More women choosing to "go silver" and dump the hair dye

Mari Lee Teti & Rebecca Wenell (10TV)

At Strut the Salon, Rebecca Wenell usually sees her client Mari Lee every three to four weeks, but that's about to change.

In her 50's she started noticing a change in her hair.

"It was gray here and here in odd places and I thought 'what to do what to do,'" Mari Lee Teti says.

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What she didn't want to do is keep dying it.

"I've seen a lot of my friends go "au natural" and I was thinking I can't do that. I was seeing the gray and the brown and I was thinking no way, there's no way," she explains.

But she and Rebecca came up with a plan.

"We're highlighting through the dark and blending through the silver because she's not completely silver," Rebecca says.

That process, especially for a brunette, takes time, up to six months.
And depending on the hair, it varies.

"It's different for everybody. everybody has a different color of gray, from gray to silver. You want to match it up so there isn't upkeep," she says.

The trend for gray has also been on a lot of celebrities, like Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, and Sharon Osbourne who got a lot of attention for her big change recently.

"Guys have that sophisticated look when they go gray but that's not thought of with women, at least it didn't used to be. Middle-aged women are saying 'enough.' I don't want to do my hair and have it colored and dyed and do the maintenance. I think it's embracing that natural look. I don't feel like I have to dye my hair to look pretty. "

That means less time at the salon, less money spent and less stress, which Rebecca encourages.