10 Best Mustache Styles For Bald Men (2024)


Bald with a Mustache

Does a mustache look good on bald men? We say absolutely, and we have the picture to prove it! In our experience, facial hair will balance out a shaved head. Baldness favors the bold, so seize the opportunity to try something different.

Like other facial hair styles, a bald man with a mustache is distinguished, and when grown full and thick, it’s very masculine. Grooming is the best part about having a mustache style; you can make your mustache awesome with the right tools.

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1. Chevron Mustache

Rolling with that hip 70s vibe, the classic chevron with a bald head looks good.

Bald Chevron Mustache
70s style chevron moustache and bald head.

2. Handlebar Mustache

This handlebar mustache is way cool with a bald look. It has an outward twist that’s done with a stiff mustache wax.

Bald with Handlebar Mustache
Bald with a Handlebar Mustache.

3. Van Dyke

Famous celebrities like Hugh Jackman have sported the bald with Van Dyke mustache style. It’s cool and elegant.

Van Dyke Mustache and Shaved Head (Hugh Jackman)
Hugh Jackman’s bald haircut and mustache. More Van Dyke Styles

4. The Horseshoe

As the name says, this bald mustache is shaped like a horseshoe with salted gray tips. The horseshoe mustache is thick and manly.

Horseshoe Mustache Bald Style
Horseshoe Mustache Bald Style.

5. The Painter’s Brush

Shaped like an old school painter’s bush, this is a classic on a bald or shaved head. It has a narrow shape that is perfect for oval or triangle face shapes.

Bald with Painter's Brush Mustache
Bald Head with Painter’s Brush Mustache is… creepy?

6. Pencil Thin Mustache

OMG, the pencil mustache is all class with the bald style. This style will make you look famous!

Bald with Pencil Thin Mustache
Bald with Pencil Thin Mustache.

7. Walrus Mustache

Sometimes, the bald look needs that unmistakable stache. So, do you want the biggest and baddest mustache? The walrus mustache is the call.

Bald with Walrus Mustache
Bald with a Walrus Mustache.

8. French Mustache

How about some old world style for your bald look? Then try on the French Mustache. It has whimsical curly ends held up with firm wax.

Bald with French Mustache
Bald with a French Mustache.

9. Chevron Mustache and Soul Patch

OK, this style is baller and one of my favorites! This chevron is kicked up with a thick soul patch for extra punch.

Bald Chevron Mustache and Soul Patch
Bald Chevron Mustache and Soul Patch.

10. Thin Mustache and Goatee

Patchy facial hair makes a thin mustache and bald head look good. For added flavor, add a small goatee to complete the look.

Bald with Thin Mustache and Goatee
Bald with a Thin Mustache and Goatee.

Longer, thicker mustaches look better on bald guys, but like we said earlier, try growing a mustache that fits your face shape.

Mustache Styling Tips

There are many mustache styles to try with a bald head, but we think the thickest, fullest mustaches balance out the shaved head look. Here are a few handy tips for getting the perfect mustache with a bald head.

  • Thicker, full mustaches work great.
  • Comb and style your mustache.
  • Use beard oil or balm to make your mustache hair shine.
  • Use an electric trimmer and barber shears to keep it trim.
  • Apply wax to elongate the shape and tame your style.

How to get the Bald Mustache Style

Most guys start growing facial hair without a real plan in mind. That’s fine, too! However, when you brush stubble as it grows, some say you can direct hair to grow the way you want.

Perfection isn’t necessary here, but picking the right mustache truly adds to your personal style.

Read our complete guide – How to Grow a Mustache

1. Grow Out Your Mustache

Styling a mustache can only happen when the hair is there. Facial hair grows about ¼ an inch every two weeks on average, but it can be faster or slower – as you know, it’s mostly about genetics with alopecia.

You can use a boar bristle brush on your mustache hair every morning and night. You can also try hair growth creams to sponsor new hair, but they’re ineffective. Still, it could be the best way to start if you see no growth after 3 to 4 weeks.

You may want to look into minoxidil or beard growth shampoos if you need help.

2. Determine Mustache Length & Style

There are so many mustache styles, but the most basic question is how long your mustache should be. There are a few different looks you can try.

3. Groom Your Mustache

Mustache grooming 101.

As I said, striving for perfection is torture. However, facial hair stands out more when you have a bald head. In this case, a quick comb and trim are all needed in the morning. When you have the right tools, it becomes effortless to groom your facial hair.

If you have trouble with symmetry, there are mustache templates and guides to help you cut your hair perfectly.

Trimming Your Mustache

When it comes time to trim, start with the outside and move inward. In addition, if you use clippers to cut the overall length, start with a higher guard so you don’t accidentally go too far and ruin all of your progress.

You can always trim your mustache more if you need to. When applying a balm, you only need a small dab or less. You can use a narrow-toothed wood comb to spread the balm or oil throughout your mustache hair.

4. Shaving Your Head Bald

Once your mustache style is in check, you must finish by buzzing or shaving your head. Head shaving options include…

  • Cartridge razor
  • Safety razor
  • Straight razor (best left to the barbers)
  • Electric head shaver


Does a mustache look good with a bald head?

A mustache can complement a bald head well, offering a range of styling options. Individuals can choose from various mustache styles and lengths to find a look that enhances their facial features and personal style preferences.

What is the best facial hair for a bald man?

The best facial hair for a bald man is generally considered to be a stubble beard. It is easy to maintain and suits most face shapes, particularly the oval face shape. Adjusting the stubble length between 1mm and 3mm can optimize the appearance.

What looks good on bald guys?

Bald men are advised to opt for simple, streamlined outfits with neutral colors to complement their look. Avoiding bold prints and patterns is recommended. Strategic use of accessories can enhance their overall style without overpowering their facial features.

Should bald men have facial hair?

Facial hair can benefit bald men by adding a dimension of style and shifting focus from the lack of hair. A well-groomed beard or other facial hair styles can significantly alter a bald man’s appearance and boost his confidence.

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I'm the founder of Bald & Beards, an amateur barber and I've been obsessed with men's grooming, styles, and trends for over 20 years.