My buddy Jason this morning informed me that during a conversation he had with his hairdresser, he was told that more and more younger men are asking for their hair to be colored grey or with grey highlights, ostensibly to lend them more gravitas and make them look more distinguished.
I may or may not have looked at him like a confused Lab puppy before launching into a diatribe.
But, oh God it’s true!
Look, guys! You know what will give you gravitas? Experience, knowledge, skill, education, and awareness.
You know what will make you more distinguished? The way you carry yourselves, confidence, style, the ability to carry on a mature conversation without using the word “Bro,” accomplishment, and inner strength.
You know what won’t make anyone take you seriously, you man-bun sporting, sniveling, millennial douche cakes?
HAVING YOUR HAIRDRESSER PUT GREY HIGHLIGHTS IN YOUR HAIR!
There’s no pretending to be sophisticated. You either have it, or you are a guffawing bro, who drinks craft beer because he thinks it’s cool, and who thinks the mere appearance of age is a viable substitute for experience, knowledge, understanding of the world around you, and actual expertise.
Don’t do it! For the sake of all that is good and right, refrain!