Suzanne Julig, Art Advisor, 58.
“I think it [letting hair go gray] sends a message about equality – as most men who go gray do not color their hair, and that is accepted. I also think it conveys that I am confident about my appearance and abilities at any age. I was afraid of looking older than I am, which is something I still grapple with and have concerns about, especially given the ageism present in both the workplace and society in general. I have found joy in being released from the constant upkeep of covering the gray with colorings and touch-ups – the time, expense and chemicals. Also, the ability to do things I love that are typically hard on artificial hair color such as swimming."