7 Ways to Wear Line Up Hair

By Rich Krafting

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| Hairstyles for Black Men, Short Hair

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Next to the fade, a hot addition to any hairstyle is a line up. Also known as an edge up, shape up or lineup, this cut defines the hairline into straight lines and right angles.

It used to be more common for black hair but now is a popular addition haircuts for any hair type and length. For guys with facial hair, a line up can be continued into the beard for a uniform appearance across the face.

Like any shaved styles, line ups look sharpest when they are fresh. This cut will require more frequent barber visits. To keep from pushing the hairline back, wait until hair grows out a little bit before getting a trim. Each visit should be maintaining the edge up as close to the natural hairline as possible, not creating a receding hairline.

Check out these pictures for 7 ways to wear a line up haircut.

1. Line Up + Surgical Part

juanmisa7 line up with shaved part

Juan Abreu

A curved surgical part and contrasting angular line up add a modern edge to the classic slick combover.

2. Line Up Hairline

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Wizzy da Barber

Why wear a line up? This before and after shot shows how crisp and clean cut a defined hairline can be.

3. Buzz Cut + Line Up + Skin Fade

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Raggos Barbering

A line up, double shaved part and bald fade add plenty of detail to a short buzz cut.

4. Long Hair + Line Up

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Christian Valentin

To add a line up to longer men’s hairstyles, the hairline is set back. This pomp fade is even cooler with faded sides and a straight across hairline.

5. Combover + Line Up

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RM Barber

Another way to wear a line up with longer hair is with a high fade, like above. Hair is long on top with angular corners that transition into a taper fade.

6. Line Up Corners

justmikethatsme Thick wavy hair men combover side part-edge-up

Just Mike

Similar to the cut before, this thick combover edges up the corners of the hairline. This version has extra impact by cutting into thicker hair for plenty of contrast.

7. Natural Curls + Line Up + Fade

Rokk Man Barbers

This is one of the most popular haircuts for guys with curly and kinky hair. Natural texture is left up top while a taper fade cuts the sides short and a line up defines the hairline. There are many variations on this flattering and easy to wear combination.

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Most Versatile

Reuzel Fiber Pomade

Smooth, easy to work with, super hold, and yet has an ultra-light (not sticky or tacky) and natural feel in your hair.

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Best Clay

Baxter of California Clay Pomade

Paraben-free (matte finish), medium pliable hold but feels super light in your hair. An excellent all-around texturizing pomade.

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Medium Hold

Layrite Original Pomade

A long-time favorite, this pomade has a medium hold and a near-matte, low-shine look.

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Firm Hold

Hanz de Fuko Claymation

Firm yet pliable hold, semi-matte finish. Keeps your hair in check with a natural look and feel.

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