These 25 Fall Hairstyles for Kids Will be All the Rage at School

Got some little ones in the family that need a new look this fall season? A new haircut is a great way to help them define their personal style and make them feel good about themselves. What a two for one deal! Take a look through these fun fall-inspired hairstyles for kids.

Rock the Hawk

This fun and fresh haircut is short and tapered on the side and left longer on the top.

Rock The Hawk Short Hairstyle for a Kid

How to Style:

  1. Start with dry hair. Use a medium hold gel or cream and work it into the hair.
  2. Use your fingers to mold hair into desired faux hawk.
  3. Spray with hairspray for extra hold.

Recommended Products:

For a look like this, I love Kevin Murphy’s Sticky Business texture paste. It will dry matte and won’t get crunchy and sticky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut is perfect for square shaped faces and great for boys who have straight hair.

Tip(s):

Morning showers are better than evening ones since they help wash away any bedhead and will make hair much easier to style!

Completely Curly

With the right haircut, this look takes little to no styling time!

Cute Curls Short Hairstyles for Kids

How to Style:

1. Apply your favorite mousse or gel to strands out of the shower. Scrunch curls to enhance and then simply let them air dry. So simple!

Recommended Products:

Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell is a great option for creating this look! It will be frizz-free with defined curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can wear this style, but it is ideal for curly haired boys who want to show off their curls without any daily maintenance. It is a great and easy option for textured hair!

Tip(s):

Keep up with regular haircuts to keep hair short and manageable. Every four to five weeks or once a month is a good guide for shorter haircuts.

Laid Back and Beachy

This longer haircut for boys is so on trend for fall. Longer hair is back for boys, but keep it stylish with this fun, surfer-inspired shape.

Little Boy Hairstyle For Kids Cute Longer Boys Cut

How to Style:

  1. Use a comb or brush to detangle hair when getting out of the shower.
  2. Use fingers to direct hair in the direction you want it to lay. Push the bangs forward so they can dry nicely.
  3. Pull a soft cream or smoothing serum through strands to fight frizz and let hair air dry.

Recommended Products:

Johnsons No More Tangles Leave-In Conditioner is a great product to have on hand for all the kids in your family. A bit of Enjoy Smoothing Gel is a great styling aid.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle is a good option for longer face shapes or extra long forehead. The bangs help add balance. Thick hair that has a bit of a wave is the perfect hair type.

Tip(s):

Keep the back shorter on these longer hairstyles. You don’t want the hair at the neck to get too long or you’ll end up with a mullet!

Sweet and Simple

Talk about easy! This style requires little to no styling. It’s perfect for your little guy who hates any fussing with his hair.

Sweet and Simple

How to Style:

1. No styling really necessary! Just run a bit of product through strands to add some texture if you desire.

Recommended Products:

If you want a bit of shine and texture, use any brand of styling wax. A little goes a long way though, so use it sparingly!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This classic cut looks great on all face shapes and works well with all hair types due to the manageable length.

Tip(s):

Not getting the cut you want for your kids at the kids salons? Try a slightly more upscale salon. You may get a more experienced stylist that can give you what you’re looking for.

Tons of Texture

This style looks like a nicely grown out cut — not too long, not too short. This look is perfect if your little dude wants to look a little more “undone” and messy.

Tousled Texture Hairstyle for a Little Boy

How to Style:

  1. Comb bangs forward out of the shower.
  2. Run fingers through strands to break it up and show off the texture.
  3. Let hair air dry or use a blow dryer for faster dry results.
  4. Use your favorite styling product to show off texture even more.

Recommended Products:

Prive Grooming Cream is great at adding light hold for defining layers and polishing off your look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round and square shaped faces are ideal for this haircut. Rock this look if you have straight or wavy hair.

Tip(s):

This is a great option for boys who want a longer look, but hate having hair over their ears. The length is tapered at the ear so they can wear it and look clean.

Bangin’ Bob

Little faces look adorable with a bob haircut. This cut falls right at the chin line and has straight across bangs for a totally sweet and very manageable style.

Bangin Bob Straight Bowl Cut Hairstyle For Kids

How to Style:

  1. Use a fine-toothed comb to arrange and detangle hair right out of the shower. You want the bangs to lay forward and flat, so really give them the attention they deserve.
  2. Blow hair dry or allow to air dry on its own.

Recommended Products:

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Treatment is an amazing detangler! It leaves hair conditioned and silky soft.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes and girls who have naturally straight hair wear this style best. Girls with wavy hair can still rock this style but will get a different look.

Tip(s):

Use a flat iron on any unruly pieces of hair if you need to, especially the bangs, but don’t forget that they’re kids and a little unruliness adds to their cute factor.

A Little Lob

The long bob (lob) is a great choice for kids because the length gives you some variety in styling. You can pull the hair into pigtails or a low ponytail and it looks perfect worn down, too. Also, it’s super trendy and is all the rage this season!

hairstyles for kids

How to Style:

  1. Spray hair with a light conditioner and detangle hair with a comb right out of the shower.
  2. Use the comb to part strands right down the center.
  3. Blow hair dry or allow to air dry on its own.

Recommended Products:

Fairy Tales Leave-In Conditioning Spray is from an all-natural and organic kids line. It works great on all hair types!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes would look cute with this classic haircut. Naturally straight hair is ideal.

Tip(s):

Spray the conditioning spray on dry hair the next morning and comb through. It’s a great way to keep hair soft and manageable on day two.

Great Lengths

This long hairstyle is given some flair with choppy side bangs and blended layers. Sometimes, long hair is easier than short hair because you can pull it back, braid it or find plenty of other ways to get it out of your face.

Great Lengths Cute Style for a Little Girl

How to Style:

  1. Brush bangs forward and the side after showering to allow them to dry in place.
  2. Comb through the rest of your strands so they are tangle-free and let air dry.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Treatment is great to use on strands to keep them hydrated and healthy. It can be used on both wet and dry hair. Use it sparingly and keep it away from the roots. Also, a Wet Brush is a great tool to brush out tangles in your little one’s hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes look great with long hair. Thick, straight hair is the ideal hair type for this haircut.

Tip(s):

Kids look great with colorful hair accessories. They grow so fast, so make sure you enjoy this time when they can get away with wearing bright clips and bold bows!

Curly Crop

This long bob is curly which gives the style a totally fun look! The length is awesome at showing off curls, but keeps it manageable.

Curly Crop Medium Style for a Little Kid

How to Style:

  1. Use a wide-toothed comb or a Wet Brush on curly hair and detangle right out of the shower.
  2. Gently palm the ends of the hair and scrunch hair up towards the scalp to encourage the curl pattern. Do this around the head until the entire head has been scrunched.
  3. Allow hair to air dry and avoid touching it again if possible. Touching curly hair creates frizz, so leave it alone at all costs.

Recommended Products:

Curly hair tends to be dry and that leads to frizz. Try Label M’s Soufflé cream to define the curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes will work on girls with naturally curly hair strands.

Tip(s):

This style gives the appearance of thick, full hair to girls who have fine, thin strands. Don’t add layers or you’ll make it look straggly.

Bangin’ Babe

This super cute hairstyle is cut a little bit past the shoulders and layered to frame the face. Bangs are added for even more framing and give it a youthful feel.

Chiseled Cutie Cute Little Girl with Blonde Hair

How to Style:

  1. Once out of the shower or bath, brush bangs forward so they can dry flat.
  2. Detangle hair and allow it to dry on its own or use a blow dryer.
  3. If you want, use a flat iron to flick hair towards the face for a more flipped-under effect.

Recommended Products:

Suave Kids Shampoo in Watermelon is a sweet smelling shampoo that will help kids want to take care of their hair. Their hair will look great and smell great, too!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great for all face shapes. Straight hair is ideal.

Tip(s):

If you use a curling iron or flat iron, be sure to keep the temperature very low!

LAID BACK LAD

This look is so trendy and stylish this season. With the right hair type, it’s also super easy to create!

Trendy Haircut for Boys

How To Style:

  1. Part freshly washed hair to the side and let it dry naturally.
  2. If more texture is desired, use a bit of styling wax to separate the ends and make it look “piecier”.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is ideal if you have straight, fine hair. If you want to disguise a long forehead, this look is for you.

Recommended Products:

Try any brand of styling wax to add texture to the ends of your hair.

Tip:

Sometimes this style requires frequent trims to ensure that it doesn’t get too shaggy or grown out.

Clean Cut Cutie

This cleaned up, well groomed cut is perfect for your dapper little dude.

Clean Cut Hairstyle for Boys

How To Style:

  1. When hair is wet, part it on the side using a comb.
  2. If hair is frizzy or wavy, apply a smoothing cream once hair has been thoroughly towel dried.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Boys with thick, straight hair are ideal for this look. Any face shape will work with this look.

Recommended Products:

If your little guy has frizzy hair, you may need a stronger gel to keep everything in place. Bumble and Bumble’s Gel is perfect for this look!

Perfectly Pulled Back

Young ladies who want to keep their hair out of their face without compromising on style should give this look a shot!

Cute Pulled Back Hairstyle for GirlsCute Pulled Back Hairstyle for Girls Side

How To Style:

  1. Start with straight, dry hair. If your hair dries straight, lucky you! If not, use a blow dryer and brush to smooth it. You can also use a flat iron if necessary.
  2. Part hair down the middle and then gather the hair that is above the ears and pull it back and secure it with a bobby pin.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect for those who have a lot of hair that they are looking to get out of their face. Short or long hair will work for this! Round face shapes will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

I love Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray for a light hold that won’t get sticky and crunchy.

Fantastically Fancy

Here’s a fun style for a fancy occasion! This look is very versatile as it works well with short or long hair.

Fun Curly Hairstyle for GirlsFun Curly Hairstyle for Girls Side

How To Style:

  1. Start with dry hair that’s parted as desired. Use a 1-inch curling iron and curl small sections of hair.
  2. Once all the hair is curled, use your fingers or a brush to loosen the curls and make them appear more natural.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Honestly, this look is incredibly versatile! Short hair, long hair, thick hair or fine hair — this style can work for anyone! This particular curled ‘do is awesome for square face shapes.

Recommended Products:

For a little extra shine on your little one’s fancy night out, add a bit of Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine Spray to the ends. Use this sparingly and keep it away from the roots.

The Dapper Dude

If your little guy wants to look fresh and cleaned up, here’s a great option!

Short Clean Haircut for BoysShort Clean Haircut for Boys Side

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair and then apply a texturizing cream or gel.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have thick wavy or curly hair that you want to keep manageable and easy to style. Any face shape will work well for this haircut.

Recommended Products:

I would recommend a strong hold gel or cream for this look. Try Sticky Business by Kevin Murphy.

Tips:

Ask your hairstylist or barber to create the “hard part” that is shown here. This style will require frequent maintenance if you want to keep it looking cleaned up and manicured.

Funky Fresh

This look is funky and fabulous! The fun zig-zag part will transform your ordinary short hairstyle into a trendy and interesting look.

Short Hairstyle for Girls with Zig Zag PartShort Hairstyle for Girls with Zig Zag Part Side

How To Style:

  1. Begin with straight, dry hair.
  2. Use a rat tail comb to create a deep, zig-zag part.
  3. Apply a smoothing serum to the ends of the hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is fabulous if you are looking to create volume and body on fine hair. A square face will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

A little bit of BioSilk will smooth your ends and make them appear soft and shiny. Keep this product only on the ends and keep it away from your roots to avoid getting greasy and oily!

Perfectly Pinned Up

Here’s another fancy and fabulous look that is simply adorable! In a few simple steps you can have a sweet style that’s perfectly suited for your little one.

Adorable Pinned Up HairstyleAdorable Pinned Up Hairstyle Side

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair down the middle and then use a 1-inch curling iron to curl small sections of hair.
  2. Gather hair into a ponytail in the back/middle area of the head. Secure it using a ponytail holder.
  3. Take sections of the ponytail and secure them to the head using bobby pins. Be sure to be mindful of pinning them so that they hide the ponytail holder.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great if you have medium length hair that’s straight or curly! If you have natural curls, no need to get out the curling iron for this one. An oval or heart shaped face will work perfectly for this style.

Recommended Products:

A heat protectant spray is great when using any hot tools. Spray Damage Manager by Kevin Murphy on wet or dry hair before curling.

Cool and Cropped

This is another laid back look that is a bit messy, but still cleaned up enough to look put together and presentable.

Laid Back Hairstyle for Boys

How To Style:

  1. Comb hair after washing it and allow it to dry naturally.
  2. Apply a texture cream if more smoothness is desired.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Boys with thick, straight hair will have the easiest time with this style. If your hair is already straight, it will require virtually no styling. A square face shape will be complemented by this look.

Recommended Products:

You can easily rock this look with no products. However if you want a bit of smoothing cream or pomade to add more texture and shine, try Bumble and Bumble’s Grooming Cream.

A Curly Cut

Boys with naturally curly hair will love this look! If you keep the hair a bit longer, you can show off the natural curls and rock a really fun style.

Naturally Curly Hairstyle for Boys

How To Style:

  1. Use a wide tooth comb to comb out wet hair.
  2. Allow hair to dry naturally. Apply a small amount of curl cream if you want to control frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Naturally curly hair that’s fine to medium is ideal for this look. Any face shape is suited to this style.

Recommended Products:

If you feel like you need to control frizz, apply a bit of curl cream or even a smoothing serum. I like Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell. Just remember to keep it away from the roots!

Beautifully Braided

This mini braid is the perfect way to pull some hair out of your little one’s face and look super stylish at the same time.

Long Girls Hairstyle with Mini Braid

How To Style:

  1. Part dry, straight hair to the side.
  2. Take a small section that spans from the part to the center of the opposite eyebrow and then separate it into three smaller subsections. Braid this section so the braid is only about two to three inches long.
  3. Secure it with a bobby pin.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great for the girls with any texture! It’s very versatile. Even if you have naturally curly or wavy hair, this look will still work. An oval face shape will work well for this style.

Recommended Products:

If the hair you’re braiding is super clean, it could be too slippery to make a tight braid. Try spraying it with any hairspray before braiding to add a little more grip.

Perfectly Natural

Natural curls don’t need ANY additional primping. Just wash and go!

Naturally Curly Hairstyle for Girls

How To Style:

  1. Wash hair and then use a Wet Brush or a wide tooth comb to comb through any tangles.
  2. Apply a bit of mouse to enhance the natural curls.
  3. Allow hair to dry naturally or use a diffuser to dry it.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Naturally curly hair that has some layers cut into it is ideal. A round face shape will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

My favorite curl control product is a combination of Sculpting Foam and Super Skinny Serum, both by Paul Mitchell.

Slicked Back Stud

This slicked back look is a great option if you want to add a little flair to your otherwise no frills style.

Slicked Back Hairstyle for Boys

How To Style:

  1. Use a comb to style hair and push it back and up.
  2. Apply some pomade or hairspray to the hair to keep the style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is best when the hair is fine and straight or has a small amount of natural wave. If you have an oval or round face shape, this look would work well for you.

Recommended Products:

If your hair is extra fine, you may need a fairly strong pomade to keep it in place. I like Sumo Tech by Bumble and Bumble. It’s strong but dries matte and doesn’t get crunchy or sticky.

Front and Center

Having some hair on your forehead is a great way to change up your style a bit! It will allow for some extra texture around the face to create a style with.

Boys Hairstyle with Bangs

How To Style:

  1. Comb hair forward after you take a shower.
  2. Let hair dry naturally.
  3. When hair is dry, add a bit of texture wax or cream to give a “piecier” look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have thick, straight hair. Be sure to ask your stylist to cut plenty of texture so it doesn’t look like a bowl cut. Any face shape will work well for this style.

Recommended Products:

Brilliantine Styling Cream is perfect for this look! Put a pea-sized amount of your fingertips and work it into the ends of the hair.

Middle Parted Missy

This is a simple yet sweet look that’s incredibly easy to create!

Simple Girls Hairstyle with Middle Part

How To Style:

  1. Part wet hair down the middle.
  2. Allow it to dry naturally or use a blow dryer and flat brush to dry it.
  3. Apply a shine spray to the ends if needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is ideal if your little miss has straight hair of any length. A round face will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

Use a detangling spray before you brush out tangles. If you want to add shine at the ends, I love Bumble and Bumble’s Shine Spray. Spray it in your hands and then apply it to the ends of the hair.

Adorably Adorned

A little hair headband or adornment is the perfect complement to any hairstyle! You can find a cute bow or hair flower at a beauty supply and use it to add a little flair to any look.

Girls Hairstyle with Headband

How To Style:

  1. Comb out naturally curly hair after the shower using a wide tooth comb.
  2. Apply curl cream and allow it to dry naturally.
  3. Secure your hair adornment or headband and use bobby pins if needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Naturally curly hair will be easiest to style. However, if your little one has straight hair, you can use a curling iron to create curls. A square face shape will be perfect for this look!

Recommended Products:

Check out your local beauty supply store or salon to find a cute headband or hair adornment. Or, get creative and make something yourself! Pinterest has plenty of inspiration.

A little tweak or even a big change to a kid’s style is the perfect way to head into a new season. Luckily for little lads and ladies, their hair is incredibly healthy and grows very quickly, so virtually no styles are off limits! Kids need flair and trendy looks this fall season too!