Chic Short Haircut

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It’s not easy choosing the right kind of haircut for your little guy.

Things always work better if you get them a haircut that matches their personality.

If they are a bit naughty, boys’ short haircuts are a perfect option for them to get.

Since there are literally hundreds of boys’ haircuts, we decided to list the most popular ones.

You don’t have to scour the internet for ideas when everything is in one place.

50 Most Popular Boys Short Hairstyles

To understand which short boys’ haircut work and which doesn’t, we suggest getting all the info out of our list that we thoroughly created for you.

Short Fade Haircut

Short Fade Haircut

Photo @pjabreu

A boys’ fade haircut is a very trendy option. It requires getting a buzz cut around the ears and then gradually fading toward the longer top.

Short Crop for Thick Hair

Short Crop for Thick Hair

Photo @ashxlauren

If your boy is lucky enough to have thick hair, then a short crop top is perfect. It incorporates layers that help you deal with thick hair.

Short Mohawk for Natural Hair

Short Mohawk for Natural Hair

Photo @dynasty_barbers

You don’t get a lot of boys with mohawks. It can look good, especially on those that have natural hair. The hair from the temples is kept long and provides a nice soft look.

Short Curly Hair

Short Curly Hair

Photo @alan_beak

Boys with curly hair can look cute. Taming that type of hair is problematic. It becomes much more manageable if you cut it short on the top and add a fade on the sides.

Textured Undercut

Textured Undercut

Photo @alan_beak

This one is cool, even for young boys. The sides are cut short while the top remains long. Then, the top is styled into a side spike, becoming the centerpiece of the hairstyle.

Messy Short Hair

Messy Short Hair

Photo @dynasty_barbers

You can get a very nice boy short haircut by creating some messy hair. With longer hair on top, it just takes a little styling to make this one look good. 

Spiky Hair Fade

Spiky Hair Fade

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This one works the same as the previous one. In this case, you will style the top more and create cool-looking spikes.

Short Afro

Short Afro

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This one involves handling your boy’s naturally curly hair. It should be cut shorter on the top and the sides, but a fade should be added to keep things balanced.

Short Asymmetrical

Short Asymmetrical

Photo @alan_beak

The short asymmetrical style works well on small boys. It is suitable for many face types. The back and sides should be shorter and the top longer, but you don’t have to style the top too much.

Quiff

Quiff

Photo @dynasty_barbers

Boys can benefit a lot from modern quiff hairstyles. The sides need to be trimmed and the top kept appropriately long. Now take a comb, comb everything back, and use a blow dryer so it helps you swipe everything back.

Curly Top

Curly Top

Photo @alan_beak

With curly hair, you get more options. Here you will have to leave the top longer and trim the sides. You can leave the curly hair on top to do its own thing, where the secret of the look lies.

Dyed Spike

Dyed Spike

Photo @jacksonbarber8.8

This hairstyle can look good on a little dude. First, you must create a short haircut but leave enough on the top. Spike the hair and color it in some exciting colors.

Simple Side Swept Hair

Simple Side Swept Hair

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Your little guy can have a very gentlemanly style with side-swept hairstyles. It may be too severe, but it is ever so cut. Grow the hair on top a bit longer, then swipe it to the side.

Side Swept and Undercut

Side Swept and Undercut

Photo @dynasty_barbers

You can expand on the previous one by adding an undercut. The process is simple and the top should be swiped to the side while shaving the sides.

Modern Bowl

Smiling Boy With Bowl Haircut

Your kid can have a polished style with a bowl cut. In this case, we prefer a modern version of it. The hair should be the same size and works best for those with straight hair.

Trimmed Design

Trimmed Design

Photo @kalin_barber

This one is more of a teen boy haircut. It involves trimming the sides to a zero cut and then styling the top with gel, mouse, or other hair products.

Short Hair and Line

Short Hair and Line

Photo @alan_beak

Your little guy can quickly get a bad boy to look as well. Trim the hair short and then add a line on the side. Nobody in the kindergarten will want to mess with him.

Thin Fringe

Thin Fringe

Photo @dynasty_barbers

A thin fringe requires keeping the front longer. The sides are shaven and a fade should be added as well. You can style the front a bit and your son can wear it for almost any occasion.

Side Swept Fringe

Side Swept Fringe

Photo @ashxlauren

This one is a style that never goes out of fashion, no matter what age you are. The short sides paid with a nice fringe swept on the side look amazing.

Uneven Cut

Uneven Cut

Photo @dynasty_barbers

An uneven cut is done on purpose here. Your son will have some spikes and additional styling options.

Mohawk

Mohawk

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Here is another bad boy look for your son. Hopefully, he behaves and only looks the part, but you can leave the mohawk up and style it any way you please. Add a fade around it and on the sides.

Pompadour

Pompadour

Photo @dynasty_barbers

You can never go wrong with a timeless classic. The pompadour is worn anytime and by anyone, even your son.

Buzzed Short

Buzzed Short

Photo @dynasty_barbers

This one is the best choice as it is low maintenance and you don’t have to get frequent haircuts. You have even more buzz cut lengths options, making it appropriate for your son.

Short Side and Long Curls

Short Side and Long Curls

Photo @alan_beak

You should never stifle curly hair. Instead, use it as an advantage. Trim the sides short and allow your top to go free. You don’t even have to style it.

Short Straight Hair

Short Straight Hair

Photo @dynasty_barbers

Good boys usually have straight hair and you can use that to their advantage to create a really sweet hairstyle. Keep the short straight hair natural without any added products and comb it appropriately.

Short Spikes With Highlights

Short Spikes With Highlights

Photo @barbersukraine

Get some shorter spikes for your little guy by cutting the hair shorter and spiking it up. You are going to need a bit of gel to get it to hold.

Short Hard Part Mohawk

Short Hard Part Mohawk

Photo @dynasty_barbers

You double down on getting a mohawk style and then adding a tricky part. This is something that will look good on older boys and one which will draw a lot of attention to them.

Hard Parted Blonde

Hard Parted Blonde

Photo @alan_beak

Blonde boys are absolutely the cutest. Style their hair appropriately by adding a tricky part to make it more distinguishable.

Short Comb-Over

Short Comb-Over

Photo @dynasty_barbers

A comb-over is one of the best baby boy haircuts. Since they are young, you don’t have to wait for their hair to grow; you style it and let them go their way.

Short Brown Hair With Bangs

Smiling Boy With Short Hair With Bangs

Probably the most traditional way to go with your child’s style. It involves styling the bangs of the natural hair while allowing the rest to flourish.

Short Spiky Bangs

Short Spiky Bangs

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There is more that you can do with the bangs than you think. You can spike them up and sweep them to the side for the best results.

Forward Swept Hard With Surgical Waves On Sides

Forward Swept Hard With Surgical Waves On Sides

Photo @dynasty_barbers

If you want a unique haircut for your son, try first by sweeping the hair forward. Trim the sides short and then add a surgical wave design.

Spikes With Hard-Parted Surgical Design

Spikes With Hard-Parted Surgical Design

Photo @dynasty_barbers

Another way to make everything look unique is by combing the spikes on top with a hard part. The surgical design on the sides makes things stand apart from the rest.

Messy Curls With Undercut

Messy Curls With Undercut

Photo @alan_beak

Mess up the curls that you are going to leave longer on top. Then go for an undercut on the sides, so the curly top becomes the center of all attention.

Combed Back Spiky Hair

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Combed Back Spiky Hair

You can almost picture Kevin from home alone here, can you? The spikey hair combed back and protruding upwards is a very good choice for fair hair kids.

Slicked Back Hairstyle

Slicked Back Hairstyle

Photo @dynasty_barbers

Even your kid will benefit from slicked-back hairstyles. It does not differ significantly from the one that grown-ups use and you will also need some styling products for it.

Winged Bangs

Photo @alan_beak

Faux Hawk And Line Cut

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Textured Fringe

Photo @alan_beak

Sideline Comb Over

Photo @alan_beak

Textured Top And Notches

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Blow Up Bangs

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Short Sponge Hair

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Curly Quiff

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Dyed Mini Pomp

Photo @kalin_barber

Bowl Cut

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Side Part Whirl Bangs

Photo @dynasty_barbers

Mid Wavy Mullet

Photo @isaac_sosapro

Fade And Pomp

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Buzz Cut And Hairtattoo

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How to Get and Maintain

Step 1 – Choose one of the hairstyles from the list

There are many options, and you can pick one based on your child’s character or how you want it to be perceived.

Step 2 – Allow the hair to grow to the appropriate length

You will need to cut the sides shorter and leave the top a bit longer.

Step 3 – Style

Since most of the action happens on top, you will need to style it appropriately and with care.

Step 4 – Get some hair products

You will definitely need gel or hair balm, so be sure to sock up on those.

FAQ

What is the most popular short boy haircut?

Some famous short boy haircuts are fade haircuts and parted styles.

What is a cool short haircut for boys?

Some cool short haircuts for boys involve messy hairstyles or spikey haircuts.

What is a number 3 haircut?

The number 3 haircut style involves cutting the hair to three eights in length.

Which short haircut is best for a schoolboy?

One of the most appropriate haircuts for school boys is a pompadour or the side-swept one.