She did make the gentle suggestion about doing a semi-permanent color to cover the grays. She was really tactful--I vaguely remember her saying something like, it's a shame to have these grays when you look so young. Hee!
But for what it's worth, it's a comment every stylist has said to me in the last 10 years. I used to be very "no way, keeping it au natural" as a stand against beauty and youth expectations for women. But frankly it doesn't seem such a big deal about coloring hair when women of all ages color their hair in different colors--it's more fashion than about looking young, so that's not really my reason anymore. I think a larger part is that I'm so lazy about maintenance and I dread having to maintain hair color. But apparently this semi-permanent option makes the maintenance a lot less of an issue because it eventually washes out--no worry about seeing gray roots all of sudden. Sooooo...is it time for me to start coloring my hair?