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Buzz Cuts & Receding Hairline: Everything You Need To Know

If you have been there, you know that losing hair is a difficult experience. Especially if you are losing it fast. There are all kinds of reasons for men to lose hair easily. And even though there are many reasons, it does not make you feel any better.

When you start getting a receding hairline, you must take action immediately. And there are two types of action you can take. Either try to fight it or embrace it.

There are many ways to fight hair loss. You can use topical products, pills, or even have surgery done, but we will not discuss fighting in this article. We are not dermatologists and cannot claim we know the best way to fight hair loss. It is a very personal decision, and you need to weigh all of your options before stepping in any direction.

What we are going to talk about is embracing the receding hairline.

As grooming experts, we believe that a receding hairline is part of the natural aging process and should be embraced. So if you are losing hair or already have a receding hairline, the best thing to do is embrace it with short haircut styles. And a buzzcut is the perfect example of a haircut that looks good on men with balding hair. So, in this article, we are going to talk about why buzzcuts work that well on men with a receding hairline and also show you some cool cuts to try.

Buzzcuts for receding hairline

Why Buzzcuts for receding hairlines?

So why do buzzcuts look so good on men with a receding hairline? Well, there are several reasons.

First of all, it is about contrast. Buzzcuts are super short haircuts, and the contrast between your skin and hair is less noticeable. This is not the case with longer hairstyles. And we all know that the biggest the contrast, the more obvious it is that you are balding and losing hair.

Another reason buzzcuts work for men with receding hairlines is that they not only make the contrast between your hair and skin less visible but also make the hairline itself less visible.

As you can see in the photo below, the hairline is less visible on a man with a buzzcut than the guy with long hair.

buzzcut vs long hair receding hairline

The last thing that makes buzzcuts great for receding hairlines is about embracing your hair loss with style.

To be honest, no matter the hairstyle, you cannot completely hide the fact that you are losing your hair. But a buzzcut can make it look less noticeable and more stylish at the same time. And when you feel good about how you look, your confidence will shine through.

For the last few years, guys like Jason Statham, that is considered one of the hottest men alive, have been rocking a buzzcut.

He embraced his receding hairline with style, which is one of the reasons he is very lovable. So if he did it, you can do it too!

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Basic buzzcut styles

Before we talk about the best buzzcut styles for men with receding hairlines, let’s first talk about the basic buzzcuts.

There are many buzzcut styles, but we like splitting them into three basic categories.

  • The Induction Cut: This is the “purest” type of buzzcut. The induction cut is trimming everything off with clippers with no guard on. So you are left with a very short even haircut.
  • The Burr Cut: This is a slightly longer version of the induction cut. It is still very short, but it is done with a number one guard leaving your hair a bit longer than the induction cut.
  • The Crew Cut: This is a different take on the buzzcut because your hair won’t be even. The crew cut is a bit longer on the top and shorter on the sides, but the difference will be minimal.

These are the three basic men’s buzzcut styles, there are many variations, but we think that these three are the most popular.

So now, let’s get to see some cool haircuts for men with receding hairlines!

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Great Buzz Cut Styles For Men With A Receding Hairline

Now let’s get to the part you have been waiting for! Here are some cool buzzcut styles you can get if you have a receding hairline.

The Induction Cut

The Induction Cut

I guess you have seen that coming. The induction cut is the shortest haircut you can get (If you want even shorter than that, you should shave your head).

This buzzcut is perfect for guys with receding hairlines because it minimizes the contrast between your skin and hair.

It also gives you a masculine look that will make you feel good about yourself. Another plus of the induction cut is that it can be combined with a nice short or long beard for a completely different look (more on that later).

But the biggest benefit of this look is that it is hassle-free and very low maintenance.

With this hairstyle, you won’t have to worry about styling your hair or buying expensive products. You will get a sense of freedom because there is no hassle with the induction cut.

The induction cut is also an inexpensive haircut. You can do it yourself in front of a mirror with a pair of barber’s clippers (read our article about the best balding clippers to find a good clipper for you). You don’t have to go to a barber every time you want a haircut. All you need is a good pair of hair clippers with no guard on them.

For all these reasons, the induction cut is one of the best hairstyles for men with receding hairlines.

The Burr Cut

The Burr Cut

If you are not ready to go as short as the induction cut, the burr cut is for you. The burr cut is not as short as the induction but still has a very low contrast between skin and hair.

A lot of guys are terrified of shaving their heads, which is completely understandable. If you are one of these guys and at the same time struggling with a receding hairline, consider this cut!

It has all the benefits of the induction cut but has a bit more length to it.

It will still give you a low contrast between skin and hair, look masculine and stylish and give you the hassle-free lifestyle that the induction cut offers.

The Burr Cut is also a very low-maintenance haircut because you will only have to trim it every once a week or so. It is still short and does not require special products to style it.

So if you don’t want to go as short as the induction cut but at the same time don’t want your receding hairline to be very noticeable, the burr cut is your best option.

The next hairstyle is the crew cut, which also helps with receding hairlines, but in a completely different way.

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The Crew Cut

The Crew Cut

As you already know, the crew cut is a bit longer on the top and short on the sides.

To make this haircut work for receding hairlines, there is a small trick: You should do a high fade on the sides because this will make the contrast with the receding temples less noticeable.

Also, because you will have longer hair on the top, you can use it to cover your receding hairline.

As you can understand, this haircut works differently from the other two.

It uses a high fade to minimize the contrast between the bald on top and hair on the sides to cover your receding hairlines.

The crew cut is a great hairstyle if you want to feel like you have long hair while still looking masculine and stylish.

The downside of this haircut is that it is a high-maintenance one. You will have to visit your barber once a week to keep up with the fade and to cut your hair shorter on top. You should also use products to style your hair, so forget about the hassle-free lifestyle offered by the induction cut or burr cut.

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Faux hawk buzz cut

Faux hawk buzz cut

Another haircut that is great for guys with receding hairlines is the faux hawk buzz cut.

The philosophy of this haircut is similar to the crew cut but with some differences.

The faux hawk buzz cut consists of longer hair on the top and short sides but in this case, there is no fade.

You will have a strip of hair on the top that is longer than the rest of your hair. This haircut works with receding hairlines because the hair near your temples is very short and does not contrast with your skin.

As you can see in the photo above, the hair around the temples is very short, while the strip of hair on top is longer, making the hairline less visible.

This haircut is less high-maintenance than the crew cut because it does not require weekly fades, but you might have to use some products to style your hair.

The only “downside” of this haircut is that it is considered a bit “extreme,” and not everyone is comfortable with it. It might be a bit too much for you if you are not into edgy haircuts.

The Messy Buzzcut

messy buzzcut

The messy buzzcut is a style that will work great for you if you have a receding hairline and want to keep your hair short on the sides and long on top.

It is very similar to the crew cut; the only difference is the top hair’s length and styling.

To make this haircut work, the sides of your head should be shaved very close to your skin with a high fade, the top of your hair should be long, and use the messy hairline technique to hide your hairline.

This means that you have to style your hair and use products like wax to make it messy and hide the hairline.

The biggest downside of this haircut is that it is a very high-maintenance one. You will have to use wax every day if you want your hair to look great all the time, so you won’t get the low-maintenance lifestyle that the induction cut or burr haircut has to offer.

But if you like taking care of your hair and want to express yourself with it, this haircut might be perfect for you.

Receding hairline and hair color

As you can understand, the bigger the contrast between your hair color and your skin tone, the more visible your receding hairline will be.

So if you have a lighter skin tone and dark hair, the contrast will be high; the same applies if you have a darker skin tone and lighter hair color (which is rare).

If you have light skin with dark hair, you might consider dying your hair a lighter color because this will make your receding hairline less visible. We have an article dedicated to blonde buzz cuts if you are looking for some inspiration.

Of course, bleaching and dying your hair is not the best idea when you have weak hair cause bleaching and dying your hair too often will make it weaker, dryer, and prone to breakage. We are just saying that you have this option if you want your receding hairline to be less visible.

Below is a photo of a guy with a blond buzz cut. It is a great example of how lighter hair color can make your receding hairline less visible.

blonde buzz cut

The Receding Hairline Buzz Cut And A Beard

While a beard will not make your receding hairline less visible, it will draw attention to it and create a stronger focal point somewhere else.

Adding a beard to a buzzcut is very popular and is currently a trend we see everywhere. It just looks great and gets you noticed for your beard and not because of your receding hairline.

You have probably noticed that many guys have been sporting this look lately. So if you want to feel more confident with the receding hairline, beard up and get ready to slay!

A beard along with a buzz cut will completely transform you. It will make you look more confident and more masculine and will give you a new, edgy look that will get you noticed. There are many beard styles to choose from; if you are looking for some inspiration, you can read our coolest beard styles for men article or the best beard styles for bald men.

This photo below is another great example of how having a beard along with a buzz cut can transform your appearance and be very stylish at the same time.

The Receding Hairline Buzz Cut And A Beard

Buzz Cut Receding Hairline FAQ

Is Buzz Cut Good For Receding Hairline?

Yes, buzz cuts are great haircuts for men with a receding hairline. They help you hide the receding hairline and accentuate your haircut.

It is important to pick the right buzz cut for your hairstyle, skin tone, and hair color. If done correctly, it will completely change your look and draw people’s attention away from your receding hairline.

What Is The Best Buzz Cut For A Receding Hairline?

The best buzz cut for a receding hairline is the induction cut. It is a low-maintenance buzz cut that has a great look and hides the receding hairline very well. It is also inexpensive as you can do it yourself.

Will A Buzzcut Suit Me?

It depends on your face shape; if you have strong features that will suit the buzz cut, go for it. You will never know until you try, so go on and find a barber who will provide you with a great buzz cut.

buzz cut


That’s all we have about buzz cuts and receding hairlines.

We have covered everything from different buzz cut styles, why they work, and how to pick the right one, as well as covered some other buzz-cut-related topics such as how the color of your hair makes a difference and why you should consider trying a beard along with your buzz cut.

We hope you enjoyed it, and if you did, share it with your friends. It will mean a lot for us, and it will help other guys who might suffer from receding hairline to see this article and realize that they are not alone in this struggle and help them find their way.

Thank you very much, and stay stylish!

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