23 Cutest Haircuts for Black Boys You’ll See This Year

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

When it comes to young black boys, haircuts are best cut to keep afro, kinky, or curly hair in style. There exist all shapes and sizes to suit your boy’s taste! Look up to Jaden Smith’s braids, Trevor Jackson’s fade, and Kwesi Boakye’s buzzcut! These young black celebrities certainly set the standard for the coolest boys haircuts!

As for maintaining black boys’ styles, Illinois-based barber, Kevin Marks says, “Make sure to comb and use moisturizer because curly hair dries out fast. Also, be willing to bring him to the barbershop at least twice a month. Aside from combing and brushing, it needs a good washing and conditioning weekly.”

For styling, Kevin’s most recommended product is Cantu Oil Sheen. Based on his expert opinion, it gives the hair not only a nice, light shine but also oils the scalp! For afro twists, Lusters Curl Twist and Lock Gel are his must-haves. He explains, “They smell good, have a very nice hold, and are non-flaking.”

Choose between a casual, fun look or a smart and neat cut! Black boys look dope with an afro, curly hair, buzz cut, and braids or locs. Feeling to give him a one-of-a-kind hairstyle? Ask your kid’s barber to match it with a fade!

Before his next haircut, check out these inspiring photos of trendy haircuts for black boys!

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#1: Very Short Curls with Shaved Sides and Designs

If you’re looking to give your child a fresh haircut, try short curls with shaved sides and designs. This is a clean, stylish look that is sure to make your kid feel cool. Moisturize curls with the Shea Moisture Curl Defining Cream before styling.

#2: High Bald Fade + Side Part

The high bald face with a side part is one of the black boy’s haircuts that offer a fresh and neat finish. Though it looks hip, short hair like this is still suitable for younger boys as it offers a cute and smart-looking style. It’s the curly texture on the top that complements the neatness of the faded sides.

#3: Half Moon Part + Mid Fade

There are many cuts for black boys that showcase the versatility of the afro hair type. With short styles, many do opt for a mid fade and a half moon part to really sharpen the look. All edges are razored in especially the part to make it look as sharp and fresh as possible. Regular trips to the barbershop are needed to maintain this sharp finish.

#4: High Fade + Surgical Part for Boys’ African-American Hair

Black boy cuts and styles are very prominent due to the color of the hair, but some barbers also enhance the hairline with sprays for a shaper finish. A high fade and surgical part look good on African-American hair as younger hair can be a lot thicker. For this particular cut, it has been edged in with a razor to enhance the finish.

Dreadlocks for Young Black Boys
Instagram @kevin_shtuler

#5: Dreadlocks for Young Black Boys

A popular young black boy hairstyle is dreadlocks, and some believe that they’re easy to maintain. The truth is they need some attention, regular conditioning to keep them pristine and to keep the scalp healthy. For such awesome black boys’ haircuts, regular fades will be needed to keep the back and sides tight and line-ups for sharpness.

Thin and Sleek Dreads on Kids Afro Hair
Instagram @levicarter05

#6: Thin and Sleek Dreads on Kid’s Afro Hair

For longer black boys styles you can decide to go for dreadlocks. These do require some maintenance and regular trips to your barber to maintain and condition the hair. Thin and sleek dreads on kids afro hair look great when done properly, so please do your research to find a dreadlock specialist. They can then advise you on you conditioning routine and keep the style in the best shape.

#7: Curly Mohawk with V-Shaped Neckline

Black boy hairstyles stand out from the crowd, the dark hair creates a good fade and texture in the top. The curly mohawk with a v-shaped neckline has been faded to skin around the ears leaving a sharp V-cut and prominent C-cups on the temples. Regular cuts are needed to keep the fade sharp and a sponge used on the top to keep the texture.

#8: Boys’ Long Twists + Low Skin Fade

These long twists and low skin fade for young African-American boys give their curls a neat transformation. The finish appears smart yet edgy. When styling twists with low bald fade, use a texturizing product to boost the fullness and volume.

Frohawk Fade + Line Up
Instagram @ricanbarber_

#9: Frohawk Fade + Line Up

For a little black boy, haircuts that combine a frohawk fade with a line-up are really fresh! The shaved line on the side upgrades the haircut a little bit more, making it eye-catching. It appears “bad boyish,” and is perfect on black boys.

#10: Low Drop Fade for Black Boys

Since a low drop fade haircut is neat and smart-looking, any younger guy who wears it gets that “good boy” image. Kids with black kinks will love it, showing off their hair’s natural texture. For black boys, hairstyles like this are easy to style and maintain, too! This is definitely a low drop fade cut for black toddlers.

black kid's high flat top fade cut
Instagram @sidepartseth

#11: High Flat Top Fade

A high flat top fade cut looks neat and stylish at the same time. It looks excellent on kinky, black hair to show off its fullness. Styles for black boys like this allow more volume around the crown, too.

edge up neck taper cut for black boys
Instagram @musethebarber

#12: Neck Taper + Edge Up

A neck taper with an edge-up haircut offers the dapperness that you want your young little boy to flaunt. The overall look is neat and will not harm the fullness of his natural black curls. Let him use hairspray to maximize the texture of his hair.

#13: Temple Fade for Black Kids

For your 10-year-old boy who needs a new haircut to manage his black curls, consider this temple fade. The temple fade chop with neat sides and nape will heighten his natural texture. Ask his barber to incorporate an edge-up to add to the sharpness of this look.

Low Bald Fade
Instagram @byaj_

#14: Low Bald Fade

A low bald fade haircut does the job of giving your little boy a neat and modern look. It’s a simple hairstyle for black boys that offers a sharp line-up, which also works well with his fine, black hair.

black baby boy's High Skin Fade Haircut
Instagram @vicblends

#15: High Skin Fade Haircut

Boys deserve the same dapperness that we see on adults, too. Let him have a high-contrast haircut like this, featuring a high skin fade to give prominence to his black curls. Finish off the cut with a shape-up for a sharper line onto his hairline.

Low-Maintenance Buzz Cut + Low Fade for Kids
Instagram @feelipe_santoz

#16: Low-Maintenance Buzz Cut + Low Fade for Kids

If your young one loves something casual and classic, this haircut is for him. It features a buzz cut with a low fade, offering him such a neat finish. Though his hair on top looks short, you can still make it seem fuller with an edge-up style.

#17: Short Curls + Shaved Hair Design

Level up his short curls with a hair design shaved on his sides and nape. It’s the haircut that matches the young guy’s creativity.

#18: Little Gents’ Burst Fade Mohawk

Your little gentleman won’t go wrong with awesome haircuts for black boys. This burst fade mohawk is sure to boost the fullness of his African-American hair. For an added color to match his neat sides, a copper blonde hue will be a cute idea.

Related: See more mohawk hairstyle ideas for kids.

Mid Bald Fade for a Little Black Boy
Instagram @frankiestrims

#19: Mid Bald Fade for a Little Black Boy

Let your little kid wear a neat haircut like a mid bald fade, and he’ll look both cool and adorable at the same time! The chop features thicker hair on top with a mid fade, which looks best if he has natural black curls. With hairstyles for black boys like this, styling will be the least of your concern.

Cool Medium-Length Curls
Instagram @arthur0ruiz

#20: Cool Medium-Length Curls

Pair his medium-length curls with faded sides and nape for such a sharp finish. Complete the look with a shape-up style, and achieve that trendy result!

#21: Taper Fade + Shape Up for Boys’ Curly Hair

The best cuts for black boys are a faded cut that’s classic and trendy. This taper fade shape-up is the perfect example, ideal for his innate black curls.

Kinky High Top
Instagram @therealtrippy

#22: Kinky High Top Hairstyle

With the boy’s thick, black hair type on top and faded sides, the contrast is apparent and makes an impression. Opt for this curly high top fade if he wants longer strands without compromising its neat finish.

#23: Short Afro Fade for Boys

Teach your little guy how to flaunt his natural hair texture with flair! Allow him to wear this short afro fade, letting him enjoy his innate black curls.

👉 See more hairstyles for black kids.

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