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Updated on December 21, 2022
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Hairstyles for teenage guys are an endless field for creativity. They can be a bit over the edge and that’s just fine. When else in your life will you try something truly mind-blowing and even crazy? Oh, well, there are certain school regulations. The following hairstyles will help you to fit in them and still find the hairstyle that expresses your mood!

Best Hairstyles for Teenage Boys

Here are hairstyles and haircuts that make you go “wow”. Tapers, fades, spiky cuts, gelled looks, preppy styles… Now is the best time to opt for something trendy!

1. Sharp Side Part for Boys

A sharp side part can totally transform an otherwise typical hairstyle. Basically, the barber will shave off a thick line of hair to really make the part standout. The rest of the hair can remain medium length or very short.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo-Inspired Boys Cut

Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his skills and his killer haircuts. A teen guy will love copying his locks, especially a short and jagged pompadour like this one.

3. Traditional Brush-Cut Hairstyle

With tapered sides and a textured front, this classic cut is universally flattering and age-appropriate on boys and men alike. This hair style for boys works best for fine-to-medium hair textures.

4. Undercut Hairstyle for Teenage Guys

This style mixes business with fun by combining a more conservative layered style on top with the funky shaved sides. Perfect for aguywho likes to test out his look before fully committing. If you want to give the look a “hipster” vibe simply gather the longer strands into a tiny ponytail or a “man-bun.”

5. Soft Taper with Texture Cut

When it comes to guys haircuts, we’re seeing more designs that combine a polished mane with some texture. Wavy hair can be created using tools if it doesn’t come natural. Keeping the top brushed back is where you’ll get that dapperness.

6. Textured Top and Temple Undershave

If you’re looking for a style that is masculine and modern, try a cool undercut haircut with a short textured top. This look is about two inches at the longest, so be sure to tell your barber the exact length you want, or ask his opinion on what will work best for you.

7. Slicked Style for Boys

Boys haircuts can (and should!) be just as stylish as the many options for men. You don’t have to wait till you’re older to experiment with new looks. This nice cut features a shaved side part and slicked hair with spikes in the front. The line up makes it look super clean!

8. Boys Long Undercut

This European hairstyle is now becoming popular all over the world, and we can totally understand why. You get the perfect mix of suave layers and masculine buzzed hair. To style, blow dry the hair straight up and back, working a texturizing pomade in.

Long Top Undercut For Boys

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9. Short Teenage Cut

Good haircuts for teens should still be fuss-free. This mid taper style has been brushed forward and allowed to air dry. While this teen has straight hair, his cut will work great with wavy and curly textures as well, because the closely cropped sides promise a neat look any way.

10. Side Blown Undercut

For fashionable boys hairstyles, turn to the undercut for inspiration. Long hair on top and short hair on the sides and back is totally trendy right now. One of the best things about this look is how versatile it is to style. You can blow it back, create a pompadour, or part it on the side.

11. Short Fade Haircut for Boys

This clean and fresh style is great for showing off pretty curls in a boyish way. The keys to nailing this look are a smooth fade and a line up. When you first get a fade, ask for it to start low. Then if you like the look, you can later experiment with a high fade.

12. Cool Haircut for Curls

Natural texture is in right now, not just for girls but for boys too. If you want to work with your natural curls and waves, then don’t cut them too short. Instead let them be the star of your new look. Brushing your hair forward instead of back, cuts down on volume for a slicker style.

Teen Curly Undercut Haircut

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13. Textured Waves with Low Fade

If you want to find easy to style haircuts for boys, then choose something that doesn’t have to be blown out or treated with products. Keeping the length at less than two inches is the safest option if you want to be able to wash and go.

14. Teen Haircut for Thick Wavy Hair

The temple fade style is a favorite for teenage guys with wavy hair. By having the fade start lower on your head, you preserve more of that gorgeous texture! Fading out to skin at the ears and the nape offers a clean, modern finish.

Wavy Taper Fade Haircut

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15. Popular Side Part Cut

What’s the coolest way to rock the long-on-top trend? Definitely a side part. This chic style is fashionable and a little bit subversive all at the same time. You want your hair to look sleek, but not too perfect, so try blow drying it smooth but keep your product use spare.

Guys Long Top Side Part Hairstyle

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16. Cool Boys Pompadour

Trendy hairstyles for boys are all about transforming retro styles into something more modern. This look features a soft, touchable pompadour that is one or two shades lighter than the natural base color. To keep this look in place, try a hairspray that is dry, not sticky.

Burst Fade For Teenagers

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17. Ivy League for Teenagers

The Ivy League is a perfect boys hair cut. It is stylish enough to impress your friends and something your family will love too. This version looks especially cool because of the cute little pompadour. For styling that is structured and not stiff, try using mousse and heat protectant before you blow dry, and skip the products after.

18. Popular Cut with Long Top Layers

Here’s a style that will enhance the fashion factor of any outfit. To keep it looking super cool, style your hair to the side every morning but don’t make it overly perfect. Instead, blow dry your hair only half dry (just enough to mold in the necessary direction) and then let your natural texture come through.

19. Spiky Fauxhawk for Boys

Every little boy has dreamt of having a fauxhawk or a mohawk at some point, right? There’s no better way to show off a punky, boyish spirit. This is a great version of fauxhawk, because it is not too out there—this is still a look that is school-appropriate.

Choppy Fauxhawk Fade For Teens

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20. Side Part Teenage Hairstyle

For guy haircuts that give off a sharp, polished vibe, go for a side slicked look. To keep it modern, flip the front part back to frame the face better. Get a line up and shaved side part. These will upgrade the retro style with a more urban edge.

21. Modern Long Top Fade

We can think of a few celebrities who would be jealous if they saw this haircut. This is almost too adorable to stand. Someone has a lot of swagger for his age! To recreate this look, opt for a designed side part and cool, piecey locks on top.

22. Short and Slicked Back

Who doesn’t love teen hairstyles that exude confidence? Whatever new look you decide to try, make sure it’s something you’re comfortable with. This style—with medium-length hair on top—is a great alternative to the long top undercut because it is so much easier to pull off and style every day.

23. Boys Undercut Ponytail

If you want to go for super long hair on top, don’t forget one of the coolest styling options available to you: the ponytail. Guys with ponytails on top and shaved hair on the sides pretty much always look amazing. You can also try a simple bun to switch things up.

24. Perfect Haircut for Teen Guys

Best haircut ever. Really, this is fine barbering. The blend of a side pompadour and taper fade with a neat line up…well, it’s impressive. If you’re curious about trying this, the easiest way to ask for the cut will be to share this picture with your barber.

25. Handsome Layers with Shaved Sides

Some of the most fashionable haircuts for teenage guys feature long layers on top. While many guys wear comb overs and slicked back hairstyles, you can make your own statement with a chopped cut brushed onto the forehead.

26. Modern Pompadour

Pompadours were huge in the 1950s and 1960s. Today they are slowly but surely making a comeback. To give this classic style a modern twist, all you have to do is try something interesting with the sides. Trimming them super short will really elevate the Pomp.

27. Undercut for Boys

Versatility is important when it comes to boys haircuts. That’s why something like the undercut is perfect for the young and the old. While some parts are short, the top has a nice height, making it ideal for boys and teens who aren’t ready to go full on buzz cut. An undercut of this type works for all hair types except fine hair, so keep that in mind.

28. James Deen Boys Hair

Was there anyone more fashionable than James Deen? Probably not. Try copying his hairstyle but adding a contemporary accent such as cuts on the side. Teenage hair that is medium, thick, wavy, or curly can pull this off. Just be sure to tell your stylist to keep the sides short.

29. Straight Mohawk with Fade

There seems to be no limit when it comes to haircuts for boys with straight hair. However, a short mohawk with a fade for a boy who is about 10 or 11 years old will be most age appropriate. Since it’s on the shorter side, it’s suitable for school, but the fade adds some fun and flare.

30. Razor Up-Sweep Mohawk

Teenage guys with longer hair will love an up-sweep mohawk, especially if it has a more naturally vertical form as opposed to putting a whole bunch of hair gel to get it to stay in place. This look has dimension because it’s long on top, medium in the middle and super short on the bottom.

31. Low Fade for Thick Teenage Hair

Teen hairstyles that cater to thicker locks are great. This one in particular will appeal to guys who are looking for a medium cut with just a very subtle skin fade by the ears. It’s smooth in appearance, but doesn’t have any blunt cuts on top so it’s a much more relaxed.

32. Fade with Short Front Flip

You don’t see many front flips on young teenage boys. But it’s a super cool option which, when combined with a low fade and a shaved line in the middle, is so unique. You don’t have to copy this exact design, but if a front flip is what you’re after, ask your hairstylist what else you can do to add a little something extra to the whole look.

33. Medium Teen Faux Hawk

Faux hawks are one of the most popular guys hairstyles. Here, you see that the top is thick with even length all the way to the back of the head. It then gets shorter down the neck and on the sides. It’s important to note that the sides aren’t super short, allowing for faster growth if a boy wants to change things up soon.

34. Teen Edge Up

An edge up hair cut involves the barber straightening the hair line. Normally the hair is cut much shorter than this, but keeping the top medium or long allows for some youth that is found in most boys hairstyles.

35. Boys Hedgehog Style

Hedgehog hairdos usually imply that the hair will be a bit spiky. It’s a good skater boy choice for teens who aren’t excited about the idea of going too short. Just remember, this is going to require some hair product.

36. Teen Skin Fade with Layers

Hairstyles for boys who want layers and shorter hair are few and far between, but here you have that trendy skin fade with a lot of range thanks to the different lengths on top. The up-swept bang adds extra body as well.

37. Classic Comb Over

You can refer to this as a classic side part or a comb over. The tapered hair is an elegant choice for guys. When it comes to school photos, prom, and other special occasions, you really can’t go wrong.

38. Modern Wet Look Hairstyle for Boys

Hair products aren’t just for girls. This sleek style uses gel to create a wet, “surfer” look. It’s pretty much the groomed guy’s equivalent to the “wash and go.” You may want to load up on the product so that the style stays wet-looking throughout the day.

39. Haircut with A Side Part

A classic look, this side part hairstyle with volume is a good option for boys with rounder face shapes as it adds the length. Plus it is easy to master, just comb over wet hair to create a bump and you’re good to go. This go-to “heartbreaker” look was highly sought after in the 90s based on the characters like Zach Morris from Saved by the Bell—a great retro look now that the styles of that decade are becoming a trend again.

40. Side Bang And Side Undercuts

A great way to balance out a longer bang is to shave the sides to make it the focal point of the look. This haircut is perfect for young men with fine hair.

41. Spiked Guys Haircut

If you usually spike your hair, swoop it slightly to the side for an instantly different look. In this instance, the more gel the better to help the style to maintain its height and shape. A great option for a guy who is particular about his look and enjoys being stylish.

42. Facial Hair with Shaved Sides and Spikes

Standard beards are so last year! Show off your facial hair with a shaved strip in front of the ear and a seriously spiked top. This guys haircut is age-appropriate without seeming childish.

43. Fade Haircut For Boys

Another example of a brush cut, this option brushes hair forward for a more natural look. Paired with a smooth fade on the sides and back, it offers a statement boys hairstyle that doesn’t require any particular styling.

44. Reverse Layered Cut

Take the idea of a basic haircut and elevate it simply by brushing your hair in the opposite direction. Long layers on top provide versatility—you can brush forward for a bang or style a back sweep in a sort of pompadour. The faded sides provide a slight edge for a no-nonsense teen who likes options.

45. Cool Fauxhawk Boy`s Haircut

This style has major attitude, especially paired with attention-grabbing red hair. Kids will love this style as it has a similarity to the popular Marvin the Martian cartoon for a fun, carefree look.

46. Rock Star Guys Hairstyle

This heavily layered messy style is extremely popular with the lead singers of popular rock bands making it the perfect look for a teenage boy looking to enter the cool crowd in high school. For those that don’t mind extra maintenance, ask your stylist for subtle highlights throughout the cut to add dimension to the layers.

47. Laconic Hairstyle

Young English actor Asa Butterfield appeared at the “Ender’s Game” premiere, dressed and styled like an elegant dandy. The stylish suit and white shirt were completed with a fashionable hairstyle. Asa’s nape and temples were cut short, and his bangs were lifted and combed to one side. The cut and style flatter the young actor and complement his evening look ideally.

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48. Preppy Mod Look

Justine Bieber changes hairstyles when his moods change. One of his best formal looks is into preppy style. A swoop to one side and medium length work wonderful for Justine. His sleeked up hair features great shine and looks super neat.

Justine Bieber formal hairstyle

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49. Popular Hairstyle for Wavy Hair

Ansel Elgort’s hair is cut with approximately the same length at the sides and top and styled with definition to bring out his wavy texture. We’d say the length is critical in this picture. If you grow out your hair a bit longer on the sides, you risk getting an untidy look. Spray wax is a worthy product to achieve the texture like Elgort’s.

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50. Short-To-Medium Boy Haircut

Guys with fine straight hair, who do not like very short haircuts, can follow Joel Courtney’s example. The haircuts with bangs that are worn loose and a bit messy are extremely popular among teenagers. Adding a light wet effect achieved with wax, you’ll easily come up with a cool hairstyle like Joel’s.

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