The best hairstyles for balding men

5 looks that'll allow you to embrace thinning locks in style.

If you’ve made your peace with baldness and are ready to embrace your thinning hair, there are many hairstyles for balding men that can help you to love your newfound hairline and look super stylish at the same time. And to make it easier for you, we’ve rounded up our favourites! So keep reading to get inspired and find the perfect one for you.

5 Ideal hairstyles for balding men


Hairstyles for balding men the buzz cut black hair
The buzz cut. Credit: Indigital.

The buzz cut

The buzz cut is one of the best hairstyles for balding men as it gives your mane a barely-there effect; meaning that it makes it harder to tell that your hairline is receding and that your hair is thinning! What’s more, this look is also super easy to achieve and maintain. Whenever you feel as though it’s starting to get too long, simply ask your barber or stylist to refresh the cut.

It’s worth noting, however, that this style leaves the scalp visible, so make sure you keep it moisturised to avoid dryness.

Hairstyles for balding men the short classic crop
The short crop. Credit: Indigital.

The short crop

If you’re not quite ready to commit to the buzz cut, then the short crop is the perfect compromise. Usually around the length of a finger or shorter all the way around the head, this cut works by minimising the contrast between the areas with plenty of hair and those with less. And not only is it easy to pull off, this style can also be tailored to flatter every face shape, as well.

Blond mop cut for balding men
The mop. Credit: Indigital.

The mop top

If you’re a fashion-conscious gent who isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to his flowing locks, then this could be the look for you! Perfect for those who want to retain as much length as possible, keeping it long and textured on top, while taking it shorter on the sides and back will not only help create the illusion of a fuller-looking head of hair, but will also allow you to strategically hide thinner areas without turning to the traditional comb-over. Combined with casual, messy styling, this cut’s just perfect for minimising the impact of those pesky hairless spots!

the contemporary version of the comb over
The barista. Credit: Indigital.

The barista

As seen on David Beckham, the barista is a cool, contemporary version of the comb-over. Short on the sides but long and pushed back on top, this look is perfect for men whose hair is thinning on the crown of their head.

Hairstyles for balding men Asian man with facial hair
The distraction. Credit: Indigital.

The distraction

Ok, it’s not technically a hairstyle, but bear with us! If you’re starting to go bald and are facing the prospect of a very short ‘do or having to shave your head completely, then some facial hair can be the perfect solution and distraction, helping you feel less exposed and, well, less hairless!

Which one of these hairstyles for balding men will you be trying out?