OMG, Katie Holmes has grey hair, so what?

Over the past couple of days, certain sectors of the internet have been having conniptions over some photos of Katie Holmes:


Can you see what the issue is here? No, neither could we. Luckily, though, our image agency gave us a close-up of Katie’s face, and even provided a helpful circle to help us identify what we should be getting all upset about:


Yup, it’s a few strands of grey. Or it seems to be, anyway. Well, you can colour us AMAZED. (Do you see what we did there? “Colour us”? Never mind.) You’re seriously expecting us to believe there are people in this world who have a few grey hairs? Are we supposed to be amazed at this brand new information?

This just in: hair goes grey. It does. Happens to all of us, sooner or later. And Katie Holmes is what, 32? 33? Not unheard of for people to have at least a few grey strands at that age, sometimes even more than that. And let’s not forget, she IS married to Tom Cruise…

The beauty press, however, is all astonishment that a celebrity like Katie has had the temerity to show her face – or rather her head – in public without first having a touch-up. They seem to feel she should be cowering at home with a towel wrapped around her head and her hair colourist on speed dial. It is, apparently, a sign that she is “letting herself go”. Say what? It’s a few strands of grey! Maybe she doesn’t want to colour it? Maybe she wants to grow old gracefully or something? (Not that we’re suggesting there’s anything wrong with colouring your hair, if you want to, you understand. We’re planning to go purple once the grey kicks in.)

What do you think? Huge fashion faux-pas or a woman in her thirties looking like… a woman in her thirties?

[Images: Fame]

22 Comments

  • July 7, 2011

    Merges

    Hey, if Katie Holmes wants to go grey, good for her, just don’t expect me to do it!

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  • July 7, 2011

    Chloe

    I have been getting the odd grey hair since I was about 17. I’m not happy about that but not ashamed either, it happens!

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  • July 7, 2011

    drea

    I found a grey hair when I was about 14, more than likely due to stress of exams and school though, haven’t found any since 😀
    Besides, Katie looks beautiful so who cares?

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  • July 7, 2011

    Emily

    Good on her for not busting a gut trying to cover up any and all natural, normal, inoffensive signs of ageing. The furore over it could be because she’s not the ‘old woman’ that people will usually associate with grey hair, but the truth is you can get them at any age and it doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

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  • July 7, 2011

    Jeepster

    I think she’s the type of person who could pull off grey hair when the time came, she has the right face for it. I think some women look really lovely with grey hair!

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  • July 7, 2011

    annet

    i’ve been going grey for about a year now, and since i’m only 22 i color my hair with henna… but if i were a bit older i probably wouldn’t bother.

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  • July 8, 2011

    shar

    yay for grey!!! i am 55 years old. i have waist-length strawberry blonde/going grey hair. i am staying completely natural and get compliments not only on the color, but the length. no dyed poodle cuts for this old broad.

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  • July 8, 2011

    Kota

    I’m only 28 and have a full head of gray hair. My parents and grandparents all went totally gray really early, so I got stuck with a quadruple whammie of it. What’s odd is I get compliments all the time about how pretty my hair is.

    As for Katie, she’ll probably be a lot healthier if she doesn’t color all the time. Your skin absorbs those chemicals and who knows what it could lead to. Besides, who gives a flip if she has a few gray hairs. They never killed anyone.

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  • July 8, 2011

    Andrea

    I am only 24 and I have a few grays like that, since I was around 18. My dads side all greyed really early. Slowly I see that I am getting more and more. I don’t feel like ding my hair right now, too much upkeep.

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  • July 8, 2011

    Nell

    My sister is VERY fond of finding grey hairs in my head…. And, I’m about the same age as Katie (though, not nearly as beautiful as her!).

    I don’t think she should be compelled to dye her hair. What a shame that the beauty press appear (and I only have your word to go on this) to be picking on her for it. She is a beautiful woman (albeit, one with questionable taste in men) and she looks great. As a previous commenter said – she has the kind of face that would pull off grey really well.

    Good for you Katie – age gracefully and show the rest of the world that being beautiful is as much about being happy with your own skin (not that there is anything wrong with cosmetic surgery or hair dye, it’s a valid choice!) – Katie, I admire you.

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  • July 8, 2011

    Daisy

    Same thing here, the side of my mother’s family turns grey at a young age, and so I’ve been finding grey hairs since I was 20. It never really bothered me that much, but recently they’ve been multiplying and the grey (actually more silvery white, which does promise me some pretty hair when I’m old) has been very noticeable. So I colour my hair from time to time (maybe twice a year), but it doesn’t really help to cover it up. As for Katie: who cares? I like it when women are natural, and they don’t fret about silly things like a few odd grey hairs or running outside the door without full make-up on. You can’t even tell from the photo anyway.

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  • July 8, 2011

    Itzel

    Two of my friends have been getting gray hairs since they were 16, it’s not a big deal. I’m 26 and haven’t seen any grey hairs on my head but to be honest I’d probably leave them there since I’m not a fan of colouring my hair, my hair has a tendency to get really damaged. Maybe she wanted to give her hair a break too. Poor woman not only does she have to deal with her crazy husband at home, she also has to deal with the crazy press.

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  • July 8, 2011

    Arielle

    Good for her for not being a slave to “beauty” standards. Hopefully she won’t start worrying about the gray hairs just because it ended up in the news.

    Personally, I like gray, white or salt & pepper hair. I prefer this to obvious dye jobs.

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  • July 9, 2011

    Viper

    Pop culture is screwed up. Someone gets some gray hairs? “OMG THEY’RE LETTING THEMSELVES GO.” Someone dyes their hair to take care of that? “OMG THEY’RE SO FAKE.” I could never be famous…

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  • July 9, 2011

    Megan

    Omg!! So what if she has gray hair everyone else is going to have gray hair someday!!

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  • July 10, 2011

    Shinygirl

    Obvious photoshop. You can tell by the pixels. I’ve seen a few in my day.

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    • July 11, 2011

      The Fashion Police

      Well, I certainly haven’t Photoshopped it, if that’s what you’re implying (the same image has appeared on lot of different websites and magazines), and I would be very surprised if my image agency has: I’m certainly not paying them for doctored images! I will certainly ask them, though 🙂

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  • July 11, 2011

    Moni

    I’ve been having single grey hairs on my head since I was 28. (I’m 37 now.) Sometimes I pull them out, sometimes I dye them, but generally I just leave them and don’t care.
    I think it should be everybody’s personal decision what they do or don’t do with their hair.
    Obviously Katie Holmes seems to be pleased with her appearence, and good for her.

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  • July 12, 2011

    Clever Idiot

    Dark hair goes grey a lot quicker- especially if it’s genetically dark due to your ethnicity (Chinese/Pakistani etc.) I know a girl in my class that had grey hairs when she was 16! I have a few too- which is annoying because it stands out REALLY bad on jet black hair! And I’m only 19! But yeah, for Katie it’s probably just hereditary to have grey hair at 32- hardly a shock really!

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  • July 12, 2011

    Keeva

    On another note, I love her sunglasses!

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  • July 24, 2011

    paputsza

    Nah, there’s no such thing as aging gracefully with gray hair. It makes a difference of about twenty years by the time you’re in you fifties. It’s the difference between grandma/great-grandma and mom(for a college student). Oprah’s rules. Honestly, if she dyed her hair and got some bangs she could possibly pass for her mid twenties.

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  • April 12, 2012

    Katie's Rockin Gray Hair

    It’s nice to see an attractive YOUNG actress not feel compelled to cover the gray. She looks good all the time.

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