If you have thin hair, you may think it’s a curse, but in reality, it’s easy to be stylish with thin hair. In fact, for some hairstyles, thin hair is ideal.
Whether you have naturally thin hair or hair that’s thinning as you age, you can pull off a wide variety of awesome styles. Here are 15 hairstyles for men with thin hair that we love.
Pompadour with Undercut
This light, airy take on the pompadour lends itself well to thin hair. Embrace your thin hair with this version of the classic pompadour. An extreme fade on the sides and back makes the pomp the focus here. Simple and sophisticated, this is a great choice for the stylish gentleman.
Side Texture Tapered Hairstyle
This style uses the texture of thin hair to its advantage. In this style, the thin hair enhances the style. Because of the usually tidy nature of thin hair, it’s easy to comb into a side swept look. The result is clean and professional-looking, making this a great choice for a business haircut that also works in casual situations.
Stylish Side Swept
For guys who prefer a fringe, this laid-back look delivers. Messy yet stylish, it’s a fun cut that can be tamed or let loose.
Hairstyles for men with thin hair usually focus on layering, but this style creates a fringe to offset the hair’s thinness. And the thinness of the hair creates a flexible fringe that will move with you. What we like about this fringe style is the sense of fullness it gives, adding both vertical and horizontal depth to the head.
Simple and striking
Uneven edges and layers create extra depth and visual interest. Guys with thin blonde hair, we haven’t left you out! This style, inspired by the French crop, is a short, breezy cut with lots of movement. The side swept hair directs the eye, and the jagged layers almost make the hair look spiky. A fun, youthful style that’s to the point.
A receding hairline is no match for this outgoing style
If you have thin hair and a receding hairline, you’ve just met your new best friend. This style, as sported here by U2’s Bono, is an excellent look that uses the receding hairline to its advantage. The brushed up style adds volume in the right places, and the slightly unkempt hair adds presence. You don’t need to despise your hairline any longer!
Spiky side swept
A spiky, memorable look, this lively side swept hairstyle is perfect for the adventurous. This hairstyle’s not for everyone, but it’s surely an attention-getter. You’ll stand out from the crowd with this spiky, asymmetrical look. This is different from the other hairstyles for men with thin hair because it relies mostly on styling for its look. A solid wax or gel will be the key to getting this style.
Thoroughly messy, this quiff-inspired look breaks the typical hairstyle mold. If you think most of these hairstyles for men with thin hair aren’t wild enough, try this one on for size. This quiff takes advantage of a cowlick to create an unexpected moment within the style. The result looks like your hair was just tossed around by the waves from the sea.
Liam Payne's Ivy League Hairstyle
A style that makes a statement, this Ivy League variation is classic and stylish. If you’re a fan of the smart, short Ivy League look, then consider this variation that’s perfect for thin hair. Cut close to the head, the style looks full, and the skin fade on the sides helps the hair on top stand out. This haircut goes to show that you don’t need a ton of hair to pull off a great thin hair look––you only need the right combination of elements.
This fashionable, tidy style is ideal for the fashion-forward gents who want a haircut as snazzy as their wardrobe.
If this hairstyle were a piece of clothing, it might be an excellently designed Oxford button-down shirt: unassuming at first glance, yet bold and exciting upon examination. There’s a lot of motion in this style, and the hair almost tapers to a point in the middle, taking inspiration from the faux hawk look. Grab some high-quality hair products, and you’ll be rocking this cut in no time.
Go retro with this slicked back look. Perfect for thin hair, this style will make you extra suave.
Slicked back looks are among the best hairstyles for men with thin hair. Thin hair can easily be tamed, and slicking the hair back adds a touch of finesse that takes you from a man to a gentleman. This simple look uses a gradual, blended fade on the sides to give a full appearance, and the hair on top is neatly in place for maximum elegance.
The high contrast between the top and sides makes this haircut one to remember. For guys who want the latest in style, look no further.
If you’re looking at different hairstyles for men with thin hair, you may be looking for something a bit different. If so, this side brushed fade could be your next style. Neatly brushed with a dramatic fade, this cut helps mask the hair’s thinness by concentrating on the balance between the full hair on top and the fade on the sides. If you want an extra bit of style, ask your barber to shave in a hard part.
Hand Brushed Back Drop Skin Fade
It’s back to basics with this stylish brush up that takes thin hair to a new level. Brush up looks are great for thin hair because they use the thinness as an advantage. As you can see in the photo here, the hair is neat and in place, but it doesn’t look stiff or lifeless. If you prefer longer hairstyles, a brush up like this one is an excellent choice. A good hair product and some brushing will get you there in no time.
This faux hawk style is just a bit chaotic, perfectly suited for the adventurous. In this cut, the thin hair is styled upward and tapered to a point in the style of a faux hawk. The natural layering that occurs when styling the hair into a faux hawk is great for thin hair. The cut (not clipped) hair on the sides adds to the hair’s presence, making this an all-around substantial look.
This highly textured haircut is vibrant yet relaxed, great for hanging out and enjoying the day. Sometimes, you need to lay back and relax, and this haircut is ideal for those moments. The thin hair is cut short and textured, making the hair on top the focal point. The clipped sides help out, directing the eye to the top of the head. This style is also highly manageable, so you won’t have to spend all day setting your hair in its place. This style can take a beating and keep on looking good.
Slick and stylish
It’s hard to go wrong with a classic pompadour. Slick and stylish, this look delivers a sophisticated, eye-catching presence.
This contemporary take on the pompadour combines vintage and new for a unique combination. You’ll need longer hair to pull this off, as the hair is swept back across the head. A generous amount of pomade will give this look the shine it deserves, and the extreme fade on the sides perfectly complements the dramatic pomp. If you like staying fashionable, this style is for you.