80 Silver Hair Color Ideas and Tips for Dyeing, Maintaining Your Grey Hair

Silver hair is more than on trend right now. Grey hair is no longer considered ‘granny hair’ though the style has been affectionately called that. Of all the hair colors on the spectrum, silver hair is usually the most ignored, as we all will one day face it. When it happened naturally, the gray hair was quickly dyed a different shade, which is odd considering that silver and white hair could easily be considered natural hair colors.

Silver Hair Color Ideas and Tips for Dyeing, Maintaining Your Grey Hair

Variations of silver hair colors that are becoming more and more popular are incorporating ombre trends, with dark roots leading to long spans of gray hair and ending in colors ranging from stark snow white to some of the most vibrant shades of primary colors known to man. With the onset of the popularity for silver hair, the enchantment surrounding the style has not faded, but grown.

Silver hairstyles range from angelic to romantic and ethereal to rebelliously edgy. Incorporating tweaks to enhance silver hair guarantees that grey hair will be a great style option for some time to come. It is beautiful in very texture, ranging in appearance from strands of platinum to fluffy storm clouds. Anyone at any age can rock gray hair, and beautifully arrange it in a plethora of styles.

In this article, we’ll talk about everything about the silver/ gray hair trend, including tips on dyeing your hair silver, ways of maintaining the ideal color, as well as presenting 80 amazing silver/ gray hair colors to inspire you.

How to Dye Your Hair Silver/ Gray

Prepping to Color Your Hair Gray

Dyeing your hair grey or silver is an intense process that involves bleaching, so you can expect some damage. The most ideal way to deal with this is to be prepared. Here are a few tips!

How to Dye Your Hair Silver/ Gray

• If your hair is already colored, stop coloring it for as long as you can before dyeing your hair silver gray. There are several reasons for this from getting an even result in your coloring to preventing doing too much damage to your ends.

• Add in moisturizing and protein treatments as necessary to help with existing damage and provide more uniform hair. If you have dry hair that is prone to tangles, moisturizing treatments can help prevent some of that.

Moisturized hair slides rather than catches making it easier to detangle and causing less breakage and damage. Protein treatments should be used sparingly, they do help repair damage, but too much protein or your hair is bad… very bad. Used in moderation as you prep for this color process you can achieve mythically shimmering silver hair.

• Get a dusting or a trim to take care of split ends before they become worse and cause more damage.

• Choose the right shade and tone of gray hair. The standard most people go by is whether your skin tone is warm or cool, but intent is key as well.

Gray hair can very easily create a washed out look on someone very fair skinned if the shade is too light. To find out if you are warm or cool toned just check the veins you can see through your skin. The easiest place to spot this is the wrists.

If your veins appear to be green or yellow, then congratulations! You are warm toned and your best bet is darker shades of silver hair.

If your veins appear to be either blue or purple, then congratulations! You are cool toned and your best is to go with lighter shades of grey.

• Do a test run! If you want to test it out, try a few wigs! Don’t want to buy a wig? Look into hair shadowing, which is temporarily coloring your hair with eye shadow. Wash out when you’re ready with no problem.

There are even shiver hair sprays and hair chalks you can try. Taking a look for a test run can help acclimate you to the drastic change gray hair can have on your makeup and fashion.

How to Dye Your Hair Silver/ Gray

The Dyeing Process

Professional Silver/ Grey Hair Dyeing Process

When going intentionally grey, the best thing you can do is have the help of a talented professional. There are several steps to dyeing hair gray and getting the perfect shade and tone is everything.

Number one: Go in for a consultation! Your stylist can give you an idea of the length of time it will take and an estimate on the total cost. You can better prepare yourself this way both time wise and financially.

Step 1: Bleaching

If you are going from dark brown or black hair to silver grey hair, you will likely need more than one bleaching process and most stylists charge per process. This can be uncomfortable for most people, so be prepared for a bit of discomfort. Grey hair is achieved by dyeing light blonde hair grey, so the light blonde has to be achieved first.

Step 2: Toner

The stylist will next apply a purple toner to your hair. This is important (obviously, or else they wouldn’t do it right?) because the purple toner will remove any yellow undertones left by the bleach giving you the ideal silvery white base for the grey dye to be added to.

Purple is the direct opposite color of yellow on a color wheel, so it counteracts it. The toner will usually have to sit for a bit before being washed out but should not be uncomfortable.

Step 3: Coloring

Here is the fun part. You can start visualizing all the fun things you will be doing with your hair, planning on stepping out into the spotlight with the wind blowing your tresses, in the outfit you secretly bought to reveal your new hairdo, the works. Why? Because you’re nearly finished!

At this point your stylist will apply the color, which looks purple. Once it’s applied, the color usually has to sit for approximately 30 minutes, and then it is washed out.

Step 4: Blow Dry and Style

We’re all familiar with this part of the process, even if we have never colored our hair. By this point the excitement should be palpable. If you are at a salon that also offers makeup services, consult with the makeup artist.

A new hair color can mean new makeup ideas if you are open to them, and honestly why not? You did just change your hair color to grey right? Maximize the impact and try a new look all the way around.

How to Dye Your Hair Silver/ Gray

DIY Silver Hair Dyeing Process

• Quick notes: Plan your process out, do a strand test and have help on hand if you can.

• If you prefer to do two kits to make it easier, go for it, but keep in mind that you have to be very careful afterwards to condition and moisturize your hair properly.

• A 2-kit example would be picking up a kit to make your hair platinum blonde, as it will include the bleach and toner. Then the second kit would be the dye kit for grey hair.

Step 1: Protection

To protect your skin apply Vaseline or for those from the natural hair community use your preference of hair oil to protect the entirety of your hairline, being certain to include the nape of your neck.

Step 2: Prep

Separate your hair into quarters. Put each section into small buns. If you have extremely thick hair, 6 sections may be needed.

Once your hair is sectioned off and bunned up, slap on the protective gloves. Latex is the typical choice but if you have a latex allergy, grab a latex-free pair, of course, so that you don’t have matching gray hands.

Make certain you have your towels on hand; it is a good idea to spread a sheet on the floor of your work area as well to avoid stains.

Using an applicator bottle or brush is also great to have on hand, but the choice for which to use is typically a matter of preference.

Do not mix your bleach or color too far in advance; do them right before application.

Step 3: Lightening Your Hair

Follow the instruction on your bleaching product. When shopping for this, ask questions, even if you have to do so online to find a brand you are comfortable with that will work on your hair type.

Follow the directions carefully and realize that you may have to bleach more than once. Work clockwise, unbunning the section you are putting the product in, then bunning it lightly back up to work on the next section until all the sections are done.

Keep an eye on the clock and wash out well once the time is up, making sure to pay attention to all sections of the hair, taking them down, washing them and adding the other sections until all of your sections are out and all the bleach is washed out of your hair.

Observe your new color and do not worry if there is a bit of a yellow tint. If the color is still not light enough, you will have to bleach again and in all honesty, it is best to do this in stages with periods of rest in between when you are doing it alone. This way you can do the least amount of damage to your hair, allowing it to strengthen with treatments between lightening.

Step 4: Tone

For this you will need a purple toner to neutralize the yellow color and prep for the addition of the gray hair color. Apply evenly (sectioning in advance always helps with even application!) and let it sit for the recommended amount of time then wash out.

After this you should have silvery white hair and it is time to apply the grey. Section your hair again and start mixing your color

Step 5: Color!

Apply your gray hair color evenly to each section, starting at the roots and going to the tips. Once you have evenly applied the color all over your hair, let it sit for the recommended amount of time designated on your kit.

Wash out all at once, do not forget to condition and if you can handle it, seal with a cold-water rinse to close the hair cuticle back up.

Step 6: Dry and Style

Be very careful with your hair at this point, but make certain to really admire the difference the color makes.

How to Maintain Gray or Silver Hair

Maintaining Gray or Silver Hair

These are the common issues you can expect when having gray/ silver hair color:

• Bleaching dries the hair out. Be prepared to moisturize your hair more often and be more careful with it.

• Gray hair can fade quickly; you can combat this using a color-depositing product to keep your color true. This will hold you over between visits at the salon.

• Use a color-safe, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner and be prepared to use more conditioner than you are used to. The best usually is a rich blue or purple color and is designed for silver or gray hair. Chromasilk and Pravana are great brands for maintaining your gray hair color and even touching up at home if you choose.

• For those of us with naturally darker hair it may not occur to us that you can end up staining your hair. Makeup is one of the most likely ways to stain your hair accidentally, just try not to let it sit. When you notice it, take care of it.

• As your hair grows out, you can do touchups or you can love the darker roots, whatever you are comfortable with!

Makeup for Grey Hair

What look are you going for? Mermaid? Fairy? Ghostly? Just gorgeous? Experiment! Gray hair allows for a lot of options, but be careful as certain shimmers and lighter colors can make you appear washed out with the addition of the gray hair.

Conversely while many can pull off the dark desirable look with a bold eye and a deeply colored lip, keeping it synchronized is best to keep it from being overwhelming.

When choosing the best eyebrow fillers for you, stick to cool, light tone that will look in sync with your new gray hair color. You can dramatize your look with the help of black eyeliner, while the rest of the makeup is advised to be kept naturally soft. Universally flattering peach blush tones, nude/ pink lipstick colors and soft eyeshadow hues will all flatter your new silver hair color.

How to Maintain Gray or Silver Hair

80 Mesmerizing Silver/ Gray Hair Color Ideas

1. Messy Silver Ponytail With Gown-Out Roots

A messy ponytail takes on new dimensions with grey hair. Silver hair catches and plays with the light differently than other colors and a messy ponytail can be a quick hairstyle that leaves a lasting impression nearly effortlessly, especially with dark roots involved.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Messy Ponytail with Grown-Out Roots

2. Silver Hair With Melted Purple Roots

Vibrantly colored roots can be the greatest addition to gray hair as it heightens the impact as one contrasts with the other. This is also a great option for those with finer hair as the deeper the root color, the more volume it will appear to have near the scalp. As the color lightens into the gray, the overall appearance is well constructed and artistic.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Hair With Melted Purple Roots

3. Metallic Silver Hair With a Crown Braid

Certain tones of silver hair can create a depth that is amplified with braids, easily adding extra dimensionality to even the easiest of styles.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Metallic Silver Hair

4. Pale Silver White Wavy Hair

The ombre effect is fantastic in nearly all colors, but with silver hairstyles and darker colored roots, especially black and brown, you can extend the life of your style. As it will continue to grow out, the overall ombre effect will be impressively escalated until you decide to color again.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Pale Silver Hair

5. Granny-Chic Gray Hair With a Crown Braid

This silver gray hairstyle shows how even straight transition from gray to nearly white ends is beautiful without a lot of sculpting.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Gray Hair With Crown Braid

6. Light Gray Wavy Hairstyle With a Touch of Pastel

Purple and blue really complement gray hair, boosting the brightness as well. As seen in this style, the barest hint of blue and purple are noticeable but not overpowering to the granny gray hair color that still stands as the star.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Balayage Gray & Lilac Hair

7. Soft Gray Tousled Wavy Hairstyle With a Chunky French Braid

A fishtail styled French braid over curls is a great accent in waist-length granny-chic gray hair and is ideal for pulling hair back without putting it into a ponytail. As a style it is easy to appreciate and admire.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Gray Braided Hair

8. Charcoal Smoke Granny Hair

This color – charcoal smoke – is officially one of my favorites and as usual Guy Tang did a beautiful job with this girl’s hair. The free-flowing appearance of smoke is evident in the tones of gray in her hair and the final affect is gorgeous.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Charcoal Grey Hair

9. Silver Loose French Braid

This silver hairstyle appears easy going and comfortable: a loose French braid across the crown and down the side rests perfectly on the shoulder and shows off the smooth gray color.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: White Grey Braided Hair

10. Balayage Silver Gray Hair With Lilac Highlights

Adding grey color into hair as a balayage treatment is one of the most beautiful ways to give hair an opalescent and multifaceted look. Another thing – it certainly isn’t boring!

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Balayage Grey Hair

11. Stonewashed Silver Denim Hair In Textured Waves

These soft waves have an almost gossamer appearance toward the bottom. The cut is clean and the overall silver gray hairstyle still highlights the nearly metallic sheen on her granny hair while still appearing light and soft.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Denim Hair

12. Long Platinum Gray Fishtail Braided Hairstyle

On long gray hair mixing different styles of braids can have a lovely effect as seen here. One of the biggest benefits of having gray hair color is how bright and radiant it can be and these braids show that off from every angle.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Platinum Silver Hair

13. Pastel Ice Silver Mid-Length Hair

This grey hairstyle features a very chill, nearly ice queen silver and I love it. It catches the light stunningly well and flows perfectly.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Pastel Ice Gray Hair

14. Granny-Chic Grey Fishtail Braided Hairstyle

This multidimensional fishtail braid is definitely well detailed and stunning! The style appears intricate without looking uptight and the tone of this gray hair color shows off highlights and lowlights perfectly.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Gray Fishtail Braid

15. Acid Washed Silver Hair With Hints of Blue

I cannot emphasize how much I love hints of blue with gray! It is just stunning and has a mermaid sort of quality to it that is still edgy and the shade of blue looks perfect with this bob, adding an oceanic touch to the look with the soft curls.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Gray Blue Messy Hair

16. Metallic Gray Mid-Length Hair With Dark Roots

This is the ideal dark roots and silver end style. The shimmer on the gray hair is nothing sort of metallic beauty and the dark roots accentuate the bright silver of this style so well.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Metallic Gray Hair With Grown-Out Roots

17. Platinum Ice Silver Wavy Hairstyle

The color on this style is platinum ice and I can think of no more perfect descriptor. The bright, light catching and deep volume boosting grays of this hairstyle are not far off from each other and look absolutely stunning from root to tip.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Platinum Ice Silver Wavy Hair

18. Powder White Gray Straight Hair

Gray and white hair colors are not far off from each other and here is a perfect example of how resting on the line between the two creates beautiful results. This color definitely looks ethereally beautiful.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: White Gray Hair

19. Silver Hair With Glitter Roots

Glitter roots are always fun and this is clearly a style meant for a brave star. Most of these are done with a gel that has the glitter mixed in and the effect with grey hair is stunning and fun.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Gray Hair with Silver Roots

20. Charcoal Silver Curly Hairstyle

Waves and curls will almost always show off the best features of gray hair, but the addition of another shade of silver kicks it up a notch. The charcoal into the silver hair is not only eye catching and fun, but dreamlike.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Charcoal Grey Wavy Hair

21. Ombre Chrome Grey Wavy Hairstyle

The soft, uniform chrome waves of this waist-length silver hairstyle deserve a standing ovation. The style is great in itself, but the different tones of gray boost the waves to another level.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Ombre Chrome Gray Hair

22. Twisted Ash Grey Long Hair

Brown roots are often underestimated against gray hair, but there are as many shades of brown out there as there are of gray and they are easy to match and meld into each other. This color is an ash grey and would make any mythical woodland creature jealous.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Ash Grey Long Hair

23. Platinum Gray Double Dutch Braids

Platinum hair looks good in just about every style. These are gorgeous and there is really nothing else to say!

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Platinum Gray Braided Hair

24. Multi Tonal Metallic Silver Hair

Multi tonal metallic gray hair colors are stunning in silvers and platinum. These are just as popular as the nearly white and single toned grays for obvious reasons – it is jaw droppingly pretty.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Metallic Grey Hair

25. White Gray Box Braids

These light gray box braids provided her with not only the color she wanted, but also no damage and a protective style that will last her weeks. She looks gorgeous and the color thanks to her darker roots is beautiful and shines stunningly against her skin.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: White Gray Box Braids

26. Grey Undercut Short Hairstyle

Undercut hairstyles are as popular as silver hair colors and the smooth undercut features the same color treatment as the longer straight top. Gray Skies and Cloudy Days is the perfect caption for it, as it is beautifully done in shades of metallic silver and reminds me of the sky before and after a storm.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Grey Undercut Short Hair

27. Ombre Metallic Silver + Rose Gold Hair

Grey to rose gold ombre hair isn’t seen everywhere, but it is stunning nonetheless. The inclusion of the braids just gives it a bit more punch, with the overall look being multi tiered dream hair.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Ombre Metallic Silver + Gold Rose Hair

28. Balayage Violet Silver Long Hair

This style shows the magnitude of luminous options that gray hair can provide. The overall color is immaculate and graceful and enough cannot be said about the effortless pulled-back hairstyle that still allows her hair to fall down in waves.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Balayage Violet Silver Hair

29. Soft Grey, Lilac and Pink Ombre Hair

Lilac and pink do more than make an appearance here; this is dreamy mermaid hair and while looking delicate it is also flawless. No matter what hairstyle is chosen with this color, it will be beautiful.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Grey Lilac Balayage Hair

30. Vanilla Grey Long Hairstyle

The caption for this photo is Vanilla Twist and it is just as adorable. The pearlescent appearance is cute from end to end.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Vanilla Grey Long Hair

31. Dark Grey Bob Hairstyle With a Top Bun

The silver bob with a bang and little bun on top of soft waves is picturesque rather than being too much. It is a lot of style complemented by the softness of the silver hair color.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Deep Grey Medium-Length Hair

32. Platinum Silver Half-Bun Hairstyle

A half-up bun is a quick and easy style that still allows the colors and length of hair to shine.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Platinum Silver Hair

33. Dark Grey Ombre Medium-Length Hair

This is the ideal ombre for medium-length hair, as there is an almost even distribution of the colors and they blend in beautifully well for depth and to accentuate movement. It’s just gorgeous!

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Balayage Grey Medium-Length Hair

34. Steel Grey Ombre Hair

Her extensions were custom matched and are completely invisible. The overall treatment is impeccable and the steel grey ombre hairstyle is squeaky clean.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Steel Grey Ombre Hair

35. Gold and Silver Curly Hair

The curls in this style make it appear that her hair is light gold and silver and the overall effect is not only stunning, but also unexpected.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Gold Grey Ombre Hair

36. Bleached Soft Grey Long Hair

Soft grey hair – the color of a stormy ocean sky – is a perfect match for long waves. The look is easy to pull off with a variety of makeup styles as well and shows nearly any shade of gray is beautifully appealing.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Bleached Soft Grey Hair

37. Light Platinum Silver Medium-Length Hair With Dark Black Roots

A drastic black root with a light platinum grey color on the end allows for both depth and a luminous overall look. It is the best of comparisons and this look is radiant on her.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Hair With Grown-Out Roots

38. Granny Grey Hair With Bangs

This is a perfect example of how gray hair can brighten your look and work beautifully with a bold and dark lip. This is perfect and the stellar trim on her bangs is sure to cause envy.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Granny Hair With Short Bangs

39. Steel Grey Balayage Wavy Hairstyle

These steel waves are shimmering in all their metallic glory and are a sight to behold. The balayage treatment mixed in blonde and silver perfectly for this hairstyle.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Steel Grey Balayage Hairstyle

40. Silver + Lavender Balayage Hair

Silver and lavender blend in perfectly to create this flowing hairstyle. The lavender is light enough to fit in seamlessly with the silver for a great overall look.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Lavender Silver Wavy Hair

41. Balayage Ombre Grey Hair

If you are worried about doing color all over, or creating a more seamless ombre, there is no better way than getting it done with a balayage treatment. Soft curls on a bottom of a shoulder-length cut like this give it more movement.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Balayage Ombre Grey Medium-Length Hair

42. Steel Gray Long Wavy Hair With Hot Pink Roots

Hot pink roots and steel gray long hair with tousled curls look dreamy together. The style is an easy one to duplicate at home for a look that is pretty and certainly not boring.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Balayage Steel Grey Hair With Pink Roots

43. Smokey Grey Wavy Hairstyle

Smokey silver is haunting as the grays play off each other and the light and dark options in this curly hairstyle give the appearance of the color stirring and transferring like the smoky shade it is.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Smokey Grey Hair

44. Silver Gray Long Hair With Light Lavender Roots

The overall appearance of this silver gray hairstyle is lustrous with the light lavender at the roots and a rich, blazing silver curling around her head. The colors are stunning and the finish of the silver hair appears nearly like liquid metal, it’s gorgeous.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Hair With Lilac Roots

45. Fifty Shades of Grey Hair

Multiple shades of grey work together in her hair to create a pewter color overall. All of the different shades can be seen in the length of her hair, but they still work together beautifully well.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Balayage Hair

46. Ombre Silver Grey Hair With Dark Roots

On long hair it is incredibly obvious the depth of color in her ombre look. The caption is ‘Shadow Root Melt’ and it’s a great descriptor for this stunning glossy silver look. It is stunning and understated simultaneously.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Ombre Silver Hair With Dark Roots

47. Gradient Granny-Chic Grey Braided Hairstyle

Braids like these are a great way to show off the gradient of silver in hair, showing off a darker color at certain points through the length of the hair that would likely not be seen otherwise.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Gradient Granny Braided Hair

48. Silver Wavy Hairstyle With Blue Tips

Silver waves that go from a darker duskier gray to a bluish gray at the bottom definitely qualify as mermaid hair. The cornrows on the side work similarly to an undercut.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Hair With Blue Tips

49. Shimmering Dark Grey Hair With Violet Tips

A top knot on shimmering metallic hair! What’s not to like about this style, especially with the nearly gem like tonality?

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Shimmering Dark Grey Hair With Lavender Tips

50. Dark Grey Ombre Hair

This silver hairstyle is darkly romantic and a great use of a darker gray. This will not only continue to grow out beautifully, but is also very easy to put into several hairstyles where the grey shines through.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Dark Grey Ombre Hair

51. Low Ombre Gray Hair With Dark Roots

A mid-length or low ombre on long hair like this can also be done with extensions to achieve this look. It is a great way to go gray without having to do so all over.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Low Ombre Grey Hair

52. Platinum Gray Granny Hair

Platinum granny hair – it’s just so shiny! Long sweeping curls show off every hue with the platinum metallic silver hair in almost prismatic fashion of silvers, platinum and gray.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Platinum Gray Granny Hair

53. Dark Mauve Textured Braids With Silver Tips

Playful texturized Dutch braids show off the gradients of this silver hair color. When I was younger, my grandmother used to call similar braids crocodile tails and it was the first thing I thought at the texture, which kind of endeared them to me further. This is a great way to show off not only your color, but also your length.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Mauve Hair With Silver Tips

54. Balayage Ombre Dark Grey Wavy Hair

Here is another example of the beautiful dimensions achieved on long hair with a balayage ombre color treatment. It is gorgeous and the grey is spread throughout beautifully well.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Balayage Ombre Grey Hair

55. Dark Grey Hair Melting Into Light Silver Tips

Dark grey roots to light grey tips in shimmering soft waves look easy and ethereal. Her layers in the front are really showing up well with the color as well.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Melting Silver Hair

56. Ombre Silver Gray Hairstyle With Double Buns

The ombre is played up again, this time in vertical double buns and it is very cute. Stacked on top of each other the buns are looser and won’t put as much tension on hair that has just been put through the stresses of coloring it gray.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Ombre Silver Grey Hair With Double Buns

57. Smoky Grey Straight Hairstyle

I will always be a fan of the different available shades of gray, but I think the darker, smokier and deeper greys have been seriously undervalued. Look at the depth! The color is just absolutely beautiful.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Smoky Grey Straight Hair

58. Gradient Silver Gray Wavy Hair

Mixing metals like pewter and silver here works to create a stunning dimension that long hair can lack. The feel of this look is still on trend while having a touch of vintage elegance to it.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Gradient Metallic Silver Hair

59. Ombre White Silver Hair

Gradients of grey to nearly silver white are on luminous display. Though this particular braid won’t stay without being pinned, it is cute and can be done quickly and easily.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Ombre White Gray Hair

60. Pearl Lilac + Silver Gray Curly Hair

Pearl lilac is a dream quality color. Everything about it is glisteningly beautiful and the curls only exaggerate how well the lilac and silver complement each other.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Pearl Lilac & Silver Hair

61. Blue Silver Wavy Hairstyle

Silver wavy hairstyles with a light blue tone look airy and magical. The darker roots just accent the brighter ends and the blue lends such a great tone to the overall beach wave look.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Blue Silver Wavy Hair

62. Long Ombre Grey Hair

Long ombre hair is clearly popular and the reasons why are so evident – it is gorgeous. Every combination of ombre has its own appeal. In this case the silver really picks up towards the middle of the full length and the transition between the slate and silver colors is beautiful.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Long Ombre Grey Hair

63. Metallic Silver Wavy Hair With Lavender Tips

Once again silver and lavender make a dreamy, incandescent team and elevate the beauty of the granny hair trend. It’s glorious and melds together perfectly, the colors working to enhance each other without one standing out above the other.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Metallic Silver Hair With Lavender Tips

64. Skyfall Gradient Ombre Wavy Hairstyle

This is another shot of a skyfall color and style from dark gray to light silver on waist-length hair. Easygoing and breezy!

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Metallic Skyfall Silver Hair

65. Mauve Pink Hair With Silver Tips

A rosy, mauve tinted pink to slate gray hairstyle with a side swept bang is stunning and soft. The pop of color is beautiful and it looks great in the easy low ponytail.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Mauve Pink Hair With Silver Tips

66. Sterling Silver Ombre Curls

Dark roots to pewter that transitions to silver and the barrel curls show it off to perfection. On long hair, barrel curls are always a stunning addition.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Sterling Silver Curly Hair

67. Titanium Silver Balayage Hair with Ombre Touches

When dark roots are led into silver grey on the bottom in this fashion, the silver starts as gossamer threads throughout the dark roots for dimension before taking over the length of the hair. The effect is lovely.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Titanium Silver Balayage Hair

68. Cotton Candy White Gray Hair

Airy cotton candy colored silver hair is elementally designed with multifaceted colors. The addition of light pink, blue, lavender and silvery white work together with the gray to create an overall look that is nothing short of mystical.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Cotton Candy Granny Hair

69. Silver Melt Granny Hair

For truly fashionable silver granny hair, you have to incorporate elements of ice white as well and this is a perfect example of how well this works. It’s prettily done and gives an airy feel even at this length.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Melt Granny Hair

70. Silver Grey Hair Melting Into Blue

Silver blue melts into a combination of smooth light grays on this shoulder-length hairstyle. The side-swept bang contains every gradient within the hair beautifully blending into the overall look.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Grey Hair Melting Into Blue

71. Dusky Sunset Silver Braided and Knotted Hairstyle

The combination of knots and braids on this long hairstyle are made especially beautiful by the dusky sunset combination of dark grey to peach and red.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Sunset Metallic Ombre Silver Hair

72. Metallic Grey + Blue Curly Hair

The stunning plethora of long curls shows off the bright silver metallic color of the greys and silvery blues in her hair. It’s romantic and beautiful, contrasting so well with the darker roots of her hair.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Grey & Blue Granny Hair

73. Soft Silver Grey Curly Hair

Soft silver hair floats down in a nearly platinum white set of curly waves. You can see the color just looks so soft and shiny! Loose waves are a great complement for nearly any color but it really allows the greys to catch the light.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Soft Silver Wavy Hair

74. Smoky Grey Granny Hair With Hints of Ombre

This is a darker take on silver hair, showing you can style it any way you want, and it is gorgeous. Again the darker lip pops dramatically against the background of tighter black to silver waves.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Smoky Grey Ombre Hair

75. Cerulean Blue Hair Melted Into White Silver

The cerulean blue roots really pop against the silver white length of hair and look great in these braids. The little twirled space buns give it an extra bit of texture, playing well with the braided opalescent blue cornrows and smooth silver waves.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Cerulean Blue Hair With Silver Tips

76. Icy Silver White Balayage Hair

Icy silver white and warm light blonde ombre pair together for a silver and white gold hair experience that looks beautiful in long waves. This is another silver gray balayage treatment that shows off the skill of a great stylist.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Icy Silver Balayage Hair

77. White Gray Medium-Length Hair With Darker Roots

This was a correction for a previous coloring job and they gave her darker roots and bright icy platinum waves. Now she can show off both great depth and amazing shimmer.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Bleached Gray Hair With Dark Roots

78. Champagne Silver Wavy Hair

Champagne and silver hued hair colors create a modern look in soft waves that have a lot depth and a shine.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Champagne Silver Hair

79. Dark Grey Braided Hairstyle

Darker grey and silver hair in waves has the multi faceted effect of depth and shine as it would in other colors and every bit of shine can be seen with these great waves.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Silver Braided Hairstyle

80. Cloudy Silver Gray Chunky French Braid

This is the fluffiest fishtail styled French braid I have ever seen and perfectly complements the soft fluffy cloud silver of her hair color. It is fun and amazing from top to bottom.

Granny Silver/ Grey Hair Color Ideas: Cloudy Silver French Braid

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