In the early ’90s, there were few things chic-er than an Anita Baker/Halle Berry/Toni Braxton bowl cut (and the ’do looked exactly as it sounds, like someone sat a bowl on top of your head and cut around the perimeter!). These days, celebs have taken this retro look and updated it, experimenting with length, color, and volume. From Mary J. Blige to Rihanna, here are the cute cuts that have us “bowled” over.
Dirty Money’s Dawn Richard is a purist when it comes to her bowl cut—it’s a perfect retread of Halle Berry’s “Boomerang”-era hairdo. We love the jet black hue, too!
Nene Leakes’ long, honey-streaked, heavy bangs are a perfect compliment to her strong cheekbones.
Rihanna adds dimension to her retro bowl cut by adding a single black streak to her platinum blonde tresses.
Elise Neal’s strong, lightly feathered bang gives takes ten years off her face! So chic and youthful-looking.
Keri Hilson put her own funky spin on the classic haircut by maintaining the rounded shape, but adding length.
Fantasia Barrino wears her sleek, glossy bowl cut slightly swept to one side for a playful look.
Estelle’s flawlessly symmetrical hairdo curves around her brows, perfectly framing her face.