If Hollywood has taught us anything is that even the biggest heartthrobs and hunks have thin hair and can even go bald. However, it has also taught us that, if that is your case as well, you can get creative with your haircut and make the best out of an uncomfortable situation. With that idea in mind, we have put together a list of the best and most inspirational 45 Mens hairstyles for thin hair that will help you get creative with your own hair. And yes, we have a lot of Hollywood celebrities on our list, so make sure you scroll right down to the bottom!
1. Medium Pompadour Thin Hair
Pompadours have been an extremely sought-after hairstyle in the past few years. Luckily for all of us, they are also a hairstyle that you can really benefit from if you have thin hair. Slicking your hair back will create the illusion of volume. A perfect way to showcase your facial features.
2. Quiff Haircut
Men’s hairstyles for thin hair also include the quiff. All you need to do here is brush your hair to the front and use some high-quality hair wax to create a small quiff at the front, hence the name of the hairstyle.
3. Short Mohawk Cut
Since most of these types of men’s hairstyles for thin hair are actually shaved off completely, worrying about thinning hair shouldn’t be a problem anymore. All you are left with now is a cool, short mohawk as a reminder of days filled with punk rock and freedom.
4. Ryan Gosling’s Side Swept Blonde Hair
Actor Ryan Gosling opens our list of celebrities that have had to turn to men’s hairstyles for thin hair. His natural blonde locks are legendary by now, but sadly they are thinning as he advances in his age. Therefore, he wears an old Hollywood side part that fits him wonderfully.
5. Dolph Lundgren Classic Look
You may recognize this action star from a lot of movies in the 80s and 90s. While he still has his chiseled foreign good looks as well as his piercing blue eyes, his white blonde hair has begun to thin a bit with age. That doesn’t stop him from still sporting those messy 90s spikes, though.
6. Tom Hardy’s Short Hairstyle
Yes, dream hunk Tom Hardy has this problem as well and needs to turn to men’s hairstyles for thin hair. However, somehow, when you’re that good-looking, and you’ve got such a bad-boy attitude, it doesn’t really seem to matter anymore, does it? Keep it short! With this haircut, you will have less time in maintaining it.
7. Salt and Pepper for Thin Hair
This slicked-back hairstyle is all about the color. It’s a natural black and white that comes with maturing. We completely support keeping the changing color of your hair as opposed to dyeing your hair seeing as it gives you a plus of charm. Age is just a number. It is not a hindrance to your looks and style.
8. Business Haircut
Complying with the office-style code isn’t ways easy, especially when you’re in business. However, you can find a short and simple hairstyle that will fit both your need of solving the thin hair issue as well as keeping in line with the dress code.
9. Taper Haircut
You can also call this taper haircut the modern and sleek Ivy League for thinning hair because that’s what it looks like. It even has a small widow’s peak at the front, for a touch of class and elegance that will make you look even more dashing.
10. Mature Hairstyle
A mature hairstyle often means a short one, in the gray color we’re accustomed to seeing middle-aged men wearing. However, it’s up to you just how young and cool you make it look, depending on how young and cool you feel on the inside.
11. Strawberry Colored Hair
Even though strawberry is a hair color that has predominantly been seen with ladies, that doesn’t mean you cannot wear it as well. We live in the age of gender fluidity when the boundaries between masculine and feminine are gently erased.
12. Classic Hairstyle
A classic solution for thinning hair would be to get a simple and short haircut. It’s the simplest hairstyle out there and the easiest thing you can do on your way to dealing with the ever-present idea that your hair is now thinner than usual.
13. Buzz Cut
Do you want an idea for even shorter mens hairstyles for thin hair? How about a buzz cut? If your hair is starting to thin out or even if you now have a receding hairline, a buzz cut will fix it all by simply making it go away in a heartbeat.
14. Jude Law Haircut
It’s no secret to anyone that actor Jude Law has a receding hairline. The amazing thing for which we have great respect is that he is still keeping his hair, rather than chopping it all off or going for the big shave. Way to go, Jude!
15. Matt Damon Wavy Top
Even though his receding hairline is not that visible yet, actor Matt Damon still needs to go for mens hairstyles for thin hair. He usually wears his hair very short with a few natural and light curls right on top of the crown.
16. Sting’s Receding Hair
Another very famous receding hairline in the world of celebrities belongs to British singer Sting. He has natural ash blonde hair which he wears in a few short spikes that mask to some degree the bald patch on top of his head.
17. Office Hairstyle
Here is your typical office haircut. In fact, it’s so often seen in the office, that we’re surprised it’s not actually called ‘the office.’ It goes perfectly with a suit and tie and you will look great in meetings and presentations.
18. Jason Statham Semi Bald
Here is a walking, talking example of the fact that thinning hair shouldn’t stop you one bit from getting what you want. Jason Statham is a famous action movie star in Hollywood, and he’s married to one of the biggest supermodels in the world.
19. Stellan Skarsgard Blonde Hair
The papa of the acting Skarsgard clan is the one who started the family’s love for movies and mens hairstyles for thin hair alike. Almost all the Skarsgard men are actors and have thin or balding hair, just like their father does.
20. Harrison Ford’s Messy Style
If Indiana Jones can’t make mens hairstyles for thin hair look cool, then no one can. Luckily for all of us, he can. All we need to do now is copy Indy’s hairstyle and we can be just as cool as he is. Fedora and whip are, of course, not mandatory.
21. Hugh Laurie’s Thin Hair
Mens hairstyles for thin hair have never looked so dashing as they do on the handsome Hugh Laurie. The British actor with a comedic background wowed everyone as Dr. House in the eponymous TV show and he has been in our hearts ever since.
22. Combover Haircut
It’s also called the sweep over and it has one, very specific role. To make it look like you have a lot more hair than you do in reality. It’s an illusion created by the fact that you sweep all your hair to one side of the head rather than keeping it on both sides.
23. David Beckham’s Brushed Up Style
Yes, as incredible as that sounds, even a hair styling guru like David Beckham struggles with mens hairstyles for thin hair. Back in the day, he used to be one of the biggest soccer players in the world as well as the guy who basically sported every haircut known to man.
24. David Arquette’s Slick Back Cut
Actor David Arquette has some tiny issues with thinning hair as well but he doesn’t let them get in his way. His preferred hairstyle is a comb back, where he basically uses hair gel and a comb to slick back all of his hair.
25. Shoulder Length Hairstyle
Thin hair doesn’t mean you have to let go of your surfer’s hair if you love it a lot. On the contrary. We say you grow it out, especially if you’re lucky enough to be a natural blonde to a shoulder-length cut. In that way, the eye will go to the length of the hair, not its volume.
26. David Bowie’s Messy Medium Hairstyle
It is true that he sported some of the craziest hairstyles in history but it’s also true that he had thin hair. We might not have noticed it at the time because our eyes went immediately to the kooky colors and whimsical cuts, but David Bowie was just like the rest of us.
27. Elegant Hairstyle
If you want to copy this hairstyle, you will need to invest in a high-quality hair wax. You can then use a small to moderate amount every day to shape this little vintage widow’s peak at the front so that you can always be the most elegant man in the room.
28. Suave and Sexy Hairstyle
Suave and sexy really are the words to describe this haircut. It’s the type of haircut a real charmer would wear to sweep a beautiful woman off her feet and take her to a romantic candlelit dinner at a restaurant on the beach.
29. The Crew Cut
This is a hairstyle that we borrowed from the military. Even though there are different types and lengths of a crew cut, we suggest you go for the minimalist one, since it might solve the issue of your hair growing thin. Be more generous in your facial hair to make up for what your head is lacking.
30. Mens Hairstyle for Over 50
The amazing thing about this idea is that, once you’re over 50, you will have an awesome gray beard that will attract attention away from your thinning hair. Keep it well-groomed using beard oil and all the necessary accouterments.
31. David Tennant Messy Hair
British actor David Tennant or, as he’s more widely known, The Doctor, is another major Hollywood player who suffers from thinning hair. However, he decided to fight against it by wearing his hair in a medium, messy cut.
32. Mads Mikkelsen Classic Look
If you’re wondering why is his face so familiar, we’ll tell you. ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Hannibal,’ ‘Casino Royale,’ and many more. If you’re wondering why his hair looks familiar, that’s because it might be your next inspiration as far as mens hairstyles for thin hair go.
33. Blonde Hairstyle
Natural blonde really is a wondrous thing. In a world where so many people struggle to get it out of a bottle, if you have it naturally, you should really relish it. Go for a classic, feathery cut, with a taper fade that will accentuate your features.
34. Simple Haircut
Sometimes, less really is more, as proved by this extremely simple and straightforward cut. Let nature take its course when it comes to your hair and go for a short and sweet hairstyle. Plus, if you have blue or green eyes, they can do all the talking.
35. Michael Fassbender Style
He is living proof that even the most handsome of men can struggle with the issue of thinning hair. Widely regarded as a great actor and a very gorgeous one as well, Michael Fassbender does have a receding hairline for which he resolves to mens hairstyles for thin hair.
36. Fiery Hairstyle
Blonde is not the only color you should be proud to have naturally. Ginger or red has been very on trend in the past couple of years. Just think of it as being a member of the Weasley family that lives in the city and can’t actually do magic, but has great hair!
37. Wavy Hair
If you have wavy hair, you’re in luck. You can always grow it out to a medium cut and then let the waves speak for themselves. Their natural curl will give your hair extra volume and depth, masking the fact that it is a bit thinner than it should be.
38. Daniel Craig’s Gentlemen Hairstyle
If James Bond can sport mens hairstyles for thin hair, so can you. British actor Daniel Craig typically goes for a vintage haircut both onscreen, when he impersonates the secret agent, and off screen, seeing as he just looks so dashing with it. What a gentleman he is!
39. Natural Hairstyle
This is a very natural, fresh, and young look. The haircut is composed of a fade or undercuts on the sides and in the back and a small unicorn quiff in the front. Use some hair wax to create that small quiff.
40. Old Fashioned Spikes
Remember back in the 90s and 2000s when everyone used to wear spikes and tons of gel? As it turns out, this idea makes for some great means of hairstyles for thin hair. Seeing as they mean pulling all the hair up, the spiky hair the fact that your hair is thin.
41. Vintage Hairstyle
You know you cannot possibly go wrong with a vintage haircut. They have been in style for almost a hundred years, since the 1920s, and there’s a reason why. Apart from being sleek, sexy, and elegant, they also look good on everyone, flattering any type of face.
42. Alexander Skarsgard Hairstyle
We already took a look at his father, Stellan. Now it’s time to see the most famous son in the Skarsgard clan, Alexander. He too has a receding hairline and thinning hair but that doesn’t stop him one bit from being one of the most handsome men in the game.
43. Bradley Cooper’s Short Haircut
Mens hairstyles for thin hair aside, where would we be without those gorgeous blue eyes? Yes, his hair might be receding, but Bradley Cooper goes to show what you can do if you are a strong and confident man.
44. Widow’s Peak
This was a very sought-after hairstyle a few years ago. Even though it was replaced by others in more recent times, you can still wear it because it will mask thinning hair. Plus, it has a certain boyish charm that really is tough to beat.
45. V Hairstyle
As the name suggests, this hairstyle suggests that you use your receding hairline and remaining bangs to create a V on your forehead. Add some gel, hair mousse, or hair wax to give it some texture and tousle it around.
46. Classic Johnny Depp Looks
Due to his age, actor Johnny Depp has the beginning of a receding hairline as well. However, instead of cutting his hair short, he still wears a feathery and wavy hairstyle that matches his creative and whimsical personality.
47. Greaser Men’s Hair
One of the latest trends to come out of Instagram is this gelled slick back inspired by the greaser hairstyles of the 50s. As it turns out, it’s also amazing if you have thin hair because it masks any problems you might have.
48. Cute Hairstyle
You can’t go wrong with a side part and a light chestnut hair color that highlights your eyes. The hairstyle is so fantastic that no one will even notice your thinning hair or your receding hairline. Add a beard and you’ve got a killer combination.
49. Jason Alexander Balding Look
He became famous the world over and entered pop culture as an icon playing a ‘short, stocky, bald man.’ Jason Alexander is better known as George Costanza, the guy who can’t stop worrying about his alopecia on Seinfeld.
50. Prince William Haircut
From the Lord of the Manor to the Prince of England. William is one of the most famous bald men on the planet. He stands to inherit the crown and throne of England and he recently shaved his head.
These are the 50 best and most inspirational mens hairstyles for thin hair. Even though they all have merit, in the end, the perfect match will be the one that suits your needs best. That is why we advise you to consult your stylist, take into account your facial type and receding hairline and then decide what’s the best option. Let us know in the comment section below which one worked for you because we would love to hear some details!
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.