13 Photos That Prove Women with Gray Hair are Perfectly Professional

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Kayla Heisler1.16k
July 17, 2024 at 1:31PM UTC

Warding off silver strands has been a measure many women have felt they've had to take to protect themselves from ageism in the workplace. Of course age discrimination is far from legal, but having grey air has been unfairly seen as a liability in the eyes of certain employers. But now, women are increasingly embracing their grey instead of hiding it. From models and Instagram stars like the notorious Baddie Winkle to Hollywood's leading ladies like Meryl Streep, embracing the grey has  become an increasingly popular choice for women everywhere.

While any question of whether or not women rocking grey locks are business-like or not should have never been raised in the first place, these 13 women demonstrate that their silver styles can be simultaneously fabulous and professional.

1. Chic and Curly

2. Sophisticated with a Silver Side Sweep 
3. Waves of Grey That Are All Business
4. Silver Part that Shines Bright
5. Elegant Short Cut That Steals the Show

6. No-Fuss Low Bun

7. Modern Side Part
8. Vibrant Natural Curls

9. Striking Silver Ombre

10. Stunning Salt-and-Pepper Coils
11. Pulled Back and Polished
12. Stylish Playful Pony
13. Sleek Short Waves

Kayla Heisler is an essayist and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet. She is an MFA candidate at Columbia University, and her work appears in New York's Best Emerging Poets 2017 anthology.

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