27 Flattering Haircuts for Men With Thin Hair

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

You may feel limited with your styling options if you’re searching for the best haircuts for men with thin hair. Thin or thinning hair usually means one of two things:

1. Your family genes are causing gradual hair loss and a receding hairline.

2. You have a full head of hair on the top of your head, but it doesn’t feel very thick. In this case, it has a naturally thin density.

Either way, men can still get a great haircut with thinner hair. The right cut and styling products will help your hair look thicker. Your barber will know which hair product works best for you.

Before your next trip to the barber, check out these inspiring photos of the best haircuts for men with thin hair:

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#1: Texturized & Masculine Haircut

When you have thin hair and want a short haircut, then get it texturized. The sides are faded from one into the transition area with a skin taper in the back. Hand style it to give a messy look.

#2: Clean Cut Grey Skin Faded Hair

If you have thin, grey hair you may tend to avoid short crops. But a clean-cut, skin-faded haircut is actually one of the best style choices for thin grey hair! If you’re a man who finds himself with a thinning hairline, you should avoid keeping your hair long as it can actually make your hair look thinner and less voluminous.

The Classic Silver Pompadour for Men with Thin Hair
Instagram @tone_thebarber

#3: The Classic Silver Pompadour

The silver pompadour is a classic style for a middle-aged man. It’s easy for you to maintain and gives you a sleek and smart finish. It has been faded tightly at the base and graduated into the top, leaving enough to brush back for the iconic style. A good pomade will give the hold required and the slick sheen to finish it off.

Silver Mullet for Older Men with Thin Hair
Instagram @spukthebarber

#4: Silver Mullet for Older Men

Attention men, mullets are in! However, probably not the mullets you’re imagining. These are modernized mullets. Bringing a fresh new vibe to an outdated look. This look can be worn messy or suaver, as long as you are comfortable using a small round brush and some product. If you aren’t, just ask your barber to show you some tips.

Soft Short Shaggy Cut for Men with Thin Hair
Instagram @simondoylehair

#5: Soft Short Shaggy Cut

The soft short shaggy cut is a relativity easy cut to maintain, as the texture can be created with the right products. The majority of this cut will be done with scissors incorporating clippers to create the short tapered edges. Although this cut looks natural, be prepared to do some styling in the mornings. I would recommend a good sea salt spray and some styling powder to finish off your style.

Trendy High Skin Fade for Men with Thin Hair
Instagram @eltracker

#6: Trendy High Skin Fade

The high skin fade is suited to men who like a tight finish. The fade has been taken past the temple line and rounded into the top to keep it close. The fringe has been disconnected to keep the length and create the height at the front. To keep this cut looking fresh, I would say a trim every 2 weeks. To style, I recommend blow-drying your front up with a volume spray and good styling paste to finish it off.

High and Tight for Thin Hair
Instagram @rebel.bible

#7: The High and Tight

The high and tight is one of the best haircuts for men with thin hair. If you want to see more like this, then check out these military cuts.

Undercut faux hawk on thin hair
Instagram @kat.domz

#8: Undercut Faux Hawk on Thin Hair

The undercut faux hawk offers a stylish camouflage for men with thin hair. It utilizes close clippering on the sides and cuts the top short with lots of texture, blending the thinner areas of your hair. If thinning is predominant in the temple and in the front hairline, this may not be the right cut for you since hair is needed in the front to create the faux hawk style.

Long slicked back curls for fine hair
Instagram @nathan.b.adams

#9: Long Slicked Back Curls for Fine Hair

Long slicked-back hair is great for guys with curly fine hair to add volume to the hair. The fade is kept low graduating into the top smoothly to help build the transition for the curls. The best way to tame your curls is to dry some sea salt spray into them and then use a strong pomade or paste to hold them back throughout the day.

Trendsetting thin faded undercut
Instagram @topboy_83

#10: Trendsetting Thin Faded Undercut

The faded undercut is a wise choice of style for any guy suffering from thinning hair. The shorter the sides are, the longer and thicker the hair will appear on top. This cut is easy to style with a little bit of product, a brush or comb backward, and off you go to start your day!

#11: Modern Ivy League with a Drop Fade

For the classic gentleman’s hairstyle with a modern punch, the ivy league haircut is on the top of the list of the best hairstyles for men with thin hair. The tapered fade makes for the retro vibes of the ivy cut.

Easy-to-Manage Buzz Cut on Thin Hair
Instagram @seanhairdesign

#12: Easy-To-Manage Buzz Cut

The buzz cut just might be for you if you’re looking for a haircut that’s easy to manage, saves a ton of products, and will flatter thin hair.

thin pompadour fade
Instagram @alan_beak

#13: Thin Pompadour Fade

How can you extend a fade on the sides when you have thin hair? Through a guard skipping technique! It works wonders in terms of aesthetics and innovation for the trained eye. Plus, it’s a great way to make your thin hair look thicker.

#14: Rugged Quiff Skin Fade

The Quiff with a skin fade is great for guys with fine hair. It works by letting hair gather on top then pulled back one on top of another to create a sense of fullness. Meanwhile, cutting your sides low will create contrast. A bald fade with the beard and glasses gives a total hipster vibe if that’s what you’re going for.

Slicked Back Style on Thin, Short Hair with a Bald Fade
Instagram @barber_dalton

#15: Slicked Back Short Hair with a Bald Fade

A slicked-back haircut with a bald fade is one of the coolest haircuts that men with thin hair should try. The shaved sides give emphasis to the hair on top, creating a much fuller effect.

#16: Professional Cut for Men Over 40

For men in their 40’s experiencing thinning hair and who need a professional haircut, then this short crop is perfect. You can achieve this with a tapered nape and temple area, along with sharp lines.  This haircut is great for men with thin hair and a straight texture. This is a style that you can wash and go with very little time spent on maintenance.

Clean & Mature crop
Instagram @kingkutz88

#17: Clean & Mature Spiky Crop

This thin haircut is a clean mature look where the beard comes to a point at the top of this look to accentuate the round face.

For styling products, Bruce uses a custom-made sandalwood and tea tree oil beard balm to soften and style the beard. The Ampro Coconut Oil Styling Gel is also great to give the hair a nice wet look. It also has an attractive fragrance to draw the ladies’ attention! Rub the gel against the grain of your hair direction to create a spiky hair effect. No comb is involved at all! This is classic skin fade on the side, too.

Side Part Comb Over for Men Over 60
Instagram @atouchof_ginger

#18: Side Part Comb Over for Men Over 60

A side part is a great option for men in their 60s with thin hair. This look is a business cut with a classic taper. You have the option for a hard side part as it is styled in the photo, or without which gives a more laid-back look. It can be achieved with just a little product. Use pomade to aid in controlling the hard part and to add shine. A mousse or gel would also work if styling wet hair.

Straight and Sleek Haircut with a Hard Part for Men with Thin Hair
Instagram @kashythebarber

#19: Straight and Sleek Haircut with a Hard Part

The sleek and straight haircut is for the modern-day man with thinning hair. It’s classy but rockstar at the same time, and looks fab in a suit and funky in denim. As for face shapes, this haircut doesn’t discriminate, although a sharp square jawline will get the heads turning. All in all, this style is for men who like a short, sharp, and crispy clean hairstyle that is no fuss in the early mornings while getting ready for work.

Thin Side-Swept Hair with a Taper Fade
Instagram @cityscape_salon

#20: Thin Side-Swept Hair with a Taper Fade

Try a very modern side-swept haircut with a taper fade for thin hair. It’s a good mix between the style of leaving it long on the sides and fading the sides extremely short. This haircut is great for men with thinning hair because the extra length both on the top and sides increases the appearance of volume in your hair.

Tight & Clean Textured Hair Cut
Instagram @jfuge13

#21: Tight & Clean Textured Hair Cut

A tight and clean textured cut is flattering for thin-haired guys. A textured crop is a no-muss, no-fuss haircut that is great for men with thinner hair who don’t like to spend time styling it.

Mohawk Fade on Fine, Thin Hair
Instagram @showzen_juan

#22: Mohawk Fade on Fine, Thin Hair

A mohawk fade with a wet, spiked-up finish will flatter men with finer hair. It’s for guys who want to look juvenile even if they are wearing a semi-formal suit. This look is for men who have had a fresh facial and clean faces.

#23: Combover with Razor Shaved Fade

A medium straight razor-shaved fade with a natural and sleek side part is simple with clean lines. This comb-over with fade looks great on men with an oblong, oval, or diamond-shaped head. Dudes with thin hair can rock this haircut and guys with thinner hair get that extra clean look.

A short crew cut fade
Instagram @donthabarber_

#24: Simple Crew Cut Fade

Get a simple fade with a number two crew cut on top. It’s almost a buzz cut, but not quite. If you have thin hair, then have it blend in with the top of your hair which brings more definition to your face. This look can be styled with a strong pomade, or even with a simple gel like Johnny B.

#25: Dapper Low Skin Bald Fade

A low-skin bald fade haircut is great for men with thinner hair. The blending is what makes this short haircut nice-looking. This style is a nice clean cut for guys who want to keep it short. The low bald fade looks good on any face shape and size and this haircut suits any lifestyle.

Stylish Skin Fade With Hard Parting hairstyle
Instagram @huwjonesy

#26: Stylish Skin Fade With Hard Part

If you have thin hair, consider getting a skin fade with a hard parting, pushing the longer hair on top over to make a slight pompadour haircut. For products, opt for something that isn’t greasy to make sure it doesn’t weigh your hair down. Try Bed Head Matte Separation Workable Wax, then finish with hairspray.

Thin Faux Hawk Style
Instagram @mgrandehair

#27: Subtle Faux Hawk Style

Hair that’s combed towards the center and brushed up for the classic fake mohawk style is perfect for gents with thin hair. A straight hair type makes the style easier to achieve.

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