In terms of things we’re into at the moment, celebrities embracing their imperfections has to be up there (I mean, have you seen these makeup-free selfies?) Which is why when Reese Witherspoon recently opened up about de-stigmatising growing older, our reaction looked a little like this:
In an interview with Allure the actress admitted that she’s all for ageing gracefully – grey hair, fine lines and all.
"I just feel like I earned that grey hair and my fine lines. I like ’em. I so prefer 43 to 25," she said. And when quizzed on why she feels this way, she explained:
"I have a point of view because I’ve been on this planet for 43 years, and I didn’t feel that same way when I was 25. I didn’t have the same things to say. I’m 43 and I’ve had a whole bunch of experiences, and I can speak with thoughtfulness about the changes I’d like to see in the world."
Be that as it may, however, she’s not about to go the whole hog. The Big Little Liesstar still relies on her colourist of 15 years, Lorri Goddard, to keep her trademark blonde balayage looking fresh.
"She’s meticulous about the balayage process and puts oil on the roots and tips so they don’t break," she explains. "But it takes three hours to have my highlights done, no joke. I go every seven or eight weeks. I’m starting to get grey around the edges of my hairline. Lorri doesn’t like to call them greys, though. She says they’re 'hyper-blondes.’”
Hyper-blondes, wisdom streaks, antique highlights. No matter what you call them, greys are nothing to be ashamed of – just take Reese’s word for it.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health.