Hairstyles for teenage guys have evolved a lot over the years. They’ve gone a lot way from just shaggy or messy haircuts to a more interesting approach. So we have rounded up some of the coolest hairstyles for teenage guys in 2022, with ideas for all tastes.
In addition, we have structured our examples based on the length of the hair (short, medium, long), its texture (thin, thick, wavy, coiled) and even lifestyle preferences. Make sure you go through all of them below and pick your favorite style!
1. Short Teen Boy Hairstyles
Even though some of the most popular hairstyles for teenage guys are about medium-length, you may not want to deal with the hassle that comes with them. If you prefer low maintenance, go for a short and choppy haircut.
2. Teen Undercut Hairstyles
Undercuts are easily part of the top trends for guys of all ages, especially teenagers. You can get yours with a fade haircut, leaving the top longer. Make sure that you get your hair cut by a professional barber for the results you expect.
3. Haircuts for Teenage Guys with Thick Hair
Thick hair can be a handful, especially when you have to wake up early for school. To skip the struggle altogether, try a neatly cropped silhouette that leaves you with about an inch of hair. We believe it’s the most flattering choice – even among simple haircuts for men!
4. Natural Hairstyles for African American Boys
Afro curls are awesome, so why not show yours off? You can get inspiration from Jayden Smith when he was a teen, allowing your curls to form natural dreads. Ensure that the sides are cleanly cut if you want the top to stand out more.
5. Quiff Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
The quiff is arguably the most balanced hairstyle for boys and men. It’s not too short, yet not too long, all with a classy and manly touch to it. To get a picture-perfect quiff, let your hair grow to around 1-2 inches long and comb it upwards and to the side.
6. Taper Fade Teenage Haircuts
A proper taper fade haircut can save you loads of time getting ready for the day. The cutting technique shapes your overall hairstyle and also helps the hair grow out nicely. You can also consider the military cut in this photo.
7. Teen Hairstyles with Highlights
Highlights are an awesome way of playing around with your look without fully coloring your hair. No matter if you have straight, wavy, or curly locks, you can brighten them up with a set of blonde highlights. Of course, you can choose other colors for your highlights too.
8. Spiky Hairstyles
Spiky hair is still a thing for teenage guys, as long as you get the hair styling right. Go easy on the hair product and opt for a small amount on the tips of your fingers. After that, rake your fingers through your hair to get a messy outcome.
9. Hairstyles for Teenage Guys with Straight Hair
If your hair is naturally straight, you should go for a hairstyle that complements your texture. You can experiment with a longer top and shorter sides, with your hair parted on your left or right. If you don’t have very thick hair, the look should be great for you.
10. Angular Fringe Hairstyles
An angular fringe means that you have longer hair on top with your bangs swept in the front and a little to the side. Also, you should have an undercut or shaved sides to complete the look. We recommend this hairstyle for all hair types.
11. Boys Trendy Haircuts with Messy Hairstyles
Messy hairstyles for teenage guys will always be in style. They’re the perfect choice for someone your age, and they’re also fun to wear. Pick your favorite hair length and don’t worry too much about styling your strands.
12. Athletic Haircuts
Are you on one of the school’s sports teams? An athletic haircut is just what you need to mix practical with pleasing. After all, you will be picking a handsome hairstyle that’s also useful for when you’re on the court or field.
13. Braided Hairstyles for Teen Boys
Braids for guys are another cool way to express your personality through your hair. To get good-looking braids it helps to have afro-textured hair, but you can also pull them off with wavy or curly hair. Straight hair may not be the best for braids, but you can make it work.
14. Hard Part Hairstyles
If you want to make your hairstyle stand out, the hard part is just what you need. We recommend getting a shaven hard part to boys who enjoy parting their hair to the side. All it does is accentuate the style, adding a cool finish.
15. Layered Faux Hawk Hairstyles
Layered haircuts will always help you get more definition and dynamism. When you take a layered haircut and blend it with a faux hawk hairstyle, you end up with an edgy and smart look. Plus, the layers make the hairstyle easier to maintain.
16. High Fade Haircuts
The most effective way to highlight the top part of your hairstyle is through a high-fade haircut. This hairstyle focuses on a prominent undercut, which starts at the top upper sides of your head. You can get yours with a skin fade, like in this shot, or with a shaved gradient.
17. Side-Tossed Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
What can be cooler than styling your hair with a casual side part This is exactly what you’ll get if you shave the sides and leave the hair longer on top. The temple fade will also help you get a sharp and eye-catching hairstyle.
18. Dreadlocks Hairstyles
Thanks to the wave of new school rappers on the scene, dreadlocks are gaining more and more popularity. Now, you don’t have to wear them only if you’re a supporter of the culture they represent. Feel free to express your tastes with them.
19. Comb Over Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
Who even thought that combing your hair to the side would result in instant class? Even if you’re not a grown-up yet, you can explore your dapper side with a combover hairstyle. As you can guess from the name, all you have to do is comb your hair over.
20. Deep Waves Hairstyles
Another nice hairstyle for teenage guys with textured hair is the deep waves or 360 waves look. The hairstyle is created by a barber by styling very short hair with rows of grooves.
21. Low Fade Haircuts
What if you want a fade haircut, but you don’t want it to be too flashy? Then go low! A low fade emphasizes only the lower part of the hairstyle, right along the outer edge. It won’t draw too much attention, all while accentuating the silhouette of your hairstyle.
22. Hairstyles for Teenage Guys with Curly Hair
While guys with curly hair can always rock a full afro, it may not be the easiest choice to handle. If you want to flaunt your curls without going through painstaking maintenance, try a tapered haircut with a long and curly top.
23. Shaggy Hairstyles
We recommend shaggy hairstyles for teens with thick and unruly hair – no matter the hair texture. You can get your shaggy haircut in any length, from a few inches to shoulder-length or even more.
24. Brushed Up Hairstyles
A brushed-up hairstyle is a wonderful solution for guys who aren’t into fully spiky hairstyles. Moreover, they’re also a pleasant alternative for the side-styled quiff. To get yours, just brush your hair up and to the front.
25. Colored and Cool Haircuts
You have every reason to color your hair if you feel that it will bring your personality out. There are tons of colors you can choose from, whether they’re natural tones or eccentric shades. For a balanced look, consider a shade like this copper.
26. Hairstyles for Teenage Guys with Wavy Hair
If you have wavy hair, you’re one lucky dude. Your texture is highly generous when it comes to your choice of hairstyles. You can effortlessly rock shorter cuts, like Nick Jonas in this picture, or you can venture into longer alternatives with the same ease.
27. Long Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
Speaking of longer hairstyles, what about letting your hair grow shoulder-length? We know it may not be the best choice for all guys, but it’s sure to look awesome on some. Another benefit of having long hair is that you can tie your hair up or braid it.
28. Ivy League Haircuts
Simplicity is a distinctive quality for a wide range of successful haircuts. In many cases, you don’t have to get too complicated, as long as you have a well-shaped foundation. This is exactly the situation for Ivy League haircuts, some of the sleekest hairstyles out there.
29. Short Bangs Hairstyles
Depending on the facial features, bangs can make or break a hairstyle. While most bangs cover the eyebrows and sometimes get in the eyes, you can have yours fall over the middle of the forehead to avoid any discomfort.
30. Shaved Sides Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
Hairstyles with shaved sides are can work wonders for any teenager. Not only will they help bring out your edgy side, but they’ll also let you show off a longer top without having to restyle your hair all day. The more you shave down the sides, the better.
31. Teen Man Bun Hairstyles
If you’re one of the guys with a long top and undercut, you can try a man bun out as an additional hairstyle. Make sure that your hair is long enough so you can pull off the look, and test it out by wrapping it circularly and tying it in place.
32. Medium-Length Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
A medium-length hairstyle is ideal for guys who want to use details from multiple hairstyles. You’ll get just enough length to have a mysterious vibe, but it won’t be long enough to become a styling issue if you’re on the run.
33. Small Mohawks
Your parents and teachers may not be the happiest people in the world if you turn up at home or school with a full punk mohawk. Be that as it may, you can adapt the hairstyle to an “acceptable” form with a small mohawk. Don’t shave the sides completely and use about two inches for spiking.
34. Scene Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
Live your teenage years to the fullest with a scene hairstyle. While they come with the long side-swept bangs associated with emo haircuts, scene hairdos stand out through bright, happy, and vibrant colors.
35. Caesar Haircuts
Yet another practical hairstyle you should consider is the Caesar cut. The name of the hairstyle comes from the way the Roman general Julius Caesar was depicted wearing his hair – with very short bangs along the hairline.
36. Slicked Back Hairstyles
If you want your hairstyle to have a mature and stylish allure, you can try slicking your hair back. You do need to have relatively long hair to do so, and a hair product from a brand you can count on. Add the gel and rake your fingers through your hair towards the back.
37. Skater Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
Is skating your favorite hobby? You can show it through your hairstyle. Even though skater haircuts come in all shapes, sizes, and lengths, they’re often shown as mid-length haircuts with longer bangs swept to the side.
38. Emo Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
Remember what we said earlier in our list about scene hairstyles and their resemblance to emo ones? Well, here’s a good example of how a classic emo hairstyle would look. In addition to the bangs, dark hair plays an important role in this look.
39. Disconnected Undercuts
Not all undercuts have to come with a fade haircut. Some of the nicest ones appear as disconnected undercuts. What this means is that you won’t have any gradual transition from the long top to the shaven part underneath.
40. Shaved Design Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
Ever thought of getting a hair tattoo? Relax, it doesn’t involve any ink or permanent designs on your skin that your parents might not agree to. It’s as easy as getting a certain shape shaven into your hairstyle, like this zig-zag on the side.
41. Clean Cut Hairstyles
There’s no better place to get a clean-cut hairstyle than at your local barber. They can neatly crop and shave your way to hairstyle perfection, with details like fade haircuts or lineups. Do your best to bring a photo for reference when getting a specific short haircut.
42. Pompadour Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
Pomp hairstyles were all the rage half a century ago. The good news is that they’re still trendy today, even more so if they come with an undercut. If you’re all about keeping your looks fresh, the pompadour hairstyle is definitely for you.
43. French Crop Hairstyles
Some of the best hipster hairstyles these days are French crops. They’re pretty much like Caesar cuts, just that the bangs are kept a bit longer. However, keep in mind that the length of the bangs usually doesn’t exceed the eyebrows.
44. Asymmetrical Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
If you’re young and wild, you may as well demonstrate it through your hairstyle. There aren’t any limits to the way you can cut and style your hair, even if this means playing around with different lengths. You can keep one side shorter and the other longer.
45. The Modern Bowl Cut
It may come as a surprise to you that bowl haircuts are in again Nevertheless, there’s a detail that makes the entire difference with the modern-day bowl cut – the undercut. Try mixing the two styles and see what you get.
46. Shoulder-Length Teen Hairstyles
We wanted to include another entry with a shaggy haircut, but this time with a shoulder-length example. Guys with curly or wavy hair can look amazing with a mid-length shaggy cut, especially with longer side bangs.
47. Hairstyles with Blonde Tip
For some guys, coloring just a part of their hair is enough for spicing up their appearance. If this is the case for you, we recommend picking a shade that represents you and using it for your tips. This way, it will also be easier to get rid of the color if you get bored with it.
48. Asian Hairstyles for Teenagers
If you’re a K-pop, J-pop, or anime fan, you will like the idea of getting a stylish Asian hairstyle. Some of the most widely embraced hairstyles for teenage guys in South Korea or Japan are bowl cuts with parted bangs.
49. The Cornrows Look
Love rap music or urban culture in general? You can use cornrows to showcase your tastes. Before getting your braids, ensure that your hair is long enough to complete them. We encourage you to talk to someone who braids professionally beforehand.
50. Bleached Hairstyles
If you have blue or green eyes, bleaching your hair may be one of the most flattering solutions for you. A lighter hair tone will truly bring out the color of your eyes, no matter how long or short your hair is. However, we don’t recommend doing it too often so you won’t damage your hair.
To conclude, you can rock any of these haircuts at school and look awesome. We encourage you to look through the hairstyles for teenage guys we have picked out and see which one most matches your character!
Keep in mind that your hair type will also need to be taken into consideration, as well as your current length. So which ones made it on your shortlist?
Darla is a hairstylist and makeup artist. She loves creating bold and edgy looks for her clients and is very passionate about what she does. She has always loved writing, but never thought that she would ever get to publish her content. She decided to give it a try when she discovered us, and has been writing for our readers ever since!