As we get older, we normally throw out the trend seeking nature that we perhaps once had when we were younger, in favour of a haircut that suits and works for us. We normally want something easier to style that means we can just get on with our day, without needing to worry about it. And as much as we hate to talk about it, older hair often means thinner hair too, so we're looking for styles that aren't as much about volume.
So let's get into it, here's 10 of the best haircuts for older men.
The Best Haircuts For Older Men
Texture All Over
This will be a quick and easy style for the morning, plus the unstructured look of the style will hide any thinning areas making it great for thinning hair, which often kicks in as we get older. Keep the sides as short as you like and get your barber to add texture throughout. To style use a Matte Clay like the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay. You want a product that keeps the hair looking natural and shows off the natural texture of the hair.
Classic Side Part
Classics are often great for older men as they are normally smarter cuts, which is often what we look towards as we get older. We don't want anything too over the top, and just want to keep our cuts simple and clean. If you're feeling adventurous then you could go for a fade on the back and sides, but otherwise keep some length in the sides and part the hair where your hair naturally parts. Use a matte paste like the Regal Gentleman Texture Paste or pomade to style.
The buzz cut is a simple and easy one for men of all ages. If you're fed up of trying to style your hair then this could be for you. Go for a slighter shorter back and sides and keep a slightly longer length on top for a clean, stylish look.
The wavy bob is great for men that want to keep some length in their hair; it's the ultimate unstyled but stylish look. Keep the hair just above shoulder length and wear the hair slightly pushed back. Pair with a beard for a great look for an older gentleman. To style use a salt spray like the Regal Gentleman Salt Spray to add beach like texture to the hair.
The Caesar cut will never go out of fashion, and is the perfect short style for men that want an easy style, but want a tiny bit of length to play with. This hairstyle looks great with silver hair and paired with a beard or stubble. Keep the sides short, and wear the top down with plenty of texture. To style use a tiny bit of the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay.
Classic Short Back And Sides
We mentioned the classics earlier and it doesn't get much more classic than the short back and sides. This is a great haircut for any occasion, and can be worn casual or with a suit for an ultra smart look. Leave length on top, with more through the fringe getting shorter towards the crown and take the sides down as short as you want to go. For a more tailored classic, get your barber to use scissor or clipper over comb, instead of a number guard to personalise it to you. Use a salt spray to pre-style and then apply a tiny bit of matte styling product, like the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay, to the hair for some added hold.
If you want to go ultra short, but still leave a tiny bit to play with, then the crew cut could be the one for you. Leave just enough length on top to style and then get your barber to add texture throughout. You can take the sides as short and high as you like. You can probably get away with leaving this unstyled at times, but on days when you want to add an element of style to it use a small bit of the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay.
Just like De Niro above, you can wear the swept back hairstyle slightly messier by getting your barber to add texture throughout. This is advisable for any gents with thinning areas and works great for a thinning crown. If you are thinning then go for a more natural look and use a paste like the Regal Gentleman Texture Paste (coming soon).
But if you're one of the lucky ones and your hair is as thick as it was when you were younger then you can go for a smarter slick back and style with a high shine pomade like the Regal Gentleman Vintage Pomade.
Texture With Volume
If it's good enough for Wolverine, then it's good enough for us. Again, just like most of the hairstyles on the list, this one is all about getting texture added through. You don't want anything too structured, especially if your hair is starting to thin in areas, and this also makes the hair much easier to style. Blow dry the hair, making sure to give the fringe plenty of volume and use the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay to style. Don't spend too long styling, just mess it up and get on your way.
And if you're truly fed up with styling your hair then just go for the shaved head. For men with strong jawlines, the shaved head can be an especially flattering look. Pair with a beard for a look just like Dwayne Johnson himself.
But ultimately, you should do what you want to do. If you're happy and confident with a particular style then age shouldn't stop you from anything. Get the style that you want, and wear it with confidence.