Choosing the Best Hairstyle for Boys
As the Mom of 2 good-looking (if I do say so myself) and savvy boys, it is my duty to stay on top of boy's hair styles and trends and know which are the best hair cuts for my guys. They want to look good, of course, which means having hair that is fashionable without being overly trendy or difficult.
Having good hair also means taking into consideration the hair thickness and texture as well as the shape of the face that it is framing. For example, my older guy has thick wavy hair which he likes to wear longish. He has an oval and, somewhat, thin face. He is not one for fussing with styling but he definitely wants to look cool. My younger son has soft, straight hair and a thin face. He likes bangs because he doesn't want hair flopping in his face. But he too, wants to look good and will spend long minutes combing and fixing his "do." Then he goes and shoves on his winter hat. Typical.
Kids' hair should never be too difficult to style themselves. No parent in this busy day-and-age has time to battle with difficult hair on anyone, including themselves. So, it is important to consider the boys' age and abilities when choosing a style. Furthermore, kids like to have the independence to, at least, participate in how they look.
So here it is, the latest and greatest hairstyles for boys:
#5 The Bieb
#5 The Bieber
You cannot talk about boy's hairstyles these days without mentioning Justin Bieber. In fact, some might expect to see "the Bieber" in the #1 position based on its almost hyper-popularity at the moment. I put the Bieb a little lower on the list because this trend is so hot that it is likely to burn itself out before long. I think a really great haircut should still be in style by the time you have grown out your layers.
The Bieber is a medium-length cut with long layers that are combed forward and flipped to one side. To get this look you would start with clean wet hair. Hang your head forward and blow dry pointing the dryer at the back of your head. Shake your head like a dog and there you have it: the Bieb. My husband points out that you could achieve the same look in less time by simply riding your snowmobile to school...backwards.
#4 The Emo
#4 The Emo
Unconventional and a bit Goth, I know, but "The Emo" is a hot fashion trend none-the-less. And you know, some kids look really good with this hair style. Before you freak-out envisioning your little angle with this devilish-do, just remember the (much worse) hairstyles of our youth. At least nobody wants to look like Motley Crew or Flock of Seagulls anymore.
#3 The Classic Clean-Cut Kid
#2 Wavy Waves
#3 The Classic
The Classic is the clean cut, boy next door look. This short style never ever goes out of fashion, it just requires a little "tweaking" now and again. And everyone looks great with this universally popular haircut.
The drawback is that some might consider it a little bit boring. More than likely, boys will end up with this style as an adult because they will want to be employed. So perhaps young boys could put this one on the "back burner."
#2 Wavy Waves: Boys with Curls
If the hair in question is curly or wavy then layers will help hair lay right and enhance the overall look. Bangs or no bangs and longer layers around the crown, make for a face flattering frame. Say that ten times fast!
I wouldn't go near curly hair with a hair dryer, it may get too voluminous or take the curl out. Either way it's too much work for boy hair. Instead, just comb damp hair into place and let air dry. Using a little hair styling product can help with frizz.
#1 The Retro: Mid-Length and Straight
#1 The Retro
Think of Mark Hamill in the original Star Wars Movies. Remember Luke Skywalker flipping his blonde, long-over-the-ears, hair as he held his light saber with both hands? Wasn't he cool back then? Well, the look is back. A huge boost to the resurgence of this hairstyle came, ironcally, from Darth Vader, To be precise, it was the "Darth Vader kid" who was featured in the award winning VW ad during the 2011 Super bowl. Soon after the Super Bowl, little Max Page made an appearance on the Today Show. When he removed his Darth helmet, I think I heard a collective "awwwww" across the land. What a cute kid and what great hair!
To sport this hairstyle you've got to have fairly straight hair. Bangs are straight across and the rest is long enough to cover the ears.
So there you have it, the top 5 best hairstyles for boys. Of course there are many more to choose from. There is the perennial "Bowl-Cut," or how about the ultra long "No Cut." Everyone loves the side parted, slicked down "Little Lord Fauntleroy" too. Whatever you choose for (and hopefully with) your boys, make sure that it reflects who they are. If they are happy with how they look, you will be too.
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pop on June 18, 2012:
prashant on April 27, 2012:
my face face shape is diamond ......i can not set my hairs........i m confuse which hair style is suitable for me plz say me.
Mrs. Menagerie (author) from The Zoo on February 09, 2012:
Yes, I'm here, are you?
rafi sahid on February 09, 2012:
hi i am rafi sahid
your hair is very nice
are you there
Mrs. Menagerie (author) from The Zoo on January 08, 2012:
Hey thanks Jack!
Jack David on January 06, 2012:
Like it bro
Mrs. Menagerie (author) from The Zoo on December 15, 2011:
Why thank you Ankur!
ankur sahu on December 15, 2011:
Mrs. Menagerie (author) from The Zoo on November 20, 2011:
Hey Natural Solutions,
Thanks for commenting!
naturalsolutions on September 13, 2011:
Emo hairstyle is very popular nowadays. Not just by it's name but the emo style are really great. For me it is really attractive, I have an emo hairstyle for almost a year but now i just get the clean cut for the sake of my work.
Mrs. Menagerie (author) from The Zoo on July 08, 2011:
The buzz is a great, never out of fashion do. Thanks for reading!
Philpott Online on July 08, 2011:
What a the "Buzz" cut. Is my son way out of style? It just so easy to do and his hair always looks done even when he rolls out of bed. I love it.
Mrs. Menagerie (author) from The Zoo on May 16, 2011:
Awesome TGFF...let's get your picture on here!
TheGuyFromFinland on May 01, 2011:
I still do look very much like Mötley Crüe (and I'm 16)...dunno, maybe it's just me :O
Mrs. Menagerie (author) from The Zoo on April 11, 2011:
Thanks Simone...yup, my younger guy has the Retro and he looks soooo cute. (I can't help it, I'm a proud Mom.)
Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on April 11, 2011:
Yeah! Retro all the way! Fun Hub XD