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Grey Hair Color Look

Grey hair has always been related to aging since time immemorial; not anymore though! From Daenerys Targaryen’s cool platinum hair to Kim K’s silver bob, this gorgeous color has been trending for a while now—and we ain’t complaining. After all, what’s not to love about a silver grey hair color that looks amazing on all skin tones and makes you look like a mystical mermaid while you are at it? Nothing really! What we really adore about this hue though, is that there are numerous undertones and shades that you can choose from; think glossy silver tresses, edgy ash grey hair and stunning grey highlights that is anything but basic!

Wondering how to embrace the 50 shades of grey and up your hair game? We got all the deets on how to undertake this dramatic hair makeover like a pro.


To give you a head start, here’s a roundup of stunning grey hair color shades that will make a statement wherever you go.

Silver Hair Color

1. Silver Hair Color

Move over rose gold, silver hair color is here to stay. By far the easiest way to go grey, dyeing your hair silver will do excellent things for your lovely tresses. This gorgeous metallic hue looks like fairy dust and can make your complexion pop like no other. Worried about maintenance? Use a great purple shampoo to prevent your tresses from turning brassy. Love.

2. Ash Grey Hair Color

If you have dark hair such as blacks and expresso browns, or prefer something on the darker side, then Ash grey hair color is the right pick for you. We recommend voluminous curls to offset the hue beautifully.

Ash Grey Hair Color
Platinum Grey Hair Color

3. Platinum Grey Hair Color

Icy locks with greyish undertones? Yes please! Another stunning alternative to platinum white tresses, the platinum grey hair color looks amazing on most skin tones and will make it easier for you to transition into the grey territory.

4. Light Ash Blonde

Slightly warmer than the classic greys and whites, light ash blonde tresses are a good alternative to the classic blondes and can look uber fresh without washing you out. You can also increase or decrease the intensity of the blonde hue, depending your skin tone and undertone.

Light Ash Blonde
Silver White Hair Color

5. Silver White Hair Colour

If your skin has hints of plain beige or a little pink, you are in luck, because this gorgeous Silver white hair color will look perfect with your skin. We recommend pairing this with a layered hairstyle for maximum impact.

6. Platinum Silver Hair Colour

If your skin has a yellow, orange, or olive undertone, opt for more neutral grey hair colors. This icy hue looks amazing on these complexions and can take your look from zero to glam in a jiffy. Not ready to go all out? Incorporate this in the form of highlights, balayage and ombre for a minimal chic look.

Platinum Silver Hair Color
Grey Hair Color

7. Grey Hair Color

There’s grey and then there’s a deep rich grey that can make for a statement look—irrespective of the age. If you aren’t ready to go all grey, then opt for grey roots that can look equally striking. If you have a few grey strands but rest of your hair color intact then just have your hair colorist tone your hair for a seamless transition.


Grey Highlights On Different Hair Colors

1. Grey Highlights On Black Hair

If you have naturally dark hair, then smoky grey highlights are the way to go; think gunmetal silver highlights that would blend well with black or raven coloured strands and won’t look out of place. We recommend edgy lobs and wavy layers for the highlights to shine.

Grey Highlights on Black Hair
Grey Hair Highlights on Brown Hair

2. Grey Hair Highlights On Brown Hair

Want to add a cool tone to your brunette tresses? Then beautiful ash grey ends combined with dark roots is the way to go. You can also opt for silver highlights to light brown hair for a uber glamorous look. For a subtle look, incorporate thin white highlights for a fresh look. PS: Grey highlights look absolutely fabulous on brown hair as it offers a soft blurred effect. We approve.

3. Grey Highlights On Red Hair

If you are a natural red head, then you can implement a combination of lowlights and highlights in ashy silvers, light browns and fine blondes. A mix of these three hues will offer depth and dimension to your tresses and make ‘em shine!

Grey Highlights on Red Hair
Grey Highlights – Platinum Highlights

4. Platinum highlights

Who says you can’t enjoy the allure of the icy platinum hue without going all out? Enter platinum highlights that can brighten up your base in a snap. You can also add some drama with some lowlights for ash blonde ends.

5. Grey Hair highlights on Blonde hair

If you have blonde hair, then there are numerous ways through which you can incorporate the grey hue in your life. For a darker option, opt for dark grey roots that gradually melt into the lower half of your tresses for a delicious ombre effect. In turn you prefer to go lighter, we recommend opting for silver white highlights or natural-looking ash tones that will look sun-kissed and all kinds of beautiful.

Grey Hair Highlights on Blonde Hair
Rose Gold and Grey Highlights

6. Rose Gold And Grey Highlights

There we said it: rose gold and grey highlights are a match made in heaven. If silvery-white hues wash you out, we recommend incorporating rose gold highlights


1. Which skin tones look best with grey hair?

The good news is that grey hair looks amazing on all skin tones. The only thing to remember is to choose the right shade of grey to complement your skin undertones. If your skin has warm undertones such as yellow, orange or olive, it’s best to opt for neutral grey colors such as glossy gunmetal greys and platinum silvers. In case your skin undertone veers towards cool and neutral such a beige or pinks, then true metallic silver hues are tailor-made for you!

2. Can I dye my hair grey without bleaching?

If you are using a temporary hair dyes such as Makeup Revolution Rainbow Tones - Silver Angel, then you can color your hair without bleaching. However, if you are going all out, then not bleaching isn’t an option—especially for brunettes and people with darker hair. In order to go grey, you have to pre-lighten your hair to white blonde. Another way to work around this, is to opt for balayage or ombre so that you aren’t bleaching your entire hair in one go. Start gradually and decide the look and intensity you want to go for. This way, you will also make the transition process subtler.

3. What are the three most important things to keep in mind before coloring my hair grey?

While this frosty hue has got all our hearts, it’s important to choose the right shade that will complement your skin tone. Since platinum and silver hues have the potential to wash out your complexion, it’s best to consult your hair colorist who can help you choose ‘THE’ shade for you. If you decide to go grey, you should also be aware that you need to tone your hair every two to three weeks. Otherwise, your hair can start to look a little green over time. Thirdly, unlike other colors, don’t try dying your hair at home (if you aren’t a professional).

4. How can I maintain the vibrancy of my silver/platinum/grey hair?

First and foremost, try to wash your hair as little as possible, so as to avoid any possible color fading. When washing your hair, use a sulphate-free purple shampoo which will prevent brassiness and won’t strip your hair off its natural oils. Incorporate a nourishing mask such as the SP Color Save Mask For Coloured Hair in your haircare regimen that will strengthen your hair and keep frizz at bay. Last but not the least, avoid heat styling tools too often; if you have to, use them at a very low setting. To maintain that glamorous metallic shine, use a serum such as the Moroccanoil Treatment Oil which can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool.

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