Our December Haircut of the Month: The Best Haircuts for Boys

It’s now December and the holidays are in full swing. You may or may not have your shopping done (or even started), and you may be stressing over other details like preparing holiday meals or coordinating your family’s wardrobe for last-minute photos. Or maybe you’re not the outfit-matching type but still would like everyone to look somewhat presentable for the festivities…

To give you one less thing to worry about this month, we’re here with the top three haircuts for boys. 

Tapered Sides with Side-Swept Fringe


This haircut is a classic, looks great on boys of all ages and takes home the gold as our December Haircut of the Month. It’s pretty low-maintenance, as you’ll just need to make sure the sides and hairline stay trimmed. As for the top of the hair, you can experiment with different lengths as long as the hair will lay down to one side. To keep the hair in place, you may need to use a styling product. Our Grooming Crème is perfect for taming any unruliness or to just top off the style and keep it looking great longer. 

And whether your little one is styling his own hair or still needs a bit of help, this cut can be styled quickly and easily, leaving little room for error. 

Faux Hawk


Taking silver in December is the faux hawk haircut. This haircut for boys adds a little more flair and personality to his style. Overall, it’s less intense than a full-on mohawk but can still have that fun, punk rock feel. There are many different takes on the faux hawk haircut – whether it’s fairly short on top (like an inch or so), or a bit longer (possibly a few inches) – so it may take some trial and error before finding the version that works for him (and you). 

And don’t forget about styling – the longer the top of the hair is, the more difficult it may be to style. We suggest a shorter faux hawk length that makes styling a breeze, especially for younger boys. To get the style just right, try out our Hard Wax to provide a pliable hold and a low luster finish. And to keep the cut looking polished, make sure the sides are trimmed regularly.

Short All Over


If you’re looking for a haircut that’s super easy to maintain and style, look no further than the basic “short all over” look. With the hair being about the same length all around the head, this cut doesn’t really require any styling product to look great. (Or possibly not even a brush, to be quite honest!) December’s bronze winner is this super easy haircut that everyone is sure to love. 

Whichever of these top boys haircuts you choose, the expert stylists at Fantastic Sams will work with you to achieve it. And with no appointment needed, they’ll have you in and out and ready for whatever else the holidays have in store for your family.

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