Trendlooks 2016

Modern Hairstyles for Women with Grey Hair

Stylish Grey Hair
Designer Yeohlee Teng wears her hair long and sleek with high side parting
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Looking natural is a great recipe for hairstyle success at any age. As the pretence of a young look can be very taxing, you can embrace your grey locks and keep  your creativity alive, embracing modern styles.

  • No matter your age, you will always want your hair to look stylish and just because you may be grey there is no reason that you can’t liven up your look with a chic hairstyle. Check out our gallery for some creative hairstyle inspiration.

  • Gallery: Modern Hairstyles for Grey Hair

    Stylish Grey Hair – The High-Volume Updo

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    Stylish Grey Hair – The High-Volume Updo

    Actress Christiane Kubrick certainly knows how to dazzle with her full head of grey hair. Here she wears a casually styled high-volume updo with a long fringe to flatter her face. She looks cool with her open shirt front and the filigree metal glasses. Kubrick keeps her makeup natural with only the warm berry colour of her lips standing out.

     

    To get her look, apply volumising mousse to your hair before blow-drying using a large round brush. To create height on the top of your head, back comb individual pieces or rub in some volumising powder at the roots before drawing into a bun at the back of the head. Do not pull the hair together too tightly to ensure you keep your high volume look.

    Stylish Grey Hair: The Pixie

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    Stylish Grey Hair: The Pixie

    Actress Rita Moreno has opted for a sassy short haircut and is wearing her white-grey hair in the trendy pixie look. The fringed style looks adventurous yet feminine while her distinctive dark rimmed glasses and nude makeup complete her lively style.

     

    To add definition to your pixie cut, rub a small about of hair wax between your fingers and use it to define individual strands.

    Stylish Grey Hair – The Bob with Fringes

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    Stylish Grey Hair – The Bob and Fringe

    Makeup artist Lois Burwell (left) and actress Roseanne Barr (right) wear classic bobs with a fringe. Burwell’s grey hair is short and straight while Barr opted for a slightly longer, voluminous bob with a side swept fringe.

     

    For a smooth sleek bob, apply hair oil to the hair to tame fly-aways and add shine or for a more voluminous look, rub some volumising powder into the roots and finish with a strong hold hairspray.

    Stylish Grey Hair: Braids

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    Stylish Grey Hair: Braids

    Journalist Gloria Steinem (left) and singer Patti Austin (right) both styled their hair straight away from the face. Steinem parted her long hair in the middle and styled it into an undone looking braid while Austin gathered her long hair in the back without parting. Austin’s pink makeup takes away some of the austerity of her sleek hairstyle. The turtleneck sweater with modern gold chain is part of her personal style. Both women look stylish, beautiful, and elegant.

     

    To ensure your up do is sleek and chic, rub some hair gel between your fingers before distributing through the top and sides of the hair.

    Stylish Grey Hair – Long Curls

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    Stylish Grey Hair – Long Curls

     Martha Kauffman is not about to bid her long curls goodbye. As a TV and film producer she knows how to put her full head of rich curls in scene. A little blush, carefully outlined lips and her outfit in subdued colours make her appear stylish. The unique wealth of her grey curls has all the attention.

     

    To create large curls, apply heat protectant to your hair before styling. Using a curling tong or straighteners, take large sections of hair and curl them. Finish with a strong hold hairspray to keep your curls in place.

    Stylish Grey Hair – Beach Waves

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    Stylish Grey Hair – Beach Waves

    Italian designer Giovanna Stefanel-Stoffel allows casually styled waves to play around her face for a friendly and casual look. The modern, layered haircut emphasises her waves and curls. Her whitish-grey hair colour and haircut go together perfectly.

     

    For natural-looking curls and waves, spritz some salt spray into damp hair before drying. Scrunch the hair as you go and tease the hair into place.

  • Modern Styles for Grey Hair – The Trendsetters

  • Stylish Grey Hair
    Yeohlee Teng’s shiny hair looks rich and healthy. She likes to wear her long grey hair straight and sleek

    Women no longer hide greying hair, and this has even been noticed in the fashion industry. In her work, designer Yeohlee Teng makes a point of efficiency and sustainability and seems to carry these principles directly into her hair styling. Yeohlee Teng’s long grey hair with its minimalistic styling has a modern appeal which doesn’t need further styling. Such simplicity calls for diligent hair care as split ends and dull hair would take all the glamour out of this beautiful hairstyle. The hair needs regular conditioning and ideally, the hair should be allowed to air-dry after shampoos.

    If your hair is wavy apply heat protectant and straighten it. A trace of extra gloss hairspray will deepen the healthy glow.