55+ Best Haircuts For Boys: 2023 Guide

By Rich Krafting


Boy’s haircuts can be short and easy, fun and unique, or somewhere in between. These popular haircuts for boys feature classic cuts, hot trends, and all-around good looks.

There’s no reason not to get creative with kid’s hair. Hair color, shaved designs, or trendy cuts may be forbidden later so why not let them have fun now. You’re never too young to be stylish or express yourself.

Some of these haircuts for boys are styled but all will look great with or without hair product or styling (sometimes even brushing if that’s a battle you’re fighting). Whether your kid has short, long, curly, or Black hair we’ve got a cute haircut for him.

Updated with the latest looks, here are 55 of the most popular haircuts for toddlers, little boys, and teens.

For more haircut ideas that also work for boys check out our guides to the top 100 men’s haircuts and types of fade haircuts.

1. Short Haircut For Boys

Boys haircut short hair
Alan Beak

Short spiky styles are one of the most popular haircuts for boys. They also look great without styling but a touch of product goes beyond for special occasions or superhero outfits.

2. Classic Haircut vs. Crop Haircut For Your Little Boy

Little boys haircuts
Josh Connolly

Haircuts for little boys can skew classic, like the cut with bangs on the right, or trendy, like with popular crop haircuts.

3. Baby Boy’s First Haircut

Haircuts for baby boys
Josh Connolly

This is the face when you get a haircut but aren’t old enough for a lollypop. It’s just a clean up all around.

4. Boy’s Short Haircut With Messy Texture + Mid Fade

boys hairstyles for short hair
Josh Connolly

This textured crop is one of the top men’s hair trends of late and also one of the best haircuts for boys. It works for every hair type and tames wavy, curly, and thick hair.

5. Black Boy’s Haircuts With Taper Fade

Black boys haircuts
Team Hairbenders

This cool taper fade keeps the edges sharp while the hair on top has some textured volume. It’s a good-looking haircut for black boys of all ages.

6. Teen Boy Crop Haircuts

Cool haircuts for teen boys
Jay Marshall

Most men’s hair trends can be adapted for boys and teens, especially if they want to style their own hair. The textured cuts and tousled styles that are popular this year cool short styles that are easy to style. Try a hair wax to get this textured look. It’s a great product for guys new to the hair game.

7. Boy’s Long Haircuts

Boys long hair haircuts
Egor Bezrukov

As we’ve said before, growing hair out takes more than quitting the barber. Regular trims maintain an attractive shape and cutting out the weight. With a great cut, the need for styling is minimized.

8. Toddler Haircut For Boys

Toddler boy haircuts
Courtney Birchall

Fine or light-colored toddler hair shouldn’t be cut too short. This short cut keeps full scalp coverage with minimal length.

9. Cool Mohawk Haircut For Boys

Mohawk haircut for boys
Jordan Rutledge

This messy mohawk is easy enough for boys to style themselves but also looks good without any product.

10. Buzz Cut + Fade Haircut For Boys

buzz cut fade for boys
Heavy Hittaz

This combination of a buzz cut, line up, and fade is one of the most popular haircuts for men and kids alike. It’s super short but so smooth.

11. High Fade Haircut With Spikes

Spiky haircut for boys
Wes Staucet

A fade makes any haircut easier to style. This high fade completely removes hair from around the sides and back, leaving thick hair up top. Try a hair gel for these easy spikes. Now check out that same cool cut from the side.

Fade haircuts for boys
Wes Staucet

12. Short Spiky Crop Haircut

Popular boys haircuts short and textured
Mātū Barber Company

It’s not too surprising that this trendy and popular short haircut for men is just as trendy and popular with boys. The cut is designed to enhance texture even without any hair gel or pomade.

13. Haircuts For Little Boys With Curly Hair

Haircuts For Little Boys With Curly Hair
Josh Connolly

These ringlets are cut into a perfect halo of curls.

14. Haircuts For Boys With Curly Hair + High Fade

Haircuts For Boys With Curly Hair
Alan Beak

Older boys with curly hair will want this cool version of the trendy French crop with plenty of textured fringe.

15. Toddler Haircuts For Mixed Boys

Mixed Boys Haircuts
Mātū Barber Company

Mixed boys tend to have tightly curled hair. This high top fade is a cool way to wear curly hair for kids.

16. Undercut For Boys With Curly Hair

Undercut fade haircut for curly boys teens
Mātū Barber Company

The undercut makes it easy to show off ringlet curls with minimal styling. Make sure those curly kids are using a gentle shampoo and moisturiz

17. Little Black Boy Haircuts

Little Black boy haircuts
Wellington Rodrigues

Make the most of thick curls with this timeless curly flat top fade.

18. Cute Boy Haircuts For Longer Messy Hair

Cute boy haircuts
Dean Anthony Salon

This longer cut is a messy take on the classic cute boy’s haircut. Layering adds some texture that adds a cool touch to an otherwise preppy look.

19. Long Hairstyles for Boys

Long Hairstyles for Boys
Jude Lipsey

Long hair is increasingly popular for boys. This gorgeous mane is cut to one length all over to highlight healthy, thick hair.

20. Long Hair Undercut Haircut For Boys

Long Hair Haircut For Boys
Love Hair Studio

This undercut hairstyle with long hair couldn’t be cooler. One of the coolest boy’s haircuts. Hair is long and short at the same to so you can wear down or pull it up into a man bun.

21. Little Boy Hairstyles For Wavy Hair

Little Boys Haircuts

It doesn’t get much cuter than this. A simple classic boy’s haircut.

22. Cute Toddler Boy Hairstyles

Cute Toddler Boy Hairstyles
Hannah Moon

Those toddler curls may not last so don’t rush to cut them off. This side part haircut keeps plenty of waves while cutting hair manageably short at the sides and back.

23. Boys Haircuts With Longer Top

Boys haircuts long on top short sides
Neil Smyth Hair

This cool cut shows long hair on top styled into a pompadour. Hair also looks great worn loose and over to one side.

24. Classic Boy’s Haircut With A Modern Twist

Back to school haircut for teen boys

Here’s a fresh version of the boy’s haircut with a blunter version of that classic fringe and a modern fade at the back.

25. Cool Kid’s Haircuts For Short Hair

Cool kids haircuts
Mātū Barber Company

This short haircut wouldn’t be as exciting without the shaved line but it would still look good.

26. Fade Haircut For Thick Hair

fade haircuts for boys with thick hair
Wes Staucet

The fade is popular with boys for the same reason it is popular with men: it looks great, grows out clean, and elevates every hairstyle. It’s also an attractive way to manage thick hair for guys of all ages. This is one of the best boy’s haircuts for thick hair.

27. Boy’s Trendy Haircuts: The Long Mullet

Long mullet haircut for boys
Josh Connolly

The mullet is back and bigger than ever – literally. Wear that flow long and maybe even with a perm.

28. Short Hairstyles For Boys

Crew cut hairstyle for boys
Hills Barber Lounge

Here’s a modern and young take on the Ivy League, the longer version of the crew cut.

29. Cool Hairstyles For Boys: Textured Faux-Hawk

Cool hairstyles for boys with spiky textures
Taylor Armstrong

This cut is mostly short with longer hair at the center of the head and at the hairline. This tousled look is stylish beyond his years but would also be cool up in a faux hawk.

30. Low Fade Haircut For Black Boys + Flat-Top

High Top Fade Haircut for Black Boys
Petey Rock the Barber

The fade drops down while the hair on top goes up.

31. Boy’s Crew Cut

Short wavy hair boys
La Vanguardia

This longer version of the crew cut is a good length for boys but shorter versions work too.

32. Best New Haircut For Boys

Best new haircut for boys with texture

Of course the best haircut for boys suit their wishes, personality, and hair type. This cut ranks high because it’s a top trend for guys around the world with a flattering shape and texture.

33. Buzz Haircuts For Boys With Thick Hair

Buzz haircuts for little boys with thick hair
Jay Marshall

The buzz cut is the most popular haircut for men and boys. Don’t try this at home though. It takes an expert to cut this flattering shape for thick hair.

34. Fade Haircuts With Hair Color

Black boy fade haircuts
Petey Rock the Barber

This high top haircut has it all the cut, the color, and the fade.

35. Short Haircut For Boys With Thick Hair + High Fade

short haircut for boys with high fade
Petey Rock the Barber

Here’s another haircut that’s popular with boys and men alike. It’s crisp, clean, easy to wear.

36. 5-Year-Old Boy Haircut With Spiky Texture

 5-year-old boy haircuts
Petey Rock the Barber

Here is a fun and stylish haircut for making that preschool to kindergarten transition. Spike it up a bit for the first day of school or special events. This is one of the most popular boy’s haircuts for short to medium hair.

37. Taper Fade Haircut For Little Boys

Taper fade haircut for little Asian boys
SeeCut Hairstylizh

The taper fade shaves hair at the neckline and sideburn, leaving a curved line behind the ear. It works with every hairstyle but is especially good for thick hair.

38. Cool High Top Haircuts For Black Boys

Cool Black boy fade haircuts
Mātū Barber Company

This timeless curly high top fade haircut adds height and panache.

39. Boy’s Haircuts For Medium Hair With Messy Texture

Boys medium haircuts
Mātū Barber Company

Chunky texture adds some cool factor to this cute medium length hairstyle for boys.

40. Cute Boy Hairstyles For Longer Hair

Cute boy hairstyles
Demid Lyamin

Wearing hair longer can make it easier to style. Get past the length that wants to stick out and there’s no more bedhead.

41. Very Short Textured Boy’s Haircuts + High Fade

Short crop haircut for boys with high fade
The Basement Barbers

This is a great looking short crop haircut for boys with a mid to high skin fade.

42. Buzz Cut + Bald Fade Haircut For Boys

Buzzcut haircut for boys
Chris Boos

After growing hair out, it’s a delight to expose see your little one’s beautiful eyes and chubby cheeks. This buzz cut is also so fun to rub.

43. Short Spiky Little Boy Haircuts With High Fade

Little boy short haircuts
Mariela Hurtado

Here’s another example of revealing those lovely little boy features with a short haircut.

44. Boy’s Faux Hawk

Boys faux hawk haircut
Nick the Barber

If hair isn’t long enough for a mohawk, try this cool short faux hawk that starts off wide at the hairline and tapers into a V at the neckline.

45. Boy’s Haircuts For Long Wavy Hair

Long hair hairstyles for boys
Mitrii Akulenko

In addition to being popular with the really big kids, longer hair on boys is a huge trend. Keep fringe short enough to see and try a hat or beanie as well as a boy bun to keep hair under control.

46. Boy’s Shaggy Haircut

Boys shaggy haircut
Roberto Sala

Curls at the end of medium hair and a hint of a part make this a modern version of the classic bowl cut.

47. Curly Mohawk Haircut

Black boy natural curls mohawk haircut
Luis O. Melendez

Curls bring height while a burst fade gives that mohawk shape. It’s a cool and fun cut for boys with curly hair.

48. Boy’s Mohawk Haircut

Spiky mohawk haircut for boys
Rachel Neaveh

This boy has the attitude for this mohawk hairstyle. Try a hair gel to spike hair up but the mohawk looks cool down too.

49. Cute Hairstyles For Kindergarteners

Cute Hairstyles For Preschool Boys Kindergarteners
Petey Rock the Barber

A big boy haircut to make the transition from preschool to kindergarten.

50. Curly Haircuts For Boys

 Curly hair haircuts for boys
Ben Warren

Here’s that trendy French crop fade with texture from curly hair. One of the most trendy boy’s haircuts of the past few years.

51. African-American Boy’s Haircuts

Natural curls flat-top haircut
Raggos Barbering

This high top fade is on point for all ages but looks especially cool on a kid.

52. Boys Undercut + Hard Part + Slicked Comb Over

Boys undercut haircut
Petey Rock the Barber

This stylish fellow is rocking a shaved undercut with combed over. This cut can also be styling into a slick back, combover, spikes or worn down.

53. Skater Boy Hair

Skater Boy Haircut
 Trencita Johnson

That long side-swept fringe is the signature of skater boy hair. One of our favorite boy’s haircuts.

54. Soccer Haircuts for Boys

Soccer haircuts for boys
Mātū Barber Company

This undercut fade with a side part and shaved line hairstyle has been a favorite with soccer players because it looks great, even during a game. This grown-up haircuts can have the opposite effect and make kids look their age by highlighting youthful features, like this adorable cheeks.

55. Trendy Hairstyles for Boys

new hairstyles for boys teens
Wes Staucet

We’ll leave you with an on-trend look that is adorable for boys too. There’s a bit of the 90s bangs and a cool straight across fade.

So there you have it, 55 boy’s haircuts that are on trend this year and look great.

For more ideas, check out this article showing the best haircuts for teen boys.

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