Hair trend: Going grey gracefully

These glamorous ladies have gone back to their roots and embraced going grey gracefully, or have dyed it as a new style. Don’t they look gorgeous?

These glamorous ladies have gone back to their roots and embraced going grey gracefully, or have dyed it as a new style. Don’t they look gorgeous?

It’s a natural part of the ageing process, but going grey remains a beauty taboo for women.

The beauty market is filled with grey-disguising products and so many of us are investing a great deal of time and money in keeping those silver strands at bay. But is it really necessary?

Noris Ogario, founder and Creative Director of the Ogario hair salon in London, believes grey hair should be much more accepted among women.

‘When hair starts to grey it’s one of the biggest challenges for women both physically and emotionally. Women can experience a lack of confidence, but also struggle with the colour and texture changes too.

‘This doesn’t mean however that you can’t still have amazing hair and be proud of your silver tresses.’

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Here are Noris’ top tips on how to go grey the right way:

1. Invest in a great cut

Going grey is a bold statement and you need a style to match. Sharp lines and a great shape will really give your hair impact, rather than just looking unloved.

2. Tackle the texture

Choose products with natural emollients to help tame wiry locks. Synthetic silicones do work in the short term but can be drying over time. At Ogario, we recommend our Hydrate and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner as it’s packed with nourishing ingredients such as pro-vitamin b5, honey and marshmallow to soften and control the hair.

3. Bring back the shine to your hair

Grey hair is dry and if you don’t feed it and keep it moisturised it will look dull. Drink plenty of water and make sure you eat a balanced diet with plenty of leafy greens.

4. Invest in good quality hair care

Make sure you’re using some super-hydrating ingredients such as silk. At Ogario, we select silk protein for our products due to its ability to restore moisture, balance and form a protective barrier around the hair. Silk’s strength also helps improve its elasticity and resilience – just what grey hair needs.

5. Embrace your grey hair

Have fun and wear it with confidence. If you love it, so will everyone else…

The natural grey

Award-winning actress Julie Walters, 69, has ditched the hair dye in favour of embracing her natural grey hair. We think her cropped hairdo looks fabulous, and those multi-grey tones are really working for her.

The white grey

Denise Welch, 61, shows off a vibrant way to work the grey hair trend. This option is perfect for those making the transition from blonde to full grey.

The blonde grey

Embracing your grey hair isn't always ageing. Glenn Close, 72, combines her light grey locks with a tousled style, and it takes years off her!

The multi-tone grey

Proving that going au-natural with your hair colour is far from boring. Diane Keaton, 74, looks stunning with a mixture of light and dark grey tones.

The purple grey

Kelley Osbourne, 35, looks far from old beyond her years with this attention grabbing purple-grey bob. The grey tones five her 'do extra shine.

The champagne grey

Helen Mirren, 74, enhances her naturally white roots with a champagne colour through the length and roots. A few subtle highlights can make grey hair look much more youthful.

The icy grey

During filming for Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep, 70, rocked an Editor-worthy cut and colour, proving how shiny silver can be.

The brunette grey

Julie Andrews, 84, looks so glamorous with a mix of grey and brunette tones. This is the perfect style if you're cautious about going grey all over.

The white grey

Judi Dench, 85, looks fresh and on-trend with her mussed-up, white crop. The pale shade draws attention to Judi's blue eyes.

The silver grey

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, 61, works her salt and pepper grey to perfection. The multi-tonal colour looks fabulous with her layered cut.

Th grey streak

When Nicole Kidman, 52, stepped out with a grey streak in her hair, all eyes were on her. Silver streaks are a gorgeous way to highlight blonde locks.

The grey highlights

Model Kate Moss, 46, embraced her roots back in 2010. the silver tones in her hair actually make her look younger.

The fake grey

Little Mix singer, Perrie Edwards, 26, shows that you can look grey grey - whatever your age! This soft, powdery hue looks striking with blue eyes and pale skin.

Grace Walsh
Features Writer

Grace Walsh is a health and wellbeing writer, working across the subjects of family, relationships, and LGBT topics, as well as sleep and mental health. A digital journalist with over six years  experience as a writer and editor for UK publications, Grace is currently Health Editor for and has also worked with Cosmopolitan, Red, The i Paper, GoodtoKnow, and more. After graduating from the University of Warwick, she started her career writing about the complexities of sex and relationships, before combining personal hobbies with professional and writing about fitness.