President Donald Trump has apparently embraced a natural look amid the coronavirus pandemic as his famously blond hair fades to a gray tone more generally expected from a 74-year-old man.
The president is known for his interest in maintaining his appearance with a year-long tan and perfectly positioned hair.
Yet as salons and beauticians remain 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.
President Donald Trump appeared in the Rose Garden Tuesday with noticeably gray hair, pictured left. Just a few months ago, he was still boasting blonde hair, pictured right in January
Trump’s hair had a more natural, gray look as he spoke in the Rose Garden on Tuesday
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’s hair before the coronavirus pandemic, pictured above in January, was significantly more blonde than it is now. Hair salons have remained closed to the coronavirus pandemic
Trump has famously brought up his hair in everything from interviews to campaign rallies, often defending himself from claims that its 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’.
Trump claimed on Twitter that his hair looked good despite jokes about his fake tan
An unedited pool photo from the same moment in February shows Trump with a much less noticeable line around his face than in the black and white version
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.
At a campaign rally in North Carolina in September 2019, pictured, Trump defended his hair as ‘mine’, joking it’s ‘better than most of my friends’ as he explained the rally’s location
‘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 rainy weather.
‘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 arrived at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia, in June after his golf outing, which apparently meant he did not have time to make his usual preparations with his hair
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.