I would have to say that the grey / silver hair color trend has been one of the most popular hair trends of 2015. It seems a bit unusual that while so many people spend so much money to hide their grey hair each year, a whole different crowd of people are paying big money to get grey hair. The thing is that not all grey hair is created equal. I just want to present a few of the most common shades of grey hair color, or as I like to call it, “10 Shades of Grey”. Get it??! I’m pretty clever huh?
Let’s start with…
1. The Darker Shades of Grey
Dark grey hair is absolutely stunning. I love how it really makes this model’s eyes pop and looks so good with her porcelain skin. I guess what defines “dark grey” hair is just a very dark shade of grey. It is almost like a “faded black” hair color.
2. Salt and Pepper
Jamie Lee Curtis is pretty well-known for her beautiful salt and pepper hair. “Salt and pepper” hair color can be defined as a mixture of black (or dark brown) and grey hair.
3. Blue Steel
“Blue steel” is a common name of a very vibrant greyish hair color with heavy blue undertones.
4. Silver Hair
Dascha Polanco, from “Orange is the New Black,” has been recently spotted sporting a beautiful silver hair color. Silver is defined as a vibrant, shiny shade of grey.
5. Faded Purple-Grey
Kelly Osbourne has rocked a TON of different shades of grey hair color, but the purple-ish grey was one of my personal favorites. It is very grey with a subtle hint of lavender.
6. Teal Grey Hair
This is pretty similar to the faded-purple grey hair color, but with a faded teal. I think it is absolutely beautiful.
7. Grey with Black Roots
Along with the ombré hair trend that has been going strong for the past few years, roots have been making a big impact on the hair world recently. A very popular look is to pair grey hair with black roots.
8. Ash Blonde
As we get into our lighter shades of grey, I want to show the ash blonde hair color. When you talk about “ash” as a base color, it means that there is blue in the color. In other words, ash blonde is defined as a greyish blonde. However, it’s more on the blonde side than grey hair.
9. Platinum Blonde
Platinum blonde is very similar to ash blonde except “platinum” means that the color has a purple base color. Since purple typically cancels out yellow, it only shows a tiny hint of greyish color. Most people typically perceive this as a lot lighter than ash blonde.
10. White Hair
The true definition of white hair is hair that has absolutely no pigment left in it. When a person ages, and their hair starts to go grey, it is because the hair loses pigment in the hair shaft. Therefore, I consider white hair to be a shade of extreme grey.
What do you think about the grey hair trend? Would you ever sport it? Please leave your feedback in the comments below.