Let’s face it: it’s the best time to have naturally silver or gray hair and to sport that silver fox look. Hollywood actors and Instagram models have taken over our social feeds and many of them either played around with hairstyles for gray hair or dyed or highlighted their cuts with silver shades.
So don’t be afraid to jump on that train and take advantage of your naturally graying hair or experiment with a silver hair dye. Here are some examples of the coolest and hottest hairstyles for gray hair and silver lights and a styling guide to get that silver fox look. Enjoy!
01. Wavy Grey Hair with Beard
The first example of how you can rock gray to white hair comes from the Instagram model Aiden Brady that left his short to medium-length hair run wavy and wild and completed his look with a full beard and connected mustache.
02. Silver Fox Hair with Quiff
Men hairstyles for gray hair don’t have to be complicated. Instead, keep things simple and style your short hair in a quiff. Keep your beard neat and trimmed, and you are all done!
03. Swept Back Hairstyles for Gray Hair
Show off your gray locks and the salt and pepper shades it creates by sweeping back your hair and keeping your sides neat. You can sport this look with and without a beard.
04. Short Silver Fox Hairstyle
Some think that the “silver fox” look only works for longer hair. However, the man below goes to show how you can rock this look even with a short and simple haircut.
05. Messy Bangs Hairstyles for Gray Hair
Keep it classy, keep it messy! Although in his senior years, this man decided to dress dapper and yet leave his bangs run wild and free while the rest of his haircut and the facial hair and neat and well kept in place.
06. Long Hair in White, Silver & Gray
This is what many would consider a very daring look. Not only does this man wear his hair long, it’s what some would call very long, and is also left wavy and free and fabulous!
07. Messy Textured Hair with Full Beard
Coming back to short hairstyles, you can always opt for a short textured haircut that will hide that receding hairline and give new volume and life to your hair.
08. Fringe Hairstyles for Gray Hair
We’ve shown you messy bangs, now we present you with a short haircut that plays around with a fringe. This is lifted off the forehead to add height while a some strands are left free for an added bit of je ne sais quoi.
09. Side Swept Short Hair
Just because you’re rocking very short hairstyles for gray hair doesn’t mean you can’t style them to fall differently. Just look at the example below to see how you can sweep your hair to the side and create faux volume.
10. Hard Part Silver Hair
A top trending haircut of these past few years, take advantage of a hard part to bring to attention your silver hair. You can wear it with a clean-shaven face or with a bit of stubble for a more rebellious look.
11. Brushed Back Silver Hair with Stubble
Another cool example of how you can arrange your silver hair: just brush it back! Easy to achieve and perfect to showcase the various natural shades of silver, gray, and white in your hair.
12. Regular Cut and Clean-Shaven Face
It can’t get much easier and yet still stylish than this! Go for a regular cut and make sure to keep your face clean-shaven and you will be instantly ready!
13. Spiky Hairstyles for Gray Hair
Tired of keeping things neat? Then go for a modern version of this 90s trend: spiky hair. With some help from quality hair wax, you can make your locks as spiky or relaxed as you (or the occasion) want them to be.
14. George Clooney Silver Fox Hairstyle
Many have compared George Clooney with wine: he also gets better with age! So take a page from his book and feel free to copy his look for the original silver fox appeal.
15. Short Sides Long Top Hairstyles for Gray Hair
Short sides, long top hairstyles as are versatile as they get and you can really let your creativity run free with them. You can take the man below as example and then change your look to fit your personality and hair.
16. Short Crop Gray Hair with Thick Beard
There’s quite a lot going out below, so we’ll start with the hair. This man is sporting a short crop haircut complete with temp fade that transitions to meet a full beard that perfectly showcases the black to white transition of his hair.
17. Undercut with White Hair
Keeps things cool even (or especially) with white hair by pairing your haircut with an undercut! You’ll never go out of fashion with one.
18. Mel Gibson Silver Fox Hairstyle
Another original silver fox and source of inspiration for any man with gray hair and a widow’s peak. The renowned Mel Gibson wears them both in style and with so much class.
19. Shaved Head with Silver Beard
Not all men are happy that their hair is losing its color and turning gray/white. One way of dealing with it? Just shave it all off! The only thing that indicates this transition is the silver facial hair.
20. Long Textured White Hair and Styled Beard
Some might call this a very hipster-like look, but does it really matter when you look this cool? The graying hair is cut short with a longer top but all the attention is drawn to that white full and long beard and the gray mustache.
21. Ivy League Haircut
Despite its name, you can easily wear an Ivy League haircut even when your days as a student are far behind you. And no, you don’t have to be a professor either. Ivy League haircuts are a timeless choice and you can see the many ways to wear one in an article specially dedicated to them!
22. Swept Back with Undercut and Long Thick Beard
Finding it hard to decide on just one of the many hairstyles for gray hair? Then combine them! The photo below is an example of what a swept back short haircut with undercut combined with a long and thick beard would look like.
23. Slick Back White Hair
Another way to showcase that long and thick beard you might be sporting is by slicking back all your gray hair and drawing all the attention towards your facial hair.
24. Medium Length White Hair
We’ve mostly shown only short haircuts until now, with a few notable exceptions. This time around, we’re showing you how you can wear your silver gray hair in a medium-length hairstyle.
25. Pierce Brosnan Silver Fox Hairstyle
Pierce Brosnan just couldn’t miss from a list of silver foxes. The renowned actor and former 007, Brosnan has been wearing almost the same haircut since he was still a brunette. Now, when he’s well into his 60s, he added a full beard to it.
26. Textured Silver Gray Hair
Textured haircuts will help add volume to your locks no matter your type of hair or its length, so don’t hesitate to go for one!
27. Short Gray Hair and Temple Fade
In the image below, you can see a more defined (and easier to admire) temple fade. As many others on this list, it was coupled with a full beard and a shorter top whose fringe is lifted for added height.
28. The Original Silver Fox Hairstyle
Is there anything more to say that the name hasn’t already pointed out? Wear the original silver fox look and be proud of your gray to white hair!
29. Short Hairstyles for Thin Hair
Do you have thin hair and are worried that it’s turning silver will make this stand out even more? Then check out these practical hairstyles that will fool anyone into thinking you have fuller hair.
30. Quiff and Undercut Hairstyles for Gray Hair
Another great example of how you can combine two hairstyles to get a look that is truly you! Keep your hair short but style it in a quiff that will accentuate your undercut.
31. Hipster Hairstyles for Gray Hair
Yes, you can go for a hipster hairstyle even if you are advancing in years and if the example a few images above did not convince you, we hope the one below will. The matching tattoos are optional, of course.
32. Hard Part and Quiff
You can also take a hard part and style the top into a quiff, but for this, you will need a bit more hair, so be sure to keep your short hair a bit on the longer side.
33. Undercut and Temple Fade with Beard Fade
Don’t be afraid to go the fade way: there are so many types of fades that you’ll surely find one that fits your tastes. You can also extend the fade to your facial hair as well. See below how a temple fade flows to meet a beard fade in a very well done hairstyle.
34. Brushed Up Hair with Undercut
The undercut is such a versatile haircut, that you can make it edgier or classier without any problems. Just take this photo as an example of its classier options and make the most of a longer top by brushing it up.
35. Short Messy Textured Hair
Keep things messy and short and textured with this great example of how hairstyles for gray hair can look youthful and fresh! The barely-there stubble that is also pretty which white is also a cool touch.
36. Gray to Silver Military Haircut
Gone are the days when only military men wore such haircuts. Nowadays, there are many cool ways to sport a military hairstyle (but keep in mind that the beard doesn’t quite fit the regulations).
37. Messy Long Top and Short Sides
For long top and short sides haircuts, you can easily play around with different lengths. In this case, the top was left almost medium-length long and styled in a messy and carefree manner.
38. Comb Over Undercut Hairstyles for Gray Hair
Yet another increasingly more popular hairstyle, the comb over can be a great alternative if you are looking for new ways to style your salt and pepper hair. As with most other haircuts on the list, the facial hair is optional.
39. Classic Haircut for Men
The hairstyles above are a bit too much maintenance or styling for your tastes? Then just go with this classic haircut for men or get inspired and pick another low maintenance hairstyle from this list.
40. Short Silver Fox Hairstyle with White Beard
No two men with go gray the same way and while some get white locks and retain a black beard, others have darker head hair and white facial one. No matter the case, be sure to wear yours with pride!
41. Messy Layered Hairstyles for Gray Hair
Similar to textured haircuts, use layered hairstyles to add volume to your long top and style your hair in a cool, yet relaxed manner.
42. Undercut with Short Quiff
You’ve already seen undercut and quiff examples, but what makes this particular one stand out is the very interesting way in which it accentuates the difference between the gray and the brunette areas of the top.
How To Get That Silver Fox Look
When it comes to having grey hair and maintaining a silver fox look, the answer is simple: just use shampoo and conditioner.
- Usually, gray hair needs a densifying shampoo to prevent hair loss or a moisturizing shampoo for itchy scalps. Use a daily conditioner to soften your hair so you can more easily style it.
a mattefinish, use this impressive clay with the scent of sweet tobacco.
- To get that shiny look, we recommend using Redken Brews Molding Paste – this will give you maximum control and a great finish.
There are many modern haircuts that go well with gray, silver, or white hair.
If you want to keep it short, you can try an undercut or a temp fade. For medium length grey hair, the best option is a wavy hairstyle and if you are bold enough, you can go for a longer hairstyle too!
From silver foxes to gray wolves, these hairstyles suit all the types of provocative, sophisticated men out there and this list has hopefully helped you pick one!
If you’ve already decided which are the hairstyles for gray hair you’re just itching to try, then leave a comment and share them with us!
This article was updated in September 2019.