• Mon, Sep 9 2013

Is This The End Of The Fashionable Old Lady Gray Hair Dye Trend?

Chloe Norgaard backstage Nicole Miller during NYFW

Chloe Norgaard backstage at Nicole Miller during NYFW

A few weeks ago, Rihanna made a stir on the style blogs when she revealed her newest hairdo: old lady gray. The singer was following in the (at this point innumerable) ranks of actresses, models and It-lebrities who’ve gone gray long before retirement: TaviPinkMary-Kate OlsenKelly OsbourneKate MossLady GagaNicole RichiePixie Geldoff and every personal style blogger ever on Tumblr.

But Rihanna’s stir didn’t last long at all–within days, she debuted an even newer look, this time a cute ’90s crop. And with that, her gray period was over.

We couldn’t help but wonder–because we are the sort required to follow celebrity hairstyles as if their are extremely important things–if Rihanna had jumped ship because the trend already felt so stale. Even Kelly Osbourne–who’s had lavender hair so long it’s practically synonymous with her, has been gradually darkening her hue to a solid purple.

And then we saw Chloe Norgaard on the Nicole Miller runway–her hair a bright green:

Chloe Norgaard walks the runway at the Nicole Miller Spring 2014 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on September 6, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Image

The 22-year-old New York-based It Model first shook up the runways at Rodarte‘s Fall 2013 show–then with technicolor hair–which, in turn, inspired a Vogue feature on her look. But something about her sudden focus on one hue has us wondering if the next trend in at-home hair is a little less granny and a little more Kermit. …Only, you know, Fashion.

And, since the ’90s are having a moment, it’s about time Manic Panic returns right along with them.

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(images via Norgaard’s Instagram and Getty)

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  • Cee

    I’m not even brave enough to dye my hair a “sane” color. Maybe I will buy a wig..

  • Trendsetter

    So funny … remember wanting to do this is my youth, way before now.