60 Short Hairstyles For Men With Thin Hair
Have thin fine hair that’s a trouble to tame? Trade in your frustrations for these short cuts. The truth is, your options aren’t limited by your battle with family genes.
Why dream about having a thick, full head of head when great styles already await.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the old saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”
When it comes to thick hair it’s more than often a curse at times believe it or not. Gentlemen born with it face manes that need to be roughed up in the morning just to get some decent control. Shaping and styling comes with lots and lots of challenges with grooming products too.
In a sense, having thin hair is a blessing thanks to it being so flexible and light. Gone are the days when gentlemen had to settle with a traditional buzz cut to solve their worries. You’ll know what I mean here in a second…
To help you get over the hurdles that come with your family genes, I’ve put together a collection of the top 60 best short hairstyles for men with thin hair below. One look and you’ll get a better idea of how gentlemen are using fine hair to their advantage.
Best of all, these short length cuts require very little grooming product to acquire. That means you can look great without worrying about any of the hair care damage. Of course, their super easy to style too which makes life just a little bit easier in the morning.
1. Comb Over With Faded Or Tapered Sides
The combover is sleek and elegant, portraying a sense of importance. Paired with the correct fade or taper on the sides, it makes for a knockout combination.
Easy to maintain and style, the combover matches many face types and is suitable for all personalities. This timeless look is popular with many age groups and frames the face nicely.
Begin with a generous amount of styling product throughout the hair. Then, using a comb gently direct the hair in the direction you want it to lay. Start from the fringe and work your way back.
Once the fringe is set, begin to comb down the sides. A quick trick is to use your free hand to help set the hair.
2. Crew Cut
If you’re looking to keep it short and simple yet want to stay more modern, the crew cut is the way to go. This masculine cut allows the facial features to protrude.
The short top and sides provides a relatively low maintenance haircut which is easy to style with your favourite pomade. Adding a neatly trimmed beard to the crew cut adds extra dimension to the overall look, drawing attention to the face.
A longer beard style combined with the short crew cut gives a sharp, contrasting look that is commonly sought after.
3. Bald Fade
One of the more popular requests throughout barbershops and salons, and for a good reason! The bald fade projects a piercing image.
The bald fade can sit high, medium, or low depending on your personal preference and the overall look on the sides is that of a blurry transition.
If you have a sharp protruding occipital bone (back of the head) a low fade is the way to go, as it will conceal it.
For a bald fade the shorter hairs underneath appear to perfectly blend into the longer hairs on top. The bald fade can be connected to a multitude of hair types and lengths on the top. This is a universal style.
4. Short Pompadour
A slick pompadour is a hairstyle that makes a bold statement. It is versatile in styling options and paired with an undercut it gives an edgy look, but it can also blend into the sides for a more modern feel.
There is a ton of freedom to play with the pompadour to make it suitable to your personality, making this hairstyle very individualistic! To achieve the pompadour look, a blow dryer and styling products are required.
Towel dry wet hair until it is about 90% dry. Starting from the crown of your head, you want to slowly work forward by scooping up small sections of hair with your brush and blow drying them in the direction you want the hair to lie (for the pompadour’s case, you want to angle the dryer so it is blowing the air in an upwards direction).
For maximum volume, blow dry from the roots up. Make sure to really focus on the fringe area, as this is where there will be the most volume! Once the hair is set to your liking, apply a pomade or wax through the hair.
5. Spiked Fringe
Giving the fringe some texture allows the freedom of movement within the hair. This look is a classic and isn’t much of a gamble as it is suitable for anyone.
The spiked fringe is very easy to style and offers a lot of versatility. A unique trait about the spiked fringe is that it doesn’t need to always be spiked up!
The hair is malleable and can go in many directions. Experimentation is key for the spiked fringe.
Using a pomade will give more of a shinier look, whereas a wax will provide more of a solid, dry look. How you use your products determines the outlook of the hair.
6. Brushed Back
The brushed back style is an excellent choice if you’re willing to grow your hair a little longer than usual. The hair length doesn’t need to be very long, just enough so that the hair lies back nicely.
For untrained hair, styling products are required to achieve the brushed back look. For curly haired folk, be wary! The brushed back technique is quite difficult to pull off, as your hair wants to retain its natural position.
The best way to get the brushed back look is comb back damp hair. Once the hair is slicked back, apply a generous amount of your favorite styling product throughout the entirety of the hair.
Make sure to follow the contours of your head. The hair will lay where it wants to lay. For the most hold, finish off with a good amount of hairspray.
7. Modern Caesar
The modern caesar is a safe bet for many adults. The longer fringe allows for plenty of manipulation! There is an abundance of styling options as the fringe allows for movement in all directions, and can even be textured.
Going for choppy bangs is a look that is very popular and rivals the European crop cut. The long fringe juxtaposed with the short sides gives a sharp and defining look that many men desire. Deciding to put colour and/or highlights in the hair pushes the modern caesar to the next level.
8. Swept Over
Sweeping your hair over to either side is a great way to add dimension to your hair.
As with the brushed back look, the swept over look requires a little more length in order to style properly. The swept over look is simple to achieve, and holds well throughout the day.
The most difficult part of this hairstyle is choosing which direction it will fall to! Once you have determined where you want the hair to sweep over you can begin to style. A more natural swept over look is achieved through the use of your fingers.
9. Mini Quiff
The mini quiff is a great and fashionable choice if you’re searching for volume. The mini quiff is similar to the pompadour in look, but is much more tame.
The hair isn’t directed straight up, it is more on an angle. Styling the quiff is similar to the pompadour. A blow dryer, comb, and wax are required to get the full effect of the mini quiff. This may seem daunting at first, but the look is impeccable once mastered.
10. High And Tight
The high and tight is the ultimate short length haircut. The sides are cut very close to the skin and may or may not transition into the short length on the top.
The high and tight represents power and purpose, as it is mostly worn by military officers and law enforcement personnel. The high and tight is a clean, precise hairstyle.
Regular visits to the salon or barber shop may be required to keep the outline sharp. the high and tight is one of the pinnacles of short length haircuts.
11. Buzz Cut
A simple hairstyle in both looks and maintenance. A buzz cut is great for receding hairlines, it makes the entirety of the hair on the scalp a uniform length and highlights the face.
A bonus to the buzz cut if you’re trying to be frugal is that there is little to no hair on the scalp so you are able to save money on styling products.
If you’re still wanting to scratch that stylist itch though, the addition of a beard can really enhance the buzz cut look. A tapered beard is one example of how you can keep your look modern.
12. Short And Messy
The short and messy is a great look for most men. The movement of hair near the fringe area draws the eyes up. The look is best accompanied with short sides as it frames the face.
Having the hair texturized at the fringe area is an excellent way to add extra movement and using fingers to style and tussle the hair allows for the most natural messy look.
A comb can be used to control the hair back, but the ultimate goal is to get the hair moving in all directions, so make sure to add some chaos. Lock in this look by spraying a modest amount of hairspray.
13. Faux Hawk
The faux hawk is placed cozily in the middle between the mohawk and the thin mohawk. The hair at the fringe area is styled upward and can extend as far back as the crown.
The side length transitions smoothly into the layers on top of the head. The sides can be tapered, faded, or just be uniform in length. Medium hold products are the best for a faux hawk.
The ideal look is a natural look. Adding too much product in the hair will create rigidity, and that is what we want to avoid.
If you are not looking to make much of a statement, the faux hawk is an excellent choice. This look is a classic and allows for endless creative manipulation.