There's been a trend for a while now to dye hair grey, in what ever way that works - fully grey, balayage or ombre, it all looks great when you're in your 20's and 30's. The problem with grey hair when you hit middle age (mid 40's and beyond) is that it stops being a trend and feels all too real. Pair it with a few wrinkles and a not so flexible back and all of a sudden the grey hairs start to cause some anxiety.
For women though, it's really not that straight forward. Let's start with the perspective of those that believe we should "embrace your grey!". There is no denying that there has been a wonderfully positive influx of women in the public eye that are embracing their age, along with their grey hair and their wrinkles (people's faces do move). It's a really encouraging sign, one that we hope doesn't go away with the trend. It's a reflection of how women can embrace their image and accept themselves for who they are and how they look.
Hopefully this means that we don’t have to feel limited by outdated stereotypes that grey hair equals old.
There's also the positive political aspect of a woman going grey, to stand up and help younger generations see what a real women getting older looks like. There simply aren't women under the age of 50 years that really allow themselves to go grey and if they do they're considered "brave", while men going grey is revered as sexy, powerful and wise. Empowering women to finally embrace their grey is truly a wonderful thing, however, as with anything there is a flip side.