The article shows photos of famous people, mostly politicians, where they have given them gray hair so the reader can judge for themselves whether they look more intelligent, attractive, believable and distinguished with or without coloring their gray. For most of them I thought it made little to no difference. I did think Nancy Pelosi looked warmer and more attractive with the gray hair. They also show photos of Emmylou Harris and Toni Morrison with brown hair. No, no, no. That did not seem right at all.
We grayhairs, according to article, are still in the minority and will probably remain so, but it winds down by saying:
"These days choosing not to dye has become a statement rather than a casual stylistic choice. Thus the gray wars are a bit of a grownup replay of the freaks vs. squares and smart kids vs. populars from junior high and high school 40 years ago. The emphasis in the 1960s on being yourself gives women today a cultural grounding that lets them say 'Hell, no' to artificial color."
I'll buy that. I have to admit my gray hair is, at some level, a statement in support of authenticity and maybe it makes me feel less vain than my friends who dye. But I'm not. And Gerrie, your red hair is fabulous!