Tip-Top Hairstyles for Men With Thinning Hair

"There's one thing about baldness. It's neat." - Don Herold

Thinning hair, receding hairlines and general balding is a real problem for men the world over. Looking down in the shower only to notice that your hair is clogging the plughole is enough to make even the manliest of men panic and quiver.

We know first-hand that coming to terms with thinning hair isn’t easy, and a dose of denile, at first, is more than acceptable - you are losing significant parts of your mane, after all.

Of course, there does come a time when you have to accept that you’re losing your hair.

As traumatic as hair loss can be, gents, if you still have some hair left to work with, there are some great hairstyles for men that can help you maximise those locks and regain your confidence without looking like Donald Trump.

While we can’t make your hair grow back, these tip-top hairstyles for men with thinning hair will give you the inspiration to choose the brand new do, that represents the brand new you.

The buzz cut


Propelled into iconic status by the likes of David Beckham, Jason Statham and Tom Hardy, the classic buzz cut is perfectly stylish, massively manly and perhaps the easiest to maintain of all hairstyles for men with thinning hair.

Not only will this make your thinning or balding parts far less noticeable, but if you decide to go for a slightly longer buzz cut, you can add a little pomade to add your own unique touch of style.

The ‘Mad Man’


If your hair is thinning or receding, you can make the best of your new hairline by opting for the 'Mad Men' look as made famous by the character Roger Sterling, as played by John Slattery.

This slick, quintessentially 1950s short look is perfect if you do have a receding hairline, but still have a decent amount of hair remaining on top.

To achieve the look, request to have your hair cut short on the top, but leave it long enough so that you are able to comb a parting on the side of your head. And, ask your barber to taper your sides, so they blend in nicely with the top seamlessly.

The ‘Power Donut’


If you're slightly wiser, experienced and mature gent and you have more or less gone completely bald on top, but you're not quite ready for the full egghead just yet, opting for the Power Donut, as coined by GQ Magazine could be the one for you.

If you’re unsure of what a Power Donut is exactly, check out some snaps of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’s’ Larry David or the legendary Sean Connery for reference. Essentially, this hairstyle for men consists of a bald top and neatly styled hair on the sides. It’s a bold look (if you’ll pardon the pun) but the best thing about it is, there is plenty of scope for individuality - as long as you keep the back and sides styled, relatively neat and you make sure your neckline is regularly groomed, you’re golden.

The short Caesar


The traditional Caesar got its name, rather unsurprisingly, from the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, and in recent decades, it's been worn well by the likes of George Clooney and Prince William.

The Caesar haircut is a savvy, sleek means of concealing a receding hairline as well thinning hair on the top of the head through a blend of short back and sides, tapering and volume applied to the top.

By opting for a slightly shorter version of the traditional Caesar and getting your bangs  cut with a horizontal fringe and styled forward, you will not only look incredibly dapper, but you will add the illusion of extra thickness and volume to your thinning hair while concealing parts of your receding hairline.

We know losing your hair is no joke and we hope that these tip-top hairstyles for men with thinning or balding hair have served to offer you a little hope and inspiration.

Whatever style you decide to go with, make sure you keep it short, avoid a combover at all costs (all it will do is highlight the issue and make you look ridiculous), embrace the possibility of a brand new do and the world will be yours for the taking.

If you’re a little unsure of you to ask for your perfect haircut, never fear because our glossary of hair terms is here to save the day.

Jason Speziale