5 Hairstyles and Cuts for a Receding Hairline

November 10, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

If you’re dealing with a receding hairline or hair loss around your temples, don’t worry — it’s only natural, especially with age. If your usual hairstyle is only accentuating the hair loss and you want to minimize the appearance of it, consider trying one of the hairstyles and haircuts to stylishly conceal your hairline below.

Side-Swept Pony

Instead of pulling all of your hair back into a tight ponytail — exposing your hairline — sweep the front piece of your hair to the side and secure it in place with Matrix Total Results High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray. Not only does this hide your hairline, but it elevates your ponytail instantly. 

Layered Bob

The chopped layers of a bob haircut add volume to your strands and simultaneously pull attention away from your hairline. Keep the volume going for days by adding a few spritzes of dry shampoo, like the Garnier Fructis Invisible Dry Shampoo, for a quick refresh without washing.

garnier fructis texturizing dry shampoo

Pixie Fringe

Completely change your look with a pixie fringe cut. This edgy style features locks of hair that cover your forehead and fall over your hairline to conceal any patchiness. If you’ll be using hot tools, be sure to prep your hair with a heat protectant like the L’Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray.

Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs make a huge difference in this side-by-side photo from @hollydoeshair. The right side features freshly cut curtain bangs, which add volume and height to the client’s crown that was not there before.  

Blunt Bangs

Bangs that hang straight across your forehead not only hide a receding hairline, but also change up the entire shape of your face. Plus, they look super chic, too. 

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