If Kelly Ripa can do gray, so can we, right? And by that, we mean gray roots, because much like the celebrities, we too have had to lose out on our salon visits for grooming, doing hacksaw jobs at home. Home-based DIY beauty is the current riot, and substitution is the name of the makeup game as well. Another big “trend” is gray hair, especially among celebrities who have no hairstylist to turn to, and may not have home color kits most of us are making do with. So celebrities are going gray during Coronavirus, and it’s pretty cool.
Before Kelly Ripa, let’s talk Will Smith, who has gone cuckoo crazy with his beard. Not only has his natural beard turned salt and pepper, but he has also videoshopped it on just about every character he played. So you will see the Genie of Aladdin also sporting a gray beard in the spoofy video by Smith, playing below. Our only niggling thought being, why is Will Smith in a car that is moving, if we are all supposed to stay put and stew at home?
Kelly Ripa is logging in a weekly root watch diary, to probably see how soon her blonde locks turn into silver ones. Just saying, though this popular beauty can do no fashion wrong. But the message is loud and clear, celebrities are feeling the pinch but are human enough to share their struggles on the Internet. As Kelly Ripa shared in an Instagram post later, it’s okay to feel scared or be ungroomed and handle Coronavirus your way, as long as you stay home and stay safe.
Then there’s Tracee Ellis Ross, aka Dr. Rainbow Johnson of ‘Black-ish’. Not only has she been embracing her natural colors, as is seen in the Instagram video below, she is also embracing the gray and is unafraid to show her silver roots, in a “helicopter” hair style. Celebrities may seem larger than life but they are only too human when it comes to beauty problems. With no stylized help available for now, they are all making do with what they can and embracing their natural selves.
Once an ‘SNL‘ regular, Sarah Kate Silverman has earned two Emmies for her on-point comedy and fearless tackling of somewhat shady subjects. And she is going gray as well, as shared on her Instagram post, “the days are manic. from weeping to dancing to worrying about sick friends to sobbing to playing call of duty and talking s**t to the screen. good or bad the greys are on point.” Rant over! With self-isolation being key, the celebs will just have to love their shades of gray, as will we…