Embrace your greys with these gorgeous hairstyles.
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!
TRENDY SHORT GREY HAIRSTYLES
1. Classic Grey Bob
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
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 hair, helping 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
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.
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.
MEDIUM GREY HAIRSTYLES
1. Layered Centre Parting
2. Straightened Fringe Cut
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
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
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.
LONG GREY HAIRSTYLES
1. Streaky and Straight Long Silver Hair
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
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.
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.