It seems like there's a new hair trend every other day, but few are as beautiful as the gray ombré/gray hair trend that's currently blowing up on Instagram. It's a look that's equal parts edgy and pretty and complements literally every skin tone and hair texture. We rounded up 32 absolutely stunning gray hairstyles in every shade of grey. Read on and check out ladies working the bold look on the red carpet and Instagram (of course). But first, here are tips from celebrity hairstylist on how to capture the trend.black hair with blonde tips ombre 2018
How to Get Gray Hair
Women with curly hair, straight hair, frizzy hair, and sleek hair all look incredible with gray hair. And because it's an ombré style—dark at the top and graduating to light—the overall effect is laid-back and easy to wear. The darker shades are perfect for fall, too. So if your golden summer highlights are feeling a little stale and you're itching for an update, allow this new trend to provide you with all the gorgeous hair inspiration.
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If your hair is naturally dark, this look is a little easier to achieve. It's all about getting super-blonde ombré highlights and dyeing the lightest strands gray. If your hair is naturally light, you would have to darken the base to achieve the overall look.
"To get your hair that smoky gray color, you need your strands to be platinum blonde," White tells Allure. White recommends asking your colorist to use, a hair-strengthening treatment that will take you from black to blonde without too much damage.
Then it's just about doing your basic blonde ombré highlights. You can put in as little or as many highlights as you want, depending on how much gray you want. The goal is as white as possible (which may mean bleaching twice, and that's where Olaplex comes in). "Make sure your colorist uses a strong blue-purple pigmented toner afterward to get all the yellow out of your hair," adds White.
Once you have white-blonde highlights, you just need to dye them gray. Brands such as make gorgeous silver shades that come out gray on your hair.
Sadly, this hair color doesn't last very long, and there's a lot of upkeep. White recommends using a blue shampoo, like, to help keep the gray tones in your hair as long as possible. For conditioner, White likes for its toning properties.
You'll probably still have to hit the salon for a refresh every month, White adds. It's a lot of work, but for the hair of your dreams? Worth it.
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1. Grey-Haired and Green-Eyed
2. Striking Grey
3. Fierce Bob
5. Grey Lengths
6. Vibrant Grey-Purple
7. Silver n' Sparkles
8. Dark Grey to Ash Violet
9. Paris Grey
10. Grey Soul
11. 50% Grey is 100% Beautiful
12. Let There Be Grey
13. Waves of Grey
14. Braided Beauty
15. Grey Ombré Hair
16. Braids of Grey
17. Color-blocked Grey
18. Fade to Grey
19. Grey Highlights
20. All Grey All Day
21. Ocean Grey on
Imagine the color of the sea on an icy winter day in Montauk—the moody greyish tones slowly come through. The hue was courtesy of colorist Amber Maynard of Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles, and if you want to see the shade before it faded out, check-out Duff’s "Sparks" video.
22. Bold Blonde Grey on Leona Lewis
The singer hit the Zac Posen Fall 2017 presentation during New York Fashion Week with a head full of voluminous, slightly frizzy curls with a blonde-tinged grey hue. The color matched her gorgeous green-grey eyes, and gave off a glamorously witchy vibe.
23. Grey Ombré Hair on
Usually, you're grey at the roots, but Ora tried this reverse grey ombré style on for size for a 2015 performance at the El Rey in Los Angeles. Showing her dark roots, the singer's hair goes from blonde, to tinged with pink, to a blue slate grey hue coloring the ends of her hair.
24. Taupe Grey on Jourdan Dunn
The model’s hairstylist took one look at the Balmain gown she’d be wearing to the 2016 Met Ball and immediately suggested a wig in a coordinating hue. “I thought it was a cool idea,” she told People. That may have been a bit of an understatement considering that on the night of the event, she posted a video on Instagram showing off the bob as “Feeling Myself” played. “I really am feeling myself, though,” she laughed.
25. Pastel Slate on Sarah Harris
The Vogue UK editor started going grey when she was 16-years-old, and rather than fight the tide, she just went with it. “The idea of being a slave to a salon never appealed to me," she told us. And so while she can’t tell you who her colorist is, she can tell you she swears by a little bottle of magic:.
26. Silver Metal on Ciara
“#Chrome Colored #Hair..... A Colorist Dream! I never thought it would be possible but anything is possible!!” the star’s stylist César DeLeön Ramirêz wrote on Instagram after he created old school finger waves in this old school shade.
27. Grey Mauve on
Before rainbow hair swept Pinterest, and actually before Pinterest had even launched in 2010, grey, platinum, and hot pink hair were de rigueur for Osbourne. At the People’s Choice Awards in 2012, she showed off these dimensional ringlets, which depending on the way the flashbulbs hit, looked cool violet, metallic taupe, or soft silver.
28. Electric White on
At the Met Gala back in 2013, Richie’s take on the punky theme revolved around this electric socket white, which was courtesy of her hairstylist Luke Chamberlain, who used hair paint to make it happen. "I used a white Ben Nye hair paint and applied to sections using a hair color brush and bowl," Chamberlain told us. "I pinned each section up as I went along, allowing them to dry in place."
29. Antique Grey on Zosia Mamet
If you’re wondering where Mamet found her inspiration for her pewter hair, it’s probably not that different from where you find yours. "I've had very long, brown, virgin hair my whole life. I just got bored with it. Mostly I wanted to try all the colors I'd always envied on women on the subway,” she told us in December 2015, right after she debuted the hue. "I'm still getting used to it." (She went back to blonde in February…)
30. Rich Cinder on Dascha Polanco
“My hairstylist, Cynthia [Alvarez], wore wigs, and she got this really great grey one. I wanted to try grey, but I wanted a different color at the ends, and she did it for me,” Polanco told InStyle in June of 2015. You can’t see in this picture, but the ends are a pastel purple, giving the sober color a playful jolt. #GreyIsTheNewBlack
31. Luminous Silver on
GABOR; COURTESY OF LINDA RODIN
To buy a bottle of, you’d have to pony up 0. To buy the very same stylist and oil mogul Linda Rodin told Vogue she uses to preserve her natural shade, you need less than. We’re going to take this as a signifier that Rodin lives a life of both beauty and balance.
32. Greyple and Gorgeous on Blac Chyna
Reality TV star Blac Chyna was spied out and about in Glendale, California rocking a silvery light grey wig with lavender highlights, a look that complemented her satiny pink miniskirt and bomber jacket ensemble.
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