s a big job. Most colourists will want to bleach or lighten your hair with several rounds of highlights (depending on your length and overall condition of hair) in order to get the perfect shade of grey. Lighter shades of silver look beautiful on pale and golden skin tones, see One Direction hairstylist and insta-babe Lou Teasdale for inspiration, but if you have a little more depth to your complexion shades of steel and slate are the way to go. Look to your favourite grey cashmere jumper for inspiration. Chances are it will be the shade of grey that best suits you.Book hair now