During lockdown, with hairdressers closed, many people have taken the opportunity to embrace their greys and looking natural is definitely on trend. Queen Letizia was pictured with grey hairs proudly on show during the state of alarm, celebrities including Eva Longoria and have showed their natural hair colour on social media and Instagram channels such as @grombre have seen users around the world sharing their own grey-hair glamour during lockdown. According to Specsavers Ópticas’ style team, grey hair is the perfect natural colour for showcasing the ultimate accessory – specs.
Specsavers frame stylist, Bianca Swan, has chosen some of the best glasses to suit all shades of grey. She explains: ‘Grey hair is really having a moment – it’s not just for the more mature person anymore! Every shade of grey can be enriched by choosing the right tonal frames. Selecting a complementary shape and colour can really enhance your hair colour and make your eyes shine.
‘When choosing the most flattering glasses for your age, older women should opt for a softer-round edge that subtly complements your skin and face shape.
‘The silver fox should invest in rectangular frames in two-tone acetate or a darker more neutral colour.
While younger – and possibly newer – grey-haired fashionistas should feel free to experiment, taking into consideration your face shape and colouring.’
‘White hair is like having a blank canvas to work with,’ says Bianca. ‘You can really have fun with contrasting colours and a variety of materials. Pink, purple and blue hues will all look great. Alternatively opt for a bold black, heavy set frame to make a statement against your white hair.’
Salt and pepper
‘Salt and pepper looks great with warm, earthy tones, such as deep brown and tortoiseshell. These colours have the added bonus of warming the skin and highlighting a tan, so you can really embrace your inner George Clooney.’
Bianca continues: ‘Light grey gives you the freedom to be bright and bold with your specs. Rich shades of brown, blue, purple and tortoiseshell will all compliment this colour. Monochrome and this season’s muted neutrals will also flatter. But steer clear of yellow, gold, beige and light brown, which can have a dulling effect and could leave you looking washed out.’
Dark grey hair
‘You’re in luck,’ says Bianca. ‘Aside from avoiding frames that are too dark or heavy, you can really be adventurous. Experiment with a palette of pastel colours, various metallics or clear acetate - dark grey hair can take it.’
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