The Best Bowl Cut Inspo Around a la Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron rocking her chic bowl cut; Image: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

There are some hairstyles we hope will never stage a comeback. At the top of the list? The bowl cut. Most of us are all too familiar with the style since it was the easiest cut for our parents to try at home. (Some even used an actual bowl to get the shape just right.) But leave it to Charlize Theron to make the cut cool and change our minds.

The Oscar winner has been sporting a bowl cut for several months now and we’re amazed at how many different ways she’s managed to style her chopped locks. From the full bowl to brushed to one side to slicked back, she’s getting a lot of mileage out of her ‘do.

So we decided to search through Instagram and the runways to see how many ways you can rock a bowl cut without looking like a little kid. Get ready to book an appointment with your hairstylist.

All About the 90s

This round cut from Alexander Wang’s Fall 2017 show still resonates thanks to the 90s renaissance.

Image: @guidopalau

Unfinished Business

Upgrade a basic bowl cut with some choppy ends.

Image: @lionoftheone

A Little Edge

Reach new heights by spiking a few select sections.

Image: @parlourprecision

Bowled Over

Opt for a little piecey separation on the ends to make the bowl less crisp.

Image: @xmorganleighx

The Long and Short of It

Leave your strands a tad longer up front to balance things out.

Image: @coupesdecheveuxorigir

Neon FTW

A neon green/neon yellow combo makes the cut come alive.

Image: Imaxtree

Bowl With Bangs

This borderline mushroom cut comes complete with almost-curtain bangs.

Image: @flaca_p

Time for Texture

Tons of texture transform a bowl cut into a thoroughly modern pixie.

Image: @lotus_molly