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50 Trendy Ideas of Gray Highlights for the New You

Serena Piper

39. Rooty Dirty Blonde Hair with Platinum Highlights. Here, the whole look is kept on a much brighter side veering to platinum blonde yet toned down a bit with the glimpses of gray on the top and throughout the mid-length.

Gray highlights work to elevate women’s hair in their golden years. However, you don’t have to wait until you reach a certain age – now you could try this amazing color, as it’s a hot trend for all ages.

It is also suitable for all hair lengths and textures. If you seem to be lacking inspiration, check out the following styling ideas and find the best gray hair highlights variation that’ll work for you.

1. Bronde Hair with Gray Highlights. Who says you can’t have three colors in your hair at the same time? Don’t hesitate to mix your blonde, brown, and gray in a vibrant balayage!

2. Uneven Gray Streaks in Hair. Let the world know about your creativity with hand-painted gray streaks around your face. They are unconventional, fashion-forward, and alluring!

3. Marvelous Gray Balayage. Don’t worry about your original hair color growing out! With a balayage, your crown’s natural hue will transition to the dyed tone harmoniously.

4. Thin Ashy Highlights. The barely-there babylights reflect the light just right to give more dimension to your beautiful brunette hair. Just look at that smooth gradient of colors!

5. Silver Gray Highlights. Pair the stunning silver-gray highlights with a shattered cut to give your locks a bouncy, flowy feel. A perfect idea for all hair lengths, even the shorter ones.

6. Silver Gray Highlights on Medium Hair. Mix and match silver white and ash gray strands to upgrade dark tones such as chocolate or dark brown.

7. Ash Gray Highlights. Mix different tones of gray to brighten your original hair color. Combine and blend the hues until you achieve the perfect ash gray highlights that complement you best!

8. Dark Hair with Gray Highlights. Brighten up your world with streaks of gray highlights in your dark hair. This statement hair color brings the radiance that starts from your hair and spreads all over your face.

9. Brown Hair with Gray Highlights. Get a gentler feel by blending your naturally brown hair with gray highlights in a beautiful cascade falling past your shoulders. Leave straight or curl midshaft to ends.

10. A Silky Mix of Gray, Silver, and Beige. This dreamy look is created by interspersing gray highlights with delicate splashes of beige and interweaving brighter ribbons of silver into face-framing pieces.

11. Gray Babylights on Raven Black Hair. Take full advantage of babylights and their ability to twist your overall look with just one session at a beauty salon.

12. Brunette with Gray Highlights. Upgrade your dark brown hair with gray highlights to achieve a softer, graceful overall vibe. Some long curtain bangs will make a perfect face-framing.

13. Black Hair with Gray Highlights. Want to be subtle about taking your hair game to the next level? Then this type of tender highlights is perfect for you!

14. Strips of Silver on Brown Hair. Despite the heavily sliced ends, this textured lob retains much of the body thanks to the dark base glossed by an ashy tone and made more dimensional with silver highlights.

15. Soft Gray Hair Highlights. This ethereal color scheme stays away from a high-contrast mix of shades and plays with soft silver and beige hues to delicately enhance the depth and movement in the loose waves.

16. Gray Highlights on Dark Brown Hair. Tap into your feminine side with these mellow gray highlights on dark brown hair. You can also add some curls for extra refinement.

17. Gray Highlights with Dark Brown Hair. The gray-colored highlights on dark brown hair cast a mesmeric shade that sits somewhere between dirty-blonde and dusky brown. This adds a good amount of dimension to brunette hair.

18. Gray Highlights on Brunette Hair. You can create a fantastic dimension in dull hair. All you need is a fitting hair color and the right highlighting technique. Gray highlights don’t disappoint in this regard.

19. Rusty Gray Highlights. For more even and natural blending, choose to brighten your black hair with some gray and dark copper-brown highlights.

20. Dark Ash Gray Hair with Glow. Here we have dark brown hair totally transformed into a dimensional smokey look where a violet tinge gives way to silver shimmer invoked by seamlessly blended highlights.

21. Cool Brown to Gray Color Melt. This color job keeps the base color deep and close to the natural shade and then lets it nicely melt into ash gray highlights getting up steam toward the ends.

22. Light Brown Hair with Gray Highlights. These amazing gray highlights took a hair color that would have sat limply on her skin tone and transformed it into an exquisite balayage that beautifully set off her complexion.

23. Brunette with Gray Babylights. Boost your elegance and sophisticated style with a sprinkle of gray babylights combined with some soft and loose curls.

24. Gray Balayage with Bronze and Silver. This lovely lob is visually volumized by the well-blended combination of highlights and lowlights, and it feels extremely glossy thanks to the metallic gray finish.

25. Gray Highlights on Dirty Blonde Hair. A generous spread of gray on a dark shade of blonde lifts the dullness out and introduces a magnificent glow into your hair.

26. Beautiful Transition to Gray Hair. Gracefully transition to gray hair by completely covering your lengths to blend with your crown showing off some splendid salt-and-pepper highlights.

27. Wheat Blonde Hair with Gray Highlights. Look angelic by upgrading your warm blonde hair with gray highlights for a blurred and muted yet phenomenal hair color.

28. Silvery Highlights on Shoulder-length Hair. As radiant as sun-kissed hair goes, this amazing mix of silver and gray highlights on the medium-length black hair is one of the best. The shimmering highlighted ends are a showstopper.

29. Charcoal Gray Balayage Hair. This moody set of gray highlights is carefully implanted into a deep brown base to deliver depth and visual interest without lifting the natural color very much.

30. Silver Babylights for Metallic Brown. Go ahead and hop on the gray highlights train! Blend metallic brown highlights and bright silver-gray babylights for elevated grace and elegance.

31. Lavender Gray Hair with Barely-There Highlights. The gray of these mesmerizing long waves is shot with a muted shade of purple and further spiced up with some splashes of ash blonde for better movement and dimension.

32. Gray Balayage Hair. Refresh your hair by blending natural shades into a gray balayage and enjoy the compliments that are sure to come your way!

33. Icy Gray Hair Highlights. These dark brown strands with hints of natural grayness at the roots beautifully transition to the shiny silver at the tips through a masterfully customized blend of shades.

34. Ash Babylights on Black Hair. Get away from a dull black color and play with lights by simply getting ash and bronze babylights.

35. Gray Milk Tea Balayage. Here is an ashier take on the trending milk tea hair color, which melts subdued blonde, brown, and gray tones into a yummy cold brew hue.

36. Metallic Highlights on Black Hair. Silver and gold highlights are perfect for brunettes with strands that started turning gray early.

37. Dimensional Balayage with Taupe Highlights. Beige shades chime well with both brown and gray, which results in this stunning color scheme where depth at the roots is coupled with dimension toward the ends.

38. Subtle Smoky Gray Highlights. Get classy and sophisticated with smoky gray highlights running down your hair. Blend them into your natural brown hair color.

39. Rooty Dirty Blonde Hair with Platinum Highlights. Here, the whole look is kept on a much brighter side veering to platinum blonde yet toned down a bit with the glimpses of gray on the top and throughout the mid-length.

40. Gray Highlights on Brown Hair. Run currents of gray strands through your hair for a picturesque look. Bring out your curling iron and add in curls for a truly electrifying hairstyle.

41. Curly Warm Gray Balayage Hair. Looking to keep your hair highly low-maintenance? A gray balayage on a dark base readily offers you that. The graduated move from dark to gray hair is beautiful.

42. Dark Gray Highlights. Go for a refined and sophisticated shoulder-length hairstyle with dark gray highlights to look equally stunning every day and at parties and formal occasions.

43. Gray Highlights Revive. The difference between the two pictures below is as clear as night and day. What the weakened mane needed was a good haircut and reinvigorating touch of gray highlights to bounce back to life.

44. Low-Contrast Black to Gray Fade. If you want to safely start your journey with gray highlights on black hair, a low-contrast color scheme like this smoky fade won’t require much commitment and will grow out gracefully.

45. Salt-and-Pepper Highlights. Pick muted salt-and-pepper highlights for a more natural look. They will look especially amazing on medium-length hair.

46. Barely-There Ash Highlights. The fine ash strands with a hint of dirty blonde complement this brunette hair perfectly. Add waves or curls for extra glow.

47. Midshaft-to-Ends Gray Underlights. Warm brown hair and gray highlights are a match made in heaven. The blend is so smooth and none overpowers the other. You can even throw in a lovely gray money piece, and have it subtle and sophisticated.

48. Gray Foil Highlights for Mid-Length Hair. Brighten your hair with gray strands and invite more shine into your look. Layers and subtle waves will make this style even more captivating.

49. Cute Gray Foil Highlights. For an ultra-natural feel, opt for a shade of gray that is very close to your hair color. A technique like foil highlighting delivers a resplendent finish.

50. Platinum Highlights. Build more dimension and volume in your hair with these high-shine platinum and gold highlights!

Do you think gray highlights will look great on you? You can pick several gray coloring options and combine them if you want. Besides, you can also make a bucket list of styles to try one after another. We also recommend asking your stylist for advice tailored to your appearance. Find what feels best and enjoy your gray highlights!