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 actually 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 good option. Take a look in the mirror, and then browse this gallery of haircuts for men with thinning hair to see which option you feel suits you the best.
This gallery contains several great haircuts for guys with hair that's thinning. From bald heads to short, textured styles, you'll find a great hairstyle that suits you. Printing a photo of the style and taking it with you to the barber will ensure you get exactly the haircut you want.
Medium Textured Style
This style 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.
A Short, Low Effort Style
For this style, the hair is just cut with a #2 blade all over. The sides and back should then 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, it's a good idea to cut 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.
Medium Textured Style
This is a great option for a guy with just some 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 it evenly throughout. Using the fingertips, mess up the hair on top to give it a rough texture. This will help maximize coverage while minimizing the appearance of thinning.
While a bald head is not a good look on everyone, these days it can actually be trendy, and it's considered 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.
If you opt for a shaved head, consider adding a bit of facial hair which can help draw attention from the head and bring the eyes down toward the face.