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40 Cool Haircuts for Kids for 2022

Children always deserve the best things: top styles that both of you will admire


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Aware of the fact that both parents and the kids from time to time are looking for very unique haircuts we’ve decided to present some of the coolest haircuts for kids out there.

We have some classic cuts with a twist but mostly quite avant-garde haircuts that surely by it’s original character will let the kids shine. When your children are looking for something different you may find some inspiration to look further then the more or less regular haircuts.

Josh Flitter classic old style top mop hairstyle
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Divided into two-part – the first one brings us hairstyles that all parents would like to see and the second part more unique cuts that’ll make our little ones jump on the barber’s chair with joy.

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Hard Side Part with Taper

For a classy haircut, this side part style will serve you well. It’s mostly formal and tidy, but the swooped hair adds just a touch of messiness.

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Blonde Spiky Highlights on Kid

Spikes with that pocky thorny texture are quite hard to come by these days so let’s enjoy this one for now and see what it really is. The taper fade on the sides is just too good with that perfect line up with a brush-up texture always comes in handy, don’t forget that sleeky blond highlight dye.

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Sweet Boy Mop Top Hairstyle

Classic 90’s kid’s go-to haircut, that mop top is a good blend between casual and not so casual. The free-flowing strands give it some life whereas the sides are slightly tapered in layers to keep that volume intact but to also have it under control.

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Textured French Crop with Disconnection

Here is an incredibly trendy hairstyle that will easily set you apart. The sharp disconnected line and messy top are distinctive and stylish.

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Comb Over with Fringe

Here’s a simple combed over hairstyle that you can’t go wrong with. Great for both casual and formal situations.

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Neat Side Fade with Brush Up

Look at that line-up, that neat fade on the side, and one neat brush-up. The absence of a side part makes this one quite a unique one because usually, we see a part and some sort of side part. The key is to keep length relatively short but not too short.

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Simple Yet Trendy Hairlines

Fine faded sides with that shaved line can either be a hard part or it can be a part of a pattern but for sure it is full of style. The temple, however, is faded with top gaining volume to look thick and lively.

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Side Swept Little Pompadour

Is that Mike Ross in the making? The pushed back top with a slight quiff on the forehead tells that he is ready for a meeting and he is going to win! The sides are slightly tapered to respect the top but that hard part is subtle yet present enough that you feel it

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Brushed Up Fringe Boys Hairstyle

There we have it, a skateboarder version of the style. The top is quite thick with pocky texture but brush up towards the forehead. The sides are slightly tapered so that it doesn’t get messy but still regains girth. Less maintenance as well, who doesn’t love that?

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Curvy Brush Up Top with Low Fade

Where do we even begin? The top is curled brush up which is quite a soccer look and the sides are undercut tapered. That’s not it though, the extreme low fade with temple fade brings all the fun to thin haired dense top. Brush those fingers through it from time to time.

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Junior Pompadour Blonde

The pompadour is a great look, but a tall pompadour can cause imbalance when worn by younger boys. One trick is to shrink the pompadour so it fits better.

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Combed Over Side Part for Kids

If you like the side part style but want something a bit longer, try this look. The bulk of the hair is brushed to the side while the sides and back are nice and even.

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Kids Boys French Crop Undercut

The undercut is yet another good style for boys. This undercut uses a French crop on top and features a symmetrical fringe.

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Disconneced French Crop

Neat yet full of texture, this disconnected variation on the classic French crop is extremely striking. A large hard part divides the hair into two sections that greatly contrast in length.

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Asymmetric Texture

Here’s a haircut that will make you stand out in a crowd. The sharp fringe is obviously the focal point, but the messy texture on top is also very visually impactful.

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Buzz Cut with Tapered Fade

Simple and easy to maintain, this buzz cut is ideal for active youngsters. The slight taper on the side is a nice touch that changes things up just a little.

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Faux Hawk

The faux hawk is a tried and true haircut that works well with a variety of hair types. It’s a fun and spiky style that young boys are sure to love.

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Wavy Pompadour with Design

Here’s another take on the pompadour that adds a bit of waviness to the hair. The design on the side adds an interesting angular element to the cut.

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Layered Side Brushed Blonde Kid

This layered haircut creates a nice wavy motion in the hair. This is another cut that can easily accompany a highly active lifestyle, and it suits boys of any age.

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French Crop with Skin Fade

If your little one is after a more unique haircut, this French crop is definitely a cut to consider. It’s straightforward and a little different.

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Taper Shaved Sides with Brushed Up Top

For a really suave look, consider this classy brushed up hairstyle. It features a shaved design on the side that adds a bit of edge.

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Textured Fringe

Good for boys who like short hair, this textured hairstyle is especially beneficial for thinner, finer hair, as it adds a lot of motion without requiring volume.

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Brush up Skin Fade Blonde

This is a fun hairstyle that’s great for boys who want a very casual and playful look. The hair stands straight up for an eye-catching appearance.

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Short Top Tossed Taper Fade

Do you see another Lionel Messi in the making too? Here’s the soccer-inspired cheeky hairstyle with that tossed brush up with that sides being taper faded which makes everything formal yet informal.

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Back To School Scissor Cut

This scissor cut is traditional on top and trendy on the sides. The disconnected line up on the left adds an asymmetrical twist that makes this style stand out.

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Undercut Slicked Back Blonde

An undercut is always a solid choice for older boys. Here’s a simple, neat variation that’s classy and elegant.

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Hardline Design

Have you ever seen side part mixed with slicked back? Well here we are, this is a classic example of one, with sides being tapered and faded at the right spots. The shaved lines are just too much of a style statement to handle and the neckline is skin faded, can you take all of it in?

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Messy Top with Short Strands Texture

Messy hair doesn’t have to look scruffy or unruly. It can create tons of fun and exciting texture, as shown here.

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Stranded Top with Fade

Harry Potter is that you? The falling fringe with that side being faded adds so much panache to this cute hairstyle The top is all frizzy and since the hair is thin, it looks like it has tossed texture with that silky shine to it. Those glasses make it a million times better, don’t they?

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Hardcore MoHawk

Kids and mohawk is not a very usual or common sight that you’d have but here is the exotic look. The sides are straight up shaved for a better emphasis on the top with the temple being faded completely. The top is all thin hair yet frizzy and brush up for that perfect chill look.

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When Summer Holidays Hit

Is that smile making the whole look ten times better? Hell yes, the curly texture on the top is always fun because it regains the length of the hair and even if it is thin it looks heavy due to the product. Moreover, the shaved slit on the sides is just perfect.

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Small Spikes with Faded Sides

Brush up? Yes please, tapered sides? Yes please, and a sleek fade, definitely yes, please. The shaved line adds the soccer haircut look to the whole style and this thin brush up just supports the whole outlook.

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Layered Mo-Hawk

Best for slightly older boys around the middle school age, this hairstyle will stand out in a crowd. It’s a short mohawk that’s very dramatic and attention-grabbing.

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High Volume Loose Brush Up

Many boys want a hairstyle that will match their energetic personalities. This high volume brush up communicates youthfulness like few other haircuts can, so it’s an excellent option for kids.

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Hard Part with Side Brush

Side part styles can be versatile for young boys. They can be styled to be neat and proper or messy and laid-back (as shown here).

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Disconnected Spiky Soccer Hairstyle

Another athletic-inspired look, this hairstyle features hair spiked up into a slight faux hawk, while a curved line is shaved into the side for a unique flair.

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Neat Side Part Little Boy

Is that Harvey Spectre in the making? The hard part clearly separates top to the sides and that combed slicked back texture tells that details are everything and no hair is allowed to move. The sides are equally tapered without fade to regain that weight on the sides while the top still looking dominant.

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Textured Angular fringe

Inspired by popular athletic hairstyles, this heavily textured style belongs in its own category. The contrast of the fringe and the messy top is interesting and stylish.

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Twice Disconnected Slicked Back Blonde

Here’s a very slick hairstyle that features brushed up hair and two shaved lines on the side. This is a bold, trendy look that’s ideal for a more preppy style.

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Designer Afro Hair

Inspired by athletes and urban style, this shaved design helps to accentuate the small afro. If desired, the hair on the top can be grown out a bit.

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Disconnected Side Part with Line Up

Another style with dual hard parts, this disconnected side part style is a more mature look that will suit slightly older, fashion-forward boys.

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Subtle Line Up with Faded Temple

The line up is a very convenient style for kids. When paired with a temple fade, a line up creates a tidy, well-kept appearance.

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Ombre Fade Design and French Crop

Where do we even begin? The top is a classic french crop with that pocky straight texture, the sides, however, are very stylish with that mid fade but line ups are not included in the fade. Lastly, the temple is usually faded but this is not your usual haircut, the pocky temple tells a lot!

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Sophia Jackson is a professional stylist and colourist for Barron’s London Salon in Atlanta, GA. When she’s not styling hair or researching the latest trends, you can find her shopping in trendy boutiques or sipping bubbly at a concert in Chastain park.