George Clooney Is The King of Full Grey

Hail Clooney as the man who made grey ageless! Learn how to look great as nature takes its course.

by Bryan Levandowski
George Clooney with grey hair and beard in a formal suit
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Face it: George Clooney was doing grey before you were doing grey. In fact, there’s a good chance George Clooney was doing grey before you could even grow a beard. Aside from his myriad acting talents, Clooney’s known for two things: being the kingpin of most-eligible bachelors (a title he relinquished in 2014) and having one heck of a head of hair. He’s gone from pioneering the modern Caesar during his ER days to sporting grey without a care, thus tossing the public perception that grey hair makes you look older into the sunset.

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Why It Works

  • The cut itself is both modern and timeless: a classic textured style that would look great in any color, but whose texture really brings out the salt and pepper tones.
  • Paired with a beard: the fact that Clooney’s beard is also full grey gives the whole look a vibrant, youthful appearance.

How You Can Make It Work

Getting your greys to look as gregarious as George Clooney’s starts with having a few greys to begin with. Guys who are still well into their natural color can easily get the look with the help of a talented colorist, but for those who are already silvery, the key is to find a cut that works for you while showcasing the complex hues of grey such a style is known for. Take a cue from Clooney and try a short, textured look that only requires a dollop of matte grooming cream to keep it in place.

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