Last updated on February 22nd, 2024 at 06:10 pm
When it comes to boys’ haircut ideas, you know you have to choose for them, more often than not. That being said, you have two options. You can choose a classic cut – that’s been in use for decades now, or even more, than that, as you’ll see below. Or you can go for a more modern option.
To help you out of this little conundrum, we’ve compiled a list of 45 boys’ cool haircut ideas for you to choose from. Here they are!
Our boy’s haircut ideas are for ages between 5 to 12 years old, but some times could even be for teenage boys and older!
1. The Medium Messy Haircut
Gone are the days when a boy’s haircut had to be a zero or a one and when he had to be all clean and polished. Boys are allowed to be a little more free and artistic with their hair nowadays and this cut is here to prove just that. The medium messy no part cut is one that can advantage any boy, no matter his age or the shape of his face. This boy’s hair style is also very low maintenance and requires very little effort to keep looking cool.
2. The Long Bangs for Straight Hair
When it comes to the best long top haircuts for boys, if he’s got the facial frame for it, why not try some bangs? However, he’s a tip from well-versed parents who’ve been through this before.
Do take the time to ask the kid if he wants bangs before you give him some. It’s not a good idea to send him to school with bangs if he’s not into it. Those preteen and teen years are hard enough as it is without your mom giving you bangs. One surefire way to make this hair style look great is to add layers to the top and sides.
3. The Messy Skater
Here’s a cool haircut that most boys love, no matter their age. Even though it’s called the skater, seeing as it was inspired by skater boys, it doesn’t mean that your kid has to own or even use a skateboard. Or a longboard for that matter. Boys who like this haircut usually like to cultivate the look. It’s all about the messy bangs and long strands of hair. The way the hair flow also provides length and accentuates the face shape.
4. The Combover Pompadour
Here is one of the most modern looks and trendy boy’s haircuts you could hope for. The pompadour haircut has been all the rage in the past few years and there is no reason why your little boy shouldn’t embrace it as well.
This is a flat boy pompadour haircut, combed over to one side. You can also see how both sides of the head have been shaved clean into an almost crew cut, giving it a very sleek and cool look.
5. The Spiky Bangs
If there’s one thing that teen boys love, that’s spikes in their hair. There’s just something about them, isn’t it? It’s like once they turn a certain age, they hear the siren song of the spikes and have to have them. The sides should be tapered and also with added layers to make the look more stylish
Well, then, you can be a good parent and nurture your son’s love for spiky hair with this one-of-a-kind haircut. It’s a messy buy cut, with very long spikes at the front. He’ll be needing some hair wax.
6. The Extra Blonde Fauxhawk
No list of little boys haircuts would be complete without a fauxhawk or spiky hair. If someone ever made a top of the most adorable hairstyles for little boys, faux hawks would definitely come in first. Just look at this little guy with the amazing long top short sides look!
7. Long Windswept Haircut for Boys
Young age is perfect to try long cool haircuts for boys with straight hair. It’s good to experiment and see how they look and feel with longer hair. It is also a good idea to first grow out their hair instead of chopping it all off for health reasons.
8. The Hard Part Fade with a Design
If you want to go modern, then this is clearly the cut to choose. It’s a short boy’s hairstyle with a hard part and faded sides into which a model has been designed. This kid’s best haircut requires an easy trip to the barbershop and a set of clippers. Many boys like the short hair and low maintenance look and this is an easy one to wear. You can even ask the barber to make it a quiff at the top to make it look more mature.
The model itself draws inspiration from footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Fade haircuts for little boys also look particularly fresh.
9. Curly Haircut for Boys
You can also use the hard part in case your little boy has curly hair, and you want to cut his hair short, but you don’t really want it to be boring. It is really just your preferences but also your little boy’s too.
All you need to do is use the hard part, shave it on one side and let the curls unfold on the other.
10. Holiday Boys Haircut – Curly Top Knot and Side Decal
Here’s another example of what you can do with a hard part. If you’re on holiday, for instance, your little one will surely want to play.
The shaved line part will help you here as well. Tie the longer strands in a bun, following the part. A trendy boy’s haircut like this might not work during school days – but it depends on what kind of parent you want to be!
11. Haircut with Long Bangs
Here’s a shaggy long haircut every mom will fall in love with. It will make it impossible to keep your fingers out of your boy’s hair. You’ll basically want to give your son a good ruffle every time he passes you by. And why not? This is an easy trip to the barbershop with a simple scissors cut to add textures and layers to the look.
12. Long and Shaggy Boy’s Hair
This is yet another type of shaggy but just as charming. It’s for smaller children, toddlers even, who haven’t yet lost their baby curls. If you can’t seem to make up your mind to cut them off yet, go for this style instead.
13. The Brooklyn Beckham Haircut
Two of the Beckham boys feature on this list, among other celebrity kids, and this is just the first one. Brooklyn Beckham is famous in his own right now, thanks to his chiseled good looks, charm, style, and, yes, beautiful locks.
14. Messy Hightop Swept Back Hair for Boys
Here is a haircut for teenage boys that will require a bit of grooming and preparation every time they leave the house. Therefore, you might want to prepare yourself for that. This is a simple, medium length, scissors cut that is a short trip to the barber. You might also want to invest in some good hair care products for him.
15. Layered Blonde Hair with a Long Fringe
There’s possibly nothing more beautiful in a young boy than a medium length, layered haircut. If your pre-teen agrees and has the style to match this type of cut, you should definitely go for it. He’s going to be big with the girls.
16. The Superman-Batman Design Cool Hairstyle
Here’s a fun one for you and your kid. This one is for the small boys, of course, who still wear Superman pajamas and want to defeat Batman in one on one combat. It’s a short haircut with a faded back and a fantastic Superman-Batman logo design.
17. The Mohawk Hairstyle
We’ve had the faux hawk, now it’s time we took a look at the real thing. A trip to the barber can put a nice taper fade on the side to give it that extra stylish look. While we agree it’s a tad difficult to pull this look off as an adult, there is no better time to do it than as a kid.
Think about it – no boss, no office, no meetings, no banks. It’s perfect! He’ll need quite a lot of hair products to maintain this haircut!
18. The Surfer Boy Haircut
This curly sun-kissed look is inspired by the lands down under. This boy’s hair has beautiful hair texture. It’s a type of a perpetually-on-vacation surfer look, which is exactly what your kid kind of is, right? In fact, it’s a medium-sized messy curly cut.
19. Flaming Curls Haircut
Let’s stay in the realm of curls for a moment longer with this smashing example of a shorter variation of the curled look. This dashing gentleman has more ringlets than he has curls, cut shorter and in a rounder shape. Oh, and we absolutely adore the color!
20. The Windswept Combover
This is a very trendy windswept combover boys haircut that will definitely inspire you for the summer season. While it might be a tad early for your little one to be sporting a Princeton jacket, you can bet this is what he’ll look like in 15 years, when he does. He can also sport a slicked-back look with some pomade or gel on those locks.
21. Aloha from Cool Town
Here’s a toddler with a tapered shaved side and an oversized one-sided set of bangs. All in sandy blonde. What could you possibly want more when it comes to having the coolest baby on the playground? Nothing, we suppose. You did your job, parents.
22. The 90s Spikes
We could not have possibly made this list without including a blast from the past such as a short, cool haircut with 90s spikes. Remember when all the boys were absolutely obsessed with putting their hair up in spikes using insane amounts of hair gel? We don’t actually know if your kid will be willing to do it, but it will be a fun family experience to try.
23. The Classic Short Haircut for Boys
Speaking of blasts from the past, if you are on the more traditional side or are not so keen on the modern takes on haircuts, you can always keep to the classics.
They have lasted so long for a reason, after all. Here is a very simple cut, that is guaranteed to make your little boy as happy as pie. The best thing about classic cuts is that they work for all hair types – just like a buzz cut!
24. The Shaggy Chestnut Top
If your superstar of a kid happens to have a lovely head of thick hair or outstanding natural hair color, then there’s no reason to cut it. Let it grow longer in the front and style it in a shaggy mane that can flaunt his best assets. You can ask the barber to add some texture to the hair for some added volume!
25. The Beautiful Pompadour
There are pompadours and then there are beautiful pompadours. This is one of the most popular haircuts and falls in the latter category. The perfectly combed strands of hair will stay in place all day with the help of some hair wax or a little hairspray or pomade. The barber can also made this a low fade haircut to add a bit of modern look. He brushes his hair to the side, which gives him a more classy look.
26. The Choppy Long Artistic Boys Haircut
Remember the good old days when parents used to put a bowl over their kids’ heads and then cut around that? Neither do we. Because nowadays we have the amazing and one of a kind haircuts for them that can really stop traffic. This style of choppy, medium length haircut is not only cool and casual, but also adds textures and layers to the look.
27. The Cheeky Haircut for Boys
Remember that moment in Roald Dahl’s autobiography when, as a child, he put a mouse in one of the candy jars in the sweet shop to prank the mean woman who ran it? This kid looks like he’s about to do the same thing. Boys will be boys. Make sure to give them the haircut to match.
28. The High Top
Here’s a little dandy fellow for you. He’s sporting a super cute and fluffy honey blonde high-top haircut. It has been combed to one side for him, and it also looks a little windswept, which makes it even more charming. This is one of the most popular haircuts trending today.
29. The Rocker Long Haircut
If your little boy is showing signs of a major rocker star, then this is definitely the haircut for him. It has a unique flowing quality to it that will allow him to headbang away while he is listening to his favorite band. It is all about textures for this look and the more, the better.
30. The Romeo Beckham Haircut
As announced above, here is the second of the Beckham boys who made it onto our list. His good looks are undeniable, as he also made it into one of Burberry’s campaigns. Just look at that dark honey blonde hair!
31. The Classic Boarding School Teenage Boys Haircut
We’re not saying you should send your little bundle of joy to boarding school. We’re merely suggesting that the haircuts they made famously are quite handsome. In the States, they go by the name ‘Ivy League haircuts.’ You can see why. Swoon…
32. Skaters and Undercuts
One of the most modern trends dictates that a good, long fringe goes perfectly well with a nice undercut. This is especially useful in the summertime when that pesky heat might affect your little one. Try it out and see how it goes.
33. At the Seaside Boys Long Haircut
Here is a very relaxed and beautiful haircut which your little man can wear during the summer holiday. It’s a bit choppy, with uneven bangs and a messy top that allows the strands to fly in the wind out of their own accord. Just what he needs when he’s playing on the beach. Boy’s hair tend to be easy to style and with some tapers would help complete the look.
34. Mop Top Haircut
One of the sweetest ideas you could go for hair-wise for your little boy would be the mop-top. The bangs are just long enough not to disturb his vision and you don’t have to get rid of his baby curls just yet.
35. The Scruffy Blonde Boys Cut-and-Style Haircut
Dress him up all you want, a pre-teen boy will always be a bit scruffy. It’s part of the job description, probably. Therefore, you might as well enjoy it with a beautiful haircut that will highlight his scruffiness as something wondrous to behold rather than to polish away.
36. The Comb Over with a Side Part for Toddlers
Who says toddlers can’t be just as fashionable as their older brothers or even as their dads? Here is a complete cutie pie after his bath with a hard part comb over on one side with a high fade haircut and the beginning of his first pompadour. Daddy is so proud!
37. The Prince George Side Swept Hair
Now let’s talk a bit about some famous boys around the world. Here’s the future (future, future, actually) king of England, Prince George. He’s downright adorable with his sunny blonde hair, oh, so classical English side-part and natural curls, and that mischievous grin! What is he up to in that palace?!?
38. The Home Alone Macauley Culkin Haircut
When the movie came out back in the 90s, there probably wasn’t a boy around who didn’t want a haircut like Kevin’s. He was America’s smartest, coolest, and, let’s face it, the kid with the coldest blood we’ve ever seen. His haircut consists of signature blonde hair, very sleek and shiny combed all over. Oh, and those 90s bangs, of course! Yikes!!
39. The Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe Haircut
When speaking of famous boys haircuts, it would be quite impossible not to mention one of the – if not the most – famous boys in the world. The Boy Who Lived. The Chosen One. Harry Potter. He is described in the books as having messy jet black hair that stuck right up at the back no matter what he did to it. It was cut medium short. In the movies, he was portrayed in that sense by actor Daniel Radcliffe. It is really pointless now to try and explain how many times this haircut has been copied. Join the trend, won’t you?
40. The Ron Weasley Haircut
It seemed only fair, since we’re talking about famous boys haircuts and discussed Harry Potter at large, to take on his best friend as well, Mr. Ron Weasley. He also served as a massive source of hair inspiration for kids around the world. He has a mass of flaming red hair and his cut is undescriptive. We are safe to assume it’s medium and messy, though knowing Ron, his mother probably cut his hair for him. Adorable nonetheless.
41. The Justin Bieber Teenage Haircut
Another famous boy who took the world by storm was none other than Canadian-born Justin Bieber. His hair influenced millions around the world. Although he has had tens of different cuts over the years, we have chosen this simple boyish style in deep chestnut brown as inspiration for your teenage son. This style also adds a small quiff, which makes it look a bit more mature.
42. Comme des Garcons Boys Haircut
No, we’re not talking about the Japanese fashion house. We’re merely stating a fashion trend for very trendy boys who are not afraid to embrace their dapper side. And make sure to reflect that not only in their clothes but in their haircuts as well.
43. Bangs and Soft Curls Boys Haircut
There’s that short period when you try to pin a bow tie to their little shirt and it’s as big as their head. That’s when you can’t get enough of them and that’s also when their little bangs and soft curls are probably the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen in your life. This boy’s hair has some natural curls that make him look super cute!
44. Summer Haircut for Boys
Is there any way a toddler can be any cuter than he already is? Yes, with the proper haircut. You can do it yourself at home or you can opt for a very good barber or even stylist. In this way, your little one gets all the attention he deserves.
45. Boys Haircut Suited for Long Hair
Another option which you can take is simply letting their hair grow out as much as you or they want.
What do you think about long hairstyles for boys? If you like the thought, you might want to get inspiration for long hair from the bigger boys too!
What kind of boy’s hairstyle have you been giving your little superhero so far? If you have any tips and tricks, as well as ideas, please share your comments on boys haircut versions below as we would love to hear from you.
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