Phenotype of normal hairline maturation

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;21(3):317-24. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2013.04.001.


Hairlines change shape with age, starting at birth. A good head of hair is frequently present some time after ages 3 to 5 years. The look of childhood has its corresponding hairline, and, as the child grows and develops into adulthood, facial morphology migrate changes from a childlike look to a more mature look. This article discusses the dynamics of hairline evolution and the phenotypic variations of the front and side hairlines in men and women. A modeling system is introduced that provides a common language to define the various anatomic points of the full range of hairlines.

Keywords: Facial morphology; Hairline; Maturation; Phenotype.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aging
  • Alopecia* / diagnosis
  • Alopecia* / etiology
  • Alopecia* / genetics
  • Child
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Hair / anatomy & histology
  • Hair / growth & development*
  • Human Development*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Phenotype*
  • Risk Factors
  • Scalp / anatomy & histology*
  • Sex Factors