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21 Stunning Grey Hair Color Ideas and Styles

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It has become one of the most unusual of trends but grey or silver hair seems to have become a bit of a “thing” recently. Once upon a time women were expected to hide their grey’s but nowadays, it’s the trendiest color you can rock.

Rocked by the likes of Pink, Kelly Osborne, Rita Ora and even Cara Delavigne, here’s 21 of the hottest grey hair looks you should be aiming for!

1. Mermaid Grey Locks

Instagram / evalam_

Instagram / evalam_

Grey hair means minimal commitment and although getting the right shade can be somewhat tricky, the semi-permanent and temporary dyes are easily washed out in two to eight washes. The longer you want it to last, the more often you will need to touch it up. Whether you want a long term look or a short term fix, it’s certainly a great shade to be inspired by.

2. Grey and Pink Hair

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Instagram / wifeofastylist

If you like to play around with color, why not try this silvery-grey to pinky-purple ombré style? The light grey color provides the perfect backdrop for a wide variety of colors so be sure to experiment a little. If you go for semi-permanent or wash-in, wash-out colors, you can easily switch it up or rinse it out if you’re not happy with it.

3. Silver Grey Ponytail

Instagram / ssssamanthaa

Instagram / ssssamanthaa

The vampy, gray, scruffy up do is a brave look but one that packs a powerful punch. Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards carried off this look for a while and it’s one that works really well for the coming winter/festive season! Simply add plenty of black eyeliner and a killer red or dark plum lip for a look that definitely stands out from the crowd.

4. Silver Melt

Instagram / harttofcolor

Instagram / harttofcolor

It can be hard work getting just the right shade of silver especially if you don’t already have light-colored hair. The best advice you’ll hear for achieve this beautiful metallic style is to have it done professionally!

5. Barely There Grey

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Source: tumblr.com

Barely there silver hues is another great way to reinvent blonde hair and is a really cute and subtle way to switch things up. Ellie Goulding paired the look with blonde hair and baby pink lipstick but you really could experiment with different colours.

6. Snow White Hair

Instagram / marije_salonb

Instagram / marije_salonb

You can easily achieve this Snow White-grey look with the help of white or silver toner. Just make sure you don’t leave it in too long otherwise you’ll struggle to rid your locks of those lilac hues that can often get left behind.

7. Gray to Pastel Blue Dip Dye

Instagram / sammiiwang

Instagram / sammiiwang

Dip-dye locks are like ombré but without the subtle fading. Rihanna rocked this look for a while and it’s perfect for those who aren’t quite ready to dye their full head of hair! It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t look quite perfect and is a great way to reinvent your hair… a little at a time!

8. Violet to Silver Hair

Instagram / sammiiwang

Instagram / sammiiwang

This really unique look is simply the reverse of a silver or grey to lilac/purple ombré. If you don’t want to keep re-bleaching your roots to achieve the lightened grey color, try going with a deep, rich plum-purple color instead.

9. Grey Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / missgraceha

Instagram / missgraceha

This sleek, shiny metallic bob is great for hair that isn’t too difficult to maintain. Although going for the chop can be a tough choice, experimenting with color can make things a little easier. That’s definitely the case when you see this grey bobbed beauty!

10. Frosty Grey and Lilac Hair

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Instagram / parlourhairlounge

You will often find your hair goes a lilac shade when you first attempt to go grey or silver but that’s no worries as this is just as in style. Gennifer Goodwin was recently a fan of this look and the best news is, it doesn’t matter if you end up with lilac strands by accident. You can just say you were aiming for that look!

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2 Comments

  1. poppie

    December 3, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I think the Grey hue is super awesome ,its limits go beyond hair extenstions..it’s also look super Fab on ultra thin Senegalese Twist Hairdo.#I♡

  2. Judith Faulkner

    February 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I love the look! A natural 7 myself, it still took several months and trips to my stylist to even get close.

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