10 Shades Of Grey

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?

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

Let’s start with…

1. The Darker Shades of Grey

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

“Blue steel” is a common name of a very vibrant greyish hair color with heavy blue undertones.

4. Silver Hair

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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

2015 is all about grey hair and there are many different beautiful shades of grey.  Check out the difference between all of the colors...

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.

6 thoughts on “10 Shades Of Grey”

  1. i GUESS i’M JUST GETTING OLD BUT MY FORMERLY GRAY IS NOW WHITE AND WITHOUT MAKEUP i LOOK TOTALLY WASHED OUT.
    i’VE BEEN USING bRILLIANT SILVER WHITE, WHICH IS A COPY OF THE OLD mAGIC SILVER WHITE BUT NOT AS LASTING. iT WASHES OUT AFTER ONE SHAMPOO.

    cAN YOU RECOMMEND A SEMI pERMANENT GRAY WITH EITHER LAVENDER OR BLUE HINTS THAT LASTS A FEW SHAMPOOS>
    i DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO TOUCH UP ROOTS WHICH IS WHY i’D PREFER SOMETHING THAT FADES GRADUALLY.
    mARIE IN wESTERN aUSTRALIA.

    • Hi Marie! I’m not really sure about a semi-permanent grey, but I would look into the Ion semi-permanent line. You can get it at Sally Beauty Supply (I don’t know if they have them in Australia though). They do have some violet grey shades that are pretty and many people like this brand. Here is my affiliate link -> http://shrsl.com/1nwzi

      Hope it helps 🙂

  2. my roots are quite grey, I would like to stop colouring my hair and let it grow grey, do I need to bleach my hair gray?. my original hair colour is dark brown, but it is red at this moment. also my hair is quite short.

  3. Major uh oh…. My hair was a light blonde turning yellow with 21/2 ” of med brown root. I bleached the roots with part 30 and other part 20 .
    Then it was still yellow/brassy .
    So I then I washed it with the toning shampoo because the lighter part of the bottom of my hair was white/silver and mostly purple and top was yellow still so I left the purple shampoo on the roots and nothing , So then I added a high lift color Hehe Loreal soy4plex
    12 Aa 12AA with a 20 and now my hair is still yellowish blonde on roots and completley white ugly purple threwout the rest . Then I toned it with Wella T18 Entire head and it did take out some of the purple.
    I just want to accomplish a gosh dark Chrome with Platinum blonde or silver and some black Which I have not even attempted … SOO How or where do I even start??? And yes my hair is very light on bottom but roots are 1-2 shades darker (As being blonde) but you can totally see that my hair is purple from the bottom of my roots down and my roots look blonde yuck? I have been deep conditioning it daily leaving that on for a hour so . Hair has not fallen out at all thank goodness

    • It just sounds like your hair is really porous on the ends (which is common with bleached hair). Every time you add toner to it, the porous ends are grabbing the base color (which is usually purple to tone out golden tones). If your roots are a lot more yellow than the rest of your hair, then they will react differently to the toner than the porous ends. To fix this, you’d have to bleach your roots to match the rest of your hair before toning it. I’m not sure why you would want to use part 30v and part 20v on your roots… you could use one or the other, depending on how dark your natural hair is. It sounds like your hair is probably pretty damaged so I would not keep messing with it. I have literally seen people’s hair melt off from processing it too much, even though they thought their hair was healthy enough to take it. I don’t want that to happen to you, so I would just leave it alone for a little while. The more you tone it, the more purple your ends are going to get, and it doesn’t sound like it will do much to change your roots.

      When your hair is more healthy, I would just bleach your roots again to make sure they match the rest of your hair and then tone the whole thing. You’ll have to be careful with the toner on the rest of your hair since it is so porous and overprocessed. You might only put the toner on the roots at first and let that process for a while. Then maybe before you wash it off, run it through the ends for a few minutes. Just remember that hairstylists make a lot of money from color correction because a lot of people end up needing a professional to match everything up. If you want better results, it would always be good to have someone else do it. Anyways, I hope it helps and gets better. In the meantime, maybe use clarifying shampoo on the ends of your hair to try to pull some of the purple out, and keep deep conditioning it.

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