Atlantic Avenue Stylist Speaks Out on Long Hair for Boys

The NY Times covers a new trend – long hair for little boys. It basically says that parents who grew up in the 70s want their kids to look like their childhood rock star heroes…. or IMHO at least Leif Garrett.

NY Times: “I’d say that about 50 percent of the parents are asking for longer haircuts when it comes to boys,” said Stephanie Soltis, a stylist at Mini Max Toys & Cuts in Brooklyn Heights.

The look has been popular in Hollywood for a while. Ryder Robinson, 6, has tresses creeping toward his shoulders again after his mother, Kate Hudson, took him in for his first major haircut last April. Cindy Crawford’s 11-year-old son, Presley, has lustrous long golden locks. Gwyneth Paltrow’s son Moses, 4, had shoulder-length hair through much of toddlerhood, until he was shorn in Spain in 2009. Pax Jolie-Pitt, 7, had a similar long, straight ’do that seems to have been lopped off in recent photos.

What do you think about this “trend”?

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  • nabeguy

    One parents laziness is another one’s “trend”

  • Publius

    Jesus was a nice Jewish boy with long hair. If it’s good enough for JC, it’s good enough for me.

    Merry Xmas!

  • Demonter

    As long as the hair is clean it’s fine. I remember when young kids liked to bleach their hair and I didn’t think that was “cool”. The Mohawk cut that’s still “in” would have been hilarious when I was a kid but today it’s run-of-the mill-ho-hum. Parents should let the trends and fads work their way through and concentrate on more important things.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Tb

    So who here can rec a good barber for kids?

  • Andrew Porter

    Salon Van Sickel on Middagh Street has done small children, both boys and girls. I think Jessica is the one to ask for. Their phone number is 718-246-5500.