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A hair trend that was once reserved only for eight-year-old boys and Robyn is now making an appearance on LA's coolest fashion influencers. The bowl cut, which Wikipedia describes as a "simple and plain short haircut where the hair is cut with a straight fringe on the front and the rest of the hair is the same length all the way around," is back in a major way (check out this tribute Instagram feed), and we don't hate it.
As seen on adorable local stylist and Awakn founder Shanacie McKee (see another shot below), the retro cut can be made modern if paired with an edgy dye job. To maintain the look, McKee has a few tips: "Make sure to get it trimmed every month or so, but typically the hair grows out evenly so your short bowl can grow a bit and still look good! Most important is trimming or shaving the short hair on your neck. As long as that is maintained, everything else looks intentional!
As for the exact inspiration behind McKee's cool bowl and color, this is what she was going for, and we think she nailed it. The mastermind behind her hair is Sully Layo, who has a private studio in Downtown. Contact her here if you're ready for a major change, or stick to these recommended salon's if you're not quite ready for a bowl but need a new trim nonetheless.