25 Best Hairstyles for a Receding Hairline

by Updated on May 22, 2018

When your hairline starts receding, you know you’re in a bit of trouble. While there are certain products that you can use to help slow down the process of hair loss, there’s no miracle cure that we know of *sad face*.

The good thing is that… you’re never really alone. You know that many men around the globe go through the same problem at some point in their lives – but at times, because they’re so skilled at hiding it, you may not even notice that they are balding.

The thing is, you can either choose to ignore the fact that you’re going bald and desperately clutch on to the remaining hair strands by keeping the same hairstyle you’ve always had (even if it isn’t suitable for receding hairlines), or you can do it in style.

That means – picking out a haircut that works for your hairline; a cut that’ll make your hair look awesome even when signs of ageing appear.

Which hairstyles look good on a receding hairline, you’re probably wondering? Well, stay with us – and we promise to tell you all you need to know.

#1: Clean Shave

Nothing works better for a receding hairline than a clean shave – if the thought of sporting a bald head doesn’t freak you out. The bald head look isn’t for everyone as it is somewhat revealing and can be quite a change if you’ve had hair all your life – but it sure works for those who are going bald.

Clean Shave
Clean Shave

#2: Fohawk Haircut

Faux hawk, a distant relative of a mohawk, is a fantastic choice for the modern-day (balding) man. Particularly if that man would like to look trendy while not drawing attention to his receding hairline! As the focus is on the hair in the middle – the receding hairline is simply forgotten.

Fohawk Haircut
Fohawk Haircut

#3: Buzz Cut

A military style that’s been around longer than anyone cares to remember, a buzz cut is a little less bold than a clean shave – yet still an option for someone who doesn’t mind having very little hair on their head. It looks great on receding hairlines.

Buzz Cut
Buzz Cut

#4: Very Short Cut

A simple, short cut is also a suitable option for someone with a receding hairline. The fact that your hair isn’t long means that attention isn’t drawn to the forehead that’s getting bigger – and that’s what we call a successful hairstyle.

Very Short Cut
Very Short Cut

#5: Combover + Fade

A combover is a wonderful hairstyle for any man – whether you’re slowly balding or have been blessed with fantastic genes that means baldness will never occur. If you use your receding hairline as the lowest point in your hair’s part line, a combover will give your hairstyle an artificial sense of weight.

Combover + Fade
Combover + Fade

#6: Bald Fade + Longer Top

To be completely frank with you – most hairstyles with a longer top and shorter sides will work for you if your hairline is receding. The trick is drawing attention to the hair on top and not the hairline – and this bald fade + longer top does the job wonderfully!

Bald Fade + Longer Top
Bald Fade + Longer Top

#7: Short Sides + Heavy Fringe

A heavier fringe is a smart way to hide the hairline – particularly if you have lots of hair on top! It’s great for men with a receding hairline, but not so great for someone whose hair is pretty thin.

Short Sides + Heavy Fringe
Short Sides + Heavy Fringe

#8: Longer Cuts

The important thing with longer cuts is to not go overboard. Longer hair – great. Too long, and we have a problem. Also, thin long hair may look a little less appealing thank thick – so do keep that in mind if you decide to grow your hair longer to hide a receding hairline.

Longer Cuts
Longer Cuts

#9: Slicked Back Undercut

A slicked back undercut is an intelligent way to draw less attention to a receding hairline – and more to the longer hair on top. Use some product to slick back the hair you’ve got on top and that’ll be the center of attention – no-one will even notice your hairline is receding!

Slicked Back Undercut
Slicked Back Undercut

#10: The High and Tight

The high and tight is another classic haircut one may choose to disguise a receding hairline. A variation of the crew cut, the high and tight normally involves shaved or short sides and slightly longer hair on the top. Add a little bit of pomade to texturize the hair – and that will be the key element of the look, drawing attention away from the hairline.

The High and Tight
The High and Tight

#11: Short Sides + Slicked Back

Slicked back hair doesn’t just work great with an undercut – a taper or a fade will do wonders to the look too to hide a receding hairline. Err…what receding hairline?

Short Sides + Slicked Back
Short Sides + Slicked Back

#12: Short Textured Cut

The trick with a receding hairline is for the hair not to look like it’s missing anything. It has to look neat, trendy and full of volume. And this short, textured cut gets the job done!

Short Textured Cut
Short Textured Cut

#13: Spiky Medium Cut

Nothing will draw attention away from a receding hairline better than mischievous, bright-colored spikes! This modern-day fohawk will look fantastic on any man – balding or not!

Spiky Medium Cut
Spiky Medium Cut

#14: Messy Medium Hair + Taper

Shorter sides, medium hair on top – what’s not to love? This style is simple to keep plus looks natural without drawing attention to the forehead.

Messy Medium Hair + Taper
Messy Medium Hair + Taper

#15: Combover + Undercut

Creating a sharp contrast between the two lengths works in your favor when you’re trying to look trendy – but without the eyes falling on your receding hairline. Add some product to create a more textured look, and you’ve got yourself a winner hairstyle.

Combover + Undercut
Combover + Undercut

#16: #1: Short defined quiff haircut with deep recession

Short defined quiff
Short defined quiff haircut with deep recession on temples

#17: Pompadour hairstyle with skin fade on sides

Pompadour

#18: A high slick back pompadour with the sides taken tight

A high slick back pompadour with the sides taken tight
A high slick back pompadour with the sides taken tight

#19: Volume Side Parting

Volume Side Parting
Volume Side Parting

#20: Short brushed to the side quiff with receding temples

Short brushed to the side quiff with receding temples
Short brushed to the side quiff with receding temples

#21: Short crop with texture helping cover loss of hairline

Short crop with texture helping cover loss of hairline
Short crop with texture helping cover loss of hairline

22: Justin Theroux rock-inspired hairstyle

Justin Theroux rock-inspired hairstyle
Justin Theroux rock-inspired hairstyle
Justin Theroux rock-inspired hairstyle

#23: Jude Law short crew cut

Jude Law short crew cut
Jude Law short crew cut

#24: Tom Hanks French crop

Tom Hanks French crop hairstyle
Tom Hanks French crop hairstyle

#25: Slick side parting

Slick side parting
Slick side parting

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