Different types of hairlines: Everyone has a different one!
Hairlines are usually hereditary and you may feel as though there is nothing you can do to change it if you don’t like the look of it. Fear not, as there’s always a solution. There are many different types of hairlines, and the solutions vary with each type. For those with receding hairlines, the goal is usually to bring the hairline forward so that the forehead appears smaller. For those with low hairlines, the goal is usually to bring the hairline back so that the forehead is larger and the gap between the eyebrows and the hairline is increased, creating a more flattering face shape. Those with a widows peak may want the balder spots on their hairlines filled in for straighter, more complimentary shape. Here’s a little insight into the different types of hairlines and the ways in which they can be modified.
1. Low hairline
Those with a low hairline have a small space between their eyebrows and hairline, thus creating the appearance of a small forehead. For some, this can be flattering – for others, it draws attention away from the features of the face. If you don’t like your low hairline and want a simple change, then ask your hairdresser for some help. Low hairlines are the easiest to fix – simply get your stylist to use edgers to trim your hairline slightly higher, or to your desired position.
2. Receding high hairline
Although these two different types of hairlines may look similar, they have small differences. Those with a high hairline will have been born with this, resulting in the appearance of a larger forehead. A receding hairline is something that develops over time due to stress, age, eating habits etc. Obviously, filling in hair is a lot more complicated that taking it away. To fix a high or receding hairline, you can consider tattoos, certain sprays or makeup. The most natural solution, however, would be a hair transplant, which will give you real hairs to bring your hairline forward, giving you a more flattering shape.
3. Widows peak
More often than not, hairlines are not perfectly straight. There are many different types of hairlines, and most have ‘flaws’, small bald spots or other imperfections. A widows peak is a good example of this – it is where the hairline recedes at the sides of the head, but comes forward naturally in the middle. Again, with this, the best solution is a hair transplant, as this will give you the most natural looking and complimentary hairline.
If you want more information about your type of hairline or just want to learn more about transplants and hair loss, then you can get a free consultation with one of our experts or call us on 0800 043 0993.