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Bowl Cut

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How to Do a Bowl Cut

We had a request to show how to cut a bowl cut. The finished bowl cut can be a variety of different ways, but the method and technique for cutting all of them is basically the same. In this video, RaDona shows the basic steps for cutting a bowl cut. You can modify it to fit your personal taste and style.

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We had a request to show how to cut a bowl cut. The finished bowl cut can be a variety of different ways, but the method and technique for cutting all of them is basically the same. In this video, RaDona shows the basic steps for cutting a bowl cut. You can modify it to fit your personal taste and style.

History

200px-UkposterA 1920’s Soviet Ukrainian poster; the man on the left sports a bowl cut

Historically, the bowl haircut was popular among common people of various nationalities as an easy and relatively neat cut by a non-professional. Indeed, it was done by putting a cooking pot of a fit size to the level of ears, and all hair below the rim was cut or shaved off. In some cultures it was a normal type of haircut. In other cultures the bowl cut was viewed as an attribute of poverty, signifying that the wearer could not afford to visit a barber.

In popular culture

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Dee Dee Ramone’s Beatles-inspired bowl cut.

Film

During the 1930’s, the bowl cut was the signature haircut of comedian Moe Howard of the Three Stooges. Jim Carrey and Eric Christian Olsen sported one when portraying Lloyd Christmas in the Dumb and Dumber film series. In more recent years, the bowl cut has featured in science fiction and fantasy films. Notable examples include Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto as Mr Spock, Adam Brown as Ori in The Hobbit., and child actor Jake Lloyd as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Television

Child actor Adam Rich popularized the hairstyle with parents in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s as the youngest-son character Nicholas Bradford on the American series Eight Is Enough, which was syndicated around the world. Joey Lawrence, when he was a child TV star, also had the same fuller on the sides version as Rich.
In the TV series Galactica 1980, the genius child character Doctor Zee portrayed by Robbie Rist and then James Patrick Stuart had the same variation.

Music

From the mid-1960’s onwards, the haircut resurfaced as a counterculture style credited to the moptop hairstyles of groups like The Beatles and The Monkees. A longer version, known as the mod haircut, was popular among teenagers from the late 1960’s until it was supplanted by the long-haired hippie or surfer look of the early 1970’s.

During the 1980’s, bowl cuts were popularised by punk rock groups like the Ramones. The bowl cut gained popularity among teenaged and pre-teen boys in the late 1980s and the hairstyle was a veritable fad in some American locales, especially among the skater subculture. The popularity of the bowl cut faded by the mid-1990’s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowl_cut

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