Grey Ombré Hair: 15 Alternative Ways to Wear Grey Hair Color

10 shades of grey ombré to inspire your next look.

Grey ombré hair is the edgy and unique combination of two of the hottest trends in hair today: a youthful take on grey hair and the ever-present ombré hair coloring method. There is a range of ways to wear this style that spans everything from more subtle iterations to bold, beautiful versions. Some grey ombré hairstyles fall into the blonde silver ombré hair category, while others are all the way in the grey ombre zone of the color wheel.

15 Ways to Wear Grey Ombré Hair

Whatever grey ombré hair look you’re aiming for, you’ll be sure to find something that works for you in this collection:

1. Rooted

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Leave a little bit of dark color at your roots.

One of the best parts about ombré hairstyles is that you still maintain some of your natural color at your root. You can take your look even a full step further by just leaving the roots dark and diving into the silver hair life with the rest of your strands.

2. Silvery Blonde

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This beautiful shade of blonde falls into the ‘almost gray’ category. Photo credit:

Try a shade of blonde so light that it almost looks like silver. Add even more shimmer and shine by spraying your damp hair with a spray of Nexxus Humectress Luxe Lightweight Conditioning Mist. This product will condition your strands and give them an ultra healthy-looking glow.

3. Pure Grey

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Try all-over silver color.

Have your ombré transition start at your roots and opt for a beautiful shade of silver on the lower section of the style. This kind of color transition adds a flattering kind of dimension to your strands. Oftentimes light colored hairstyles can take on a flat one-dimensional look. Opting for a subtle ombré effect can help combat that!

4. Blonde Grey Bob

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Go for a blonde grey color. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

A pure pale blonde-grey color cut into a chic bob will never do you wrong. This cut and color are bold and rich. This is a perfect way to incorporate an impactful cut and color into one style for one major statement.

5. Pop of Pink on Silver Ombré Hair

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Consider adding a pop of pink.

Alternatively, finish the style off with a bright pop of pink. Keep your color glossy and banish any brassiness with TRESemmé Gloss Light Blonde Color Depositing Conditioner.

6. Classic Ombré

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Try a classic ombré.

Why mess with a classic? When it works, it works. This classic ombré includes a silvery blonde hue that’s light it’s almost grey. Keep the roots your natural brown color to maintain some dimension.

7. Layered Length Grey Ombré

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Play with different lengths and layers.

Have your stylist cut long, scattered layers into the length of your hair and add a bold set of blunt bangs, too. This will draw attention to your fresh color and give you a finished style that makes a major statement.

8. Rooted Curls

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Start with a fully colored look and transition into ombré.

Another rooted alternative to ombré, this look will transition into a full-fledged ombré look in no time. By keeping your natural color only at your roots, you add longevity to your color and you can book your next visit to the salon up to a year out!

9. Almost Rose Gold

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Try a blonde so light that it’s almost silver.

Lighten your blonde hair until it’s so light it’s in the almost in the cool rose gold zone. Keep your cool-toned color intact and your strands smooth throughout the hair coloring process and long after by washing with Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo and Conditioner.

10. Gray to Dark Ombré Hair

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Try a subtle gray look.

If you’re looking for a more unique way to incorporate gray ombré hair into your look, try a face-framing style. Start by dyeing just your face-framing layers an ombré gray. Ask your colorist to start lighter on the top and transition to your natural shade towards the ends of your hair to create a blended look.

11. Chunky Black and Gray Hair

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Show off gray strands with a chunky style like this. Photo credit:

Want a more chunky style? Opt for this look by asking your colorist to dye thick sections of hair at the front of your face gray to create this look.

12. Subtle Gray and Black Ombré

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Try subtle ombré.

If you want to try out gray hair, but don’t want a very obvious gray look, opt for subtle gray ombré. This is a very chic way to still try out the trend without fully committing to vibrant gray strands.

13. Gray Box Braids

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Incorporate gray into your protective style.

Want to incorporate this trend into your protective style? It’s so easy to do! Add in gray hair extensions when getting your box braids done to create an ombré look. This will allow your dark hair to be more noticeable at the top, then cascade down to full gray strands.

14. Classic Gray Ombré Style

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Opt for a classic ombré look.

A classic gray ombré look never fails. This look works on any hair type. It starts dark at the roots and transitions to a lighter shade at the midshaft through the ends of your hair.

15. Light Gray Ombré Look

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Pink/cool undertones work gray shades the best. Photo credit:

Want to fully embrace the gray and white hair color? This ombré look starts gray near your roots and slowly gets lighter down through your ends.

Are you thinking about trying out this style yourself? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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