There is one basic question one must ask himself when trying to decide on the best haircut for widow’s peak. That is the question of whether one wishes to accentuate this feature or try to cover it up.
The best haircuts to accentuate a widow’s peak are usually very short ones. A buzz cut will expose this feature completely. Other short hairstyles will show it off, especially if the hair is pulled back from the forehead.
Danny O’Donoghue hair with widows peak. Photos via Danny O’Donoghue Pics
Long cuts that are parted in the middle are also good for accentuating the point of one’s widow’s peak. However, the best cuts for hiding it are medium to long haircuts that avoid a part in the middle.
The best haircuts to hide it are those that are swept forward and to the sides. Forward swept bangs work very well. Parting the hair on one side or the other is also an option. Of course, one may opt for a conservative cut that allows him to style the hair using random spikes all over the top of the head for that “bed head” appearance as well.
Haircuts do not have quite as much impact on the appearance of a widow’s peak as the way the hair is styled. However, one should consider whether he wishes to accentuate or hide it when choosing a cut. This is because longer haircuts tend to offer more styling options that will hide it while cutting the hair very short will almost certainly make it more prominent.
Many like to show it off a little because of the sinister reputation given it by Hollywood. After all, many of the movies’ greatest villains had a very prominent widow’s peak. One of the best examples is Count Dracula as portrayed by Bella Lugosi. This assignment of the feature to villains gives men who flaunt it today an air of mystery and of being a bad boy that many like.