Many women are shy of their first gray hairs and try to cover them up with permanent dyes. While these greys are not numerous, and you are still young that really makes sense. And when you are turning grayer, you can either consider going blondish or sport your silver locks with pride and style. After viewing the following grey hairstyles, you may completely change your opinion about grey locks. When else in your life could you have that stunning silver hue that looked absolutely natural and flattering on you?
To Hide Greys Or Not To Hide?
Normally women want to cover up gray because they want to look younger, whereas gray hair has been associated with old age. 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. It’s really becoming a trend that you simply shouldn’t leave without attention, especially when it offers you so many perks. Just imagine saving monthly on permanent dyes and leaving all those pains when trying to achieve the perfect hue…
What Are The Best Hairstyles For Grey Hair?
There are too many, depending on your hair texture and preferable length. Generally speaking, grey hairstyles look dignified. They frame the face stately and draw attention rather to your facial features than any fancy styling tricks. You may have bangs with grey hairstyles, but they are either light and well-trimmed or styled to one side.
- Short grey hairstyles. If you like pixie hairstyles, keep them sassy and edgy, adding lots of texture to look modern. In case of hairstyles based on classic bobs, you can, certainly, style them sleek with a side parting or messy and curly in a playful manner.
- Medium grey hairstyles. Mid-length grey hairstyles make an accent on layers, texture or finish for the ends. They are simple and refined, showing off healthy locks with an exceptional silver hue.
- Long hairstyles with greys are not as popular as shorter grey versions. Besides, long hair is harder to maintain. 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. Below are some really nice examples to follow.
Beautiful Hairstyles For Greyish Hair
So, take your time and give some of your attention to the following gorgeous looks to select the best haircut and hairstyle for yourself.
#1: Gray Beauty Naturally
If you are naturally going gray, then you are in luck – this hue of wisdom is actually very popular with even young women. Get a nice layered cut and make sure your gray is yellow-free, if not, they make beautiful toning to achieve pure silver gray hair at a salon.
#2: White and Grey Ombre
We’ve all seen burgundy and blonde ombre hair color, but what about gray? This style starts out white and naturally fades back into a deep foggy hue that’s gorgeous for any sophisticated woman.
#3: Blonde into Gray
Whether your hair is curly or straight, if you’re not quite ready to completely make the jump into grey hair, then consider a very light blonde with grey undertones. If you feel it’s too blonde, you can always go grayer, as opposed to the full on grey, which is much more difficult and expensive to accomplish.
#4: Short and Sassy Gray
Certainly, long gray hair is beautiful, but it can be a huge pain to upkeep. Instead, why not go for a cropped cut that frames the face and still feels beautiful. Long side strands both in front of and behind the ears modernize the look.
#5: Soft Grey Sheen
Go for a pretty silver shade if you aren’t sure which tone is right for your complexion. Going completely gray can seem drastic and intimidating – but with the right hue you’ll feel beautiful.
#6: Grey Hair Glam
You can recapture a hairstyle from your school days with one added twist – a grey shade. Gray hair doesn’t have to be scary, and it doesn’t have to be set in an elderly woman perm. Keep hair soft, straight and shoulder length to feel young again.
#7: Sideswept Gray Hair Beauty
Again going with a grey-toned blonde, this short grey hair style is perfect for a working woman or anyone who wants to feel confident and regal. For those who are dreaming of retirement but aren’t quite there yet, this is a wonderful “go to the office” style.
#8: Silver Glow Gray Hair
The more you lean toward a silver tone instead of a flat, matte gray, the shinier and younger your hair will look. When you’re trying out colors for gray hair, don’t be afraid to go bright.
#9: Classic Updo for Grey Hair
Going gray doesn’t mean you have to let go of glam and beauty. Keep hair long enough to be able to pull it back into a sophisticated bun or chignon. And when you’re feeling young and sexy, let it down and enjoy a free-flowing style.
#10: Curly Gray Fun
Flaunt those curls with an adorable salt and pepper hair color mix that will show off your fun and youthful personality. If you don’t have naturally curly hair, perms are still popular with the older generation. They allow for easy upkeep and an affordable style.
#11: Romantic Grey Curls
Another way to keep gray hair young and romantic looking is to accent it with a few subtle, chunky curls. Waves, curls and an angled cut keep hair looking gorgeous. If you have naturally wavy hair, accentuate it with a styling product instead of ironing it out. Heated hair styling on a daily basis will damage older hair, just as it does with younger strands.
#12: Gray Hair That’s Cool as Ice
Long hair doesn’t have an age limit – so rock that long ponytail with shades of gray and white that show wisdom without making you look fragile. This ultra feminine style conjures up images of gorgeously aged ballerinas and aunties who never miss a yoga session.
#13: Feathered Up Gray
As hair ages, it also tends to lose some of its texture. Keep things looking full with gray hair styles that allow for a bit of feathering. You can get this look at your salon, or use a wide toothed comb to do it on your own.
#14: Grey with a Pop of Rebellion
Just like length doesn’t have an age requirement, neither do bold streaks of color. Try a vibrant, royal purple on for size, or go with a blue, pink, green or magenta. If a permanent bright color freaks you out, go with a clip in extension, hair chalk or a temporary dye.
#15: Classic Granny Grey
Short hair can be gray or white without having to worry about being too modern. Who doesn’t love grandma? Embrace your golden years with a fluffed, stylish cut that never loses its momentum.
#16: Blunt Cut with Gray Color
Grey hairstyles vary from person to person, but this straight, blunt cut is ideal for a variety of age ranges and facial shapes. Be sure to add varying tones of silver and white into the mix to keep things interesting.
#17: Just a Hint of Gray
Don’t go overboard with gray hair if you aren’t growing a lot of your own yet. Instead, go for a gray-toned blonde paired with a golden, warm base color for a beautiful transition period.
#18: Gray and Fliptastic
Layered cutely and styled with a flip, this hairstyle is reminiscent of your childhood if you’re an older woman, and is a fun vintage option for younger ladies. Go with a bright white up top and add some black underneath for a stunning contrast that’s loads of fun.
#19: Gray Hair Layered
Gray hair styles are as unique as the various personalities who sport them, and there’s no reason to do anything you’re not comfortable with. Many women find that a simple matte shade of platinum blonde or very light grey is perfect for a sideswept style that’s classic and easy to care for.
#20: Grey Angled Fun
Angled bobs are all the rage, and not just for a particular generation. Older women can pull off an angled cut just as well as their granddaughters – the trick is finding a stylist that is a pro at working with aging hair.
#21: Forever Young
This wonderful grey hair style gives a very light and youthful feel that matches the young eyes and brilliant smile. Who knew that airy texture and natural silver color could be so irresistibly charming?
#22: Wispy Silver Locks
These beautiful natural grey locks are slightly layered towards the tips to enhance the curly texture and show off beautiful curl. Light wispy bangs add a lively youthful note, while the roots are delicately teased for volume.
#23: Epic Flicks
Grey hair and a cute hairstyle is all it takes to look modern and stylish in “over…” age. This medium length style features a good lift at the roots and gorgeous flicks at the ends melting into foamy curls only for the ends – wow, that’s a poetic and very beautiful look!
#24: Springy Messy Curls
Here is a great curly texture and fabulous combination of colors in hair, clothes and accessories. A mid-length haircut with a rounded shape styled into springy randomly curled ringlets and a coral lipstick with a matching necklace can do miracles, indeed!
#25: Smooth Classy Bob
Chin-length bobs look very neat and respectable, that’s why they are one of the most preferred choices for older women. This hairstyle for grey hair with classy side parting, definitely, illuminates the face with its harmony of color and shape.
#26: Gorgeous Style With Layered Bangs
Here is a very flattering haircut in all relations: a convenient length and moderate layering to define the shape and accentuate the texture. And as for the hair color, it’s just beyond praise!
#27: Layered Fringy Grey Hairstyle
An older woman that looks contemporary is twice beautiful. With a layered hairstyle like this you are a lady who lives today and takes interest in the current trends. These delicate layers and fringy finish for the edges are adorable!
#28: Long Curly Bob
Do you still have enviable thickness to your locks? Show it off with pride! These dense classy waves are voluminous and of the right length. They make an impression!
#29: Short Edgy Style
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.
#30: Extra Short Grey Hairstyle
Keeping hair short is a convenient and low-maintenance option that can also be very stylish and “about you”. This short sassy grey hairstyle is styled within minutes with any light hold hair product.
#31: Choppy Pixie For Salt And Pepper Hair
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. Go for it without hesitation if your hair thickness and face shape allow.
#32: Resplendent Textured Pixie
Here is a feathery short haircut for gray hair that looks ideal both in every day wear and as a formal hairstyle. Being simple and dignified with pointedly defined texture, it’s an ideal background for a statement makeup and bright outfit color.
#33: Classic A-Line Lob
Elongated A-line bob without bangs you see in the picture above keeps a perfect roundish shape, framing the face and holds random tresses from falling on it. Flipped-in ends are a classic way to style your long bob (lob).
#34: Simple Short Look With Tapered Sides And Back
And this haircut with closely cut sides and feathers styled upright reminds a men’s style but can work great for a woman over 50 with a feminine oval face. She looks modern, stylish and feminine, isn’t she?
#35: Ethereal Pixie
A woman should take advantage of what’s given to her by nature at any age. An ethereal pixie like this is so in tune with those beautiful blue eyes that you’d hardly believe it’s actually a mature lady in front of you!
#36: Shoulder-Length Straight Grey Hairstyle
With age it’s better to keep hairstyles simple. 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.
#37: Amazing Bob In An Amazing Hue
We bet all mature women with grey hair would love to achieve that hue. A classic bob will always be a worthy choice especially if you style it in a special way, for example in and out, like in the photo.
#38: Geometry Of Lines And Softness Of Texture
So many older women want a neat and elegant look that would at the same time appear very present-day. This one is a very good version. Blunt cut bangs and tapered sides styled straight and natural will make your day sunnier!
#39: Awesome Straight Grey Hairstyle
Ah…it’s flawless… Having seen this, a rare woman will shy away from her naturally grey hair. And these locks are simply centre-parted and flat-ironed. Do you think you could rock something like this?
#40: Pixie With Textured Top
Ann Gottlieb was referred to as the nose behind the Honey fragrance by Marc Jacobs. As we see, Ann is good not only in fragrances, but chic hairstyles for grey hair as well. Her gorgeous pixie for thick hair with textured top really becomes her.
#41: Salt And Pepper Pixie
Jamie Lee Curtis has once found her signature haircut and hair color, and she looks invariably ravishing since then. Jamie Lee’s pixie is styled with a lift at the roots to achieve the sufficient volume and bring out the texture of her chopped tresses.
#42: Short Gray Curls
The Princess Grace Awards Gala was graced indeed by the posh look of gorgeous Tippi Hedren. Her short silver locks were curled away from the face and complimented with light swirly bangs – a great formal solution for short gray hair.
#43: Silvered Bob
Mindy Cohn’s gray hairs delicately peek through the medium brown base of her sleek locks, making the hair color more sophisticated, literally ennobling it. The mid-length asymmetric bob with highlights works excellent for Mindy’s round face.
#44: Short Wispy Silver-Blonde Hairstyle
Helen Mirren’s short layered haircut is styled in loose waves with a nice lift at the roots to boost the volume of her wispy locks. The right choice of the hair hue moves this hairstyle to the next level. Did you spot how miraculously the silver blonde works for Helen?
#45: Short Messy Curls
Kiti Manver’s silver curls are simply adorable. The Spanish actress is rocking them with a lift at the roots and a chic messy finish. These little tricks let this gorgeous old woman keep her thick locks away from the face, drawing attention to her beautiful expressive face and fancy earrings.
#46: Messed Up Wispy Curls
Suzanne Blech looks fabulous, sporting her muted silver locks. Their indistinct texture supports the hair color idea and creates the wonderful messy hairstyle that is not only trendy, but unbelievably flattering for Suzanne’s looks and personality.
#47: Short Wispy Hairstyle
The pure silver of Glenn Close’s wispy locks creates the perfect harmony with the snow white of her suit. Glenn’s short fine locks were blow-dried with a lift at the roots and slightly backcombed for some added volume. We’re sure you can easily recreate this hairstyle at home.
#48: Sassy Pixie
If you prefer to have your grey locks chopped short, style them in the modern way like Melissa McBride. Melissa’s pixie features the contrast of textures – the edgy spiky top and cute soft curls in the nape.
#49: Pinned Bob
Beatriz de Orleans pins up the front locks of her medium-length bob achieving this simple yet elegant half up half down style with a bouffant. You need to blow-dry your hair with a lift at the roots or backcomb it slightly for the added volume.
#50: Medium Curly A-Line Hairstyle
Some hairstyles are so universal that they flatter a woman in any age and with any hair color. Roseanne Barr is rocking the medium layered A-line downdo, styled in loose messy curls which correct her round face and add her look a playful note.
Aging gracefully and going gray naturally is a gift that contemporary older women are accepting with gratitude. I hope you’ve selected a hairstyle for over 50 you believe you’ll feel comfortable with, and I’m sure it’s going to present your silver locks in the best light.