8 Silver and Gray Hairstyles to Inspire Your New Year, New Hair Transformation

December 21, 2021
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
silver gray hair inspiration

One way to embrace the new year is by dyeing your hair an ultra-modern shade like silver or welcoming your natural gray hairs instead of hiding them. Pair the color with a cool cut like a textured bob or shaved sides for a futuristic look. Need inspo? We’ve got you covered with eight 2022-ready looks below.


Colorful Tips

Finish a cool gray color with brightly colored tips. We love the purple and blue touches here.



Icy Bangs

Bangs pair perfectly with a slate gray color. Once you nail the shade, try a style of bangs that fits your new look: blunt bangs, curtain bangs, wispy bangs — the options are endless!

Blue-ish Gray

Depending on how the light hits, this color can look dark gray or muted blue. Pair it with a shag haircut as seen here to really be on trend in the new year.


person with dark blue gray hair

A Silver and Ash Blonde Combo

If you’re not ready to go completely silver, we suggest mixing in sections of ash blonde. The combo will create lots of dimension without having to fully commit to gray.


Silver Bob

Combining this hue with a modern bob style like this will take you in future. Use a curling iron to bend sections of your hair in different directions to replicate the perfectly messy texture.



Short With Shaved Sides

Looking for a unisex style with attitude?  It doesn’t get much more edgy than a short silver cut with shaved sides.


Natural Gray Highlights 

If your hair is going gray, might we suggest skipping the dye and putting all the shades of your natural gray on display? As seen here, add volume to really bring your grays to life.


person with natural gray hair

Silver-Toned Blonde

This icy silver is the perfect shade to get you through the winter in style. To keep your color this fresh and pale, we recommend using a purple shampoo like L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Purple Shampoo.
Photos: @troy.hair, @wellahair.gr, @thesilverlining_1970

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