Fine hair? Men, these are the 7 on-trend styles that are ideal for you

It's time to break your silence, men! Fine hair can be just as versatile as your thicker mane counterparts, as we're going to show you how...  

Fine hair? Men can often feel ashamed of having fine or thinning hair, but if it’s something that you’re self-conscious about, rest assured that there are loads of great styles out there that can help limit the appearance of fine strands, plus improve the appearance of your ‘do.

So, whether you’ve always struggled with fine hair or it’s something you’re only just starting to be concerned about, why not try out one of these looks and see just how much of a difference it could make?

7 hairstyles for men with fine hair to promote fullness


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When in doubt, buzz it out. Credit:

1. Buzz cut

This might come as a bit of a surprise, but sure enough, one of the most effective ways to conceal fine strands is actually to cut it super short into a close shaved buzz cut.

This military-inspired style has been around decades thanks to its low-maintenance nature, and has even been adopted by men with receding hairlines or premature balding, too. Credit: @dsr_the_barber_

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The crew is one of the simplest and most popular men’s haircuts. Credit:

2. Crew cut

The crew cut is one of the best hairstyles for men with fine hair. This preppy ‘do combines a classic short back and sides, with the longer layers on top instantly giving a fuller appearance as a result! Pretty neat trick, right? Credit: @londonschoolofbarbering

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Comb overs are a smart and sophisticated style, perfect for the office. Credit:

3. Comb over

Like to look fresh for work? Side-swept comb overs are a clever way of making your mane appear more voluminous, as by sweeping all of your hair to one side, it magically makes your hair look thicker by concentrating all of your strands to one side. Now that’s what we call smart styling! Credit: @danielcoxbarbering

Editor’s tip: For a style that can survive the 9-5, you’ll need to use a product such as the VO5 Styling Wax. This wax is great for creating ultra precise, neat styles, as it’s able to shape and hold your hair without leaving it crispy.

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Is hair thinning an issue for you? Try a slicked back look. Credit:

4. Slicked back

Thinning around your crown? Stylishly disguise thinning locks and get in on the vintage-inspired slick back hair trend with a super suave style.

All you’ll need to do, is use a comb to sweep your hair over any problem areas and you’ll be ready for action; whether it’s work, drinks or a date. Credit: @jacobheronbarber

brunette man with a pompadour hairstyle
Peak your hair into a pompadour for the illusion of fullness. Credit:

5. Pompadour

Men with fine hair might think that peaked, pompadour hairstyles like those worn by Bruno Mars and David Beckham are out of reach, but actually, there’s no reason not to give them a go.

The wave shaped style can still work just as well on finer hair types, but your peak may just need to be a little shorter.

Editor’s tip: To give your pomp a helping hand, prep your hair by working through some of the VO5 Extreme Style Thicken Up Lifting Paste, working from the roots up. This will help hold your ‘do in position, plus provide you with a fuller effect.

brunette man with quiffed up tousled hair
Want to go casual? Consider this textured, pushed up look. Credit:

6. Tousled quiff

Prefer to maintain some length in your look so that you can play around with different styles? One thing we would suggest for fine-hair men, is that rather than having the same length all over, ask your barber to add in some choppy, shorter layers throughout, so that your natural style has a more tousled look to it. Credit: @ken_scissorhands

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Spiked up hair may have a bad reputation but softer styles are much more wearable. Credit:

7. Subtle spikes

Thought spiked-up hair was strictly for boys under the age of 10? Spiked styles may not be as popular as they once were, but they can still look stylish when given a more subtle, contemporary makeunder.

Fine-hair men may find that creating soft, natural spikes can actually help the hair to appear thicker, so set aside any misconceptions and you might be pleasantly surprised. Credit: @supercool_rico

Editor’s tip: The key to nailing contemporary spikes in fine hair is to not use a gel. Instead try the TONI&GUY Men’s Texturising Fibre, which will help to add a softness to the spikes and ensure they don’t all clump together.


We really hope you found these haircuts for men with fine hair helpful and that you’re feeling more confident about your locks. And if we’ve prompted you to book in at the barbers, make sure you’re down with these essential barber terms to avoid any awkwardness in the chair!