30 Shades of Grey: Silver and White Highlights for Eternal Youth

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Silver highlights are glamorous, fashionable and a must-have for a funky, cool and trendier you! Up to now it has been kept as one of Mother Nature’s top secrets but you can showcase its powerful effects, what have you got to lose?

Silver and White Highlights

When you sport a striking color, you tell the world that ’you’ are the designer of your world and why not? Men have got away with grey for years and relish in the term ‘distinguished’. Now ladies, it is your turn to create the hottest fashion statement. Ask your hairdresser to jazz up your hair with some gray highlights and show off your beautiful crowning glory. Celebrities, models and teenagers are sporting the silver look, so whether you are 16 or 90 take a look at just how transforming and liberating some silver streaks can be.

#1: Striking Silver Curls

The warm chocolate hair transcends into the masses of sterling silver waves to emanate a frosty lift. A movie star image with big dazzling hair that not only sweeps to one side, it sweeps people off their feet too!

#2: Multi-Toned Sleek Bob

The micro ribbons of color blend shades of silver, cayenne pepper, cocoa and grey onto naturally black hair to transform this fluid bob. Lowlights captivate a unique blend of hues which marry the shades from the fall with cool wintery crispness. The overall effect is a soft voluminous style with a free-flowing finish for admiring glances wherever you go!

#3: Wild Waves

The subtle silver highlights provide nuances of sophistication and blend blonde tresses with dark hair to come up with a whole new dimension. Such a clever use of color enhances the texture, as a waterfall of layers delivers volume to the tousled waves. Bring out the “Me Tarzon, You Jane” for a wild and carefree spirit.

#4: Mane Of Color

Besides the length, color is the main attraction of this hairstyle. The vibrant blonde and gray highlights create streaks which are thinning and melting towards the ends. The perfect blend of dark and light provides a powerful statement.

#5: Medium Long Shag

Silver highlights can be a part of a sophisticated mix of colors where warm and cool hues mingle to create a mane of a sultry sex-kitten. The ruffled layers dance sweetly below the shoulders and nestle into a purr-fect blend of modesty and radiance.

#6: Black and Grey Straight Lob

If you prefer to stick with a classic haircut, you can be more experimental with your color. Try enhancing your ‘do with a unique dye job such as this grey balayage. The mix of light and dark grays adds a new dimension to the cut. The blend and distribution of the colors also make it clear that you haven’t gone white prematurely.

#7: Brown to Grey Babylights

Grey highlights are absolutely fabulous on dark brown hair. With black hair the contrast is stark, but with brown layers like these, you can achieve a very soft, blurred look.

#8: Winter Steel Bronde

Can you spot the silver? The streaks have been blended with the medium brown base so expertly that you almost don’t notice them. It is a fantastic option if you would like to try a grey dye job, but feel unsure about how appropriate it would look in a conservative office.

#9: Titaium Pearl Dimension

Just admire the way all of these shades mix together. Chocolate brown and grey initially look like totally different colors, but they create an unusual and appealing color combo. We love the bluish tint of the grey in particular.

#10: Auburn Base with Silver Highlights

At first thought, red hair and silver highlights are two things that seem like they would not go together, but they actually do. The warmth of the auburn melts in the whitish silver. For a more striking result, opt for chunkier streaks.

#11: Black and White Combo

Here’s how you make your color work with your ‘do. Try a fauxhawk (that is meant to be defined with color) in the trendy silver hue. The black cropped sides contrast the fluffy silver feathers on top. Be brave and try it out.

#12: Brownish Grey Enchantment

Want to have a bit more pizzazz to your natural hair color? Forget the golden streaks and try some grey pieces instead. You do not need to have a lot, and they do not need to be thick. A minimal amount does make a difference. If you want more, you can always go back to your stylist

#13: Ash Bronde Hair

Silver highlights can work on any base. To get the end result right, work with your hairstylist to help you achieve the desired finish. If you’re enamored with the idea of a soft style, a few silver streaks painted in brown hair are a romantic option.

#14: Dirty Blonde with White Streaks

Chunky highlights look beautiful in long hair. Their placement should be considered, but appear rather random, like a few thick face-framing pieces and a bit smaller streaks here and there.

#15: Grey Highlights on Honey Blonde

The contrast of warm and cool hues is usually the most impressive, but if you want a soft yet noticeable look, you can definitely achieve it. Here’s a lovely example of honey blonde and silver blend.

#16: Cool Toned Lowlights

Putting gray highlights in blonde hair doesn’t make it look dirty. The silvery pieces woven into her blonde base actually give her hair some radiant shimmer. The lowlights make this style dimensional.

#17: Shiny White Highlights

This wavy hairstyle features shaggy ends and bright white highlights. The dark brown at the roots gradually gets lighter with the inclusion of grey, silver and white along the length. The result is dazzling waves you want to look at again and again.

#18: Grey Hair with Brown Underlayer

With the gray hair trend you don’t have to change your hair color completely. Have fun with grey sprinkled through the top layers with your natural shade on the bottom. It will look beautiful when you wear your tresses down, but it will also create a striking effect in updos.

Bluish Gray Highlights For Brown Hair

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#19: Silver and Brown Waves

A solid grey silver hair color is a bold choice not everyone is ready to make. Meanwhile, grey brown hair is a pretty and easy thing on its own, and it only improves when you divide the two shades as the main color and highlights. When your tresses are in need of a refresh, you can add thin white highlights for brightness.

#20: Grey Highlights for Light Brown Hair

Upgrade your two-tone brown hair with gray streaks. The mix of golden and silver ribbons is sophisticated and fresh. You get a beautiful style and you don’t have to worry about root growth.

#21: Silver and Grey Highlights on Black Hair

Black and white may be as different as night and day, but that doesn’t mean you should keep them apart when it comes to your hair color. Far from it. Her dye job makes the contrasting shades work because of the addition of silver and medium grey.

#22: Blonde and Silver Highlights

The white silver hair is magical. Her mane features blonde, dove grey and white highlights to achieve the flowing metallic finish. In case you wish to set off those light shades, ask for some darker grey and black streaks as underlights.

#23: White Streaks for Redheads

Hot red hair gets excellently cooled down with a splash of white blonde. Chunky on the top and very thin, dripping towards the ends, these blonde highlights make the red hairstyle one-of-a-kind.

Chunky Blonde Highlights For Red Hair

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#24: Platinum Blonde Lowlights

These streaks of silver and ash blond start right at the roots which is not typical for most of modern dye jobs with darkened roots. The colors still perfectly blend together down the length of the hair finishing off with soft ash blonde ends.

Brown Hair With Blonde Highlights

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#25: Long Ash Brown Hair

Slightly muted shades of silver work best with light brown hair. Check out the glow of these grey highlights. They look awesome when seamlessly weaved into long curly locks.

#26: Chic Bouncy Curls

The shoulder length hair cascade into soft, touchable ringlets for a head full of silver tinged bling to create a rare tropical look. This is a romantic, floaty and feminine style with curly side bangs. Hair is symmetrical with plenty of body to keep you at the forefront of fashion.

medium-length curly ash blonde hairstyle

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#27: Fun, Floaty Bob

What is a better way to create a cutting-edge look than with long bangs do you know? Asymmetry is emphasised with high and low silver striations. Now you can take your bob in a new direction with smooth styling and striking colour. Sophisticated enough for the office and lively enough for a night on the town!

#28: Long Silver Layers

Want a cute hairstyle idea for gray hair? Here we pay homage to the centre parting which paves the way for long layers to gently settle around the shoulders. Love the way that luscious layers provide the flow and all-round volume. This is a prime example of a hairstyle where simplicity meets elegance.

#29: Short, Sleek and Sophisticated

Here is a really interesting haircut with some silver highlights on bangs, blonde base and short undercut.Amazing combination, which makes your look even more unique.

#30: Short Rounded Bob

Here we have a different slant on the classic bob where a short hairstyle is dominated by extra-long bangs. This creates a look which is smooth enough to showcase a colourful display of high and low hues. From smoky gray lines through to peppery deep brown tresses.

So there you have it… Whether you opt for subtle grey highlights or a surge of silver, aesthetically you will create a fashion statement that makes you stand out from the crowd. Silver highlights tell the world that you are sassy, slightly wild, flamboyant and great to be around. We will all go grey eventually, so why not embrace this color now and guess what? You will never see yourself grow old!

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