10 Mens Grey Hairstyles That Work with Your Lifestyle

Deciding on a haircut should be easy; you factor in your work and play look. When you have grey hair, finding mens grey hairstyles that work with your hair texture should be easy to do… in theory. That’s why we here at All Things Hair have taken the guesswork and the research off your shoulders.

We found a slew of very modern, low-maintenance grey hairstyles for men that are also easy to integrate into your personal style. Read on:

10 Mens Grey Hairstyles to Try

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Cropped is an easy style to maintain.

1. Cropped Princeton

Wear your hair in the cropped Princeton or Ivy League hairstyle; hair is cut tight on the sides and back. With the cropped Princeton, the top is also cut close. This is one of those hairstyles for men with gray hair that works with all hair types: from thin to really curly. If you’re a “wash and go” type of guy, this cut fits right in with your grooming habits.

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Brush it back.

2.  Brushed Back

Have thick hair? Here’s an excellent way to show off your full head of thick, touchable hair. Use a dime sized amount of AXE Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade and then comb it through your hair, slicking the top and sides back to get this look.

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Neat and tight.

3. Braid it

Men’s grey hairstyles don’t have to or need to be stuffy and conservative. If you’ve been growing out your hair, a cool way to wear it is in a neat braid.

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Pair your fade with spikes.

4. Spike It

Ask your barber to give you a low fade haircut that’s full on top. A low fade cut is where the hair is cut long and angles away from the hairline. Use Dove Men+Care Control Gel to spike up the front of your hair.

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A quick flip of a part creates a different style.

5. Side Part

Sometimes the simplest way to change up your look is to switch your part. Mens grey hairstyles that show off those cool, silvery strands can be done easily by parting your hair on a different side. Start off by washing hair with  Dove Men+Care Thick & Strong Fortifying 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner. Towel dry your hair, and when it’s slightly damp add a small amount of Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Gel comb through, part your hair to a different side and you’re done. The gel will stop that part from flipping back and make hair look shiny and healthy.

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High and tight.

6. Pompadour

The Pomp is a classic mens hairstyle that is on-trend again. And why not, as it’s flattering for all hair types, and it’s a style that’s work-friendly too? To add volume to the pomp, use TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse as it adds both body and volume. Pair the pomp that’s arty and cool with a neatly trimmed beard and you’re good to go.

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Mens Grey Hairstyles: Perfectly messy for work and play.

7. Wavy Tapered Haircut

Wavy hair really benefits from a tapered haircut. The cut is longer on top, and the perimeter is neat and short. Wavy hair can be parted on either side, or brushed back. Instead of fighting with your natural wave, the tapered cut, embraces it. Mens grey hairstyles with wavy and thick hair really shine with this style. If you want to have that messy yet controlled style, use a small amount of  AXE Urban Messy Look: Flexible Paste and work it into your hair. Waves stay in place from the office to the gym and back.

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You don’t need long hair to create a neat man bun. Photo Credit: Indigitalimages.com

8. Man Bun

The man bun has become a mens style staple. And you don’t really need long hair to make one. The man bun should be in your grey mens hairstyles rep, as it’s a look that is equally as dapper in the boardroom as it is on the weekends. And it can be styled quickly too: It can be worn with a full, or neatly cropped beard, or let the man bun go solo. To style it, after hair’s been washed, apply AXE Natural Look: Understated Cream to damp hair. The cream works as a leave-in conditioner, anti-frizz agent and styling aid. Create that man bun and head to the office!

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Mens Grey Hairstyles: The fade undercut is a top trending men’s hairstyle.

9. Fade and Undercut

The fade undercut is a mens hairstyle that combines the fade (hair on the sides and back are angled cut neatly toward the scalp with fullness on top) and the undercut (tight sides). It’s been seen on male influencers of every age. As hairstyles for men with grey hair goes, it’s a hit out of the park.

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Who rules your curls? You do.

10. Curly Tapered Haircut

Men with curls understand that it can be frustrating to style them. When hair starts to go gray, curls can become thicker and more stubborn to style. Look for relief in the curly tapered haircut. The cut is tight on the sides and the top can be as long or as neat as you prefer. For grey mens hairstyles that shine, try using Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo once a week to maintain silver tones in your hair. Naturally grey and silver hair can sometimes become dull or have a yellow-ish tinge, The toning shampoo brightens your natural hair color.

Looking for more men’s hairstyle ideas? Read Thinking About Getting a Trendy Men’s Haircut? 5 Things You Should Consider

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