There's gray, and then there's a deep, rich steel gray. Thanks to Cicely Tyson's chic bob, we can see just how graceful it looks.
Gray can make hair appear a bit thinner than it previously looked. If your hair is already on the fine side, consider a sassy short cut like Sarah Moyle's.
Flyaways are more noticeable with gray hair, so to ensure a sleek look like Linda Fargo's, opt for a frizz-fighting finishing product like Gloss Moderne High Gloss Serum ($48, ).
Many women who start going gray at a younger age immediately reach for the dye, but you also have the option of making it your signature look, much like Stacy London has done for many years with her stunning silver streak.
If you have some gray but most of your original color is intact, a colorist can turn your grays into highlights like Meryl Streep's. He or she will apply a glaze to your hair so they look like natural, sun-kissed strands.
Short, gray hair doesn't have to look or feel "old." Just look at Judi Dench! Her playful pixie cut in almost-white has a slight messiness to it that reads more fun than frumpy.
Dying your hair can be a hassle and a half. Here, Whoopi Goldberg shows us that letting your gray roots grow won't take away your smile.
Once you begin to go gray, the rate at which your individual strands lose color varies, which is why some celebrities, like Helen Mirren, have a mix of gray and another color. Have fun with it by treating it like an ombre style.
To keep your hair as cool toned as Emmylou Harris's signature strands, you can fight brassiness with a purple-tinted shampoo like Clairol Shimmer Lights ($8, ).
Hair doesn't have to be light silver or white to be stunning and strikingly shiny, as proven by writer Ty Alexander.
There's a combination of freshness and elegance to Glenn Close's relaxed style. To keep gray hair looking and feeling healthy, try a monthly rinse with lemon water (the juice of one lemon for every two cups of water) to help eliminate pollution-induced discoloration and get a brighter tone.
If your gray isn't growing quite the way you wish, ask your colorist for a little help balancing out the color for a fun mixture of tones like Diane Keaton's hair. "When you lighten the right strands, you end up with ribbons of gorgeous highlights instead of a patchy mess," advises celebrity colorist Todd Fox.
It's difficult to dread going gray when you make an updo look this cool. Singer Kelis is rocking a variety of colors in her hair, including her natural gray roots.
If you're mostly gray, consider blonde highlights like Blythe Danner's. They're easier to maintain and will blend with your gray to give you a pretty white-blond color.
The always-daring Kelly Osbourne's retro look at an event in Texas last month was complete with her '50s inspired updo. If you look closely, her platinum blonde hair has white highlights woven throughout.
Even if your hair isn't curly like Margaret Atwood's, a conditioner for curly hair is always a good choice for gray because it tends to feel a bit coarser than hair that hasn't lost its color. Try Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner ($11, ).
It's very unusual for someone to suddenly have every strand of hair go gray, so if you're eager to get a more uniform look, ask your colorist what they recommend to make the transition go faster. It may require a lot of upkeep at first, but results that look like Jill Soloway's all-over gray are so worth it.
Popular beauty blogger Victoria McGrath shows how you can highlight your gray hair with subtle rose gold highlights. It's a combination of trendy and elegant that you're sure to love.
Christina Pickles's short hair style gets a lift with a lighter white base and deeper gray highlights.
Slightly warmer than the classic gray or white, Pink's pixie is slicked down with gel. The smooth finish pairs well with her over-the-top style choices.