No one said once you go grey you have to cut it all off, I see it all the time. I think part of the reason women go for the chop is that they are just tired of the everyday hassle of straightening, blow drying etc. etc.
Here are some examples of the gorgeous greys you can totally rock!
When the time comes for me to let go of the color, it will look like this!
There are plenty of resources out there for inspiration