When you think bowl cut, your mind automatically drifts to the drab, conservative hairstyles popular from the mid 80s to the late 90s. It was generally considered a boring, old-fashioned look until its recent reemergence on the heads of some of the biggest icons in the world. Now, the hairstyle is back with more bang than ever. The hairstyle has morphed into an uncontainable fashion statement characterized by vibrant shades, edgy fades and always looks better with bold accessories.
# 1 Pixie Cut with Tousled Fringe
This haircut is the staple of the party girl. The flashy pink highlights accentuate the bleached complexion of the hair and give it a bit of oomph. Its fringe is loose, wispy and stylishly tousled to create a windswept appearance that carries well with its short length.
The sharp razor fade applied under this haircut not only gives the wavy top a finer definition, it also adds an androgynous appeal to the hairstyle. Its relatively short locks also feature a blunt cut and a high fade at the back that create an edgy rocker girl finish.
# 3 Frosty Bob with Wispy Bangs
Different hues of blue, purple and silver give this hair more character and depth in this look. In addition to the blunt cut along the brow that runs just above the ear, two wispy silver bangs dangle at the temples for a softer finish.
# 4 Bowl Cut with Lengthy Bangs
This punk haircut starts just above the eyes and continues to lengthen towards the back of the head. The hair is given a frizzy, nicely textured appearance that is only emphasized by the irregularly cut blonde hair that covers the ears.
# 5 Neat Bowl Haircut with Blunt Cut
This look seems to have come straight from the future. The bangs have been given a neat, blunt cut that goes around the head and leaves the fringe hanging just above the eyelashes. The sultry burgundy shade of the hair and understated makeup adds to its soft feminine appeal.
# 6 Fierce Bowl Haircut
This is a perfect example of how the length of your hair should not hinder your edgy look. A stylishly asymmetrical fringe that goes over one eye is the focus of this hairstyle. The hair is given more life with an exquisite hue of brown highlights at the edge of the fringe.
# 7 Gothic Bowl Haircut
This neo-futuristic hairstyle makes use of both long and short bangs to add intrigue to the original bowl hairstyle. While the fringe over the forehead is given a nice high trim, the sides let you show off your lengthy locks in style.
# 8 Side Swept Pixie Cut
For the adventurous soul, keep your pixie cut fresh and trendy by allowing a bit more length in your bangs and playing with different textures. The sleek one-sided shave adds some character to the neatly side swept locks that cover one side of the face in spectacular fashion.
# 9 Sleek Cut with Blunt Fringe
Express your neat character with a flawlessly symmetrical bob that has a fine texture and a sleek undercut on the sides and back. The blunt cut fringe has been given a stylish twist that lets it rest just above the eyes in a manner that exudes unbridled sophistication.
# 10 Bright Orange Cut
Never settle for less than stunning when it comes to your hair. Embrace your love for bright colors with this brightly dyed orange bob with a crisp, blunt cut and a nice framing structure on the fringes. The razor shave undercut gives you more textures and more room to display bold ear accessories.
# 11 Edgy Bowl Hairstyle with Cheek-Length Bangs
Confidence oozes out of this sexy haircut that makes great use of medium-length hair and a fine, consistent texture. The look is spiced up by the uneven dipping cut on the cheek-length fringe and flashy ear accessories.
# 12 Golden Pixie Cut with Yellow Highlights
Show off your summer look with this bright and sunny bob that uses long and short bangs to give the hair a more textured appearance. The playful use of the highlights in a stylish gradient that brightens towards the front makes it more noticeable and trendy.
# 13 Tousled Bowl Cut with Lavender Highlights
If you are not a fan of neat hairdos, this hairstyle lets you show off your messy locks in style. The cute bob is accentuated by stylishly disheveled locks on the top and wispy lavender bangs draping down the sides. Coupled with the neat blunt cut fringe, the contrasting textures create an adventurous finish.
# 14 Futuristic Bob with Crisply Cut Fringe
Why settle for normal when you can set yourself apart from the crowd? This exciting cut features geometrical precision in its neat fringe cut and short wispy bangs on one side that help smooth out the look. Be funky by accentuating the stylish highlights with bold makeup.
# 15 Retro Bowl Haircut
Class up your look with a combination of crisp lines and smoothly textured hair with this exquisite haircut. The natural black hair is given a fine outline using a high cut on the fringe. Long flowing hair down the back adds a bit of feminine appeal to the look.
# 16 Short Bowl Pixie with Jagged Outline
Explore your sexuality with this androgynous haircut that brings out the best of both with its low fringe cut and sleek razor shave. The basic bob has been given a bit of swag and character with an undercut that frames the outline using a nice zigzag pattern.
# 17 Short Tidy Bowl Bob
Simple can be gorgeous as shown by this conservative but edgy version of the bowl hairstyle. The length of the side fringe reaches just above the ear and is only slightly longer on the forehead. The haircut looks neat and tidy thanks to the blunt cut and razor undercut shave.
# 18 Spiky Bowl Hairstyle
Break out of monotony with this fantastic haircut. Perfect for short hair, a frizzy cut gives the spiky hair a clearer outline and makes its golden complexion stand out all the more. The crisp undercut caps off what is a tidy, elegant and very chic look.
# 19 Blonde Pixie Bowl
Fun, cute playful and trendy, this is one of the best things you can do to short hair to really make it stand out. The bleached locks end in a neat fringe with loose plaits just above the eyes and goes on to taper down into a buzz cut at the back.
# 20 Stunning Silver Bowl Hairstyle
This tousled mess of silver locks framed by a sleek undercut is one hot look when paired with dark make-up and bold accessories. Nothing you do to your hair can match the trendiness of these unevenly cut fringes which add a world of contrast to your look.
# 21 Spiky Bowl Pixie Cut
Everyone wants a “just out of bed” disheveled look on their short hair. This edgy pixie cut combines flashy spiky hair with a tussled appearance that has a short fringe and a slight shave under the bob to create a badass rocker girl look.
# 22 Amazon-Green Rocker Haircut
Color will always be the spice needed to bring life to any hairstyle. The green highlights add spunk to the hairstyle and give the bob more character and boldness. You can never go wrong with a brightly colored haircut.
# 23 Simple Bowl Hairstyle
Do not let the simplicity of this look fool you. It uses a combination of sharp, geometric cuts and a loose fringe with split ends to create a textural difference that will make you stand out. The back of the bob has been tapered down into a sleek shave that ends just above the nape.
# 24 Purple Flames
Boyish looks even better when it is given a few feminine accents to tone it down. The purple, high-cut fringe features a curving blunt cut that hugs the forehead and the temples, accentuating the feminine facial curves. The windswept locks take on a darker hue towards the back in a manner that rounds off the edginess of the look.
# 25 Sophisticated Style
A blunt fringe that tightly hugs the frame of your face allows you to show off your feminine facial curves. If you have short hair, a slight shave on the sides and a simple but bold bob gives you a classy haircut that you can wear to any occasion.
# 26 Mane-Colored Bob
The best thing about styling your short hair is that a bit of color can go a long way in freshening up your look. The mane-colored locks are given a bit of volume and tapered down towards the side in a way that nicely frames the face and accentuates your natural facial attributes.
# 27 Pink Explosion
Looking for a bold new summer look? Try throwing in some pink into the mix. A finely cut blunt fringe creates a firm hairstyle that can survive throughout the day without retouching. Contrast and texture are added by the black fuzz of the trimmed back and sides.
# 28 Innocent Bowl
Bob cuts tend to appear very tame and as such, they can be used to tone down piercings or bold tattoos. Alternatively, you can just opt to go for the “nice girl” look with a crisp trim and a moderately high-cut fringe with split ends.
# 29 Neat Salt and Pepper Look
Nothing looks as sophisticated as a nice combination of grey, silver and blonde. The fringe carries exquisite dark highlights and is swept to the side a little. The length of the bob is moderate but the slight sweep makes it appear longer, fuller and sexier.
# 30 Rose Gold Princess Cut
Not everyone can boast of delicate locks and hair that always looks slightly windswept. The low bob covers the ears and grazes the nape of the neck before curling over the forehead in a smooth blunt fringe. Half the appeal of the hairstyle is gotten from its enticing shade of rose gold and slightly tussled locks.
# 31 Lilac Passion
Bad hair days are non-existent in the realm of bowl cuts because you get to choose how finely cut your fringe appears to be. The luscious shade of lilac on the bob is accentuated by thick locks just in front of the ears. A twist on the blunt fringe takes the edge off the crisp geometrical cut.
# 32 Carefree Style
Messy hair looks good if the mess is intentional. Tousled locks look better on a younger face with the angelic blonde hue only helping to emphasize the carefree attitude embodied by the look. A rugged fringe that curves just above the eyes frames the face nicely.
# 33 Chic Bowl Cut
The sheer geometry and crispness involved in this tidy look screams sophistication and undeniable confidence. Its neat fringe is shaped using a series of dipping cuts that leave it dangling just above the eye. A dark blue streak adds more character to the copper colored bangs.
# 34 Edgy Bowl Haircut
A little asymmetry goes a long way to make a dull look more interesting. The cut of the fringe is crisp and precise with different hair lengths being put into play to create an edgy, futuristic look. On the backdrop of the buzzed undercut, the blonde hair with copper highlights looks amazingly outlined.
# 35 Sunny Side Up
Neon colors and short hair are a winning combination any day. The lengthy bangs partially cover the ear and drape just above the eyebrows in a sexily disheveled manner. No one can resist the allure of the bright shade of yellow that looks fantastic when paired with dark makeup.
While it remains versatile enough to embrace everyone’s tastes, there is no doubt that this is the new face of the fun, outgoing girl as portrayed in the 35 examples above. Making it your own is easy and could only be a matter of experimenting with different cuts, colors and lengths. It is by far the best way to look and feel confident with short hair.