One of the hottest emerging trends, silver hair color, previously associated mainly with natural graying, is now equally approved by all ages. While silver hair is not quite the same as gray, it certainly gained its popularity thanks to the inclusivity and anti-ageism trend. Read on for the best silver hair ideas and maintenance tips!
How Сan I Get Silver Hair?
For those who are wondering how to dye hair silver, there are two routes depending on your starting point. If your hair has some natural gray in it, you may wish to add lighter bleached pieces to emphasize the color. However, to get the silver color from scratch, your hair will have to be pre-lightened first to then be toned into a very cool shade.
For both scenarios, maintaining the depth and clean cool color would require some effort e.g., regular use of a toner and washing your hair with silver shampoo to upkeep the shade between your salon appointments.
#1: Silver Blonde Pixie Cut
The contrast between the dark roots and bright icy strands gives extra dimension and volume to this short, layered pixie. Perfect for those with olive skin tone, silver blonde brings all the attention to your facial features.
#2: Long Silver Color Hair
Long, all-over silver color locks look utterly stunning, yet this hair color would require a certain level of commitment. Easier to achieve for those who are already blonde, it might not be as straightforward for natural brunettes as darker hair would first need to be bleached to a very light level.
#3: Silver Balayage Bob
Seamlessly blended and icy cool, this silver hair color looks absolutely epic. While you would need to regularly use purple shampoo to maintain this cool tone, the good thing about the balayage technique is that it grows out effortlessly and looks fresh for months.
#4: Bleached Blonde with Silver Tones
Have you been platinum blonde for years and are looking for a hair change? Ask your hairstylist to use a cooler, more silvery toner to go with the trend.
#5: Metallic Silver Look
You don’t have to be blonde to rock the silver hair trend, yet, even if you want to get a darker silver hue, your hair will still need to be pre-lightened. Lifting your natural brown base to a very light level is required to avoid any brassiness and yellow tones.
#6: Platinum Silver Hair
Those relaxed silver beachy waves are the utmost hair goal. Sweep your hair back and add some French braids for an ultimate Daenerys hair look.
#7: Subtle Silver Highlights
We appreciate it, not everyone can fully immerse in the metallic hair trend. Yet, you can try a mild version of it with soft platinum hair color. If your strands are light enough, all you need is just a cool toner or even some purple shampoo.
#8: Steel Gray Hair
Pick the depth of silver depending on your natural hair color and skin tone. Darker shades would be optimal for those with olive skin and naturally brown hair.
#9: Silver Purple Hair
We love this crisp combination of smooth, rich pearl silver color and immaculately blunt bob cut. However, you need to be aware that this look would require specific maintenance that will include both regular salon visits and the aftercare routine.
#10: Brunette Hair with Silver Streaks
Adding some silver highlights to your ash brown hair is a great way to create a refined and edgy look. Also, different shades help to visually create texture and dimension in your locks.
#11: Short Silver Hair
Bright silver blonde hair color and a mullet crop make a perfect combination for a bold statement hairstyle. Use some styling paste to create this tousled and textured finish.
#12: Sumptuous Silver Hair with Dark Ends
Save this cool hair (a pun!) idea for your next salon visit. Great for the summer festival season, silver hair with jet black ends will be an utter head turner.
#13: Silver Blue Bob
Light silver hair makes blue eyes pop which makes it a perfect choice for those with a cool complexion. If you are wondering how to create these waves, the answer is a triple barrel wand.
#14: Beige Silver Hair
Regular use of sulfate-free shampoo will help to preserve both the healthy condition of your hair and its cool-toned look. Color-treated hair tends to become brittle and fragile, so you need to make sure to use a good moisturizing mask too.
#15: Silver Hair with Blue Highlights
Give your hair more dimension by combining multiple shades of silver, blue and gray highlights. Soft waves will emphasize the silver blonde hair color and create a feminine and romantic look.
#16: Silver Purple Hair
The lilac and gray color combo is a dreamy idea for unicorn hair lovers at heart. Beware that low maintenance vivid colors simply don’t exist, and you will have to follow a serious hair care routine between your hairdresser’s appointments.
#17: Peekaboo Silver Hair
Liven up your dark hair with a layer of silver blonde locks hidden underneath. If you crave a hair change while not being ready to fully bleach your hair, the peekaboo hair trend is your best choice to add some silver strands.
#18: Pink, Lilac and Silver Highlights
A silver tone is a perfect base for vivid color highlights. In fact, if you already have a silver hair base, you can try temporary hair dye or hair crayons to create this pastel look.
#19: Silver Balayage
Silver balayage looks seriously gorgeous blended with the dark base. We kindly recommend making proper research when choosing a hairdresser for this project – the job requires much experience and professionalism. A good reason to give generous tips to your colorist, too.
#20: Silver Gray Graduated Bob
We are in love with this impeccable graduated bob haircut and the icy gray color. Dark roots give it some depth and additional volume.
#21: Perfect Silver Blonde Pixie
To create this cool, edgy look, you would need to bleach your hair and tone it with a silver hair dye. Using bleach at home is not recommended, but if your hair is naturally gray, you can even use toning shampoo to achieve this color at home.
#22: Long Silver Ombre
This silver ombre hair with nearly pure white money piece face framing is unapologetic hair envy. Wear it straight or wavy, tons of compliments are guaranteed.
#23: Silver Highlights for Dark Hair
Those with dark hair who wish to try silver hair can go for a subtle variation of it by adding just a few strokes of color on the ends. Using silver shampoo and masks would prevent the showing of brassy and yellow undertones.
#24: Dark Silver Hair with Sheer Blue Streaks
A deep charcoal base freshened up with a splash of blue is a perfect summer color. Metallic hues are certainly in, yet remember to use color-correcting hair products to keep your cool tones fresh and vibrant.
#25: Silver Hair with a Reverse Money Piece
Here’s another startling look for those searching for some non-cliché hair ideas. A money piece is traditionally a set of face-framing highlights but what about the contrasting jet black reverse money piece on light silver hair?
#26: Crystal Clear Silver Color
Be thoughtful in choosing your tone of silver as some colors can wash you out. It’s safe to say that those with a darker complexion can easily pull off most of the metallic shades, while more fair girls may wish to stick with silver blondes to be on the safe side.
#27: Bright Silver Blonde with Purple Highlights
This blonde bob is everything, let alone those pastel lilac face-framing strands. However, as bleached hair can become extremely fragile, please make sure to use plenty of moisturizing treatments.
#28: Smokey Lavender Silver Hair
We are always up for a seamless balayage but just look at this shade! Deep silver and pastel lavender tones perfectly complement each other and make a superb multi-dimensional look.
#29: Soft Silver Layers
If you fancy a less statement and more natural version of silver hair, ask your stylist to switch for a cooler toner than they usually use. This kind of subtle silver shade will gradually wash out leaving a cool beige tone.
#30: Ash Gray and Blue Ombre
With this cool, ashy brown look, dark hair around your face gives your features some framing, whilst lighter pops of color brighten up the look. In fact, if you already wear an ombre, try using some silver or gray dye to recreate this look.
While the silver hair trend is one of those difficult to resist to try, make sure you pick the most suitable shade for you. Save your favorite images for your next salon visit and always (always!) remember about at-home aftercare.