28 Best Haircuts for Men with Thinning Hair That Still Look Great

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The 28 Best Haircuts for Men with Thinning Hair

Thinning hair isn’t just a problem for men with thinning hair, it’s a problem for everyone with hair.

We all wish that we could wake up to full heads of thick beautiful hair, but the reality is, most of us do not.

Men with thinning hair certainly find themselves in a unique situation. While it may seem like the men with the thickest and fullest head of hair get all of the hot chicks, the reality is that the men with the full head of hair don’t get any more chicks than the men with the thinning hair.

The women who do find themselves dating men with thinning hair are usually women who not only themselves find thinning hair attractive but also care more about personality than hair.

Whether you actually prefer men with thinner hair or you are simply frustrated with your own thinning hair, the reality is that there are still plenty of hairstyles for men with thinning hair that look great.

The Hot Mess

This is our most confident look for guys with thinning hair. What makes it so hot is it’s not perfect.

The fringe has been brushed to the left so that the top looks a little messy. If you’ve got short to medium length hair, and it’s going thin around the temples or receding around the hairline, this is the style for you.

Wannabe Rockstars

Are you an 80s rocker at heart? This look will get you girls. The style is reminiscent of 80s rockstars and the fringe is styled to look like long sideburns. You’ll need to spend a little more time in front of the mirror with this one!

The Pompadour

The Pompadour is one of the most go-to haircuts for any guy with a receding hairline. The sides are lined up with the hair in the middle brushed forward. This is a great style for long or medium length hair, and will make an impact without looking too “done’.


This haircut will do wonders for almost any man who is starting to lose hair. Spikes will make hair appear thicker and fuller than it may be.

With spikes you need to ensure that the top is longer and painstakingly spiked back in a way that will create height and thickness.

The sides and back hair should be really short and tapered, creating a natural look that will complement your face shape and make the spikes appear fuller.

Gelled Down

Hair: Choppy, textured hair with a gelled-down effect allows you to avoid the shiny and greasy look. The side part will keep hair off the face while you’re gearing up for your bolder summer look.

The Fringe

This is for those who have a very high crown but just a little bit of hair on the sides.

The hair is full at the top and it is thin at the sides, as you move towards the temple.

This is one of the most iconic haircuts for men, especially if you want to go for a retro look, or if you have a square face.

The length of the hair can vary, as it can appear on men of all ages and on any type of face shape.

Young men who want to look classic can go for a short version of this haircut.

If you have a wave in your hair, or thick hair, you can ask your barber for some texture on top to add some volume.

Once you have the thick wavy hair, you will need to work with a creative team of barbers, including those who are in charge of the hair color and those who you trust with the razor and wax.

Basically, they will need to know exactly how you want your hair to look like, after the haircut, and you will need to be always present to give your imput during the process.

A variation of the high top is the bald fade. This haircut is not as popular, because it is better when it comes to cover thin hair. This trademark haircut is usually called undercuts.

Classic Combover

Though pomades are off the table for high-maintenance guys (it takes too much time and effort to sculpt and maintain them), the classic combover has enjoyed newfound popularity, and there’s no need to avoid the nostalgic look. For starters, it’s important to note that you should avoid having the combover on the sides of your head as it would make your hair look thinner. It also looks very juvenile. Rather keep your combover at the top so it gives the illusion of fuller hair.

Your classic combover needs to look like it is sculpted from start to finish. Keep the sides of your head shaved but the top of your hair can be a bit longer so it can cover your hairline and make it look thicker. Then use some hair product to style your hair into place over your forehead. Simply use some medium or strong hold pomade or wax then t comb your hair over your forehead. T combing your hair over your forehead is the easiest way to style a combover.

Short back and sides with a longer top

This is one of the best haircuts for men with thinning hair. It is also a very low-maintenance haircut.

For this hairstyle, the hair will be short on the sides and back but slightly longer near the top of the head.

The hair on top is also styled into a quiff with a slight angle in the front so that the hair is pointing forwards.

Depending on how thick the hair on top is, it may be styled with a soft wave too.

This will help to soften up the edges and provide more volume and texture to the hair style. This hairstyle is stylish and will look good on a variety of face shapes.


Or high top fade?

How you wear your hair says a lot about you as an individual. It’s a physiological trait that’s been ingrained into our cultural psyche so deeply that to look at a person’s haircut, we can make a lot of assumptions about them.

For example, men interested in the latest trends will often choose a fade, as this has been the trendiest hairstyle of the last year or so. On the other hand, men who like to keep things practical will often stick to short sides and back with a man-bun.

The man’s choice of hairstyle can also be a way to express his professional attitude. When bald or close-shaved heads were the fashion trend a decade ago, more men entered the workforce with shaved heads.

Now we have a more diverse and complex hairstyle that men choose for work. There are more hairstyles for men that look great for the workplace and for play. We’ve rounded up 28 great hairstyles for men that still look great with thinning hair.

Long Locks

The key with a haircut like this is to make sure that you don’t go for a cut that is too long. Sure if you have the hair for it you could wear a really long hairstyle but no one has the time for that.

For men with thinning hair, length is the enemy, and keeping your locks on the shorter side is going to help cut down on the amount of hair you lose each day.

This cut is clean, short, and is a fantastic option for most men looking to style their hair.

It is pretty low commitment when it comes to styling and will work well with any hair type.

Military Cut

This is the classic haircut of the military men, but it is actually worn by many people throughout the world. It is a very short haircut that is high up on top, but has the sides shaved. This haircut is a great option for people who have a receding hairline and a full head of hair. It will cover some of the scalp, so it won’t make you appear to be completely bald. The military cut is also great for men with medium length hair. It can be a great way to have a drastic change with your hair, but give you enough length for styling. This is the ultimate haircut for thinning hair because it is so simple. You cut it above your ears, on the sides and back, and then keep it trimmed around the nape of the neck.

Bald and Beardy

A variation of the classic fade.

This is a great way to go for a square jaw.

You will need hair on top, clearly, and a solid facial beard to pull off this look.

The fade starts high and works its way down to the skin.

This is also a good way to keep the beard looking sharp.

For a great beard to pull this look off, go for a medium length cut.

With just a couple of shots of hair product, you will be set.

Buzz Cut

Both men and women love this haircut. It is easy to keep, not too fussy, and depending on how much time you spend in front of the mirror and your personal grooming standards, you can either make this look more or less masculine. Whether you pair it with new facial hair or keep it clean shaven, this haircut is still very popular. One of our favorite styles and shapes is the medium buzz cut, which works well for thick hair. Ask your stylist to go an inch or two above your ear to add some length and style to the look.

The French Crop is similar to the buzz cut, only longer. Let your stylist know you are looking for a clean look that contrasts with a heavier beard.

Long, swept-back quiff

The quiff features prominently on our list – and with good reason. This style creates the illusion that you have more hair than you reality by smoothing hair back and upwards, with most of the hair falling gracefully around the collar.

It's an excellent option for guys with receding hairlines as it disguises any lines in your forehead.

Modern side parting

The sides of your fade will be left longer and combed back with a separating pomade. To finish, the top can be spiked and kept short in length on top. The parting is also a nostalgic throwback to the older haircuts. If you’re going for a modern take on retro styles then this one will fit the bill.

The brush-back

Difficulty level: Medium

Length: Short to medium

Stylist's choice: "Most people think of the brush-back as a hair style for the nicest guys, since it makes you seem a bit more mature than the average guy," says Will. "Despite this, the brush-back works well with fine hair, as long as you don't have too much of it."

Messy quiff

Officially, it's called the popular-with-Farrers quiff. We'd prefer to call it the "mouse" because it's the cut that Liam Gallagher wears. The quiff is the best way to bring out the best of your curls. As a general rule, curly hair looks better shorter, and as Liam has a full head of hair, this is an ideal cut to show off its natural texture and shape.

Such a cut works best with thick, curly hair, but you may attach your hair in small sections, if it's less thick.

This style really requires curlers, not just a blow drier, so get yourself over to the barber (better still, you can do it yourself, if you have the skills).

At the back, leave the longest locks and style these so they frame your face. Then grab the shortest strands of hair that frame the forehead and attach them to your longer locks. Lastly, curl back the exposed earlobes (a curling barrel will work).

Longer scissor cut

This hairstyle has been around for over a century, but never gets boring.

The shorter hair on the sides and the longer hair on the top look great. It’s perfect for older men who have to deal with thinning hair. This is also a great hairstyle for black men with hair loss and graying.

One of the best things about the long scissor cut is that it can be easily styled and maintained. You can blow dry your hair and let it set on its own or style it with wet hair using a medium to large size brush.

It’s the ideal hairstyle for men in their 40s who look younger than they are.

Finally, if you choose to style it, make sure that your hair products match that specific style.

My favorite thing about this hairstyle is how versatile it is. You can wear it short or long, parted on any side, with spikes or worn flat, and slightly faded sides for a different look.

Haircut by Gabrielle Davids.

Parted Central Combover

The best haircuts for men with thinning hair are usually one which is the thickest in the front and gradually thins down to the sides. This style helps you get around the problem, without you looking like you’re desperately doing something to keep up your hairline.

‘Cause let’s face it we’ve all been there.

It also is easily done if you’re going “gale force gust” in the hair removal department.

Accentuate the Color to the Front

Finally, you might want to consider really pushing the color to the front.

Men tend to regret gray hair more than women, as it is associated with aging.

If you’re thinning in front, don’t do a full gray look. Just mix in a few grays in the front and keep the sides and back as your natural hair color. Or vice versa.

You might also consider looking for a best haircut for men with receding hair, which falls on the opposite end of the spectrum.


This is a popular hairstyle going back to ancient times and in the modern day is popular with guys including athletes.

It’s also one of the most versatile options on the list.

Get a buzz-cut in the back with a classic pompadour in front and you can look like a modern-day, retro cool rock star.

The mohawk hairstyle may help you look manlier. Thick full hair is a symbol of strength. The stronger and fuller the hair the more masculine it seems to be. Consider growing your hair, but don’t overdo it.

Keeping your strong hair in the lines of a mohawk hairstyle or classic pompadour will help you look stronger and more masculine and help you bypass the worst thinning hair looks.

Have fun exploring the mohawk hairstyle and vintage pompadour styles. As you get a little older, your hair might settle into a more laid back look.

Don’t worry about the changes, just change your hairstyle and you are good to go. You might even be able to carry off the young-un’s long curly hairstyle. That can be a fun one, too.

The mop

When guys drastically cut their hair, letting the top go long and leaving the sides and back at any length, it works wonders. The mop top works especially well if you have thin hair and is easy to maintain. It’s also a cool hairstyle in general and comes in handy when you feel like having a slight rebellious streak.

This is the hairstyle favored by men who are a little bit older. These guys have good reason to allow their hair to get messy: the sides get a bit thinner as you age. In this case, a slightly longer hairstyle helps you go unnoticed and not look too old for your age.

Slightly longer at the top also keeps you away from that weird in-between phase where you are not yet ready for the grey hair. It allows you time to look at a few cool haircuts for men with thinning hair and decide whether you want to go for older-looking thin hair, or go grey on your own terms for the first time in life.

Voluminous style

Crown: Short to medium length hair is messy brushed-up to form a loose quiff. Hair should have a natural texture but cut only to give the illusion of volume.

Temples & Sides: Between one and two inches in length, hair is worn slightly off the face. Sides are kept smooth and swept to the side while hair on the crown is short and messy.

Nape: Hair is cut zero length.

Thickness suited to hair type. Hair is worn both long and short; with length worn long on the top and short on the sides. Sides are left gradual and smooth. The hair on the crown is brushed up and back loosely to form a fringe.

Nape: Hair is cut gradually shorter.

Hair is worn loose over the ears and thick and messy in texture. Sides are left long and pulled back tightly against the head. The thick hair on the crown is styled into loose ringlets and teased in the front. Hair is left long, straight and parted on the side.

Nape: Hair is cut gradual to blend into the nape.

Tapered or undercut sides, textured top with natural movement and plenty of dry product. Hair on the top of the head is thick, shiny and full of volume. Hair on the front is brushed up and to one side.

Middle Parting

Slicked back undercut

A slicked back undercut is a great choice for men who have a hairline that is thinning. This look is a bit more conservative than the other types of hairstyles for thinning hair that we cover here. The slim angles of the cut and the use of pomade to create disheveled texture are ideal for men who don’t want to draw attention to their hairline.

The best hairstyle for you if you have a receding hairline will depend on your face shape, your hair length and the amount of hair that you have on top of your head. The top choice is to get one that has a defined or squared-off hairline. A receding hairline usually makes facial features look even longer. This is why a strong hairline will make your face look more angular and chiseled.

It is also worth bearing in mind that the more hair that you can grow on top of your head, the better. This is especially true if you have a close-shaved head. Longer hair will give your design more texture and volume. This texture and volume can be used to mask any receding hairlines.

If you thinnk that you might be in trouble with a receding hairline, this is a great style to try. It is going to give you a texture that works well with help cover up any thinning that you might be experiencing.

Fringe with undercut

This hairstyle is actually a combo of two different popular hairstyles. The use of an undercut and the long wavy hair on the top is an old fashion.

The introduction of a fringe into the long hair on top gives it a more modern and stylish vibe. This style is ideal for males who want to keep their favorite undercut but also want a modern and stylish look.

It is a complex haircut that can take a while to grow out properly. This is why you should make sure you have enough hair length before you get it as you may have to wait quite a while before you get back to it.

The best thing about this hairstyle is that it will look completely different throughout the year. You’ll get a different look during each season. This will keep things interesting for you for a long time.

Experimental facial hair

A newborn baby is very susceptible to the cold and has to stay warm in order to survive, so you have to learn how to keep them warm.


A good infant warmer or a heating blanket for your newborns bed.

A couple of receiving blankets made of heavy material (remember that your baby will spit up several times a day, so you should have a couple of receiving blankets ready).

A nice thick white blanket that you can wrap your baby up in and then snuggle them inside.

How to Cut & Curl Long Hair

Many people have long hair, and it can be difficult getting it to stay neat and manageable. A lot of people dream of having lots of long hair, but are also scared of the grooming process that comes with it.

Shampooing your hair, blow drying, curling and putting it into clips can end up taking all day, leaving you too tired to do anything else. This is why you may want to just get your hair cut instead.

However, getting your hair cut can be expensive, and it can be hard to find a place that is affordable where they cut your hair the way that you want to.

Longer top and pushed forward sides


Color theory is at the heart of many great haircuts. A perfect example would be the Super Bowl champion Patriots’ multi-tonal victory hairstyle. Shades of grey were which were actually lowlights for the base. Combined with a crisp high-and-tight fade, the result was a multi-dimensional look that added contrast and dimension, making it irresistibly sleek.

Highlights are great for adding life to your luscious locks by accenting the existing ones. They are great for adding definition to trim your beard too. Go for anything from just a few strategically placed highlights to a full head of them.

Low Fade

The low fade haircut for men with thinning hair is basically the same low fade except that one of the fade sides is shaved almost bald. Shaving all the way to the skin gives you a very sharp look because the top stays neat and presentable while the skin fade side is always there to give you another option.


Ing has been declared a disease by the American Medical Association.

In the United States, over 40 million men are affected by male pattern baldness.

Although many guys are not happy with their thinning hair, they do not do anything to change it.

Stop suffering and look great.

Today we are going to show you how to look good with a receding hairline and tell you what type of haircut and styling products to use.

Before we show you the best haircuts for thinning hair, let’s quickly go over a few pointers.


Why this book is for you?

According to the statistics, adult male population has increased of 18% since 2000, so it will be more and more people with this problem.

This book will give you all necessary information about hair loss preventing and solving problems at any age, so you can make all necessary steps to look good.

It will also provide you with all information making hair repair and hair restoration procedures, so you can take any decisions before going to the hairdresser.

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