Bushwick may be one of the few places in America where you can spot a gray-haired woman and be extremely attracted to her. That’s because gray-haired women in this town are actually 20-25 year olds sporting the latest hair trend (helmed originally by Andy Warhol): stripping their hair of its natural hue in favor of white or gray tresses.
Being that most Bushwickians already dress like their grandparents, gray hair was only a natural progression in the aesthetic of the neighborhood’s population. Shopgirl Simone Granné told The Burning Bush, “I find that men are actually more into me now that I went from blonde to gray. Maybe it’s like somehow an Oedipal thing, who knows? All I can say is, grays have more fun.”
The boom in this expensive hair color trend has caused Self Salon, one of the only–to use a granny phrase–beauty parlors in town to be booked in full for the next six months. Rebecca Trendfollower, a stylist at the salon, commented, “I had no intention of altering my hair color from a rose gold ombré–I thought that was going to be a more long-term trend than it turned out to be. But gray is the way, apparently.” Even Tomahawk, with its weird inside The Loom location, has seen a surge in business. “Wella had to backorder the color gray for us–that’s how much dye we’ve been using,” noted lead Tomahawk stylist Henna Rinse. So if you want to get in on this hair trend before it’s over, you best book an appointment now. Only ladies who look like grandmas are getting fucked in Bushwick these days.
Written by Genna Rivieccio