Trendlooks 2016

Great Styles for Grey Hair

Styles for Grey Hair
Glenn Close softly waved her shoulder-length hair letting a few long strands fall across her forehead for a casually styled look.
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Today’s grey-haired women are free to choose from a wide variety of hairstyles. Soft waves, sleek chignons, and short haircuts look particularly appealing for grey hair. We hope the hairstyles of actress Glenn Close and model Carmen Dell‘Orefice inspire your hairstyle choices!

  • Grey hair is not only a sign of the years passing by, it can also look beautiful. Celebrity women like actress Glenn Close and model Carmen Dell‘Orefice redefine the silver look.

  • Styles for Grey Hair: The Fine Points

    Grey hair may have a blonde touch, a silvery shimmer or may still be dark grey. There are perfect styles for every shade of grey hair.  

    Grey with a touch of gold or blonde: Soft hairstyles are particularly appealing for grey hair with warm golden or blonde undertones (see Carmen Dell‘Orefice’s photo in our gallery). Casual styles like the loosely brushed back bob also work well for this hair colour.

    Silvery or shimmering grey: This cool grey hair colour works particularly well with plain precisely cut hairstyles like sleek chignons or bobs. The clear lines of geo haircuts seem to have been invented for uniformly grey hair on the frosty side.

    Dark Grey: Exacting short hairstyles and styles with well-defined lines (e.g. geo-style haircuts) enhance the beauty of dark grey hair.

  • Styling Tips for Women with Grey Hair

    Styling products make it easy to create curls or keep hair straight or sleek. Curling mouse makes curls springier and straightening spray or styling oils keep hair straight and silky for several days. Volumising powder adds fullness and manageability. While extra-gloss hairspray or wax intensifies the lustre of hair, styling paste allows the creation of a matted finish.  

    Please check our photos of grey-haired female celebrities with beautiful hairstyles in our gallery.

    If you are in the habit of colouring your grey hair you may want to give the colour treatments a rest for a while and try one of the hairstyles in our gallery. After all, “Change is the essence of life”.

  • Styles for Grey Hair

    Styles for Grey Hair: Carmen Dell‘Orefice

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    Styles for Grey Hair: Sleek Chignon versus Soft Waves

    Model Carmen Dell‘Orefice also shows her expertise as a model in her hairstyles. She changes her style often. Photos of the world’s oldest model are a veritable treasure trove of hairstyles for grey-haired women. Her low chignon keeps the focus on the silvery shimmer of her hair. Equally attractive is her soft yet elegant wavy hairstyle. Her side hair is styled toward the back in lively sweeping lines.

     

    Tip: Use dry shampoo if there is not enough time to shampoo your hair

    Styles for Grey Hair: Linda Fargo

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    Styles for Grey Hair: The Sleek Bob

    Linda Fargo wears her shiny silvery hair in a timeless chin-long bob. The distinctive flowing lines frame her face in a pleasing way.

     

    Tip: Extra-gloss hairspray gives more lustre to grey hair

    Styles for Grey Hair: Lauren Ezerskys

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    Styles for Grey Hair: The Geo-Style Haircut

    Jamie Lee Curtis looks sassy with her signature-style short hair. She certainly makes the case for short grey hair.

     

    Tip: Use hair gel to give your short hair the necessary bounce.

    Styles for Grey Hair: Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Styles for Grey Hair: The Geo-Style Haircut

    Lauren Ezersky’s light grey hair was bluntly cut to a straight bob with equally straight fringes.

     

    Tip: Blow-dry the fringes over a round brush for this distinctive look.