Yes, grey can be glam! Scared to let your silver shine through? Meet the women who never say dye

Yes, grey can be glam! Scared to let your silver shine through? Meet the women who never say dye

Yes, grey can be glam! Scared to let your silver shine through Meet the women who never say dye

2:52 PM on 2nd September 2011

Going grey gracefully is anathema for many women. But free from the tyranny of the hair dye, these women have found that accepting their natural silvery tones is wonderfully liberating.
Silver street: Left to right, Josie Herbert, 42; Ysmaen Farish, 37; Martine Mercy, 58 and Susan Walker, also 58 have decided to go grey gracefully

Silver street: Left to right, Josie Herbert, 42; Ysmaen Farish, 37; Martine Mercy, 58 and Susan Walker, also 58 have decided to go grey gracefully

Josie Herbert, 42, a PR, says she went grey at 21, and ditched the dye at 35 Josie Herbert, 42, a PR, says she went grey at 21, and ditched the dye at 35

GREY AT 21, DITCHED THE DYE AT 35: Josie Herbert, 42, says she”s comfortable with her grey hair – and the fact itmakes her more anonymous

Ysmaen Farish, 37, a graphic designer, says she went grey at 18, and ditched the dye at 30 Ysmaen Farish, 37, a graphic designer, says she went grey at 18, and ditched the dye at 30

GREY AT 18, DITCHED THE DYE AT 30: Graphic designer Ysmaen Farish says her unconventional decision to allow her hair to go white so young suits her personality. “It”s kicking back against social pressure to conform”

Martine Mercy before she went grey age 48 Homeopath Martine Mercy, 58, found her hair turned white after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

WENT GREY AT 48, NEVER DYED: Homeopath Martine Mercy, 58, found her hair turned white after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I would never consider dyeing it,” she says

Susan Walker, 58, started going grey at 30, and ditched the dye at 53 Susan Walker, 58, started going grey at 30, and ditched the dye at 53

WENT GREY AT 30, DITCHED THE DYE AT 53: Susan was fed up with bad dye jobs turning her hair purple or ginger, so decided to embrace her natural grey. “It was liberating to be free of the tyranny of hair-dyeing”