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.

Slicked Back Pompadour with Glasses
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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
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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.

Garrett Clayton’s Side Swept Thin Hair
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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.

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Side Swept Low Fade
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Simple and striking

Guys with thin blonde hair, we haven’t left you out! This style, inspired by the Low Fade, breezy cut with lots of movement. The side swept hair directs the eye. A fun, youthful style that’s to the point. Plus it is quite a gentleman look!

Brush Up Hairstyle
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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!

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Quiffed Side Swept
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Quiffed Side Swept

A spiky, memorable look, this lively quiffed 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.

Blonde Quiff with Cowlick
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Quiff-inspired

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
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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.

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Side Swept Short Fringe
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Tidy Style

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.

Pomped Slicked Back with Moustache
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Retro Style

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.

Clean Side Brush
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Skin Fade

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
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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.

Brush Up with Skin Faded Sides
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Faux hawk

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 Taper Fade on the sides adds to the hair’s presence, making this an all-around substantial look.

Ryan Reynolds Short Spikes with Thin Hair
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Textured

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.

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Slick Pomp
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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.

Johnny Depp’s Messy Medium Top
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Johnny Depp's Messy Medium Top

You probably haven’t realized that Johnny Depp actually has fairly thin hair. That’s because he employs styles that make the most of his hair, including this messy, casual look that provides a bit of extra volume.

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Layered Taper with Bust Fade
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Layered Taper with Bust Fade

There are a few tricks you can use to create volume with thin hair. One is to brush your hair to the side on which it doesn’t normally fall, providing volume as shown here. A burst fade adds neatness.

Classic Pompadour with Drop Fade
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Classic Pompadour with Drop Fade

Another trick is to keep the hair tightly packed with the help of some hair product like a pomade. That technique is great for styles like the classic pompadour.

Brush Up with Clean Mid Fade
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Brush Up with Clean Mid Fade

If you want to coax some texture out of your thin hair, try going for a layered style like this brush-up. The shorter length allows the hair to maintain a wavy motion from back to front.

Irregular Spiky Thin Hair
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Irregular Spiky Textured Hair

Thin hair can often be frizzy, but you can actually take advantage of that with a messier look like this one. Here, the frizziness adds to the texture and fills out the hair.

Classy Subtle Drop Fade
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Classy Subtle Drop Fade

Here’s a polished, trendy style that keeps thin hair nice and neat. A high side part and a lowkey drop fade make this haircut both visually appealing and tidy.

Undercut Winged Mid-Part
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Undercut Winged Mid-Part

If you’re after a more unusual hairstyle, you might like this unusual undercut style. The hair is parted in the middle, and the hair on either side is styled upward, forming two symmetrical wings.

Blonde Loose Ended Quiff
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Blonde Loose Ended Quiff

When thin hair gets longer, it tends to fray in all directions. This style embraces that behaviour with a messy quiff.

Brushed Back
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Brushed Back

A simple brushed back haircut is an easy and effortless way to make thin hair look great. With this particular style, the hair is kept longer for a fuller appearance.

Classic Scissor Cut with Beard
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Classic Scissor Cut with Beard

If you’ve got a longer beard, it’s often a good idea to keep your hair long to balance everything out. This classic scissor cut is a great option for that.

Thin Flowy Hair
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Flowy Layered Hair

This is another style that allows thin hair to retain its natural droopy behaviour. Finger combing is used to create the waves that flow to the side.

Swivled Pompadour
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Wavy Quiff with Drop Fade

For a suave yet relaxed look, try this quiff. Hair product and a bit of finger combing are used to provide the definition and volume seen here.

Brush Up with Quiff
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Brush Up with Quiff

This explosive brush up style is energetic and eye-catching. It’s especially good for adding more body and depth to thinner hair.

Formal Side Swept with Tapered Sides
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Formal Side Swept with Tapered Sides

If you’d like something a bit more formal, this is an excellent choice. The hair is cut short and brushed to the side, with a taper rounding out the look.

Combed Back Puffed Hair
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Combed Back Puffed Hair

Thin hair is naturally puffy, but this style pushes that puffiness to its limits. The hair is long all over and combed backwards, with wisps of hair hanging out in the front.

Thin Hair Push Back
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Thin Hair Push Back
Flowing Back Mid Part with Taper
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Flowing Back Mid Part with Taper
Thin Hair Brush Up
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Thin Hair Brush Up
Thin Hair Blonde Pompadour
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Slicked Back with Pomp
Brushed Back Thin Hair with Temple Shave
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Brushed Back Thin Hair with Temple Shave
thin hair
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High Fade and Side Part Medium Top
thin hair
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Burst Fade With Scissor Crop Top
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Style it Back
thin hair
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Subtle and Contained Brush Up
Thin Textured Hair with Subtle Side Part
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Thin Textured Hair with Subtle Side Part
Thinning Hair with Skin Fade and Beard
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Simply Brushed Back
Mid Part Brushed Back
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Mid Part Brushed Back
Medium Scissor Crop
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Medium Scissor Crop
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Thin Curls with Faded Temple
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Thin Curls with Faded Temple
Scissor Taper and Medium Top Brush-Back
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Scissor Taper and Medium Top Brush-Back
Natural Taper and Wavy Top
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Natural Taper and Wavy Top
Manicured Bear and Brush-Back
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Manicured Bear and Brush-Back
Thin Tight Curls with Mid Fade
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Thin Tight Curls with Mid Fade
Thin Haired Slicked Back Undercut
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Thin Haired Slicked Back Undercut
Retro Medium Slick-Back
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Retro Medium Slick-Back
Brushed-Back Flow
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Brushed-Back Flow
Thin Hair with Receding Hairline
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Thin Hair with Receding Hairline
Tapered Medium Crop
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Tapered Medium Crop
Medium Blowout
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Medium Blowout
Long Pompadour
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Long Pompadour
Wave Slide Brush Back
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Wave Slide Brush Back
Blown-Out Quiff
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Blown-Out Quiff
High Fade and Wavy Medium Top
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High Fade and Wavy Medium Top
Medium Fade and Medium Brush Back
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Medium Fade and Medium Brush Back