It's counter-intuitive, but often bringing hair up and off the face draws less attention to a receding hairline as with this guy who has a taper fade with slicked back pompadour and beard. A well shaped beard is also a great way to draw attention away from any loss on top. Don't you agree that this clean look makes him look younger too?
Fringe is created from keeping the hair on the front of your head slightly heavier and much longer than the sides and back, which are kept short. Hair on the top of your head is kept relatively short as well, to emphasize the length in front. The fringe can also hide a receding hairline without looking like you’re trying to hide a receding hairline.