Hairstyles for Men With Receding Hairlines

Receding hairlines are just something that many men are going to have to deal with. There are things that can be done to create hair where none existed before, such as herbs and creams, shampoos, a toupee or even surgery. For many men, though, none of these are really an option, or they just don’t want to fight getting older that badly. They turn to hairstyles for men with receding hairlines.

There are many that do a great job of hiding a receding hairline, that are modern and fresh looking without making men appear old or out-of-date. One of the currently most popular styles is to grow the hair out to a medium length all over the head. This gives plenty of hair to cover the receding areas without looking unkempt, just casual. Shaggy hairstyle & surfer hairstyle are good choices.

Clooney hairstyle
George Clooney Caesar Cut

Some men have for that one of their favorite hairstyles for men with receding hairlines is to grow only the sides and front just a little longer particularly in the bang area. This lets the hair fall more naturally and cover up the receding areas very well and still has a more professional look.

You can also go the exact opposite when looking for hairstyles for men with receding hairlines. Keep the top and the sides shorter than the rest of the hair. This can be faded in so the receding area is simply not as noticeable. This looks really good for the busy professional who just doesn’t have time to fiddle with hairstyling products.

When looking at hairstyles for men with receding hairlines, don’t forget the styles that style the hair back from the forehead. If you don’t have a large forehead to begin with, this can really balance out your face some. This is really good for those who have wonderfully thick hair everywhere but the very front of the head. This is not a hairstyle that is going to hide the receding hairline, but it is a simple, tasteful style that shows that you acknowledge that you are starting to get a little older, and you’re okay with that. It’s definitely better than a comb over that ages a person instantly.

Lance Armstrong short hair style
Lance Armstrong short hair style

As a general rule, when a man starts losing his hair and his hairline starts receding, the ideal rule of thumb to follow is that less is more. A man with a high or receding hairline usually looks much better with a short haircut than he would try to grow his hair out to hide his receding hair line.

Freddie Ljungberg Buzz Cut
Freddie Ljungberg close buzz cut hairstyle

Getting a buzz cut can also help to blend what hair there still is with what is missing so that it is not so noticeable. You do have to keep this very maintained to continue to look good. It’s a great style, particularly for those who are starting to thin all over, not just at the temples and forehead.

Finding hairstyles for men with receding hairlines is not hard, any barber or stylist worth their salt can do them, and they look great. Just tell your stylist what you are hoping to accomplish and they can make you look the best you can. After all, it’s the style that counts, not the actual amount of hair you have that makes you look great.

In extreme cases, where the hairline has receded too far back to accommodate any of these, the less is more statement can be carried to its full extreme by shaving the head and embracing the baldness.

Andre Agassi bald style
Andre Agassi shaved style

One of the more common mistakes that men with thinning hair make is trying to hide their receding hairline by growing the hair that remains on top to a longer length and combing it over to cover the thin patches. While this approach may work for a limited time, it soon becomes apparent that it is a comb-over and people start to find the hairstyle amusing.

Receding Hairline Haircut Pictures

We have published some articles with photos about hairstyles for men with high or receding hairlines:

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