American Teen Guy Hairstyles

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American Teen Guy Hairstyles
Hairstyles also help teens express their own individuality and personality (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Having a particular hairstyle is akin to having your own personal identity and expressing your individuality. American teen males are often experimenting with different types of hairstyles in order to find one that best reflects their style and personality. Many also experiment to find which one is the best for their hair texture and face shape. Inspiration for hairstyles often comes from celebrities and male fashion magazines.

Celebrity Styles

American teen guy hairstyles are often inspired by celebrities. For example, a current favourite among teen guys is the Justin Beiber style. This style is a modern shag that allows guys to be stylish and popular among the girls. The Bieber look does require some work, though, especially if the teen does not have naturally straight hair. Other popular celebrity looks stem from stars like Johnny Depp, who sports his hair in long layers. This is an option for a teen who does not wish to cut all his hair off. Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson from the Twilight films are other celebrities that teens model their hairstyles from. Lautner's hair is short and spiky while Pattinson has more of a bedhead look that appeals to guys who do not want to fuss with their hair very much.


Asian American teen guys often have straight thick hair. A current popular trend is spiky hair or a faux mohawk, which requires the front bang area of the hair to be longer than the rest. When styled and gelled up, this creates a fake mohawk. Those who do not wish to cut their hair can vie for a side fringe that is popular among the Asian celebrities. Another option is to simply go for a buzz cut that is similar to a military style and is very short. It is low maintenance and easy to handle.


African-American teen guys have thick textured hair. A favourite hairstyle among the population is currently cornrow braids. These braids keep hair in place and are easy to maintain. There are many different ways to personalise the style and braid the hair into intricate patterns. For a more natural look, the afro is making a comeback. Afros allows the hair to be free and move about. Other styles for African-American hair also include shaped sideburns or fades with patterns etched into it.

Fashion Styles

Unlike celebrity styles, fashion hair styles go with the trend of clothing and also personality. For example, Emo hairstyles are currently a big trend for guys who are into dark gothic looks. The hairstyle is often shaggy and can include highlights or lowlights depending on their preference. The style is usually pin straight hair that hides the face. Preppy styles are much different and include slicked back or well-groomed hair that appeals to those who want a clean-cut appearance.

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