These Short Hairstyles Make Going Gray So Easy and Ageless
We’re never ones to ask a lady her natural hair color. Frankly, it’s not our business to inquire upon the origin of that perfectly golden blonde or caramel-kissed brown. We’ll leave that bungling to the men folk. (And they’ll walk right into it.) However we are ones to advocate for the embrace of natural gray hair, if only to give it a whirl. The thing is, any woman who decides to let her gray roots take over usually doesn’t ever go back. Why? Because those frequent color appointments sure take up a lot of time that could be spent watching Hallmark movies, baking chocolate chip cookies, or doing a whole other myriad of fun things.
First things first, you can begin to blend your natural gray into that golden blonde or caramel brown easily with strategic highlights, before moving onto a trendy new short haircut that’ll help make up the difference. Before you know it, you’re a silver goddess with wisdom to spare—and cash, you know, from all those now-cancelled color appointments.
Find all the inspiration you need with these gorgeous short gray hairstyles to serve as the ultimate inspiration. Now go and get your gray on.
We spot some major sass on aisle three. Add instant volume with a stacked bob that features shorter length in the back and longer, angled length in the front.
Can't beat a largely layer-free lob cut. It's easy to style and low maintenance all around.
Take your signature bob up a few inches to a crop cut, but don't forget to accent with super flattering side fringe.
Blunt Collarbone Cut
We can't help but swoon over a hairstyle that sweeps just so over the collarbones. Ultra-flattering, always.
A little undercut never hurt anybody. Paired with a blushed-over gray, and you're set with a hairstyle that feels anything but old.
Layered Shoulder Cut
Sometimes the answer lies in the details, especially for those who don't want to go crazy at the salon. Simple layers will do the trick.
Classic Mid-Length Curls
These give us major roller curl vibes, and we are here for it. (So is Mama.) Gradually go from blonde to naturally gray with a multi-dimensional blend.
Layered Wavy Lob
Shine is the name of the game with this classic cut. Make sure to invest in a hydrating hair mask and nourishing oil.
Subtle A-Line Lob
Transform a basic silver bob into something way more interesting with an oh-so subtle angle, thanks to having a shorter overall length in the back.
Shaggy Shoulder-Length Cut
Curls already know how to command a room, but silver curls? These are the real head-turners. Ask for shaggy layers and bangs to complete the look, seen here by stylist Dilenia Perez.
Single-Length Chin Bob
Start by blending incoming gray with your brunette base for a seamless entry into the world of all things au naturale. Add a bob, and you're ready for anything.
Layered Mid-Length Cut
Keep things easy on the eyes (and styling time) with a layered shoulder blade-skimming style.
Undercut Crop Cut
This crop cut has more 'tude than everyone's little sister in the middle of her "difficult" phase. An undercut accent draws the eye every time.
Face-Framing Shoulder Cut
Let your natural beauty shine through with a snowy gray lob with layers that frame your high points.
All the classicists with no extra time on their hands can sit pretty with an ultra-short pixie cut. Consider your styling time cut down to zero.
Angled Blunt Cut
Blunt hairstyles are already high on our list of hairspiration, but this looker by stylist Linda Lehto adds an extra angled touch that has us screenshotting for later.
A-Line Shoulder Cut
We're here for this gradient hair color, and it's only fitting to be paired with a razor-sharp shoulder cut.
Make that bone structure really sing with a micro-bob that hits right at your cheekbones.
Razor-Sharp Long Bob
Letting your gray take over is an ageless matter, whether you're an early snow bird or simply want faux silver strands. Either way, this sleek long bob is a show-stopper.
Classic Shoulder Cut
Don't overthink things. Embracing your gray doesn't have to be an all-over affair. Keep your classic medium-length cut on deck.
Big Southern Curls
Because these transcend both time and age bracket. Nothing makes gray hair pop like sitting a spell in the hot rollers.