20 Stunning Ways to Wear Silver Hair at Any Age

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Be warned: Going silver this is not a low-maintenance endeavor. “If you’re wanting to go silver, you have to be ready for a commitment,” says colorist and co-owner of IGK Salon Olivia Casanova. “Whether [you’re] brunette, black, or blonde, you have to lift the hair to nearly white in order to achieve this look.” 

Depending on how dark your hair is naturally, she says it might take multiple sessions to achieve the silver shade that you want. She adds that it also requires going in every four weeks for upkeep on top of a good at-home regimen. Hair care includes avoiding hot water when washing and using a purple-pigmented shampoo (she loves Shu Uemura’s Anti-Brass Purple Shampoo) or other products that will keep your silver hair vibrant and not brassy. 

But upkeep aside, the results are incredible. If you’re looking to embrace the gray for your next hair color, below are 20 fabulous hairstyles our favorite celebs are channeling their inner silver fox. As Casanova puts it: “There’s nothing more striking than a woman who’s embraced her silver-white hair.” 

Silver and Gray Highlights

Araya Doheny

Mixing in shades of silver and gray highlights adds depth to any cut. Just take a cue from Jane Fonda who lightens up her natural gray strands with some streaks of white. 

Ice Queen

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If you’ve long regal strands like Kim Kardashian—and up for the major upkeep—going silver makes for a striking statement. Opt for keeping your dark roots for added contrast. 

Wet Shag

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Cara Delevingne’s short silver shag is the ultimate cool girl hair. Elevate it by giving it that wet hair look effect. 

Bright Silver

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Not a fan of cool tones? Opt for a platinum blonde like Lady Gaga that has a subtle hint of warmth. 

Dark Silver Ombré

George Pimentel

If you’re not ready to go silver all the way, ombré hair is the happy medium to ease your way into it. Jourdan Dunn’s naturally dark hair seamlessly blends into a stunning deep gray shade. 

Metallic Sheen

George Pimentel

Bright with a true metallic gloss, Ciara’s silver finger waves are as bold as they get when playing with such a pretty shade.

Silver Buzz

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A buzz cut provides endless opportunities to test different bold shades—especially silver. We especially love Cynthia Erivo’s cool gray-shaved head. 

Blue Tint

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Adding a tinge of blue like Lucy Boynton is a fun way to add a unique spin to silver strands. Go all out with floral accessories for a nice added touch. 

Soft Hues 

Silver doesn’t always have to be bold. Phoebe Bridgers’ muted silver shade is styled in a soft wavy updo with face-framing tendrils for a romantic look. 

Au Naturel

Marc Piasecki

Embrace your natural gray hair like Andie MacDowell. Here, she mixes silver highlights and dark gray lowlights for added dimension and styled in loose pretty waves. 

Platinum Blonde

Raymond Hall

Simple yet chic, Diane Keaton’s bright silver blonde hair is perfectly styled in a sleek and straight finish. 

Ash Blonde

Taylor Hill

Ash blonde is the perfect way to slowly transition your hair before all the way gray. Meryl Streep’s natural gray matches perfectly with her blonde highlights to give her look a cool undertone. 

Deep Silver 

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The major upkeep might just be worth it for this stunning shade. Cardi B’s long pin-straight silver hair in this deep and lustrous silver with high shine. 

White Hot 

Jennifer Graylock

Go super bright with white gray strands like Nicole Richie. Here, she goes for a punk rock look with her short hair gathered and slicked up for some major volume.  

Silver Waves

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Iskra Lawrence’s dark gray silver hair is long and luscious on its own. Add some subtle beach waves to give the hair style some texture. 

Silver Crimped Curls

Mike Pont

Channel the ‘80s with crimped hair. St. Vincent wears her silver bob with voluminous crimped curls for added texture and body that’s super fun. 


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Winnie Harlow’s black hair as the base provides a striking contrast to her silver ends for a dynamic look. 

Silver Pixie 

Frazer Harrison

Halle Berry just shows how sliver and dark roots make for a winning combo. For an edgy look,  she wears her silver pixie cut with a deep side part. 

Silver & Blonde 

Jim Spellman

Blythe Danner’s blonde tips woven throughout her silver curly hair add dimension and make it super easy for fellow blondes to work in the gray strands that are starting to grow in.

70s Disco

Helen Mirren walks the runway during the “Le Defile – Walk Your Worth” – 6th L’Oreal Show as part of Paris Fashion Week at the Eiffel Tower on October 01, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aitor Rosas Sune/WWD via Getty Images)WWD/Getty Images

Helen Miren’s silver hair is all-around fabulous. Here, she wears her long hair teased out with major volume for some drama.

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