Parting in the Middle
Because men lose their hair on top first, a center-part only succeeds at making thinning hair look thinner. On the other hand, “trying to force a side part with a cowlick will never work, regardless of how thick or thin your hair is,” says Marchionda. “A lot has to do with the natural way your hair falls, which is different for everyone.”
Try This: One look that anyone can use (to a point) to hide a receding hairline: Cut it short, about a half-inch in length. Then starting just behind the crown of your head, gently coax the hair forward with a fine/medium-tooth comb. Use the wider teeth first to create a general directional flow for your hair, then the finer teeth to grab any wispy ends that want to wander from the pack. Try Rocky Mountain Barber Fine and Medium Tooth Pocket Comb with Carrying Case ($10, rockymountainbarber.com).
“If you’re able to comb your hair forward to cover your receding hairline, go for it!” says Marchionda. “But things get a bit tricky if the hair is too thin to fully cover it. In that case, I recommend the short buzz (think Jason Statham).”Back to top