31 Fresh Little Boys Haircuts and Hairstyles

Little boys are full of spunk, so how about giving them haircuts that match 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.

Bald Fade to Quiff Short Haircut for Boys

Instagram @m13ky

Long, Side-Swept Layers

Instagram @jarredsbarbers

Dramatic hair waterfall. Look at the cut and you’ll find none of the three words to be misleading. Rich texture, high visual impact.

Curly High Top

Instagram @mozambeak

High top meets curly hair, kids version. Although it probably won’t last long, haircuts are designed for special occasions. Classic meets cute, well worth it in the end.

Boys Patterned Waves

Instagram @alan_beak

Q&A with style creator, Alan Beak
Barber @ Ruger Barber in Tameside, UK

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

The best way to describe this look would be the emphasis on texture and separation. With a lot of my work, I like to focus on contrast. This guy’s hair has amazing natural tones in it, so creating separation and enhancing the natural texture only makes it stand out.

It was important for this hair and head shape that we retain length around the crown, and this is my favorite part of the overall haircut. There is something so aesthetically pleasing about a crown that has been left longer to appreciate its natural form.

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

The looks that I tend to create are a lot more natural, and that goes so well with our brand RUGER. When it comes to styling the crown which can be quite troublesome, I do tend to over blow dry the area flat to keep it flat to the head, overdirecting the movement toward the front of the face.

Applying sea salt spray before drying allows me to pre-style the hair and give me extra hold before I dress the hair with a soft, water-based matte clay. Here I used RUGER Essential, which is our best selling product.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

With a particularly round head, this style was perfect him. To maintain a square and masculine shape, I made sure to retain weight around the corners of the head, intruding a square layer and keeping my clipper work quite low. I used a 1.5 guard around the back and side, blending it using clipper over comb. This allowed me to have more to work with on top.

Enhancing the natural texture of the hair means the the style isn’t to be forced and can be worn that way any day and for any occasion.

Surgical Lines Boys Hair

Short surgical linesInstagram @kieronthebarber

Being a kid allows for freedom so don’t be afraid of choosing these bold haircuts for the little boys. If anything it will expose him to what it means to have style and that will work wonders through the years. As always you can adjust for visual impact by choosing between with or without the surgical lines on the sides.

Classic Pompadour for Boys

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 haircut, 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 haircuts like this one. 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 haircut is perfect for boys with fine hair and 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.

Pompadour haircuts 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 pompadour haircuts on men of diverse lifestyles and personalities. From bankers to artists and hipsters to grandpas, these haircuts truly are 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 and have experience cutting boys hair.

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 haircut, but with a creative modern twist. The thing I like most about this haircut 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 these haircuts 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 these types of haircuts would suit a wide range of boys, but more so the kind of people that are quite edgy and more confident to try different things. This kind of haircut works best for boys with thicker, more fuller hairlines as you are able to then drop down square from the temple to create sharp, clean lines.

These haircuts also work 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, these haircuts will accommodate many different hair type and is very versatile.

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

For boys considering these haircuts, 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 Haircuts for Boys

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. These haircuts work 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 Haircuts

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 haircuts perfect for boys of all ages, 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 haircuts and to help it maintain shape as it grows. My favorite thing about this particular hairstyles is how it can make young boys look smart, sophisticated, and more mature.

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

To create these haircuts, 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! These haircuts would work well on most hair types, providing it isn’t very curly. Darker hair carries these haircuts 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 boys who are considering these haircuts 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 Haircuts for Boys the 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 boys 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 for haircuts with this styling. 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 for styling haircuts. These haircuts are 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 haircuts like this.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Trendy Crop Hairstyles for Boys

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?

These haircuts are 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 these haircuts 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?

These haircuts are so versatile that they 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? 

These haircuts are great for boys who want a low maintenance hairstyle which, if low on time in the morning, can be very “get up and go”.

It works well for most boys, 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 Haircuts

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 these haircuts, 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 boys with curly or very coarse hair. It usually suits boys 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 haircuts. 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 boys because it’s short and low maintenance.

Trendsetter Fade Hair

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 haircuts like this 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 young boys. I personally love Redken Outplay or Workhard followed by Forceful hairspray for high hold haircuts.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

These haircuts are definitely for the trendsetter. Faded haircuts 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 Boys Haircut

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?

These haircuts are ideal for the slim type boys, but can really work on most anyone. It is perfect for boys with a bubbly personality.

Boys Hairstyles 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 these haircuts 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 these hairstyles 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. Haircuts like this are very popular amongst the modern generation, and is popularized in hip hop culture and professional sports.

Clean Fun Haircuts for Boys

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 haircuts that give 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 these haircuts give you styling options, it would be perfect for the guy who may have to keep it professional for the office or boys in the 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 Hair

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 these haircuts 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 these kinds of haircuts, 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 these haircuts 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 haircuts like this outstanding one versatile. 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 these haircuts to any active boys who want to look stylish, but doesn’t want to spend time having his hair fussed with.

Preppy Faux Hawk for Boys

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 these haircuts is that it can be combed into place and look neat and tidy, or roughed up to get the faux hawk haircuts style.

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

For the faux hawk haircuts, 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?

These haircuts work well on boys who want 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, these haircuts can be either clean and classic, or very edgy and funky.

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

To recreate these haircuts, 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 these hairstyles for boys 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 these hairstyles 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, for boys with 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 these haircuts 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 haircuts like the one here, 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 haircuts 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 these hairstyles for boys of all ages. These haircuts work 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 haircuts 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?

These haircuts are for boys 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 these haircuts are 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?

These are awesome haircuts for all boys, 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 relaxed boys.

Textured Top for Kids

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 skin fade haircuts 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 boys alike.

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

For finishing haircuts like this one, 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?

These haircuts lend themselves really well to boys with a rounder face as the length on top elongates the face, giving it more structure. It also suits boys with a lot of thick hair. 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?

These are clean and fresh gentleman’s haircuts 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

Fresh Combover hairstyleInstagram @baileybeauty_bykrista

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?

These haircuts are 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?

These haircuts are 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 for Boys

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 haircuts (or long-top fades) are trendy and versatile, which makes them a great cut for boys or men of all ages. That’s what I love about it! These haircuts 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 these haircuts, 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 trendy, versatile and easy to take care of haircuts, then the taper fade haircut is definitely the way to go!