Andie MacDowell Says She’s ‘Happier’ With Gray Hair

Andie MacDowell loudly and proudly celebrates her gray hair.

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

“My sister is full of silver and she is only 18 months older than me. I thought she looked so much prettier because she was 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 it. I felt I would be happier. And I’m happier. I really like it,” she added.

“I’m 64 and this is the time of my life. Eventually I will become silver. And I wanted to have this experience to feel what it is.”

MacDowell also started talking about aging in general and accepting her body at all stages of life. “Your belly also gets bigger as you get older. And I’ve had three babies,” she said. “I have to constantly work on loving that part of my body. It’s so hard,” she continued, adding that daughters Margaret and Rainey are reminding her to stop criticizing herself.

In February 2021, the actress opened up about feeling 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 all silver.
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“When I first did it, I went to the grocery store because we didn’t have a place to go and I thought I looked good, and I saw a man there… A man you see and go, “He’s a silver fox,” she told Drew Barrymore on her talk show appearance.

“I immediately shrugged and I thought, ‘So am I.'”

And while fans, friends and family love her transition, her team didn’t appreciate her making such a huge decision without their input.

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MacDowell faced off against her team who told her it wasn’t the right time to let her hair go silvery gray.
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“My managers had actually said to me, ‘It’s not time’ [to go gray],'” MacDowell told Vogue in July 2021.

“And I said, ‘I think you’re wrong, and I’ll be more powerful if I embrace where I am now. It’s about time because in two years I’ll be 65. If I don’t do it now, I won’t have the chance to be salt and pepper I’ve always wanted to be salt and pepper!”

But in an effort to make her team happy, she wondered if she could use wigs to hide her gray hair.

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Dowell went on to reveal that she feels like a “silver fox” and has discovered just how sexy it is.

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

“Once I did it, it was so clear to me that my instinct was right because I’ve never felt so powerful,” she said. “I feel more honest. I feel like I’m not pretending. I feel like I embrace where I am. I feel really comfortable. And in many ways I find it more noticeable on my face. I just feel like it suits me.”

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