Time and time again, Cardi B proves she is the ultimate beauty chameleon. Whether it’s taking an edgy mullet to the next level with super short blunt bangs in the front and Rapunzel-length hair at the back or making a yellow-green wig look incredibly chic, her hair transformations always make us want to switch up our own looks ASAP.
On December 8, the rapper debuted an icy gray ponytail that gives off major Snow Queen vibes. Always one for a little dramatic flair, her pony hit just below the waist and featured a super sleek side part that made the purple highlights pop. And as with any Cardi look, the hair and the outfit – an all-gray sweatsuit, Chanel puffer, and matching Balenciaga toe booties – were in perfect, luxurious harmony.
With more women embracing the silvery color – au natural or courtesy of a stellar dye job – it’s never been easier to go gray. The key to getting the perfect icy tone is basing it off of your hair’s natural gray pattern, colorist Jack Ma previously told Allure. He asks his clients to come in with three to four of their inches grown out if their hair is starting to naturally turn: “Some clients have salt and pepper mostly in the front, and the back is darker, so I match that and add some dark to it.”
Or course you absolutely do not need to wait for gray strands to start popping up before you make the switch. As Cardi B proves, this color looks good anytime (and we’re pretty sure hers is a wig). If you’re looking to perform a little at-home transformation before holiday season kicks into high gear, we’ve rounded up colorist-approved tips, like considering your hair texture and picking the right tools to make sure your new silver strands are healthy and looking oh-so shiny. Major wow factor, guaranteed.
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