There are two main concerns for men of a certain age: physical changes in hair and “aging out” some of the most trendy styles. Men’s classic haircuts never go out of style, but you don’t have to feel limited to a generic short-back-and-sides. It’s worth paying attention to trends as new styles can also be a good choice.
Ultimately, if you choose your hairstyle well and wear it with confidence, any style can work at any age. We are here to arm you with the facts and expert advice you need to keep your hair looking its best, no matter what.
Most men go grey as early as their mid-thirties or early forties. Choosing to dye your hair can help maintain a youthful appearance, but embracing the salt-and-pepper or grey works for a lot of men. Nobody ever said George Clooney would only be attractive if he dyed his hair. Steve Martin famously went grey in his early thirties, and it became part of his signature look.
This is also around the time that receding hairlines and hair loss often begin to crop up. The life cycle of your hair starts to slow down, meaning more frequent shedding and shorter growth periods. Just because your hair is starting to thin doesn’t mean you’re going bald – many men experience thinning but maintain a full head of hair well into old age.
Combatting thinning may require extra scalp and hair care. The classic men’s haircut is a great way of maintaining your scalp health – the head massage you get when someone else washes your hair alone can help stimulate the production of natural hydrating oils to promote growth.
While the trends may be fun, for more mature men, classic men’s haircuts are a great way to keep things fresh and youthful.
A buzz cut, where all the hair is cut to the same length, is a clean, simple look that takes the focus away from your hair. A longer buzz cut is also known as a Caeser cut, so called because it’s believed that Julius Caeser chose it to help hide his own thinning hair. Very easy to manage and maintain; just add a little messy texture with some pomade or hair wax in the morning, and you’ll be good to go.
Keeping the top of your hair at mid-length or longer gives you more to work with. If you have enough hair for a short pompadour or soft quiff, it can give you some height and style without looking too try-hard. This look works well with a clean taper or fade on the back and sides or a more classic close crop.
Taking care of your beard style becomes even more important as you age, as there’s less leeway for completely untamed facial hair. Haircuts for men with thin hair usually work well with or without a beard, depending on your face shape and beard growth. Pairing your next haircut with a professional beard shaping or shave will help you maintain a defined beard.
Finding the right hairstyle is like unlocking a cheat code. Your hair and face may change as you get older, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up. It’s time to embrace new styles and find your new look. Whether your hair is thinning, going grey, or balding, you can find a style with finesse.
At Premium Barbershop, our expert barbers are on hand to advise you on the best style for you, no matter your age. From the trends to the classics, we can bring your desired look to life and advise you on the best products and habits to adopt to maintain good-looking hair for years to come. Make an appointment at any of our conveniently located Midtown branches for the full Premium experience.