President Donald Trump has apparently embraced a more natural look during the coronavirus pandemic and allowed his famously blond hair to fade to gray.
The president, 74, is known for his interest in maintaining his appearance with a year-long tan and perfectly positioned hair.
Yet while salons and beauticians have been closed across the country because of coronavirus shutdowns, it looks like Trump has missed a few hair appointments of his own and can no longer keep his locks golden.
He was sporting as statesman-like grey mop, with just four months to go until the election in November.
As Trump emerged for a briefing in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, there was a notable difference in his hair color from his pre-pandemic days.
Just a few months ago, the president was still boasting a mop of blonde hair with often noticeable roots showing the difference between his bottle blonde and natural color.
As the coronavirus continues throughout the country, his latest appearances have featured significantly less hydrogen-peroxide.
Trump has famously brought up his hair in everything from interviews to campaign rallies, often defending himself from claims that it’s not his own and stating ‘it’s better than most of my friends’.
Last February he bragged ‘the hair looks good’ as an unflattering tan line on his face was made fun of on Twitter.
‘More Fake News. This was photoshopped, obviously, but the wind was strong and the hair looks good? Anything to demean!’ Trump tweeted in response to those slamming him for ‘orangeface’.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2011, Trump talked about his hair upkeep.
‘OK, what I do is, wash it with Head and Shoulders. I don’t dry it, though. I let it dry by itself. It takes about an hour,’ he said.
At a fiery campaign rally in North Carolina in September 2019, he defended his hair as being ‘mine’ in a strange comment on the choice for the location of the rally.
Originally scheduled for the Fayetteville Regional Airport, it was moved to the Crown Expo Center, because it had a bigger capacity and the weather forecast predicted rain.
‘I was even willing to stand out in the rain and get my hair soaking wet but they said it was a little bit out of your district,’ Trump told the crowd.
‘But I was willing to do it. I would’ve taken it. I would’ve been very proud to have done it. It would have shown it’s my real hair at least,’ he said of his willingness to be outside in potentially rain.
‘It’s my hair. May not be great, but I will say it’s better than most of my friends’ who are the same age,’ he said of his mane, as the crowd laughed and cheered him on.
His hair had hit the headlines just months earlier in June 2019 when the president dared to change up his hairstyle.
The president was photographed during a visit to an evangelical church in McLean, Virginia, arriving directly from his golf outing at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls still wearing his golf shoes.
But the president appeared visibly uncomfortable as he had to remove a baseball cap that he was wearing during his golf game earlier in the day.
While standing on stage with Pastor David Platt, he was seen with his hair combed back.
He returned to his conventional appearance hours later while attending a gala.