The Best Haircuts for a Receding Hairline

Overview

Men are often the ones dealing with it more noticeably, but women suffer from hair loss issues, too. Whether you're younger when you start losing your hair from stress or for another reason, or it's just a natural sign of aging when you're older, it's important to know the right way to wear your hair. Don't make the mistake of thinking that the more hair you have, the less noticeable your receding hairline will be, because that's not the case at all.

Closely Cropped

Go for a closely cropped cut if you want to make your receding hairline less noticeable. You may think this would be the absolute worst thing you could do, but when you're losing hair and start to keep it a shorter length, the hair loss is actually a lot less obvious. You don't have to go GI Jane-esque here, but a pixie cut or other tapered cut works well.

Asymmetrical Bob

If you've got a receding hairline, a unique, asymmetrical cut is just what you need. All the attention goes to the funky style of your cut, and no one notices that your hair is a little thinner than usual. Go with an asymmetrical fringe that drapes right across your forehead to the other side, or get the back of your bob cut shorter with the sides longer, creating the angled effect.

Shag

A short or medium-length shag cut works well if you're trying to make a receding hairline less noticeable. The favorable thing about a shag cut in this situation is that it's got a really choppy, messy look to it, and lots of volume, so it gives you the fullness and lift you need. This takes the focus away from your receding hairline and puts it back on the hair you do have, which is just what you want.

Blunt Bangs

Adding blunt bangs to your hairstyle works really well when you want to cover up a receding hairline. It doesn't matter if your hair loss is focused at the front, sides, or all over your hairline, this cut works. Your stylist can bring as much hair as needed forward and cut it into bangs, leaving you with a full, thick set of bangs -- and everyone's focus is going to be on how chic and hot you look, not even noticing your receding hairline issue.

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