This set was kind of exciting for me, since it’s the first one I’ve EVER shot with my hair completely natural. The tendency to early graying runs in my family and, as a result, I started dyeing my hair when I was 14, 4 years before I started modeling. I stopped dyeing it a little over a year ago, just after my 46th birthday, and on April 25th, 2017, I had all of the dyed parts cut off. This set was shot 5 days later. The parts that look blonde are not blonde, they are white, and I couldn’t be happier. White hair at 14 made me very self-conscious and insecure during a time when most of us are already self-conscious and insecure anyway. White hair at 47, I’ve earned.
Photography by Jerry Seeger