It's well known that trends are cyclical, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that a hairstyle we tend to associate with our childhood, the bowl cut, is officially back! Today, however, the style has nothing to do with 90s-kitsch: instead, this graphic and sharp hairstyle is a symbol of modernity and edge.
All about the look
Both familiar and fresh, the bowl cut is a recent favourite of the fashion world's most elite hair stylists. Once reserved almost exclusively for those in primary school, this graphic hairstyle is now one of the hottest of the season and can easily be found on and off the runway! This razor-sharp look is created by brushing the hair without a parting, then creating a blunt edge that frames the face and exposes the neck.
Trying the bowl cut
The bowl haircut best flatters round, triangle, and oval faces. As far as colour, it's exclusively reserved for brunettes. If you're looking for a sleek, minimalist alternative to the popular tousled pixie cut, then a bowl cut might be just the thing! Be prepared, however, to attract extra attention- this edgy look is best for those with a strong personality to carry it.
The importance of styling
A hairstylist might be able to give you the bowl cut but, day to day, the success of this look will all depend on how you style it! A single hair out of place will be painfully obvious, so make sure to keep your hair smooth- and fluid-looking with the help of a smoothing cream. Apply the styling cream section by section, making sure it's evenly distributed from root-to-tip, to damp hair before using a round brush to blow-dry it as smoothly as possible in all directions.