26 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 cool boys haircuts.

Classic Pompadour

boys classic pompScott Herron / Instagram

Style by Scott Herron
Barber @ Beardsgaard Barbers in Batavia, Illinois

How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

The pompadour is a traditional, classic look, worn by famous rocka-a-billies and greasers such as Elvis Presley, John Travolta, and James Dean. This particular variety is a more modern twist — a faded clipper overcomb (equivalent to a #2 blade) blended through the transition all around, with a clean taper to the neckline.

The versatility is what I love best about it. Rather than styling it with a standard slick back on both sides, we allowed the hair under the part to lay in its natural flow — forward.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

This young master has fine hair with medium density. I chose to use Reuzel Grooming Tonic to assist with volume in the pomp and Red Reuzel Pomade to finish for a lasting hold.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This young man and his mother came in looking for something of a classic “dapperly” nature. Normally I tread lightly when boys speak about “cool” trendy looks that they want to try, because let’s face it, some styles require a little bit more attention before heading out for the day. His mother assured me that he was a dapper young man and that would take the time and attention for such a morning routine.

Pompadours can be tricky when getting into fine textures combined with low density hair, but really work well in most hair types. Pompadours tend to elongate the facial structure and therefore typically wear well on round and square face shapes.

The versatility of the pomp provides the ability for it to double as your standard “slick-back” as well. I’ve put a fair number of pompadours on men of diverse lifestyles and personalities. From bankers to artists and hipsters to grandpas, this look truly is a classic! Even men who are stuck under a hard hat all day double their pomps as a slick-back all week and a sky high pomp on the weekend!

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Seek a barber or stylist that is as skilled with clippers as they are with shears.

Classic Crop With a Twist

Classic crop boys haircut with short bangsAsh Hudson / Instagram

Style by Ash Hudson
Barber @ Jim The Trim in Briton Ferry, Wales


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a classic crop cut, but with a creative modern twist. The thing I like most about this cut is the unique cropped fringe! I feel I have taken a classic look and made it stand out from the other kids on the playground. 

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

The perfect products I would use to achieve this look would be to use a couple of sprays of Kipa’s Sea Salt Spray before drying the hair with movement. When the hair is dry, use some Hairbond Boulder Powder alongside Osmo Extreme Matte Clay to the achieve that natural matte finish. To seal it all in and keep the hair in place all day, use Fudge hairspray.

What type of kid would this look work best for?

I would say this type of cut would suit a wide range of people, but more so the kind of people that are quite edgy and more confident to try different things. This kind of cut works best with thicker, more fuller hairlines as you are able to then drop down square from the temple to create sharp, clean lines.

This cut also works better with the back and sides being as short as possible, especially if the client has a darker skin complexion because it creates a great contrast with the skin and emphasizes the boldness of the top and front section. As for hair types, this cut will accommodate many different hair type and is very versatile.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

For anyone considering this cut, I say just go for it! This cut is such a low maintenance cut that it doesn’t need much work in the mornings before school or work. It’s good to move with the times and try something new! 

Classic Combover

boys combover haircutInstagram @dthebarber13

Q&A with style creator, Dave Hardy
Barber/educator @ The Men’s Loft Barbershop at Avante West in Chester, PA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a basic combover with a 1/4-inch around the sides and back with a slight taper of the edges.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Blow dry (optional) then use Reuzel Clay Matte Pomade.

What type of person would this look work best for? (Hair types, face shapes, skin tone, lifestyle, personality etc)

Medium to light textured hair on an oval or round shaped face is best. This look works for a busy or simple lifestyle with a fun and exciting personality.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for this style haircut would be to maintain at least a two to four week rebooking. Product is key along with a good tutorial on styling the hair!

Smart & Sophisticated

boys classic pompadour haircutInstagram @timmy6989

Q&A with style creator, Tim Lamb
Barber @ Barbers at No71 in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, England, U.K.


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a take on a classic pompadour, created entirely with scissors in order to maintain a softer finish. A parting has been placed to provide an obvious break for where the styling direction of the hair changes, and the edges have been subtly tapered down to add longevity to the haircut and to help it maintain shape as it grows. My favorite thing about this particular style is how it can make a young boy look smart, sophisticated, and more mature.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

To create this look, I would recommend blow drying a tonic into the hair to provide some initial hold before applying a wate- based pomade such as the Dapper Dan Deluxe Pomade evenly throughout the hair. Then comb the hair into place using a wide toothed comb and finished with a burst of hairspray to lock the style in for the rest of the day.

What type of person would this look work best for?

The great thing about this hairstyle is that it is a timeless classic! This look would work well on most hair types, providing it isn’t very curly. Darker hair carries this look extremely well, however lighter colored hair can pull off this look too. The only downside to this style is that it requires maintenance and can look untidy if not correctly styled, so it would suit a person who is willing to spend a few minutes each morning recreating the look

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for anyone who is considering this look is to be aware of the length required to create this style. If the hair is too short it may become prone to sticking up, especially around the crown area.

Short Comb Over

Short Comb Over hairstyleInstagram @robynstegy

Q&A with style creator, Robyn Short
Hairstylist & Barber @ Mastercuts in Coquitlam BC, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this haircut as a short comb over. My favorite thing about this haircut is that it’s great for any age and is very versatile.

What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

I would recommend a paste or a wax type of product. I like the products by Sexy Hair and Crew because I find that they still look natural in the hair and won’t clump the hair together.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut is great for any face shape and good for thick or thin hair. Just remember that if you have cow licks in the hair, I would suggest going with the cowlick instead of against it. This cut is also great for a low maintenance person. If the person doesn’t want to use any product, they can simply wet their hair and push it to the side.

Mohawk Man

Mohawk Man hairstyleInstagram @sailingbarber

Q&A with style creator, Raymond DeCandia
Licensed Barber/Pirate @ Male Ego Barber Cafe in Tempe, AZ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I like to call this a “gremlin’s mohawk”. If you remember the movie “Gremlins”, there was a bad gremlin who had a little mohawk. Note that we didn’t take the sides down to the skin, so there is still some hair on the sides of his head.

What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

I actually just used a little of the Reuzel fiber pomade and some grooming tonic to get it to punk up. I tend to use matte products for styles like this.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

ANYONE! If you get a guy or girl in your chair who is bold enough to wear a mohawk, do it! It’s fun!

Trendy Crop

Trendy Crop hairstyleInstagram @timmy6989

Q&A with style creator, Tim Lamb
Barber @ Barbers at No71 in England, U.K.


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a take on the current “crop” trend which has become very popular across the UK and the rest of Europe over the last 12 months. It features a heavily textured top sitting behind a simple fringe which is left down, usually spanning across the entire forehead.

My favorite thing about this look is the simplicity of the basic structure of the haircut combined with the wide range of personalization that can be incorporated into the style by varying the length/shape of the fringe. The length and sharpness of the back and sides and the degree of the texture throughout the rest of the haircut can also be tailored and adjusted to suit each client’s individual preferences.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This look is so versatile that it can be maintained and recreated using a wide variety of different products, however in order to maximize and enhance the texture to its full effect, a salt spray such as the Hairbond Texturizer Sea Salt Spray should be applied prior to blow drying. Then, a small amount of a root lift powder (like IQ Clever Dust) can be scattered across the top of the head and teased into the hair with the fingertips.

What type of client would you recommend this look for? 

This look is great for a client who wants a low maintenance hairstyle which, if low on time in the morning, can be very “get up and go”.

It works well for most clients, however my advice would be to carefully consider any growth patterns which could have an adverse effect on the final look of the style, particularly a calf lick on the front. In that case, if taken too short, the hair could stick up and spoil the effect of the fringe spanning across the forehead.

Modern Pomp

Q&A with style creator, Javier Perales
Master Barber @ Changing Faces Barbershop in Lockhart, TX


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this haircut as a vintage look with a modern twist because the hard part to enhance the sharp lines. My favorite thing about this haircut would be the last step where I style the hair for the desired signature pomp look.

What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

To style this look, I used a locally made product called Aqua 512 Pomade. After I style the hair, I top it off with some hair sheen to give it that glossy wet look. It helps lock everything in place to give it that WOW factor.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I wouldn’t recommend this hairstyle for anyone with curly or very coarse hair. It usually suits clients with straight textured hair best.

Classic Little Gent

Q&A with style creator, Donnie Valderrama
Owner & Barber @ The Central City Barber Shop in Napa Valley, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This haircut is a very timeless look. It’s all about the quality of the haircut. It’s traditional and trendy at the same time.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To achieve this style, any hair gel will work. We prefer using Improve’s Medium Hold because it doesn’t flake, and it just so happens to be the very first gel ever made!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle is perfect for someone that is pressed for time. It looks great on any age, but I like it for kids because it’s short and low maintenance.

Trendsetter Fade

Trendsetter Fade hairstyleInstagram @sarahdoesdooz

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Taylor
Manager @ Impressions Salon in Mequon, WI


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I call this look a fade. My favorite thing about this style is the design that goes into it. Fade lines can be specific to the head shape or the person’s desire. Some people want their fade high and tight, while others want a fade line with longer hair as it goes up. It is highly personalized and each client can put their own personality into it. This young man requested that I put a design on the side to make it more fun, and I love that!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

As far as products go, I would use some sort of a firm hold pomade or paste to keep the top up. In addition, use hairspray to hold it in place all day through the active lifestyle of a young man. I personally love Redken Outplay or Workhard followed by Forceful hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is definitely for the trendsetter. A faded cut can work awesome on people that are willing to put in a little bit of time and feel comfortable styling. The young man that I did this on styles his own hair every day, so I knew it would work.

Personally, I think that a fade can look good on most face shapes with the exception of oblong. The look creates height, so if the face is long it is not ideal. It is also a bit more difficult to pull off this hairstyle if the hair is stick straight.

Retro High Top

Retro high top fadeInstagram @f4fade

Q&A with style creator, F4Fade
Barber @ F4Fade Hair Designs in London, U.K.


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a high top/flat top that has a very retro feel.

What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

I recommend an afro comb, sheen spray to keep the shine, and possibly have your hair blow dried before cutting. I also recommend a curl sponge if you prefer the rough look or advanced sculpting gel for a softer curly look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is ideal for the slim type clients, but can really work on most anyone. It is perfect for the client with a bubbly personality.

Sharp and Classy

Q&A with style creator, Nic Alexander
Licensed Barber @ The Chop Shop in Milford, MA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This hairstyle has taken over your basic “boys regular”, really turning these young boys into gentleman. This look features a 1/4-inch fade up to the part and blended on the other side, as well as a crisp line up around ears and back. This top is cut to the desired length, then combed to the side with a froth quiff. The part is also razored in.

What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

For this hairstyle, I recommend using a pomade. I like to use water soluble pomades because they have a nice shine and great hold. Also, throughout the day it can be easily reactivated to restyle the haircut with a just little bit a water and a comb. Unlike traditional pomades, water solubles wash out of the hair with ease.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle is great for anyone with straight hair, but honestly, with the right product anything is possible! This is the type of haircut that needs to be styled, so you need to keep that in mind when deciding to take on this look. This haircut will not look the same without hair products and styling. Whether you’re just doing your day to day activities or have a special event, this hairstyle never fails to make you look sharp and classy.

High Skin Fade

High Skin Fade hairstyleInstagram @dogpatchbarber

Q&A with style creator, Christopher Eliares
Owner and Master Barber @ The Dogpatch Barber and Shave in San Francisco, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a high skin fade with a sharp line up and natural top. My favorite thing about this look is that it is simple yet stylish. It is easy to do as a stylist, and easy to maintain for the parent as well as the child. It is also a very trendy and cool look for the current times.

What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

As for the actual cutting of this look, I’d recommend the Wahl Magic Clip cordless clipper, the Wahl 5 Star shaver, and the Andis Slimline Pro trimmer. As for styling the hair, to achieve the natural twist look, I’d recommend any twist styling product such as the Twist Sponge. You may use the Sponge on dry hair, or you can apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner, gel or cream prior to applying the Sponge. You can top it off with a holding spray to really lock it in.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The natural twist look will only work on African American textured hair. It is the only texture that the Sponge will grab onto. As for the high skin fade and longer top, I’d recommend this look to someone with more of a square shaped facial structure. The height of the hair and shape of the cut will complement their face shape.

This is a very summertime look and, depending on where someone works, it may or may not be work appropriate. This look is very popular amongst the modern generation, and is popularized in hip hop culture and professional sports.

Clean Cut Fun

Clean Cut Fun hairstyleInstagram @salonveronica

Q&A with style creator, Veronica Rubio
Owner @ Salon V in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I love that this look gives the best of both worlds! It is clean cut around the edges, moving into a longer more textured top. It can be worn a bit more roughed up and edgy, or a little more dressed up combed to the side with a slick side part.

What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

I recommend Aveda Men’s Grooming Clay for the rough look and Aveda Men’s Liquid Pomade for a classic look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Because this cut gives you styling options, it would be perfect for the guy who may have to keep it professional for the office or classroom, but has a more active, fun and free lifestyle on the weekends. It can worn at any age because of the versatility!

Clean and Classic

Q&A with style creator, Karl worthington
Barber/Owner @ Karl & Co Barbers in Manchester, Urmston, U.K.


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would best describe this cut as a clean, fresh and sharp look that is mostly about the sharp fade and the solid parting that makes this cut stand out. The top was cut by putting in a few layers and chopping into it, leaving enough length on top to wear it as a cool and choppy look. With the right products, it can also be worn in a 1950s classic combover style.

My favorite thing about this cut is how the solid part disconnects the fade from the top of the hair and really makes it stand out.

What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

For this kind of look, I would recommend using Dapper Dan paste. I find it easy to work with and it leaves a nice matte finish.
What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for most hair types, but in my honest opinion, it does work better with thicker darker hair. Most young lads would pull this look off and it is still an all time classic.

Active Style

Active Style hairstyleInstagram @loreleilee_kf

Q&A with style creator, Kim Fite
Master Stylist @ Salon Salon in Modesto, Ca


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a tight, scissors-over-comb technique blended into a textured top. I love that this cut has versatility. It can be worn standing up, or sans product and worn down. Either way, it looks stylish and clean cut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?
To achieve this look, I used Bumble & Bumble Surf Foam Spray. It has a very easy spray application which just takes seconds to apply.
What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this cut to any active boy who wants to look stylish, but doesn’t want to spend time having his hair fussed with.

Preppy Faux Hawk

Preppy Faux Hawk hairstyleInstagram @snipinto

Q&A with style creator, Julia Crowley
Hairstylists @ Snip Into in Manly Vale, NSW


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I call this look a Preppy Faux Hawk. The best thing about this cut is that it can be combed into place and look neat and tidy, or roughed up to get the faux hawk look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For the faux hawk, I recommend Eleven Australia’s Dry Powder Volume Paste because it works well for a dry textured look that is still pliable. For the more preppy combover look, I love Schwarzkopf Osis Damped because it gives a slightly wet look with good hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look works well on any client who wants a look that they can change up. It can be customised to work on fine or thick hair. It is easy to style and looks great even with no styling.

Modern Mohawk

Modern Mohawk hairstyleInstagram @courtscuts0021

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Rogers
Stylist @ Style Bar & Spa on 6th in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this cut and style as a modern textured mohawk. I love that it is so versatile. Depending on how it is styled, this haircut can be either clean and classic, or very edgy and funky.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To recreate this look, I recommend KMS Messing Cream. I find it amazing on almost any men’s hair type (curly, thick, thin, etc.) because it’s thin enough to be easily spread, but it stiffens up to give a medium/strong hold with a very desirable matte finish. I first rub it through my hands, apply it in the opposite direction of how the hair lays to give better lift at the root, and then scrunch it through and push it down to achieve this final look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think I would recommend this look for someone with more of a modern lifestyle. While it is versatile, it is certainly a version of a mohawk. That being said, I do believe it is achievable and desirable on all hair types. I would, however, err on the side of caution with textured hair. To achieve this haircut, I texturized the top with a razor.

Razor cutting textured (curly or wavy) hair causes cause the ends to frazzle and become distressed. While I do think this style would look great on wavy or medium curly hair, I think a different cutting technique would have to be applied. As far as face shape, again, this is a very well rounded and versatile hairstyle. It would just need to be styled appropriately based on your face and head shape. For example, if you have an oblong or oval face shape, don’t style it too messy and tall because you don’t want to elongate a face already characterized as being longer.

Sophisticated Gent

Q&A with style creator, Alexx Wranosky
Stylist/Balayage Specialist @ Fringe Salon in Wichita, Kansas


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a great and versatile haircut that you can have a lot of fun with! It can be styled multiple ways, making at home styling super easy. My favorite thing about this haircut is the hard part. Adding a hard part into any little boy’s haircut adds a sense of sophistication and obviously adds to the cuteness factor!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To recreate this look at home, I recommend using Redken Maneuver. This product is a working wax with a matte finish which makes styling quick and easy! Applying the product on dry hair will give you the maximum hold of the product. Start a pearl-sized amount of the product, warm it in your hands, then it run through the hair, styling it as messy or cas ontrolled as you like!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle is great for all hair types! With thicker more coarse hair, adding texture into the haircut is a must. This haircut was achieved with a scissor over comb technique which helps to tailor the haircut to the head shape, adding a more personalized look. Making the sides and back of the head shorter around the hairline results in a softer, easier grow out. To maintain this look, I would recommend coming in around the six week mark.

Clean Fade

Clean Fade hairstyleInstagram @forthemuses

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Williams
Student @ Penrose Academy in Scottsdale, AZ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?
This cut is a clean fade from a 0 to a 2 guard. The client has a natural curl, so it is a style you can dress down by keeping the top more messy, or dress up with a little extra product. Since he is a child, I wanted to make it short enough to stay out of his face while playing or daily living, but long enough for his family to still be able to style it for special occasions.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using Pravana Nevo Fiber Paste. It is my favorite product for shorter men’s cuts or pixies. I use it currently on my pixie. The reasons I like it is because a little goes a long way, it is very easy to work with, and it does not create a stiff effect so you can still run your hands through your hair. It works well for younger kids because the hold is still really strong.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for all ages. This look works well for all textures of hair from straight to curly, with the exception of extremely kinky curly hair. With extremely dense hair there is a little more texturizing involved to get the top to lay properly. Because this haircut is such a clean cut look, it works for most face shapes. Generally men’s cuts or boy’s cuts are based on preference.

Cool Guy Undercut

Cool Guy Undercut hairstyleInstagram @roxygblanco

Q&A with style creator, Roxy Blanco
Stylist/ Make-up Artist @ Salon Dana in Kapolei, HI


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This haircut is an undercut. The sides and back are cut scissor over comb and the top is left much longer, layered and textured.  I like how the top can be styled as subtle or dramatic as the client wants. It can be swept, slicked, worn to the side or styled back with volume into a pompadour.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using Davines Volu Mist before blow drying, then style with Davines Strong Dry Wax.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for someone with straight or wavy hair. It is perfect for someone who has the time to blow dry and wants to put effort into styling their hair with product. It is also an ideal look for someone who enjoys having versatility!

Surfer Shag

Surfer Shag hairstyleInstagram @kellythebarber

Q&A with style creator, Kelly Barber Patterson
Barber @ Barber Lane in Larkspur, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is one of my favorite looks for the upcoming hot weather, the surfer shag. In California, we get a lot of longer, blonder locks that I believe are best achieved with a straight blade for a more feathered texture. My favorite thing about this look is the texture, the ease, its versatility, and the way it looks when you’re on the beach.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this?

I would suggest Reuzel Tonic spray to get a bit of grip in the hair with a touch of Layrite matte cream to piece it out to achieve that shaggy look. If you don’t have time for layering product, Surf Spray by Bumble and bumble can be a quick option in the mornings.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is an awesome look for all ages, but it would be best suited for someone with wavy to straight hair that is not too coarse or dense. The fringe is long enough to tuck behind the ear if you need it out of your face, but I’ve sliced out a pocket of hair in front and behind the ear so it doesn’t look heavy if you want to wear it down to the side. This is an easy look to maintain and is designed for a relaxed client.

Textured Top

Q&A with style creator, Joy Joanne Say
Stylist @ The Joy of Hair in London, Uk


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a pared down version of a skin fade with a short, texturized top. I love the level of graduation, the sharpness of it, that it’s very current, and a hell of a lot of cool. This style can work on younger and older guys alike.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For finishing this look, I used a pomade to give it a nice, glossy and groomed appearance. A pomade also works well with the texturized top and highlighting some definition.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut lends itself really well to a client with a rounder face as the length on top elongates the face, giving it more structure. It also suits a client with a lot of thick hai. It is ideal for the gentleman with a busy life who wants a current hairstyle, but not the high maintenance home care.

Fresh Gentleman’s Cut

Q&A with style creator, Sara Kunkel
Cosmetologist & Nail Tech @ Flawless finish by Sara in Tamaqua, PA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a clean and fresh gentleman’s cut with a hard part.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The only product I recommend is a matte texturizing paste such as Wella Rugged Texture Paste, or a simple pomade.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this haircut for any normal to thick textured hair, and for anyone who needs a quick and stylish look that is low maintenance.

Fresh Combover

Q&A with style creator, Krista Flores
Cosmotologist @ Rock Paper Scissors Salon in Nampa Idaho


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a fresh take on the popular combover style trending now. The extra hard part and hair tattoo add uniqueness and extra style.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this style, I recommend a hard hold pomade or gel applied to dry hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for boys and men of all ages. It can be changed little by little for each individual client to make it work for them perfectly.

The Taper Fade

The Taper Fade hairstyleInstagram @angie_trezza

Q&A with style creator, Angela Siciliano
Senior Stylist @ Smartstyle in Reading, PA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The taper fade haircut (or long-top fade) is trendy and versatile, which makes it a great cut for boys or men of all ages. That’s what I love about it! This look can be achieved using different types of fades (mid, temp, skin or bald) depending on personal preference.

Similarly, the taper fade can be combined with a variety of styles (usually a combover, mohawk, or blowout) to create any classic or modern boys cut. In this instance, I chose a combover for easy maintenance.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To maintain and recreate this look, I recommend a professional texturizing or styling clay. I used Designline’s Interrupt because it works great to keep the style in place. Sexy Hair’s “Frenzy” is also a great product to use because it has a firm hold with some level of shine, but any firm hold clay will do the trick! Just add a dime-sized amount of the product to wet or dry hair and comb as desired. Easy peasy!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

In my opinion, the long top fade looks best with hair that is normal to thick. With fine hair, I find the style doesn’t come out quite as defined. In this instance, I was working with very thick hair. This haircut also compliments oval, round or square face shapes. Since the style is tight on the sides and longer on top, it adds height to the overall appearance of the face, lengthening rounder faces and softening square ones. So if you have a long and narrow face shape, this might not be the cut for you.

If you’re looking for a trendy, versatile and easy to take care of haircut, then the taper fade haircut is definitely the way to go!