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Cute, Medium Length Swept Hairstyles for Boys

Long hair on boys is all the rage these days. Rock a medium length style to look trendy but still manage your mop on top. Whether it’s sweeping bangs or a little extra texture around the perimeter, choose one of these awesome hairstyles for boys to look great year round.

  • Sandy & Sleek

    This long and sleek side swept haircut is an awesome style for young boys with straight hair. It looks amazing in the honey blonde color, but any hue will look polished and in style with this super cool cut.

    Blonde Boy - Long Side Part Hairstyles For Boys

    How To Style:

    1. An important step in styling this haircut is combing and arranging the hair right out of the shower so it can dry in the right direction. Use your fingers or a comb to push all of the hair forward and then flick the bangs to the side.

    2. Let the hair air dry, then polish it off with a light pomade or spray to hold. You can also blow dry hair with your fingers first to speed up the drying process.

    Recommended Products:

    This particular style is very soft looking, so opt for a very light hairspray or texture spray like Prive’s Finishing Texture Spray. Spray all over and then pinch the ends to piece out the fringe area.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Round or oval shaped faces can sport this beachy hairstyle. Just make sure your hair is thick and on the straighter side.

    Tip:

    Like any longer side swept haircut, make sure you keep up with appointments to keep the neck area tapered to keep your guy’s fun beachy hairstyle from turning into a scary mullet.

  • Touchy Texture

    This particular hair type can often be too spiky to wear longer and sweeping. If your son’s hair is on the finer side and it can lay flat like this – feel free to play up a longer haircut. By keeping the front bangs jagged and texturized you help make the haircut feel whimsical and organic instead of straight and boxy.

    Dark Boys Hairstyle - Longer Top Layers with Bangs

    How To Style:

    1. Right out of the shower, comb hair down towards the front and around the head. You want the hair to lay flat and dry down instead of sticking up.

    2. Let your hair air dry or blow dry down and then apply your favorite products.

    Recommended Products:

    Privé has a great Shine Spray that helps add a mirror like finish to locks.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Round faces are great for this haircut. If you have very straight and spiky hair, this style won’t work for you. Try this if you have softer or finer hair that has a slight bend to it so it can lie down after it’s dry.

    Tip:

    Product can build up in the hair over time so use a clarifying shampoo every other week or so to really break up product oils and cleanse the hair thoroughly.

  • Defined & Debonair

    This adorable little boy hairstyle is kept just long enough to be sleek and stylish, but short enough to be manageable. Hair is given a severe side part to show off a brushed over look on top with really short tapered sides.

    Blonde Hairstyle For Boys Cut Short Blonde Style with Side Part

    How To Style:

    1. Out of the shower, brush your hair to the side with a deep side part.

    2. Apply a little dab of gel or pomade and comb over again for hold.

    3. Let hair dry on it’s own.

    Recommended Products:

    Soy Paste by Healthy Sexy Hair is awesome and easy to use. Simply put a dab of the pomade on your fingers, rub in your hands, and then rake through the hair in the direction you want the hair to lay for instant polish and definition.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Round face shapes work well with this very swept over hairstyle. Fine hair that has slight wave or straight texture will work well also.

    Tip:

    Some boys hate feeling hair around their ears. This haircut is a great option for them if you still want them to have some sweeping style on top. Keep the cut tapered around the ears, but ask the stylist to leave more length on top for a nice polished feel.

  • Mop on Top

    As with most of these sweeping styles, they are created by pulling most of the hair forward to create a full bang that frames the front of the face. This little copper top is too cute with the floppy bangs and slightly tapered sides.

    Red Straight Boys Hairstyle - No Part

    How To Style:

    1. Simply comb hair forward and to the side and let hair air -dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Ag Hair Cosmetics has a Foam Weightless Volumizer that’s great to put in your hair while wet so it will dry frizz free.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Oval faces will really be balanced out by these long bangs. Fine to medium texture that is straight or with a slight bend can wear this hairstyle.

    Tip:

    Have your stylist cut layers and texture into the top to keep the hair from being too heavy and floppy.

  • Framing Fringe

    This medium length is nice and manageable for young boys. The longer bangs are full but kept at eyebrow length to keep hair out of the eyes. Tapered sideburns also help keep this hairstyle nice and clean looking.

    Swept Forward Brunette Boys Hair - Over The Ears Cut

    How To Style:

    1. Out of the shower, brush hair forward to lay over the forehead.

    2. Comb the rest back.

    3. Finger your favorite pomade through the hair to help break up the look when it’s dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Healthy Sexy Hair makes an awesome Soy Paste that has super flexible hold but just enough to break up the texture and add some polish to your look.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    All face shapes can sport this fringe hairstyle. Straight to wavy hair that is on the thicker side is best for this particular look.

    Tip:

    Boys should start with a more medium length look like this. If they can manage slightly longer locks then they may be able to maintain a longer shaggy style in the future.

  • Fresh Faux Hawk

    This longer style is pretty versatile depending on how you style it. Hair is kept longest on the center top of the cut, making it easy to style into a faux hawk, a deep side part or a sweeping forward bang with lots of texture (shown). Short tapered sides keep it from looking too crazy all over.

    Blonde Spiky Short Hairstyles For Boys

    How To Style:

    1. Use your fingers to push hair forward out of the shower.

    2. When hair is dry, use a strong styling paste to rough up the top and create texture and height.

    Recommended Products:

    Rough up hair with Polish Up Defining Pomade from Redken. It has flexible control but adds lots of grit and texture. Follow up with a hairspray if you want even more hold.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    All face shapes would look great with this cool hairstyle. Try this out if you have medium to thick hair with straight to wavy texture.

    Tip:

    Some boys hate feeling longer hair around their ears. This cut is great because it has lots of length and texture going on top but is kept really short around the ears.

  • Young Hollywood

    Longer haircuts are all the rage for kids of celebrities. Make your kid a rock star by growing their hair out into this funky fresh hairstyle. Sleek sweeping bangs with shaggy pieces around the face create an awesome look that screams California style.

    Dirty Blonde Wavy Boys Hairstyle - Over The Ears

    How To Style:

    1. Comb hair down on top so hair lays smooth and flat.

    2. Scrunch hair up around the nape and ears to create that whimsical texture.

    3. Let hair air dry, then run a little product through to finish off your look.

    Recommended Products:

    American Crew makes a legendary product called Fiber. It’s perfect for curly or straight hair and is amazing at adding definition, texture and polish to your hairstyle.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Round faces are great for this hairstyle. Slightly wavy or curly hair is ideal.

    Tip:

    Sometimes longer hairstyles fall into place everyday and sometimes they need some styling time. Make sure your son is ready to put a little time into their hair if they want a longer hairstyle like this.

  • Coiled Curls

    Just because you have curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t rock a longer swept hairstyle. Keep the top long and the sides tapered to create a flattering shape that doesn’t look too out of control.

    Brown Wavy Hairstyle For Boys Cut

    How To Style:

    1. Comb hair forward and down in the front, and down on the sides and back.

    2. Rough up hair with your fingers with a grooming cream to break up your curl and scrunch hair slightly to encourage curls.

    3. Let hair air dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a light hold gel that won’t flake like DevaCurl AnGel Defining Gel. It dissolves into hair when you use it so hair won’t feel heavy or crunchy.

    Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

    Round and square face shapes are great for this curly hairstyle. Thick natural curls are perfect for this look.

    Tip:

    Some boys may not like product in their hair, so opt for something light. However, let them know that if they want to have their hair on the longer side, they’ll need to use the right products to maintain it.

    Changed your mind about longer hair on your little guy? These super cute cuts are totally easy to maintain and style with just a little creativity and product. Live outside of the box and try one of these hairstyles the next time you’re at the salon