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.
Here are our favorite hairstyles for men with big foreheads:
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.