Monday, March 10, 2008

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Bowl Cut

As someone who is still recovering from the revolting return of the mullet, I am quaking in my boots at the thought of the reappearance of yet another dodgy-do': the bowl cut.
But why? I hear you cry. Other than the mighty Karen O, few have ever pulled off the style that warrants the insult 'pudding face.' Yet, for some strange and unthinkable reason the bowl cut has been seen everywhere recently - from silver screen to catwalk chic.

In No Country For Old Men, Javier Bardem wore his bowl cut with award-worthy results. Surely the fact that his haircut added to the terrifying nature of his character is enough to warrant the ban of such haircuts off the screen? Not according to Yves Saint Laurent's latest collection.

Italian Stefano Pilato sent his models down the YSL runway in shiny, black gossamer bowl cut wigs, which all but obscured the poor models vision but cleverly diverted our attention from their faces onto the clothes. While this works well on the catwalk, I can't see anyone drawing attention to anything BUT their hair should they be stupid enough to adopt the pudding style. Best leave this one to Karen and embrace the BIG hair comeback. After all, who would you rather trade places with, Bardot or Bardem? Thought so.

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