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Can You Pull Off 50 Shades of Grey?

Well the movie "50 Shades of Grey" may not be for everyone and neither is every shade of gray. But unlike the movie or book, one can find a shade of gray they like and that is right for them. So we went to the expert and asked North Hollywood color guru Jill Kirsh about the infamous shades of gray, who can wear them and how.

“It’s impossible to wear 50 shades of gray and look good in every one of them,” says Jill. “ As a matter of fact, some will make you look shot rather than hot.”

So how does one find the proper shades of gray? Look at your hair.

Jill Kirsh has designed a unique and innovative color system for your wardrobe and your makeup that's entirely based on your present hair color. Yes, on your hair. She’s broken it down into the following simple and fun categories that work - Deep Brunette, Warm Blonde, Golden Brown & Red, and Ash Blonde, Platinum & Gray. She’s even put together a handy wallet-sized swatch book filled with fabric of all the best shades of every color for each hair color group. Take it with you shopping as it is your guide to what color you will look fabulous in and can be used from everything from tees and trousers to party dresses and stilettos. She’s also created mineral based, fragrance-free makeup kits with all your best shades for the eyes, cheeks and lips.

So Jill took the cast of "50 Shades of Grey" and chose the best shade of gray for each character.

50 Shades of Grey Jill Kirsh

“Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia, both have an incredibly similar hair color, a reddish brown. This group has the toughest time looking good in gray, since gray is a very cool color and there’s so much warmth in this color hair. When they wear the wrong gray, it washes them out and makes their hair look like a bad dye job. Their best bet for gray is an Olive Gray, one that has a little green in it.

50 Shades of Grey Jill Kirsh

Victor Rasuk, who plays Jose, is a Deep Brunette and totally rocks in Charcoal. This shade of gray on a Deep Brunette is powerful, sexy & exudes authority.

50 Shades of Grey Jill Kirsh

Warm Blonde Eloise Mumford, who plays Anna’s roommate Kate, would look striking and sophisticated in a Putty color - a warm gray with yellow undertones, since it compliments the warmth of her hair.

50 Shades of Grey Jill Kirsh

Ash Blondes, Platinums and Grays totally own Dove Gray. It’s in sync with their silvery strands and looks classically stunning. Ria Ora, who plays Christian’s sister Mia in the film, is almost unrecognizable in a dark wig, but we all saw her at the Grammy’s rocking her Platinum locks!”

To see how it all works, take a look at the Sassy Survival Guide to Color:

So after the box office smash of "50 Shades of Grey," will gray be the "it" shade this season? To find your best shades of gray, head over to Jill Kirsh Color.

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