57 Elegant Gray Hairstyles for Women (Photos)

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Welcome to our extensive photo gallery showcasing 100’s of gray hairstyles for women.

Women used to do everything they could to hide their greying hair. Nowadays, this color is a hot fashion trend. There are plenty of fun ways to style silver hair and other hues.

If you have naturally gray hair, learn how to take care of it to make it shine and get rid of yellow hues. Getting the right hairstyle will also make a difference.

It’s true that since the beginning of time, gray hair has always been associated with old age. Many women dread the day their hair turns gray and tend to flip out when they spot the first white strand. But on the other hand, there are several women who purposefully dye their hair with shades of gray. The reason? Well, because that’s how elegant and stylish this hair color actually looks.

If you are really shy of your graying hair, then you can dye them permanently to a different color. But why subject your otherwise healthy hair to harsh chemicals when you can rock the change on its own? If it’s a sign of aging, then take some inspiration from our gallery featuring celebrities who wear their gray hair with pride and style. And if you are in the mood for experimenting and are looking for hair color to make the next fashion statement, then take a look at why gray might be a good choice to consider.

Check out these stunning examples of celebrity-approved, beautiful gray hairstyles for women that have been spotted at the red carpet and other similar events.

Dascha Polanco who plays Dayanara Diaz in the hit American TV series, Orange is the New Black, can be deemed as a trendsetter who introduced gray hair color in contemporary fashion, back in 2014. Inspired by her hairstylist who used to wear a gray wig, the actress decided to sport the color herself as well. However, instead of a whitewashing her hair with gray, she went for a color gradient for a more natural and fascinating look. Orange is the New Black? More like gray is the new black!

Dascha Polanco who plays Dayanara Diaz in the hit American TV series, Orange is the New Black, can be deemed as a trendsetter who introduced gray hair color in contemporary fashion, back in 2014. Inspired by her hairstylist who used to wear a gray wig, the actress decided to sport the color herself as well. However, instead of a whitewashing her hair with gray, she went for a color gradient for a more natural and fascinating look. Orange is the New Black? More like gray is the new black!

While she wore her dyed gray hair in a ponytail with bangs at the ALMA Awards in Pasadena, CA, here we see Dascha Polanco flaunting her new hair color by simply wearing them in a down-style. After neatly center-parting her hair, she tossed them in front of her shoulders to let the gray glory shine up front. The ends have been slightly tousled to add more volume and texture whereas the light mauve lowlights further up her glam game.

While she wore her dyed gray hair in a ponytail with bangs at the ALMA Awards in Pasadena, CA, here we see Dascha Polanco flaunting her new hair color by simply wearing them in a down-style. After neatly center-parting her hair, she tossed them in front of her shoulders to let the gray glory shine up front. The ends have been slightly tousled to add more volume and texture whereas the light mauve lowlights further up her glam game.

Swaying to the British singer, Ellie Goulding’s eclectic beats comes naturally for all those who listen to her flawless music. But what came as quite a surprise for her fans was when she dyed her pale blonde hair in platinum gray hues back in 2011. The transformation might not have been too obvious for many, but those who follow her religiously were quick to notice (and in many cases, quick to follow as well). She coupled the look with a choppy, layered haircut to add more dimensions.

Swaying to the British singer, Ellie Goulding’s eclectic beats comes naturally for all those who listen to her flawless music. But what came as quite a surprise for her fans was when she dyed her pale blonde hair in platinum gray hues back in 2011. The transformation might not have been too obvious for many, but those who follow her religiously were quick to notice (and in many cases, quick to follow as well). She coupled the look with a choppy, layered haircut to add more dimensions.

The all-time favorite singer, Lady Gaga, deliberately went gray, or to be more precise, ash white on purpose and arrived at the Premiere of her latest film, A Star is Born, while sporting the new hair shade. Needless to say, she looked all the more enchanting even though she styled it as simple as possible – a few soft waves worn in a side-parted manner and with lots of gel to provide shine and luster.

The all-time favorite singer, Lady Gaga, deliberately went gray, or to be more precise, ash white on purpose and arrived at the Premiere of her latest film, A Star is Born, while sporting the new hair shade. Needless to say, she looked all the more enchanting even though she styled it as simple as possible – a few soft waves worn in a side-parted manner and with lots of gel to provide shine and luster.

Here we see Lady Gaga sporting another stunning gray hairstyle for women. This look is achieved by pulling all her hair up into a high and tight bun before folding the tips forward and tucking them under themselves. One smooth strand has been left hanging at the side to complete this distinct chignon. Note that the top hair has been lightly sprayed with sky-blue hues for a fancier finish.

Here we see Lady Gaga sporting another stunning gray hairstyle for women. This look is achieved by pulling all her hair up into a high and tight bun before folding the tips forward and tucking them under themselves. One smooth strand has been left hanging at the side to complete this distinct chignon. Note that the top hair has been lightly sprayed with sky-blue hues for a fancier finish.

Here’s the same hairstyle from a different angle to give a clearer idea of how to form this chic and trendy hairdo for gray hair.

Here’s the same hairstyle from a different angle to give a clearer idea of how to form this chic and trendy hairdo for gray hair.

Jamie Lee Curtis is one of those older Hollywood stars who aren’t afraid of hiding their age and wear their naturally grayed hair with beauty and confidence. Short haircuts are usually her go-to style because it gives a fresh and perky look and significantly cuts down on her actual age. Here she can be seen wearing her slowly graying hair in a pixie cut and completely rocking the style.

Jamie Lee Curtis is one of those older Hollywood stars who aren’t afraid of hiding their age and wear their naturally grayed hair with beauty and confidence. Short haircuts are usually her go-to style because it gives a fresh and perky look and significantly cuts down on her actual age. Here she can be seen wearing her slowly graying hair in a pixie cut and completely rocking the style.

Graying of hair is a natural phenomenon and bound to occur at some point or another. So, when your hair starts turning white, you have two options: panic and shy away from the change or embrace it with boldness and style. For instance, Diane Keaton demonstrates that salt-and-pepper hair actually evokes beauty and grace and make you look wise and smart.

Graying of hair is a natural phenomenon and bound to occur at some point or another. So, when your hair starts turning white, you have two options: panic and shy away from the change or embrace it with boldness and style. For instance, Diane Keaton demonstrates that salt-and-pepper hair actually evokes beauty and grace and make you look wise and smart.

Captured less than a year ago, this picture shows that Diane Keaton is true to her words. She doesn’t perceive hair turning gray to be a very big deal and thus, didn’t once consider hiding them with darker dyes. She prefers to wear her now completely grayed hair in a shoulder-length cut coupled with a few layers to look exquisite beyond words.

Captured less than a year ago, this picture shows that Diane Keaton is true to her words. She doesn’t perceive hair turning gray to be a very big deal and thus, didn’t once consider hiding them with darker dyes. She prefers to wear her now completely grayed hair in a shoulder-length cut coupled with a few layers to look exquisite beyond words.

Although she usually pairs it with mauve, violet or purple tones, here we see the undeclared queen of gray hair, Kelly Osbourne, embracing the pure gray color wholeheartedly. Securing her bleached hair in an elaborate upstyle hairstyle, she has let loose a few strands to adorn her face and complete the attractive look.

Although she usually pairs it with mauve, violet or purple tones, here we see the undeclared queen of gray hair, Kelly Osbourne, embracing the pure gray color wholeheartedly. Securing her bleached hair in an elaborate upstyle hairstyle, she has let loose a few strands to adorn her face and complete the attractive look.

This elegant gray hairstyle for women is suitable for older women as well as younger ones who are considering coloring their hair to pale white or platinum gray hues. Helen Mirren looks dazzling displaying her snowy white hair in an angular bob that is accentuated by wispy, side-swept bangs.

This elegant gray hairstyle for women is suitable for older women as well as younger ones who are considering coloring their hair to pale white or platinum gray hues. Helen Mirren looks dazzling displaying her snowy white hair in an angular bob that is accentuated by wispy, side-swept bangs.

Gray hairstyles couldn’t get more elegant than this. Kelly Osbourne sported this stately hair color at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. It features a soft and subtle blend of muted mauve tone to create a luxe look.

Gray hairstyles couldn’t get more elegant than this. Kelly Osbourne sported this stately hair color at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. It features a soft and subtle blend of muted mauve tone to create a luxe look.

This ‘organic’ hairstyle sported by Veronica Cartwright is au naturel in every sense. Not only do we see the patches of gray in her dull brown hair, but she hasn’t spent much time in styling it either. Instead, she has simply clipped back a few locks to create this easy-going half-up-half-down hairstyle that looks impressive despite the simplistic approach.

This ‘organic’ hairstyle sported by Veronica Cartwright is au naturel in every sense. Not only do we see the patches of gray in her dull brown hair, but she hasn’t spent much time in styling it either. Instead, she has simply clipped back a few locks to create this easy-going half-up-half-down hairstyle that looks impressive despite the simplistic approach.

Maye Musk is oozing panache and grace in this uncomplicated and trouble-free hairstyle for women with gray hair. While she has cut her straight and silky, silvery white hair at the ear-level, she has gone for deep eye-skimming and airy-separated bangs to cover her forehead and make her look impressive.

Maye Musk is oozing panache and grace in this uncomplicated and trouble-free hairstyle for women with gray hair. While she has cut her straight and silky, silvery white hair at the ear-level, she has gone for deep eye-skimming and airy-separated bangs to cover her forehead and make her look impressive.

Vintage fashion in all its glory takes center stage with Lady Gaga’s retro-themed gray hairstyle. Featuring a subtle side-part in a brushed back style and a bobby pin to hold back the short locks behind the ear, this neat and tidy hairstyle is a gentle nod to the old-world charm.

Vintage fashion in all its glory takes center stage with Lady Gaga’s retro-themed gray hairstyle. Featuring a subtle side-part in a brushed back style and a bobby pin to hold back the short locks behind the ear, this neat and tidy hairstyle is a gentle nod to the old-world charm.

Roseanne Barr provides a useful hairstyle for women whose hair have begun graying only at the front. And the trick is to go for thin and fine bangs that bring out the silvering hues because it will contrast well against your dark hair and thus, call attention on its own.

Roseanne Barr provides a useful hairstyle for women whose hair have begun graying only at the front. And the trick is to go for thin and fine bangs that bring out the silvering hues because it will contrast well against your dark hair and thus, call attention on its own.

Another style for frontal hair turning gray (or alternatively for getting gray streaks at the front) is to combine the look with loose and bouncy curls worn in a side-parted style. The slightly messy hairstyle is the right mix of elegance and casual.

Another style for frontal hair turning gray (or alternatively for getting gray streaks at the front) is to combine the look with loose and bouncy curls worn in a side-parted style. The slightly messy hairstyle is the right mix of elegance and casual.

Lady Gaga loves experimenting in the gray area, and we love the hairstyling ideas that she provides as a result. Here she debuts varying shades of the statement-making gray hair color. While the upper half is plain platinum gray, the tips eventually merge into grayish-blue and bronze metallic pink hues to give a spectacular touch.

Lady Gaga loves experimenting in the gray area, and we love the hairstyling ideas that she provides as a result. Here she debuts varying shades of the statement-making gray hair color. While the upper half is plain platinum gray, the tips eventually merge into grayish-blue and bronze metallic pink hues to give a spectacular touch.

Kelly Osbourne’s pompous hairstyle for women with gray hair consists of a prominent balayage and a tint of violet in the upper tresses. A clean center-part has been followed by voluminous waves doused with loads of hairspray to create this lively, forever-wind-blown hairstyle.

Kelly Osbourne’s pompous hairstyle for women with gray hair consists of a prominent balayage and a tint of violet in the upper tresses. A clean center-part has been followed by voluminous waves doused with loads of hairspray to create this lively, forever-wind-blown hairstyle.

Everyone is well aware of the fact that a blend of purple and gray hues has become Kelly Osbourne’s signature hair color and it's definitely justified too. The overall effect is really modish and captivating. Here she has styled her dyed hair in a complex way. There are puffy bangs gracing her forehead backed by tow cornrows and a braided bun. A spiky hair accessory further enhances the rocker-themed hairstyle for women with gray hair.

Everyone is well aware of the fact that a blend of purple and gray hues has become Kelly Osbourne’s signature hair color and it’s definitely justified too. The overall effect is really modish and captivating. Here she has styled her dyed hair in a complex way. There are puffy bangs gracing her forehead backed by tow cornrows and a braided bun. A spiky hair accessory further enhances the rocker-themed hairstyle for women with gray hair.

Here we see Kelly Osbourne flaunting her iconic purplish-gray hair with sheer flamboyance and still looking really classy despite the ostentatiousness. Her bob cut hair has been twisted and tousled unusually to create this a-symmetrical hairstyle that is overflowing with gorgeousness and magnificence.

Here we see Kelly Osbourne flaunting her iconic purplish-gray hair with sheer flamboyance and still looking really classy despite the ostentatiousness. Her bob cut hair has been twisted and tousled unusually to create this a-symmetrical hairstyle that is overflowing with gorgeousness and magnificence.

This elegant gray hairstyle for women over 50 is beauty and grace personified. The American actress, author, and activist, Jamie Lee Curtis sported this really short pixie cut with baby bird bangs at the ‘You Again’ World Premiere in Los Angeles, CA.

This elegant gray hairstyle for women over 50 is beauty and grace personified. The American actress, author, and activist, Jamie Lee Curtis sported this really short pixie cut with baby bird bangs at the ‘You Again’ World Premiere in Los Angeles, CA.


Short Gray Women Hairstyles

Keeping your hair short opens a lot of possibilities if you want a fun and edgy hairstyle. It also means less maintenance, which makes taking care of your dyed hair a lot easier. These are some of the most original and versatile short styles for gray or silver hair.

Bob Cut

The bob cut is a great choice if you need something that is both fun and professional. A bob cut gives you a little bit of length and allows you to create a very feminine look. You can choose to part your hair in the middle, on the side or opt for bangs. A choppy bob would be perfect if you have fine hair!

Pixie Cut

There are many different types of pixie cuts. This is a popular style for silver hair and other light hues. A pixie cut creates some layering and texture, which gives an interesting dimension to this color.

Short Boyish Cut

Jamie Lee Curtis’ short boyish cut was the perfect choice for her greying hair. This style requires virtually no maintenance and is a cute and versatile way to style your hair.

Long Gray Hairstyles

The right hairstyle can really make your hair look glamorous. Longer gray women hairstyles are ideal if you are not ready to chop your hair off or if you would like something that looks more feminine. Keep your hair long if you like braids, ponytails, and just want more options when you style your hair.

Layered Bob

The layered bob style is sometimes called a lob. This style is similar to a bob but with more length. The layers add some texture to your hair and will help draw attention to the different hues in your hair, whether your silver color is natural or not. This style would be particularly interesting if you are thinking about dying your hair with different shades of silver.

Beachy Waves

Beachy waves are a classic flirty look – and they are not just for summertime. This style will require more maintenance unless your hair is naturally wavy. This is a fun style you can easily create at home with a curling wand.

Medium Layers

If you have medium length hair, think about adding some layers. Any hairstyle with layer is a good choice if your hair is starting to show signs of age since the greying process is usually not uniform. Layers are also a great way to reveal the different hues of a hair dye. You can choose to add more structure to this hairstyle with some bangs, or by combining shoulder-length layers with longer ones.


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