Okay. So I’m at the gym yesterday and I saw not one, not two, but THREE “men of a certain age” working out with horribly unnatural hair color.
The first guy had to be in his 60’s yet he had a head of ginger-brown waves styled into a coif that would make Rue McClanahan jealous.
The second was a guy in his (I’m guessing) later 40’s with a jet black shock of hair that was very reminiscent of gor-DON in the Framily commercials.
The third was an older, bald guy with a uniform, “kiwi shoe polish” beard.
Dudes. Come on.
Unless you’re a teenager making a statement, I believe that no man should color his hair. Ever. Mostly because it’s glaringly obvious when they do. And if anything, it detracts from their appearance.
Oh sure, there could be “exceptions”. Like if a guy is going prematurely grey and needs the vanity boost by covering a few errant strands– ok. Sure. Knock yourself out.
But if you are over 30% grey? Give it up already.
And don’t get me started on coloring facial hair. It neverlooks natural. Plus it takes a crapload of maintenance.
This got me thinking– what other unwritten “rules” are there for men of a certain age? I can think of a few:
– no wearing of AF, Hollister, or other teeny bopper labels
– no skinny hipster jeans
– no facial piercings
– no using the words Boi or Kewl
I’m sure I’m missing several– what are your suggestions for the list?