There’s something very confident about rocking shiny gray hair – Miranda Priestly, anyone?! Unfortunately, though, gray hair tends to be dry, which translates to frizz and a dull color. Follow these tips to ensure you get the most striking, beautiful shade of gray possible.

Increase Salon Trips: Grays usually split quickly, so make sure to keep up with those visits to your hairstylist. Get a trim every two months or so to make sure ends don’t fray and get messy.

There’s Something in the Air…: More than ever, pollutants in the environment and UV light can cause serious damage on your hair. Wash every other day to keep hair bright and luminous. Use a hydrating and brightening shampoo and conditioner, like Phyto Phytargent Brightening Shampoo and Aveda Blue Malva Color Conditioner. Since gray hair can take on a yellowish tone, many of these silver-specific shampoos have a violet toner which will counteract the shade.

Bare Minimum: One of the biggest perks of going gray? Less products to worry about! Ditch the gels, pomades and serums – these products can have a counter effect of coating grays and making them appear dull and dusty.

Go Bold: When it comes to makeup, wear a pinkish blush (a rose or peach shade), rather than something in the beige family. This prevents washing your skin out next to the striking silver.

Confidence!: Quite frankly it takes guts to step out with a hairstyle that others might be afraid to rock. Step out with a smile and show how chic, elegant and stunning gray hair can be. Who says only guys can be ‘a silver fox’?!

Get more gray inspiration by checking out Pampadour’s Gone Gray collection.