Amazing Grays: Celebs Who Rock Silver Hair
Thinking about letting your silver shine through? These celebrities will convince you to put down the hair dye!
Until recently, all cultures have revered silver hair as a sign of wisdom and strength in advanced age. Because of recent trends towards covering gray and white hair, lots of women choose to dye their stray grays and even dye their whole head–but many are choosing to let their snow and silver manes shine, with more celebrities sporting natural-colored hair more than ever. Even young celebrities are deliberately “graylighting”, like Kate Moss, Kelly Osbourne, and Lady Gaga, intentionally coloring parts of their hair a sleek chromatic silver. If you’ve been debating whether or not to let your natural colors shine through, now may be the best time to do so–just take a look at these gorgeous stars’ locks for proof!
Jamie Lee Curtis
At 52 years old, Jamie Lee Curtis has now almost completely transitioned to silver hair, and her salt-and-pepper highlights are beautifully contrasted against her natural dark brunette. Her pixie cut helps keep her hair from looking too wicked-witchy, and we love the amount of texture. To get her textured salt-and-pepper pixie, tell your stylist you’re looking to let highlights of your silver shine through–this look is great for those with dark hair–and make sure to use a moisturizing texture paste to keep your hair healthy, soft, and beautiful.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother shows that beauty definitely runs in the family. Blondes like Danner are lucky: the graying or silvering process is relatively easy for those with platinum locks like Gwyneth and Blythe, and growing in your natural hair is as simple as putting down the dye for a while. To get Danner’s signature volume, blow-dry your hair with a fluffy round boar bristle brush: you’ll have a chromatic silver effect.
A classic example of timeless beauty, Helen Mirren’s grey-blonde coif is another inspiration for blondes considering the gray route. Mirren, like Jamie Lee Curtis, keeps her gray mane cropped short: this helps provide volume and bounciness to gray and silver hair, which helps keep a cut looking fresh and youthful.
Roseanne Barr’s beautiful honey-blonde locks transitioned seamlessly to her current steel-silver color. Ever the comedienne, when asked about her hair color Roseanne remarked: “I want to look old because I am old… and I think it’s damn good to be old, too.” Can’t argue with that!
Like many other country stars (Steve Martin and Vanessa Redgrave in particular), Emmylou starting graying in her early twenties and quit dyeing it by the time she was in her thirties. She advocates embracing age, saying, “Women should do whatever makes them feel good, but I do wish that we would accept our aging selves.”
Another example of a graceful transition from blonde to gray, Carole King keeps her hair in its signature tight curls to help maintain a youthful, cheerful look. If you’re going gray and curly isn’t your natural texture, beware of too much chemical or heat styling: gray hair is more delicate and prone to breakage, so deep conditioning treatments are a must.