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13 Great Curly-Hair Hairstyles For Teenage Boys

Hairstyles aren’t just important to girls, no matter what the media might make you believe. Boys want to ensure they look their best just as much.

And when you have curly hair, picking a new style can be a little daunting and difficult. 

13 Great Curly-Hair Hairstyles For Teenage Boys

In fact, I know a whole lot of teenage boys who actually think that having naturally curly hair is a bad thing.

This makes me really sad because naturally curly hair is so stunning. And actually, there are a lot of people out there that would kill to have those stunning curly locks. 

And there are a whole host of super suave and handsome hairstyles out there that complement curly hair wonderfully.

Below you’ll find a list of tons of great hairstyles that suit all manners of curly hair, so be assured that you’ll definitely find something that will work for you. 

Excited to find your next new hairstyle? Let’s get straight to it then. 

13 Curly-Hair Hairstyles For Boys

1. Short Sides, High Top

For medium-length hair that is curly, this style will definitely suit you. It’s clean, fresh, and modern and is sure to look great. 

You’ll keep the majority of the length on the top of your head, meaning that you’ll keep those gorgeous curls intact, however, you’ll very closely shave the sides to keep things a little tamer and clean. 

It’s easy to maintain and doesn’t require much styling either, perfect for those that prefer get-up-and-go mornings. 

2. Short & Tight Curls

This style is classic, simple, and very suave. It’s great for teenage boys that don’t want to spend ages on their hair for it to look good. 

If you have short hair, then this will be absolutely perfect for you. You’ll opt for a modern short fade on the sides and then keep those tight luscious curls for the top.

You’ll tidy these up a little bit too so they’ll be somewhat shorter but those curls will still be luscious and defined. 

When getting the cut, it’s definitely worth asking the barber to give you some added texture. You can then use a variety of hairstyling products such as volumizer or texture spray to give it that messy yet tight curl look. 

3. Messy Curls

For a more laid-back look, messy curls are definitely the way to go. And the way I see it, if you have wild wonderful curls, why try to tame and restrict them when you can just embrace their beauty? 

You can shorten the sides somewhat so that you still have a slightly more manageable and clean look, but you’ll set those wild curls free.

I would say the best length option for the sides is just a little bit longer than a tight fade. 

Then I’d purposefully let the curls go a little looser and spread them evenly across the top in slight disarray to give that messy yet stylish look. 

4. Middle Part

This isn’t an in-your-face middle parting, as I don’t think they work as well with curly hair, but this subtle parting gives a little extra height and dimension to the hairstyle.

And it looks great. It’s a little messier, a bit more modern, and will suit any teenage boy down to a tee. 

It is the embracing of the curls, rather than managing and maintaining them, that makes this hairstyle so very stylish and cool.

All you need to do is push your parting in the opposite direction to the rest of your hair, and voila. The perfect look. 

This looks best on those with very thick and curly hair, though it will still look great on those with looser or thinner curls. All I’ll say is that volumizing hair products will be your best friend when it comes to this style. 

5. Curly Fringe

When you have curly hair, it typically grows in a way that heads outwards towards the forehead.

Because of this, a fringe is a great hairstyle for those with curly hair as you’re sticking within the pattern that the hair naturally grows. Plus it looks super modern and sleek.

You’ll create a clean look by keeping the back and middle sections short and flatter and then create more volume and texture within the fringe. How you style the fringe itself, though, is up to you. 

Some boys like to opt for extra height and definition while others keep it on more of a downward slope that matches the angle of their forehead. Either option is fine as both look fantastic. 

6. Faded Fringe

If the idea of a fringe appeals to you, but you want just a little more flare or pzazz, then the faded fringe might be a great option. 

I think this style works best for those with wavy to curly hair due to it being straighter cut, but it really works wonders. It’s clean and stunning. 

And all you’ll need to do is ask your barber for a short fade the next time you get a haircut, then all you’ll have to do each morning is style the curly hair on the top towards the forehead. It couldn’t be easier. 

7. High Volume Curls

This hairstyle has always been popular, but when it’s sported by a famous celebrity, you know that it’s a winner.

Nick Jonas’ high-volume haircut looks absolutely amazing here, and if you have medium to long hair, it’ll look just as good on you too. 

It’s a fairly low-maintenance look, however, you may want to invest in some decent hair curling products to ensure that the curls don’t stray too far from your head.

The great thing about this look is that it doesn’t need to look super clean, it’s meant to be a little messy. 

You want to keep the curls controlled a little, but also let them loose and not too overly styled. 

8. Bouncy Defined Curls

If you are lucky enough to have super tight, bouncy, defined curls, then you need to make the most of them. And as you can see from the picture, it looks absolutely amazing. Very cool and super stylish. 

You can have the best of both worlds. You’ll keep those stunning curls and they’ll take all the main focus of the hairstyle, however, you’re still able to keep the sides nice and short to create a more clean cut. 

This style definitely suits the natural curls of black teenage boys. If you have these bouncy and beautiful curls then this should be your go-to look. 

9. Angled Fringe

The best option for curly hairstyles is to work with what you’ve got. If your hair naturally likes to sit in a certain position, choose a hairstyle that allows it to do so.

Otherwise, you’re going to spend a whole lot of time trying to get it to stay where you want it. 

For boys whose hair naturally leans forward or two the side, then an angled fringe looks amazing.

It’s a simple style that is very similar to a standard fringe except for the fact that the fringe will lean or angle to one particular side. 

For this to work, you’ll want to keep the sides relatively short so the attention is on the fringe and generally keep the rest of your hair well-kept and maintained. 

10. Heavy Forward Curls

This hairstyle is super trendy right now and it works so well for those with very thick and heavy curls.

Because it maintains such a steady and consistent look, it’s the perfect option for teenagers with middle eastern hair. 

And it really doesn’t take all that much to style it well. 

All you need to do is ensure that all of your curls are angled toward your forehead. Just be cautious not to do so that aggressively that the style turns into a fringe. 

The best way to combat this is to keep the height. You want high voluminous curls not straight, tight, low ones. 

11. Curly Swoops

Curly swoops are great, they are essentially like a fringe just with a bit more space on your forehead. They are super easy to maintain and recreate without spending hours styling your hair. And they look fantastic. 

As you’ll notice from the picture, you won’t pull all of your curls down toward your face.

You’ll angle most of your curls so that they are facing forward, and then select a few curls to come down nice and straight and low. 

This style works best for thicker curls but will work on most curl types. 

12. Tall Rounded Curls

Curls come in all different shapes and sizes. Typically, most people have half-loop almost wavy hair. But when you have full complete rounded circle curls, maintaining and styling your hair can be even harder. 

Style it right though, and everyone will be envious of the hair you were blessed with. 

If you have this type of hair, tall rounded curls on the top and clean short sides will work wonders for you. It’s not the easiest or simplest style in the world, but the reward is definitely worth the work. 

You’ll probably need to invest in a few hair styling products to keep the hair nice and high. Curling creams can also help keep things organized. You don’t want the hair to look too messy for this style. 

13. Light Side Part

This is a subtle and natural hairstyle for those with curly hair. It works best if you have natural coiled curls and medium-long hair. 

Styling it has never been easier, though, simply pick a side and gently move your hair over in that direction. When picking your direction try and pay attention to the way that your hair naturally sits.  

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are plenty of super stylish hairstyles for all manner of different curls.

Whether you have shorter or longer hair, or tighter or looser curls, there is a hairstyle in this list that will work great for you. 

Remember in most cases, the way to look your best is to embrace your natural hair and how your curls like to sit. 

Regardless of which hairstyle you opt for I’m sure you’ll look super suave, handsome, trendy, and stylish. 

Simon Lewis

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