45 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 Grey 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: 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

#2: Sophisticated Ash Brown and Gray Balayage

The slight height in the crown and the off-center part lend an air of sophistication to a hairstyle that really knows how to accentuate a long and swoopy wave. The gray highlights in brown hair seem to reflect and enhance the muted tones of the ash chocolate base color, giving it depth and body.

Ash Balayage Brown Hair

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#3: 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.

Long Brown Hair With Gray Highlights

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#4: 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.

#5: Long Wavy Silver Balayage Hair

Truly a one-of-a-kind color, there’s no better way to showcase your almost waist-length silver locks than a long and wavy balayage hairstyle. The muted gray, bright silver, and white make a bold statement to the world that you are fully committed to being a platinum princess.

Wavy White And Gray Balayage Hair

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#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: Thick Textured Dark Brown and Silver Bob

The angled lines of this choppy bob look best on thick and wavy hair. Full and hearty silver highlights painted over your natural chocolate brown base color help to accentuate the rich texture and natural curves of the hairstyle. The peek-a-boo bangs are meant to graze the collarbone elegantly.

Choppy Brunette Bob With Silver Highlights

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#9: Gorgeous Black-to-Silver Ombre

Here’s an eye-catching way to showcase a fabulous ombre fade from black to gun-metal gray to silver-white. The luxurious and perfectly symmetrical waves flow all the way down in a gorgeous, shiny cascade. It’s a genuinely striking hairstyle that will have you turning heads wherever you go.

Long Silver Ombre With Stretched Black Roots

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#10: Dark Brown Hair with Ash Blonde Highlights

The timeless appeal of long and sultry dark-brown waves and a sharp side-part never goes out of style. Match it with frosty-blonde streaks that run from the top of your head all the way down to the below-the-shoulder-lengths and softly melt there.

Gray Balayage For Brunettes

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#11: Metallic Brown to Gray Colormelt

The flawless blending of light brown and gray provides a current look for your favorite basic cut. A sophisticated and mature hairstyle with a modern twist that looks best with a slightly off-center part line.

Light Brown Hair With Gray Balayage

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#12: Bronde Bob with Light Gray Babylights

Every curve of these plump and perky waves has its own exciting story! The rich bronde base color is revamped with honey blonde and white highlights that accentuate the abundance of your curly goodness. Light gray “babylights” and a center-part really bring out your best features and keep you looking fresh and youthful.

Wavy Brown Blonde Lob With White Highlights

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#13: Choppy Brown Bob with Ash Blonde Highlights

Vaguely tomboyish and edgy, the ragged brown bob is anything but ordinary. The slightly shorter back pieces are cut at an angle, and as they increase in length towards the front, the magic of silvery and ash-blonde streaky highlights unveils, and we can’t pass it without doing a double take.

Ash Bronde Highlights For Brown Bob

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#14: Subtle Brown to Gray Fade

What do you get when you take bra-strap length brown locks and fade them from honey-bronde to white-blonde and gray? A unique current hairstyle that draws attention to your shoulders and your eyes. A side-part with long feathered bangs that gently curve covering the cheekbone is a flattering choice for most face shapes.

Long Brown Gray Balayage Hair

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#15: Grey Silver Balayage

Balayage has so many benefits, it’s no wonder women everywhere are participating in the trend. Grey dye fades relatively quickly; if you don’t want to commit to root upkeep, a balayage with silver highlights focused towards the ends is the way to go.

Choppy Brown And Gray Balayage Lob

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#16: White and Ash Blonde Highlights for Chocolate Hair

Hair that looks as creamy as an ice-cream cone? The scrumptious loose waves of this milk-chocolate hairstyle are generously highlighted with streaks that vary in brightness and flow down into loopy curls sprinkled all over your shoulders. A side part showcases each long tendril, making them look yummy enough to eat!

Long Brown Hair With White Highlights

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#17: Metallic Brown Gray Highlights

It’s not often that you see brown hair with gray highlights that make it so shiny metallic, but then again, it’s not often that you find a woman courageous enough to commit to the bright silvery color. The shoulder-length lob is a great hairstyle that can really enhance finer hair. A side part and bold balayage coloring certainly add it depth and volume.

Shiny Silver Brown Balayage For Medium Hair

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#18: White Blonde Balayage with Honey Blonde Roots

If you have thick and coarse hair that sometimes seems to have a life of its own, consider letting your waves grow long and luscious. By blending the tones of a white-blonde balayage over honey-blonde roots, you can create a beautiful hairstyle that makes it look as if you have purposely chosen to let it go a bit wild.

Long Metallic White Hair

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#19: Long Layered Brunette Hair with Silver Ends

Silver hair doesn’t get much sexier than when it’s painted on long and layered brunette locks. Charcoal gray at the roots blends into layered white-silver lengths that have been loosely curled to support the idea of contrasts expressed through colors and textures.

Half Black Half Silver Balayage Long Hair

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#20: Traditional Highlights

Tradition exists for a reason — it’s a safe bet to achieve what you’re looking for when in doubt. Spice up customary highlights on dark hair and get bonus style points for getting an extraordinary color!

Dark Brown Hair With Ash Blonde Highlights

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#21: Bob with Grey Highlights

Does your wardrobe consist of mostly black clothes? Do you have nightmares about color? Minimalistic ladies, meet your new hairstyle. Sparse grey highlights are a great touch for your nonchalant uniform.

Brown And Gray Choppy Bob

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#22: Dark Hair with Subtle Cool-Toned Highlights

Much like the hair of the Old Hollywood starlets, the long mid-back tresses flow in soft glossy waves, so feminine and touchable. The cool-toned gray shades provide a uniform and stylized appearance.

Brunette Hair With Subtle Ash Bronde Balayage

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#23: Smokey Grey with Silver Tips

A grey balayage with more pronounced silver tips is a beautiful way to upgrade your long hair. Both darker and lighter roots will look great when your natural color shows up. Pro tip — flatter hair that lacks luster will benefit from a multi-toned style like this one.

Long Silver Balayage Brown Hair

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#24: Subtly Highlighted Chocolate Brown Hair

If you are looking for just a hint of gray highlights in brown hair, then you might want to consider this casual, tousled shoulder-length bob. It’s one of the best looks for straight hair because the choppy chocolate and gray locks provide a sense of waviness and texture. You may enhance it adding a slight bent with a straightener.

Choppy Brown Lob With Gray Highlights

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#25: Dark Brown Bob with Subtle Metallic Highlights

Ultra-modern and effortless-looking, this angular dark brown bob is a fabulous way to make a creative statement, especially when it is highlighted with very subtle metallic streaks. Gentle waves curve around the face and drop down to graze the collarbone and barely touch the nape of the neck.

Dark Brown Lob With Ash Brown Balayage

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#26: Ash Blonde and Gray Balayage for Brunettes

The chic angled cut of a straight lob is a spectacular way to frame a beautiful face. The carefree zigzag part-line leads to the backcombed crown section that adds height and elevates the overall look.

Brown Lob With Ash Bronde Balayage

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#27: Blonde Grey Lob

A mixture of ashy and bright platinum balayage highlights makes for a stylish look! Strategically place the lighter color around your face and blend it into the tips of your hair for a cohesive coiffure.

Brown Layered Hair With Silver Balayage

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#28: Silver Bob with Root Fade

Blonde hair with silver highlights is extra chic. A complex color job that goes from brown at the roots to grey, almost white, at tips suits any hair length and texture.

#29: Spicy Bronde and Gray Mixture

“Sizzling and spicy hot” are the words that come to mind when describing these cute balayage highlights for gray hair. The awesome color is a mixture of all trendy shades – white blonde, gray, and bronde. The waves give it a distinct “hippie” feel!

Ash Blonde And White Balayage Long Hair

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#30: Ash Brown and Subtle Gray Highlights for Brunettes

The piece-y layers of the brunette lob are brought out in grand splendor by the ash brown and chalky gray highlights that seem to be playing in the waves. The choppy ends add body and fullness to hair that might otherwise be flat, taking the hairstyle to the next level of luxuriousness.

Subtle Ash Brown Balayage Lob

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#31: Muted Gray and Blue Highlights for Black Hair

Shake out and tousle your jet-black hair with silver highlights so it shimmers with every move. Hang on a sec, are there a few muted grayish-blue streaks, too? Long and wavy with choppy layered locks that reach the waist; it’s a sensational hair color that you can call all your own.

Black Hair With Subtle Gray Highlights

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#32: 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 blunt 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!

#33: 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.

#34: Medium Shag with Higlights

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.

#35: Violet Grey Hairstyle

Brown hair with silver highlights that have a violet tint suits brunettes and Asian women in particular. Start highlights subtly a few inches away from the roots of your hair for minimal maintenance plus an effortless effect.

Dark Brown Hair With Silver Balayage

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#36: Angled Silver Lob

Why be subtle when you can go full silver? A grey silver lob makes a statement and is a braver option for risk takers and fashion killers. For more dimension, add highlights that are pure white.

Choppy Gray Balayage Bob

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#37: Brown Hair with Silver Babylights

Babylights, a cousin of highlights and balayage, are thin hand painted streaks of color. This technique on brown hair achieves natural looking dimension appealing for those who dye their hair for the first time or those who don’t want to fuss with color maintenance.

Brown Hair With Subtle Silver Highlights

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#38: 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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#39: Dimensional Streaks

Thick streaks that are several levels above your base color give a bold contrast. Multi-tones like these offer a 3D effect and will bring a fuller appearance to thin hair that lacks volume.

Brown And Silver Balayage Hair

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#40: 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.

#41: White Highlights for Brown Blonde Hair

Take your bronde hair all the way to sun-kissed blonde with a one-length choppy bob that rests exquisitely on your shoulders. Brondes paired with the whitest of white blonde are what make your wavy lob stand out. Beachy and fun, anytime of the year!

Bronde Hair With Platinum Highlights

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#42: Subtly Highlighted Brunette Lob

Sometimes it’s best to work with what you’ve got. Ash brown and subtle silver shades are a phenomenal option for natural brunettes who are seeking highlights for greying brown hair. A full and lush lob with a side part is a youthful hairstyle that will keep you looking modern and trendy.

Ash Brown Highlights For Dark Brown Bob

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#43: Brown Bob with Gray and White Balayage

A “scrunchable” coffee-brown bob that is shorter in the back and becomes gradually longer towards the front is a creative choice if you are searching for an easy tousled hairstyle. The balayage color takes some chances with light gray and white tones that seem to land perfectly on each angled wave.

Subtle Gray Balayage For Brunette Bob

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#44: Silver Highlights for Ends

A wonderful idea for women who are looking to add volume to thin hair is a piece-y bob with silver highlights that skims the shoulders. The medium brown base color also features ash brown highlights that blend with the silvery-white ends. Chin-length side swept bangs provide a sense of thickness and texture.

Ash Brown Bob With Gray Ends

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#45: Creamy Blonde Balayage with Silver Highlights

The silver highlights that adorn this shoulder-length balayage hairstyle give its creamy blonde waves depth and character. The ash brown base color and bouncy loose curls also contribute to the carefree and sporty feel of the downdo. Try it with or without bangs!

Bronde Hair With Ashy And White Highlights

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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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