Styling a Widow’s Peak Hair Line: Ideas, Tips, and Examples

Widow's Peak Hair

Hair is one of the most defining features of our style. The internet is full of styles and tips for hair. However, there is a topic that doesn’t get much traffic. It’s a small triangular patch of hair at the center of the hairline, and for many men, it’s a daily struggle. The widows peak has a reputation for being unappealing. However, with the right approach, men can flaunt their unique hairline with confidence and style.

What is a Widows Peak Hair Line?

What is a Widows Peak Hair Line?

A widows peak is a genetic trait, similar to hair color and other hairline shapes. We associate a widows peak with men, but many women have one.

The term ‘widows peak’ has a long history. It looks the same as the hood women used to wear after their husbands died. There was a superstition that the hairline predicted you would be an early widow and live past your husband. Today, that superstition no longer holds. However, widows peaks still have a bad reputation for being unattractive. There are many men who have learned to flaunt their widows peak, with trendy and creative hair styles.


Ideas for Styling a Widows Peak Hair Line

There are numerous hairstyles out there for men with a widows peak. Some styles feature this unique definer. Other styles work to conceal it. Below I will present several ideas to for styling your widows peak.

Buzz Cut

Buzz Cut

There are a few types of buzz cut. The traditional army cut is extremely short, leaving little hair on the head. The induction cut is the shortest cut of all the buzz cuts. If you don’t want a close cut, try the butch cut or crew cut, which leave more hair on the top of the head. The crew cut, in particular, is a very popular option for covering the widows peak and making it more appealing. With this haircut, the strands go upwards around the hair; creating volume and drawing attention away from the hairline.

These hair styles are some of the easiest to maintain. They also give more attention to your face rather than your hairline. This style confidently accentuates the peak as it has a defined edge at the front.

Pompadour

Pompadour

The pompadour is a fashionable, yet sophisticated style. Though it requires a lot of maintenance, this style is worth the effort. The form of the pompadour can be high or low, depending how much volume you have at the top of your head.

To create this style, keep your sides short and slicked back. Make the front and top of your hair dramatic as you amplify the volume and create texture. This style celebrates the widows peak, making it the highlight. Wear this hairstyle with confidence.

Side-parted Comb-over

Side-parted Comb-over

This flattering hairstyle is classic and refined. Be sure you add volume to the crown of your head as you create the style. This will make the sharp angles of your hairline blend with the rest of the style. That v-shape will be less noticeable. A tip to a perfect side-parted comb-over is to focus on the part placement. Start your part at the highest point of the hairline. This will compliment your widows peak beautifully.

Undercut

Undercut

The undercut is a fashionable and retro cut, perfect for those looking to make a statement. The widows peak in this haircut is highlighted by the short sides. If you want to compliment your peak, slick back the crown of your hair for a more pronounced look. The undercut is a nice symmetrical style, that features that peak, rather than concealing it.

Another option is the disconnected undercut. This style is created by combing your hair over to one side. This alternative to the undercut promises to garner attention, as it is highly fashionable and makes a statement. The undercut offers a high style factor.

Spikes

Spikes

This is another hairstyle that makes a big statement. The spikes in this style give hair more texture, which instantly draws attention away from your hairline and towards tthe crown of the head. This edgy hairstyle is not ideal for conservative circles, but it will garner a lot of attention. Create as much volume as you can at the top of your hair. Two to three inches is the ideal length.
 

Slicked back

Slicked back

Fringe hairstyles are a go-to for those who wish to mask their hairline. There are several stylish options that have a fringe.

The straight fringe features short bangs that reach right above your eyebrows. This style is flattering for those with long faces. If you like the undercut style, but don’t want to showcase your widows peak, this is the perfect style for you. The sides can be cut, just like the undercut, and the hair on the front of the head falls forward over the hairline.

The messy fringe is a low maintenance style that requires minimal styling. With a messy fringe the bangs are not cut straight, creating a fashionably disheveled look. The fringes barely skim the eyebrows, perfectly concealing the widows peak.

An angular fringe is long in the front, almost like a short graduated bob. This style draws a lot of attention to the hair and not to the hairline. This style is flattering for both straight and curly hair.

A side-swept fringe is an easy style that involves sweeping your hairstyle to one side, with the fringe lying across the face. This easily conceals the peak, and with the right styling it is a very attractive cut.


 Tips for Styling a Widows Peak Hair Line

Besides these hairstyles, there are many general tips on how to style a widows peak. First, you need to decide if you want to hide your widows peak or flaunt it. Many want to hide it because they are self-conscious about it. They feel the peak is unattractive or repelling. However, there are that have a widows peak who have showcased and flaunted their unique attribute. These tips will help you to either conceal your widows peak or to maximize on this unique feature.

One thing you should avoid is shaving off the widows peak. At the moment it may seem like a quick fix, especially if you find your peak to be too long or unattractive. However, shaving it off could be more trouble than it’s worth. It can create an unnatural appearance as new growth creates stubble on the peak of your forehead.

Another option to avoid is using hair fillers to try to color your hair in. Though this looks like another easy solution, it can also give your hair an unnatural look.

If your widows peak is due to hair loss, then a more beneficial option is to buy a hair regrowth product. Many of these products are healthy for your scalp as they restore the hair you've lost. Here are some other styling tips for the widows peak.

Tapered sides

Tapered sides

Tapered sides naturally make the top of your head look fuller and more voluminous. This provides a flattering balance for your widows peak.

Facial Hair

facial hair

Facial hair is the perfect way to take attention off a receded hairline. Grow a beard to give balance to your hair and create a new focal point.

Long hair

long hair

Long hair balances out a receded hairline. No one will look at your widows peak when they see your long locks. Medium length curly hair is the perfect style to cover the hairline as the curly locks will be the center of attention.

Shaved Head

shaved hair

The perfect way to disguise a widows peak is to shave your head. Pair a bald head with facial hair and you create a classic and balanced look.


Celebrities with Widows Peak Hair Lines

There are many celebrities who have flaunted their widows peaks as they still present very attractive hairstyles. Below is a list of many of these celebrities.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Reeves is typically seen with long hair that reaches the nape of his neck or is shoulder length. He features his widows peak as he slicks back his hair.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon

The crew cut seems to be Matt Damon's favorite hairstyle. He typically wears it with the strands sticking up at the hairline, bringing volume and drawing away attention from the peak. 

Leonardo DiCaprio

leornardo dicarpio

DiCaprio has found many styles that both feature and conceal his widows peak, including a crew cut, a slicked back design, and even fringe styles. His hairline does not stop him from experimenting with many designs.  


David Beckham  

David Beckham

DiCaprio has found many styles that both feature and conceal his widows peak, including a crew cut, a slicked back design, and even fringe styles. His hairline does not stop him from experimenting with many designs.  


Conclusion

The widows peak is not discussed often enough. Many men have a complex about this trait because there is not enough advice on how to wear it in a way that is flattering. However, as many men have learned, especially the celebrities we have featured, there are numerous options to styling your hair in a way that is fashionable and flattering. Whether you hide or flaunt your widows peak, you don't have to be self-conscious about your hairline anymore.

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