The Editors
Updated on January 08, 2021

The epic battle between blondes and brunettes has always been acute, but there’s a new player making waves in the hair game. The grey hair trend has taken the internet by storm. Below you will find twenty ways you can accomplish the so-called granny hair look and join in on the latest takeover.

The Grey Hair Trend

The trend unravels through a variety of dye jobs, such as solid grey, gray ombre, grey balayage, blonde and gray blend and others. These hair color ideas are for young girls and brave guys. The riskiest age for trying gray hair is around 35, because you may really look older than you are. If you are over 40 and you want to embrace your gray hair and enhance it, you can also rock the trend beautifully.

1. Ombre Flair

There is nothing more appealing to the eye than a perfect ombre or shadow effect. Here, the silver hair trend is given major life with this exquisite coloring. Add a pop of pigment to your lips and you’re good to go!

2. Dance Floor Ready

Loose waves add a visually intriguing dimension to gray tresses. The grey hair trend looks exceptionally fabulous on lengthier locks. The waves create an interactive light and dark contrast that changes according to lighting and movement of the hair. So dance the night away, everyone is watching.

3. Retro Blend

You often cannot go wrong with retro fashion and new hair trends. So why not add your own flavor to the style? A complementing blue and purple highlight mix gives the bob cut an extra personal touch.

4. Curly Pixie

Give the newest trend a run for its money and have your trusted stylist assist you in pulling this off. Or better still, set the style overnight and go to bed with some rollers. Who says going full grandma cannot be pulled off?

5. Tight Silver Curls

Achieve this ethereal look by curling your granny hair only at the ends. Shape tight ringlets with a flat iron, spriz with hair spray and tousle the curls slightly for a fluffy look that still holds the tight curl.

6. Blue Gray Madness

Tired of your blunt cut’s monotonous look? Ride the silver hair trend train and jazz up your ‘do with loose waves. Take it a step further and highlight with a hint of blue.

7. Banging Bangs

The current trend is not void of hair styles for those rocking bangs. This glorious style with silver, light ash brown and blue highlights is perfect for a lady with bangs who wants to rock beautifully-colored free-flowing locks.

8. Gothic Gray

Black and silver rendezvous on the dark side of the gray hair trend to punk this blunt bob up. With hair barely grazing the shoulder and the gray color softly and effortlessly blended with the dark strands, this style will set you apart from the others rocking the latest color trend.

9. Silver Streaks

Run, do not walk, to your trusted hair stylist and have him or her hook you up with this grey hair dye and cut. Perfect for an interview, a night out, or cuddle times. The style is not only full of body but has a feminine charm about it.

10. Arctic Layers

Dying hair gray adds an inherent flair of mystery to any woman daring enough to try it. Complemented with dark roots and the layered front, this style creates a fascinating and mystical look

11. Pretty Grey Plait

The grey hair trend is fantastic for a sassy up-do. It makes any simple design look intricate and complex – like this loose curly plait. Simply add a wave to your hair, plait from the front, and tuck the end at the nape.

Grey Mohawk Braid Updo

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12. Raven Goddess

Going grey does not have to be a full on venture – adding a touch of grey highlights to your raven locks easily puts you on trend. Hints of gray and blue ombre draw the eye down to the tips of the hair, so, make sure you have no split ends.

Subtle Silver Highlights For Brunettes

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13. Bold Purple-Gray Balayage

If you’re going to tag along on the latest trend, go big or go home. Purple is a strong complementary color to this hair style. Finalize your “beyond the sea” look by adding a soft ocean wave to your tresses.

14. Neutral Gray

Light blue strands spreading out over salt and pepper hair would be stunning on any occasion and in any setting. One of the benefits of the gray hair trend is how it works for a neutral base color that can take on other more pronounced hues.

15. Frost Queen

The silver hair trend may be initially edgy, however it carries a soft, feminine air to it as well. When headed to an event, feel free to look like the beautiful queen you are and have your hair stand out on your special day.

Ash Brown Hair With Silver Balayage

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16. Bob Cut with Bangs

Truly, any regular old style can host the new hair trend. Beware as some cuts may age you – however, dark roots sort that out quickly and elegantly. It’s a look that keeps on giving as your hair grows out too!

17. Silver Spice

As the wave lengthens and loosens throughout the day, a subtle aesthetic is born – a bonus for the style. The gray hair trend version accompanied by a streak of red enhances this already beautiful edgy ‘do.

18. Ash Gray Ombre

Nothing enriches a beautiful grey hair dye job like texture. The more of it, the better. This style is a gift that keeps on giving with voluminous soft curls and a gorgeous fishtail-esque knot all in a glorious ombre.

19. Blue Steel Waves

Put on your best smile as you walk down the street – this style is a looker. It’s going to be the center of attention as it draws all eyes to its shine. They will come for sheen, but stay for the seamless blue-green highlights.

20. Titanium White Spikes

One does not simply enter the granny hair arena without having an idea of how to work it. This faux-hawk pixie cut is not just a haircut – it is a statement piece. It says you do not merely follow trends, you set them.

There you have it, 20 shades of the glorious grey hair trend sweeping the globe! You can go along with trendsetters leading the grey hair movement and know there are far more hair styles out there. Why not join the club and see what you can come up with? Whatever you do, make it your own!