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17 New Little Boys Haircuts and Hairstyles

Little boys are full of spunk, so how about giving them a haircut that matches their fun personalities? From short spiky strands to long curly locks and everything in between, choose a boys hairstyle that’s right for your boy’s hair type and attitude with these 17 boys haircuts.

  • #1 Stenciled Stanley

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This hairstyle has everything and the kitchen sink! Buzzed sides with edged out lines and shapes are topped off with a bright pop of blonde color. This is definitely a statement look.

    Cool boys haircuts

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    How To Style:

    1. Not much is required for this look except regular shaping and cutting upkeep.
    2. Rub some oil over strands for a little shine if you desire.

    Recommended Products:

    Moroccan Oil Treatment Serum!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes can wear this look. This style is shown on natural/ethnic, hair but variations of this look can be achieved on different textures.

    Tip:

    While these shapes and lines are super fun, they also require a lot of upkeep. Be prepared for your style to grow out quickly. Enjoy it while it lasts or make regular appointments with your barber to keep the cut looking fresh and clean.

  • #2 Edged Out Eddie

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Really short hairstyles for boys can be cute, but sometimes a little boring. Up the edge factor by buzzing in a few lined details. The result is bold and a lot of fun!

    Short Hairstyle for Boys with Lined Details

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    How to Style:

    The beauty of this short haircut is that the style is buzzed right it – no styling needed!

    Recommended Products:

    Use Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Shampoo to keep scalp and hair healthy, fresh and clean.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes and hair types can try this look, you just need a cool attitude to match.

    Tip:

    Keep in mind that although short boys haircuts are low maintenance in many ways, they do require regular trips to the barber to keep it looking sharp.

  • #3 Faux Hawk Franky

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Boys love short hair because it’s cool and low maintenance. Add some style by keeping the top strands a little longer so you have something to play with! This cute faux hawk is the perfect solution and gives you the best of both worlds.

    Faux Hawk Boys Hairstyle

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    How to Style:

    1. Rub a strong hold gel or pomade through your hands and rake it up through hair strands to create that elevated look on top.
    2. Repeat (if needed) with more hair product until you achieve the look you desire.

    Recommended Products:

    Short Sexy Hair Control Maniac is the perfect product for this style.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with straight to wavy strands will work great with this hairstyle.

    Tip:

    Style the faux hawk straight up the middle or push hair up to the side for an asymmetrical finish.

  • #4 Flipped Out Forrest

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Longer, beach-like hairstyles are much more popular for boys these days. Opt for a well-groomed version like this one that still looks nice! Thick bangs and covered ears give this style a really full appearance.

    Long Beachy Hairstyle for Boys

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    How to Style:

    1. Brush damp strands forward and over to create a nice, side sweeping fringe.
    2. Brush the rest of the hair back and away from the face to create a flip.
    3. Allow hair to dry and finish off with a light pomade or texture spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Garnier Fructis Style Disorder 24 Hour Power Wax Spray will create a fun texture on hair strands.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer shaped faces like oval and rectangular faces are great for this style. Thick wavy hair is ideal for this hairdo.

    Tip:

    Keep the back short and maintain hair appointments as this style can quickly grow out into a mullet!

  • #5 Slick Samuel

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This is one of the great haircuts for boys who want a longer length because the haircut is still short enough to be manageable. The back is tapered while the front is left long and grazes the eyes.

    Short Straight Hairstyle for Boys

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    How to Style:

    1. Start with towel dried hair.
    2. Use a comb or your fingers to push hair forward on top, then push bangs slightly to one side. Arrange your hair in the direction you want it to dry.
    3. Allow hair to dry, then rake some hair polish through strands to give the locks texture and definition.

    Recommended Products:

    Prive Grooming Cream will give a light hold that will separate and show off layers while adding a touch of shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer shaped faces or large foreheads can be balanced out by this forward fringe. Straight hair works well to create this hairstyle.

    Tip:

    Beat bad bedhead by taking a shower in the morning and brushing out hair to dry in the direction you desire. If you go to bed with damp hair, you’re sure to wake up with some crazy locks!

  • #6 Elevated Evan

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This hairstyle will get you some extra inches on the height chart! It’s a really cute look that’s adorable and fun with lots of texture and charm.

    Cute Boys Hairstyle with Texture

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    How to Style:

    1. Arrange hair forward on the top and down on the side while it’s damp so it can dry in the proper direction.
    2. Rub a strong hair pomade or wax on your hands and rough up your entire head of hair so it gets definition and texture.
    3. Continue to use product on the hair up on top to create a hair raising faux hawk.
    4. Set with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Longer hair like this requires something really strong to keep it standing up like shown. Try a strong hold pomade or hair wax like Oribe Rough Luxury and finish it off with a hairspray like Prive Firm Hold Hairspray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round or square shaped faces are great for this elongating hairstyle. Fine to medium textured hair that is straight with a soft bend to it would work well for this look.

    Tip:

    Don’t be afraid of having a slightly messy and tousled look. If every hair was in it’s exact place it would look too uptight and stuffy. Relax and have fun with it!

  • #7 Textured Toby

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This adorable short hairstyle is great for busy boys and moms who want a no-fuss style. Keeping the hair short around the back and sides and just slightly longer on the top is a classic style.

    This shorter hair also works well with crazy cowlicks or growth patterns. You can choose to use a little product or skip it on days you don’t have time.

    super cute hairstyles for boys

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    How to Style:

    1. Get the right cut! Ask your son’s stylist or barber to use a #4 sized clipper on the back and sides and a #6 or #7 on the top then blend. You can also ask for a shorter scissor-over-comb cut on the back and sides and finger length on the top.
    2. Add some style! Crunchy gels are messy and not in style anymore. Instead opt for a flexible to firm hold hair wax or pomade. Dab some on your fingers and rub onto your hands then apply to the top of the head and piece up with your fingers.

    Recommended Products:

    I think matte finishes look great on guys so try a pomade like Baxter of California Clay that will give texture and hold without the shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This straight hairstyle is great for boys who have a lot of cowlicks and swooping hair growth patterns. Due to the short length they will blend in so much better.

    Tip:

    Shorter haircuts require more trips to the salon for upkeep but ask your stylist or barber if you can stop by in between appointments for a neck and around the ear clean up to get you by.

  • #8 Dashing Danny

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This medium length hairstyle for boys is super cute! Tapered at the neck and around the ears the length is then blended up seamlessly into longer hair on the top. Don’t forget to break out the comb to get the perfect part. This haircut is great to achieve a less casual feel.

    hairstyle for little boys

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    How to Style:

    1. Ask your stylist to taper the neck and up around the ears into about an inch and a half on top of the head.
    2. When hair is still wet part it to the side with a comb and then style with a product that has some hold.

    Recommended Products:

    Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Paste is great for flexible hold and texture. The finish has a little bit of shine but looks great on parted hairstyles – really polishes off the look. The Soy Paste smells great, too!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Great for boys with finer textured hair. If hair is too thick or straight it won’t lay down when parted. Wavier hair could work too and you would just have a little more texture on the top.

    Tip:

    If you want to create a more casual look, skip the comb and spike up his hair with a flexible hold gel that won’t flake.

  • #9 Spiky Stephen

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Here’s another great short haircut for boys who have thick straight hair. Embrace the hair you’re born with and keep hair short around the sides and the top to keep a fresh clean look. The key to this particular buzz cut is making sure it is blended fully from the sides to the top.

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    How to Style:

    The beauty of having hair this short is that you don’t have to style it! Ask your stylist or barber to trim hair with a #2 guard on their clippers for the sides and back and with a #3 or #4 on top, then blend.

    Recommended Products:

    You honestly don’t need any products but as hair grows longer you may use some non-flake gel like American Crew’s Men Styling Gel that has firm hold. Apply product on wet or dry hair for a stand up style that lasts.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This spiky style works on hair that is naturally thick and pin straight. All face shapes apply!

    Tip:

    A clipper cut is the ideal and most efficient way to achieve a uniform haircut on such straight and spiky hair.

  • #10 Messy Max

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Some little boys can rock the mop on top. Hair is tapered up and around the ears and also cleaner around the neck. The fun part about this style is the long thick bangs and wispy texture.

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    How to Style:

    1. Out of the shower arrange your hair into place with your fingers. Using a comb will be too neat and you want a more natural, beachy look. 2. Let hair air dry or use a blow-dryer to remove all of the moisture out of the hair.

    Recommended Products:

    Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Hairspray is awesome to add a laid back vibe to this hairstyle. Spray it onto wet hair, rough it into the hair with your fingers and let it air dry.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    It’s not so much a face shape but if you have a small, short forehead this look won’t work. Stick straight hair won’t work either. Try this style out if you have fine to medium hair that is straight or wavy.

    Tip:

    You can go slightly longer between appointments when the hair is longer but don’t go too long or you won’t be able to see your son under all his hair!

  • #11 Beachy Bradley

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Long hair on boys is making a come back thanks to pop stars like Justin Bieber. Shaggy styles like this incorporate long bangs, lots of texture, and razored like feel all around the ears and neck. It’s basically a haircut that won’t look like you just made a trip to the salon.

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    How to Style:

    Ask your stylist or barber to use a razor so that there are no straight edges cut into the shape of this haircut. Layering the top and cutting into the shape will help keep it looking lighter instead of a mop on top.

    1. Out of the shower use your fingers to shake out and arrange hair in the proper directions. You’re going to push most of the top hair towards the front and flick bangs over to the side.
    2. Blow-dry or let the hair dry naturally.
    3. Apply a light-hold pomade for texture and shine. Really use your fingers to pinch the tips of the hair for that cool shaggy feel.

    Recommended Products:

    Use products that will help break up and show off the shaggy texture of this hairstyle. Privé has a Detailing Pomade that defines and sculpts hair with flexible hold that will last all day.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All little boy face shapes can pull this off. To be honest it’s great for kids who have larger ears due to the camouflaging sides that cover ears up. Stick straight hair that won’t lay down or overly curly hair won’t be able to rock this look very easily.

    Tip:

    Don’t use too much product! Pomades and waxes are by nature very oily so just a dab will do. Rub the product onto your palm to break up the product first before applying to your hair or you’ll wind up with a greasy mess.

  • #12 Surfer Sam

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This shorter haircut keeps the hair slightly longer on top. This is a great idea so you can spike hair up or down and have a little fun and versatility.  The hair is also full on the sides to give it a cool California vibe. The hairstyle is not too clean cut but not crazy long either. It’s an all around cool and laid back style.

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    How to Style:

    Have your stylist or barber keep the nape and ear area nice and clean but leave the sides around and inch and the top around 2-3” long.

    1. Towel dry hair really well and let the rest air dry.
    2. Use a fun hair paste or wax to hair with your fingers and massage the product into the entire head of hair.
    3. Use your fingers to flick the hair on top back and away from the face for a spiky feel.

    Recommended Products:

    Use something like Redken’s Rough Paste for sweet hold and fantastic definition.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes can sport this surfer style. This haircut is great for fine to medium textured hair that is straight or wavy.

    Tip:

    Guys shouldn’t be afraid to use some hairspray. Applying a few sprays after styling can help hold and lock in your look even more.

  • #13 Shaggy Sherwin

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Another fun shaggy style that is a little bit more juvenile with the moppy bangs. This style is kept whimsical with the long layers and shaggy locks around the ears. The textured bangs fall just above the eyes so you can still see your handsome boy’s face.

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    How to Style:

    This style is very much a wash and go cut. Simply detangle and sort hair into place with your fingers and let air dry or use a blow dryer.

    Recommended Products:

    Keep the hair light and not weighed down with a spray like Flash Brilliance from Prive or try their Texture Spray for a little more definition.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round face shapes are the best for this medium to thick hair style. Hair should be fine or medium texture with not much curl or wave.

    Tip:

    Keep the bangs textured and choppy, not straight and blunt for a more natural look that will grow out much better.

  • #14 Curly Colby

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Boys who have wavy locks should show them off and this haircut does just that. Hair is left a couple of inches long all over so that you can really see the curls in their natural state. Hair is pushed forward slightly for a fun messy style with lots of texture and whimsy.

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    How to Style:

    1. Apply a soft hold gel when wet and comb hair forward towards the face.
    2. Scrunch with your fingers.
    3. Do not use a blow dryer and instead let it air dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Keep curls nice and defined with Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier by TIGI.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes can sport these cute curls. Medium to thick curly hair will work perfectly for this style.

    Tip:

    Keep hair a little softer around the ears so the whole haircut blends nicely.

  • #15 Piecey Pete

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Another fun razored cut! Keep the interior layers short for texture and a lightweight feel and leave the bangs and perimeter longer for a fun piecey feel. The layers are important to keep this haircut light but just make sure the length around the face isn’t cut too short.

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    How to Style:

    1. Brush hair forward when getting out of the shower.
    2. Run your fingers through with a light hold foam to break up the layers and define the bang area.
    3. Blow dry or air dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Fructis Style Hairspray Flexible Control is awesome for creating that piecey texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This haircut is awesome for kids with a larger sized forehead. Straight fine hair is perfect for this look.

    Tip:

    Make sure the neck area is trimmed regularly on longer haircuts like these so the style doesn’t morph into a mullet. Yikes!

  • #16 Wispy William

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Love this classic boy haircut. Nice and short around the ears and blends up nicely into a longer textured pieces on top. A clean haircut that will grow with your son and looks good on guys of all ages.

    Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

    How to Style:

    Ask your stylist to use a lower guard on the clippers for around the ears and the neck and then blend it up to longer pieces on the top to play with. With the right cut all you’ll have to do is apply a little pomade with your fingers to add some texture and your set.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a lightweight putty for texture and lift like Redken’s Polish Up Defining Pomade.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This standard cut would look great on all face shapes and really works well with kids who have fine to medium hair that is straight or wavy in texture.

    Tip:

    Kids get fidgety! Sometimes taking them to a kids salon can help as they oftentimes have movies playing that distract kids and help them sit still.

  • #17 Mohawk Maddox

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Let your little boy’s inner rock star free with this shattered Mohawk. I love how this particular shot shows a softer version that can be worn down or spiked up. Make sure your son has the rocker attitude he’ll need to pull off this haircut.

    Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

    How to Style:

    If this style is cut correctly you won’t have to do much. Keep hair the shortest around the temples and around the ear. Blend hair up into long chunky pieces along the top center of the head.

    1. Let hair dry on it’s own out of the shower and spray with some hairspray for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    You could get by with just a little hairspray for the style shown. Try Healthy Sexy Hair’s Soy Weightless Touchable Hairspray for subtle texture. Spray it on all of the hair and rough it up a bit with your fingers.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Extreme oval shapes should not try a Mohawk. This Mohawk is shown with fine straight hair but thicker hair can try it out, too.

    Tip:

    Create more of a faux-hawk by cutting off the long tail at the neck. You’ll still have a rocking style but will have a cleaner version.

    With so many adorable styles available – your challenge will be narrowing it down to just one! These little boys haircuts are sweet and stylish that capture the essence of being young. Have fun experimenting with different looks before they start making up their own minds. Enjoy!