Back to school. The holiday season. Family reunions.
These are all popular times for boys to spiff them up with a great new haircut. Whether it’s a fun, fringed style or a neat, close-to-the-head crop, your little man’s new haircut will have him all set for the fun times ahead. Take a look at the latest boys’ haircuts gaining popularity this year!
1. Freshly Swept Blonde Boys Haircut
Neat, natural, and fun! So, leave the longer locks up top to sweep them to the side for a casual look or comb them for a neater, more put-together appearance. Then, go from school pictures straight to the soccer field. It’s tempting to keep this awesome blonde look all to yourself, but be a sport and let others in on it.
2. Wavy Baby – Medium Length Wavy Curls
Does it get any cuter than this? Medium, naturally highlighted waves, windblown, and finger-combed frame the face adorably. There is no wrong way to wear this style. It’s a true all-occasion look.
3. Cute and Coiffed – Classic Ivy League Boys Haircuts
Is the royal family in town? The Ivy League hairstyle is the perfect combination of dressy and darling. Medium-length top layers are combed up and over, setting off the eyes and a just-too-sweet face. Cut the sides short to keep them off the ears for a dapper silhouette all around.
4. Top of The Charts – Layered Hairstyle with Bangs
Future boy band heartthrob alert! Long, choppy layers rest casually across the forehead while chunky pieces set off the eyes perfectly. There’s nothing to styling this carefree cut, and it will never look messy! Perfect for any occasion. Relaxed and fun!
5. Young Man’s Fancy – Quiff Boys Haircuts
This playful cut is the perfect combination of fun and functionality. Upswept, finger-combed chunky pieces, the quiff hairstyle celebrates youth and junior sophistication. It is flattering to any face shape and easy to maintain.
6. Junior Heartthrob Hairstyle – Blonde Messy Bangs
It doesn’t get much more flattering than this easy breezy style set off by the forward-falling light waves. This blonde hairstyle is ideal for any face shape and is also simple to maintain. Always photo-ready and always in style.
7. Picture Perfect – Shoulder Length Hairstyle for Thin Hair
Ready for a close-up! Shoulder length, semi-sleek, casual and fun, this style will be a hit among young and old alike. It perfectly epitomizes carefree youth. Lengthy, easy layers with just a hint of trim fall all around the face. Add a bit of a side part, move the head, and make this style stand out in its simplicity.
8. Youthful Flair – Shoulder Length Hairstyle with Bangs
Nothing says young and carefree like the perfect hairstyle, at any age. Sleek and shoulder-skimming are the trademarks of this style. The hint of wave and impish bangs are versatile enough to wear in more than one style. Experiment and give your young man a different look for every occasion!
9. Peter Pan Boys Haircuts
Forever Young! Long, sleek, a bit choppy, a perfect representation of all things carefree and fun, this hairstyle features face-framing fringes that highlight the eyes and cheeks. Slightly layered low in the back with a few fringe-like pieces at the ears, this is a style that’s easy to maintain. It pulls together with a quick run-through from a comb. The simple details make this style flattering to any face shape.
10. Curls, Curls, Curls – Blonde Curly Boys Haircuts
Nothing is more youthful and fun than a whole headful of big, bouncy curls, not to mention low maintenance! Long, fat curls hit at the shoulders and fall in a picture-perfect frame across the forehead and around the face. No need to brush, just finger-style and go!
11. What A Doll – Medium Length Layered Fringe
This darling ‘do is almost ethereal! Big, smooth waves fall forward from the crown to completely cover the head and frame the face, ending just above the shoulders. An errant wisp here and there adds a touch of whimsy. Let the cheek-pinching begin!
12. Tousled Throwback Boys Haircuts
Some styles evoke memories of our childhood. This is one of them. In the mid-70s, this was the boys’ haircuts it look! Natural, wavy, full, with just a bit of layering to give it some movement. No doubt your boy will love it – and so will everyone who sees this modern take on a retro style.
13. Hipster in Training Boys Haircuts
Adorable and way ahead of its time! This is a great haircut for teen boys too! Thick, wavy layers are scooped to one side and brushed back away from the face. No need to make a fuss about styling – this style stands out on its own with its simple yet striking silhouette. Flattering for any face shape and easy to maintain. This will be a favorite look for years to come!
14. Versatile Retro Wavy Hairstyle
This style calls to mind all things simple and fun, yet stylish from the decade of the 80s. Mixed-length, slightly tousled layers fall from a deconstructed part for a style as unique as your young man. Comb it and allow pieces to fall naturally across the forehead to draw attention to facial features. Short at the back and sides, it’s the perfect summer style for keeping it “cool”!
15. Rocker Boys Haircuts
Boy band alert! Long top layers are swept to one side and tucked behind the ear, creating a rock ‘n roll vibe. He tapered the hair at the nape of the neck in longer layers to complete the look. Cool, carefree, and casual, here are the ultimate in-boys haircuts for letting the awesomeness shine through!
16. Sweet and Sassy – Parted Fringe Boys Haircuts
Lots of fun with just the right touch of boldness, this cut feathers over the ears while leaving the hair longer on top with fun wisps and a bit of layering to give it shape. The super-short back allows the front detailing to take center stage.
17. Free Falling – Long Luscious Blonde Hair
Long layers fall from a perfect center part to graze the shoulders, feathering back lightly at the sides. Easy to care for since a quick comb-through will do. Super flattering for any face shape, this cut can be a bit shorter.
18. ‘Do and Dash – Long Thick Bangs
This classic cut with a modern edge is perfect for a young man on the go. Short at the nape with longer layers at the sides and along the top of the head, the focal point is the thick fringe falling across the forehead and brushed just a bit to one side. Pieces of varying lengths frame the face adorably. Youthful and energetic, this style will look great on any young fellas.
19. Swept Away – Short Sides, Long Top, Side Swept
Sassy to the max! Ultra-short meets long and windblown for two of the most up-to-the-minute looks combined into one cool cut! The back is trimmed short. One side is cut into short, choppy layers. The other side is long and casual with just a hint of intermittent layering. Brushed to the side with a sweep of the fingers, this style is just right for summertime fun.
20. Daring Dude – Hard Part, Side Fringe, and Fade
Buzzed at the back and on one side, the other side falls from a side part into a waterfall of long locks hitting just below the chin – this is a style with attitude for sure. Comb it through for a smooth, sleek look, or wear it a bit tousled and textured. You can personalize this look to suit any young man!
21. Big and Bold – Farouk James Style 1
Hair just doesn’t get any more fun than this! What boy wouldn’t love to sport a headful of heavenly ringlets with this much sass and style? Long, loose ringlets with just the right amount of structure to showcase the curls fall all over the head in a thick cascade of super healthy hair. Achieve this style naturally (for those lucky ducks!) or with the help of a good perm. Either way, this look will turn heads and bring smiles.
22. Classy and Chic – Trimmed Front, Loose Back, and Sides
Hair is cut to mid-nape and then tapered to a longer point to meet the earlobes. Full bangs hit at the brow line. The look is smooth all around, falling from the crown. Perfect for the younger fellas and tweens, although awesomeness knows no age limits!
23. Life of The Party – Farouk James Style 2
Who could resist this fantastic explosion of long, springy curls? Long, ultra-thick hair falls in wild spiral curls that are just a bit deconstructed for added fullness to fall from the crown. A few shorter curls are created in the front to frame the face to prevent overwhelming it.
24. Today’s Tom Sawyer Boys Haircuts
Just picture a spunky young lad running and playing, carefree as the wind, with this cute cut. Short at the nape, an assortment of layered pieces fall all over the head. Wisping here and there at the ears and forehead lend it a perfectly imperfect tousled look. No doubt a quick brush-through will create a neat look.
25. Mini Muse – Long Locks Boys Haircuts
Some hairstyles are works of art in their own right, and this one is a perfect example. Shiny, healthy locks fall just a bit below shoulder length, while long bangs are swept casually to either side from a relaxed center part. A few errant wisps move freely here and there, creating a cool, relaxed look that perfectly embodies the youthful male spirit.
26. Young Hollywood – Parted Side Sweep
Super fun and exploding with personality, this side part allows the hair to fall in one length to mid-nape as one side is whisked behind the ear and the other side lays smoothly over the eye. What more could an up-and-coming star want? Shake things up by combing through with your fingers for a more relaxed look.
27. Model in Training – Straight Bangs
Short in the back, the sides and top are left in medium-length, smooth layers, and the ends are trimmed into irregular wisps that fall across the forehead and perfectly frame the face. By hitting just above the brow line, the bangs focus all the attention onto the face. This is a timeless style that will flatter any fella’s features and have him feeling runway ready!
28. Boho Boys Haircuts – Messy Bangs
Flower child alert! Just take a look at this ultra carefree and casual style and you’ll understand. A headful of shaggy layers of various lengths gets its perfect look from the wind blowing through it. A slightly wavy texture gives it just a bit of volume. Bangs frame the face perfectly in uneven pieces.
29. Head of The Class – Medium Ivy League Haircut
This sharp look will leave no doubt that your child is headed straight to the top. Parted on the side, the hair is neatly cropped above the ear on either side while a swath of longer locks is pulled to one side and slightly over the forehead, adding a bit of a fun edge to this studious style.
30. Easy Does It – Messy Waves Boys Haircuts
What young man doesn’t like having a simple, stylish cut that’s easy to maintain and perfect for any occasion? This cut meets all the criteria, and then some. Random layers fall over the ears and cover the entire crown, reaching forward to sweep the forehead. Give it a quick sweep with the fingertips and you’re all set to go!
31. Cool and Casual – Medium Length Boys Haircuts
Any boy will love a haircut that requires as little fuss as this one does. No need to brush – just a quick comb-through with the fingers and it’s done! Super short in the back with gradually longer locks moving from above the ears to the front where the hair falls from the crown to a bit above the brows.
32. High Marks – Thick Hair Ivy League Haircut
Keep it classy and beyond with this ultra-cool style. Cut into a short wedge shape at the back of the head and the nape, neatly shaped around the ears, culminating in a semi-casual side part with graduated layering on one side and slightly longer (short to mid-length) layers on the other side.
33. Casual Cool – Boy with Sleek Bangs
This style is just long enough to be cool without being crazy and unruly. Curling at the nape just above the collar, the hair is cut into sleek, long, uneven layers in the back and on the sides, falling over the ears and laying against the sides of the face. The top hair falls forward from a high crown point in long layers reaching the eyes and showcasing them perfectly.
34. Junior Executive – Medium Length Manicured Sides
Neat is the word for this style. The back is cut short to lie close to the nape. Hair is cut neatly around the ears to a point at sideburn level. A straight-cut layer falls to one side from a side part, with the side of the bangs combed over and gently feathered.
35. The Little Master – Blonde Soft Waves
Sleek, soft, all-natural locks fall to just below the earlobes. Naturally, wavy hair is brushed back away from the face as it dries to give it a bit of volume and shape. A tiny fringe is cut at the center of the forehead, and the face is framed on either side by soft waves. This style perfectly represents youth and innocence!
36. The Young Lord – Messy Forward Sweep
Hair is cut short in the back and left just a bit longer at the sides to be brought forward to caress the face on either side. The top is left long and forward across the forehead, then flipped back into a deep wave to one side. A few random tendrils are free to play about the forehead.
37. Classic Cuteness – Wild Bowl
Boys will be boys, and this is the most classic of all boy’s haircuts. The bowl-type style gets an upgrade here, as it keeps the shortness at the back and sides while leaving all the length to fall across the top of the head and the forehead from a high crown at the side. Soft layers are cut throughout to give the style a bit of movement and personality. Comb it for a dressier look or finger-comb for fun, casual times.
38. Hot Dogger – Messy Short Bangs
How mega cool is this style, with its wind-blown look? Just look at those long layers lying impishly across the crown. The back and sides are ultra-buzzed to further showcase the awesome tousled look featured on the top.
39. Soft and Spiky Bangs
This style is a unique teen boys’ haircut. The back and sides of the hair are cut extremely short, but not quite buzzed, to the temples. Hair is left mid-length at the crown and pulled upward at the front to form a pseudo-spiky look without going completely punk. The entire look is structured without being too severe, lending a look of youthfulness and fun.
40. Casual Flair – Asymmetrical Side with Fringe
This style won’t get lost in the group, not with its asymmetrical shape-skimming the chin on one side with long sleek locks while the other side is a bit shorter, ending mid-ear and falling forward onto the cheek. The whole thing is set from an undefined side part with the entire look being softened by a light brush of fingers across the hair’s surface.
41. Bedhead but Better Boys Haircuts
Cool dude alert! Long tousled to the max, daring, and fun hair. Random long layers are tucked behind one ear and left to fall over the other one. The rest of the hair is in delightful twists and turns all over the head, relaxing just a bit across the brow and pulled to one side. Finger-combing is as complicated as this style gets!
42. The Hair Apparent – Long Bangs
Gentle disarray of waves shaped, separated, and pulled to the front from a high, slightly off-center crown lays across the forehead. The back is cropped short at the nape but left longer and given a hint of feathering throughout to seamlessly blend with the longer waves.
43. Swirls and Curls – Classy Coil Boys Haircuts
Mid-length curls play across the head, side to side, and front to back. You can achieve this look easily either with naturally curly hair or with the help of a good perm. Curls are separated a bit, with some lightly finger-combed to add just the right amount of volume. This style will look picture-perfect on the soccer field or in a portrait studio.
44. Flying High – Forward Swept Long Spikes
Youth, tween, or teen, this style will be wildly popular across the board! Shaved from the nape to mid-head in the back, buzzed for just a touch more length on the sides, and an explosion of long, full waves on top styled to stand with the ends drawn back toward the crown.
45. The Sorceress’s Apprentice – Messy Forward Swept Bangs
The hair is cut super-short in the back, all the way to the top of the ears on each side, and then, the grand finale! A burst of loosely structured and textured pieces erupts across the crown, casually pushed to one side and shaken randomly across the forehead to come to rest on the brow. For a more formal look, brush smoothly and style to one side.
46. Saturday Morning Cool – for Thin Hair
This is the perfect look for youth or teen boys’ haircuts. Short at the neck and trimmed to just above the ears, then the real fun begins! Tons of tousled and unstructured layers share the crown on either side of an easy side part. Pull a small shock or two over the forehead for an even more casual feel.
47. Young Man’s Fancy – Side Parted Bowl-style Bangs
Dressy and easy to manage, this style is perfect for a young man with bone-straight, healthy hair. The hair is blunt-cut all around the head mid-ear with a bit of an asymmetrical slant moving the sections at the temples toward the face. A thick sheaf of bangs almost covers the entire forehead to just below the brow, tossed a bit to one side to change things up a bit.
48. Life’s a Beach – Summer Bangs Shaved on the Sides
Here comes the sun! Shaved in the back and at the sides to mid-ear, then buzzed and reverse-graduated to let loose with long layers from the crown, falling to each side and in a windswept spray across the forehead. An extra-long tendril is left precisely mid-forehead to extend impishly between the eyes to the bridge of the nose.
49. James Dean Redux Boys Haircuts
This style is evocative of the 50s when rock’n’roll was young and the free spirits were just awakening to it. Perfect for any age, this young man’s style is cut ultra-short all around, slicked back from just above the ears to the crown, then combed forward into a deep wave. These reach onto the forehead to barely skim it before blending in with the sleekly coiffed side. You push forward the top just enough to give a bit of lift.
50. Dinner at Grandma’s – Classy Pompadour
This classy pompadour look combines a neat, proper young man’s style with just enough of a casual edge to keep things fun. Hair is left from temple to temple, flipped back and to one side, blow-dried to give it some volume at the roots, and styled by combing through with the fingers. So, you cut it in graduated lengths to just above the ears.
51. Star Power – Classic Messy Medium Hair
If ever a hairstyle could win the hearts of the masses, this is it. It is layered and stylishly sculpted around the ears, continuing around to form short layers at the back of the head before morphing into long layers at the top throughout the crown. So, from a casually defined middle part, you can cut the long layers to look at lightly feathered hair pulled forward for a hint of bangs on either side of the forehead.
51. Bob Medium Length Hairstyle Side Swept
Boy’s haircuts come in all different shapes and sizes. Here he is wearing a classic bob hairstyle and it looks amazing with his dark hair. Keep the hair trimmed around the natural hairline along the sides and in the back but let the length grow out long in the front.
52. Faux Mohawk Hairstyle with Artsy Fade Slit
Faux hawk looks are one of the best hairstyles for young bobs. Here he has a fade with a cool design added in and kept the top hawk section full and brushed up spiky. This would be a great way to let them show off their creative side.
53. Fringe Hair with Full Curls Box Hairstyle
This little cutie is wearing his hair with his natural curly hair long and divided into smaller sections. He has added a fade around his natural hairline to keep him looking clean and it looks so cute.
54. Clean Taper Fade Hairstyle with Front Fringe
In the photo above he is wearing his dark hair with a front taper fade and a long fringe in the front. This is such a handsome hairstyle for young bobs to wear, it will make them feel grown up.
55. Undercut Bouncy Side Swept Long Bob
Undercuts are a popular faded hairstyle choice for boys. Here he paired his undercut with a longer top section of hair that is brushed back in a side swept style. Part it on the side to get the whole vibe of this look.
56. Light Brown Blonde Taper Faded Hairstyle
Here is a perfect hairstyle for boys with light brownish blonde hair. Start with an even buzz around the sides and in the back, but leave the top section a few inches longer. Then add a bit of product to his style and brush it neatly and you are all set.
57. Edgy Long Front Hairstyle Wet Look
Looking for a long, edgy haircut? You can stop your search now because we have found it. In the hairstyle above he has his long hair styled with a simple fade around the temples and the top section is full of textured layers.
58. Short Side Parted Taper Faded Cut
Short sides hairstyles with long tops will always be in style. Here he has kept his hair cut perfectly with a nice fade and a longer section on the top. Add a wet gel and brush the hair on top into a simple style as they have done here and it is going to stay fresh all day long.
59. Lower Skin Fade with Side Pomp Front Style
This cool youngster is wearing his hair with a fashionable skin fade with a side pomp style. This is a look that will make your son feel so grown up.
60. Mid Fade with Short Taper Hairstyle
Need a short hairstyle for your young man? Here is a perfect place to start. In the look above he has the sides cut short with a small top section that is styled brushed back. This look will keep for weeks and will save you from running back to the barber.
61. Front Spiky Hairstyle with Light Brown Shade
Little boys love wearing spiky hair, and they are pretty easy to style in the morning. Here he has his light brown hair with a fade along the sides and left the top a few inches longer on the top. Add the tiniest amount of gel to the front and spike it up high.
62. Short Bob with Trimmed Thick Hairstyle
If you are working with thick hair you could always give this next haircut for boys a chance. Here he is wearing a bob hairstyle with a blunt cut all the way across. Keep the sides cut with your favorite type of fade and you are all set.
63. High Pomp Taper Style with Skin Fade Cut
Here is a handsome hairstyle that looks great on men of all ages, but it looks so cute when little guys wear it. Here he has the sides of his head trimmed short and the top section is long and styled with a side part. Brush the long section over to one side and you are all set.
64. Side Swept Hair with Fade Artsy Slit Side Cut
Cut-in designs are a stylish and fun way for young boys to wear their hair. Here he has a high fade with a zig-zag design followed by a thick top section of hair. Keep the hair on top simple so your new design can stand out.
65. Full Side Swept Hairstyle with Almond Shade
Here is a simple but stylish short haircut for boys. Here he has his dark hair trimmed perfectly around the natural hairline with a nice thick side part. Add in some hair gel and brush the longer section over to complete this style.
66. Front Short Taper Pomp with Artsy Slit Side
This next hairstyle would be a perfect football haircut. Here has a design that looks just like the laces of a football on an otherwise typical short haircut for boys. Keep the sides shaved short and the hair on top just a few inches long and you are all set.
67. Faded Cut with Side Parted Light Blonde Shade
Faded cuts are one of the most popular hairstyles for men in 2022. In the photo above he has a fade along the sides and he left his brown hair natural on the top.
68. Long Hair Side Swept Undercut Style with Brown Shade
If your young man wants to grow his hair out, this next look is a great way to keep it looking neat during the process. Here he has the sides of his hair shaved short with a long swept over a section on the top and it looks great.
69. Full Platinum Shade with Slit Side Cut
Here is a full platinum look for young boys. In the photo above he has buzzed most of the hair but left the top a few inches long. Be sure to keep the top section long enough for a side part and a swept overlook.
70. Layered Front Hair Bangs Undercut Style
This little cutie is wearing his dark brown hair with long bangs and an undercut along the sides. The best thing about this cut is that he can wear it down or spike it up on days when you have more time.
71. Lower Fade with Bob Side Swept Natural Black Hairstyle
Up next is a lower fade look with a side-swept bob length on the top. This is a style that would work no matter what type of natural hair you have. Just keep the sides short and the hair on top longer.
72. Lengthy Hairstyle Faux Mohawk
Faux hawks are always going to be one of the most requested haircuts for boys. Here he has his hair shaved short around the sides and the hair on the top left long and spiked up perfectly. You could always let them try out this style in the summer to test it out.
73. Messy Perms with Long Slit Cut
Up next is a perfect look for little boys with curly hair. Here he has a short trim around the sides with a disconnected curved line shaved in. Keep the top section long and spiked up with a bit of wet gel and he is going to love his new look.
74. Spiky Faux Mohawk with Skin Fade Slit
Spiky faux are one of the best ways for little guys to wear a mohawk. In this look, he has short sides and a thick spiky top section. Add in a disconnected line along the sides to add even more style to his already stylish haircut.
75. Buzz Trimmed Short Hair with Faded Cut
Is your little boy tired of the same old buzz cut and wants to try out a grown-up style? Show him this next look. Here he is wearing a normal buzz cut with a fade in the bottom section and a cool line shaved in the middle of the two lengths of hair.
76. Semi Bald Buzz Cut with Slit Cut Hairstyle
Semi-bald looks are popular for boys in the summertime and with boys who are sleepy heads and do not want to wake up in the morning. Here he has a simple and even shade all the way around with a few designs shaved into the sides.
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