Even if not necessarily old men can face that moment of life when their hair get thin on the top. When passing your hair through your hair they don’t feel as thick and full as they used to and a sense of panic and discomfort could get hold of you. If you’ve been there, don’t worry, there are some amazing solutions to overcome the problem of thinning hair and look totally on point. If going totally shaved off isn’t an option to consider and the classic comb over subtly reveals the baldness, not everything is lost. There’s plenty of style to be inspired by. Here’s our top 9 list to the best hairstyles for receding hairline.
The French Crop
Going for a shorter length on back and sides is quite helpful to hide the hair loss on the top. The French crop is a classic that is fashionably coming back at the moment also because of the success of Cillian Murphy’s character Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders. Cut your fringe straight or slightly shape it one side to add movement to the cut. The French crop is a particularly good hairstyle for thin hair because is a come over haircut that covers incoming baldness.
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The Buzz Cut
An essential but strong look, for sure one of the best hair cuts for thin hair and receding hairlines. 3mm and 5mm are the usual options depending on the preferred length and the perfect going bald hairstyles. The buzz cut is great to hide bald patches and highlights strong facial traits like cheeks and jaw. Wear it with shaved facial hair in the style of Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting or match it with a beard for a balance.
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The Justin Timberlake Crop
Justin Timberlake. Credits: British GQ
A buzz cut simply less shaved on top. There are two ways to intend this modern buzz cut. Cut the top with scissors and then shave back and sides with a 3mm razor or set the shaver on 5mm on the crown if you prefer a less evident jump from back and sides. This hairstyle gives a strong early ’00s hip-hop look adding a tougher twist to the classic buzz crop. Drake is another big fan of this haircut for balding men and he proves a beard can match this hairstyle quite well.
The Slick Back
The slick back is an excellent haircut for balding crown. Combing the hair at the back avoids thin hair from falling on the forehead and makes the hair look thicker. It can be styled in a modern David Beckham fashion with shaved sides and a high fade on the back or in an old-fashioned classy way like Leonardo Dicaprio’s outstanding look in The Great Gatsby. Put a small amount of pomade or wax on your index, rub your hands together and then pass them through the air pushing those on the crown back. Try to style thinning hair closer so to create a textured layer that hides balding patches.
The Prince Harry Haircut
Both Harry and brother William always had classic short to medium length cuts with a modern twist given by playing with gel or wax on the quiff. Ageing bald patches on the top, though, made their appearance and hair got thinner. A comb aside on the top balanced by keeping some weight on the sides and front helps hiding the incoming baldness. Use wax to style the quiff, maybe shaping it up, to move eyes away from the balding patches and focus them on the forehead.
The Crew Cut
An Ivy League and army classic that gives a clean look and is easy to maintain. Similar to the French crop but neater on the back and styled into a small quiff on the front. The crew cut works better with thick, afro hair so it’s better to use modelling wax to style them or a squirt of hairspray if you prefer a more traditional look. Use a high fade if you prefer the Nick Jonas look or adopt a medium-low one if classic looks are your cup of tea.
The Long Slick Back
Receding hair doesn’t mean giving up on long haircuts. Even if thin, hair can be slicked back especially if the forehead isn’t too wide or big Run pomade on your hand and then pass your fingers through the hair from the top up to the back applying pressure on the roots. Then wet them slightly with water to add a further fitting. A comb could help you to obtain a tidy and classic look.
The Indie Mop Top
Especially useful to cover big foreheads, the indie mop top is a long haircut which can be used by people with incipient baldness because hair are moved to the front and fall on the forehead. Very important to this cut are the volume and the long fringe. hair should be cut on or just above ears. Play with your hair with wax to give them a messy rock vibe.
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The Bowl Cut
Similar to the mop top but cut just above year and sported tidier and straight. Again, especially good to cover crowns because it’s a move over hairstyle. It’s really up to one’s tastes whether to sport it with a classic length or opting for its modern update with faded back and sides. This haircut gives an arty vibe and is more adopted on catwalks than in everyday life, but is for sure a winner if blown dry with a radial hair brush and fixed with a light squirt of hairspray.
Best Tips for Thinning Hairstyles:
- Forehead should either be left fully covered or free from hair. Comb-overs highlight bald patches and thinning hair.
- Play with length, it will take the attention away from bald patches and add flow to the cut.
- Beards and mustaches have never been as fashionable. Consider them to add a twist to your look and balance short crop cuts.
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