hairstyles for grey hair

A versatile style, short layers with a tousled look are easily held in place by applying a small amount of styling product and scrunching your hair in your hands.
This short cut, with hair brushed forward toward the forehead, is one example of a sleek style that is highly popular for mature women.
Depending on your hair type, you may need to manage a round brush and blowdryer to keep this style looking sleek.
Because your hair will be so short in this style, any texture will work, though ladies with thicker, coarser hair may it most.
Bangs are not just for young people! This short style with casual bangs is a lovely choice for mature women.
Women who don’t have naturally curly hair can get this flattering, easy-to-maintain style from a perm or a body wave.
No, not all the feedback is positive, but most of it is, and the health and confidence that natural silver tones give you and the freedom from artificially coloring your hair on a monthly schedule is liberating! Many women feel they are growing into their own sense of themselves when they allow their hair to become their natural gray color.
Hello there, me again! I just have a question that I’d love to see addressed on this already-wonderful lens: How do these women GET there (from covering up gray to these all-silver/gray gorgeous looks? I tried totally bleaching my hair, doing a silver toner, and it looked ok… but continuing the upkeep process was extremely damaging to my hair and I had to knock it off.
What is it like to change from having your hair colored to going natural with your maturing gray or silver? I thought I would create a synopsis of the most asked questions from acquaintances and the things I wondered about, myself.
Love the lens! It’s always good to show a positive outlook to gray hair.
My hair without color is a melange of wildness! I have thought so many times of just whacking it all just beyond the gray line, but I’d have 3" long hair! I’ve had beyond shoulder length for so long now that I don’t think I could deal with that! So… now and then I pop back in here for a dose of encouragement:) Again, a fabulous lens.
I am so glad I found this site!! I have been gray for quite a while, after giving birth to my youngest at 37 I was done with coloring my hair!, even now, I get comments to color? it is everyone else’s issue, not mine!! I would like to find a shampoo and conditioner.
You can counteract these effects by installing a filter on your shower, using hair products formulated for gray hair, using a clarifying shampoo, as the foremost tips to keep your hair looking good.
I see more and more women who go gray and look healthy and beautiful with their natural hair color.
Very informative lens about Stunning Gray Hair Styles! I’m at an age that my hair goes naturally grey.
Very beautiful gray hair, this look so very elegant, thanks to this lens for the information.
@anonymous: Historically, men with gray hair have been considered distinctive, while women were considered dowdy and old looking if they let their gray hair show.
Hairdressers are forever chasing me around with coloring bottles (not to mention scissors to hack off my hair because it’s long), and I could retire on a nickel for every 30-year-old who says, "Oh, but you’d look fifteen years younger if you’d just cover up the grey in your hair." Newsflash, kiddies: I love my waist-length silver hair, and I’m keeping it just as it is.
More women are discovering the ease and beauty of their natural gray hair.
Love this lens and after nearly 40 years of coloring my hair, it is great to leave it natural.
Not liking to fuss with hair, a medium length has always worked well for me, but no matter the length we choose, keeping the cut sharp and in shape makes the difference in how good gray hair looks.
Nothing tells the story like a picture can, and the beautiful women whose hair is shiny, gorgeous, and gray are the best illustration for making the point.
I’ve always loved gray hair, which is good because now I have a head full of it! Love these hairstyles.
I stopped highlighting my hair a few years ago and I am pleased with my natural gray highlights.
@anonymous: Hang in there- when I think of the time and money I save no longer coloring my hair, the fact that I no longer struggle with the unflattering look of gray roots and hair damaged by dyes, I am always glad the decision was made to go gray.
My mum has gone gray now, but she was in her late 70s when she stopped dying her hair! She looks much better with grey.
I think that I will never color my hair – some gray coming in now and I love it.
I’ve added it to my gray hair lens.
Keep your hair silvery with Phyto Phytargent Whitening Shampoo, Gray and White Hair , and its conditioner.
The one perennial rule for all of us with gray and silver is well conditioned, healthy hair.
I’ve seen some women with beautiful gray hair.
Those women look beautiful with gray hair.
Gray hair certainly does not suit me as my face is too pale, but I love what you have done here.
I have one friend with this silver gray colored hair.
I’m now 31 and looking forward to the day when I feel comfortable letting my gray hair grow out naturally.
I love silver grey hair, older faces look better with that color, I think.
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Whether you choose a pixie cut like Jamie Lee Curtis or long layers like Emmylou Harris, you can make your natural gray hair work for you.
Soft waves, sleek chignons, and short haircuts look particularly appealing for grey hair.
Great Styles for Grey Hair Glenn Close softly waved her shoulder-length hair.
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Short grey cut with longer bangs is a low maintenance style.
"Using a razor is great because it gives the ends movement and texture." Straighter textures will have an easier time with this style; use pomades and waxes, like VO5 Salon Series Perfect Hold Styling Gel, to add texture and piecey-ness.
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Wait until your roots are at least 60% silver before giving up your dye job, so your new gray hair hue will look symmetrical and natural as it grows in, suggests colorist Jennifer J., owner of Juan Juan Salons in Beverly Hills, CA.
Still, if you want to give gray a try, you’ll need to know how to avoid the awkward gray hair growing-in stage that occurs when you stop dyeing your hair; the mere thought of clashing incoming and outgoing tones keeps many women from returning to their roots.
Gray hair can also look pretty darn fabulous: Think Meryl Streep’s chic silver cut in The Devil Wears Prada, Jamie Lee Curtis’ stylish silver pixie, or Emmylou Harris’ stunning salt-and-pepper mane.
Besides being profoundly liberating (no more pesky roots!), going gray with gray hair styles makes a statement of supreme confidence: This is who I am, and I’m proud of my natural beauty.
While brighter, mixed shades have taken center stage as of late, the gray hair dye trend is still a bold, beautiful look, as shown on Instagrammer Cheeno Grey, whose photos were showcased by Huffington Post Style the other day.
I love Twitter user Sally_Faye‘s adorable crop and gray hair! It looks modern and unique–and extra great when you throw in her lovely smile.
When I’ve added high/low lights, I’ve had to bleach and this – as well as an amateurish attempt to streak my hair blue in high school – has shown me how damaging it is to strip hair.
If you were wondering which makeup to wear with gray hair, Instagram user Huipputipo has got that answer covered with this beautiful smokey look.
This choppy pixie is incredibly bold, lively and flattering for an older woman who has thick straight hair and wants a present-day low-maintenance hairstyle.
This short sassy grey hairstyle is styled within minutes with any light hold hair product.
This simple one level cut in a medium length with side bangs is a very worthy option you should try if you have beautiful healthy grey hair.
I hope you’ve selected a hairstyle you believe you’ll feel comfortable with, and I’m sure it’s going to present your silver locks in the best light.
Wow! This woman has fire in her eyes and heart, and this sassy hairstyle brings it out! Although those flicks are sticking out at all sides, the rounded shape of the cut softens all the edges, revealing the fantastic texture.
Grey hair and a cute hairstyle is all it takes to look modern and stylish in “over…” age.
Ah…it’s flawless… Having seen this, I believe a rare woman will shy away from her naturally grey hair.
However, today even younger celebrities who can work with the best colorists and have whatever hair hue they want, opt to go gray!? Check Rihanna’s gray hair or Pink’s gray hair looks, for instance.
These beautiful natural grey locks are slightly layered towards the tips to enhance the curly texture and show off beautiful curl.
But who knows, maybe you are an exception? Anyway, I believe an older lady looks more contemporary and stylish with a short or shoulder-length hairstyle.
Dying the top layer of hair and leaving the sides natural grey also adds depth, stopping his facial features from drowning out in all the white.
It’s hard to believe these once youngsters to the movie scenes are now taken with a pinch of respect, but we think it’s all down to the grey hair and how they carry themselves.
Below are five of the best hairstyles for grey hair, with celebs who know how to use this unique color advantage to their favor.
Dying grey hair doesn’t mean have to mean covering every grey in sight, and offers up a lot of room for creative styling.
This is a great example of a transitional style, where the white of the beard creates an ombre (shading) effect, going from his dyed dark hair to white beard.
While you can’t always choose where your grey comes in, you can choose where to highlight and accentuate using hair dye.
We’ve also thrown in a bonus clip to show you why grey hair is a lifestyle, an attitude.
Not all men’s hairstyles look good with grey hair.
You might think that grey hair is only something older men have to deal with, but you can go grey at any time.
Whether you just found your first gray hair or already have a full head of silver locks, there are many factors to consider with gray hair styles, and the shape of your face is a good place to start.
Shorter hairstyles provide balance with the strong jawline of this “reverse heart” face shape.
Styles such as a bouncy bob, a deep side part, long layered waves and a pixie with side-swept bangs all softly frame this delicate face shape.
Try side-swept bangs, bobs and long layers to vertically balance out the face shape.
Stay away from styles that add volume at the sides, and avoid thick bangs as they diminish the height of your face.
Lois Joy Johnson, author of the new Vibrant Nation Beauty Guide Great Hair After 50, advises: “Don’t do gray brows even if your hair is gray.
Lois Joy Johnson, author of author of the VN Beauty Guide, Great Hair After 50, says, “Keep the look contemporary and pulled together, and gray hair can be fashionable and project experience and confidence even in corporate or government settings.
[…] How to do gray hair right – 13 tips – – What does gray hair mean to you? To award-winning beauty and style editor Lois Joy Johnson, “Gray hair is a silvery Rolls Royce or smoky Bentley gleaming with class….
To award-winning beauty and style editor Lois Joy Johnson, “Gray hair is a silvery Rolls Royce or smoky Bentley gleaming with class.
Yes, gray hair may signal a “certain age,” but I think there is nothing more beautiful than an older woman, gray at the temples, wrinkled and maybe even a little bent – but clearly confident and comfortable in her own skin.
When using shampoos for gray hair, VN member LissaB cautions, “Graduate your way up to the ‘leave in’ time suggested by the label.
VN member Deaone says, “It’s what you do with your gray or silver hair that counts.
Jaki – says, “I think natural hair color can help women look better.
If you decide to stop dyeing your hair, use these ten tips from Lois and other members of the Vibrant Nation community to go gray beautifully.
When I started to let my gray show and it was pewter colored, I didn’t like it and still don’t think women look good with pewter colored hair (too much black).
“It’s the best way to blend in gray brows and groom wiry coarse hairs for a fresher, more open eye.” Lois loves Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel, available in a range of colors: caramel, brunette, espresso, and granite.
My hair is multi-colored, ranging from dark to light brown to gray, and it grows very slowly – about 4″ a year.
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For anyone contemplating letting their hair go gray, here’s some more inspiration from Pinterest — dozens upon dozens of stunning photos of both men and women sporting gorgeous gray hair.
Many people fight tooth and nail against any signs of aging — and the arrival of gray hair is no exception.
Some people go so far as to burn their scalp with do-it-yourself hair coloring products, all because of an unwillingness to look older.
Hairstyles for grey hair From Jamie Lee Curtis to Helen Mirren, we pick our favourite celebrity hairstyles for grey hair – and products to help you get the look.
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      One of the best ways to avoid looking old (even though your hair is gray) is to keep your style current.
      It will help you to review the articles we have here on about selecting a flattering hairstyle, to know whether your style should be fuller or flatter, with or without bangs, and whether you should go with layers or blunt styles.
Apart from the changes in hair structure that occur as hair turns gray (usually tightening of the cuticle making the hair more resistant, and a slight thickening or coarsening of the hair itself) that is all it truly is.
By keeping your look up-to-date, you can continue to look vital and vibrant, regardless of whether your hair has only a small percentage of gray, or is snowy white.
We’ve already made it clear we dig a lady in gray, but now — a little love for the manly set! As it turns out, men are so into the gray hair trend these days, they’re actually getting highlights to dial up the hue.
I had been dyeing my hair about every 4 weeks with a permanent blue black dye so had no idea how much grey would appear! I also wanted to try and fade the intensity of the black so after much research online I used the anti dandrufff shampoo method, big big huge mistake!!!!! I really found out just how allergic I’d become, yes loads of black dye came out (impressive as id not dyed it for 6 months) and it did dull the black, but also burnt my scalp and skin around face and my neck 🙁 was EXTREMLY sore! So the grey is coming through, not masses but enough, it looks like it’s mainly around the front of my hairline, with a nice streak appearing on the right side.
I’m embracing it now and looking forward to letting my natural colour come back, though I will have to go shorter as my hair was waist length, I gone to just below shoulders now and might have to go shorter again if the difference is too great, as the last 6-8 inchs are still quite black, any ideas on how I can keep the length? My natural colour is now slightly lighter more of a chestnut brown with 40% grey.
I’ve got naturally dark brown hair which started going grey when I was 30, so I began dying it black, I’ve loved the colour and kept it up for 11 years, then I noticed I was getting a reaction to the dye.
This is one of the more demanding short grey hairstyles for women, since it needs added volume on top and flipped out layers for the best look, but an experienced stylist can help you make it work for your hair texture and color.
There are plenty of options regarding short grey hairstyles for women, but the one you settle on should be suited both to the texture and color of your hair.
Just like the pixie cut, it’s great for active women that don’t want to spend too much time on their daily hair routine, but the short crop is a bit more versatile and flatters almost any face shape.
Letting your hair turn grey naturally doesn’t mean you should also settle for a shapeless short hairstyle that doesn’t suit you.
Accentuate the angles of your face with an inverted bob, one of the short hairstyles for grey hair that’s perfect for a round face.
Try the best short hairstyles for grey hair, that can give you a flattering look while remaining easy to maintain.
Because it’s a very short hairstyle, it puts less stress on thinning hair and regular maintenance will ensure that your hair always looks its best despite the grey streaks.
Images courtesy of Maurice Mead.
“Women have been misled to believe that to be youthful looking they need to have a solid hair color, which doesn’t include gray,” says the 58-year-old, who lives in Houston.
The 58-year-old says she never felt having gray hair hindered her career prospects, though “my dealings with corporate America have always been sideways,” says Allen, who was past president and co-owner of USI, a multi-million dollar Michigan-based tech firm.
When I was pregnant with my first child I noticed a streak of silvery white starting at my right temple – I completely bypassed gray! By the time I turned forty my short fine hair was almost completely white, even though I attempted to color it various shades of blonde.
When I started going gray at 38 – my husband wasn’t as accepting and suggested that I color my hair.
Why did I keep coloring my hair when it was obvious the silver was winning? It finally hit me that the color of my hair did not define who I was! I realized that what God gave me in the way of beauty needed first to come from within.
One evening as I pulled my hair back with a headband and saw all the silver roots – my grandmother’s face appeared in my mirror! I quickly made an appointment to color those roots.
Instead, with the support of my husband who actually liked my gray hair and a hairdresser who suggested it was too beautiful to color – I allowed my hair to gray on its own schedule.
While my mother’s hair was a gorgeous silver – I didn’t want to look as old as my mother! Once I began coloring however, I was stuck in a vicious cycle.
I asked my colorist what she could do to make the transition easier? Could my hair be dyed gray, or streaked silver? “Unfortunately”, she lamented, “the only way through is to tough it out.” I always thought that I would wait until I turned 60, but as that pivotal birthday got closer, I thought…maybe 65.
To my surprise, I found many other women who felt the way I did and they looked beautiful with their natural silver hair.
My young daughter urged me to stop coloring my hair and let the gray show, saying it made me look good.
I got off the plane and saw that Marcia had the best hairdo ever! She admitted – “It’s a wig”! I’d had enough of all the time and money it took to keep coloring my hair – so I dragged her to the wig store and decided it was time to take on a new challenge.
My silver streak continued to widen, and when I was 40, a hairdresser stopped me on the street and exclaimed, “Your hair color is beautiful – I hope you never dye it!” Her kind remark validated my sense that the silver color suited me.
As someone who has been coloring her hair since high school because of the stray grays that were creeping in (teenagers can be cruel), I never really knew what my natural color was.
My own mother laughingly fretted that a daughter with gray hair made her seem older, and offered to help me find a natural alternative dye –- but I was done.
As my gray hair began to resist color, that defiance sent a message.
My dark brown hair began to gray in my late 20s so I began coloring my hair at a very early age.
Ten years, an itchy scalp, and lotsa dollars later I found myself thinking about that woman who dared to wear her hair just the way it grew out: Silver.
I am now many months into my living silver experience and I am loving it! My head and hair are healthier than they have ever been and I now have a self-confidence that has been lacking since I started worrying about what people were thinking about my hair.
I’ve inspired my older sister to allow her hair to gray naturally – and we both love the freedom and authenticity we feel as a result.
I colored my hair for 12 years until I finally decided I was tired of the fake brown color.
I am as young as I feel, and, as ironic as it sounds, silver hair has made me feel younger than I did when I spent so much time trying to cover it up.
Truth is – I hated coloring my hair! Not only were all those trips to the salon costly, I could never count on leaving with the color I came in with.
I found that finally letting go and embracing my natural hair color has been such fun! Being fair-skinned, the use of tasteful makeup and a fun cherry lip color lights me up.
My hair grew in a radiant silver color and I often receive compliments.
My gray came in beautifully and I love it! I still get compliments from women who seem amazed that gray hair can be so attractive.
I love the fabulous color and I want to flaunt it! This is me – white hair, wrinkles and wobbly bits –take it or leave it.

More and more women are deciding to let their gray hair go for many reasons: they have gorgeous gray coloring, they don’t want the hassle and expense of covering up gray or they want to embrace life as it develops, wrinkles, gray hair and all.
Many of the photos in this gallery are of women who have done just that — let their hair go gray, but there are photos of women who cover their gray with blonde hair dye (blonde is usually a good choice for covering gray since it’s closer to gray than brown or black).
In this gallery, I’ll share tips on how to cover up your grays, how to solve the "growing in roots" problem and how to maintain your gray hair if you’ve decided to go au natural.

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