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The Ten Best Hairstyles for Men with Thinning Hair

It’s a fact you’ve been trying to ignore for quite some time now. You know very well that your head, which was once full of hair, is starting to thin and is slowly going bald.

Men, just like women, typically have a hard time accepting hair fall problems. Thinning hair and baldness are huge blows to men. Acceptance can be hard to come by, especially as your confidence begins to slide down and you feel less attractive each day.

But ironically, the key to living with thinning hair is to make peace with it and move on. Accept that your hair is slowly thinning, try out things that can restore your hair’s growth, and shake up your look with a hairstyle that will flatter you despite the receding hairline.

In this post, we’ve compiled a list of the best hairstyles for men with thinning hair. Shift through this article, take your pick, and confidently beat thinning hair by rocking a new hairstyle soon!

1. The Full Clean Shave

A completely shaved head is your best bet when you’ve got patchy hair or large bald spots dominating almost entire sections of your head. Going completely bald is a huge move that shows everyone how you’ve confidently embraced your hair loss and made it a positive part of your life.

Lots of men opt for this style because it comes with a myriad of benefits:

  • You don’t need to worry about styling hair anymore.
  • Washing your head doesn’t require fancy hair products; your bar bath soap will do the trick.
  • A growing number of women are now attracted to men with clean-shaven heads.
It takes lots of guts to sport this look, but it screams confidence everywhere and tells everyone “Who cares? This is the real me! Take it, people!”.

2. The Buzz Cut

Is the full shave a bit torturous for you? Then your next best option is going for a classic buzz cut. This hairstyle works best for lads with a receding hairline and a thinning crown.

Buzz cuts benefit you in the following ways:

  • Streamlines the appearance of that V-shaped growth of hair on your forehead (widow’s peak)
  • Improves the look of a receding hairline
  • Draws more attention to your face
Sporting a buzz cut gives you that clean, masculine look that’s less intimidating than full shaves.

3. The Ivy League

The Ivy League hairstyle is a sophisticated version of the classic crew cut with tapered sides and longer hair length on the top. The top hairs are at least an inch long and can be parted to the side for a neat and slick finish.

Ivy League haircuts emphasize your face and draw attention to prominent cheekbones and jawlines. It’s also a great low-maintenance style.

This hairstyle is recommended for men whose hair still has some volume but with hairlines that are starting to recede.

4. Light and Shaggy Layered Look

Men who spot early thinning hair problems can opt for the light layered style. Hair is cut in uneven layers and styled by tousling it around in a messy look. The out-of-bed shaggy style helps provide more volume to hair and effectively hides thinning.

The light and shaggy layered look is a great wash-and-wear style perfect for on-the-go lads. It also gives that youthful vibe.

5. High and Tight Crop

If you want a clean cut that hides the signs of thinning hair, you can try this low-maintenance military cut.

The high and tight crop has your hair cut into very short lengths on the side and leaves a wee little more length to the hairs on top of the head. This hairstyle looks like a grown-out version of the buzz cut.

6. Faux Hawk

Worried how to style longer top hairs with a receding hairline? A faux hawk is your best bet.

Put up your shortish-long top hairs in soft spikes reminiscent of a toned-down hawk hairstyle. Keep your side hairs shorter and style them neatly in a single direction or in a fade.

The added height lends an edgy and youthful touch to your overall look, highlighting your hair and distracting attention away from your hairline.

7. Short Pompadour with a Tapered Fade

If your thinning hair problems are just starting and your hair still has thickness and volume, you may opt for a short pompadour style coupled with a tapering fade.

This hairstyle starts with long, full hairs on the top of your head. It tapers down to shorter lengths until it becomes almost shaven on the ear level. The long hairs on top are styled into a subtle pompadour.

The tapered fade with pompadour style is great for guys with naturally wavy or curly hair. It also conceals a beginning receded hairline in all types of hair.

8. Clean Caesar Cut

This style is inspired by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar’s hair. It became popular when George Clooney was seen sporting this cut.

The Clean Caesar cut consists of bangs that are cut and styled forward in a horizontal fringe. The hairs on the side are cut slickly into a smart shortish length. The short bangs on the top and center of your head help conceal your receding hairline and help define your widow’s peak stylishly.

9. The Mad Men Look

This hairstyle is inspired by the look of stars in AMC’s television show Mad Men. Specifically, it’s the look actor John Slattery used to portray his character, Roger Sterling.

Rock this look by having your hair cut tightly tapered on the sides and short on the top. Let your top hairs be long enough to part it to the side, though. Also, make sure that the tight sides blend well with the side part on top of your head.

10. Bald Head with Facial Hair

Sporting a bald head now? Why not try growing out your facial hair to direct attention to your face? Guys with bald heads can freely grow their goatees, beards, and mustaches. But still keep your grown facial hair neat and slick to look presentable and polished.

There you have it, 10 flattering hairstyles to try for thinning and balding hair. Never let your confidence and self-esteem wane just because you’ve got less hair than before. Tweak your hair a bit and discover a whole new you!

Have you tried out any of these hairstyles? How did you feel while sporting such looks? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!


  1. My husband is 65 yrs old and has thinning hair too. He gets a cut similar to the high and tight crop, only a bit longer than the one pictured here.

  2. Is the tousled shaggy look a great idea for older men like me? I'd like to try it.

    1. Age doesn't matter in rocking any kind of hairstyle, even if you have thinning hair. So go ahead and try it out! :D

    2. Thank you for the encouragement. :)


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