Best men’s hair styles for the different stages of balding
A receding hairline doesn’t have to stop you looking sharp. While it’s easy to regrow your hair with the right treatment, this process can take a few months before results are noticed. On the other hand, a fresh cut and the right hair style can leave you looking and feeling good right away.
Here’s some of our favourite 2023 men’s hairstyles for the different stages of hair loss:
Best men’s hair styles for a widow’s peak
In the early stages of hair loss, you might notice your hair receding to form the “M” shape known as a “widow’s peak”. At this stage, there are plenty of options you can go with, depending on your preferred hair length.
For medium / long hair:
Curtain Cut: The classic 90’s style is making a return in 2023. With a longer fringe, parted in the middle, this men’s hair style is very effective in concealing receding hair at the temples. The curtain cut style can be shorter in the back for those who prefer medium length hair, or you can grow it out longer.
For short hair:
Caesar Cut: This haircut is good for those who prefer a clean look. Cropped short on the sides and top, the caesar cut features a slightly longer fringe. Similar to the curtain cut, the forward-combed fringe helps to camouflage receding hair. For extra help hiding hair thinning on the crown, go for a more ruffled styling on top.
Best men’s hair styles for a receding hairline and thinning on the crown
As hair loss progresses, your hairline recedes further and thinning becomes more noticed on top. At this stage, the best approach is to go for a cut that draws attention away from the areas where hair loss is apparent.
Faded Undercut: The barber shop staple features a fade on the sides, gradually blending into longer hair on top. The contrast between the shorter sides and the fuller hair on top can draw attention away from a receding hairline.
Textured Crop: Compared to the faded undercut, a textured crop is a little shorter on the sides and top. The textured layers create a natural-looking, messy style that adds volume to the hair. This makes your hair appear fuller and minimises the appearance of a receding hairline and bald spots.
Slicked-Back Undercut: At the risk of dropping the c-word (comb over) this style combines a short back and sides with longer hair on top that is slicked back to cover areas of hair thinning. If you can pull it off, this is a clean and classic look. Speak to your barber for styling tips and advice on how to keep it looking more David Beckham than Donald Trump.
Best Styles for Advanced Balding
In the later stages of hair loss, keeping it short can be the best way to go. By reducing the contrast, it helps make hair loss much less noticeable. Not having to worry about the comb every morning is an added bonus.
The Buzz Cut: Simple but effective! The buzz cut involves trimming your hair short all over. By keeping the hair close to the scalp, you minimise the contrast between bald spots and the rest of your hair, creating a balanced look.
Bald Fade: This haircut features very short hair on the sides and gradually fades into a slightly longer length on top. The faded sides blend seamlessly with the thinning hair on top, creating a cohesive and stylish look.
Shaved: While not everyone who goes the full shave ends up looking like The Rock, it is a good option for those who want to completely remove the worry of hair loss. For a more macho look, consider adding a beard.
At the end of the day, the right cut is whichever makes you feel most comfortable. It’s just the more hair you have, the more options you have. If you’re not happy with your hair and you want to take control, book an appointment with Ashley & Martin.
In your free hair loss assessment, we’ll take a look at your condition and let you know how much hair you can get back with the right treatment.