Andie MacDowell says she’s ‘happier’ with gray hair

Andie MacDowell loudly celebrates her gray hair.

The ‘Ready Or Not’ actress isn’t looking back after deciding to stop dyeing her hair during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My sister is completely silver and she’s only 18 months older than me. I thought she looked so much better in silver. I was jealous,” MacDowell told People.

“During COVID, I could see the roots with my face and with my skin and my eyes, and I liked that. I felt like I would be happier. And I’m happier. I really like that,” a- she added.

“I am 64 years old and this is the time of my life. Eventually, I’ll be silver. And I wanted to have this experience of feeling what it is.

MacDowell also spoke about aging in general and accepting your body at all stages of life. “Your belly also gets bigger with age. And I had three babies,” she said. “I have to constantly work to love that part of my body. It’s so hard,” she said she continued, but added that her daughters Margaret and Rainey reminded her to stop criticizing herself.

In February 2021, the actress explained that she felt like a “silver fox” when she first embarked on the journey to embrace aging.

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McDowell was inspired by her sister who went completely silver.

“When I first did it, I went to the grocery store because we had no place to go and I thought I looked good, and I saw a man over there… A guy you see and go, ‘He’s a silver fox,'” she told Drew Barrymore during an appearance on her talk show.

“I immediately put my shoulders back and was like, ‘So am I. “”

And while fans, friends and family love her transition, her team didn’t appreciate that she made such an important decision without their input.

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MacDowell had to stand up to his team who told him it was not the right time to let his silver hair grow out.
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“My managers had actually told me, ‘Now is not the time [to go gray]”,” MacDowell told Vogue in July 2021.

“And I said, ‘I think you’re wrong, and I’m going to be more powerful if I embrace where I am right now. It is time because in two years I will be 65 years old. If I don’t do it now, I won’t have the chance to be salt and pepper. I always wanted to be salt and pepper!

But in an attempt to make her team happy, she wondered if she could use wigs to try and hide her greys.

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Dowell further revealed that she felt like a “silver fox” and discovered how sexy it was.

In the end, she held her ground and told her team it was a “power move.”

“Once I did, it was so clear to me that my instincts were right because I’ve never felt so powerful,” she said. “I feel more honest. I feel like I can’t pretend. I feel like I’m kissing where I am. I really feel comfortable. And in many ways, I think it’s more striking on my face. I just feel like it suits me.