Is a shorter hairstyle more flattering to a receding hairline?A receding hairline is something most associated with male pattern baldness. The majority of men will experience this at some point in their lives. As the hair starts to recede, it’s common to want to disguise the problem. For many men, this involves growing their hair longer. However, could long hair actually make a receding hairline look worse?

The trouble with longer hair

Logically, growing your hair longer would draw attention away from the scalp, down to the ends of the hair. However, in reality, what often happens is it draws attention TO not away from the receding patches. This is especially true if you tie the hair back. The two receding patches at the front will immediately stand out. It doesn’t matter how much other hair you have, it won’t disguise those tell-tale receding patches. Some hairlines are naturally better suited to shorter styles and a receding hairline is one of them. But what if you can’t bear to part with your long, rocker-style locks?

Achieve a more flattering rocker look with SMP

If you’re determined to cling on to your rocker style, you could opt for SMP treatment. This leaves you with a shaved head, or at least the appearance of one, giving you a total rocker style. What’s great about SMP is it also requires zero effort and maintenance. Very small pigments of specialist ink are tattooed onto the scalp. They look just like hair follicles, which is what creates the shaved appearance. This ink lasts at least a year before it starts to fade. So, you’ll be left with a cool, rock star look without any effort. That receding hairline will also disappear completely. It’s a two-in-one treatment that’s perfect for disguising baldness. Take a look at before and after photos of patients who have undergone SMP and you’ll be amazed just how natural it looks. Overall, shorter styles do typically flatter a receding hairstyle more than longer ones. However, if you don’t want to lose your edgy rock look, SMP could be an excellent alternative.



By Ian Watson


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