What is a comb-over?

Hairstyle where hair is combed to one side of the head

A comb-over is a hairstyle where a person combs their hair to the other side of their head. Often, the style is employed by a balding man attempting to hide his receding hairline.

There are different types of comb-overs, including short and long comb-overs, comb-over taper fade, and comb-over fade. However, the most prominent comb-over is not meant to be stylish but to conceal baldness.

This "classic" comb-over was popular in the 1970s and 80s and is still used by some men today. However, many men have chosen to embrace their baldness and shave their entire heads.


That guy's comb-over is legendary
It looks like his hair 8 inches long on one side and combed all the way over
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Updated February 22, 2023

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