5 Celebrity Guys Who Went Gray On Purpose

Going gray never looked so good. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Going gray is white hot in Hollywood. Before, the idea of gray hair meant getting older and a frantic trip to the salon for an emergency cover-up. More than ever, young celebrities are going gray on purpose. And it’s not just ladies doing it. Men are dying their tresses silver, gray and steel to make a fashion-forward statement. gray is the new black and these hot male celebrities are paving the way to go gray .

1. Zayn Malik

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When Zayn Malik does something, the entire world melts. The 23-year-old singer (and former One Direction member) has girls around the globe going crazy for his sexy, chiseled looks. When Zayn went gray for the cover of Billboard, it was legit breaking news.

2. Chris Brown

Chris Brown loves to experimented with color when it comes to hair. He’s been green, blonde and even pink. In 2014, Chris was one of the first hot male celebs to go gray with this cropped look.

3. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber’s hair is as famous as he is. Whether he’s wearing it long and in his eyes or slicked back, he loves to try out new things, including bleaching it violet gray or salt-and-pepper.

4. Gus Kenworthy

Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy used his gray hair to make a statement. “Gay, gray and here to sleigh,” the openly-gay athlete shared on Instagram.

5. Tyler Oakley


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26-year-old YouTube star and social media personality isn’t afraid to change with his looks. “Gray is the favorite color I’ve ever had,” he says about his hair—which has been every color of the rainbow--to the NY Times. “It was unique and fun, but it’s not eye catching in the way that like lilac or mint was. When I had those colors, I felt like everyone was looking at me. With gray, I felt like I was trying on a new look but it was also relatively natural.” 


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