Chances are you’re reading this blog post because your hair is starting to recede and you’re either looking for men’s haircuts to hide a receding hairline or you want to know more about the best men’s haircuts for receding hairlines.
Chances are, too, that you’re a little concerned or worried about this change to your appearance, but please let us reassure you that a receding hairline is extremely common and is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.
6 of the Best Men’s Haircuts for Receding Hairlines
You know the classic combover – the few sad strands of hair desperately swept across the head in a failed attempt to hide baldness? Well forget it. That is no longer your only option. In fact, it shouldn’t have ever been an option!
There are so many men’s haircuts out there that don’t just hide high hairlines, but that genuinely look great and are hairstyles in their own right.
So, if your hair is receding or you’re starting to go bald, take a look at our list of men’s haircuts to hide your receding hairline.
– The Close Crop
We say “own your receding hairline!” Having your hair cropped or shaved close to your scalp on a number one or number two will always be a timeless classic. What’s more, it’s incredibly low maintenance too – perfect if you just like to get up and go in the mornings and don’t want to spend time and energy styling your hair.
All you need is regular check-ins with your local, friendly barber shop!
– The Comb Back
A good choice if you’re looking for men’s haircuts for high hairlines is the combed back look. This isn’t going to hide your hairline, but it will make you look groomed and put together. Plus, combing your hair upwards and backwards creates the illusion of thick hair. Use a product designed to keep the style in place such as Aveda’s Men Pure-formance™ Pomade which will also add definition and texture.
– The Beard
Okay, we know a beard is not technically a haircut and it’s nowhere near your hairline but hear us out. A beard is a great way of distracting attention from a receding hairline as it draws the eye downwards. On top, go for a close crop, or a buzz or crew cut and let your facial hair do the talking. Just remember to keep your beard in prime condition so it diverts attention for the right reasons!
– The Bed Head
Who doesn’t love the rumpled, crumpled, “I just woke up” bed head look? Even better, we think it’s among the best men’s haircuts for receding hairlines as it gives height, while the texture and ‘messiness’ distract from the hairline. To achieve the look, use a product such as the Men Pure-formance™ Thickening Paste by Aveda which is pliable and holds hair in place, while also adding thickness.
– The Groomed Quiff
Another men’s haircut that works well with a high hairline is a quiff. Like some of the other haircuts on our list, sweeping the front of the hair upwards will create an illusion of a healthier hairline. A zero or skin fade works well on the sides of the head with this look and you’ll want to keep hair in check with a product that offers shine and hold, like the Men Pure-formance™ Firm Hold Gel.
– The Side Parting
Keeping the hair longer on top and sweeping it over in one direction with a side parting is another good men’s haircut to hide a receding hairline. The longer length and the parting add interest to the look, pulling the eye away from the hairline. Ask your barber to taper the sides to keep some length there as this will result in a look that’s more classically dapper than modern like a fade.
We hope that’s given you some inspiration for your next haircut, especially if you’re looking for a hairstyle that hides a receding hairline – or at least detracts from one.
Although, we are just going to say (once again!) that there’s nothing wrong with having a receding hairline. Everyone’s hair is different and whether you’re looking for the best haircuts for men with thin hair or for tips on how to better look after your curly hair, there WILL be a haircut that suits you out there.
What Age is it Normal to Start Going Bald?
If you’re wondering if or when you’ll start to lose your hair, the numbers can vary depending on where you look. But generally speaking, somewhere around the age of 35 approximately 66% of men will see some degree of hair loss. By 50, or thereabouts, around 50% of men will experience some form of baldness with approximately 85% having significantly thinner hair.
You, or one or more of your friends, might have become aware of hair starting to recede as early as the end of puberty or in your early 20s.
And while there might not be a magic cure for receding hairlines, there are ways to reduce hair loss in men and there are definitely some stylish men’s haircuts to help disguise a high hairline.
Also, can we just say here that there is no such thing as a normal hairline. High, medium, low, cowlick, straight, triangular and bell shaped are all hairlines – and are all perfectly normal!
Men’s Haircuts to Hide Receding Hairlines at Cutters Yard
Finding the right men’s haircut for a receding hairline doesn’t have to be hard work. All you really need to do is book an appointment at Cutters Yard’s Southwark or London Bridge barbers!
We offer a full range of services, use Aveda Men’s products to ensure the best results and our experienced barbers will pull out all the stops to make sure you leave with a haircut (and hairline) you can be proud of.