The Bowl Haircut: Is It For You? Updated Pictures

The Bowl Haircut: Is It For You? Updated Pictures

Most of you will remember Jim Carrey's bowl haircut in Dumb & Dumber

But what does it look like these days? We'll show you the modern varieties of the bowl cut and who can wear this hairstyle.

What is a bowl cut?

The bowl cut is characterized as a home cut in which a bowl is placed over the skull and used as a cutting guide to leaving most of the hair intact. 

Only sideburns and back hair are cut or shaved. The cut is completely uniform in the length of the hair.

The Modern Bowl cut: This is How it Looks Today

The modern bowl cut: Instead of combing the hair down very accurately and cutting it off straight, there is now significantly more structure in the hairstyle, which makes the bowl cut look more "messy". 


But a softer transition in the form of an undercut or fade cut is also visible in many bowl cuts these days. Above all, the hair on the back of the head and the sides are cut off less radically, thus avoiding a "helmet look". 

Only the basic shape is still somewhat reminiscent of the old version.

Slightly curly hair, such as that worn by the actor Timothée Chalamet, is particularly interesting in the bowl cut. But combinations with other hairstyles, such as a center parting, also give the modern pot cut its very own style.

Who can wear the bowl cut?

Due to its shape, the classic bowl cut has the habit of making the head appear rounded, which is why people with rounder faces should tend to refrain from the hairstyle.

However, there are also exceptions because, with a softer transition and more structure in the hair, the hairstyle is also suitable for such face types. The best thing to do here is to talk to your hairdresser and explore the possibilities individually.

The bowl cut tends to be a more youthful look even today.

Paired with a beard, you can make this hairstyle look a little more grown-up. More unusual beards are particularly suitable here, such as the anchor beard or toggle beard, which result in an extremely good combination with the pot cut.

But a well-groomed 3-day beard or a Henriquatre will soften the youthful effect of the bowl hairstyle a little.

Bowl cut at home, is that possible?

Various videos are circulating on YouTube in which men still cut this hairstyle with the help of a pot. Especially in times of Corona, when going to the hairdresser was not possible, this hairstyle seems to have been a real alternative for one or the other.

But can you really just cut your hair yourself like you used to? If you are particularly courageous, you can still stand in front of the mirror with the help of a pot, razor, and scissors and lend a hand. However, you are advised to bring in another person.

We have to say, for a really nice bowl cut , we strongly recommend going to a good barber, because they will make sure that you don't fall into the style of the 90s too much, cut your hairstyle clean and straight and it especially adapts to your face or the shape of your head.

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