Looking to update your look this spring with a stylish and sophisticated haircut that accentuates your best features and embraces the natural beauty of your gray hair? Look no further than these seven celebrity-inspired, chic and elegant gray hairstyles for mature women.

From layered cuts to voluminous styles, these options suggested by pro stylists are perfect for addressing common hair concerns like thinning and loss, while also helping fine hair look fuller and more voluminous. Read on for tips, suggestions and insight from Dr. Roshan Vara, hair transplant surgeon and co-founder at The Treatment Rooms, Ghanima Abdullah, hair expert and cosmetologist at The Right Hairstyles and Lauren Udoh, professional hair stylist and Hair Creative Director of WigReports.

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1. Side-Parted, Asymmetrical Pixie

Halle Berry’s edgy, side-parted pixie cut is timeless, and shows that you can also add another color to gray for a two-tone look anytime! This, as Vara points out, is a “great statement hairstyle and always makes gray hair stand out.” Abdullah adds that a deep side part like this can “give more volume” to thinner hair than a middle part, and this can also hide any signs of thinning “in the crown area.”


2. Gray Wavy Bob With Sideswept Bangs

Glenn Close’s gray shoulder-length bob and side bangs pairing is elegant and ageless. “A longer bob is always very flattering,” Vara says, and it is a “great way to grow out your gray hair.” Abdullah adds that long, sideswept bangs like these “add length and volume so you don’t have to spend hours styling.”

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3. Silver, Side-Parted Pompadour

Pink is known to rock epic short hairstyles, and her silver hair color is truly unforgettable. With this pompadour look, she adds instant volume and a side part for even more pizzazz. Adding volume to a gray pixie like this, Vara says, can really help “make the color pop.” Abdullah agrees, and adds that a deep side part can give more movement to thinning hair than a middle part, and this can also hide any signs of thinning near the crown.

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4. Layered Gray Bob With Wispy Fringe

Helen Mirren always shines with her short, gray styles, and this one is hard to beat! With wispy, eyebrow-grazing fringe and soft waves, her bob has subtle and exquisite movement. These type of romantic and delicate bangs, Abdullah concludes, “make your hair appear thicker, and are a great way to add volume to fine hair.”

5. Ashy, Gray Pixie With Side Bangs

Jane Fonda is a true trendsetter and style icon, so we had to include one of her quintessential modern hairstyles on this list! The actress recently flaunted a flattering ashy, gray pixie with side bangs that highlights her bone structure and best features. According to Abdullah, adding side bangs to a gray pixie can “really bring on the glamor, especially if you’ve had recent coloring added.” The look, she adds, is “very youthful and fresh.”

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6. Black-And-Silver Ombré Bob

What makes Jourdan Dunn‘s black-and-silver ombré coloring look even cooler is its blunt cut, Vara says. “A short blunt cut is fun and whimsical and helps to really highlight gray hair,” he notes. Abdullah says that the side part here also makes it stand out. “It creates more volume on the top of the head by literally pushing more hair to one side of your head,” she says, and this hairstyle is also great for hiding thinning on top if you have any.

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7. Curly Dark Gray Lob

Andie MacDowell’s dark gray look is longer than most bobs (making it fall more into the ‘lob’ territory). Its collarbone-level length and rich dark hue is undeniably chic. This not-too-long and also not-too-short cut provides “volume at the crown” for anyone with curly hair, Udoh says, and you can add “textured layers that frame the face nicely while still maintaining an easy-to-manage style.”


The Bottom Line

Thankfully, there is an abundance of chic hairstyles that women with natural gray hair can experiment with beyond the seven listed here. When you decide to visit the salon this winter for a hair makeover, Abdullah suggests bringing along some pictures of styles that catch your eye to see what works well with your hair and facial features. Educating yourself on various options will help you make a well-informed decision!