Bowl Cut
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Our Top Bowl Cuts That Show Why They’re Back In Style

A unique style for the unique individual

written by The Editors

The bowl cut (also known as the mushroom cut) used to be seen as a goofy style for little kids, but it’s made a stylish comeback in recent years. People have gone away from the traditional style and made interesting additions to the style, resulting in a bona fide haircut that can look great

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Temple Fade with Textured Messy Top

Temple Fade with Textured Messy Top

The high-fashion hairstyles are always the most tricky ones though they are certainly worth the drill. While you have to be careful with using the frizzing gel and texturizing spray every day as they are highly damaging to your hair – you still want to secure those hair parts in the front with a nice blowdry and styling mousse. The temple fade on the sides will also add a chic vibe to your overall look.

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High Bowl Cut with Textured Top

High Bowl Cut with Textured Top

No one can be Timothee Chalamet in the movie, The King, but with this bowl cut, aka mushroom haircut, one can try their spin on it. With at least an inch of clear scalp from the top part of the ear to the hair’s tips, the hair is distinct from the rest of the head, giving the illusion of a wig. The texture of the hair also adds to this effect. Accessorize with loop earrings and animal print sunglasses, and you’re sure to attract attention.

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Long Hair Bowl Style
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Long Hair Bowl Style

One, long hair is already attractive but when you combine it with other styling elements it makes one amazing hairstyle with a lot of unique traits. The one here is a blend of straight long hair with a bowl cut. The cherry on cake is the grizzly beard to balance the face.

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Hart Denton's Wavy Crop
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Hart Denton's Wavy Crop

This cut has tons of texture and flow. The loose fringe curls are the highlight of this style, and they nicely pair with a tousled top.

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Cody Fern's Wet Look
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Cody Fern's Wet Look

If you want to go for the “wet” look, you can use a gel or similar product to slick and weigh down the hair. Combine that with a bowl cut base, and you’ll get a great fringe-centric style.

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Straight Cut with Undercut
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Straight Cut with Undercut

Bold enough to go for the original bowl look? Try pairing it with a bald undercut as shown above. This style goes especially well with substantial facial hair to add balance.

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Wavy Mushroom with Steep Taper
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Wavy Mushroom with Steep Taper

Not all bowl or mushroom cuts have to be short and plastered to the head. This variation takes medium volume hair and creates a bowl-type outline to give the effect of a bowl cut.

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80s Bowl cut with Mullet

80s Bowl cut with Mullet

If David Bowie and Timothee Chalamet had a love child, this haircut would probably be it. With a short fringe on the front and a long back that follows the contour of the head, this haircut is great for wavy hair. Pair it with a handlebar mustache, aviator sunglasses, and an ear clip, and you are an 80s rock icon.

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Mid Faded Bowl Cut with French Crop Front
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Mid Faded Bowl Cut with French Crop Front

Bowl cuts are very teeny and trendy but here we see a slightly mature version of it with that side fade that adds clean touch to the hair. The top is slightly puffy with a french crop on the front and mid fade. That combination is something that works in a party and a meeting.

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Peter Dinklage's Messy Bowl Crop
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Peter Dinklage's Messy Bowl Crop

This loose bowl crop keeps the hair close to the head and uses a bit of messiness to create dimension.

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Stephen Moyer Parted Mushroom Crop
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Stephen Moyer Parted Mushroom Crop

This style is much closer to the mushroom variation, with the fringe parted down the middle to push the hair to the sides.

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