21 Cute And Trendy Toddler Boy Haircuts

21 Cute And Trendy Toddler Boy Haircuts

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By the time your baby boy turns a toddler, he will have enough hair for you to think about its styling. You may want to keep it short and cute or grow it long but either way, you can style it well.

Wondering how such a tiny tot’s hair can be styled? You will be surprised to know that there are some really fantastic ways to try. MomJunction gives you 21 toddler boys’ hairstyles and haircut ideas. Choose the one you like.

1. Short and spiky

Short and spiky

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The toddler boy’s short haircut can be done using an electric trimmer/clipper or scissors.

How to:

  • Wash the hair and dry it a bit leaving some dampness.
  • Using a comb, straighten out the hair and begin cutting from the nape upwards at the back of the head.
  • Repeat the shorter cuts on the sides but not all the way to the top.
  • Comb the hair at the top section of the hair. Get the hair into the bristles of the comb and make small cuts at a time. Keep cutting until the hair on the top does not fall but remain straight and spiky.
  • If you are cutting using an electric trimmer, then use the number one size clipper head on the sides and back of the head. For the top of the head, use number three size clipper head.

Face type: Round, oval, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight

2. Mop top

Mop top

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If you want to keep his hair long but don’t want it to get messy, then you may consider the mop-top look.

How to:

  • The boy should have hair long enough to cover the entire nape, ears, and almost cover the eye.
  • Comb the hair straight from top to bottom such that the hair falls downwards.
  • Slowly cut from the back in a way that they cover half of the nape. Comb the hair towards the front such that they slightly cover the neck below the ears.
  • Cut the hair over the ears so that they cover a third to half of the ear.
  • Cutting from the front is a matter of preference. There are two ways to do it. You can comb the hair down at the front and cut them so much that they partially cover the eyes. Or cut them so much that they only cover the eyebrows.
  • Once you are done with the cutting from the front, you can move the hair to the side over the eyebrows or leave them straight over the eyes, depending on the young man’s preference.

Face type: Oval, long
Hair type: Wavy

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3. Classic side parted

Classic side parted

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In this classic toddler boy hairstyle, you part the hair to the side giving him that gentleman look.

How to:

  • Wash the hair and leave it a bit damp before cutting them.
  • Comb the hair straight towards the back. Start cutting from the back such that the hair gradually increases in length as it goes up the head.
  • Once you are done cutting from the back, make a side parting of the hair at the top. Take a comb, run it towards the side of the parting, and get some hair between the bristles.
  • Cut the hair within the bristles. Keep the hair long enough to remain settled on one side when making the side parting.
  • Continue cutting until you get the desired length of hair. If the hair on the sides and back seem a bit long, then you can use an electric trimmer with number two clipper head to trim the hair short.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, thin

4. Beach waves

Beach waves

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This suits toddlers who have hair that is somewhere between wavy and straight.

How to:

  • Dampen the hair with a water mist spray.
  • Comb the hair straight at the nape and cut it upwards till the neck.
  • Comb the hair sideward and then cut them clean over the ears. You may leave the sidelocks short or of medium length.
  • Trim the hair on the top of the head by combing the hair forwards. Alternatively, you may run the comb through the hair, and cut short sections of hair that come out of the bristles.

Face type: Oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Wavy, partially curly

5. Wispy hair

Wispy hair

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This haircut suits toddlers who have straight and thin hair that flows downwards.

How to:

  • Wash the toddler’s hair and wipe it to keep damp.
  • Comb the hair straight at the front and the back.
  • Cut the hair with small cuts. The hair stays shorter at the back. Therefore, cut it all the way to the top of the nape.
  • Trim the hair over the ears leaving it about a couple of centimeters above the ear.
  • Comb the hair on the top of the head to the front over the forehead. Slowly cut the hair above the eyebrows leaving a fringe.
  • Use a comb to gently spread the fringe thus leading to the wispy hair look.

Face type: Oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Thin, straight

6. Faux-hawk cut

Faux-hawk cut

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If you are looking for a stylish hairstyle, especially for an older toddler, then faux-hawk cut is the right one. The hairstyle suits thick and tough-to-comb hair.

How to:

  • Cut the hair short on the sides and back. If you are using an electric trimmer, then use a number one size clipper head.
  • After cutting at the back of the head and the sides, make a side partition and comb the hair all in one side.
  • Run the comb from the partition towards outside away from the partition. Take a small section of hair from the shorter side of the partition and cut it slowly. Remember, you need to keep the hair longer on the other side of the partition.
  • Comb the longer side of the hair away and upwards from the partition multiple times to raise the hair in one direction thus giving the faux-hawk look. If your toddler’s hair is thick and stiff, it will hold the position all day.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Thick and tough but not curly or wavy

7. Pyramid spikes

Pyramid spikes

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This cut is very similar to the spiky cut, but here you leave slightly longer hair at the center. You also comb the hair from both sides of the head towards the center midline of the head leading to a pile of hair that forms a pyramid-like shape.

How to:

  • Wash the hair and leave it partially wet.
  • Cut the hair short from the sides and the back. You can use number one clipper head if you are using an electric trimmer.
  • At the top section of the head, comb from both the sides of the head towards the center. You can use your fingers to gently move the hair from both the sides to the center.
  • Once you have created a pointy mount of hair at the center, run it through the bristles and make shorter cuts. Keep cutting until you have attained the desired length.
  • You can use a bit of baby hair oil to keep the spiky look intact for the rest of the day.

Face type: Long, oval
Hair type: Straight

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8. Slicked back hair

Slicked back hair

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It is similar to the classic side-parted toddler hairstyle but has a vintage look to it.

How to:

  • If your toddler has medium length hair, then you have to make a side partition and comb back the hair from the front. You can use baby hair oil in case the hair does not get back easily.
  • If the hair is long, then you may trim it a bit at the sides and back. Trim sparingly at the top of the head. You can use an electric trimmer with number three or four clipper head to trim the hair on the top.
  • Apply some baby oil, make a side partition, and comb the front hair backward giving that slicked back look.

Face type: Long, oval, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, thin

9. Pompadour style

Pompadour style

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This cute toddler boy haircut requires minimal cutting and suits toddlers who have medium-long hair.

How to:

  • You only have to trim the hair from the front and the back. You can use number one clipper head if trimming with an electric trimmer.
  • You may leave sidelocks long or short depending on your preference and what looks the best on your toddler.
  • Spray water on the hair using a water mist sprayer. Comb the hair to the back.
  • When combing, give a peak to the hair at the front, sort of creating a puff. Continue combing the hair backward till they sit firmly.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, thin

10. Fringe bang hairstyle

 Fringe bang hairstyle

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It is an adorable toddler boy haircut that goes with all face types. Fringes work great if the toddler has thin hair that tends to droop no matter how much you comb them back.

How to:

  • Wash the toddler’s hair and comb it to the back, side, and the front while it is still wet.
  • Using scissors, make small cuts at the front and the back leaving enough hair to fall and form fringes.
  • Allow strands of hair to go over the ear and create a fringe bang on the side.
  • Make a side partition at the top and comb out the hair in a way that flanks both sides of the face.

Face type: Oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Thin, straight

11. Buzz cut

Buzz cut

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A no-hassle cut, it suits toddlers with curly and messy hair.

How to:

  • Use an electric hair trimmer for a faster and even cut all around.
  • Set the trimmer to number one clipper head size and run it around on the baby’s scalp.
  • Check if both sides of the hair have an even cut.

Face type: Oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, curly, wavy

12. Mohawk cut

Mohawk cut

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It is perhaps the most stylish of the all the hairstyles. Mohawks work for straight hair.

How to:

  • Cut the hair at the sides and the back to fuzz. It is easier to do with an electric trimmer with number one clipper head.
  • Leave the hair at the center of the head, from back to the front, long.
  • Run the hair through the comb and trim them. Keep trimming till the hair stands straight as in a mohawk. You can apply some baby oil to keep the hair in the position for longer.

Face type: Long, oval,
Hair type: Straight

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13. Side combed

Side combed

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If the hair is thin, you may consider combing the toddler’s hair to one side so that they set.

How to:

  • Trim the hair to medium length at the back and sides of the head. You can also use an electric trimmer with clipper head number one to trim the hair from the sides.
  • Once done with trimming, make a low side partition that starts closer to the ear. Comb the hair to one side of the head.
  • Keep combing until the hair is entirely resting to one side.

Face type: Round, oval, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, thin

14. Mushroom cut

 Mushroom cut

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The mushroom cut works when you want the hair to be long but do not want it to fall on the toddler’s ears and neck. The hair at the sides and at the back is short and on the top long. It falls downward giving a mushroom look to the head.

How to:

  • Cut the hair very short at the sides and back.
  • Make a mid-partition on the top of the head and comb the hair downwards.
  • Run the hair through the comb and cut it in a horizontal plane all around the head. Keep combing downwards repeatedly to ensure that you get the cut evenly.
  • Once the cut is done, comb the hair downwards with mid-partition to complete the look.

Face type: Round, oval, long
Hair type: Straight, thin

15. Curly top hair

. Curly top hair

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Curly hair can be hard to manage, but they add to your toddler’s unique personality. A curly top lets you retain a part of the hair without sacrificing the convenience.

How to:

  • Do it with an electric trimmer since using scissors can be time-consuming.
  • Begin trimming from the back of the head. Start with clipper head size one and trim from the base of the neck upwards halfway across the back of the head.
  • Repeat the same steps on the sides. Start with size one clipper head and stop till halfway across the side of the head.
  • From the half point till nearly the top use clipper head size two and then use clipper head size number three for the top of the head.

Face type: Oval, long
Hair type: Wavy, curly

16. Undercut haircut

Undercut haircut

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The hair at the top of the head is left long while the sides are cut very short or are left of medium length. Unlike the mushroom cut, you do not comb down the hair; instead, have a regular side parting.

How to:

  • Using an electric trimmer, trim the hair with clipper head size number two or one depending on your preference.
  • Cut the hair till the top of the back section of the head.
  • Trim the top hair using a clipper head size three. You can give some detailing cuts using a scissor.
  • Comb the hair to one side like you would do with a standard side partition.

Face type: Oval, long, round
Hair type: Straight, thin, wavy

17. Samurai cut

Samurai cut

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The samurai cut is a mix of short and long hair. It makes an excellent choice for toddlers who have straight hair that is difficult to comb and maintain straightness.

How to:

  • Separate a section of hair at the top of the head by making a parting for it on both sides and the back. Tie this section of hair with a rubber band.
  • Use an electric trimmer with number one size clipper head to trim the hair at the sides and back. Make sure you trim the hair only below the parting.
  • Once done, you can move to trim the ponytail. Do so by taking small sections of hair between the index and middle finger, and trimming them. Continue cutting till you achieve the desired length of the ponytail. You can also curl the ponytail and tie it with a rubber band to make a bun.

Face type: Oval, long, round
Hair type: Straight, thin

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18. Mullet haircut

Mullet haircut

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The mullet haircut has short or medium length hair at the sides and the front, but long at the back to even cover the nape.

How to:

  • Use scissors and comb to trim the hair at both sides of the head.
  • Trim the hair at the front by taking strands of hair between your fingers or the bristles of a comb.
  • Cut the hair above the earlobes, but not behind it. Let the long hair at the back come around the earlobe and fall downwards.
  • Comb the hair, and the hairstyle is ready.

Face type: Oval, long, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, wavy

19. Hard parting

Hard parting

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It is a regular haircut with longer-lasting parting as a line of hair is trimmed using scissors or an electric trimmer.

How to:

  • You can cut the hair the usual way by choosing a hairstyle of your choice.
  • Make a side parting and then slowly run the trimmer multiple times to clear it of hair.
  • You may trim the hair on the sides to make the side parting more prominent and stylish.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, wavy

20. Standard short haircut

Standard short haircut

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If you want to keep things simple, then you can choose the standard short haircut.

How to:

  • Set the trimmer to clipper head two and cut along the sides and the back of the head.
  • Set the clipper head to number three or four depending on your preference. Trim along the entire head.
  • Once done, you can give some finishing touches using scissors.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Straight, thin, wavy, curly

21. Uncombed style

 Uncombed style

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If your boy’s hair barely covers the scalp, then going uncombed is the best thing for him.

How to:

  • Run the hair front and back with a brush-type comb with broad bristles.
  • Take scissors and cut along the front of the hair. Repeat the same at the back and the sides.
  • Once done with the cutting, you can run the hair forward or backward using your fingers.

Face type: All face types – long, oval, round, heart-shaped
Hair type: Thin, straight

Styling your toddler boy’s hair will certainly get more interesting as they grow older and share their opinion. Keep trying different looks as your toddler boy grows.

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Which hairstyle suits your toddler? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Rohit Garoo

Rohit Garoo took writing as a profession right after finishing his MBA in Marketing. Earlier he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Botany & Zoology from the autonomous St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai. Rohit has also done a Stanford University certification course on breastfeeding. This botanist-zoologist turned writer excels at life sciences, and at MomJunction he writes everything about pediatrics and maternal care. In between writing and being overly curious, he spends time cooking, reading, and playing video games. LinkedIn profile – linkedin.com/in/rohit-garoo-263115aa
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