Gray and silver hair have always been regarded as symbols of elegance and wisdom. With numerous ways to show off these mesmerizing hues, we’ve assembled a catalog of five sophisticated hairstyles to stimulate your imagination. Moreover, we’ve compiled a series of famous celebrity models to give you additional inspiration!
You needn’t be anxious about sustaining your silvery strands because we’ve collaborated with leading hair specialists to obtain their expert advice on how to keep your gray hair looking healthy and vibrant throughout the autumn season, just in time for many to schedule salon appointments.
Discover an array of trendy gray hair looks that are anything but outdated, as we offer tips, suggestions, and insight from Dr. Roshan Vara, hair transplant surgeon and co-founder at The Treatment Rooms and Ghanima Abdullah, hair expert and cosmetologist at The Right Hairstyles.
5 Chic Gray Hairstyles For Women Over 50
1. Sleek, Chin-Length Gray Bob
Cynthia Nixon stunned fans with a sleek and understated gray bob during the first season of And Just Like That. The look works so well thanks to its angular ends and neat part. A style like this, Vara says, is "very low maintenance and doesn’t require much styling," which is great for "those who want to stay away from heat."
2. Ashy, Gray Pixie With Side Bangs
Jane Fonda is a true trendsetter and style icon, so we had to include one of her quintessential modern hairstyles on this list! The actress recently flaunted a flattering ashy, gray pixie with side bangs that highlights her bone structure and best features.
According to Abdullah, adding side bangs to a gray pixie can "really bring on the glamor, especially if you've had recent coloring added." The look, she adds, is "very youthful and fresh."
3. Silver, Side-Parted Pompadour
Pink is known to rock epic short hairstyles, and her silver hair color is truly unforgettable. With this pompadour look, she adds instant volume and a side part for even more pizzazz.
Adding volume to a gray pixie like this, Vara says, can really help "make the color pop." Abdullah agrees, and adds that a deep side part can give more movement to thinning hair than a middle part, and this can also hide any signs of thinning in the crown area.
4. Black-And-Silver Ombré Bob
What makes Jourdan Dunn's black-and-silver ombré coloring look even cooler is its blunt cut, Vara says. "A short blunt cut is fun and whimsical and helps to really highlight gray hair," he notes. Abdullah says that the side part here also makes it stand out.
"It creates more volume on the top of the head by literally pushing more hair to one side of your head," she says, and this hairstyle is also great for hiding thinning on top if you have any.
5. Layered Gray Bob With Wispy Fringe
Helen Mirren always shines with her short, gray styles, and this one is hard to beat! With wispy, eyebrow-grazing fringe and soft waves, her bob has subtle and exquisite movement.
These type of romantic and delicate bangs, Abdullah concludes, "make your hair appear thicker, and are a great way to add volume to fine hair."