The Bowl Cut: Modern Update on this Classic Style

The bowl cut is back and better than ever! Check out how to rock the bowl cut for women.

It’s no secret that what’s old is new again in the world of beauty. This is clearly evidenced in the resurgence of the bowl cut of ’70s and ’80s. You probably recall this short haircut as the reluctant ‘do that your Mom forced upon you as a child, complete with a rounded cut and short bangs. While this look is forever emblazoned in your school pictures, you probably saw some updates as evidenced by celebs who have been rocking this look on the red carpet. Ready to go for this short, trendy look? Check out our gallery of eight bowl cut ideas sure to inspire your new look.

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Opt for a modern bowl cut with a stylist undercut.

1. Undercut Bowl Cut

This cool hybrid short haircut pairs a buzz cut with a bowl cut women in this contrasted haircut. When you add some hair color to the mix, you’ll achieve an even more eye-catching look. Back in the day you may have been called a ‘mushroom head,’ but these days your hair will be #OnFleek.

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Modern bowl cuts include more length. Photo credit:

2. Long, Angled Bowl Cut

If you’re looking to maintain your length while embracing the soft curve of a bowl haircut, keep it slightly longer for a more feminine rendition of the look. This version of the bowl cut looks especially on trend when it’s sleek thanks to a blowout. To keep the shiny post-blowout, use Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil to help make your hair shiny and frizz-free.

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Flip that bowl cut!

3. Vintage Bowl Cut

Since we’re throwing it back to the ’90s with the bowl cut, why not go back in time a bit further? By combining the classic ’90s look with a ’40s twist, your modern-day bowl cut hairstyle will truly transcend time.

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Update the bowl cut hairstyle with some color. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

4. Natural Bowl Cut

To the lucky ladies who have naturally voluminous locks, a modern bowl cut will look stunning on you. For day-to-day maintenance, you’ll need a few pumps of Dove Style+Care Curl Defining Mousse to help add definition and texture to your curls.

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Take this look to the side for a modern update.

5. Asymmetrical Bowl Cut

Short haircuts are the perfect first step for an asymmetrical style since they allow for a trendier variance in texture and shape, which ultimately means all eyes will be on y-o-u. When you bring a bowl cut to life with asymmetrical details, you’re able to embrace a flowy bounce to an otherwise traditionally boyish vibe. And that’s precisely what we like to call the best of both worlds.

To shape this look, use a dime-sized amount of TRESemmé TRES Two Extra-Firm Control Gel, to help you get the hold you need without making your hair sticky. After you apply the hair gel, coif it up a bit with the help of a round brush and a blow-dryer on low heat for the perfect amount of added volume. Another way to have fun with this version of the bowl cut is to play around with where you part your hair, switching it up every now and again as you please.

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Go heavy on the bangs with this look. Photo credit:

6. Heavy Bangs

Love bangs and short hair? Then this look is for you! Opt for a rounded cut that circles your head with a long fringe. The beauty of this look allows you to cover your forehead or clip your hair to the side when needed.

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Add some highlights to your bowl cut for a fun look. Photo credit:

7. Bowl Cut and Highlights

Jazz your bowl cut even more with a bit with some color. We love this edgy look when paired with bold highlights, like this deep red, that can really define your face.

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Go for the look in this classic look. Photo credit:

8. Classic Bowl Look

Or maybe only the classic will do for you! That’s cool and luckily that bowl look is still going strong. This look is all about a rounded cut that’s complemented with short bangs and a layered frame. If this is bowl short cut you’re going for, be sure to get regular cuts to maintain this fierce look.

Looking for more short hair ideas? Check out these awesome short haircuts for 2016.