As hairlines recede and thinning occurs, short buzz-cut haircuts are a stylish way to minimize the look of balding. Featuring hair trimmed one even short length all over the head, buzzcuts remove bulk and embrace the cropped look with confidence.
Read on for stylish buzz cut style inspiration for receding or bald spots
The classic buzzcut features hair trimmed to a uniform short eighth to quarter-inch length all over the head using clippers. This faded look is neat and masculine, suited for busy men looking for an unfussy wash and wear cut.
Buzzcut + Beard
Combine a freshly shaved head with rugged, thick facial hair for contrast. Fade hair down to stubble rather than completely bald for texture. Full beards add style and dimension, so the focus stays on the Beard rather than thin spots up top.
Some barbers offer ‘induction buzz’ cuts, using electric clippers designed to gently suction the skin, which lifts hair upwards before neatly slicing them off with surgical precision for an extra close shave that lasts days longer than regular trimmers.
For salt and pepper appeal, allow hair to grow in a bit, creating a ‘five o’clock shadow’ before buzzing it back down using clippers with no guard attached. This maintenance lets men control how much the scalp shows through while keeping to short lengths.
The classic crew cut is slightly longer than a buzzcut, with hair clipped to a uniform half-inch length all over instead of down to the skin. This puts a buffer around patches for coverage while remaining neat and freshly trimmed between cuts.
Buzzcut + Styled Fringe
Disguise thinning hairlines by leaving slightly longer lengths in front to style. Use pomade to sweep textured fringe pieces sideways and backward across foreheads for a swept look that distracts from loss in the crown region while buzzed sides appear neat.
Ask your barber for a high temple fade to accompany your buzzcut. Leaving more length along the upper forehead region faintly helps mask receding hairlines and early widow’s peaks along front hairlines as fades tidy sides.
Buzzcut + Goatee
Balance the bareness of a smooth bald head with a shaped goatee beard below for contrast. Outlining the style with precision also slims lower faces. This draws eyes downwards, away from thinning hair, so heads appear like a stylistic personal choice.
The burr cut features ultra-short hair trimmed to sixteenth of an inch for a smooth texture between longer crew cuts and completely smooth shaved heads. Use quality guards and battery-powered clippers for an even finish all over, avoiding uneven patches.
The butch cut takes buzzed hair a step further. This allows the scalp to vaguely show through between peppery hairs for high-contrast style and shadow. Use sun protection or hats outdoors.
Induction Cut + Beard
An induction cut uses suctioning clippers to stand up hairs before slicing them precisely down to the skin for an extra smooth shave. According to MensHaircuts, contrast this with a full beard for texture and style. Take care of patches between cuts using pit-stop touch-up clipper trims.
Flat Top Buzz
Disguise thinning spots by keeping lengths long only along the top center strip of hair, trimmed into an upright rectangular flat top shape using clippers with guides.
Buzzcut + Head Shave
Vary looks between a fade buzzcut and taking it down to the skin completely for versatility as desired. Maintain a bald head for an edge, then allow hair to grow back into a neat faded buzzcut before the contrast seems too stark.
Make the cropped buzz cut style seem intentionally stylish by asking your barber to fade grades of lengths in a radiating burst pattern outward from crowns, almost like a flat top shape shaved down ultra short. This disguises thinning spots.
Short Buzz + Mid Fade
Update simple buzzcuts by adding a mid-fade taper to the sides and back for contrast and lines that accentuate the linear texture of cropped hair on top as it stands upright. Keep things looking crisp between cuts by maintaining the mid-fade shape-ups around the ears.
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