10 Shimmering Natural Grey Hairstyles

Embrace your greys with these gorgeous hairstyles.

grey hair strands covering the side of a woman's face

by Sarah Joan Ross

Not only is going grey a natural rite of passage, it’s also one of the biggest growing trends of recent years, with many women without a hint of silver asking their stylists for this lovely colour.
To help you wear the best out of your natural grey locks, we’ve put together a list of grey hairstyles for every length, along with all the tips, tricks, products and styles to show off your salt and pepper hair with shimmering flair. You’ll be wishing you’d embraced the grey years ago!


1. Classic Grey Bob


close-up of a woman's short grey bob hairstyle

As far as short hairstyles for grey hair go, the grey bob can go two ways: a thoroughly modern take with a blunt fringe and sharp edges, or a classic blow-dried bob that’s traditional, yet chic. Whichever you choose, make sure you up the glossy polish - we love Shimmering Silver Shampoo and Conditioner that take dull grey tones to shimmering and radiant silver tones.


2. Edgy Grey Pixie Cut

woman with short greys sitting on sofa and smiling to camera


This punky yet chic grey hairstyle can be a fun way to embrace your grey hair while helping ease the transition period by seamlessly blending into your existing hair colour. It's a quick solution to the sometimes tricky growing out phase, which in reality can take between 6-12 months.

While pixie cuts are a super low maintenance grey hairstyle, they can run the risk of looking a little thin, especially with fine hair. Give your look a boost with our Volume Lift Hairspray to add shape to thin hairhelping with that transition period by seamlessly blending your existing hair colour. It's a quick solution to the sometimes tricky growing out phase, which in reality can take between 6-12 months.

3. Sweeping side-parting

grey haired woman with side swept hair

Keep hair styled, but with movement. A short side parting is a great way to keep the youthful energy of your hair without too much effort. For this look, make sure to choose products that are moisturising and full of antioxidants to keep locks shiny and swingy, such as our green tea and avocado-rich Detox & Repair Conditioner. But avoid heavy pomades and oils that can flatten grey hair.

For more advice on the benefits of natural products for your hair, check out our guide to argan and castor oil.

4. Pompadour

woman with grey hair


A pompadour is an extremely trendy short grey hairstyle that no matter the context, always looks glamorous. It works well with all hair types – from fine to thick. The pompadour looks especially good when paired with the right make up. Add a colour boost to cheeks and lips — any shade of pink works with grey tones for a movie star glam.

Pompadours look best when they’re slicked back and smooth. If you have thick or curly hair that’s prone to frizz, keep any fly-aways in control with our Perfect Finish Serum.


1. Layered Centre Parting

smiling woman with voluminous grey hair


The main problem with grey hair is that it tends to get finer as we get older. If your hair is feeling a little thin, layers are a good way to add movement and volume. It can also add a youthfulness to your style and nicely frame your face. Add extra lift to this lovely silver hairstyle with Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray to give fine, delicate strands a boost.

2. Straightened Fringe Cut

woman with grey hair wearing hat and glasses

Fringes will always be a go-to way to shake up your look. Upgrade a classic fringe by using a pair of straighteners to dead straight style. Prepare by washing your hair with our Flawlessly Straight Shampoo for easier styling and then make sure to keep it fringe in check with our Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Intense Hold Hairspray to add lasting hold for unruly fringes and bangs.

3. The ‘Fonda’ Cut

woman with curly grey hair looking into the camera

There are few hairstyles as legendary as Jane Fonda’s! While this look takes some product and blow-drying, it can be impressive on women of any age and hair colour. To emulate this classic style with polished flair, chat to your colourist about refining the streaks and adding a glossing treatment to boost lustre.

For more glamorous inspiration, check out our definitive round up of the top ten most iconic hairstyles.


4. Textured Lob Cut

smiling woman with medium grey hair wearing glasses


Often when your hair turns grey, the texture can change with it. This is where the ‘lob’ comes into its own, as it takes on the colour really well. When working with your natural grey hair texture, ensure you go for products that complement it, for example, if your thin hair could do with a little extra volume, try a blow-dry spray or mousse.

On the other hand, if it needs taming, invest in Frizz Ease Original Serum to help to keep locks tamed, smooth and hydrated. This humidity-repelling serum also provides heat protection, so it's perfect before blow-drying.


1. Streaky and Straight Long Silver Hair



Long grey hair looks amazing when it’s dead straight and naturally highlighted with different silvery tones. Flyaways can appear more noticeable on grey hair, so keep ends slick and smooth by blow-drying or using flat irons with a pump of Frizz Ease Polishing Serum to instantly eliminate frizziness.

For long straight grey hair to look its best, it’s important to eliminate split ends and any other signs of damage. For tips on achieving this, have a look at our article to getting healthy looking hair.

2. Salt and Pepper Mermaid Waves

woman with grey wavy hair smiling to camera

This beach-inspired grey hairstyle is all about movement and wavy layers, shaken out for an effortless, care-free boho look. It’s a great way to add youthfulness and vitality to grey hair. To achieve this wavy hairstyle, spritz Dream Curls Styling Spray liberally onto damp hair, then use a curling iron to create those deep, perfect curls.
To reinvigorate your wavy grey hair, build an extra texture and bouncy volume with Luxurious Volume Forever Full Mousse. Simply spread a palm-full through towel-dried hair, then blow dry before styling to maximise the volume.

How to Keep Your Natural Grey Hair Healthy
The cuticles of grey hair can be slightly rougher and drier than hair with colour, so its's important to employ some smart hair tactics to keep salt and pepper locks looking silky smooth. Use the following steps as a guide to keeping your grey hair healthy.
  • Get into a routine of brushing your hair every night to distribute natural hair oils from the scalp to the lengths. Hair will often get softer and silkier in a few weeks.
  • Enhance grey hair with a glossing treatment or hydrating mask every week.
  • Use a dedicated styling range for grey hair to stop it from looking brassy and yellow. Shimmering Silver Shampoo and Conditioner will work perfectly to neutralise brassy tones in grey strands.
  • Rememember, dirt shows up fasteron grey and white hair, so expect to shampoo and condition more often.
It’s time to start seeing grey hair as a blessing! Hopefully we’ve provided you with enough hair style inspiration, tips and products to look forward to embracing silver in style. If we’ve gotten you excited about your new colour, have a read of our article on how to enhance natural grey hair. Or check out our other page for a complete list of our best grey hair products.

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