Haircuts for Boys with Long Hair


Although long hair for men was more common in the 1970s, it is starting to make a comeback--especially with boys. Plenty of long haircuts for boys are trendy and inexpensive these days. Even though it can be difficult finding the perfect hairstyle, he should be able to find one that suits his style and personality.

Side swept

The side swept hairdo is ideal for slightly less active boys with longer, wavy hair. The hair is parted on the side, with the longer part hanging over the side of the head and forehead. This style is usually cut below the ears with the back hair barely touching the shirt collar. The side swept cut is perfect for school as well as formal occasions. Apply gel and run fingers through hair to style.


The shag hairstyle is perfect for slightly older boys, who want something different from the traditional tapered cut they may have grown up with. This style allows boys to express their personality a little better. Shag hairstyles work well on medium to long hair and is achieved by adding several layers throughout the hair. This look can be done with no bangs or layered bangs. The hair is usually cut below the ears and may touch the collar. The style takes some maintenance and may require frequents cuts when the layers grow out or it could look messy. Apply a touch of gel with your fingers and tousle hair to style.

Long curls

A long hairstyle is a good option for boys with naturally curly hair, because the weight of the hair tames down the curls. The hair length usually is from the shirt collar or past shoulders and has layers throughout. This style can be worn with or without bangs. Long hair can take a little more to maintain since it can get messy easily and may be more ideal for older or less active boys. Gel and mousse should be used to style to smooth done frizz and hold curls.

Long straight hair

Long hair can look great on boys with straight hair. The hair length is at least to the back of the shirt collar or past the shoulders. This style can be worn with or without bangs. It adds variation and shape to the hair to cut layers throughout the sides and back, but can be worn without layers. Longer hair may be more suitable for older boys, because it gets tangled easily and may take more work to manage.


Depending on your boys' age, face shape, hair texture, and how active he is, a long hair style may not be ideal for him. Consider these factors when choosing the right hairstyle for your child.

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