Like a widow’s peak, a big forehead is something that some of us are born with. And it may come as a surprise that you can actually use a large forehead for several trendy looks. You may prefer to cover up your forehead, or you may want to brush your hair out of your forehead. Either way, you can get some incredible results with the right hairstyle.
Flowy Wavy Blowout
Flowy locks can go one of two ways: unintentionally messy or stylishly aloof. Similar to some other billowing styles that we’ve mentioned, the airy body of this type of hairstyle counterbalances a high forehead. Blow drying hair up and away from the face helps this look from feeling too chaotic.
Brushed Up with a Side Part
Mid-length hair can drag the face down when left unstyled but is very much wanted and needed when creating this voluminous look. Brushing and styling hair up can help balance one’s facial structure. A side part offsets the look enough to keep it from looking too perfect while maintaining a conservative feel.
The men of Palm Beach, Florida are known to be unique and fashion-forward. They have defined the Palm Beach look by combining fun patterns, timeless styles, and statement pieces. This classic cut adds to these statement-making vibes with a clean fade on the sides and a longer, wavy top that is pushed out of the face. The hairstyle pairs well with fun patterns and sunglasses and is a great way to look simultaneously put-together and lively.
Sticky Style Brush-up
Another style that bares the forehead, this brushed back look is a bold and fashionable style. This style requires longer hair that is brushed upward and backward to create height and flow, causing a large forehead to appear smaller.
The classic Pomp
Nothing screams fashion and iconic tastes like the old-school pompadour. The key to this look is having a long and workable fringe. To get the style really dialed in, keep the sides scissor trimmed and just shorter than the fringe. Here, the taper starts after a subtle temple fade and gives off a slightly more modern look. Add some edginess with the scruff seen here, or keep it clean to really live up to the old-school hype.
Brushed Up Side Part with Temple Fade
Having a big forehead makes side parting a natural part of your hairstyle. And instead of shying away from it, using it as the demarcation for your side part works really with a brushed up one. A temple fade keeps everything neat and clean, even if you want to add a full beard. Keep things simple with just sunglasses and you’re good to go. Works well for all face shapes.
High Fade with Short Hard Part
While this may pass for a more extended version of high and tight, there is also an addition of a hard side part. The overall effect is neat and short, but not too short that you have no hair to ‘style’ as you still need to comb away from where your side part is. Opt for no beard or accessories to keep up with the clean look. Works best for oval shaped faces.
Undercut with Brushed Up Short Fringe
Flaunt your prominent forehead with an edgy but clean look with an undercut and a brushed-up short fringe. The undercut keeps your look fresh and clean. The brushed up fringe says, ‘I made time to style’ albeit it took you less than 5 minutes to do so. This fringe also frames your face, especially when matched with a full beard. Works best with most face shapes except rectangle.
Full Flow with Beard
Do you know what it really means to embrace the natural you? Graying hair and all? Go full flow with a full beard; nothing is more refreshing than this. Everyone is trying to fight aging or hide their prominent forehead, but you don’t have to. This haircut is so simple to achieve and is low maintenance as well. All you have to do is grow your hair until you’re able to brush it up (it’s up to you if you want products to hold it together, but if you have thick, wavy hair, you don’t need to, it’ll hold up on its own). And another great thing about this? It goes well with all face shapes.
The Dapper Quiff
Effortlessness doesn’t mean you sacrifice fashion. Here the fashion-forward clothing style is complemented by the short and wavy quiff. A high fade lends a degree of separation between the hairstyle and the beard, while the short to medium-length top is iconic. Keep the fringe longer than the top and pull it up and back, giving a slight pat when you reach the top, and you’ll get a fantastic rolling look.
Undercut with Tousled Fringe
When you want that just-out-of-bed hair, but don’t want the full weight of it on your hair, opt for an undercut. You still get to show a tousled bedhead look, especially if you have a fringe. But it won’t be as time-consuming as having it full-on. You can also add a few accessories here and there, but not too eye-catching as you want the focus on your tousled fringe. Wear a very light stubble, to go with the just-woke-up look. Fits oval, oblong, and square face shapes.
Quiff with Low Fade
A quiff is a classic – it’s like a Beatles song that never gets old, no matter the generation and regardless of your forehead stature. And if you like your quiff extra tidy without losing its essence, have a really low fade. Sport without any accessories, except when you have to show off an intricate neck tattoo. Works best with a heart-faced shape.
Textured Choppy Fringe with Long Back
Although this kind of haircut is deemed to be an emo one, it’s also a great fit for big foreheads without being too apparent. The textured choppy fringe covers most of it, and because it’s textured, the onlooker wouldn’t know the width on which it rests. And if you’d like the look to have more edge, sport it with a long back, and don accessories such as a chunky chain necklace and a hoop earring. Works well with oblong, oval, or heart-shaped faces.
Two-Toned Side Swept Long Fringe
Seemingly complicated hairstyles like this one require a wee bit of dissection to uncomplicate them. Let’s start by first growing your hair to the ample length that you want for the fringe. In this case, it would be at least 7 inches. Once the hair reaches its desired length, you need to choose a contrasting color to the one that you have. Start coloring from the tips but not all the way to the roots. You should leave at least 2 inches of your natural hair color. The next step is to choose where your side part will be. Once you know where that will be, trim that space – not a fade, but just trim it and get it cut as close to the skin as possible without exposing it. And there you have it. Works well for all face shapes and because the style is already loud, you can choose not to sport a beard and with really minimal accessories.
High and Tight Undercut
Don’t want to go full-on bald because of your big forehead? A high and tight undercut might help you with that. To achieve the look, get your hair trimmed as tight as possible. Draw an invisible line starting from the edges of your forehead and make it go all around your head. This is also how you decide where your undercut starts and ends. The result is a continuous area without hair – removing the focus from your forehead. Wear with a full beard that starts at the top of the ear and accessorize – to compliment the absence of hair. Works best for oval and square face shapes.
Side Swept Quiff
We often assume that a fivehead should be covered up with bangs and that a quiff or pompadour would elongate the face in an undesirable way. But actually, this directional quiff moves the focus away from a larger forehead. Get this look by blow-drying hair up and to the side. Sea salt mist can give volume to the hair, and hairspray can keep the airiness of the look lasting through the day.
Long Textured Fringe
Wanna bring the focus to your eyes? Try this on for size. This gentleman certainly does, with a style that naturally brings the eyes down the fringe. To get this look, keep the top of your hair long and the fringe longer. We can see here that the fringe was given a tapered point cut to provide an edginess complemented by the subtle goatee. The medium fade takes the focus of the hair on the sides to allow the focus to be on the styled fringe and your eyes.
Slicked Back with Side Part and Low Fade
A simple haircut and style – this look goes well with formal and casual activities. The slicked back is easy to achieve with proper hair length (at least 2 inches in this case), and the side part starts the receding hairline also starts. The low fade helps in keeping this look neat and tidy. Sport with a subtle beard and full mustache. Works well with oblong and oval face shapes.
Quiff of the Greats
Emanating style, confidence, and a nod to the legend, this cut will have everyone flocking to you with compliments. The sides are kept in classic style and treated to some skilled scissor work that follows up to the top of the head. The long fringe allows freedom to be pulled up and back in several directions. Quality product and a skilled comb hand are required to make this work, but, brother, when you get it, nobody will question that you’re the legend you claim to be. Go get ’em, legend.
Short Brush Up Style
The brush-up hairstyle is one of the more unique hairstyles for big foreheads because it adds a unique edge. By creating a ridge above the forehead, the hair draws the eye upwards over the forehead.
No bells, no whistles, just style. This simple fringe style covers a large forehead while keeping the hair short all around, and it works especially well with thick hair.
Wavy Styled Textured Top
Borrowing elements from longer, asymmetrical looks, this hairstyle features a long fringe that adds movement. This style is great for wavy hair or for any guy who likes longer hair.
Classic Ivy League
The Ivy League haircut is what we see in most American movies that are based in Harvard or Princeton. It is similar to a crew cut and is actually a slightly longer variation of the style. It’s a smart look that works well for a tall forehead because a big forehead means a big brain, right?
Aaron Paul's Short Brushed Hair
Aaron Paul’s larger forehead can be considered a distinguishing feature that gives his face character. Instead of hiding it away, his high forehead is celebrated by brushing his hair up and away from his forehead. His hair is kept short and on-trend.
Asymmetrical Side Swept Fringe
Asymmetry can help a large forehead immensely. The variety of angles in this hairstyle and the side swept direction of the fringe both help to effectively shrink the forehead.
Medium Long Slicked Back
This is a sleek hairdo for the assured gentleman. Slicking back medium/long hair creates a volume that can help balance out a larger forehead. For a matte finish, use a wax. For a dewy look, reach for a pomade or gel formula.
The focal point of this style is the textured fringe that adds visual dynamics to create the appearance of a smaller forehead. Conservative yet appealing, this style is great for work or school.
Side Swept Fringe
Here’s a nice hairstyle for big foreheads that is both fashionable and functional. The fringe swoops down and to the side, covering the forehead and blending in with the rest of the style.
A full yet short head of hair and a slightly side-swooping fringe are the key elements of this look. This is another great choice for men with a big forehead who like to keep it simple.
Hiding that Forehead with SIde Fringe
If you want to hide that forehead then this hairstyle makes it look like a Sunday breeze. The top is very flat with long hair and having a straight texture makes it easy to turn in any direction. The sides are mid faded with a very short taper line.
Slicked Back Style
Instead of covering the forehead, this hairstyle slicks all the hair back, exposing the entire forehead. Surprisingly, this doesn’t make the forehead look bigger––instead, the style creates a nice frame of hair. Perfect for curly or wavy hair.
Drop Fade with Wavy Texture
We’ve all heard the phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul,” and this fade helps bring attention right there. The gradient on the sides of this look is pulled down lower than a traditional fade, hence the name “drop” fade. The lighter area of the fade hits right at eye level, which draws attention to the winsome facial feature.
The comb-over has gotten a bad name from characters like George Constanza and Donald Trump. But when done properly, it’s one of the most distinguished and versatile looks. It can be worn with any style of clothing. It can be done with short to long hair. And it’s such a classic style that conveys a sense of importance and presence.
Short Curly Style
This close-cut style adds movement to the top of a larger forehead. The cut also highlights naturally curly or wavy hair, and all of the hair gets tousled a bit.
Short Textured Hairstyle
This hairstyle compresses a high forehead using a bit of hair that protrudes down from the top of the head into a makeshift fringe. The hair on top is textured for contrast and motion.