Why you should consider getting a bowl cut this year

Think that the bowl cut is outdated? We think not!  

What was once considered an unflattering DIY job using your mum’s pair of clippers, has now become a seriously hot-to-trot hairstyle in recent years – we are, of course, talking about the bowl cut. In fact, this now hipster hairstyle has been spotted on the heads of numerous A-list stars, such as Zendaya and Meagan Good, which is why we come to you with a proposition: you should consider the bowl cut hairstyle for 2017!

Now, if you need a little more persuading, keep on reading to discover our 4 top reasons why you should opt for the chop! Trust us: after you’re done you’ll be booking an appointment with your hairdresser, pronto!

The bowl cut: Women rocking the look best


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The bowl cut: Rihanna. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Reason 1: A bowl cut looks great when paired with an edgy colour

Remember when Rihanna rocked this golden bowl cut way back in 2010? Of course you do, because let’s face it: who could forget this daring style! If you ask us, the reason why Ri-Ri’s hairstyle is so memorable, is thanks to the combination of an edgy cut and a bold colour choice. Hence, she’s living proof that bowl cuts look fabulous when paired with any number of unique hair hues.

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The bowl cut: Zendaya. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Reason 2: It’s ideal if you have naturally straight hair

Want to really nail the bowl cut? Women with this ‘do tend to look their best when they’ve styled it straight. So this is good news for you ladies with naturally sleek hair, as you’ll hardly need to style your mane in the mornings – hair win for you!

Editor’s tip: However, if you don’t have naturally straight hair, don’t fret: because you can still rock a bowl cut with ease. Simply prep your strands with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth: 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment, before using a slimline pair of straighteners to smooth down any kinks or curls. Et voila, a chic and sleek look achieved in no time!

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The bowl cut: Agyness Deyn. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Reason 3: It’s flattering for long faces

Now, if you have a long face shape, and are struggling to find a ‘do that’ll suit you to a T, look no further than a bowl cut a la Agyness Deyn. Why? Well, because a bowl cut which rests just above your eyes is ultra flattering for long faces, since it helps to shorten the face and make it appear slightly more rounded. Bet you didn’t know that, did you!

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The bowl cut: Meagan Good. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Reason 4: Bangs are go!

The bowl haircut once featured a cut that was the same length all of the way around, but in modern times, the style can be slightly chopped and changed for an edgier, cool-girl feel. For example, when styled with bangs, a bowl cut can look super hot and stylish – just look at how well Meagan Good rocks it for proof!

Editor’s tip: However, to avoid your bowl cut and bangs looking too heavy, ask your hairdresser to chop in some feathered layers, as this will reduce the thickness of your locks and make your look easier to style.


If the bowl cut isn’t for you, don’t worry: there are plenty of other stylish ‘dos in our Short Hairstyles page just waiting to be uncovered. So, what are you waiting for? Head over there now, before you get left behind!

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