Get silver hair at home

3 Ways to Get Silver Hair at Home – Even If Your Hair Is Currently Super Dark

Silver hair is on trend and looks sensational. FASHION and L’Oréal Paris showcase the latest at-home temporary and permanent silvery looks.

Get silver hair at home
Photography by Marie H Rainville. Styling by George Antonopoulos. Hair colour by Brennen Demelo. Creative direction by Brittany Eccles. Hair, Brennen Demelo for Lang Management. Hair assistants, Georgia Reynolds and Benjamin Doig. Makeup, Simone Otis for P1M.ca. Makeup assistant, Vanessa Garland for P1M.ca. Manicure, Leeanne Colley for P1M.ca. Fashion assistant, Lucia Perna for judyinc.com. Photography assistant, Dustin Parr. Models, Brianna Wood for Plutino Models, Madelaine for Want Management, Edith for Dulcedo Management. Top, price upon request, Atlein at The Room. Earrings, $95, and rings, $75 each, Biko.

Sophisticated & Timeless

“Superior Preference always gives you the sophisticated and elegant hair colour you’re looking for,” says Brennen Demelo. “You will achieve a rich, long-lasting colour full of luminosity and shine for up to eight weeks.”

Product: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in “Stockholm 8S”

Commitment Level: Permanent

The Result: Luminous, fade-defying colour

Who it’s for: This is for someone who wants a sophisticated and timeless look. It is recommended for light blonds or for dark bases that have been pre-lightened using the Féria Absolute Platinum Lightening System.

“I’ve been modelling for a while, but I’ve never had silver hair,” says Brianna. “I really like my new colour. It’s trendy and elegant at the same time.”

Get the look:

  • Pour the Colour Gel into the Colour Optimizing Crème and mix.
  • Apply the mixture to dry, unwashed hair, working from the part down to the ends. Be sure to fully saturate the hair.
  • Leave it on for 25 minutes, rinse and then apply the colour-lock conditioner. Colour will last up to eight weeks.

Pro tip: “Use the Care Suprême conditioner, included in the hair colour box, after every shampoo to protect your colour and lock in shine for silky hair.”

Get silver hair at home
Photography by Marie H Rainville. Styling by George Antonopoulos. Hair colour by Brennen Demelo. Creative direction by Brittany Eccles. Hair, Brennen Demelo for Lang Management. Hair assistants, Georgia Reynolds and Benjamin Doig. Makeup, Simone Otis for P1M.ca. Makeup assistant, Vanessa Garland for P1M.ca. Manicure, Leeanne Colley for P1M.ca. Fashion assistant, Lucia Perna for judyinc.com. Photography assistant, Dustin Parr. Models, Brianna Wood for Plutino Models, Madelaine for Want Management, Edith for Dulcedo Management. Top, $295, Eckhaus Latta at Hudson’s Bay. Earrings, $95, Jenny Bird.

No Commitment Colour

“I love working with Colorista; it’s a fun way to experiment with colour without the commitment,” says Demelo. “Follow the latest trend and change it up as often as you want.”

Products: L’Oréal Paris Colorista Spray in “Silver01” and Colorista Hair Makeup in “Grey700”

Commitment Level: Temporary one-day colour

The Result: Fun with no commitment

Who it’s for: This is for a playful colourer. Colorista Spray Grey is for blonds and brunettes, and Colorista Hair Makeup Silver is recommended for blonds.

“Not every woman wants to permanently dye her hair,” says Madelaine, who went temporarily silver with L’Oréal Paris Colorista Spray in “Silver01.” “This gives you a pop of colour, even if it’s just for a night out.”

Get the look:

  • For all-over colour, apply Colorista Spray in “Silver01” directly to dry hair.
  • For a more precise application on blond hair, use your fingertips to apply Colorista Hair Makeup in “Grey700” to strands or ends.
  • To finish, brush out your hair and let the product dry down.
  • When you’re ready to try something new, or return to your normal shade, wash the colour out with shampoo.

Pro tip: “Add a touch of silver to your look with Colorista Spray in ‘Silver01,’ like we did with Madelaine’s hair. It can be used on a dark or light base, for a broader application. If you are looking to add precise colour to the tips of your hair, try the new Colorista Hair Makeup in ‘Grey700’ [recommended for blond hair].”

Get silver hair at home
Photography by Marie H Rainville. Styling by George Antonopoulos. Hair colour by Brennen Demelo. Creative direction by Brittany Eccles. Hair, Brennen Demelo for Lang Management. Hair assistants, Georgia Reynolds and Benjamin Doig. Makeup, Simone Otis for P1M.ca. Makeup assistant, Vanessa Garland for P1M.ca. Manicure, Leeanne Colley for P1M.ca. Fashion assistant, Lucia Perna for judyinc.com. Photography assistant, Dustin Parr. Models, Brianna Wood for Plutino Models, Madelaine for Want Management, Edith for Dulcedo Management. Blazer, $75, and top, $20, Topshop. Earrings, $105, Biko.

Runway Ready

“Inspired by runway looks, this silver colour is for trendsetters,” explains Demelo. “The icy-silver tone will give the perfect edge to your look.”

Product: L’Oréal Paris Féria in “Silver Grey S1”

Commitment Level: Permanent

The Result: Bold, prismatic, shimmering colour

Who it’s for: This fashion-forward colour is for light blonds or for dark bases that have been pre-lightened using the Féria Absolute Platinum Lightening System.

“My hair completes my style. I will totally stand out from the crowd!” says Edith. “I’d definitely recommend this to friends who want to try something new.”

Get the look:

  • Pour the Shimmering Conditioning Colour Gel and Aromatic Shimmer Serum Booster into the Shimmering Conditioner Developer Crème application bottle and mix.
  • Put on gloves and apply the product to dry, unwashed hair, working from the roots to the ends.
  • Wait 25 minutes, rinse and then apply the Shimmer Boost Hydrating Conditioner. Colour will last from four to six weeks.

Pro tip: “On a dark base, like Edith’s hair, pre-lighten the hair before applying Féria in ‘Silver Grey S1.’ You can use Féria Absolute Platinum to lift your hair up to seven levels.”

See how hair expert Brennen Demelo used these products to achieve the looks for our latest editorial in the behind-the-scenes video below!