2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair - Style Cuts Trends

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Men love their hair. Going bald is scary and very stressful to men. The fear and anxiety of losing their hair can lead to depression among men.

Here are some interesting statistics from a leading hair loss clinic[1]:

  • 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by age 35, 65% by age 60, and 80% by age 80.
  • 60% of hair loss sufferers would rather have more hair than money or friends.
  • Almost half (47%) of hair loss sufferers would spend their life savings to regain a full head of hair.
  • Roughly a third (30%) of hair loss sufferers would give up sex if it meant they would get their hair back.

So, would men with full head of hair shave their head for a hairstyle? The answer is highly unlikely.


Norwood-Hamilton Scale of Male Pattern Baldness

Norwood-Hamilton Scale of Male Pattern Baldness, published in Expert Reviews of Molecular Medicine by Cambridge University Press 2002- 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends by Rosie2010
Norwood-Hamilton Scale of Male Pattern Baldness, published in Expert Reviews of Molecular Medicine by Cambridge University Press 2002- 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends by Rosie2010

Male Pattern Baldness

The male pattern baldness accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men.

Contrary to popular belief, baldness is not inherited from the mother's side of the family. Studies show that there must be several genes causing male pattern baldness. So, stop blaming dad for marrying mom. Your baldness could have come from your father's side of the family, or from both sides.

An article published in ScienceDaily in 2008, suggests that about a third of all men are affected by male pattern baldness by age 45.[2] So guys if you are over 45, and you still have a full head of hair, chances are good that you won't go bald.

That was the good news. Now for the bad news. On the same news report it says that researchers at McGill University, King's College London and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. have identified two genetic variants in Caucasians that together produce an astounding sevenfold increase the risk of male pattern baldness. Seven times!

What about the non-caucasian men? Although no studies have been done on non-caucasian men, the researchers claim that they would presume male pattern baldness is caused by the same genetic variation in non-caucasians.

Oh by the way, the study also indicates that one in seven men have both of those risk variants. That means 14% of the total male population are at risk of going bald.

Ok, now you can cry.

Or....


Embrace Your Baldness

In the past, baldness was considered unfortunate and undesirable. In ancient times, baldness was viewed, not only as a disfigurement, but also a loss of virility. For thousands of years, men struggled to hide their balding or thinning hair with wigs and ugly comb-overs, wasted millions of dollars on hair growth products that don't work, and those who could afford it had undergone all types of surgical and non-surgical hair transplants.

Well, that was then. Now, bald is not only beautiful, bald is sexy. Thanks to celebrities like Yul Brynner, Telly Savalas, Michael Jordan, and Bruce Willis, who embraced their baldness and wore it with pride.

Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner wore his baldness with pride - Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Yul Brynner wore his baldness with pride - Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Yul Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice, indefinable accent, and his shaven head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for his Academy Award winning role as Mongcut, king of Siam, in the 1956 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I.

Yul Brynner was first to prove that a man didn't need no stinkin' hair to be a powerful charismatic leading man.


Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas made bald sexy - Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Telly Savalas made bald sexy - Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Telly Savalas is best known for his role as Detective Theo Kojak in the 70s television series Kojak. Kojak was a tough-talking New York police detective known for his shiny bald head, his love of lollipops, his taunting grin, and signature line, "Who loves ya', baby?"

Telly Savalas single-handedly brought bald into a new level. Telly Savalas not only wore his baldness with pride, he wore his baldness oozing with sex appeal.

Balding men finally realized what women had been saying all along. Bald is sexy.


Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan made bald a fashionable hairstyle - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Michael Jordan made bald a fashionable hairstyle - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Michael Jordan is acclaimed as the greatest basketball player of all time. His gazillion accomplishments include:

  • Six-time NBA champion (1991-93, 1996-98);
  • NBA MVP (1988, '91, '92, '96, '98);
  • 10-time All-NBA First Team (1987-93, 1996-98);
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985);
  • Defensive Player of the Year (1988);
  • Nine-time All-Defensive First Team (1988-93, 1996-98);
  • Rookie of the Year (1985);
  • 14-time All-Star; All-Star MVP (1988, '96, '98);
  • One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996);
  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist (1984, '92).

Not bad for a guy who was cut from the varsity basketball team at his high school in Wilmington, North Carolina when he was a scrawny twelve year old. Not bad at all.

When Michael Jordan completely shaved off his thinning hair in the early 90s, it was a slam-dunk in hair style fashion. You wanna be like Michael, go bold. Go bald.

Michael Jordan made bald a hair style. A very cool hair style for men.



2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair

Of course, not everyone is ready for the bold bald look. If your hair is just starting to thin out, here are some hairstyles you could try.

Jude Law is a great example of the typical pattern of male baldness, which begins at the hairline. His hairline has been gradually receding and forming an "M" shape.

Here are the 2013 Hairstyles for Men with receding hairline.

Jude Law - The suave hair style

Jude Law's hair is cut in layers short on the side and longer in top and styled with a soft wave covering a little of the forehead  - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Jude Law's hair is cut in layers short on the side and longer in top and styled with a soft wave covering a little of the forehead - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Jude Law - The trendy messy hairstyle

Jude Law's hair is cut in uneven layers that gives the messy trendy modern look - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Jude Law's hair is cut in uneven layers that gives the messy trendy modern look - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Jude Law - The short bold look

Jude Law's hair is cut short layered all over with long thin sideburns, styled flat giving a bold look - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Jude Law's hair is cut short layered all over with long thin sideburns, styled flat giving a bold look - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends


When hair starts thinning on top but you're not ready for the close shave, you can either go for

  • Au Naturel - let nature take its course, or
  • Buzz Cut - very short hair like buzz cut is not only cool, but it will also take away the focus on your thinning hair.


Au Naturel

From an "M" shape, the male pattern baldness eventually becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a U-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Some men just embrace what nature had given them, like Jason Alexander, Ron Howard, and Sir Sean Connery. They are happy the way they are. Well, good for them.

Jason Alexander - Au Naturel

Jason Alexander is best known for his role as  George Costanza in the very popular tv series "Seinfeld."  The au naturel hairystyle is sometimes referred to as the George Costanza look. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts
Jason Alexander is best known for his role as George Costanza in the very popular tv series "Seinfeld." The au naturel hairystyle is sometimes referred to as the George Costanza look. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts

Ron Howard - Au Naturel

Ron Howard went bald early in life and decided to embrace his baldness and chose au naturel hair style - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Ron Howard went bald early in life and decided to embrace his baldness and chose au naturel hair style - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Woody Harrelson - Au Naturel

Woody Harrelson went balding early on but never covered up his baldness.  He embraced it by going au naturel, which complimented the quirky rough character roles he plays. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Woody Harrelson went balding early on but never covered up his baldness. He embraced it by going au naturel, which complimented the quirky rough character roles he plays. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Sir Sean Connery - Au Naturel

Sir Sean Connery got tired of wearing toupees for his movie roles, and decided to just go au naturel.  Sean Connery oozes sex appeal with or without hair.  - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Sir Sean Connery got tired of wearing toupees for his movie roles, and decided to just go au naturel. Sean Connery oozes sex appeal with or without hair. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Buzz Cut

Buzz cut is a simple hairstyle that is very cool for men of all ages. This hairstyle is so popular that it is now an acceptable hair style from athletes to office executives.

Buzz cut is a great hair style for men with balding or thinning hair. Why call attention to your bald spot or receding hairline, go for buzz cut. This haircut takes away the focus from your thinning hair.

Celebrities like John Travolta, Jason Stathan, and Eddie Murphy opted for buzz cut for their balding thinning hair.

Buzz cut forever!

John Travolta - Buzz Cut

John Travolta has embraced his baldness and opted for buzz cut with a fu manchu mustache - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
John Travolta has embraced his baldness and opted for buzz cut with a fu manchu mustache - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Adam Levine - Buzz Cut

Adam Levine turned to buzz cut for change.  His awesome hairline is receding, but that doesn't take away an iota of his sex appeal.  Adam is so cool with his buzz cut. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Adam Levine turned to buzz cut for change. His awesome hairline is receding, but that doesn't take away an iota of his sex appeal. Adam is so cool with his buzz cut. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Jason Stathan - Buzz Cut

John Stathan's buzz cut hairstyle compliments his rough and touch movie roles.  He looks hot with his buzz cut, wet swim trunk and nothing else. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
John Stathan's buzz cut hairstyle compliments his rough and touch movie roles. He looks hot with his buzz cut, wet swim trunk and nothing else. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Eddie Murphy - Buzz Cut

Eddie Murphy chose the buzz cut hair style to take away the focus on his thinning hair and receding hairline. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Eddie Murphy chose the buzz cut hair style to take away the focus on his thinning hair and receding hairline. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Be Bold - Be Bald

While Yul Brynner proved that an actor didn't need no stinkin' hair to be a powerful leading man in the 50s, Telly Savalas made bald sexy, and Michael Jordan made bald a cool hair style, Bruce Willis has proven once and for all that being bald ain't bad. It is actually badass.

Celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, LL Cool J, Howie Mandel, and rocker Chris Daughtry embraced their baldness by shaving it all off and still be uber cool.

Be bold. Be bald.

Bruce Willis - Be Bold. Be Bald

Bruce Willis embraced his baldness by being bold and bald. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Bruce Willis embraced his baldness by being bold and bald. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Vin Diesel - Be Bold. Be Bald

Action star Vin Diesel walks proud with his bold and bald look - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Action star Vin Diesel walks proud with his bold and bald look - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

LL Cool J - Be Bold. Be Bald

Rapper turned actor LL Cool J sports the bold and bald look which compliments his character in NCIS Los Angeles. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Rapper turned actor LL Cool J sports the bold and bald look which compliments his character in NCIS Los Angeles. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Howie Mandel - Be Bold. Be Bald

Comedian and TV host Howie Mandel embraced his baldness by shaving it all off.  Bold and bald. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Comedian and TV host Howie Mandel embraced his baldness by shaving it all off. Bold and bald. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

Chris Daughtry - Be Bold. Be Bald

Rocker Chris Daughtry rocks with his bold and bald look. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends
Rocker Chris Daughtry rocks with his bold and bald look. - 2013 Hairstyles for Men with Balding Thinning Hair Style Cuts Trends

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Rosie2010 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for your lovely comment. Sorry for the late reply as I only check in once in a while. My late husband was the same.. he started losing his very fine blonde hair in his 20's, and loved his bald head with his goatee. Actually, he looked really cool. That's funny that your husband shaves his head completely bald for special occasions, and he doesn't know it annoys you. Tell him! lol

Thank you for dropping by... Cheers!

Rosie


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Jennifer Suchey 3 years ago from Northern California

Very cool hub. It caught my attention because my sexy husband is bald. He started going bald before I even met him at age 21. It worked in his favor as a young businessman. Many assumed he was older and more experienced. ;) Like many these days, he shaves his head (what he has left!). I prefer it when it's super short, like a buzz, I guess ... maybe a quarter inch long. But he prefers it completely bald. It grows so fast, we both get what we want and in the winter he tends to keep it a little longer for warmth . . . and we're in beautiful Southern California. ;) Funny how whenever there was a special occasion with photo ops, he'd shave his head completely bald, which always annoyed me. Yet it was during one of these occasions that I discovered he prefers it that way and shaves it specifically "for" the special occasion. Whatever! ;)


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Rosie2010 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya iguidenetwork, thank you for dropping by and leaving me a lovely comment. I'm glad you found my 'bald is sexy' hub interesting and useful. My late husband started losing his hair at an early age and was au natural until tennis champ Andre Agassi shaved off his head. He looked a lot better and with a goatee, he looked so cool. So, go for it! Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

Thanks for your informative article. I'm about to go bald right now and I'm worrying about it. However, seeing these men makes me think that if they still look great going bald, then I should too. Up and useful, interesting.


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Rosie2010 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

@cam8510 - I'm glad you enjoyed reading my 'Be Bold, Be Bald' hub. I'm glad to hear that you are perfectly happy the way you are wearing your hair (wha' hair?) now. Just kiddin'. My late husband was Bold & Bald, and wore a goatee like that of John Travolta. I loved it! Cheers!

@That Grrl - Sorry for the late reply. Most young men do freak out when their hair starts thinning. My son wears buzz cut because he's aware that he might start losing his hair like his dad. I'm glad that girl in school whose hair turned gray so early in life, had a cool attitude. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment, and again, my apologies for the late reply. Cheers!

@Richycholmes - I'm so sorry for the late reply. Most men are not comfortable (to say the least) about their thinning hair. Maybe you could start wearing your hair shorter, not exactly buzz cut, but like the last picture of Jude Law I featured. I wish you the best. Take care. Cheers!

Have a nice day y'all!

Rosie


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