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Over-50 Shades of Gray (Hair, That Is)

Who rocks it best? 14 celebrities who own their silver styles

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    Jamie Lee Curtis

    En español | The actress started the trend for spiky silver crops with her own signature cut that looks great with her small, delicate features and trim shape. She usually wears fitted minimalist clothes in black or white to punctuate the hair.

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    Helen Mirren

    She often goes gray to borderline blond with some highlights, but varies her face-framing medium cut with subtle layers, bangs and styling products to refresh the look.

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    Blythe Danner

    Her blond-beige hair straddles two hues but has become increasingly gray; the collarbone-grazing length and relaxed wavy style keep it youthful.

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    Glenn Close

    Her short, silvery bob softly frames her face with long layered pieces — and looks classy yet modern.

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    Olympia Dukakis

    Her white hair gets glam and flatters her red lips and defined eyes.

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    Diane Keaton

    The actress’s contemporary long and layered medium cut remains the same, but her faux blond color changed to a steely gray this year. Adding blond highlights to her gray and gradually reducing the streaks did the job quickly.

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    Christine Lagarde

    The International Monetary Fund managing director’s chic white hair, accented by bold jewelry or a scarf at the neck, makes a polished statement.

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    Roseanne Barr

    Her long gray hair combines gray and dark lowlights, which helped her seamlessly and flatteringly transition from a brunette.

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    Gloria Steinem

    Her soft gray bob benefited from the strategic use of pale highlights to blend her gray in gradually with a subtle ombré effect at the ends — until her silver was intact.

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    Kathleen Sebelius

    The politician’s silvery corporate crop looks professional and confident — and is complemented by feathery ends and makeup.

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    Alice Walker

    The writer’s short curly platinum hair is elegant and modern, and plays perfectly to the dramatic earrings she favors.

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    Judi Dench

    Dame Judi’s short platinum cut has become her look onstage and off — played up with simple well-cut clothes and wide and dramatic necklines, often in radiance-boosting white.

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    Emmylou Harris

    The singer-songwriter’s white hair has a rocker feel due to its length and sexy bangs with plenty of attitude.

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    Joan Baez

    Her short salt-and-pepper hair and edgy cut work perfectly with her warm skin and silver jewelry.

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