HELPFUL GUIDELINES

GROMBRE SUBMISSIONS

 

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here and that you’re considering sharing your story with @grombre. You are what makes the grombre community so unique, inspiring and supportive, and we’re so thankful you’re a part of it.

What You Need to Know Before Submitting:

Because we receive so many inspiring stories every day we are unfortunately unable to post all of them to our page. Do not be discouraged if your submission is not posted.

Instead, keep us updated on your journey by submitting at a later date and don’t forget to use and follow hashtags #grombre and #gogrombre when posting updates on your personal account so that the grombre community can cheer you on! And did you know we have a facebook group where you can post, chat, and connect with the @grombre community?

How to Submit, and What to Include:

All submissions for posting consideration are received via the email address, info@grombre.com, which can be found linked on the @grombre instagram page. Take care not to submit via direct message on instagram, your submission may get lost.

Here’s what to include in your submission email to info@grombre.com:

  • YOUR PHOTO: At least one high-quality image (see photo submission tips farther down in this post).

  • YOUR STORY: We want to hear your unique perspective so we can better support you! And who knows? Your story may inspire others looking for encouragement.

  • YOUR INSTAGRAM HANDLE NAME: We work hard to credit each woman who shares their story on our page, so make sure to include your instagram name so you can be tagged in our post.

Photo Submission Tips: the Do’s and the Don’ts.

Bogey the dog is getting ready to submit a photo to grombre. Let’s walk through some tips on how to choose the best photo to share.

 
 

SAVE TEXT AND EMOJIS FOR YOUR STORY.

DO: Include accompanying text with your photo. We want to hear your story!

DON’T: Overlay text, hashtags, logos, or emojis on the photos you submit.

 
 
No filters
 

FILTERS CAN BE DISTRACTING.

DO: Share a high-resolution, in-focus, photo of yourself on a clean background.

DON’T: Send images that have artificially altered the size, appearance, or proportions of your features. Have you ever tried listening to a story told by someone with salad in their teeth? It’s possible, but you’re probably distracted and unable to give that person and their words your full attention.

 
 

DON’T OVER-EXPOSE YOUR PHOTOS WITH AUTOMATIC FILTERS

DO: Send a properly exposed photo that shows off your silver strands.

Don’t: Send photos that have been edited with automatic filters. Instagram has a lot of fun filters to play with, and while these filters might make one element of your photo look nice, they often alter the color or exposure so drastically that your silver might not even show up, or be true to color.

 
 

MAKE SURE YOUR SILVER LOOKS TRUE TO COLOR.

DO: Double-check that your hair in the photo you send looks like it does in real life.

DON’T: Use automatic filters that heavily alter the colors of your original photo. These filters can make your white strands appear yellow or blue, instead of their true color.

 
 

THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD IS CUTE, BUT DON’T SEND JUST THAT.

DO: Include your face in the photo. We want a chance to get to know you!

DON’T: Send photos cropping out your face or that only show your scalp (yes, even if you do have a cute dot on your head.)

 
 

NO KIDS, PLEASE.

DO: Talk about your kids if they are a part of your story.

DON’T: Include young children or babies in your photos, these photos will not be posted. If they are too young to have and run their own instagram account, they are too young to be posted to our page.

 
 

COLLAGES ARE FOR SCRAPBOOKS.

DO: Include multiple separate images if you have them.

DON’T: Send one collaged image.

 

WHICH BRINGS US TO… THE PERFECT IMAGE FOR SUBMISSION.

DO: Find a clean, neutral background (or, if that’s not possible, pick up the pile of dog bones in the background) and snap an in-focus photo that shows your face and your hair.

Funny how the image we edit the least usually ends up being the best option for showing off our hair. Bogey, you and your silver hair look stunning, and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

SHARING YOUR STORY: Tips on Making an Impact with Your Words

You’ve got a unique perspective and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say. Your story has the power to inspire and encourage, and when it does, you’re empowering yourself and those around you.

You’ve probably already scrolled through some great grombre stories, but we want to share a few that we find remarkable below.

First, let’s look at a helpful tip on how not to write your story. We call it ‘the silver story formula,’ and it’s one we’ve all read, and if we’re being honest, one we’ve all written at some point, too.

How Not to Write Your Story:

“Hi, my name is _____ and I got my first grey hair at the age of _____. It has been _____ months since I last dyed my hair. I’m _____ years old and loving the freedom!”

Great Examples of Grombre Stories:

"I was destined to gray at a young age and I couldn't wait. And when it made its debut while I was in high school, it arrived in the most unique way. A grey spot at the front center of my head. Not a gray strand anywhere else on my head. I loved it! Only two people in my family prior to me had grayed in this way, my maternal relatives, my grandfather and my uncle. It was something that the three of us shared for the longest time. I had inherited this gene. I wore it like a crown. I was proud to represent the third generation of Jones', my mother's maiden name. To me it was a badge of honor, it was natural and it was beautiful. Hiding it was not an option. Growing up I was told that having gray hair was a sign of wisdom. Always believing that I was an old soul, I embraced this notion and my hair even more. Today many men and women applaud me for 'being brave enough' to embrace my gray. Bravery had nothing to do with it. My signature look connects me to my family. I get compliments on my hair from both men and women. Women will compliment and add, 'My hair looks just like yours; but I can't bring myself to wear it that way.' What I've recently noticed is that many more women are wearing it this way. Even women who aren't naturally gray. Gray hair is currently trending as "sexy". Many non-gray young women are dying their hair gray in the name of fashion. I've even been asked if I dyed my hair to look like it does. With a smile I proudly respond, 'No.' I then add that my gray hairs are 'Heavenly highlights compliments of God.' 😊" -Yolande' Evans #grombre #gogrombre

Ready to Submit to Grombre?

You go girl! Shoot us an email at info@grombre.com. Be sure to use #grombre and #gogrombre if posting on your personal page, and join us on facebook!

 
martha truslow