Gray hairstyles for older men

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Many high-profile men sport greying, grey, silver or white hair, including Anderson Cooper, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Mark Harman and Richard Gere. Contemporary American men enjoy a wider than ever range of hairstyles to enhance a mature man's appearance. Explore the options to find a hairstyle to make the most of grey hair's authority and sex appeal.

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Magazines of all kinds make good sources for checking out hairstyles. Advertisers include mature men in a wide range of ad campaigns. These models make their living with their looks and have to have effective hairstyles. Find examples of a new haircut to work with grey hair. Browse grey hairstyles on men with similar hair texture and face shape to find good options. For example, to find a hairstyle for a man with a full, rounded face and straight hair, check magazines and websites for men with similar characteristics to see what looks good. When you find a hairstyle you want to try, cut it out or print it to show a barber or hair stylist. Noticing what doesn't look good on mature men in public settings also helps to eliminate looks that won't work.

The hair's condition provides an important factor for deciding on a hairstyles for grey hair. Check the hair's texture and coverage on the scalp. Gray hair tends to come in more wiry, with a stiffer texture than the other hair. Thinning hair, receding hairlines or baldness at the crown affect hairstyle choices for mature men. A skilled stylist creates camouflage without the forced looks of earlier eras. Texture and layering make the most the hair.

Look at squared or angled cuts for a round face, such as a flat top, and avoid rounded styles.

The Caesar hairstyle or a tousled look offer some coverage for a receding hairline.

Consider a medium-length cut with texture to increase fullness to take attention off a bald spot if the hair is thick. Short simple cuts with no camouflage look best for fine or thinning hair with balding,

Men with squared faces or strong jaws look good in medium or long cuts and in short cuts with some curve to the hair, such as with a side part.

Short men or mature men with small, boyish faces wear grey hair cut short on the sides and long on top well.

Many stylish looks work well on grey hair. A man looks his best in a cut that conveys confidence. An up-to-date hairstyle provides a more youthful appearance than sticking to a haircut from an earlier era in a mature man's life. The Beauty and the Bath website admires Robert de Niro's cropped and layered haircut, an effective and attractive style for a mature man. The Hairfinder website features a number of men's grey hairstyles; the site highlights a sharp-looking cut for men with grey hair that has a lot of sex appeal.

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