The bowl cut is a certain hairstyle that has a straight cut all the way around the head, giving it a bowl-like shape. It was once well-liked but has since fallen out of fashion. It lacks any sense of style or flair, the bowl cut is regarded as one of the worst haircuts ever. Even worse than the notorious mullet. If mullet has “business in front and party on the back”, bowl cut has misery all around. Scroll down to see the most horrifying examples!
24 thoughts on “Bowl Cut: Haircut Even Worse Than The Notorious Mullet”
It sure makes their hair look thick, though. I gotta say, used injudiciously, it can be appalling. I have a relative who has awkward wedding photos. She’s beautiful, he…has a bowl cut that makes you wonder just how long it’s been since an outsider came through his holler.
Fashion is not the same as style.
Giving your child that haircut is like asking for them to be abused and bullied. SMFH
Unlike mullet, this hairstyle is not about fashion statement but laziness. Kids have no patience, so instead of cutting their ears off or pay a hair dresser parents in the 80’s used to take a big cooking pan, put it on their child’s head and cut a straight line. It’s cheap and let the kids see through their hair.
It’s not pretty, but you millennial parents should know that if your four years old kid is worried about his appearance than you are doing some sh*t parenting.
Just a small warning for the near future.
That first kid – the hair is expected but that shirt! I dig that 1975 polyester look.
The horror! The horror!
You have no idea. This is The Haircut of the Gods
MOE HOWARD (1897–1975), of The Three Stooges fame, wore it better than anyone!
John Paul George and Ringo got left out? Agree: Moe Howard wore it best!
No, Anonymous, Jesus did not have a bowl cut. Everyone knows he had a mullet! He was just that cool!
I don’t think people looking at this now can possibly realise how popular the bowl cut was in the 90’s in the Midwest. Only the bad kids who were chronically in the principal’s office had mullets, but even the straight A athletes had bowl cuts. It was cool, but not so rebellious that your average Christian parent would not be fine with their kids getting a bowl cut.
Do you forget Justin bieber in his early days?
Gloster canary kids.
WTH is going on with the neck in the last picture?! 😧
I think there was a whitewall haircut, which was short all over with a full buzz around the front, top and back of the ears. First time I saw that style it reminded me of the bowl cut, like a bowl was maneuvered on head front-to-back to get that edge trim. That was maybe the early or mid 1990s. Then came the uneven cuts which were one side not like the other. Some looked like the little one in the family experimented with a pair of scissors and a sleeping adult. And one time, I went for a spike or Rod Stewart kind of cut, not a mullet, as in not too long on the back but tapered a bit longer back there. I came home and discovered I had one really short cut around the ear, not to the skin but much shorter than the other side with skin visible. I had to call it a loss, self-cut the other side in case my planned cover-up might fall off and wear that cover, a tuque to hide much of the mistake until I could get a better style. Yes, there was a mirror, but it’s hard to see the sides and I may have seen the long side and assumed the other side was the same. I don’t get uneven cuts nor short around my ear or ears. I am aware now some hair care people are deep into some funky styles and may find it hard to do cuts I like, I have had another uneven cut corrected in the appointment into something else shorter than what I asked for. I just wish every undesirable haircut which might be attempted on me required an actual bowl, I’d see that picked up, duck and run.
Look up Donald Trump Jr’s prep school yearbook picture. Super Bowl time.
Dont hate, celebrate..I’d take this anyday over basic.
You can’t convince me that last photo isn’t a thumb with doll hair on it.
You forgot Will Byers…
Of course, every 18 year old today has a similar cut.
Still better than haircuts of wannabe bandits from my school and from my university after graduating from school.
Party in the front.
Party in the back.
Party all around.
Omg I definitely thought the last picture was a thumb with hair on it too haha