We know you cried real tears when you spotted your first grey hair. We, of course, wouldn't blame you if you did, considering how often we're bombarded with ads teaching us how to hide and cover up them up. Still, you should be happy to know that all of that wailing was for naught because grey hair — specifically the "oyster grey" hair colour — is totally on trend right now.
Whether you have a natural slate colour or you've stripped down to a faux foggy shade, this is the time to embrace the colour fade. "The silver trend has been hugely popular and is a beautiful shimmering tone for the summer," celebrity hairstylist and founder of Signature Hair Tools Dionne Smith told POPSUGAR. "If you choose to go to a salon, then take into consideration that the darker your hair is, the more bleach it will need to lift the colour and go grey."
Last year as many salons temporarily closed in the spring and summer months due to COVID-19 concerns, we saw celebrities like Lily Allen embracing their grey hair instead of finding ways to cover it up at home, and now the colour — in its natural and salon-assisted variety — is all over our Instagram feeds. Keep scrolling to get the ultimate oyster grey hair colour inspiration.