The Un-Makeover: A Chic Designer Goes Gray

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    We don’t know about you, but we kind of hate the word makeover. Too often, it feels like a term people use to tell someone that there’s something wrong with them and that it needs to be fixed. We’re fans of the embrace-what-you’ve got school of thought. Everyone has those quirks—be it an abundance of freckles, an unruly cowlick, or some seriously bold brows—that make their look unique...and memorable.

    That’s why we’re starting a new feature here at R29: The Un-Makeover. It’s all about taking what you already have and enhancing it in a way that truly showcases your diverse beauty. For our inaugural post, we paired up with the absolutely stunning Maayan Zilberman, creator of The Lake And Stars line of lingerie. The designer was struggling with premature grays, but rather than fighting the salt-and-pepper invasion, Maayan decided to take her hair all the way gray — a dramatic and daring transformation.

    We enlisted the pros at the Marie Robinson Salon in NYC to help her achieve her goal. Peep the pics to see Maayan’s new color, plus two gorgeous new hairstyles (how-tos, included!) that accentuate her natural beauty. Watch out Anderson Cooper — there's a new silver fox in town.

    Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh

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