You may not go bald if you are lucky, but many young men have to deal with this issue even as early as their twenties. Don’t panic if your hair is starting to fall out. There is a way to go bald gracefully, and make sure you choose a style that suits your receding hairline.
1. Buzz Cut
The buzz cut is one of the most popular short haircuts for bald men. A fully shaved head is daunting if you aren’t sure how your head will look with no hair. A buzz cut perfectly combines short and a bit of growth. Ask your barber to trim the buzz cut, so the back and sides are tapered.
This masculine style works well for men whose hair is receding at the crown rather than the front. A buzz cut can be a great way to bring attention to your face and not your hair loss if your hairline is very thin. You can do a buzz cut at home with good clippers.
2. Crew Cut
The crew cut is great for men who prefer a longer hairstyle than a buzz cut. Crew cuts are great for highlighting a receding hairline or widow’s peak. This short hairstyle can be paired with a side or back fade or undercut for a high-contrast look. It can also be tapered to the skin.
It’s a short style that can be left on the top or longer for a more trendy look. This style is popular with men who have experienced hair loss since a young age.
3. Bald Head
One of the most popular bald hairstyles for men is shaved bald. You don’t have to be completely bald, and it’s a stylish and distinguished way to keep your masculine edge. You don’t have to worry about how your hair looks because there are no styling requirements. Knowing how your hair is thinned is important before deciding if this cut is right for you.
A shaved head works best for guys with a patchy or balding crown and thin hair. A razor shave can be combined with a beard to add texture and focus to your face. You can save money by purchasing a balding trimmer to do your hair at home whenever you like.
4. Fade Haircut
A faded haircut is a great way for men with thin hair to hide their bald spots. You can get various fades that will give your top hair more volume and thickness. You can choose between a high, medium, or low fade. Then, you can customize the cut by adding a skin, drop, burst, and taper.
No matter if you have a receding or thinning hairline or are just semi-bald, there’s a cool style that can be done to your hair. Ask your barber for the best taper fade haircut for you.
5. Ivy League Haircut
For a sophisticated look that you can wear everywhere, the Ivy League hairstyle demands volume. The Ivy League is ideal for men with thick hair but slightly receding at the front, and it has short sides and a short top.
The length of the Ivy League is slightly longer than traditional crew cuts, but the front hair is brushed up and swept to one side. You can apply wax to your fringe before you part it. Add texture and thickness to the top of your hair for a trendy style.
6. The top is for long hair
A perfect hairstyle combines short hair on the sides and longer hair on the top. Short haircuts are great for blending the transition between hair and hairline.
If you have thin hair, longer styles may be a problem.
Medium-length to long hairstyles can cover any bald spots. For a fuller look, use a matte styling product to give your hair a textured finish.
7. Slicked Back Hair
A classic style for men, slicked-back hair can be paired with an undercut to make a modern look. Cool and sophisticated, today’s gentlemen get their hair cut short on the sides. Then, they use pomade to comb their hair back. This takes the focus off of their receding hairline and covers up their crown.
This style involves clumping your hair together to give it volume. It’s easy to do if you have a comb and a strong styling product. You can finish your hair with some hairspray, especially if your hair is windy or has its style. Please do not use too much product on your hair, as it can make your hair look greasy and unflattering.
8. Do not forget to comb over
The comb-over is the most popular haircut for balding guys. A comb-over, which uses the fringe as the base of the bob, allows you to add weight by incorporating all your hair. It’s a great choice for men with thick or short hair. It’s important to ensure it’s longer at the front to give you more to work with when styling it. To add volume:
- Use only a little wax and comb or sweep everything to one side.
- Apply hairspray.
- Do not comb your hair if you are experiencing severe hair loss.
9. Quiff with Taper Fade
Combining a quiff and a taper fade creates a great contrast between your front and side hairs. This illusion that you have more hair at the top is what balding men desire. A pompadour can be used to achieve the same effect.
This cut is similar to the comb-over; you need more length at the top to make it work. The quiff can make men look younger and more attractive, and Quiffs have a distinctive quality that you will love.
10. High-quality, tight hairstyle
A high, tight cut is limited in versatility, but it’s easy to style and maintain. The military-inspired high and tight haircut is simple and straight, but it’s still sexy and has a rugged look. The cut is often paired up to hide bald spots with a high-skin fade at the back and sides.
This short haircut blends the top and sides, focusing on the shorter hairstyle above. Your receding hairline won’t be the main focus. You can trim your top and sides as your top hair becomes thinner. This is a strong choice for masculine men who wish to conceal male pattern baldness on their heads.
11. Skin Fade with Short Hair
Younger men love the modern combination of a skin fade and short hair. Although the sides are shorter, they allow for thicker hair at the top. This makes it easy to style, and this cut offers more versatility than other styles on the list.
It’s a great option for men who want to be noticed for the right reasons. It’s contemporary and will make you appear younger, and these features make it ideal for bald men.
12. Slicked Back Hair
The slick back is the best choice if you want a more formal look. The slick back comb will make you look younger and more modern. It will also help to define your facial features. This style makes your face look chiseled, letting your best features, such as your eyes and jawline, dominate.
Men with a widow’s bob or a receding hairline can slick their hair back for the perfect look. This slick-back version is for those who prefer a comb-over.
13. Faux Hawk
The faux hawk is a great style if you want to integrate your receding hairline. Faux hawks are a difficult style because they can make thin hair look wispy, and the style can be very bold if kept short.
This hairstyle, a faux hawk, is often worn with a side-swept or shortcut. Men love the faux hawk for its versatility. If you want some growth, you can either slick your hair back or spike it up if it is thicker.
14. Butch Cut
The name may not be appealing, but the style hides receding hairlines. This style cuts your hair to a quarter-inch shorter than its normal length around your head.
Following your head’s contours, the hair’s natural fall to the front will give it a very natural look and hide any bald spots. This hairstyle is uncompromising and will give your hair a masculine boost thanks to its short length.
15. It’s short and simple
The “fresh out-of-bed” look is short and messy in most circles. Pulling your hair forward can hide a receding hairline with this look. Although it may not be the first thing you think of, looking messy is a good look.
It’s also very easy to achieve because you want to look like you just got out of bed. But with elegance. After drying your hair, grab some pomade and a towel. To give your hair texture, apply the wax and rub the towel into it.
16. Pompadour Fade
In barber shops around the globe, pompadours are a strong trend for men’s hair. Although the pompadour style is not easy to style, it’s a fashionable look everyone will love.
For a versatile look, combine your pompadour in the front with a taper cut on the sides or back. For thicker hair, use a matte pomade or wax. This style is soft and natural for all hair types, even fine hair.
17. Reduce Regulation
The regulation haircut gives men longer hair than most military hairstyles. It can be styled in many different ways. The regulation haircut blends your hairline and makes your receding hairline less obvious.
The sides are shorter than the top, and the hair is often swept to one side. To create contrast and texture, the hair is trimmed much shorter. You have various styling options, as there are more lengths on the top than a buzz cut or tight style.
Short styles that fit your receding hairline best are ideal for bald men. A crew or high-cut is the best option if you are looking for something simple or low-maintenance.
There are many options for balding if you have a receding hairline but still have length and volume. You can choose styles such as taper or skin fades with a pompadour, slicked back, or an Ivy league. Or a comb-over with your widow’s peak.
Bald men can be very attractive. Research in Social Psychological and Personality Science shows bald men are more dominant, masculine, and confident.
In some cases, bald men may be able to regrow their hair. It all depends on the hair follicles and the reason for the balding. Androgenetic alopecia (also known as male pattern hair loss) can cause hair loss. Miniaturization (where the follicle shrinks) and stress are other reasons for hair loss.
Alopecia can be permanent, but miniaturization can sometimes be stopped, and stress hair loss can be treated with proactive measures. There is hope that the follicle can be reactivated with topical or oral medication. Unfortunately, it is impossible to revive a follicle if it has been damaged, scarred, or gone missing.
If you are experiencing hair loss, it is a personal decision to shave your head. You must be strong and confident to accept an inevitable outcome you don’t like. It can be liberating to make that leap, and it will look better than holding on to something that isn’t going to work.