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Gray Hair: Photos of Gray Hairstyles (Gallery 1 of 2)


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Cool Gray Hair Shown From the Side
Gray Hair: Photos of Gray Hairstyles (Gallery 1 of 2)
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Because gray is a cool, not a warm color like reds, browns and blondes, gray hair can wash out your skin color. To compensate, consider getting highlights or lowlights along the sides of your face to help make your face pop and to give your hair dimension.

You may also find you need to wear makeup more to warm up your face. You can do this with sweeps of bronzer, pops of blush on your cheeks and smudging your eyes with a bit of brown eyeliner. Never forget lipstick or a colored gloss. A pretty rose or pink will look gorgeous with gray and help bring out your lips. Read more about makeup tips for older women.

One important part of your face that you should never ignore once you've gone gray is your brows. You can actually dye them to match your former base color or you can dye them just a bit darker than your hair. If you're not into dye-ing brows, use an eyebrow pencil to fill in sparse areas and darken a light brow. For the most natural look, draw in short lines that look like hair. You can then soften your hand-painted brows by layering in a powdered shadow. Aim for the same color as the brow pencil and/or your hair. Keep your brows in place by spraying hairspray on your finger and brushing your finger over your brows. See more on filling in sparse brows.

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