10 Gorgeous Gray Hair Makeovers

Just because your hair is graying, it does not mean that you cannot have a gorgeous hairstyle. There are a lot of celebrities who have grey hair and are sporting it beautifully. Think of George Clooney and Jamie Lee Curtis, and you would know exactly what going gray gracefully means. In fact, gray hair can sometimes look so good that some people actually have their hair dyed that color. Here are some of the best gray hair makeovers.

1. Pixie


The cute and short pixie cut is absolutely gorgeous for women who have a long and slender face. The short hair accentuates all your other features and gives you a more youthful look. Even if you are on the wrong side of sixty, this hair makeover would look absolutely great on you.

2. Modern Bob

Modern Bob

The short bob cut, when straightened out, looks great on any face shape. Add to that a fringe on the front and you have looks to die for. A lot of celebrities are sporting this hairstyle, including veteran actresses Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep. Use a flat iron and a paddle brush to create a flowing look.

3. Flowing Curls

Flowing Curls

This one would certainly require a curling wand. If you have long and flowing hair, this is the hairstyle for you. Just make sure you apply some heat protection cream or serum on your tresses before you begin the curling, and make loose curls all over the length. You can alternate between locks to get a more dramatic look.

4. Short and Straight

Short and Straight

You can go in for a nice and short haircut. If you have salt and pepper hair, this hairstyle will do you good. Use a hair straightener or a flat iron to keep your tresses straight. If your hair has the tendency to curl naturally, you can use the flat iron twice or thrice a week and use products to keep them straight.

5. Afro Shag

Afro Shag

Braiding your hair into an Afro shag can be really fun. Though you have to be really confident and willing enough to be able to pull this one half. This chic hairstyle is rare in gray hair, but if you can carry it well, you would be the talk of the whole town and everyone would want to copy your style.

6. Layers


Layers go well with any kind of hair – thin, thick, long, short and even gray. There are a lot of women who find it easy to keep their hair in layers because these are very easy to maintain and style. Even on your worst hair day, you can just run your fingers through your hair and you are ready to go.

7. Blunt Cut

Blunt Cut

This is a slightly different take on the modern bob. You can have the ends of your hairs turned inwards or turned outwards. Both of these look incredibly good in gray hairs. If you have medium length or short hair, and would like to keep them untied, this is the style for you. They are easy to style and easy to carry. You can even tie them up if you do not mind taking some extra care of your curls.

8. Asymmetrical


This is a beautiful hair style in which the hair in the front are slightly longer than and tapering than the ones at the back. This is a great hair style for round and angular faces. Also known as angled bobs, this style gives you a more modern and sophisticated look.

9. Tousled Shag

Tousled Shag

This is a nice, shaggy hairstyle where you have the ends of your hair tousled and facing outwards. This hair style compliments a square jawline, softening it and adding more grace and feminine charm to your appearance. If you like it, you can also leave your hair ends wavy or use a curling iron to give them that effect.

10. Side Swept Bangs

side swept bangs

If you have a heart shaped face and very thin hair, this is a hair style that would complement your face and your hair type correctly. Do use a flat iron to keep your bangs pin straight. This would add more charm to your overall hairstyle and appearance.

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Neha started her career as a research associate with the Azim Premji Foundation and went on to lead several development programs with various NGOs. In her free time she loves travelling and writing.

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