Some people might freak out when they see their first gray hair, but honestly, we’re obsessed with the silver fox look, on both younger and older people. It seems that many celebrities agree with that sentiment. Gray comes in so many shades, and looks completely chic and modern when styled in the right way. Here are our fave celebs rocking the gray in both their youth and their seniors years.
1. Jane Fonda
This woman has aged the best out of anyone in Hollywood, and stayed classy while doing so. Her hair was transformed gray by colorist Jack Martin who has completed almost half a thousand gray transformations in Hollywood. Embracing your age has never looked so good.
2. Jamie Lee Curtis
The queen of horror has a gorgeous icy white hue that we’re obsessed with. Her all-white-everything look at the 2019 Golden Globes made us do a serious double take. Decades after her debut, and she still looks so good.
3. Helen Mirren
Before 2015, Helen Mirren is rocking beautifully bright, grayish white hair, pairing a pixie cut with side-swept bangs. Previously, she dyed her hair a blond color, but Mirren is really glowing with this look.
4. Zosia Mamet
In 2014, the Girls star went gray and said that her hair stylist called it “antique gray.” The cut was short and accessible for the every-girl to try, and effortlessly cool.
5. Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton’s gray hair is magical. It’s wispy, free and has perfect bedhead body every time. Ever since the 2014 golden Globes, we’ve seen Diane glow in gray. As she once told People, “My hair is now white. It’s better to have light around your face — I think it looks better on older people.”
Gray is the new black, said Rihanna when she revealed her stunning, long and silver look back in 2013. Since then, it’s been countless hairstyles, but this look is still one of our favorites. When the younger ladies go gray, it’s always in such a creative way.
7. Blythe Danner
Gwyneth Paltrow’s ever-youthful mother was known for her voluminous blond curls, but it’s transitioned to a silver tone that we absolutely adore. Now, she has a gorgeous head of silver-hued hair that pairs perfectly with her free spirit and chunky jewelry.
8. Judi Dench
Known for her adorable cropped pixie cut, she was also once a blond like Helen Mirren. Luckily, like Diane, she thought that gray hair would be more flattering, and she was right!
9. Meryl Streep
We’ve known Meryl as blond in so many movies, but as soon as she hit the big skin with that fierce gray and white look from The Devil Wears Prada, we learned that gray hair is pretty much the most fashion thing ever. Today she’s all about keeping it natural.
10. Lady Gaga
It’s safe to say that Lady Gaga has had endless amounts of hairstyles over the years, but when we went gray, it showed off the understated, natural Hollywood glamour of her looks. Those raw meat dresses couldn’t exactly do the same. And keeping the black roots is so Gaga!
11. Steve Carell
In 2017, Steve Carrell went from brunette to DILF. He rocks gray really well, we have to admit it. Yes, he’s the only man we included on here, because he’s the only one to really do the look justice.
12. Kelly Osbourne
Young Kelly Osbourne was someone else who rocked blond before realizing that icy hues were more for her. After trying all kinds of hair colors, Osbourne had her silver moment. On The Talk 8 years ago, she said, “I’ve always wanted to be young and have gray hair.” We were obsessed with the lilac tinge while she was experimenting with shades gray.
13. Sharon Osbourne
Kelly’s mom is another person who is guilty of dying their hair a brash red color to cover up their grays. But when she finally debuted her shorter, platinum gray look on The Talk. Her hairstylist (the same one as Fonda’s) said: “she had very bad experiences before, trying to get out the red color.”
14. Whoopi Goldberg
On natural hair, gray hair can look absolutely magnificent. Goldberg shows us this with her iconic black dreads, completed with roots that have been left gray. Rather than looking tacky, it looks like a gradient ombre that makes her smile even more dazzling.
15. Kylie Jenner
If you’re scared that going gray will make you look old, just look at this ice queen rendition with long, straight and silver hair with black roots that Kylie Jenner experimented with. However, this look required a lot of lightening initially, so make sure you do it gradually.