There’s no one hairstyle for guys with big foreheads that works on everyone. After all, each person has their own face shape and build. We’ve rounded up 30 ideas to help you pick the style that fits you best.

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What’s the Best Hairstyle for Guys With Big Foreheads?

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If your forehead seems out of balance with the rest of your face, you might be looking for styles that play it down a bit. After all, picking the wrong style is very noticeable.

The forehead is relatively featureless, but with the right style, you can take the attention off it and visually shrink the forehead. There are a few ways to do this with a hairstyle:

  • Brushing the hair forward or angled across
  • Leaving the top long
  • Opting for the right type of fade
  • Even working in choppy layers

There are so many ways to take the focus off the forehead with today’s most popular hairstyles. We couldn’t pick our favorite hairstyle for guys with big foreheads.

So we thought we’d include 30 for you to check out! After the examples, we’ll share a few tips to keep in mind before choosing a style. 

30 Hairstyles for Men with Big Foreheads

If you want to disguise the size of your forehead, give any of the styles we’ll show you below a try. 

Fade With Fringe

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A classic fade that starts tapering just above the ears is a great way to play down the forehead. It works best when you add a fringe by styling the front forward over the hairline. 

Side Swept Strands

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You don’t have to get full bangs to work a little magic on your forehead. Keep the top long enough to extend over it, and use a pinch of styling wax to knead a few face-framing pieces into place at an angle across your forehead. 

Tapered Long Fade

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Styling the hair on top forward instead of pushing it back or parting it to the side breaks up the hairline and visually shrinks the forehead. Leave the top a few inches long to get the benefits of this style. 

Long, Curly Layers

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Curls, with all their multi-directional texture, will steal all the attention away from a big forehead. Make sure to leave your hair long on top (short on the sides and back) to give your curls plenty of room to do their thing. 

Side-Styled Fade 

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Straight hair can give a classic fade haircut a lot of interest with the help of gel or styling products. Style the top over to one side and forward at the hairline to best conceal the forehead. 

Pushed Back

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You don’t have to physically cover the forehead to visually reduce its size. Here, the hair is tapered in length (long top, shorter back and sides). The front is angled to one side and styled back with gel to hold it in place. 

Two Block Cut

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The Korean-inspired two block haircut is shaved all the way around up to about the temple level. The top is left long, and you can easily style it like this, parted in the middle or on the side, or even slicked back for different looks. 

High Undercut 

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Bringing the shaved portion up a little higher and keeping the top much longer gives this style a great contrast. Let some of the top fall down over the forehead to make it seem smaller. 

Faux Hawk

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A short faux hawk draws the attention upward and away from your forehead. If you want to cover more of the forehead, bring the hair at the front downward just a bit.

This cut can be worn long or short, and fits with many personality and face types. That’s why it’s one of our favorite hairstyles for guys with big foreheads.

Curly Taper

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Men with curly hair can get away with styles that don’t actually cover the forehead. This is because the volume of the curls themselves contrasts with the size of the forehead, making it seem smaller by comparison. 

Caesar Style

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The Caesar cut leaves the top longer while trimming the sides and back to one, short length. The bangs are styled forward to lay over the hairline, making it a perfect style to cover up a large forehead. 

Long and Casual 

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A side part with bangs, long hair with a little layering, and playing up the hair’s natural wavy texture make this style a savior for bigger foreheads. The bangs act like mini curtains that reveal only the center of the forehead, making it seem smaller. 

Gelled Fade

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All the attention will be on the top of your head and sleek back and sides with this hairstyle. Use a dime-size amount of hair gel, then brush your hair in a few angled directions to create some interest up top. 

Curly Top

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You can cut the back and sides with clippers to create more contrast with the longer, curly top. Style your curls however you want to take the focus off your forehead – let them hang naturally, part down the middle or side, or push back and secure with gel. 

Undercut With a Hint of Elvis

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The sides and back are shaved very close to the skin in this undercut, while the top is left long. Let one tendril of hair hang down above your eye to break up the forehead’s visibility (and get just a hint of that Elvis-inspired style). 

Volume on the Sides

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A little extra volume on the sides can trick the eyes into perceiving the forehead as smaller in comparison. Length on top, slightly shorter sides, and a blowdryer to dry the hair away from the face make this style possible. 

French Crop With Side Swept Bangs

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A French crop is like a cross between an undercut and the Caesar cut. There’s always a little fringe left at the hairline, but this style keeps the bangs a little longer so they can be swept over to the side across the forehead. 

Crew Cut 

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Crew cuts never go out of style. Styling the hair on top over to the side at a slightly downward angle gives you the slightest forehead coverage without a curtain of bangs. 

Rocker Mop

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If you’re not in need of a hairstyle suitable for a professional, long hair styled over to one side with lots of layers can effectively disguise a large forehead. 

Feathered 70’s

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If you’ve got plenty of length to work with, a blowout angled away from your face can take your hair back to the 70s. Part it down the middle to allow the bangs to gently curve and cover the edges of your forehead. 

Thick and Tapered

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If you don’t want to lose too much length on the sides and back, just have your stylist taper them slightly and leave more length on top. Styled down and forward, it gives the effect of long bangs that can easily work on any hairstyle for guys with big foreheads. 

Long Undercut

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The options are endless with this style. The hair looks long all over, but if you notice, it’s shaved very short with only the top and crown left long. Let it hang around your face to hide the forehead or slick it back for a more professional look. 

Short with Bangs

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Microbangs are the highlight of this style. While they won’t lay in a way that actually covers the forehead, they create the illusion that the forehead is smaller because the bangs are so short. 

Curly With Bangs

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Leave your curls to their own devices with a tapered cut and casual style like this. Style the bangs over the forehead straight down or angled to one side for the most forehead camouflaging power. 

Skin Undercut 

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An undercut taken to the next level – shaved down to the skin around the sides and back – opens up the area where the forehead ends and the hairline typically starts.

The result is a forehead that looks smaller compared to the amount of skin showing around the scalp. No wonder it tops our list of the best hairstyle for guys with big foreheads.

Long With Middle Part

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Someone might hand you an acoustic guitar, but no one will notice if your forehead is big with a cut and style like this. Part your hair down the middle and leave your natural wave or curl in it for a casual vibe. 

Versatile High Fade

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A high fade keeps the volume concentrated up top. We like the versatility of this hairstyle – see how it can be pushed back or brushed forward? 

Wispy Fringe

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Who says you have to jump on the fade bandwagon? Let your hair grow out and have some wispy bangs cut in the front to bring it all together. 

Beatles’ Bangs

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If you have straight hair and want to disguise your forehead, just have it nicely trimmed and style the hair on the top and sides forward with product to hold it in place. This one reminds us of an early Beatles hairstyle. 

Shaved Head

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Get the ultimate victory over your forehead by shaving your head. Where the forehead begins and hairline ends blend together, making your forehead seem smaller. 

Things to Consider

Which hairstyle for guys with big foreheads seems to suit you best? Before you pick one, there are a few things to consider. Here’s how to pick the one that will flatter your face and fit your needs the best. 

Decide if bangs will work for you. Many of the hairstyles for men with large foreheads involve bangs or styling the hair forward. But there are plenty that don’t.

Think about the reality of having hair styled forward like this. Will it get on your nerves? Will it work for your lifestyle and activities? If you’re not sure, stick with a style that doesn’t involve hair in your face.

Any popular hairstyle can work. Your barber or stylist has a lot of experience and knowledge about hairstyles and what works best for each person. Let them know what style you like best and that you’d like to play your forehead down. Anything can be tweaked to look great on a face with a larger forehead.  

How committed are you to hiding your forehead? Some of the best styles for disguising a big forehead involve some commitment. The undercut is a great example. Are you prepared to shave the sides and back of your head to create the illusion of a smaller forehead? If not, don’t take the leap. 

Choose a style you like, not the one that covers your forehead most. Sure, camouflaging your forehead is one of your criteria for a new hairstyle. But don’t let it be the only criteria. Make sure you choose a hairstyle that you find attractive, which will be easy to style and maintain. 

It won’t be a permanent decision. It’s important to consider these things before you choose a hairstyle that conceals a big forehead. But don’t forget it’s just hair. You might have to get a haircut to wear the style you choose.

And if you don’t love it, it will grow back. If you’re keeping your hair the same length and just styling it a new way, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. You can always try a new style tomorrow!

Big foreheads can be attractive. Multiple studies and surveys, including one by Esquire in 2017, have found that both women and men find perceived “flaws” including large foreheads to be attractive.

The best way to make the most of yours? Be confident and walk tall. You’ll be so pleased with your new hairstyle, you might just forget about covering your forehead.  

It’s less about hiding your forehead and more about finding hairstyles that will flatter your face by playing down the size of your forehead. You don’t have to completely cover it to create the illusion of a smaller forehead! 

Make sure to bring photos of the style you like best to your stylist. This will help them customize the style for your face shape and hair care needs.

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Debra Carpenter
Author: Debra Carpenter

Debra is a Nashville-based content creator and strategist. As the daughter of a long-time hair stylist and salon owner, she’s spent most of her life as a guinea pig for new color and cut techniques. Writing for respected publications like Forbes and HuffPost, she’s committed to bringing her passion for great hair to the masses.