15 celebrities who rock their grey hair

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesThese celebs have rocked their grey hair.
  • Some people have grey hair naturally, while others dye their hair to get the look.
  • Celebrities are no different.
  • These days, silver hair is becoming even more popular among Hollywood stars like Andy Cohen, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Zosia Mamet.
  • If you need style inspiration, look no further than these 15 celebrities.

Whether they went grey naturally or with the help of a salon, there are so many celebrities who have rocked grey hair.

If you’ve been thinking about going grey and want to get some style inspiration, look no further than this list of 15 celebs who look great with their grey tresses.

Jamie Lee Curtis wears bold short cuts with her silver hair.

Jon Kopaloff/Getty ImagesJaime Lee Curtis.

The actress wears her hair short and has a natural whitish-grey colour that she plays up with bright-white outfits and fashion-forward looks.

“The epiphany came when I was sitting in a hair salon thinking, ‘What the eff am I doing putting a chemical on my head that burns?'” she told Everyday Health in 2017.

Curtis has been outspoken about letting her hair go grey instead of doing what she says many Hollywood stars do and dyeing their hair to stay looking young. “What does it say that you walk into a room and not one person’s hair is her natural colour,” she said to Everyday Health. “You go, ‘What?'”

Steve Martin went grey by the time he was in his 30s.

The comedian’s hair and beard were originally a dark brown, but he went prematurely grey by the time he was 32, according to a Rolling Stone profile from 1977.

Today, the icon’s hair looks more white than grey, but it continues to be a staple of his look.

George Clooney has grey hair and a beard to match.

George Clooney has had grey hair for a while now, rocking grey locks since around 2009. Around that time, he joked that his grey hair was initially a shock to him when he saw it onscreen.

“I was watching ‘Up in the Air’ and I thought, ‘Jesus, who’s the old, grey-haired guy?’ And it was me,”he said, according to GQ.

Now, it appears Clooney has come to embrace the hue.

Idris Elba also has grey in his beard.

Elba hasn’t gone completely grey on his head yet, but he’s got some silvery whiskers in his beard.

His beard also became an iconic staple to his look and Elba has said even he has insecurities when he shaves it off.

Kelly Osbourne is a big fan of bottled grey hair.

Not all the grey is natural. Kelly Osbourne is a big fan of silver and grey locks, often dyeing her hair straight-up grey or infusing it with lavender and purple tones.

“It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life,” Osbourne said on the show “The Talk” in 2012. “I’ve always wanted to be young and have grey hair.”

Diane Keaton has gone from blonde to grey in recent years.

The actress debuted her fully grey locks during the 2014 Golden Globes – trading her bottle blonde days for a more natural colour. She’s been rocking it ever since.

Andy Cohen says he’s never dyed his hair.

Theo Wargo/GettyAndy Cohen.

The Bravo host clarified for fans in 2013 that he’s just going with the flow when it comes to his grey hair and he doesn’t colour it.

“I promise you I’m not dyeing my hair,” he told fans on his show “Watch What Happens Live” in 2013. “I’ve never [dyed my hair].”

Helen Mirren is the queen of grey hair.

In more recent years, British actress Helen Mirren’s blonde locks have become a silvery white.

In a 2015 interview with The Daily Mail, Mirren said that women should be fearless with their hair and not worry about changing with the times.

“I loved it when I dyed my hair pink. A lot of women get stuck at what they are good at and what they did between the ages of 18 and 28 and they never have the courage to change that,” she told the publication. “Some people have a classic haircut and it works for them and that’s great, but it’s much better to accept how you look now and then be modern.”

Stacy London is known for her signature grey streak.

London told Into The Gloss that she dealt with severe psoriasis that interacted with strep throat when she was a child, which she said is when her grey streak showed up.

She’s rocked the bold streak for her whole career as a fashion guru and now says she’ll never part with it.

“There was a deep sense of insecurity that I traded the grey streak in for as sort of a badge of honour,” she told Into The Gloss. “Now, I even have a grey clause with Pantene, where I said ‘You can do whatever you want to my hair but you can’t dye my grey streak.’ It’s a part of me!”

Zosia Mamet is another young star who’s given grey a chance.

The “Girls” actress is back to blonde these days, but in 2014-2015 she dipped her hair into the silver waters.

She told Us Weekly at the time that she got bored of her hair colour and decided to try something new. “My colorist referred to it as ‘antique grey,'” she quipped.

Patrick Dempsey became McDreamy with grey hair.

During his 10 years on “Grey’s Anatomy,” fans got to see star Patrick Dempsey’s dark locks turn a little silver. The new look gave a whole new meaning to the title “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Fun Dempsey hair fact: He met his wife, Jillian Fink, at the hair salon she owned in the ’90s. They married in 1999 and she still cuts his hair.

James Pickens Jr. has a fully grey beard now.

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicJames Pickens Jr.

Dempsey’s “Grey’s Anatomy” co-star Pickens Jr. has been on the show since 2005, and his beard has gone more grey as well over time. He rocks it on the series and in real life, too.

Since leaving “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart now has a grey beard to match his hair.

The comedian had a head of grey hair on “The Daily Show.” But, since he left in 2015, he’s also grown a grey beard.

The famously funny Stewart is no stranger to cracking jokes about his changing appearance, either. “This must be so exciting for you to see me here,” he said at the 11th annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit in New York City in 2017, according to The Daily Beast. “‘Oh, I can’t believe it, it’s Jon Stewart’s grandfather!'”

Meryl Streep looks classy in grey.

In recent years, Streep has let her grey grow into her blonde hair. Fans went wild for the look, especially when they saw Streep with silver hair in her iconic role asMiranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

She rocked the above look at the 2018 Oscars in a stunning red dress.

Steve Carell launched a thousand memes when fans realised he was almost completely grey in 2017.

When Steve Carell stepped out with almost a full head of grey hair in 2017, fans went wild for the look.

Carell joked about the internet’s obsession with his hair with Entertainment Tonight later that year, saying, “I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes. It’s just genetic. There’s nothing I can do.”

He later added, “I’m bursting with pride. That’s very nice.”

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