Most men tend to think that the longer they keep their hair, the more potential they have to cover up their hairlines. This is not the case. You’re more likely to look like the old skeleton dude from Tales of the Crypt Keeper if you pull this move too hard.
1. The key to a receding hairline hairdo is to keep it high and tight. That is not to say you can’t have some length on the top of your head, but it may be wiser to keep your sides and back trimmed down neatly. You don’t need to buzz your bottom half, but keeping it clean is key.
2. Don’t be afraid to use a hair dryer. A hair dryer will make your hair (everywhere) look fuller and have more volume. I recommend some sort of slick, comb over, or a quaff look. Poofing it up can show those hairlines more than you’d like. You can tell your stylist/barber to leave a little length on your hair where your hairline is so that if you want to push some to the front and use it as a little cover up, you can.
3. Embrace it. There’s no shame with having a hairline that recedes or being bald. There are ways to master every look. Don’t think you’re misfortunate because you may have one of these characteristics. Just figure out how to master it. If it’s time to rock the Bruce Willis, shaved head look, do it right. Learn how to have some fun with your facial hair at that point.