Since the ombre hairstyle became popular back in 2013, people have been dying their hairs different colors, but none is quite unique like grey ombre! That’s why, today, we have put together 25 mind-blowing gray ombre hairstyles for you to try out.
Who Should Try Gray Ombre Hair Color
A quick stop before we start with the hair list, you should know that on regular terms, everyone can get a grey ombre on their hair, however, people with darker natural hair will find this hairstyle suits them better.
That’s because the contrast between black/brown hair and the grey is more noticeable than grey hair on blonde hair. However, if you’re a blonde, and you want to get this hairstyle, you absolutely can!
Classic Grey Ombre Hairstyles
We have compiled a list of 25 ombre hairstyles in grey shade that are trending on the internet. Draw inspiration from here.
There are two shades of grey hair: dark and light grey. If you want your grey hair to point more towards the purple/blue under colour, just ask your stylist to give you a dark ombre hairstyle! Also, don’t forget to curl it with a flat iron to get this exact same wave effect you’re seeing.
2. Bluish Ombre On Medium Loose Curls
Getting this blue undertone on your grey ombre is actually quite easy. Of course, you’ll have to bleach it and then dye it grey like you would do with any ombre of this hairstyle.
However, you will need to neutralize it with a purple shampoo (yes, the same you use when colouring your hair blonde!) Just make sure to leave it a little bit longer than necessary to stain the hair with a purple/blue tone and you’re done! Then all you’ll have to do is curl it with a big curling iron to get the chunky curls.
3. Ashy Grey Hair & Hair Bow
If you already have grey hair and you’re looking for ways to style it, this is a great way to do so! First, make sure to curl with a flat iron and run your fingers through it to break them apart a little bit.
After then, comb the very top part of your hair to the back, just like in the picture. Finally, tie it up with a hairband and put a little hair bow accessory on top and you’re done.
4. Wavy Ombre Highlights
This is a classic gray ombre hairstyle! You need to ask your stylist to go lighter with the grey as they reach the tip of your hair to get this same hairstyle. Also, don’t forget to ask for babylights that blend into the top part of your hair to make the whole look come together easily.
5. Grey Ombre On Dark Hair
Don’t wosomif you don’t have naturally dark hair, you can dye it black (without touching the tips!) and then bleach it and dye the parts where the ombre will be, which means, the middle and bottom part of your hair.
Of course, you’ll have to ask your stylist to cut down some blunt bangs that go across your forehead to go with the look. You might even add some grey bits to your bangs, but it isn’t necessary.
Believe it or not your ombre -no matter the color- can still show off wearing braids, and this is an example! Of course, you’ll have to dye your hair BEFORE getting braids, but other than that, it’s a very simple hairstyle.
7. Classic Gray Ombre + Very Dark Roots
This is another classic ombre hairstyle which is very low maintenance and easy to get. You should dye your hair from the middle to the bottom going all the way with a very light grey hair color.
Once you’re done with that simply curl your hair with heated curling rolls, let sit for thirty minutes, remove and it’s ready!
8. Straight & Short Ombre Hair
Grey ombre hairstyle doesn’t look good only with long hair, but in short as well! You’ll have to cut your hair down to your shoulders, bleach it and dye it grey (remember, this is an ombre, so you don’t want to dye your WHOLE hair grey)!
Believe it or not, you can get a very light, subtle ombre on your already mostly grey hair. To do this, you’ll have to ask your stylist to really bleach and apply a very light subtle grey on the very tips of your hair so the contrast between the two shades of the same color can actually be seen.
10. Long Hair with Baby Bangs
This is similar to the previous style, however, this time the grey part of your hair -meaning, the ombre- should reach past your shoulders and, instead of getting blunt bangs get some baby bangs (above your eyebrows) to go with your look.
Another great way to let your gray color ombre hairdo shine through is by simply straighten your hair down! Of course, you’ll have to do this with a straightening iron and apply some hair serum at the end to make sure your hair still looks healthy and shiny.
12. Mid-Parted Straight Ombre Hair
Again, this middle part hairstyle will work just fine even if you don’t naturally hair dark hair. Just ask your stylist to keep the gray ombre low enough that your natural color is still showing so the contrast can be seen and then simply part your hair down the middle and straightening it down.
13. Half Bun
If you really, really want to show off the contrast between your grey and natural hair you can grab the top part of your hair, put it up into a messy bun and shake it up a little bit so you can let some strands of hair fall naturally into your face as well!
14. Middle Parted Bob + Silver Grey Ombre
To get this hairstyle you’ll have to cut down your hair past your shoulders and then bleach it and dye it grey to get the ombre! Last, but not least, separated down the middle and straighten it with the tips going inwards towards your face. Make sure to tuck one side of your hair behind your ear and you’re done.
15. Wavy Short Gray Ombre Hair
This hairstyle is extremely easy to do and looks great! All you gotta do is ‘curl’ your hair with a thin curling iron to get these waves. Also, add a little hair crown on top to really give it the final touch.
16. Long Curly Grey Hair
This is a simple yet classic gray hairstyle for women with long hair. Just ask your stylists to make sure the ombre slowly reaches almost the top of your head, with the lightest tone of grey on the bottom. Of course, ask for them to curl it so the colors can be appreciated.
Another great way to bring out the contrast between the top and bottom part of your ombre hair is to get very soft beachy waves done with a regular flat iron, always remembering to run your fingers through to break them up apart a little bit.
You could say this hairstyle is for those girls who want a subtle change. This ombre is done with a very light shade of grey and has gray highlights to blend with your natural hair. Don’t forget to style to the side to go for that ‘messy’ look.
19. Middle Parted Ombre Hair
Continuing with the classic hairstyles with grey ombre, it’s this one. First thing you should do is make sure the contrast between the top and bottom part is wide enough to show. Then simply curl it and part it down!
This is another grey hairstyle for girls who want a grey ombre but don’t want a radical change. All you have to do is ask your stylist to go for a darker grey tone and then wave out your hair to help blend the colors.
21. Dark Gray Ombre Hair + Top Knot
Getting this messy top knot hairstyle for women is really easy. Once you get your ombre done (with a darker grey tone), part it in half, and twist the top part into a top knot, securing it with a little hairband. You can also curl down the bottom part for some extra texture.
22. Long Brazilian Blowout Hair
This is basically a light ombre hair but instead of straight it or curling it down, you can blow it with a blow dryer and a very wide round comb to get this exact same effect.
You can also ask your hairstylist to give you some grey highlights that go up the top part of your hair so it will help make the transition between your regular hair color and the grey color easier.
23. Straight Dark Hair With Ombre
To get this hairstyle, your ombre should be done with a very light grey tone to really bring out the contrast between the two parts, remember not to use purple shampoo because you don’t want the grey color with any under color. Straightened it all down and tuck one side behind your ear and you’re done.
24. Ombre Bob
If you want this particular hairstyle, make sure to first cut down your hair up to your shoulders and then get the grey ombre done.
Again, the contrast between the ombre and your natural hair should be very visible. Last, but not least, blow it with a blow dryer and a round comb and push it back.
Last, but not least, this girl’s short grey hairstyle is very easy to do! Once you get the ombre done you’ll have to curl the tips of your hair with a flat iron and style one side to the back, securing it with a little hairpin of your choice and that’s it!
If you want to go for the subtle bluish tone that’s present in the picture you can do what we told you earlier and simply apply some purple shampoo and leave it a little bit longer than necessary so the color really sticks to it!
And that’s it! If you have been thinking about getting a grey ombre hair, this is your opportunity to do so. You’ve got 25 great, different ombre ideas for you to try this 2019, just pick the one you like the most and get going!