Pictures of Haircuts for Men with Thinning Hair

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Medium Textured Style

Minimize the Thinning without Buzzing it Off © iStockphoto.com | ilsegagne.

Shorter Styles to De-emphasize a Balding Head

Just because a guy is thinning on top doesn't necessarily mean he has to buzz all of his hair down to nothing. There are a few options that offer a bit more length and texture, while still minimizing the thinning top. Of course, for many guys, a buzzcut or bald head is a great option. Take a look in the mirror and then browse this gallery of haircuts for men with thinning hair to see if one of these options may be right for you.

This gallery contains several great men's haircuts for guys who are thinning. From bald heads to short, textured styles, you'll find a great men's hairstyle that suits you. I recommend printing a photo of the style and taking it with you to make sure you get exactly the haircut you want.

This is a great option for a guy with light thinning on top. The hair is cut short all over (about three finger-widths on top) with the sides and back tapering slightly. To style, apply a very small amount of paste to damp hair and distribute evenly throughout. Using the fingertips, mess up the hair on top to give a rough texture. This will help maximize coverage and minimize the appearance of thinning.

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A Short, Low Care Style

Sometimes, Buzzing it Off is the Best Option © Leloft1911 | Dreamstime.com.

For this style, the hair is cut with a #2 blade all over. The sides and back should be tapered neatly. To further minimize the thinning top, the sides and back can be taken shorter to allow for more even coverage. If you can see scalp on top, I recommend cutting the sides and back short enough so an equal amount of scalp is visible. Remember to use a sunscreen when prolonged exposure to the sun is expected.

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A Short Caesar Cut

Easy Style for Thinning Hair © iStockphoto.com | ZlatKOstic.

For this style, the hair is cut clipper short on the sided and back and finger length on top. The hair is styled using a light pomade or gel and brushed forward with the fingers. This will help conceal a receding hairline and thinning top.

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Medium Textured Style

Minimize the Thinning without Buzzing it Off © iStockphoto.com | Yoree.

This is a great option for a guy with light thinning on top. The hair is cut short all over (about three finger-widths on top) with the sides and back tapering slightly. To style, apply a very small amount of paste to damp hair and distribute evenly throughout. Using the fingertips, mess up the hair on top to give a rough texture. This will help maximize coverage and minimize the appearance of thinning.

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Shaved Head

Bald Can be Quite Fashionable © iStockphoto.com | yoepro.

While a bald head is not an appropriate look for every man, these days it can be very trendy and is appropriate for most professions. Consult your barber or stylist before you take the plunge to determine if your head shape is right for this look. As this model shows, a bit of facial hair can help draw attention from the head and bring the eyes down toward the face. Follow [link url=/od/shavingadvice/a/headshave.htm]these tips[/link] for shaving your head at home.

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A Buzz with a Beard

Facial Hair Can Provide Balance to a Thinning Scalp © iStockphoto.com | Kemter.

For this model, the hair is cut with clippers using a #2 blade all over. A thin beard adds a trendy appearance and draws the eye towards the face. This is a good option for a guy with thinning hair who can grow full, neat facial hair.

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Shaved Head

A Great Option for the Right Head © iStockphoto.com | ptoptenor.

While a bald head is not an appropriate look for every man, these days it can be very trendy and is appropriate for most professions. Consult your barber or stylist before you take the plunge to determine if your head shape is right for this look. As this model shows, a bit of facial hair can help draw attention from the head and bring the eyes down toward the face. Follow [link url=/od/shavingadvice/a/headshave.htm]these tips[/link] for shaving your head at home.