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Are you starting to notice your (or your boyfriend/husband/partner’s) hairline creeping up higher and higher each year? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  In fact, statistics show that by 50 years old, 85% of men will experience significant hair loss (Source: American Hair Loss Association).  Luckily for you, there are a few easy, yet trendy hairstyles that will accentuate your hair loss and keep you looking sexier than ever.  Check out these top hairstyles for men with receding hairlines.

Is your hairline starting to get a bit higher? Check out these top hairstyles for men with receding hairlines to stay looking....

More Hair Loss Statistics:

  • It’s normal to lose about 100 strands of hair every day.  When one loses more than 125 strands per day, it’s known as “telogen effluvium,” and it’s usually temporary and reversible. 
  • Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness) causes 95% of hair loss in men.  
  • 35 million men and 21 million women are currently suffering from hair loss in the United States.
  • 25% of men suffering from male pattern baldness will start losing hair before they turn 21 years old.  
  • A study from the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery in 2010 indicated that:
    • 40% of people suffering from hair loss would choose more hair over more money or friends.
    • 60% of people feel like better hair will help you advance in your career.
    • 73% of people would trade a treasured personal possession for better hair.

Hairstyles for Men With Receding Hairlines:

Now, let’s just jump into the good stuff.  Men’s haircuts are kinda my forte; there’s nothing better than a fresh, clean short haircut on a man.  I want to kick off this list with the…

9. The Caesar Cut

Man with a modern caesar haircut.
Photo Credit: Uredništvo Pričesk Robert on Instagram

The “Caesar haircut” is definitely one of the best hairstyles for men with receding hairlines because it actually covers up the hairline.  Named after Julius Caesar’s very famous haircut (see below), this hairstyle will make your hair appear much thicker and fuller. 

The sides can either be shaved, or scissor-cut at a longer length, but what distinguishes this haircut from others is that the top is combed forward and cut in a straight line (although the line can be softened with some texture).

Bust of Julius Caesar, posthumous portrait in marble, 44-30 BC, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican Museums.
Bust of Julius Caesar, posthumous portrait in marble, 44-30 BC, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican Museums.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

8. The Modern Comb Over

Man with a modern comb-over haircut.
Photo Credit: jfuge13 on Instagram

When I talk about a comb over, I’m not talking about this:

Man with combover animated gif.
Photo Credit: Gfycat

…because let’s be honest, comb-overs aren’t that sexy.  However, the modern-day comb over is easily one of the trendiest hairstyles for men with receding hairlines.  This haircut works wonders to draw the attention away from a receding hairline.

The hair is typically cut short on the sides and left a little longer on top so it can flip over to one side or the other.  It should be very blended, and I don’t recommend this haircut being used to cover a bald spot… because that just looks silly.


7. The Messy Spikey Look

Man with messy spikey haircut.
Photo Credit: John Mark Arvizu on Instagram

Similar to the combover, a messy spikey haircut draw attention away from the receding hairline.  In fact, many of the upcoming haircuts on this list do the same thing.  You could do a clean spiked haircut to achieve the same effect, but I’m a much bigger fan of the messy look.  

Again, the sides could be as long or as short as you want, as long as they aren’t longer than the top.  


6. The Crew Cut

Man with short crew cut.
Photo Credit: Jack Graham Hair on Instagram

There are a lot of variations and misconceptions of the crew cut but I’m here to tell you what a real crew cut is.  It should be relatively short all around the head, but should gradually get longer toward the front.  It’s almost like a toned-down version of a flat-top haircut.  

I’m a fan of the textured look, but both versions are great hairstyles for men with receding hairlines.  To add some texture, ask your barber to use the thinning shears or razor in the longer top section.


5. The Fade

Man with a low skin fade and line up.
Photo Credit: The Cut Life Men on Instagram

I’m a huge fan of the fade haircut.  When done properly, it looks so clean and trendy.  The goal of this haircut is to have super short hair on the sides (usually down to the skin), that gradually fades to longer hair on top, without a line.

Here’s a sweet timelapse video of me doing a fade haircut on my husband a few years ago.  Read more about it here: Fade Haircut Timelapse.  

One main advantage of a fade haircut, is that the trend is to “line up” the edges in the front and the hairline.  This is a great way to blend in a receding hairline.  


4. The Faux Hawk

Man with a faux hawk.
Photo Credit: Dale Bednarksi on Instagram

A faux hawk is really just a combination between a messy spikey haircut and a mohawk.  The hair should be short on the side and should gradually get longer as it moves towards a point in the middle of the head.  Like everything else, I feel like texture makes this haircut better.

I think that this is one of the best hairstyles for men with receding hairlines, as the focal point is strongly directed away from the hairline.   


3. Longer Hair

Chris Hemsworth Thor animated GIF.
Photo Credit: Giphy

Tread lightly with long hair, as it could either accentuate your receding hairline or make it look worse.  If your hairline is super high, I would steer clear of longer hair.  On the other hand, it could look okay too; it really just depends on the person.

Mostly, I just wanted to post a picture of Chris Hemsworth as Thor.  


2. The Dapper Cut

Man with dapper cut.
Photo Credit: Tori J Tomlinson on Instagram

The classic dapper cut is a great hairstyle for a receding hairline.  This haircut should be pretty blended, so longer sides might be better, although the sides can still be clipper cut.  The top should be slicked back or to the side and it should all blend together.   

1. The Bruce Willis Buzz Cut

Animated GIF of Bruce Willis.
Photo Credit: Maxim

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.  A total buzz-cut is definitely one of the most efficient hairstyles for men with receding hairlines.  After all, there are tons of sexy celebrities that rock this haircut.  Cue exhibit A:

Dwane "The Rock" Johnson "Hey Cool" animated GIF.
Photo Credit: Giphy
Pitbull animated GIF.
Photo Credit: Giphy
Vin Diesel animated GIF.
Credit: Giphy

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Can you think of any other sexy hairstyles for men with receding hairlines?  Do you love any of these hairstyles?  I’d love to read your feedback in the comments section below…

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Is your hairline starting to get a bit higher? Check out these top hairstyles for men with receding hairlines to stay looking....

With an extensive knowledge of hair color science and over 12 years as a licensed cosmetologist working in the hair industry, Hollee feels the need to share her passion for beauty with the world.  She specializes in hair color science, hairstyles, hair hacks, hair knowledge, and how things work in the hair industry.  She enjoys sharing her expertise and helping people achieve their personal hair goals.

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