We can all agree there's no better time than now to have a natural or dyed silver fox hair. Hollywood actors and Instagram male models are rocking this hairstyle with George Clooney and Nick Wooster being two of the most prominent figures of silver fox hairstyle.
If you’re fighting time by covering your grays, you’re seriously missing out on your silver fox status. Let’s have a chat about your grays and why they deserve to shine. First of all, no matter how much you spend on having your hair dyed- you aren’t fooling anyone.
Why try to compete with people 20 years your junior? You may be past the age of smooth skin and effortless hangovers, but you’re also past immaturity, insecurity, and shallow relationships. Embrace this new phase of life!
Nearly half the population starts sprouting grays after age 50, why not accept the inevitable and be the best looking baby boomer on the block?
Pop culture is full of silver foxes; Jeff Goldblum, Barack Obama, Tan France and Don Cheadle to name a few. These guys are aging gracefully, working their natural hues, and getting all kinds of red carpet love while doing it!
That said, these guys aren’t just rolling out of bed and letting their hair do it’s own thing. Rocking the silver fox look takes some thought, a little upkeep, and a lot of grooming.
Some see it as emasculating to put effort into your hair- we think of it as leveling up. You’ll love the extra hit of confidence that comes from choosing a style that works for you. Now we’ll tell you exactly how to rock it.
Finding a style that suits your face shape and shows off your wintery locks isn’t as hard as it seems. Take a look at our photo gallery to get those creative juices flowing, then find a trusted barber to help you achieve the silver fix cut of your dreams!
Most “effortless” looks take a little more effort than people would have you believe, and this messy silver fox style is a perfect example of that. A bedhead look gives you an irresistible mix of artsy sophistication and boyish charm. This look is best for those who want to project an image that’s laid back, creative, and sexy.
This is going to look especially nice on a guy with a strong jaw and prominent cheekbones- it softens the intensity of your masculine features while still letting your rugged charm shine through. Soft jaw? No problem- grow a beard and have a facial hair expert help you achieve that angled line.
This is a look that’s timeless, easy to accomplish, and versatile. You can rock a side part with a suit, or a simple t-shirt and jeans.
The side part can look good on any face shape because there are so many ways to style the sides. If your face is a bit on the rounder side, you can have your hair stylist do a fade effect to make you a bit more of an angular look. Side parts look best when they’re crisp, so visit your barber every 2 weeks for a quick tune up.
Try a pro blow drying tip: Take the hair on the deeper side of your part and hold it upward with a comb. Blow dry at the roots to give yourself some extra volume. This will elongate your face and make your side part a little more James Bond and a little less nerd-alert.
If your silvery threads are getting a touch on the thin side, keep that cut close to your dome. Some men think growing their hair long can mask the appearance of a receding hairline, but it tends to highlight the issue. Keeping your cut short will look clean and sexy, and makes the hair you do have appear thicker. Take the plunge and go short.
The best thing about this cut is it’s nice and low maintenance. Because it is so short, you have a little bit of time to let it grow out between visits to the barber. If you’re not a product guy, this look is just fine without it. It wouldn’t hurt to run a pea sized amount of gel through your damp hair, but overall this look is no muss no fuss.
No hair on top? No worries. You can rock a reverse silver fox look with a bald head and brilliant beard. Studies have shown that many women find bald men to be incredibly sexy, and well cared for facial hair can be a great way to grab people’s attention.
Talk to your barber about clipping your hair into a shape that best highlights your features, and don’t forget to moisturize with a beard oil or pomade to keep up a lustrous shine fit for a lion, king.
The style possibilities are endless, but one thing remains the same: Hair care is essential for you silver foxes out there. Gray and white hair is gorgeous, but needs proper attention to stay healthy looking. Everyone loves that sexy Anderson Cooper sheen, so here are a few tips to help you shine on like the diamond you are.
Gray hair is in danger of looking a little dull. Grab a specially formulated purple shampoo and conditioner to keep your silver and white tones bright. The pigment in the purple product helps polish you up and rids your hair of any yellow undertones. These products can be found in hair care lines across the spectrum in terms of budget and will have everyone taking a second look.
Gray hair can be on the coarse side, so over shampooing can dry it out. Give your hair a chance to soak up it’s own natural oils. Save your washes for every other day, or even every two days.
Consider a hair oil or moisturizing pomade, depending on how course your hair is. The coarser the hair, the more moisture it can handle. Most products are best applied after patting your hair dry with a towel, and before blow drying.
Treat yourself! Your silver fox tresses will thank you for it.
There’s absolutely no reason to feel embarrassed about going gray- embrace it! All you need is a silver fox style that suits your lifestyle and face shape, and maybe a couple new products to hold it all in place.
Be the best version of your authentic self that you can be and people will take notice.
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