Gray hair for men knows no age. Well not anymore, at least. As a society, we've decorated the color as "gunmetal" and "smoky steel," stealing the spotlight from distinguished older gentlemen and placing it on millennials who change their hair color as often as they change their Insta' profile pictures. This trend started a few years back, breaking glass ceilings in the world of hair color. Since then, it has become normalized for men of all ages to rock shades of gray, whether they paid hundreds for it in a salon, or they let aging do all the work.
The stark contrast between the Zayn Maliks and George Clooneys of the gray-haired world leaves us in a limbo wondering, will the fad last? Our answer in a word: yes. Natural gray hair for older men is timeless, but it won't always be fashion forward for a twenty-something to rock a gunmetal fade. As we roll out of the winter season, ashy colors and smoky shades will go head to head with natural colors, and only time will tell if the gray hair trend will lose its steam.
But for now, we're in full support of gray locks for men in their twenties and men in their seventies, alike. Check out these 21 gray hair looks that are still going strong.
Pretty Boy Gray
It's safe to say we forgot all about Zayn's boy band years when he chose to unveil this fashion-forward shade of silver. His head of hair has led thousands of millennials to follow suit.