Are you a teen boy looking for some inspiration for your next haircut? Here are the 60 best hairstyles for teenage guys in 2021!
There will be hairstyle ideas ranging from curly, wavy, straight, and long hair.
No matter what type of hair you have, you’ll be sure to find a hairstyle that works for you in this extensive list!
Note that some pictures might not be of teen boys. The pictures are just meant for inspiration
Let’s dive straight in!
Best Hairstyles for Teenage Guys in 2021
Each section will be split up into 15 different haircuts with different types of hair. It will go in order from curly, straight, wavy, and then long hair.
Hairstyles for Teenage Guys with Curly Hair
If you have curly hair, then these 15 hairstyles will definitely be for you!
1) Short Sides, High Top
If you have medium length curly hair, then this is definitely a style you can rock!
It offers a clean and modern looking cut without sacrificing the look of those curls. You really just need to get the sides cut super short and you’re good to go.
2) Short and Tight Curls
This is easily one of the best hairstyles for teenage guys with curly hair because of its simplicity.
If you have short curly hair and like the modern look, then definitely consider getting this style during your next haircut.
Ask for a short fade on the side and to just clean up some of the more messy curls. You can also see if your barber can add some texture to up the hairstyle!
3) Messy Curls
If you have wild curls, this is the hairstyle to embrace it! You can still go short on the sides, but you can let everything else go loose.
If anything, you can purposefully make the curls go loose and spread everything out on the top. This haircut looks much cleaner when the sides are slightly longer than a tight fade.
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4) Middle Part
While this hairstyle is not the traditional middle part that most straight haired teen guys can rock, it is a messier version of it.
Again, embracing those curls is exactly what makes these hairstyles stylish. If you put some of your hair in one direction and the rest in another, you can pull off this look.
It works especially well when you have thicker curly hair and enough volume to split up the hair!
5) Curly Fringe
Fringe styles are extremely popular hairstyles for teenage guys in 2021 because the hair is naturally heading outwards towards your forehead.
The back and middle sections of your hair can go a little more flat while most of the work is done in the very front.
You can add a little height and texture or keep it on a downward slope to match the angle of your forehead.
6) Faded Fringe
The faded fringe is excellent for those who still want the clean looking sides while also adding a bit of flare in the front.
Simply ask for a short fade at your next haircut and then style your hair forward. Focus on keeping your hair low and close to your head.
This hairstyle works especially well when your hair is right in between curly and wavy, since it is a straighter looking cut.
7) High Volume Curls
If you’ve got medium to long hair, then you’ll love this hairstyle that was used by none other than Nick Jonas himself!
If your curls are similar to his, this hairstyle will be a piece of cake to recreate. All you need is a bit of product to keep those curls from straying too far from the head.
It should look like it’s messy, but controlled. As if you meant for it to look the way it does!
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8) Bouncy Defined Curls
If you are blessed enough to have curls like this teenage guy (above), then you should 110% be rocking this at all times!
It still allows you to go shorter on the sides and show off those amazing curls at the same exact time.
This is definitely the best curly hairstyle for black teenage boys on the list!
9) Angled Fringe
If your curls tend to naturally lean forward, then consider the angled fringe. It is essentially a normal fringe that is angled either to the right or left.
As you can see from the model above, his hair is angled toward the right side of his face. Meanwhile, the sides are still well-kept and maintained.
You want the sides to be relatively short on this one. Make the fringe become the center of attention in this hairstyle.
10) Heavy Forward Curls
Got thick, heavy, and curly hair? Consider utilizing this hairstyle!
It works especially well for teenage guys with middle eastern hair since it maintains a steady and consistent look for curly hair.
For this, style the hair so that the curls are all angled towards the forehead (without turning it into a fringe)! You want your hair to be nice and high instead of straight and low.
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11) Curly Swoops
If you want a similar hairstyle to a fringe that doesn’t sacrifice the entire forehead area, try out these curly swoops.
Think of this haircut as a curly haired version of Superman’s haircut. The hairstyle where he has a curl going down his face.
Notice how the model above has just a few curls coming down to his face instead of 90% of his hair.
12) Tall Rounded Curls
Curls that actually complete full circles are even harder to deal with than curly hair that creates half loops and mimics wavy hair.
If your hair creates those big curly circles, then this is definitely your most stylish bet for rocking those insane curls.
You will most likely need some hair product here to keep your hair up nice and high while also maintaining the organized look. You don’t want messy curls here.
13) Light Side Part
Similar to a side part for someone with straight hair, this curly haired version looks so much more natural!
As long as your hair is more curly than it is coiled, then you can easily pull off this light side part hairstyle.
Pick one side of your hair and move your hair over to the opposite side. Refer to the photo above for inspiration.
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14) Fringe Undercut
The fringe undercut is one of the best hairstyles for teenage guys with curly hair! It looks clean, natural, and works with most curly haircuts.
For this, you want to get your sides buzzed super short. Then, texture your curly hair so that it has volume and length.
After that, bring your hair over your sides so that you’re essentially hiding some of your buzzed sides. That’s it!
15) Long Hair, High Volume
If you have much longer hair than most teenage guys on this list, you’re going to like this one!
The long hair, high volume hairstyle is a perfect way to let those curls loose, while still giving them volume.
You’ll need some product to keep everything controlled. However, the messy style can also fit when you have long enough hair.
Hairstyles for Teenage Guys with Straight Hair
If you have straight hair, consider checking out these next 15 cool haircut ideas for teen boys!
16) Straight Comb Over
The straight comb over is one of the best hairstyles for teenage guys with straight hair in 2021!
It offers texture, style, and volume all in one haircut.
To copy this hairstyle, ask for a short buzz on the sides and to keep the volume on top. Comb over all your hair on top in one direction while keeping your hair high.
17) Fade with Forward Volume
If your hair naturally goes in a forward direction, this hairstyle is definitely for you!
Get a fade on the sides and bring all your hair forward and up on the top. You can add direction to your hair by brushing it to a side or keeping it in the middle.
It’s versatile and one of the easier hairstyles to manage on this list if you have straight hair.
18) Side Part Comb Over
Similar to the straight comb over, the side part comb over allows you to swoop the top of your hair to one direction.
The big difference… you can keep a bit of length on the sides by implementing a side part and not fully buzzing your sides.
Remember to keep the height on top in order to maintain that voluminous shape. You don’t want the sides to take over the look.
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19) Angled Fringe
If you have longer straight hair, you might find a fringe haircut to be a worthy choice for you.
A fringe is basically any hairstyle where your hair goes down, past your forehead. The model above has his hair going on an angle over the right side of his forehead.
To copy this, straighten your hair completely forward and comb it down on an angle. It’s also recommended that you shorten/buzz the sides of your hair.
20) Messy Volume
Want a super low maintenance, but stylish hairstyle? Consider this messy volume look.
You might need a bit of hair product to keep everything up nice and high throughout the day. However, the messy look requires no extra maintenance.
Leave the sides long and turn your hair into a purposeful accident with a ton of volume!
21) Disconnected High Fade
The disconnected high fade is one of the most stylish hairstyles for teenage guys out there.
All you need to do is get a high fade on the sides and bring everything up from all angles on the top.
Use the model above as a reference for how the hairstyle is supposed to turn out. Pay attention to how the front is lifted straight up while every other part goes towards it.
22) Side Swept Undercut
The side swept undercut is extremely popular amongst teenage guys because of the modern look it has.
An undercut is essentially where the top of your hair goes over the buzzed sides, making it look like you cut underneath your volume.
Sweep all of your hair on top to one side of your head, allowing it to hang slightly over your sides. That’s all there is to it!
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23) Straight Combed Quiff
A straight combed quiff is an easy hairstyle for teen guys with straight hair to replicate.
If you have medium length hair, brush everything forward and up. This will create a quiff.
After that, make sure your sides are cut short, but you don’t have to buzz them if you don’t like that look.
The model above is a great example for how you can copy this look!
24) Side Part Undercut Fade
If you like the side part look, try out this wacky variation that adds a bit more style to the look!
Part your hair closer to one side on the top and brush both sides in opposite directions. Make sure that the shorter side is still long enough to create an undercut.
For the sides, you can get a straight buzz or fade them out for a more modern hairstyle.
25) Side Hanging Fringe
If you have straight long hair, this is a great hairstyle for you as a teenage boy.
As the name implies, take the longest part of your hair and have it hang on the side of your face.
You can incorporate a side part or turn it into a side swept undercut for maximum hang. Cut your hair to the proper length so that it’s not hanging too far down.
26) Straight Pompadour
A straight pompadour is one of the best hairstyles for teenage guys with straight hair because of how modern it looks!
A pompadour is essentially a high mound of hair near the very front of your head, making it the centerpiece of the style.
You will likely need to use a shaping cream to help you maintain that height. Buzz the sides short and comb the top up and slightly back.
27) Textured Short Hair Quiff
If your straight hair tends to get a bit wild, you might want to take advantage of natural texture to make it stand out.
All you need for this is a relatively short haircut where the sides are cut short (but not buzzed) and the top has enough hair to make a small quiff.
This will give you height and texture for an already short hairstyle. Plus, it’s a lot easier to manage on a daily basis.
28) Short Pompadour
The short pompadour gives you all the volume you need without sacrificing a low maintenance look.
This hairstyle can go on for days without the need for any product or shaping cream to keep it up high.
If you have thick straight hair, it will be extremely easy for you to keep up with this haircut because your hair will naturally stay up for you.
29) Curtain Middle Part
The curtain middle part hairstyle has become extremely popular amongst teenage guys with straight hair.
It doesn’t require much effort since all you have to do is part your hair down the middle and brush each side in opposite directions.
Try to keep your hair length up to your ears, but no lower than that. Once the hair hangs past the ears, it no longer has the same curtain effect.
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30) Combed Back Straight Fade
A simple and elegant look for a young guy doesn’t require much. Just a simple combed-back style will do!
All you have to get is a fade on the sides and brush all your hair straight back from the very front.
You can add volume by raising the front of your hair a bit and bring the back side down. It’s great for formal occasions too!
Hairstyles for Teenage Guys with Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is one of the coolest hair types there is. Hopefully these 15 wavy haircut ideas give you some inspiration!
31) Messy Side Part
If your wavy hair tends to get a bit out of control, take advantage of it with this hairstyle!
For this haircut, all you need to do is grow out your hair to a medium length. After that, part your hair on one side.
Bring the shorter half down towards your ear. Take the longer half and brush it over to the opposite direction with your fingers.
32) Long Sides and Volume
Long sides and volume is an easy way to capitalize on really wavy hair. It requires haircuts less often and is not super hard to maintain.
You can incorporate a side/middle part to this if desired. On top of that, having longer sides makes your face look skinnier and smaller.
It does, however, make the top of your head appear larger. Keep that in mind when deciding the right hairstyle for you.
33) Wavy Quiff
The wavy quiff is one of the best hairstyles for teenage guys with wavy hair! It’s clean and modern for any teen boy.
It works mostly for short to medium length hair since you want enough hair in the front, but not too much that it gets messy.
For this hairstyle, ask for a short buzz on the sides. Brush the front of your hair upwards and bring the rest of your hair towards the front!
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34) Textured Quiff
The textured quiff is very similar to the wavy quiff above. However, there is one main difference…
Most of the hair in this hairstyle is brushed up and textured, instead of all the hair going forward.
This can be useful for adding more volume to your look, appearing taller, or having more style with an outfit!
35) Brushed Back Waves
The brushed back waves are essential for maintaining a clean look when it comes to wavy hair!
Wavy hair can be styled like many straight hairstyles. Plus, wavy hair has access to even more possibilities.
However, it can be uncontrollable. With this hairstyle, you can use a bit of product to keep things under control and slick everything back.
Buzz the sides and keep the top as long as you desire. It might help to use a comb for this type of hair.
36) Short Hair Fringe
If you have short wavy hair, the short hair fringe is one of the coolest hairstyles for teenage boys to utilize.
All you need to do is buzz the sides super short. Then, bring all that wavy hair forward so that it sits over your forehead.
If you have acne on your forehead, you might want to stay away from this hairstyle since it locks in sweat.
It also doesn’t give your forehead room to breathe, but it does offer a bit of natural protection from the sun.
37) Waves Haircut
For all the black teenage guys out there, definitely consider getting waves for your next haircut!
It’s easy for short hair and only requires a bit of maintenance compared to many other popular hairstyles.
Just remember to keep brushing consistently and consider wearing a durag at night to prevent the hairstyle from coming undone.
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38) Medium Length Wavy Undercut
The medium length wavy undercut is one of my favorite hairstyles for teenage guys with wavy hair in 2021 because of how good it looks!
For this haircut, buzz the sides somewhat short and leave as much hair as you can on top.
Let the top of your hair hang slightly over the buzzed sides to complete the undercut look. Use the model above as a reference.
This hairstyle is especially nice for teen boys with thick hair as well!
39) Short Hair Side Part
If you have thinner and shorter hair, this hairstyle is definitely for you!
A simple side part on top is all you really need to keep this hairstyle alive. Buzzing the sides is optional, but recommended for a cleaner look.
You can also let a few hairs hang over your forehead (like the model above) for a bit of added “bad boy” style.
40) Textured Fringe
The textured fringe looks like a hairstyle that is uncontrollable, but you meant it that way. Think of it as a preplanned mess in the best way possible.
A fringe is simply a term used to describe a hairstyle that hangs over the forehead. The rest is really up to you, but adding a bit of texture here works really well!
Using a bit of product will help raise those hairs from your head and increase the overall volume on your head.
41) Slicked Back Pompadour
When you combine a slicked back look and a quiff, you get the ultimate hairstyle… the slicked back pompadour.
A lot of times, slicking your hair back means that you’re sacrificing volume for maintenance. However, the pompadour allows you to slick everything back and keep the front nice and high.
Cut your hair just enough so that you don’t have excess hair near the back of your neck. Aside from that, the length is really your choice!
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42) Medium Length Middle Part
For those teenage boys with longer hair, a middle part might be an excellent way to go.
Your hair can stay pretty messy as long as the middle part is noticeable.
Many notable celebrities with medium length hair have copied this hairstyle for years, including Tom Holland.
43) High and Tight Fade
Not sure whether your hair falls under the category of wavy or curly? Go with this hairstyle and it won’t even matter!
Get a tight fade that leads up to the top. Clean up some of the straggler hairs at the very top to modernize the look.
Combining the high and tight look together gives you an easily manageable wavy hairstyle as a teenage guy.
44) Heavy Fringe
If you have heavy, wavy hair to begin with, then consider this heavy fringe look.
This hairstyle allows you to keep all the volume in the world without sacrificing buzzed sides or frequent haircuts.
For this, get the sides buzzed and bring all your hair forward (allowing it to hang over your forehead).
Again, if you have a lot of forehead acne, this might not be the hairstyle for you.
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45) Textured Pompadour
The textured pompadour is one of the most stylish hairstyles for teenage guys with wavy hair. As a teen, you want something simple that still looks fantastic.
This is exactly the haircut for that. The sides are not buzzed super close and the top has a bit of freedom around the top.
You can brush the front slightly in one direction (as shown above) to add a bit of direction to your hair. Product will probably be needed for styling this.
Long Hairstyles for Teenage Guys
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46) Light Middle Part
If you have medium to long hair, then this hairstyle is definitely for you!
A simple light middle part is a perfect way to add a bit of style to your hair without doing anything too crazy.
Simply brush both sides of your hair gently so that there is a slightly noticeable part in the middle of your head!
47) Heavy Fringe
If most of your long hair is at the top, then you might like this heavy fringe look.
All you have to do is brush over all your hair on top to one side so that it sits over your cheek and falls naturally.
This is probably one of the harder hairstyles to maintain since you’re dealing with a lot of hair in front of your face.
48) Long All Over
Long all over is easily one of the best hairstyles for teenage guys with long hair because of its simplicity!
If you have medium to long hair, just tuck everything behind your head and ears so that everything is facing back.
You can still have fun with the top and play around with different types of brush ups. It’s best if your hair is cut right before your neck connects to your back.
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49) Heavy Side Swept Undercut
Similar to the heavy fringe, the side swept undercut is a cool way to show off your long hair without it going down your neck.
For this hairstyle, get the sides buzzed short and ask for an undercut. This will allow you to see clear separation of the hair on your head.
Brush everything over to one side and you’re good to go!. This is a great option for teen boys with straight long hair.
50) Long Hair Side Part
The long hair side part is a super popular hairstyle for teenage boys with long hair. It’s incredibly trendy right now!
Instead of getting the sides buzzed, leave everything long and add a side part in your hair.
This way, you get to keep the awesome side part look while also maximizing your volume and height.
51) Pulled Back High Pompadour
If you have hair length that sits closer to medium, then you’ll love this pompadour style!
You essentially pull all your hair back on the sides and on the top. However, the top is pulled back in a way that still gives it volume.
You really want to aim for height with the front of the hair to perfectly finish off this incredible look.
52) Man Bun
The man bun is one of the most simple and easily manageable hairstyles for teenage guys with long hair.
All you need is a good hair tie to keep everything in place for you.
You can tie up all of your hair or go for a more unique look…
Buzz the sides short and leave the top super long. Then, you just tie up all the long hair at the top for a more modern look.
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53) Short Dreads Undercut
The short dreads undercut is a sick option for black teen guys with long hair that need some styling!
Twist up your dreads, let them hang, and create an even layer of them across your head.
You don’t even need any hair ties for this one, making it an easily manageable hairstyle (at least until the hairs start to loosen up a bit).
54) Half Up, Half Down
If you have really long hair, you can make a “half up, half down” look.
Essentially what you’re doing is creating a man bun at the top and letting the rest of your hair hang.
Be sure to separate both sections of hair before tying up the man bun. If you don’t, you’ll end up missing a lot of hairs (which makes it look super messy).
Dreadlocks is another excellent hairstyle for black teen guys that want to rock a longer look.
Make those dreads nice and tight and don’t forget to keep up with them regularly. If you’ve dealt with dreads before, then you know how much maintenance you might need.
It’s definitely not the easiest hairstyle on this list, but it sure is the coolest looking one!
56) Curly Afro
The curly afro is made for those guys with curly hair that has been growing out for years now.
Rocking a massive afro is always going to be a trendy and cool look as a teenage guy with long hair.
Again, maintenance is a must with this hairstyle, but the pay off is so worth it in the end!
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57) Messy Side Sweep
If you have a mix between straight and wavy hair, then this hairstyle is definitely for you!
A simple messy side weep is basically a light side part that sweeps the longer portion of the hair to one side.
It’s easy and can be made in a matter of seconds if you gently brush over your hair to the side. The point is to keep it a bit messy, so go with that if you like it!
A fringe is a super classic hairstyle for teen boys. All you have to do is comb your hair to the front of your face.
It’s best to comb it over slightly in a certain direction, but that’s completely up to you.
You can also make this look even more modern by buzzing the sides and leaving the top nice and long.
59) High Brush Up
A high brush up is going to give you the most height and volume out of every hairstyle on this list.
You can keep the sides really short or let them loose while you brush up the front of your hair.
You will definitely need a good hair product for this hairstyle in order to keep that hair as high as possible without it losing to gravity.
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60) Straight Middle Part
The straight hair middle part is great for asian teens or teen guys with really straight long hair.
Simply divide your hair straight down the middle and part both sides in the direction of the hair.
You can also make the part just a bit off center to give one side a little more volume (as seen in the model above).
Hopefully these 60 different hairstyles for teenage boys gave you some inspiration for your next haircut!
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions leave them down below. Thanks for reading!