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60 Cute Toddler Boy Haircuts Your Kids will Love

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The toddler stage of life is challenging for all – both parents and the child. The toddlers are not infants anymore and they are beginning to see the world in a different light, knowing that there are so many things that they can do and the discovery of walking on two feet is quite a feat for them. And one of the things to commemorate this striking change is by getting their first haircut. Most cultures do not give their child a haircut until they turn one, even making it a sort of celebratory ritual on their first birthday. Of course, not everyone has to do this, and your toddler can get a haircut anytime you deem fit.

As parents, you might want to preserve the infant image – cute little bubbly, chubby faces – that you have come to know every inch of. But as they grow into a toddler, they start losing a little bit of fat here and there, and you want to rethink how their hair factors in. Some children might be used to sporting a ponytail so the hair doesn’t disturb their vision, and others might have used another kind of gadget for the same purpose. But the impending haircut is upon the parent-child duo and the age-old question of what kind of haircut is the next challenge, especially for boys. Toddler boys often sport shorter hair, when compared to girls, though some parents keep their toddler boys’ hair long and avoid cutting it as much as possible. And this is of course, under your discretion.

Wondering what kind of toddler boy haircut do you want for your child? Look no further. Presented below are toddler hairstyles for inspiration and advice on how to cut and style your little boy’s hair.

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Angular Fringe
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Angular Fringe

An angular fringe is a great addition to a french crop. Gives an edge that works perfectly with those round babyfaces.

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 Wispy Dreams
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Wispy Dreams

This cut requires both clippers and scissors to create a clean-cut look on the bottom that blends into wispy, textured pieces on top.

How to get it – Use a number four or five clipper head on the bottom while blending it into the longer top. When cutting the top, use the layering technique to create those wispy pieces rather than one length overall.

A few small pieces can hang into the face but an entire set of bangs should be avoided. Styling – This cut can be left alone or a small amount of mousse can help define the texture up top.

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The Mop Top

The Mop Top

Some boys are born for long and crazy hair and that is why they invented the Mop Top. Kids with pin-straight hair should steer clear of these little boy haircuts.

This toddler hairstyle works best with fine or wavy hair that has some form of texture. The clippers can be put away in place of scissors for this style. Keep in mind that this haircut is tapered around the neck and ears while getting longer up top.

How to get it – When cutting, choose the length depending on preferences. Keep it clean-cut around the ears and add in some long layers, but keep in mind that it is supposed to be a bit shaggy, so make sure not to make the layers too short.

Frame wispy bangs right above the child’s eyes and blend them as they go down to the sides.

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Hardline and Medium Top
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Hardline and Medium Top

Lines so sharp they could cut through the air!

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Straight Bowl Cut
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Straight Bowl Cut

Your mini isn’t too eager to stay too long at the barber’s? A medium scissor cut will definitely be the smoothest transaction.

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Smooth Quiffed Taper
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Smooth Quiffed Taper

Classically tapered, this haircut is one to always regard as a go-to when you’re not really sure what to go for. Clean and very smart.

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Classic Caesar with Medium Fringe
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Classic Caesar with Medium Fringe

This caesar crop said Rock ‘n Roll the texture! Left a little longer than your usual caesar haircut allows the added texture to play its part at looking as cool as ever.

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Spiky Top and Fade
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Spiky Top and Fade

When you’re working with shapes, keep the clean lines to frame your mini’s features. The lineup here looks amazing with the brush-up. A favorite detail of this look is the top left corner where the line cuts at an angle. Genius!

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French Crop and Fade
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French Crop and Fade

The low fade and choppy fringe of this french cut somehow manage to balance each other out when it comes to ratios. The haircut looks like it was specifically made for their features.

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Side Part and Side Brush Back
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Side Part and Side Brush Back

A casanova if I’ve seen one! With a haircut like this, they’ll know they’ll be looking dapper. If you’re looking to add a little bit of character to your mini’s style, opt for a medium length like the one in the picture.

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Mini Elvis Presley
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Mini Elvis Presley

This is the start of some great hair inspiration for the little ones. Imagine looking back at photos and seeing themselves with a haircut as epic as The King himself.

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Mini Pompadour
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Mini Pompadour

Mini pompadour, volumized brush back? I say, all of the above! This haircut doesn’t lack volume or character!

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Textured Scissors Cut
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Textured Scissors Cut

Don’t let the length fool you, kids can wear a longer hairstyle and still look put together for any occasion.

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Fringe Medium Messy Hair
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Fringe Medium Messy Hair

In this case, we see a possibly overgrown caesar crop. Classic and playful. Perfect if your mini is a tad particular when it comes to getting their hair cut.

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Cool and Casual Top with Shave
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Cool and Casual Top with Shave

Don’t let anybody tell you short hairstyles aren’t cool. Look at that texture, look at that short hardline, it all just comes together with the right amount of flair.

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Hard Part and High Fade
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Hard Part and High Fade

Great for the hotter months, this high fade will guarantee your mini staying and looking fresh!

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Classic Taper and Side Part on
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Classic Taper and Side Part on

The scissor crop at the top is what finishes this look! Observe the texture details that work so well when we have this amount of hair up front.

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Thin Spiky Dry Hair
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Thin Spiky Dry Hair

Spiky hair is an old-school cool that’s coming back in recent times. Give it a try and let them feel what those funky spikes feel like on the palms of their hands.

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Shining, Glowing Short Curls
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Shining, Glowing Short Curls

What’s more adorable than seeing little boys with their bouncy curly hair? It’s probably the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, time to show off your little prince’s shiny baby curls.

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Cute Faded Sides with Casual Top
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Cute Faded Sides with Casual Top

Green and red are said to be complementary colors. Give your red-haired baby boy a fresh looking cut to bring out his sparkly green eyes and chubby cheeks.

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Every Class Has This One Footballer
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Every Class Has This One Footballer

Nowadays, athletes can’t only step up their performances, but also their styles. Why opt to only be a star on the field when your kid can be a superstar every day with this cool and breezy haircut?

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Thin Hair Looks Best When Brushed Up
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Thin Hair Looks Best When Brushed Up

Hair needs time to grow and get thicker. Until then, play around with a little bit of natural hair gel product to style your boy’s hair into a brush-up. It looks fresh and it never goes out of style.

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Angled Fringe with Textured Crop
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Angled Fringe with Textured Crop

The angular fringe makes a great highlight to your kid’s facial features. Pair it with a scissor crop or buzz cut and it becomes an easy style to pull off.

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Retro Overgrown Look
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Retro Overgrown Look

You don’t need to wait for Halloween to dress up and rock this retro cut. If your boy has naturally wavy hair, play around with this style because the bigger the better!

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Messy French Crop with Disconnected Undercut
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Messy French Crop with Disconnected Undercut

You can get super creative and go for something that makes the little one stand out. In this case, is the disconnection of length with the undercut and hardline that completes the look.

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Straight Bangs with Faded Sides
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Straight Bangs with Faded Sides

This haircut is a no-fuzz one keeping it clean and propper. The straight choppy fringe is the perfect compliment for a french crop like like this.

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Party in the Front
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Party in the Front

For boys that are looking for toddler boy haircuts for thick hair that naturally falls forward, they can bring the party up to the front. Start with a number five or six clipper head at the bottom and blend into longer lengths while going up the head.

Once the hair reaches slightly below the upper hairline, start using the scissors. The upper back part of the head should be layered shortly while the hair blends into longer lengths as it makes its way to the front.

Use the scissors or a razor to create long, choppy layers upfront. The hair in the front should be long but not long enough that it hangs down into the face.

Since this haircut is made for thicker hair, the style should hold itself up pretty well. Use gel or mousse to add texture and to keep the hair upfront from falling flat.

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Flat Side Swept Thin Hair
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Flat Side Swept Thin Hair

If you leave the fringe short enough and cut the sides super close to the skin this is the adorable result. Styling is super easy as all you have to do is brush it to the side.

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Cute Hard Part and Quiff
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Cute Hard Part and Quiff

Your kid looks up to you, this haircut makes a superb option for you to match with them. The lineup and hard part will be fun for them to feel and explore their new hairdo!

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Little Big Fohawk
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Little Big Fohawk

Literally cannot deal with how cute this kid is with the little big fohawk. This mini isn’t old enough to appreciate how cool they look but they have for sure won my heart.

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Ivy League
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Ivy League

The ivy league is an easy and classic option for those who like to keep it clean and smart. If your kid is going anywhere that has a hair-code, this look is a no-brainer.

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Shortened Texture

Shortened Texture

This little boy hairstyle offers easy maintenance and is perfect for little guys with thick hair that does not handle cow licks gracefully.

How to get it – Use a number four clipper head attachment on the sides and back of the head while using a number six or seven on the top. The clippers should also be used to blend the top with the sides. When it comes to the neck and around the ears, scissors may have to be used to create a clean finish.

Styling – This hairstyle can be left alone but can also work well with a loose-hold gel.

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Naturally Curly

Naturally Curly

If a boy is blessed with beautiful curls they should have a haircut that lets them shine.

How to get it – This cut is left at about two inches all around. Scissors may have to be used to get the back of the neck and around the ears cut up nice but, all in all, the hair should remain one length. Use the fingers and the pull-out technique to cut the hair while keeping the curl in mind when measuring the length.

Styling – A small amount of mousse can be used but, for the most part, curly hair can be left natural.

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Beach Waves

Beach Waves

This cut is a nice in-between look for boys who do not want long or short hair. It works great for the little ones who are blessed with natural thick waves.

How to get it – When cutting, it should land nice and clean around the ears and neck. The sides should be cut at about an inch while the top blends up to two or three inches long. Blend the top and bottom using scissors and a comb while doing to finger technique to measure the length up top. Layering should not be needed.

Styling – This style is great because it can be let loose with a light mousse or spiked up with a stronger gel.

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Long Fringe and Hard Part
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Long Fringe and Hard Part

Did your kid tell you they’d like to have long hair? Here’s a way to compromise by letting them keep some of it and looking badass while you’re at it.

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Ginger Boy Side Swept Fringe
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Ginger Boy Side Swept Fringe

Scissor crops will always be a favorite for many parents because it is something they can always count on when it comes to easy styling. A side-swept fringe works perfectly but you could choose from a wide variety of bangs for your little one.

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Classic Hard Part with Side Brush
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Classic Hard Part with Side Brush

It is never too early to teach your kid about the hard part style. It literally looks good on everyone at any age! And with that charming smile, he’s ready to steal the spotlight.

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Drake Inspired back to School Style
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Drake Inspired back to School Style

When you rock this on the first day of your school, it will raise looks because of how neat it is. The sides are taper faded with an angular lineup. Not to mention the top is buzz cut with a straight hairline.

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Those Irregular Strands for Regular Days
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Those Irregular Strands for Regular Days

Since most toddlers’ hair is very soft, you can use a little bit of natural hair gel to give texture to your boy’s hair. Just keep it light and simple.

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Long and Layered

Long and Layered

These little boy haircuts is a little more difficult but adds a lot of style for a groovy young man. Boys with extremely curly or pin straight hair will not achieve this look very easily, but it is great for everyone in between.

This haircut is long but not the same as the mop-top. How to get it – When cutting this style, use a razor blade to cut the lengths rather than scissors. This will add a lot of texture all around. There should be no straight lines and no clean cuts in this haircut, just a lot of layers and a lot of texture.

The hair should go halfway over the ears and have bangs that land slightly over the eyebrows while swooping to one side. Styling – Use a light mousse to arrange wet hair in the desired areas and blow-dry for a smoother look.

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Spliced Up Nice

Spliced Up Nice

This is another in-between cut for all the straight-haired little Joe’s. Again, use the razor for a layered and textured appearance. This cut is similar to Long and Layered but is shorter and, therefore, requires shorter layers.

How to get it – The haircut should only cover the tip of the ears and the bangs should be spliced up about half an inch away from the eyebrows.

The thing to remember when cutting this hair is to create shorter layers up top that will add volume to hair that naturally falls flat. Styling – Brush wet hair forward, use a light mousse to define the layers, and blow-dry.

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Short and Spiky
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Short and Spiky

Similar to the Shortened Texture, these little boy hairstyles are easy to cut and maintain. It works best for youngsters with thick and naturally straight hair.

How to get it – When cutting, use a number two clipper head on the sides and back and a number three on top. This style requires good blending all around, simply run the clippers throughout the hair on all sides, making sure to blend naturally.

Depending on the length, stand-alone clippers may be needed around the neck and ears, but scissors can work as well. Styling – This haircut is usually left on its own but can be styled, if desired, with gel for a more spiky appearance.

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Straight Fringe Straight Outta Salon
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Straight Fringe Straight Outta Salon

A u-shaped fringe will look cute on little ones no matter what haircut it pairs with!

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Faux Hawk
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Faux Hawk

Some boys have inner rock stars that just need to come out and that is where the Toddler Faux-Hawk is found. How to get it – These little boy hairstyles are done similarly to Wispy Dreams, however, the clippers will cut the shorter lengths higher on the head.

Once the cut is done, there should be a small amount of longer hair at the top, about two inches wide across the head, while the shorter hair should be blended and clipped with a number three or four clipper head.

Use the scissors to cut the longer portion, using small amounts of the layered cutting technique in order to add some texture. Styling – Use gel to style by molding the hair up into a point or let it hang free for a casual rocker appearance.

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Long and Textured French Crop
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Long and Textured French Crop

A french crop can have a couple of variations in terms of texture and length. The longer fringe is there to match the longer texture the top was given.

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Mini Pompadour

Mini Pompadour

This style is perfect for the little hipsters that want unique toddler boy haircuts.

How to get it – For this haircut, start with a number one clipper head around the lower neck area and around the ears. As the hair moves up, use a number two and three clipper head to create a blended look. The hair on top should be cut using scissors.

Keep the hair at the front of the head, long enough that it can be slicked all the way back. When cutting the hair farther towards the back front area, use the scissors to layer and blend the hair with the longer lengths at the front.

Make sure the hair in the back does not fall too far at the back of the head. The top hair should be long enough that it can be styled all the way back while also being teased to create the classic “pompadour puff.”

Styling – In order to style this haircut, tease the hair on top in order to obtain the desired height and use gel, mousse or hair wax to smooth out the puff and keep in in place.

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Baby Punk
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Baby Punk

In order to create this style, you want to keep the sides short and leaving the top with the desired length to style later. This is a fun look for your toddler and it will definitely make him stand out.

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Spiked Thin Hair with Faded Sides
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Spiked Thin Hair with Faded Sides

Some parents take onto themselves to express a little bit of themselves with their offspring’s choice of hairstyle, this spiked thin look can make the little ones look like a mini version of their parent!

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Hardline Design and Brush Up
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Hardline Design and Brush Up

Don’t be afraid to experiment a little, ask your barber to do a little bit of shaved lines design on your kid. They might love to see something a little bit unconventional on themselves!

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Hard Part Temple Fade
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Hard Part Temple Fade

This one is for the minis that want to look a little bit more like the grown-ups. A super serious look that will get them feeling like they rock!

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Blonde Side Brush with Part
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Blonde Side Brush with Part

A shaved side part line like this can be a great addition to a long-ish top. That way you can make sure it stays parted the way you want it to.

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Intersecting Messy Top
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Intersecting Messy Top

These waves are thriving on a medium length top crop! Disheveled, you can totally let them get their style ready by themselves in the mornings.

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Side Swept with Lollipop
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Side Swept with Lollipop

Oh dear, this little one has all the attitude the universe failed to bestow upon some of us! And paired with that haircut I’d dare say they know they look good.

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Low Key Faux with Brush Up
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Low Key Faux with Brush Up

This faux hawk gives quite the mullet vibes because a little length has been left in the back. You can style just the front for a cute push up look.

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Dapper Side Part
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Dapper Side Part

When it comes to more classic youngsters, this is the style to choose. This style works great for boys with thinner hair that will lay down flat. It can also be done with wavier hair in a more textured fashion.

How to get it – Depending on preferences, cut the bottom with a number one, two or three clipper head. Judging by the length used for the bottom, then determine what clipper head should be used around the top.

The bottom should be short and clean-cut while the top should only be one head-length longer. Use stand-alone clippers to clean up around the neck and ears. Styling – Wet the hair and part at the side while using a gel or mousse with a strong hold.

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Thin Hard Part Dapper Cut
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Thin Hard Part Dapper Cut

Got a special event coming up and you can’t decide on the little one’s hairstyle? This haircut is super dapper and no matter the occasion it’ll make sure they look more than adequate when the time comes.

 

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Twin Shaved Side Swept
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Twin Shaved Side Swept

Whether you might be able to entertain your toddler into sitting still enough to get this kind of detailing done or not, we leave to you and to your barber’s discretion; but the shaved lines are a great way to style such a traditional haircut as it is the side part. 

 

FAQs

How do I cut my 2 year olds hair?

Cutting your 2-year-old’s hair can be done at home or a specialized children’s salon. If you decide to do it at home, you must prepare everything you need beforehand.

Place a sheet on the floor, so it’s easier to gather the hair down there. Place the chair where your toddler will be seated during the haircut, preferably something with a seatbelt on, like the high chair for eating. on the sheet. Get your scissors, comb, and small water spray, and ensure that the other materials needed are within reach or are close enough that you don’t need to leave your toddler in order to get them. Keep your toddler busy by placing toys, books, or anything that can distract your child in front of them.

Start by using the water spray and wet sections that you are going to chop – ideally, you start in the front section as it is important to keep hair short there and away from their eyes to avoid irritation. Remember that your child might be unable to keep still, so chop fast and don’t hesitate.

Also, remember that you might not finish the haircut in one sitting as the child can become irritated from sitting for a long time. If that’s the case, you can always continue after 2 to 3 hours or the next day if you’d like.

How often do toddlers need haircuts?

Two to three times a year would be ideal or as per the seasonal change.

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