Women over 40 with fabulous mid long gray hairstyles!

by Sylvia

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Many women over 40 are contemplating whether or not to embrace their gray hair. It can be quite a big decision as you may have gotten used to your new adapted color.

If you are thinking about making the transition, you may enjoy seeing Elaine’s journey where she documents how she transitioned to gray hair.

Below I like to celebrate women mid long gray hair.

Many of the photos were contributed by 40+Style photographer Denton Taylor but also by women who sent in their gray hairstyle.

For more gray hairstyles also view:

Women with mid long hairstyles

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Denton’s wife Teresa modelling a D&G jacket from their NYC sample sale.

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Below Choreographer/dancer with the Mark Dendy Company

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Below Danica, Manhattan real estate broker.

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Below close friend of Denton’s Teri C, teacher, tattoo lover, and fitness buff.

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This is Diana and she runs goinggraylookinggreat.com

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Pictures sent in by you

Below pictures are from Denise O’Neill (Grey is ok) who looks beautiful in her silver grey middle long hairstyle. It’s interesting to note that she is not actually grey all over, but she embraces the color difference!

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Kate (the confident stitch) also looks fabulous in her straight middle long hair which is beautifully complemented by her fuchsia top.

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Last but not least is a photo of Sarah.

sarah-baldwin-50-shadesAttached is a recent photograph taken of me by a photographer friend who is shooting a project called “50 Shades of Grey” documenting men and women with different shades of grey, from a few strands just starting to show up to full heads of snow white hair. I just turned 56- years old. People tell me I look younger since I stopped coloring it, and I get compliments on my hair all the time — something that never happened while I was still coloring it.”

What do you think about these mid long grey hairstyles?


All photos (except the last 4 which were sent in by readers) by Denton Taylor

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kate McIvor

Thanks for including me, Sylvia!


2 Denise O'Neill

Thank you Sylvia for including me in this fabulous collection of greys! x


3 Lisa

Your picture is beautiful and your gray has come in the same way mine is emerging — mostly around my face. It’s still mostly brown, but I’m embracing the gray as highlights rather than fighting it.


4 denton

I love Kate’s photo and it illustrates a couple of things that I notice around town… silver/gray hair allows one to play with silver jewelry and bright colors. And even more interesting eyeglass frames.


5 Sylvia

Yes, I also believe that grey looks really good with brighter colors.


6 Jill



7 Patti

Lovely! I really enjoy seeing wavy and curly white hair, as that’s my future : >


8 Sylvia

I think wavy curly hair looks really beautiful!


9 Greetje Kamminga

Lovely women, lovely hair.


10 Marla Joy Simon Bronstein

I’m afraid to go gray. How do I do this?

Leave three inches of grow-out? Shave my head and let it just grow in?

I’ve been coloring my hair for 30 years…suggestions???


11 denton

There are many ‘going gray’ support groups on Facebook. You should join one or two and ask. I’ve seen this question before and of course there are probably as many answers as there are women in any given support group. lol. Here’s one, for example.


12 Melanie Wheeler

A good hairdresser helped me with the process ( I had been dying my hair RED!). I was going grey unevenly, so she matched my grey and added those highlights all over. Then went in with low lights matching my natural color. NO ROOTS as it grew out naturally! You may have to let some roots grow out so that your hairdresser can see what she has to work with. Honestly I’ve never had so much fun with fashion, glasses, and jewelry until I came into (and embraced) my Emmy Lou like locks! And who knew it would be so soft?!


13 Michele Delp

I love your celebration of gray hair!


14 Natalia

Such a wonderful collection of photos! Very inspiring to see all these beautiful grey hair ladies, Sylvia! Beate has gorgeous long grey hair, I’ll tell her about your post.


15 Sylvia

Thanks Natalia. She sent me a beautiful image!


16 The Style Crone

I love these photos Sylvia. Inspiring and makes me want to take the leap! I think I’m totally white under the red.


17 Sylvia

Big step Judith and I wouldn’t know what to do in your case as you still look so beautiful with your red hair!


18 lori

Is there certain types of shampoo conditioner for gray hair since it does seem to be so much more wiring


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