A distinguished man needs a distinguished hairstyle, and these do the trick. From classic, timeless looks like the slicked back and Ivy League to a masculine, low-maintenance cut, there are hairstyles for every type of older man. Keep reading to find the perfect way to style your hair and look your best at any age.
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1. Quiff + Beard
The quiff is a classic male hairstyle that has remained popular for decades. Not only is the versatile look suitable for men of all ages, but it also suits many different face shapes. Even better, it goes extremely well with a long or short beard. For men who are blessed with a full beard and full head of hair, the Banana with Beard Style is ideal.
2. Hair Twists
Men with afro-textured hair have been turning to twists for decades. It’s no wonder the hairstyle is so iconic; twists not only look great but also take less time than dreadlocks or braids. Moreover, they are suitable for almost all hair lengths, from short to long. Try a short twist for a more subtle look – or give your hair a modern update by pairing twists with a temporary fade. After all, there is no age for style!
3. Medium Length Comb Over
One of the best hairstyles for men – and one of the simplest – is the comb over. While the traditional comb of the 50s and 60s is worn short, a more modern and relaxed version is the medium length comb. Charming and rugged, yet refined enough to wear to a formal event, the comb over is one of the best styles for medium length hair. It also only takes seconds to create, with only a comb and some styling product needed.
4. Ivy League
For men who like to keep things stylish, the Ivy League haircut is an ideal choice. Although short and neat, the cut is still long enough on top to give you room for styling. It is traditionally combed to the side, with a bit of added texture. Polite and understated, the Ivy League looks great with a clean-shaven face, well-groomed beard or waxed mustache.
5. Dreadlocks in a bun hairstyle
There are few hairstyles more iconic – or eye-catching – than dreadlocks. For men with Afro-textured hair, there are hundreds of different styling options, including the bun hairstyle. The twist up-do is great if you’ve spent years growing out your locs and looks even better on gray hair. Pair it with faded sides or a neatly trimmed beard for a fresh, sleek finish.
6. Wavy Haircut
A wavy hairstyle is a bold and effective choice for older men who want to show off their fun personality and sense of style. Because the wavy banana has lots of movement, texture, and volume, it’s also great for concealing thinning hair, hair loss, or a widow’s peak. Use styling cream or pomade to create the tuft and blow-dry to add volume to your hairline.
7. Natural Hairstyle + Beard
Keep your look simple and dignified by embracing your natural hair texture and growing out your beard. It is one of the most demanding looks for men in terms of style. Your stylist will focus on maintaining the overall look of your hair and beard, as well as keeping your hair sharp and defined. To give yourself a new look, why not try a different type of beard? Consider your face shape and how your facial hair grows before choosing one of the many fantastic beard styles for black men.
8. Long Curly Hairstyle
There are many different styling options for men with long curly or wavy hair. However, the simplest hairstyles are often the best because they let your natural hair texture do the talking. Try a curly comb over for a suave and sophisticated yet still approachable final look. This is the type of hairstyle you can wear to dinner, on the golf course, or for a casual drink.
9. Modern Textured Quiff
While the banana is considered one of the most classic hairstyles, you can update it with a modern twist. The key is to create more volume and height in the front of your head to give the hairstyle impact. Then use hair products with a matte finish, like a pomade, to create a natural, windswept texture. The modern textured hull is a great choice if you’re an active guy or want that “just off the yacht” look.
10. Buzz Shot
There’s a reason the buzz cut is a favorite style for men of all ages. One of the less maintenance-friendly men’s hairstyles, the buzz cut suits men who are straight shooters who don’t like to spend too much time in front of the mirror. It is also ideal if your hair is thinning out a bit on top. Although the trendy cuts are very short, your hairdresser can still shape the hair according to your face shape and hide the scars.
11. Clean Shave Hairstyle
It’s a subject that most men don’t want to talk about, but that they always worry about: losing their hair. Instead of fighting nature, why not lean into the bald look with a close shave? Soft and sophisticated, the close shave is for bold men who feel good about themselves. To balance your facial features with your shaved head, ask your barber to trim and shape your beard to match your face shape. Also, don’t forget to use sunscreen or wear a hat to protect your scalp from the sun.
12. Slick Back
The slick back has a vintage appeal and sophisticated appearance that makes it a favorite for older men. It looks equally good when paired with a full beard, stubble or a clean-shaven face, and is equally flattering if you have a widow’s peak or receding hairline. While the 1980s slick back might be a little too extravagant for most guys, it’s possible to create a softer, less wet version of the style. Use a styling product like a lightweight water-based pomade, which will give a more natural look while keeping your hair in place.
13. Short Afro
Afro-textured hair tends to break more easily than other hair types, so it’s great for shorter styles. By keeping the same length everywhere, you can cut down on visits to the hairdresser because there’s no fading or lineups to maintain. Neat, clean and dignified, short afro hair is a classic low maintenance look that never goes out of style. However, even short hair should be groomed; regularly use a moisturizer specially designed for your hair type.
14. False Hawk
You don’t lose your edge just because you get older. For guys who have always enjoyed taking a walk on the wild side of life – or like to stand out from the crowd – a faux hawk is an ideal hairstyle. It has a youthful and cool appeal without being too over the top and looks even better when paired with a beard or mustache. Plus, women consider it one of the sexiest hairstyles for men, so it’s ideal for older men who are back on the dating scene or looking to surprise and impress their other half.
15. Half up and half down
Easy to style yet eye-catching, a half-up, half-down hairstyle suits any occasion – and it gives you the best of both worlds. You get the clean finish and cool attitude of a man bun combined with the head-turning abilities of long hair. Plus, it will give you a rugged Viking-inspired look. While ideal for those with thick or curly hair, a medium-length half-up, half-down style is an option for men with thin hair.
What haircut makes you look younger?
Like a haircut at any age, you’ll want your style to suit your face shape. However, you may also have to deal with thinning hair, as well as gray hair. Generally speaking, a style like a crew cut, with a cropped back and sides, and more length and volume on top will enhance your face, giving you a more youthful look. It can also help hide thinning areas. Variations of this include the Ivy League, banana, side part, undercut, and a faux hawk.
What is the best hairstyle for people over 70?
Keep it low maintenance and easy to style with haircuts that have short sides but volume on top. Style it by slicking the front back, opting for a banana or parting to the side. This will lift your face and prevent your hair from sitting around your eyes, drawing attention to wrinkles.
What is the best hairstyle for people over 60?
Sixties is when gray can be in full force, so it’s time to embrace the silver fox in you. Keep it high and tight to give your look a youthful boost, but keep some length on top so you can still have fun. Undercuts are a great option, as is Ivy League for something a little more conservative. Keep the length on top swept back or to the side. If you want really low maintenance or your hair is thinning, go for a buzz cut.
What is the best hairstyle for people over 50?
As men in their 50s begin to experience some signs of aging, such as hair loss and gray hair, the world of hairstyling is still theirs. If you still have a head full of luscious locks, don’t be afraid to wear it long and free, or dreadlocked for men with afro-textured hair. Thinning hair can be disguised with a buzz cut, a clean shave or a side parting. Alternatively, keep things sleek and stylish with a crew cut, Ivy League, quiff, pompadour, or cropped.
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