A comb over or combover is a hairstyle in which the hair is grown long and combed over the short hair area to minimize the appearance of the scalp. Sometimes the parting is lowered so that more hair can be used to cover the head.

Combover hairstyle in the wind


Carl Levin, Former US Senator for Michigan
Charles Lindbergh next to a helicopter in 1972
The Pliable Coiffure of Mr. Fairbanks. A Few Campaign Portrait Suggestions, caricature of Charles W. Fairbanks by Hy Mayer, New York Times, 22 September 1907


Patent by Donald and Frank Smith, 1977

On 10 May 1977, Donald J. Smith and his father, Frank J. Smith, of Orlando, Florida, were awarded a patent (U.S. patent 4,022,227) for their variation of the comb over that conceals baldness by combing long hair in three separate directions.

See also



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Further reading

  •   Media related to Combover at Wikimedia Commons
  •   The dictionary definition of comb over at Wiktionary