The Best Haircuts for Widow’s Peak

What Is A Widow’s Peak?

If normal hairlines have a straight-line shape, it’s not the case for the widow’s peak. These are hairlines with a V-shape in the center of the forehead, and we can encounter them in both men and women.

widow's peak
Widow’s Peak

There is no clear evidence about how you can get this; some say that you can inherit the widow’s peak, but there are not enough studies and researches to support this theory.

After all, it doesn’t matter how you got it if you make the best out of it! Also, you probably haven’t noticed this, but many celebrities confront this hairline situation. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law, or David Beckham are among them, and we have to say that it looks marvelous on them.

However, if you are one of those men who have a widow’s peak, there’s no reason to worry; on the contrary, this distinctive hairline looks fabulous if you find the proper way to style it.


Suitable Hairstyles for A Widow’s Peak

A widows peak forms that V-shape because both corners of the forehead are bald, and the rest of the forehead hair meets in the center, creating that pattern. If you have no idea how to take advantage of this hairline, there are so many hairstyles you can get when having a widow’s peak. The buzz cut is one of them because it makes it less visible, in case you want to hide it.

But hey, not all men want to get rid of it! If you wish to explore the perks of having such a hairline, quiffs are ideal for hairstyles. Arrange your hair upwards and get a mesmerizing hairdo. Also, choose a fade for the sides and the look will become elegant and modern. Comb overs are also perfect if you want something sleek. Opt for a long cut or for a fringe that covers the hairline every time you want a messy hairdo or a stylish look. 

Find out below the best examples of widow’s peaks hairstyles!


Here are some celebrities with a widow’s peak.

Buzz cut style from Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller widows peak hairstyle.

There is one basic question one must ask himself when trying to decide on the best haircut for the widow’s peak. That is the question of whether one wishes to accentuate this feature or try to cover it up.

Zinedine Zidane buzz cut.
Zinedine Zidane buzz cut.

Picture of Terrence Howard short hairstyle.
Terrence Howard short hair.

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. Read this article to know more about other hairlines.

John Travolta hairstyle.
John Travolta slick back hairstyle

Danny O’Donoghue hair with widows peak. Photos via Danny O’Donoghue Pics

Keanu Reeves long hairstyle.
Keanu Reeves long hairstyle

Photo of Denis Leary hairstyle.
Denis Leary hairstyle.

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.

Jude Law messy hairstyle
Jude Law hairstyle

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio Hairstyles
Leonardo DiCaprio hairstyle

Photo of Colin Farrell messy hairstyle.
Colin Farrell messy hairstyle

Sting hairstyle
Sting bangs hairstyle

Photo of Spencer Boldman hairstyle.
Spencer Boldman hairstyle.

Clooney 'Caesar' Cut
George Clooney Caesar Cut

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.

Bella Lugosi widows peak.
Bella Lugosi widow’s peak

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.

8 thoughts on “The Best Haircuts for Widow’s Peak”


  2. If I’m looking at this right, it looks like about the only thing a guy can do with a widow’s peak is shave his head. Is that what we’re to believe???

  3. Jon, about 4 out of all 13 images were of people with short hair. They’re really not saying you ought to do one or the other. They offer suggestions how to hide the widows peak as well as ways to show it off. Whichever you like.

    It’s a decent article and I appreciate the images but it’s not really in-dept. Certain factors, e.g the shape of ones head, are left out. I guess it’s better to leave it short though considering the format.

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