Gray is the New Blonde
Even weirder than the trend of wearing black rimmed glasses without any lenses is the phenomenon of young Japanese dyeing their hair gray. I’ve seen most of these in Shibuya, so it might be confined to outliers who’ve already cycled through red, blonde, pink, blue, and purple. Maybe gray is the only color that’s safe from being copied by their parents.
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback
…or watch the book trailer (0:52)