Boys With Long Hair: Yay or Nay?

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Long story short: some people don’t like little boys sporting long hair.

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe has the internet abuzz over some sweet shots of her long-locked 2-year-old son Skyler.

In a cute photo posted via Instagram earlier this month, The Rachel Zoe Project star shared a shot of Skyler in striped pajamas, showcasing his beautiful blue eyes and long curly hair. “Talk about bed head! xoRZ” the proud mom, 41, captioned the image.



One commenter posted, “I guess you wanted a daughter.” Another sniped, “Cut his hair. He looks like a girl.” While another wrote, “Boy? really! OY!”

In another Instagram photo, Skyler rocked a fedora, denim overall shorts and fringed booties. One commenter wrote, “Poor boy:( Wearing girly shoes.”


And it’s not just Instagram fans who are noticing Skyler’s long locks and boho-chic style.

On Celebrity Baby Scoop, some readers have said Skyler could “easily pass for a girl,” adding that he is a “pretty boy.”

Rachel Zoe Shopping With Her Son Skyler

Another reader wrote: “I think when you can easily put your boy’s hair into a ponytail it is time for a cut. I love seeing this little boy. She even admitted on her show that he looks like a girl but is all boy esp with his trucks and cars and being aggressive playing with them. Keep it long, but trim it up a bit, he is such a beautiful happy child but he needs a little cut. His hair is longer than his daddy’s.”

Skyler goes for a solo flight


Sound Off: Do you think it’s OK for boys to have long hair?

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  1. I think it’s the parents choice.

  2. Joey

    Long hair is okay but not to the point when they start to look like girls. Why subject your child to that? So they can be bullied at school when they go?

  3. Mary Ann Sisneros

    Oh come on! I lived in the 80′s, and I always beg for the guys to grow their hair like that again! People used to always say, ugh cut ur hair u look like a girl. Do any of u remember how many women those long haired men had? Some guys look good with long hair and some don’t, that’s why it’s a freedom of choice. If people don’t like it, don’t look. What makes them think people aren’t looking at them for something else?

  4. Susan

    My son had the most beautiful blond perfect ringlet curls and long eyelashes. I was afraid if I cut his hair those curls would be gone forever. (My daughter has bone-straight hair.) After my mother ragged on me that “he looks like a girl”, I finally cut those curls off…he was 17 months old. When he was in his early teens, he grew his hair out and all those perfect ringlets were still there! I prefer his hair shorter though, which it is now at the age of 22. What I don’t like is when the parents allow the hair to hang in the child’s eyes.

  5. Angélica Baudelaire

    Guys, please! Stop being appelative and ridiculous! Hes a baby, he’s so much beautiful, with his long hair and i love it. There’s so many beautiful boys with long hair. Dont you get it? Don’t be ignorant.

  6. Paula

    Not fair to the boy. I’m no saying give him a crew cut from birth (long hair can be nice) but now Skylar looks like a girl (not to mention he has a girl’s name). Boys are boys and girls are girls, the genders don’t mix and match given the day. Call me old fashioned but I think its the parents job to provide their sons with tee shirts, basketball shorts, sneakers and a toy dump truck and provide their daughters with cute skirts, fancy barrettes and dolls.

  7. Tessa

    Some cultures don’t cut a boy’s hair til 3yo so the demons will pass him by thinking he is a girl. My nephews had long curly blond ringlets till their mom took them to the salon at 3yo.

  8. Salafrance Underhill

    I think it should always be up to the child. End of story.


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