30 Cool Hairstyles for Boys

By Rich Krafting


It’s never too early in life to be stylish. These cool hairstyles for boys make the most of the thick hair so many boys have with classic cuts, some of the latest trends and haircuts for curly hair. For active kids and busy parents, there are also short haircuts for boys.

We’re seeing lots of unique hair designs for kids and why not let them get creative with their hair. Hair is another way for kids to play and express themselves. Take that a step further by using product to create spikes, twists or slick hair.

Check out these pictures for 30 awesome boy’s hairstyles.

1. Classic Spikes Hairstyle For Boys

hairstyles for boys

Alan Beak

When boys get their hands on hair product, the first impulse is to spike hair up. This is the classic short sides and back, longer on top cut that looks great with spikes or worn loose.

2. Toddler Combover

comb over hairstyle for boys

Danny & Co. Barbers

For the first few years, many parents are hesitant to cut off much length. Instead, this adorable hipster style for toddlers cleans up the edges and is easy to comb into place.

3. Retro Cut Hairstyle For Boys

fade haircuts for boys

Captain Smash

This retro-inspired style looks great an adults and is positively adorable for boys.

4. Short Spiky Hairstyle For Boys

Short spiky hairstyles for boys

Warren Todd

While these spikes look great fresh from the barber, these easy haircut for boys also looks great without styling.

5. Pomp Fade

pompadour hairstyle for boys

Javi the Barber

This vintage-inspired cut is also a current trend. It looks great with hair slicked back like above or worn down and over to one side.

6. Long Hair On Top Hairstyle For Boys

long hair on top short sides boys haircut


For older kids with a defined sense of style, this long hair with an undercut is the ultimate cool.

7. Short Hair + Fade

short boys hairstyle

Papito Blessedhands

For active kids and busy parents, short haircuts are the answer. This cool cut with a taper fade just needs the occasional bath.

8. Classic Boy’s Haircut

Curly hairstyle for boys

Oscars & Co

Without the textured styling this is a timeless haircut for boys with fringe and a cleaned up neckline.

9. Long Wavy Hair On Top Boy’s Haircut

Long textured haircut for boys

Josh Connolly

This classic long on top, short sides and back cut is styled with chunky texture.

10. Hair Designs For Boys

cool hair design haircut for boys

Germaine Walker

Hair designs can be so creative. And why not? They let kids make a statement and grow out fast.

11. Soccer Player Hairstyle For Boys

soccer hairstyles for boys

Carlos Rivera

Soccer player-inspired hairstyles, like this spiked do with a pair of shaved lines, are popular for guys of all ages.

12. Spiked Hair + Surgical Lines

spiky hairstyles for boys

New World Barbers

Shaved lines add a cool finishing touch to any hairstyle.

13. Slick Hair + Lines

slicked back hairstyle

Chris Del rio

This cool style is a rare combination of edgy and formal.

14. Combover + Surgical Part

comb over with surgical part

P DeSales

A skater-inspired look, hair is long on top with undercut sides and a defined part.

15. Spikes + Low Fade

Cool spiky boys haircut

Donny Blends

Spikes are one of the most popular haircuts for boys. A low fade at the sides keeps hair easy to manage and a racing stripe keeps it cool.

16. Combover + Lineup

comb over boys haircut

Valentin Horta

This grownup hairstyle features defined hairline and slick combover.

17. Curls + Fade

Natural curls and cool hair design boys

Rance John

This cool hair design looks like the swipe of a tiger paw.

18. Textured Hairstyle For Boys With Step + Fade

step fade haircut with textures for boys

Ryan Cullen

A subtle detail creates a unique cut. The edge up continues over the ear, creating a defined line.

19. Reverse Fade Haircut

galaxy fade haircut for boys


Another cool way to create hair designs is the reverse fade, creating almost 3D texture.

20. Textured Crop + Part

Textured haircut bald fade for boys

Rokk Man Barbers

Extra length and a defined part are an unexpected detail in this on trend cut for boys.

21. Short Natural Curls + Burst Fade

Short curls and bald fade


This easy to wear cut for curly hair features hair short on top plus faded sides and a razor part.

22. Long Fringe Boy’s Hairstyle

Long fringe boys curly hair haircut

Warren Todd

Longer fringe brings out wavy curly texture.

23. Curls + Defined Hairline

Curly haircut for boys

Andrew Plaza

This fun cut for curly-haired boys contrasts longish hair on top with a defined hairline.

24. Burst Fade Curly Hair Mohawk Boy’s Haircut

Burst fade haircut for boys

Dynasty Barbers

A burst fade at the sides with longer curls results in a cool frohawk.

25.  Curls + High Fade

Thick curly hair hairstyle for boys

Raggos Barbering

This fresh style leaves curls thick on top with a high fade that cuts hair short all around.

26. Thick Textured Haircut For Boys

Thick textured hair boys

Ryan Cullen

A huge trend for adults, this cool asymmetrical cuts with textured styling on top. It also look great on fashion forward kids.

27.  Disconnected Undercut Haircut For Boys

Disconnected undercut for boys

Menspire Salon

This is a cool way to wear short hair, especially when it is thick or coarse. Hair on top is layered for shape while an undercut keeps the sides and back short.

28. Straight Fringe Haircut For Boys

Crop fringe haircut boys

Hayden Cassidy Hair 

The straight across fringe trend looks great on young lads too.

29. Buzz Cut

short haircut for boys


For boys with thick hair that grows fast, this buzz with a temple fade looks great and is easy to wear.

30. Short Spikes Haircut For Boy’s

Short spikes haircut

Barbershop De Leeuw

This short haircut for boys combines comfort and style. Short hair is easy to manage but can be spiked up. Two shaved lines look great all the time.

We use affiliate links and may receive a small commission on purchases. Please read our disclosure.

Related Content

Boys Haircuts

55+ Best Haircuts For Boys: 2023 Guide

Boy’s haircuts can be short and easy, fun and unique, or somewhere in between. These popular ... Read more
kids mohawk fade

Kids Mohawk Haircuts: For Boys + Girls

The mohawk is one of those looks that never goes out of style It works for ... Read more
Haircuts for mixed boys

55 Cute + Cool Kids Haircuts For Boys

Whether it’s back to school or just been too long since the last barber visit, check ... Read more
Long hair haircut for toddler boys

30 Brand New Haircuts For Toddler Boys

Whether it’s the first haircut or one of many, these toddler boy haircuts are cute and ... Read more

Our Top-Recommended Pomades

Most Versatile

Reuzel Fiber Pomade

Smooth, easy to work with, super hold, and yet has an ultra-light (not sticky or tacky) and natural feel in your hair.

Get This Pomade

Best Clay

Baxter of California Clay Pomade

Paraben-free (matte finish), medium pliable hold but feels super light in your hair. An excellent all-around texturizing pomade.

Get This Pomade

Medium Hold

Layrite Original Pomade

A long-time favorite, this pomade has a medium hold and a near-matte, low-shine look.

Get This Pomade

Firm Hold

Hanz de Fuko Claymation

Firm yet pliable hold, semi-matte finish. Keeps your hair in check with a natural look and feel.

Get This Pomade