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8 hairstyles for men with thin hair

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Author: Rebecca Lampi

Published: 2021-11-15

The right hairstyle can make a big difference when it comes to minimising the signs of a receding hairline or thinning hairon the crown. We’ve rounded up the best hairstyles for the different stages of male pattern baldness.

These hairstyles have style. Some are trendy today and others are old, timeless classics. Basically, it’s about finding the hairstyle you feel comfortable with. The confidence that comes with a good haircut is most important of all.

Here we list 8 hairstyles for men that suit high hairlines and thinning hair, from longest hair to shortest.

Illustration av en man med en frisyr som är bakåtsträvande

1. Backslick

When the hairline begins to recede, it is usually called a mature hairline. It is something that happens to men sooner or later in life. However, we don’t think there’s any reason to try and hide your hairline. Emphasise it instead with a backslick combined with some volume in the length. Shorter length on the sides gives the impression that the hair on top looks fuller.

Illustration of man with overcomb haircut

2. Comb over

A comb-over hairstyle is more or less split at the side leg with the longer part combed towards the opposite side of the head. It includes short length on the sides and back, and longer on top.

Illustration of man with Pomp haircut

3. Short pompadour

The pompadour is basically a hairstyle for medium-length hair. However, it has a number of different variants and some of them work for thin, shorter hair. The hair on the top of the head is styled upwards and forwards, hiding deeper folds and giving the impression that the hair is fuller.

Illustration av en man med spikhårklippning

4. Spikes

A “spiky” texture is one of the best hairstyles for thin hair. It works best when the head starts to become more visible between the hairs above the forehead. The height and structure of the hairstyle minimises signs of thinning.

Illustration of man with McQueen haircut

5. Steve McQueen hairstyle

The Steve McQueen hairstyle is a longer version of a buzz cut. The hair is the same length all over the head, except at the forehead where it is often kept a little longer. If you have thin hair on the crown, it also fits very well as the length in that area allows it to blend in with the hair around it.

Illustration of man with crewcut hairstyle

6. Crew cut

Shorter hair makes thinning less obvious. The classic military crew cut works especially well as the shaved sides make the hair above the head look fuller. Like the Steve McQueen hairstyle, it makes thin hair on the crown not stand out.

Illustration of man with buzzcut haircut

7. Buzz cut

When the hairline has finally receded to a certain level, it may be best to stick to a buzz cut. Buzz translates to a very short length of hair that should be the same all over the head. Only a few millimetres are needed.

Illustration of man with shaved head

8. Shaved

Shaving off all the hair on your head is a style that suits a surprising number of men. A beard on it can make it something special.


Free consultations

If you feel that none of these hairstyles is the right solution for you, PRPor a hair transplantmay be what you need.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations to anyone who wants to investigate the well-being of their hair. During the consultation, we ask questions and examine your hair with a micro camera.

We will then discuss your options for getting your hair back or slowing down your hair loss. Together we will find a treatment that suits you. Welcome to a consultation!

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