Choosing the Perfect Shade of Grey

Woman with grey hair

Grey is a complex color, with each shade in the grey spectrum being quite unique. When it comes to choosing the perfect shade of grey for your hair, there are a number of options available, depending on the final outcome that you are trying to achieve.

Blonde Grey
The blonde grey shade was perfectly demonstrated by Leona Lewis at the Zac Posen 2017 Fall presentation during New York Fashion Week. Lewis sported a head full of bouncy curls, which were dyed in a blonde shade that had been tinged with a bit of grey. The shade that was picked was ideal for Lewis, as it complemented her green-grey eyes, while exuding a glamorous vibe at the same time.

Grey Ombré
For those who do not want any grey at their roots, because, let’s face it, you will be experiencing more than enough of that as you age, a grey ombré color is perfect. Look to Rita Ora for inspiration, who has rocked this look before, with dark roots, followed by blonde, pink and a blue slate grey shade towards the ends of her hair.

Ocean Grey
Ocean grey shades look different depending on the light. It can sometimes look more blue-green, just like the ocean on a sunny day, but it can also take on moody grey tones, reminiscent of the ocean on a stormy winter’s day. Hilary Duff has showcased this look before, in her Sparks video, so take a look at that if you need some extra inspiration.

Woman with grey and pastel colored hair

Electric White
A shocking shade of electric white is definitely dramatic, and Nicole Richie is the best celebrity to take a look at if you want some more ideas for how to style this shade. Richie’s hairstylist used hair paint to create the look, applying this white paint to sections of Richie’s hair, using a brush. After each section had been painted, it was then pinned, so that it could dry in place.

Cinder with Pastels
Dascha Polanco was the first one to try a rich cinder shade, but, as she did not want her hair to be completely grey, she decided to add in some subtle color. This was in the form of a pretty purple pastel shade, which gave the sombre grey an infusion of femininity.

Antique Grey
Antique grey is a look that will only suit some skin tones, so be sure to take some time to ensure that this shade will suit you before continuing. Take a look at Zosia Mamet for inspiration, who became bored with the brown hair that she had been sporting for her whole life. While she loved the antique grey, it did take her a while to get used to it, and she ended up going blonde a few months later.

When it comes to hair colors, grey can be a tricky one to work with. In order to ensure that it truly accentuates your appearance, rather than washing it out, make sure that the shade that you choose is complementary of your skin tone, eye color and other features.

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