103 Coolest Boys Haircuts for School in 2024

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Little boys are full of spunk, so how about giving them popular haircuts that match their fun personalities? There are tons of cute and adorable haircuts for boys. From short spiky strands to long layers, fades, texture, hard parts, and line designs, this year’s most popular and best boys hairstyles and haircut photos will be the inspiration you need for your young boy’s next look.

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Mohawk Man Hairstyle for Young Boys
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#1: Mohawk Man

A little mohawk for boys looks great, with some hair left on the sides of the head. It’s the gremlin’s mohawk, wherein the hair spikes neatly up from the short sides. To create the look, I used some of the Reuzel fiber pomade and some grooming tonic to get it to punk up. I tend to use matte products for boys’ short haircuts like this. Any kid can try this short hair! If your boy is bold enough to wear a mohawk, do it! It’s fun! Boy hairstyles do not always have to be safe and plain.

Surfer shag haircut for kids

#2 Surfer Shag

A surfer shag is a cute cut, especially if you can’t bring yourself to cut your kiddos hair short. Long haircuts are also beneficial because they grow out less noticeably. Thus, you can stretch cuts to 6-8 weeks.

Textured haircut for toddler boy

#3 Toddler Textured

A toddler textured haircut is a fun style. Kiddos in the classroom will comment on your child‘s new cut. Ask your stylist to cut the sides and back short and to cut into the top with scissors to create this style. The gel should be used to get that spikey top. Children’s hair grows fast, so you must get a trim every 4-5 weeks to keep it fresh.

Long side swept hairstyle for boys

#4 Long, Side Swept Hairstyle

A long side-swept hairstyle is the perfect long haircut for boys. Longer hair with an angled fringe is more unique for boys but is usually easy to style and doesn’t need to be cut as often as a buzz cut. A longer side-swept cut with bangs is a great transition for a teen boy trying to grow out his hair.

Little Boy Haircut Patterned Tousled

#5 Perfectly Patterned Waves

Layered and patterned waves make one of the boys’ cool hairstyles for school days. Retain the length around the crown, the most important part of this boy haircut. There’s something so aesthetically pleasing about a crown that has been left longer to appreciate its natural form. Parents looking for school haircuts will find this one perfect for class pictures. For kids haircuts, going to a salon and stylist who has experience cutting kids hair will give them an enjoyable time.

A tapered haircut with a hard part haircut

#6 Tapered Hard Part Spikes

This trendy 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. Copy the style using a water-soluble pomade for a nice shine and great hold. It can be easily reactivated throughout the day to restyle the haircut with just a little water and a comb. Though this neat hairstyle is great for anyone with straight hair, the right product can make it work with other hair textures, too! This cut needs to be styled every day. It’ll not look the same without hair products and styling. Whether doing your day-to-day activities or having a special event, this hairstyle never fails to make you look sharp and classy!

A trendsetter high fade haircut with lines on the side

#7 Trendsetter High Fade With Lines

A high fade with shaved lines can be specific to the head shape or the kid’s desire. When styling, use 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 kids. Faded haircuts are definitely for the trendsetter. These can work awesome on boys willing to put in a little bit of time and feel comfortable styling.

Black Retro High Top for Young Dudes
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#8: Black Retro High Top

A high-top or flat top hairstyle has a very retro feel. For this short textured top, 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. Such little boys’ haircuts are ideal for slim-type kids but can work on almost anyone. It’s perfect for those with bubbly personalities.

Slicked Back and Faded Hair for Boys
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#9: Slicked Back and Faded

The slicked-back and faded haircut suits a gentleman but can also be worn during night outs. It features a zero fade that blends into a longer length on top. With a pomade, you can achieve a sleek and classic look. On the other hand, matte clay can help you get a more textured, voluminous feel. You should talk to your barber about the right length for you, as every hair texture is different.

#10: Comb Over for Boys

The comb-over has remained a classic hairstyle for both boys and men of all ages. This hairstyle suits most hair types. Its shorter sides reduce bulkiness. The top has more length, which you can style sideways with a product like paste. Whether you prefer side fades or a more natural look with extra hair for coverage, this versatile cut is customizable. It’s a popular and timeless choice.

Mid Fade with a Messy, Curly Top for Boys
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#11: Mid Fade with a Messy, Curly Top

Get ready to embrace a trendy and versatile haircut for boys – the mid fade with a messy, curly top. This cut features a gradual fade on the sides, allowing the focus to be on the voluminous and playful curls on top. It’s a great option for those with curly hair, as the weight removed from the sides prevents the curls from shrinking too much.

#12: Sandy Blonde Straight Hair

Want to change your hairstyle? Consider a sandy blonde straight haircut for a fresh and versatile style. This haircut is perfect for young guys seeking a modern, cool look. It adds dimension and warmth, giving a natural, sun-kissed look. Straight hair showcases the sleek, smooth strands. For the best results, it’s recommended to use a stylist-suggested product. Allow your stylist to guide you at first.

#13: High Quiff with a Sharp Cut

Check out this high quiff with a sharp cut! To get this style, say you want a low bald fade. Ask for a heavy, rough cut on top. Make sure it is the right length for his face. For better style at home or the barbershop, learn how to style his hair. Likely, blowdrying will shape it. Use a matte clay for a soft, rough look.

Faded Bald with Textured Bangs for Boys
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#14: Faded Bald with Textured Bangs

sk for a bald fade with textured bangs for a great way to create a modern and trendy look. This haircut features a faded or tapered back and sides, while the bangs have a textured finish for a touch of personality and dimension. This hairstyle works well for boys who want a versatile and low-maintenance look that can be styled in different ways, whether it’s swept to the side for a classic look or worn forward for a more casual vibe.

#15: Skin Fade with a Line

For little boys, hairstyles can be diverse and playful, like this skin fade with a line. This style features a traditional zero to 2 fade haircut. The hair goes from short on the sides to longer on top. There’s an added design to give it a more youthful feel. To style this cut, apply a pomade from the hair roots to its ends. It gives the hair a nice shine and keeps it hydrated. Also, the pomade ensures the style stays perfect all day. For good results, comb through the hair after applying pomade.

#16: Slicked-Back Mullet Cut

Various hairstyles, like this slicked-back mullet cut, can offer a creative canvas for little boys. The haircut provides a neat look around the face and ears, coupled with the distinct shape of long hair on top and at the back for a unique mullet. A hair cream can be useful for young boys to learn hair styling. It’s easy to apply: add a dollop the size of a quarter to your hand. Spread it evenly from roots to ends, then comb your hair to secure the look. This method adds an effortless and neat look to any young gentleman’s hair.

Cool Shaved Designs on a Short Cut for Little Boys
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#17: Cool Shaved Designs on a Short Cut

Shaved designs on a short cut give a unique style to classic boys’ haircuts. The short cut specifically includes a top-point cut French crop with a burst fade and designs on the side. For the same salon look at home, ask your barber about the right styling tools. They will likely suggest a matte clay like Eleven Australias Volume Paste. Use it on dry hair to boost texture and volume in your everyday look.

#18: Disconnected with a Cool Design

A modern and trendy look for boys is created by the layers in this disconnected haircut. The varying lengths on the sides and back, combined with a longer top, add cool texture and dimension. With their textured look, creative haircuts for boys allow for self-expression and uniqueness. I recommend using a lightweight styling product like a texturizing spray or pomade to hold the shape and enhance the texture in order to maintain this look. Regular trims every 4-6 weeks will help keep the haircut looking sharp and well-maintained.

Textured Cut with a Long Surgical Line for Boys
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#19: Textured with a Long Surgical Line

Add a touch of fun to your hair by introducing the textured top with a long surgical line hairstyle. This look features a mid-zero fade that blends into a small quiff. A design cut is incorporated into the hair. The hairstyle is suitable for all hair types. Note that the hairstyle is low maintenance. You can style it easily with wax or clay. However, a barbershop visit will be needed for a refresh 4-6 weeks after your initial visit.

#20: Adorable Short Cut with a Quiff

With its playful and youthful appeal, the short cut with a quiff is an adorable hairstyle for boys. This cut features shorter sides and back while leaving some length on top to create the iconic quiff. The quiff adds height and texture to the hair, giving it a stylish and modern look. Get the most out of your hair by applying a small amount of styling product, such as a pomade or wax, to the quiff area from roots to ends and style to your liking.

Messy Top with a Surgical Line Design for Little Boys
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#21: Messy Top with a Surgical Line Design

This cool and stylish look is due to the tousled layers and textured ends on the messy top haircut for little boys. The haircut adds volume and movement to your child’s hair. It works very well for boys with thick or wavy hair. To style, start with damp hair. Apply a small amount of styling gel or mousse for hold. Use your fingers to tousle the hair at the top. This gives it a messy and effortless appearance. Adding a surgical line design to the haircut adds interest and modernity.

#22: Mid Fade with a Side Quiff

A mid fade with a side quiff is a neat hairstyle for boys. It has shorter sides that gradually mix with longer hair on top. By doing so, we create a quiff. This haircut gives a modern look for boys, and it’s quick to care and style. For styling, remember to use a bit of pomade or cream on the top hair. This will keep the hairstyle flexible and firm.

#23: Short Textured Cut

If a young boy in your family wants a stylish look to reflect his unique personality, try this short textured haircut. This haircut has a neat side fade, blending into a medium-length textured top. For more definition, apply matte clay to dry hair. This adds a fun, trendy feel to the hairstyle.

Fresh Edgar Cut with a Messy Top for Little Boys
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#24: Fresh Edgar Cut with a Messy Top

This modern haircut is perfect for boys who want a stylish and low-maintenance look. With an Edgar cut, the sides of the hair are tapered short while leaving the top longer and messier for added texture and movement. This haircut works well for boys with different hair types, whether straight, wavy, or curly. To achieve the messy top, start with damp hair and apply a styling product such as a texturizing paste or pomade from roots to ends. This may help with the longevity of your hairstyle throughout the day.

Modern Mohawk Fade for Boys
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#25: Modern Mohawk Fade

The modern mohawk fade is a versatile and trendy haircut option for boys. The haircut has a muted taper on the sides. The hair length slowly fades from long to short. The top part is kept long. This allows for a range of style choices. This haircut works well for boys seeking a bold, stylish, and easy-to-maintain look. Start by wetting the hair. Apply a styling product like wax or pomade. This adds texture and gives hold. Use a comb or fingers to style the haircut into a mohawk. Finish with hairspray for a durable look.

Medium Cut with Side-Swept Bangs for Little Boys
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#26: Medium Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

This medium-length haircut with side-swept bangs is a trendy and flexible pick for little boys. This haircut is perfect for boys with different hair types – straight, wavy, or mildly curly. It allows easy styling and upkeep. If you’re discussing this style with a stylist for your child, ask them to add texture and thin out his hair. This will result in an air-dried look that’s light and suitable for warm weather.

#27: Partial Faux Hawk

The partial faux hawk is a trendy and versatile style for anyone looking for new boy’s hairstyles. The faux hawk, with a modern twist on the classic faux hawk, features shorter sides and a slightly longer, textured top, creating a stylish and edgy look without going overboard. Boys with medium to long hair can experiment with the partial faux hawk for a fresh style. The style suits straight or slightly wavy hair best, as the textured top gets easily emphasized.

Mid Fade with a Man Bun for Boys
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#28: Mid Fade with a Man Bun

The mid-fade with a man bun, a trendy haircut, is becoming popular for boys. This style consists of shorter sides and longer hair on top, with the hair gathered at the crown and styled into a man bun. It’s a versatile look that works well for boys with thick, wavy, or curly hair, as well as those with straight hair that can be easily styled. The fade gives the haircut a fresh and clean look, while the man bun adds a touch of masculinity. To style this haircut, using pomade or wax can best add texture and hold the hair in place.

#29: Faded with Cool Designs

The faded cut with cool designs is great for boys, offering a fresh and modern take on a traditional hairstyle. This haircut features a faded back and sides, providing a clean and sleek look. Cool designs like geometric shapes or patterns add an extra style element. This hairstyle works well for boys who want a modern and dynamic hairstyle that can be tailored based on personal likes and hair texture. To keep this look, regular visits to the hairdresser are advised to keep the fade sharp and the designs new.

V-Shaped Drop Fade for Little Guys with thick hair
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#30: V-Shaped Drop Fade

The V-shaped drop fade haircut is in style. It suits boys with thick hair. This cut has a gradual fade on the sides and back for a sleek look. One of the many perks of the V-shaped drop fade cut is that it adds shape to the hair, boosting the overall hairstyle. This style is ideal for those with thick hair as it helps manage volume and density for a neater look. Ask your stylist for advice to get the best results with this haircut. They can help you pick a wax or clay that matches your hair type.

Classic and Fresh Fade for Boys
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#31: Classic and Fresh Fade

This classic and fresh fade haircut is perfect for boys looking to update their style and a clean, sharp look. The sides and back are tapered close to the skin, gradually blending into longer hair on the top. The longer hair on top allows for versatility in styling. You can have a textured and messy look or a sleek and polished finish. This haircut works great for boys with different hair types.

#32: Mini Quiff with a Zero Fade

For boys with short, thick hair, a mini quiff with a zero fade is an excellent haircut choice. This style provides a trendy yet low-maintenance look. The hair is kept short on the sides and back, while the top is styled with a mini quiff for height and dimension. The zero fade creates a seamless gradient between the hair and the skin. It’s a flattering option for all face shapes and an easy care style for your son or any young boy.

Flat Top and Skin Fade for Boys with short blonde hair
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#33: Flat Top and Skin Fade

The flat top and skin fade hairstyle is a bold look. It combines a sharp, flat-shaped top with a clean and precise skin fade on the sides and back. It’s best for young guys looking for a neat look that is easy to style. For maintenance, prebook every 2-4 weeks for your barber and slick back with a Ruezel Pomade daily.

Hard Part Blonde Brushed Back Haircut for Boys with straight hair
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#34: Hard Part Blonde Brushed Back Haircut

The hard part haircut is a sleek and modern hairstyle that combines precision with a touch of charm. The hard part creates a distinct line, adding sharpness and structure to the style. The brushed-back technique gives the hair a polished and refined look. While the blonde color adds a vibrant and stylish element to the overall appearance. Remember that this haircut will need maintenance every 4-6 weeks for best results.

#35: Skin Fade with a Textured Short Top

Some parents like an easy-to-maintain cut for children, this skin fade with a textured short top fits the bill. The sides have faded to the skin and blended high into the top. This keeps his hair tidy and tight for as long as possible. The top has been cut short with texture to create movement and easy to style. Ask about products, but I recommend finishing with Crazy Bull Space Dust Hair Texture Powder.

#36: Trendy Edgar Cut

Crops have always been a chosen look for an easy-to-maintain look. This trendy Edgar cut is the latest take on it. As with Edgar haircuts, the fringe is cut blunt. By this, we mean a straight line that has been left heavy. This cut would suit someone with thick hair, and I recommend using a good styling powder for a natural look.

#37: Wavy Slick Back

The slick back is a classic that always stays on trend, and this wavy slick back hits all the right notes. The top has been left longer, and the sides have been tapered tight to keep it off the ears. This will need some time to style in the mornings, if left natural it will get unruly. Ask for product advice from your barber but I suggest using a good pomade for hold and shine.

Thick and Messy Curls for Younger Guys with a bald fade and undercut
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#38: Thick and Messy Curls

Got some thick and messy curls on your hands (or head)? Opt for this style! It reduces the amount of hair on the sides of your head by keeping it short and tight. Ask for longer curls on top for contrast. I recommend a curl cream like Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Curl Gel. It will keep your curls tame and shiny – giving you a casual or professional look at any time!

Messy Mid Drop Fade for Teen Guys with a sense of style
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#39: Messy Mid Drop Fade

If you want to rock a trendy haircut, ask about this messy mid-drop fade. You get the satisfaction of a clean cut around the ears. And you can have a messy, undone short-length top that gives you the best of both worlds. To keep some texture and movement up top, I recommend a product like Hans De Fuko Quicksand. It’s for maximum texture with a medium hold.

#40: Messy Top with Bald Faded Sides

Looking for a summer cut for your kiddo? Ask for this messy top with bald faded sides – perfect for a stylish kid that needs a short cut. If you can convince your little one to put some product in their hair, try to incorporate a gel into their routine. It offers a nice, easy wet style that is easy for them to wash out.

Sharp Fade with Straight Fringe for Boys
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#41: Sharp Fade with Straight Fringe

If you want to change it to a more relaxed yet trendy hairstyle, ask about this sharp fade with a straight fringe. This style pairs well with most matte clays, but as a professional, I recommend Hans De Fuko Claymation. Distribute your styler evenly from the front to back and roots to ends for the best results.

Short Slick Back for Boys with shaved sides and back
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#42: Short Slick Back

Check out this short slick back, great for young dudes. I suggest asking your barber for a low skin fade on the sides. Ask for a recommendation on the length left on top that suits your hair texture. If you can, spend time applying a simple hair gel such as Johnny B’s Mode Styling Gel. This will benefit you in keeping your hair slicked back with all-day hold.

#43: Cute Fohawk with Burst Fade for Kids

Opt for a burst fade fohawk. I love this hairstyle. It looks great on guys with thick hair who want something cooler than just a mohawk. It’s a pretty loud hairstyle for wavy hair, so be ready for some attention to go along with it. It’s a custom-style cut that looks good with thicker hair as you can make the fade really dramatic going into the mohawk.

Skin Fade & Undercut for Little Boys with short hair and a sweet face
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#44: Skin Fade & Undercut

If you are searching for a great haircut for a young man, this skin fade and undercut is a perfect option. Not only are the sides buzzed down low enough to keep them neat and out of the way. But the top is disconnected in such a way that it is easy to style. Try to teach the responsibility of keeping your hair neat to your son. As a professional, I recommend a light hold gel like Johnny B’s Mode Styling Gel. Not only is something like this affordable, but pliable and easy for your kiddo to learn how to apply on wet hair!

Short Top with Brushed Up Bangs for Teens with a skin fade on the sides
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#45: Short Top with Brushed-Up Bangs

If you want a clean-cut hairstyle, this short top with brushed-up bangs is as timeless as possible. Haircut styles for boys like this require a small amount of gel for an all-day, firm hold.

Mid Fade and Quiff for Boys with long hair on top and short sides
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#46: Mid Fade and Quiff

Young boys are becoming more in tune with styles in great numbers. And this mid fade and quiff is a great style to maintain. His hair is thick, so it has faded down to the skin and blended at the temple point. This will keep the shape for longer. I recommend drying some sea salt spray into it to create volume, texture, and hold. Finish with styling powder for extra texture. Ask for product advice after your service.

Subtle Combover for Little Boys
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#47: Subtle Combover

Most parents will want an easy-to-maintain style. And this subtle combover fits the description. It has been disconnected at the parting. The advantage of this is that it keeps the weight to hold the style. Short haircuts for boys like this still need daily styling. Otherwise, it won’t stay over. Many products will work for this style. The easiest one to use with the maximum hold is pomade.

#48: Crop Fade

Not only is the crop fade one of the most popular recent styles for little guys with short fair, but it’s as easy to style. Ensure your barber adds enough texture to the top length of your hair instead of a blunt cut. This will modernize the style and make it easy to wash and go with matte clay or pomade. I recommend Kevin Murphy’s Night Rider Matte for the best results.

#49: Long and Flipped Up Front

Picture this…your pre-teen is growing up and doesn’t want the same old barbershop cut any longer. Why not consider this long and flipped-up front kid’s hairstyle? If they like it, keeping this photo handy to show to your favorite stylist or barber for reference will be helpful.

#50: Brushed Forward with a Slight Fade

In my experience, there comes a time when your son will outgrow his usual old barber cut. He’ll want to opt for something a bit more stylish. Plan to change it by asking him if he likes this brushed forward with a slight fade. This haircut maintains a pre-teen-friendly style, all while adding an elevated edge.

#51: Fade with a 0.5 Guard

Try this fade with a 0.5 guard; it is the best haircut for boys who love a neat and dapper look! Get the most out of your haircut by opting for shorter, faded sides. This adds longevity to the haircut due to the shorter length, and the longer top adds contrast and style.

Cute Textured Haircut for Boys with Longer Hair
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#52: Cute Hairstyle for Boys with Longer Hair

A cute textured haircut for boys with longer hair is always a great option when you want a stylish cut. This style is easy to maintain and will keep its shape over time. It’s ideal for active kids who need a hairstyle that can withstand daily use. The layered texture adds volume, while the tapered sides give the cut extra dimension. For added visual interest, consider adding subtle highlights in contrasting colors. It helps make the layers pop!

#53: Cute Curly High Top

High top meets curly hair, kids’ version. Although it probably will only last for a while, these cool haircuts for boys are designed for special occasions. Classic meets cute, well worth it in the end. The messy curls provide that extra touch needed for this look.

#54: Mid Fade with a Longer Wavy Top

Instead of your same old boy’s cut, try this mid fade with a longer wavy top. This is a great way to add flair to your same old every 4-week haircut. Ask your barber for a side part and a bald fade up to a 2. Throw some gel on top cause this look is easy to style!

#55: Modern Pomp Line Up

A pompadour style with a hard part and a line-up is a vintage look with a modern twist. I used a locally made product called Aqua 512 Pomade to style the haircut. 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. This trendy hairstyle isn’t recommended for a little boy with curly or coarse hair. It usually suits little guys with straight, textured hair best.

#56: Short Side Swept Blonde Hair

Check out this traditional boys cut! Easy to maintain and looks clean for 4-6 weeks. Ask your barber or stylist for a matte clay to take home to maintain this style on the go. This look is a nice reason for your kid to get a haircut.

Messy Mullet for Younger Boys
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#57: Messy Mullet

Mullets have come back with a bang! These long boys’ haircuts can be chopped and styled in many different ways to have your spin on the look. The messy mullet has been kept short around the ears, and the fringe cut blunt. Be aware that these hair cuts for boys need some attention to style; you might want to emulate this natural finish. The best product to use will be styling powder. It’s easy to apply and washes out without any trouble.

Short Spiky Messy Top for Little Dudes
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#58: Short Spiky Messy Top

Some parents, as well as kids, like an easy-to-style haircut like this short spiky messy top. This style is a great way to keep the hair tidy and easy to style. It has been kept short around the ears and back for a sharp look. For ease of styling, I advise using a water-based pomade. This will give a stronghold through the day, and because it is water-based, it will easily wash out.

Mid Fade with a Hard Part for Boys
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#59: Mid Fade with a Hard Part

This mid fade with a hard part is an ideal back-to-school haircut. It is faded to the skin, around the ears, blending heavily into the top. This boy hair style is often used for troublesome crowns. We leave some weight and length, so the crown doesn’t stick up. If he has the time to have it dried in the morning, he will find the style will hold for longer. I recommend using a strong sea salt spray and finishing with a matte paste.

Long Thick Messy Top for Young Boys
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#60: Long Thick Messy Top

Some kids prefer a longer look, but they need a style not to look unkempt. This long thick messy top has been cut for ease of styling. The top has been textured. This is helpful for daily styling and will avoid a heavy finish. It has been taken short around the ears to fit the look, and the sideburns tapered. Finish off such a boy’s hair style by drying some sea salt spray into it and with a styling powder.

Related: Best taper cut hairstyle ideas.

#61: Razor Faded Side-Swept Top

I have seen a rise in longer hairstyles with younger boys. This razor-faded side-swept top is a great example. From the look of the picture, the sides have been disconnected. You can see a small shaved section under the side sweep. A boy’s hair cut like this will need blow drying with some holding spray to ensure the style holds for the day. I suggest showing your barber a picture if you need help with what to ask for. This is the best way to describe what you’re after.

#62: Easy Buzz Cut

If you’re trying to find a way to give your son an easy-to-manage cut that looks neat, then a short cut is great for this. Ask for it to be short around the back and sides and short on top. Just maintain more length at the front. This is the only part you must worry about when styling such boys’ hair cuts.

Adorable Undercut with a Long Top for Boys
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#63: Adorable Undercut with a Long Top

An undercut is a great idea if your little one wants something edgy and fun. The length on top is disconnected from the very short, often shaved back and sides. You will want to ensure that a haircut like this will be allowed in a school setting first. My favorite way to style it is to add a matte texture product and heighten it.

#64: Short Slicked Back Hairstyle

A trendy cut for young guys is a short slicked-back hairstyle. The sides have been taken very short, which looks like a grade 1. The top has been disconnected, leaving some length. This will allow the hair to go over. You will have to take time to style this when you want it to look as good. I recommend drying some volume spray into it and using a strong hair paste to keep it down.

Classic Caesar Cut for Little Boys
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#65: Classic Caesar Cut

Kids are getting more stylish as time goes on. We can thank media and sports influences for this trend. Kids are very influenced by what they see. So it’s just as important for us to keep up with the trends as them. This classic caesar cut is a great example. This has been taken short around the ears and transitioned into the top, keeping a good shape. Investing in decent products is a good idea so the kids can keep their style.

Long Top with Bald Fade Sides for Little Dudes
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#66: Long Top with Bald Fade Sides

A disconnected long top with faded sides is a great option if you want a kid’s haircut that’s modern and edgy. The longer area is versatile as it can be worn in many ways. But if a school setting is quite conservative regarding haircuts, avoid it.

Bald Fade with a Textured Top for Kids
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#67: Bald Fade with a Textured Top

A bald fade with a textured top is the perfect crop for boys. To prevent an awkward grow out, it’s better if the sides are kept much shorter than the top. This allows more time between salon visits and keeps the style looking good.

#68: Trendy Blonde Mullet

Mullets are back in a big way with the wearers getting younger, like this guy’s trendy blonde mullet. When in doubt, the best way to cut this is to treat it as two separate cuts. The sides and top have been cut into a short crop, and the back piece has been disconnected and left to grow. For this style to hold, you will need to use products. I would dry some sea salt spray on the top and use styling powder to create the texture.

#69: Skin Fade with a Hard Side Part

Some younger kids have what we call baby hair at the front. This normally grows into your son’s hair eventually or disappears. Sometimes we need to include it in style by lining it in, as is shown in this skin fade with a hard side part. His hair has been taken down to the skin and faded up at the midpoint. This then leaves enough hair to line in the temples and the fringe. The parting has been edged in and then razored to make the part stand out more.

Sweetest Simple Cut for Little Guys
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#70: Sweetest Simple Cut

Short sides pair well with a longer top area that can be pushed to the side. This is a great combination for a young boy as his hair will be easy to control while looking very smart. You may need a little product to keep his hair in place.

Fresh Fade for Little Guys
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#71: Fresh Fade

A short fade haircut is a good option for kids as you don’t have to do much to it at home. You only need to wash, brush forward and add a little product. It will help if his hair will not lay flat, as it will weigh it down. The best way to keep his hair looking sharp is to have it cut around every four weeks.

Trendy Lightning Bolt Hair Design for Boys
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#72: Trendy Lightning Bolt Design

Many kids like to have designs in their hair, and this trending lightning bolt design is a popular choice. This has faded down to the skin and transitioned into the top. It keeps the shape and some length to line the temples and the fringe. You might want to research hair designs and make sure you like what you have selected. This is an important decision, as your haircut can make or break your day.

#73: Textured Crew Cut

A textured crew cut with a skin fade is trendy, looks cool, and is easier to style and maintain. Kids and parents will love the level of graduation and its sharpness. This crew cut style can work on younger and older guys alike!

To style, a pomade works well with the texturized top and highlights some definition. The cut suits a boy with a rounder face as the length on top elongates the face, giving it more structure. It also suits those with a lot of thick hair.

Slicked Back Hard Part for Little Guys
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#74: Slicked Back Hard Part

A slicked-back hard part haircut can be an incredibly helpful style for your son’s hair. Keeping the sides super short with an expertly cut top means easier styling for you at home.

Mid Fade with a Textured Top for Boys
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#75: Mid Fade with a Textured Top

A mid fade with a textured top will have you looking cooler than any other boy in class. Remove bulk from the sides of the head, leaving just a bit of length up top to play around with. Be prepared to get a cut every 3-4 weeks to keep your new style looking fresh.

#76: Classic Short Side-Swept Cut

Classic boy cuts are tidy when cut shorter around the ears and from the nape to create a nice rounded head shape. Maintain the length on top from the crown forward. This means the hair can be worn differently – some days up or pushed to the side for a more conservative look. Talk to your child about using a little product in his hair. That way, you don’t have to worry about it falling forward and losing the style.

Blonde Skater Haircut for Little Guys
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#77: Blonde Skater Haircut

One of the best things you can do for your young boy takes him to the salon for a blonde skater cut. This super fun cut will have them smiling from ear to ear!

Razor Cut Messy Style for Boys
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#78: Razor Cut Messy Style

Did you know that the razor cut messy style is super popular for young boys? With this chic new boy’s cut, you can take your son’s hairstyle from grown out to gorgeous.

#79: Blonde Combover with Shaved Sides

Some parents like a stylish cut. And this blonde combover with shaved sides works well. The sides have been taken short, leaving some hair to line around the ears. The best way to cut this style is to disconnect the sides. This will leave more weight on top. This is beneficial for ease of styling and making it easier to find the parting.

Thick Wavy Top with Bangs for Little Boys
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#80: Thick Wavy Top with Bangs

Try a thick wavy top with bangs if you want to add a little style to your kid’s cut! To keep up with this look, try to stick to a regular schedule of haircuts and clean-ups.

Skin Fade with Frosted Tips and Designs for Little Boys
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#81: Skin Fade with Frosted Tips and Designs

A skin fade with frosted tips works well on dark, thick hair. The hair has been previously bleached and toned to achieve the grey color. It faded to the skin, blended into the top, and some of the top was left heavy to contrast the color difference. It has been finished off with a line razored in to make the fade stand out.

Messy Textured Top with a Skin Fade for Boys
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#82: Messy Top

A messy top hairstyle works well if you prefer to use a little time styling your hair. Remember to use a bit of paste or gel to keep your hair from looking too unkept, but avoid using too much product and weighing your hair down.

Long Blonde Flowing Hair on Top for Younger Boys
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#83: Long Blonde Flowing Hair on Top

Long blonde flowing hair on top looks great on young boys. This trendy yet functional cut will have your little guy feeling confident and cool! If your child opts for this chop, don’t forget to try to incorporate a styling gel or cream into his routine for maximum style.

#84: Bald Fade with Cool Designs

Is your child looking for a unique short cut? Try a bald fade with a cool design! Hair designs are an easy way to add interest to a short cut without commitment. Designs like these typically grow out completely by their next clean-up.

#85: Skin Fade with Fringe

A skin fade with fringe is the trendiest cut for young boys today. One part classic, one part unique, a skin fade can be completely customized to fit your child’s style.

School ready boys haircut
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#86: School Ready Cool Boys Haircuts

If you’re looking for school-ready cool boys haircuts, short hairstyles are a smart choice. Short fashionable hairstyles look good even after a long day and are easy to wash and style. A clipper cut fade is a cool and best hairstyle for little gentlemen.

stylish surgical lines buzz cut for little boys
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#87: Stylish Surgical Lines Buzz

Being a kid allows for freedom, so don’t be afraid of choosing a bold and slick hairstyle for the little ones. If anything, it will expose him to what it means to have style, which 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. The buzz cut around the side and back complements the longer hair on top.

#88: The Classic Pompadour

The classic pompadour is a great choice for kids with thick and slightly wavy hair. Products such as gel and hairspray will be needed to make the hair stay in this classic haircut. If your child’s hair is super straight, this cut might not be as suitable.

Classic french crop with a twist for boys
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#89: Classic French Crop With a Twist

A classic french crop with a twist for toddlers is quite cool. It is easy to style for mornings before school. The cut is sharp with more length on top for added texture. It doesn’t need to be slicked into place. So, even if the hair gets messy from playing with other kids on the playground, it will still look stylish on your toddler boy.

#90: Classic Combover

A classic combover will always be on-trend to give more volume to boy’s hair. The length can be nicely tapered on the sides while leaving more length on top to comb up and over. Try using a medium-hold hairspray to hold in style all day long.

Slicked back side part cut
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#91: Slicked Back with a Side Part

A slicked back with a side part haircut on a young boy is distinguished and classic. A tight fade with a long top is low-maintenance and gives any young boy a put-together appearance.

Comb over for boys
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#92: Happy Comb Over

A boy’s short comb-over is a sophisticated hairstyle and gives a young boy a grown-up feel. With a comb-over, styling is important, so before cutting, ensure it is age-appropriate and that the little guy will be able or willing to style the hair almost daily.

Ivy league cut with tapered sides
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#93: Ivy League Cut with Tapered Sides

Try an Ivy League haircut with tapered sides for a sharp and sleek appearance. This modern-day crew cut leaves a little more length on top, allowing the hair to be parted to the side, leaving a clean, groomed finish. This style is best held in place with a little gel or wax. Whether they’re playing sports or in the playground, it stays in place all day long.

#94: Frohawk with Burst Fade

A frohawk with burst fade is a cool and edgy haircut that matches a fun personality of a black boy. Barber and stylist Gerred Curwick of Arizona, says it’s perfect for natural curls.

Curwick always considers the head shape and the hair texture when working on a frohawk. “I use a lot of raking while doing my fades and setting good guidelines on both sides. I then start blending to keep both sides symmetrical,” he notes.

#95: High Skin Fade Twists

A high skin fade with a sharp line up and a natural curly top looks adorable on boys. Simple yet stylish! It’s easy to maintain for the parents and the children. It’s also a very trendy and cool look for the current times. As for the high skin fade and on top, I recommend these hairstyles to a boy with more of a square-shaped facial structure. The hair’s height and the cut’s shape will complement their face shape.

Create a natural twist look using any twist-styling product, such as the Twist Sponge. It can be topped off with a holding spray to lock the style in. The natural twist look will only work on textured African-American hair. It’s the only texture that the Sponge will grab onto.

#96: Clean Disconnected

A clean disconnected haircut is adorable and the perfect hairstyle for young lads. Adding a fade and letting a boy choose a design in the back lets them show their creativity. These little boy haircuts won’t disappoint!

cute bowl cut for active little boys
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#97: Active Style

Opt for a cute bowl cut if your little guy is active. Long hair like this is versatile.

These are perfect hairstyles for boys who are active and want to look stylish but don’t want to spend time having their hair fussed with.

Preppy faux hawk haircuts for younger boy
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#98: Preppy Faux Hawk

The best thing about a preppy faux hawk is it can look neat or rough up. These boys’ haircut styles work well on kids who want a look that they can change. It can be customized to work on fine or thick hair. It’s easy to style and looks great even with no styling.

I recommend Eleven Australia’s Dry Powder Volume Paste for a faux hawk hairstyle. 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 a good hold.

#99: Modern Mohawk

Try a modern mohawk if your child wants to add character to their style. The shaved sides are clipper cut, and the top is left longer, so an extreme stronghold gel is probably needed to defy gravity. This kid’s hair style will work on any hair type as long as the product is used.

#100: Cool Disconnected Undercut

A cool disconnected undercut is well-suited for boys and or men wanting a clean, sleek cut. Having straight hair compliments this cut well. It gives the appearance of a parting with a blended fade. These boy hair cuts don’t need much product for the shape to stay.

Stand Up Hard Lines Hairstyle for Boys
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#101: Stand Up Hard Lines

Spikes and hard parts give the boys’ comb-over haircuts a fresh take. For this spiky hair, I recommend a hard-hold pomade or gel applied to dry hair. Such hair styles for boys are great for all ages. It can be changed little by little for each boy to make it work for them perfectly.

A low fade haircut that's tapered for
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#102: Low Taper Fade with Long Surgical Line

The taper fade haircuts with long surgical lines are trendy and versatile, which makes them a great cut for guys of all ages. Depending on personal preference, these cuts can be achieved using different types of fades—mid, temp, skin, or bald.

Angela Siciliano, a stylist from Reading, PA, explains the perks of a taper fade. “It can be combined with various styles like a combover, mohawk, or blowout to create any classic or modern boys’ cut. I chose a combover for this one as it’s easy maintenance,” she states.

A long top fade looks best with hair that is normal to thick. The 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,” Siciliano points out.

If you are looking for trendy, versatile, and easy-to-maintain cuts, the taper fade haircut is the way to go! Recreate the look using professional texturizing or styling clay to keep the style in place.

#103: Messy French Crop with Cool Designs

Any young teen’s perfect hair cut with a cool design is a messy French crop. Not too many teens like shorter hair on top but don’t mind a tight skin fade for the sides. This hairstyle is the perfect fit for you, with longer length on top texturized perfectly blending into a skin fade. Adding a hair design puts just enough swag into this style. Any teen will never turn to resist.

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • There are many different haircuts that parents ask for but the most popular at the moment is a short back and sides and swept over to the left or the right. Some parents like it really short like a 0.5 or a 1, but others don’t like to see skin so grade 4 is preferred. Depending on the hair type and/or any hair growth patterns it’ll be swept either way and sometimes a hard part will be shaved in.

  • Some parents like an easy to manage haircut and these can still be made to look cool. A lot of parents like to get the most out of a haircut so will ask for it as short as they can on the sides and finger tight on top.

  • This is more commonly known as the college boy cut. This is a short back and sides, can be any length you like, nicely lined in at the back and tapered at the neck. The top is then cut short, not too short otherwise it will stick up. The hair is then brushed into a side parting to be kept neat and tidy.

  • When people ask for a number 3, it generally means a grade 3, which is 9mm in length. You need to articulate properly if you want it all over or just on the back and sides. Grade 3 is a nice tidy length that can be finished very neatly with a taper. Just make sure you ask for the right thing.

  • Keeping the hair short is best for a schoolboy, as they will be very active and it won’t get in the way. So anything from a short back and sides with texture on top up to a college boy cut will be easy to manage. You need to check with your child’s school as some schools do have rules about haircuts as its considered uniform.

  • There’s no real age that a boy should get a cut as each child is different. Some young boys don’t grow much hair until they get to the toddler stage, but then some babies are born with mass amounts of hair. Some parents like their babies hair kept short on the neck as it can get matted where they keep rubbing their head.