Having a receding hairline is just an opportunity for a change of style, and there are plenty of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines out there. After all, losing your hair comes with age and it’s a natural thing that one can hardly ever fight. The vast majority of men will begin experiencing hair thinning by the time they reach 36. Later on, by the age of 50, most men will already have one form or another of baldness.
One of the easiest ways in which one can cheat the passing of time (at least for a little longer) is by adopting the appropriate hairstyles for men with receding hairlines. To help with that, we have put together a list that will inspire you to pick the best hairstyle for that hairline!
1. Slick Back Receding Lines Hairstyle
One of the easiest and most modern ways in which you can hide the beginning of a receding hairline is by turning to slick back hairstyles for men with receding hairlines. Not only will they mask your thinning hair but they are very cool as well.
2. The One-Sided Part Hairstyle
Come on, admit it. Some days it seems like you’re in a one-sided relationship with your hair. Therefore, why not treat it as such? Part it on one side and sweep it across the crown of your head. In this way, it won’t look like it’s thinning at all.
3. Messy Crop Hair
If there’s one thing you need to remember when you have thin hair, it’s this: messy is your friend. Therefore, if you’re keen on getting that super short, almost buzz cut that you’ve always loved, at least try to make it messy for extra volume.
4. Unicorn Quiff Hairstyle
There are many hairstyles for men with receding hairlines out there, but none are quite as successful as this. It comes from the hipster trend and it’s called the unicorn quiff. You need to pull your hair and bangs to the front which will, inevitably, cover up the receding hairline.
5. The David Beckham Hairstyle
Yes, believe it or not, David Beckham, the king of haircuts himself struggles a bit with hair loss. This is exactly why he can be a source of inspiration for the best hairstyles for men with receding hairlines, such as this one which is, basically, a shorter version of the unicorn quiff.
6. Slick Haircut
Here’s a great idea when it comes to hairstyles for men with receding hairlines. It’s an off-the-face taper fade that also has a slicked back pompadour and a lovely trimmed beard. You can already see the effects in the before and after shots.
7. Under Shave Haircut
The under shave is perfect as far as hairstyles for men with receding hairlines go. This short sides and long top style will help you keep a thick hair top while the shave itself will blend right into the balding areas.
8. The Mature Hairline
That fine line and period of time in a man’s life that comes between his younger years when he still has a full head of hair and right before he starts seeing the effects of male pattern alopecia is called a mature hairline.
9. Thinning Hairstyle
A major thing you need to start doing if you notice your hair is growing thin after a certain age is to invest in high-quality hair care products. Not only will they help style your hair better but they will also protect it from further damage as well.
10. Hard Part Hairstyle
Now here is an optical illusion worthy of a magician. The classic receding hairline can be hidden away with the help of a hard part with a high fade and a layered comb-over. As luck has it, this hairstyle is very fashionable too!
11. The Dreadlocks Bun Hair
When in doubt, go with the bun! This is what the ladies always do, and we’re starting to believe they might be on to something. Apart from that, dreadlocks are a versatile and great hairstyle all on their own.
12. Preppy Hairstyle
A modern and preppy look can always take you out of a tight spot. This minimal Ivy League cut is fresh and cool and doesn’t even try to hide the fact that there’s a receding hairline going on there.
13. The Sting Look Hairstyle
We have quite a few celebrities on our list of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines and Sting is the first one. The ‘Fields of Gold’ singer is equally famous for his golden locks as he is for his receding hairline which he wears with pride and dignity. A lesson for us all!
14. Salt and Pepper Hairstyle
A mature hairline can be even more attractive in a natural salt and pepper-color. We support the idea of not dyeing your hair and simply allowing it to grey naturally. It could be in the same shade as the beard, which will only serve to make you more interesting.
15. The Jude Law Hairstyle
Even though he is officially recognized as one of the most handsome men in the world, Jude Law has a very pronounced case of alopecia. However, that doesn’t stop him from making appearances in movies or stealing ladies’ hearts left and right.
16. The Bradley Cooper Hairstyle
Here’s another Hollywood actor who might inspire you the very famous Bradley Cooper also shows the beginning of alopecia. You can wear your hair medium-length, just as he does, and gather it in a top knot, but think twice before doing it as this will be drawing attention to the hairline.
17. The Matt Damon Hairline
If we’re talking about hairstyles for men with receding hairlines, we need to talk about Matt Damon. He’s been a silver screen sweetheart ever since ‘Good Will Hunting,’ and no amount of hair loss will ever change that in our hearts. He’s also quite a big fan of short but well-kept haircuts.
18. The Crew Cut Hairstyle
One way to deal with hair loss is to cut it as short as possible. The crew cut is a hairstyle borrowed from the military and which has slowly become a fashion trend around the world. Statistically speaking, most men prefer to cut their hair down to a few inches or even shave it all off.
19. The Jason Statham Buzz Cut
Mr. Tough Guy Statham’s advanced alopecia just goes to show that ladies simply don’t care. Does this mean that we don’t have to worry about hairstyles for men with receding hairlines? Maybe. After all, Jason always wears his hair super short, buzz or crew cut style. Since his haircut shows acceptance we consider this one to be the best haircut for men with receding hairlines.
20. Minimal Hairstyle
As mentioned above, one of the ways in which you can approach hair loss is by going minimal. Some men believe this to be a sort of in-between solution, while others tend to think that, if it’s short, others might not notice the loss so much. What do you think?
21. The Will Arnett Hairstyle
Another famous face on our list of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines is Will Arnett. He opted for a clean cut – almost Ivy League in shape – with a small unicorn pompadour in the front. It can also be transformed into a faux hawk.
22. The Alexander Skarsgard Hair
Here is Alexander Skarsgard, Tarzan himself, with his natural reddish-brown hair carelessly parted to one side. His brother and father are on our list of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines as well, so keep scrolling! What a gentleman!
23. The Joaquin Phoenix Haircut
Joaquin Phoenix, the next celebrity on our list of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines has dark brunette hair which is now spiked with white threads. It’s also naturally wavy and he wears it slicked back over his head in real life.
24. The Michael Fassbender Hair
Although he is still in that phase which we call ‘the mature hairline,’ actor Michael Fassbender is another great example for this list. Right now, his naturally chestnut hair is thinning at the hairline but he is counterbalancing it with a red beard that is still going strong.
25. The Bruce Willis Receding Hairline
Probably one of the most famous balding men on the planet, Bruce Willis couldn’t look any better than he does right now. He just goes to prove that it’s all about attitude. Therefore, we are complete die-hard fans of him, his movies, and his fashion and styling choices – including going bald!
26. The Stellan Skarsgard Hairstyle
The papa of the Skarsgard clan is none other than Stellan himself. As far as hairstyles for men with receding hairlines go, you can see where sons Alexander and Gustaf inherit it all from.
27. The Ewan McGregor Haircut
Ewan McGregor came right back into the limelight after voicing everyone’s favorite candlestick, Lumiere, in the box office hit Beauty and the Beast. On this occasion, we also got to see his new and cleaner look – this slicked-back hairdo that is ready to mask a slightly receding hairline.
28. The Dominic Monaghan Hairstyle
You know him and you adore him as the second breakfast-loving hobbit Merry from The Lord of the Rings. Now in his forties, Dominic Monaghan retains his ludic features to which the beginning of a small receding hairline is added as well as stubble-level facial hair. Elevenses? Luncheon? Dinner? Afternoon tea? Supper? Anyone?
29. The Widow’s Peak Haircut
Ranking high on our list of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines is the widow’s peak. It’s a very modern and sought-after cut, which you might want to consider if you want to upgrade your look. It also works on thin and thick hair alike. A cool hairstyle for oval faces.
30. The Ralph Fiennes Hairstyle
Even though he went completely bald for his role as the Dark Lord in the Harry Potter series, actor Ralph Fiennes usually wears his hair in a medium-length cut which he slicks back over the crown of his head using a bit of hair gel or hair wax.
31. The Viggo Mortensen Hairstyle
Here’s a second character from the Lord of the Rings on our list and this time, it’s the king of men himself. Actor Viggo Mortensen does not sport long hair in real life but rather slick back hair and a bushy, beautifully trimmed reddish beard that is making us all jealous.
32. The Woody Harrelson Hair
Here is one Hollywood actor with typical male pattern baldness that didn’t want to quit on his hair just yet. He refuses to shave it all off like many of his counterparts do and we completely support him for it.
33. Top Knot Hairstyle
Are you dealing with both a front and the sides receding hairline? No problem! Shave it off and let one of today’s hottest hair trends cover it all up – the top knot.
34. The Justin Theroux Haircut
When your hair is this luscious and raven in color, it’s even more of a pity when it starts thinning. However, there are solutions and hairstyles for men with receding hairlines such as the one sported by Justin Theroux. Comb up all the hair toward the front and use a bit of hair wax to give it a messy look. It will add some much-needed volume and depth to it.
35. Wavy Hairstyle
If your hair is naturally wavy or curly, then half your job is already done. By definition, waves or curls will add a lot of volume to the hair. Therefore, you can use them to cover up bald spots as well as receding hairlines in a very natural way.
36. High Quiff Pomp Style
Sometimes, you can make up vertically for what you lack horizontally. This is a high quiff or a version of the pompadour – if you prefer it so. It draws away from the eye from the receding hairline and makes it look like you have a lot more hair than you do.
37. The Gustaf Skarsgard Haircut
We have now reached the third Skarsgard on our list of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines. His name is Gustaf and you might recognize him from a little show called Vikings where he expertly plays Floki. In real life, he wears a buzz cut or shaves his head altogether.
38. Hard Part on Super Short Hair
Yes, even though you might not have thought it possible, modern-day hairstyling has brought this idea to life. You can even get a hard part and an under shave when you have a receding hairline and very short hair.
39. The Daniel Craig Haircut
That’s right, not even James Bond could escape such a natural thing as male alopecia. Therefore, he too has to turn to different hairstyles for men with receding hairlines. His haircut of choice is a simple and layered style that he neatly slicks back to reveal his wide forehead.
40. The Prince William Cut
Prince William sadly lost those gorgeous baby blonde locks that he used to sport when he was younger. Now, in his more mature years, he resolves to hairstyles for men with receding hairlines as well – in this case, a bald fade.
41. The Elvis Hairstyle
When in doubt, ask yourself this: what would the King do? No, not the future king of England whom we’ve just discussed, but the King of rock’n’roll, Elvis. This is what you would get if you combined hairstyles for men with receding hairlines and the image of an Elvis impersonator.
42. The Hugh Laurie Hairstyle
A living legend for his roles including his starring as Dr. House, Hugh Laurie aged just like a fine wine. In fact, a few years ago he advertised a well-known brand of men’s care products that could explain his well-kept shorts to the mid-length textured haircut.
43. The Jack Nicholson Hairstyle
Another screen legend is none other than actor Jack Nicholson. Although he does have a receding hairline, it hasn’t advanced much throughout the years, allowing us to keep seeing the same face we know and love on the big screen.
44. The Bill Murray Haircut
Actor Bill Murray hasn’t changed all that much either in terms of hairstyle. If you remember him from when he was young in movies such as Ghostbusters or Groundhog Day, you’ll agree – his hair is just a bit whiter.
45. The Christopher Walken Hair
Actor Christopher Walken’s signature hairstyle is slicked back with no parting but also very high up in a teased and voluminous pompadour. It’s one of a kind, just like him. Keep slaying even in an older age. Try this out!
46. Layered Hairstyle
Another way in which you can add some volume to your hair if it is thinning is by going for a layered haircut. Putting it in simple words, layers add volume. Brush it all up and secure it in place with some hair wax or hairspray.
47. Spikes Hairstyle
Spikes were a huge deal back in the 90s and 2000s, but you can use them today to your advantage as a means of hiding thinning hair and a receding hairline. Plus, they still look really cool.
48. Modern Hairstyle
We’re in love with this blonde hair and beard combination, and we simply cannot get enough of the long slick back plus taper fade. This is as contemporary as you can get with your haircut, even if your hair is fading. A clean way to display your receding hairline. With your facial hair properly trimmed, looking good is not an option.
49. The Slicked Parting Hair
As the name suggests, this haircut benefits from a side part that has been slicked to the sides using hair gel or hair wax. The hairline is receding in a classic fashion but is disguised by the parting itself.
50. Blowout Curly Hairstyle
This type of curly hair worn in a blowout will definitely distract everyone’s attention from a receding hairline. Moreover, it will have onlookers focus on your beautiful and luscious curls rather than the advancing hair. If you have naturally wavy hair, then, this is for you. Keep styling!
Conclusion about Hairstyles for Men with Receding Hairlines
For most men, at least some hair loss is inevitable. However, this doesn’t have to equate to defeat, as you might have noticed from this list.
What do you think about our selection of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines? Have any of them inspired you or will you prefer to shave it all off and be done with it? Let us know in the comment section below!
Andy has been passionate about men’s hairstyles from a very young. He afterward pursued a profession as a hair stylist, following in his family’s footsteps. He is now working in a reputable salon in his hometown and is about to start a second bachelor’s degree. Andy is very fond of writing, and what better way to do it than by combining it with his passion? In his free time, Andy enjoys playing football, reading, and catching up on some cult classics.
Actually they have inspired me, but i still have doubt if am to shave it all.
Michael S. Knaus says
If you can grow a mighty beard, go for it! It’s a killer look and you’ll never regret it. Let us know how it goes 😀
I love how you’ve just about incorporated every head & hair shape in here.
I’m growing my hair out ATM. 31 receding widows peak and i decide to try a midlife crises man bun since all i’ve had for 10yrs is a buzz.
I still baseball cap it when going out, but after seeing such variety here i might just start to rock it for. But it’s still a MLMB XD