It’s inevitable that your hair changes with age, especially for men. The color changes to gray or white and you may notice that your hairline starts receding. You may even notice that you don’t have as much hair as you did before. It isn’t uncommon, in fact, 65% of men over the age of 60 experience noticeable hair loss.
Don’t worry about thinning hair or bald spots, there are plenty of shorter hairstyles that can cover and blend those areas. If you are one of the few men lucky enough to still have a full head of hair, you have even more options when it comes to changing up your hairstyle. To give you an idea of just how many different hairstyles there are to choose from, we’ve listed our favorites.
1. Pull Back Long White Hair
White hair can be beautiful and sleek, especially when it is pulled back away from your face. Cut the sides short while keeping the hair on top long. Pull the look together with a full white beard and mustache.
2. Double Toned
This can also be referred to as the salt-and-pepper look. When your hair turns white or gray, it gives your hair texture. At first, it can be difficult to manage, which is why it’s best to keep it short. Play around with it by leaving the sides short with longer strands at the top.
3. The Outdoors Look
For those rugged men who don’t have time to mess with styling their hair, this is the perfect hairstyle. The tousled texture looks effortless and complements the face. Rather than messing with just the right amount of hair gel, try spraying salt water for a more natural look.
4. The Mane
This is a hairstyle for men who still have a luscious head of hair. It does take some more maintenance than shorter hairstyles, though. Ask your barber to cut your hair to create volume and ask for advice on how to keep it healthy. Who said you can’t have a mane after 50?
5. The Classy Pompadour
You’re only as old as you feel. Fit in with the Millennial’s with the pompadour hairstyle, but make sure to keep it classy. Put a limit on the undercutting and make sure there’s plenty of volume at the top.
6. Layers with Texture
This hairstyle is great for men with exceptionally thick hair. Ask your barber to add in lots of lengthy layers. To keep the textured, tousled look, use a matte paste.
7. The Ponytail
Having long hair can be hassle sometimes, so pull it back into a low ponytail. This simple and rugged hairstyle will never go out of style.
8. Long Waves
Take a note from professors and philosophers by growing out your wavy hair. Cut the length just at the nape of the neck and pull it away from your face. With your changing hair color, it will add even more dimension and texture.
9. Longer Layers
This edgy hairstyle is perfect for those men who used to be rock stars. Take Mick Jagger, for example, he knows how to keep his iconic profile even in old age. The ends of your hair should be thinned and your curls or waves should run wild with this hairstyle.
10. The Traditional Caesar
Play it safe with this traditional short hairstyle. Even George Clooney rocked it for a decade or two. The hair is directed towards the front with the top of it styled flat. It’s neat and easy to maintain. If you get bored of being traditional, add some hair gel to spike it up once in a while.
11. Chopped Straight
If you are one of those men with stick-straight hair, this may the best hairstyle for you. The strands are all the same length and the ends are thinned out to prevent them from looking blunt. The style should stay flat all around.
12. The Extreme Undercut
If you’re looking for something a little more edgy, but also short, this is the hairstyle for you. Shave the sides so you can have a undercut and keep the top a little longer. You can pull it back away from your face or spike it up. Pull the look together with a beard the same length as hair on your sides.
13. Shorter Spikes
When it comes to looking your best, make sure you have the right hairstyle for your face shape. For example, men who have prominent chins and narrow faces should go with the shorter spike haircut. Leave the top a little longer than the sides and add wax to give it some texture.
14. The Soft Undercut
Incorporate some contrast to your hairstyle with this soft undercut. Keep the hair at the top of your head a medium length and have a sharp fade on the sides. This haircut goes perfectly well with a beard of any length. Just make sure to blend it in with your sideburns to keep a tamed look.
15. Short and Tousled
Easy to take care of and neat, this short and tousled hairstyle is great for any man who wants a clean-cut look. Pair it with a short mustache to get the most out of the look.
16. The Buzz Cut
If you’re looking for easy and literally effortless, the buzz cut is the way to go. This is also a great haircut for men who are already balding. It’s such an easy hairstyle that you can either do it at home or go to your barber.
17. Slick Short Curls
Keep your curls tamed by cutting them short. This will give you a textured look and will make your hair appear thicker. Add some hair product to add some shine.
18. Blown Away
Keep your hair at a short or medium length and blow it back away from your face to add some volume to it. It even looks good for men with receding hairlines. Don’t be ashamed, show it off!
19. Chopped Cut
This traditional men’s hairstyle is a little longer at the top and blended in on the sides. It’s balanced and classic.
20. The Lush Cut
For the men with luscious thick hair, keep it long and pull it back away from your face. This will add some serious volume and make women swoon.
21. The Single Wave
This is a great hairstyle for men with thinning hair. Cover it up with a single swoop of your hair. The top should have some body and volume and swing back to cover any thin or balding spots.
22. Cropped Chop
This simple trick will make people think you have thick hair. Chop the top of your hair and spike it up with some hair product. Use dry shampoo or powder at the roots to keep it from becoming flat.
23. Layers with a Center Part
Frame your face with long layers and add a part down the middle. This will give you a laid back and breezy look.
24. Thinned and Refined
If your hair is thinning but you aren’t ready to cut it short just yet, keep it long and soft with this hairstyle. Make sure to keep your hair clean so it doesn’t fall flat.
25. Textured Subtle Part
This men’s hairstyle is super easy to maintain and looks great on anyone. With a subtle part, the hair is short and textured. The front is pulled upwards to give it just a little volume.
These white dreadlocks look absolutely stunning on African American men. There’s no doubt you will have the most unique hairstyle out of everyone in the room.
27. Sleek and Dark
Not every man goes gray or white with age. Some lucky men have dark hair that deserves to be shown off. Slick it back and add some volume at the top. Complete the look with a short beard.
28. A Gentleman’s Cut
Look like a true gentleman with this traditional haircut. It works with every hair color and style. Parted on the side, it’s brushed back slightly to give you a cool and refined look.
29. Groomed with a Beard
Your attention is drawn more to his beard than his hair. Rather than spending a lot of time on the haircut, it’s important to keep your beard in tiptop shape. The hairstyle is short and cut to the shape of his head.
30. The Man Bun
Millennial’s are known for sporting the man bun, but it’s a hairstyle for men at any age. It can be worn in both a professional or casual setting. Pair it with a thick beard to embolden its masculinity.
31. Naturally Short
Don’t have time to mess with hair products? Keep your hair nice and short for the easiest of morning routines.
32. Peppered Texture
Richard Gere sported this effortless hairstyle in the 90’s. Cut your hair short and have the ends textured. Wash it every other day to keep the bedhead style. If it starts to look feathery, add some hair product such as mousse.
33. Rounded Off
This hairstyle forms to the shape of your head and its curves. Someone with a square or narrow face should have this hairstyle, as it will round him out. Layers are cut into the hair and the sides aren’t extremely short.
34. The Lob
You probably had this haircut as a young boy. Now you can have it back and still look great, especially because your hair is most likely the same thinness as it was when you were a child. Parted on the side, it should be longer in the front and pushed to the side. This will cover a receding hairline if thick enough.
35. Dark and Handsome
Dark hair will go a long way if you’re over the age of 50. This hairstyle has many layers cut into the top and the sides are shorter. Make sure you have some gray, though, to keep it looking natural.
36. The Short Shave
If you’ve gone bald at the top, this is the hairstyle for you. Show off that shiny dome with a short shave on the sides. Make sure to have a close cut for a refined look
37. Off Center and Curly
Curly hair can be hard to manage sometimes. This hairstyle keeps it easy and gives an illusion of volume. Add some slight sideburns that come to just the center of the ear and don’t part it too far to the side for the best look.
38. The Relaxed Look
If you have thick hair with lots of different colors, this is the best hairstyle for you. It’s soft and has just a little taper to give it some volume and texture.
39. The Modern Spike
Keep up the texture with some razored ends for this hairstyle. Depending on your hair type, you may need some extra product to keep those spikes standing tall.
40. Distinguished and Cool
Highlight your widow’s peak with this medium-length hairstyle. It’s styled at a diagonal angle and makes men look younger.
Are you worried about thinning hair as you get older? There are some ways to prevent it. Ask a medical professional about treatments and advice on how to prevent hair loss. If you don’t want to deal with treatments, there are plenty of ways to hide thinning with different hairstyles.