Having a big forehead or receding hairline is something natural and it might be overwhelming for you. You might think that you have to go bald or only have the buzz haircut for your entire life. You don’t have to!
The good news is there are numerous hairstyles that can easily coverup your forehead and make you feel confident about yourself. In this article we have picked the 18 best and contemporary hairstyles that not only conceal your forehead but give you a stylish appearance. Let’s dive in!
1. Camouflaging by Having Side Swept Bangs
If you have thin but straight hair, having bangs to one side of your forehead is an ideal option. The side partition itself covers up some length of your forehead and the bangs make it look even smaller. Also, it is very easy to get this haircut. You barber will take 5 to 10 minutes to give you this hairstyle. As you notice, the front part is also appearing voluminous as the sides are trimmed more to highlight it.
Ideal for: Men with straight or wavy hair.
Age group: Suits men of all age groups.
2. The Caesar Cut Short Haircut
If you have short and thin hair but really want to camouflage the receding hairline, brushing the hair to the front is the best option. This haircut does the same. The front part and top of your head is trimmed short and is brushed to the front to create natural fringes. Unlike long bangs, these fringes do not move, so the hair stays put the whole time. The barber has also given a beautiful undercut along with a fade to the sides for a trendy look.
Ideal for: Men with wavy to curly hair.
Age group: Suits teens and adults but not older men.
3. The layered Long Haircut for Big Forehead
Almost every barber you meet will ask you to grow your hair long to hide your broad forehead. This layered haircut is one of the easiest ways to not only hide your forehead but also to instantly make you look stylish. Once you grow your hair till the neck line, your hairstylist will cut those long strands into layers to add volume to the hair. This hairstyle covers your ears and along with the forehead, so it suits men with long and oval face shapes.
Ideal for: Men with straight to wavy hair
Age group: Suits both teens and adults.
4. Super Short Hairstyle That Looks Cool
This hairstyle is particularly for those men who are facing the issue of receding hairline or balding. If you wish the world to not know about your imminent baldness, you can always trim down your hair completely all over the head. This hairdo resembles a buzz cut where the shape of your head is clearly seen after this cut. Instead of covering your forehead with bangs, this haircut defines the shape of your forehead to make it seem less noticeable.
Ideal for: Men having the issue of baldness or hair fall.
Age group: 30 to 50-year-old men
5. The Bushy Hairstyle for Large Foreheads
If your hair looks voluminous, everyone’s attention would automatically shift towards your hair rather than your face. This hairstyle is one such bushy one where the hair might look messy but makes your face look smaller. To get this haircut, your barber will ask you to grow your hair up to 5 inches so that he can trim it as per requirement. To hold the hair in place, he may apply some hair gel and brush the hair back entirely.
Ideal for: Men with wavy to curly hair.
Age group: Everyone except older men.
6. Layered and Medium Length Hairstyle
This is yet another layer cut that makes your hair look thick and healthy but the length is kept short. It especially suits bikers or sports persons. Once your hair is cut into layers, the entire length is combed to the front to camouflage your forehead. This hairdo suits men with round faces better and gives a nice definition to the face.
Ideal for: Men with straight and thick hair and also men with round face.
Age group: This one’s for the men in their 20’s and 30’s.
7. Medium Length Hair with Texture
This is the first undercut hairstyle on our list that suits men with big foreheads. The sides are not completely razed but are trimmed short to highlight the front part. You can clearly see the taper to the sides. The front hair is maintained to a length of 2 to 3 inches and is brushed back to create a beautiful quiff. This voluminous front makes your forehead less noticeable. If you are someone who doesn’t have any hair loss issues or if your hairline has a nice shape, you can try this hairstyle.
Ideal for: Men with thick and straight hair
Age group: Teens, youth and adults
8. Curly Hair Longer Bangs for the Big Forehead
Having curly hair doesn’t mean you always have to cut it short. If you like to grow your hair long, this hairstyle with bangs gives a perfect look to your face. Your barber will cut the entire hair into equal length and brush it back and to the sides. However, you need to keep a comb with you always so you do not look messy before going to important events.
Ideal for: Men with oval and square face shapes.
Age group: Only suits younger men.
9. The Side Parted Long Hairstyle
Another long hairstyle that suits men is this one with the side partition. With the long bangs to one side and the short bangs to the other, this haircut not only conceals your forehead but also draws away the attention from your wide cheekbones. Your barber will create beautiful layers to the back of your head, so you look most handsome in this look.
Ideal for: Men with straight hair and round face
Age group: Suits everyone except the older men.
10. The Rough Fringes Hairstyle for Big Forehead
This is yet another hairstyle with fringes falling on the forehead. However, in this haircut, the fringes are not textured but are roughly cut to give the right volume to the hair. Here also, the entire hair is brushed to the front while the sides are seen with an undercut and a fade. So, this hairstyle is contemporary and also serves the purpose.
Ideal for: Men with unruly and rough hair.
Age group: Best suits men in their 20’s.
11. Big Forehead with Elegant-Wet-Sticky-Brush-up
If you can’t go a day without using hair products to keep your strands intact, this hairstyle here is made for you. Though you have a wide forehead, the small quiff to the front as well as the spikes all over the length make your face look slim and sleek. As a contrast, the sides are trimmed well to elevate the front part. This hairstyle is best for official purposes.
Ideal for: Men with short hair
Age group: Suits men of all age groups
12. Short Textured for the Forehead
This hairstyle is exclusively created to somehow camouflage the large forehead and the receding hairline. It goes best for men facing huge hair loss or hair thinning. To make your forehead less visible, your barber will try to create more texture on the top and will trim down the sides. You can even create spikes to the front for more elevation.
Ideal for: Men having hair loss, hair thinning.
Age group: Best suits 30 to 60-year-old men
13. Comb Over for the Forehead
This comb over hairstyle is one of the modern hairdos that has been in the trend lately. It has a side partition with long hair to the front that has been spiked up to create volume. Whereas, the sides have been combed back to make your face look sleek and defined. You can match his hairstyle with a long beard or a trimmed beard.
Ideal for: Men with wavy and thick hair.
Age group: Men in their 20’s and 30’s.
14. Buzz Cut for the Forehead
If you want to keep your hairstyle minimalistic, this buzz cut is ideal for you! With a fade to the sides and the shortly trimmed hair to the front, you can visibly see your hairline. This hairstyle is for every man facing huge hair loss or worried about growing baldness.
Ideal for: Men having huge hair loss issues.
Age group: Suits every age group except the older men.
Brushed back hairstyles are quite popular and mainly for men with large forehead, these can be a blessing in disguise. In this slicked back hairstyle, you can clearly see the transition in the length of hair from the front to sides. The quiff to the front makes your forehead less visible and also the barber uses a hair gel or pomade to hold the hair in place. So, you look presentable in this look.
Ideal for: Men with thick hair and square face shape.
Age group: Suits everyone including the older men
Undercuts have become extensively popular among men since the 20th century. Since, there have emerged multiple hairstyles in undercuts to suit all hairstyles and textures. This elegant undercut hairstyle you see here is meant to hide the broad forehead by keeping the hair strands longer to the front while completely razing the sides. You can also choose to colour the front part of your hair blonde to add a pinch of style.
Ideal for: Men who like to experiment with their hair
Age group: Suits the younger generation.
17. Braided Haircut
Braided hairstyles mostly suit the African descent men but that doesn’t mean white men can’t try them. Moreover, if you have a large forehead, these braided haircuts can change the focus from your forehead to your hair. This hairstyle in particular, requires you to grow your hair long. Ask for an expert suggestion on how long you should grow the hair before opting for this haircut.
Ideal for: Anyone who loves braids
Age group: Doesn’t suit everyone, so you need to confirm with your barber before styling it.
18. Bun haircut
The last one we have on our list is this versatile bun cut where the sides have been undercut with a razor while the top part of the hair is grown long to tie it into a bun. This hairstyle doesn’t suit men who would like to hide their forehead. However, if you are someone who would like to flaunt the face as it is, you can go for it. Make sure you grow a thick beard to match with this hairstyle.
Ideal for: Men who like to be quirky, men who have straight hair.
Age group: Only suits younger men
Once you glance through all these hairstyles, you are sure to feel that having a large forehead has nothing to do with trying all the trendy hairstyles. Whether you want to hide your forehead or would want to flaunt it, there’s a hairstyle for everyone and every hair texture. Check out all of them and make you ask your barber before trying out any hairstyle from above. Give us your valuable feedback after getting the haircut!
All the hairstyles really look great, I have long hair, I will try some of them for sure.
Thanks for the suggestion. your blog is awesome.