Looking for inspiration for how to wear your newly grown out gray hair? Here are 3 cute hairstyles that make it easy to be stylish, fabulous…and gray!
1. The Pixie
The Gray Pixie Cut
Cutting off all your hair and wearing a pixie cut is a brave step, but the results can be amazing. There’s something so youthful about short cropped hair. It lights up your face, and of course, maintenance is a breeze!
Pictured above is Jackie. Her short, sassy haircut with windswept bangs is slightly edgy but polished. Her ombre gray, that goes from dark at the back to light at the front, brightens up her pretty face and highlights her amazing blue eyes.
Roxanne Hancock is a mature model from New York City whose fierce salt and pepper pixie makes her look powerful and sexy.
Helen’s short gray cut with long layers gives her style dimension. This is cut looks great when blown out and styled straight and sleek. Or you can have more fun with it by adding some pomade and spoking a few pieces randomly as Helen has done here.
Shiraga is a 60-year- old children’s book author who lives in Japan. Her spikey pixie suits her perky, cute personality and pretty features.
Deborah is a 57 year old style protagonist and model living in South Africa. She loves trying new things. Although Deborah’s pixie cut can be styled several ways, she loves wearing it slicked up and away from her beautiful face.
Janelle Nelson is a model, actor, and all around great gal who can be found jetsetting between New York City, London, and Los Angeles. Her relaxed, playful pixie shows off her fun, adventurous side.
2. The Bob
A blunt bob is the perfect haircut for the woman who wants to look polished and sophisticated.
Antoinette is a multi-faceted Los Angeleno. She’s an actress, model, dancer, portrait artist, muse, and motivator. She is also a fitness buff and has proudly been a naturalist and vegan for 43 years. Her silvery bob shows off her stunning locks that look like silver moonlight.
Nikol’s blunt gray bob is extremely versatile. It’s long enough to pull back into a ponytail, wear it brushed back, or styled down as she is wearing it above. Nikol is an on-air beauty and style expert with the Home Shopping Network, so you can bet she knows what she’d doing when it comes to styling gray hair.
Mayumi is 47 years old and has been embracing her gray hair since 2017. Her wispy banged bob is perfect for her fine gray hair and looks chic tucked behind one ear.
Tina is embracing both her gray hair and her curls over 40. Although here she has styled her blunt bob in a straight style, Tina generally wears her hair in her natural curls. Tina is inspired by all things beautiful, including her gorgeous gray hair.
This photo is from Cristina, a 52-year-old Instagrammer from Portugal who posts inspiring photos of women with gorgeous gray hair. Pictured above is Catherine. Her chic curly bog frames her face and makes her look youthful and sexy
Regina is a 50+ international model and gray hair blogger. Her long bob has romantic waves which give her a soft, youthful look. If your hair is naturally wavy go with this look, or use a curling flat iron on straight hair to create modern soft waves.
3. Long Gray Hair
Long gray hair used to be taboo until baby boomers said “nonsense to that.” Many are choosing to keep their hair long and flowing as it slowly turns to silvery gray. This key to long hair over 40 is to have regular cuts and to layer your long hair a little to give it body and shape. Long hair is without question a hairstyle that takes more work, but you only live once, so if hair way past your shoulders makes you happy, it’s worth it.
Katy is an L.A.-based wife, mom, and film producer. She has the perfect All- American, long hairstyle. It’s beautifully thick with a soft wave at the bottom. Don’t we all wish we had hair like her?
Char confesses that growing out her gray hair has really truly been a freeing as well as empowering process. Although it took a bit longer (3+ years) to let it grow out than she had anticipated, she loves the look and being an inspiration for other silver sisters.
Michelle is a 56-years-young gal with a wildflower spirit who is embracing the gray hair that Mother Nature has given her. Her fun and flirty layers give her gray hair more body and youthful vibe. Her two-tone shades of gray are stunning!
Tera, a 50+ model, has a beautiful blend of blonde and gray that’s styled in a long layered cut that falls on her shoulders.
Terry is choosing the “gray” path and sprinkling some “wisdom” along the way, hoping to inspire others. Her exotic gray hair with the silver streaks is her greatest fashion accessory.
Rosemarie, an international model and actress, is proof that you can wear your hair both long and gray. She is all about women embracing their beautiful uniqueness.
Blanchess is a proud mother, wife and dog mom who loves gardening, cooking, reading and taking photos. Her sophisticated steel gray waves are elegant and romantic. Wonder if that curl is natural?
Whether you go super short, super long, or something in between, gray hair can look stunning. A good cut, regular deep conditioning, and putting some effort into styling can turn you into a silver fox!