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  • zola
  • The Legend

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    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« on: October 25, 2015, 01:02:30 pm »
Why do Koreans love the old helmet head bowl cut?
I see variations, from the razors edge, which is where it looks like someone literally put a pudding bowl on their head and cut around it. To the feathered bowl which is where they get a traditional bowl job and then get a kind of feathered puffy perm. Then there is the super embarrassing curly bowl, where they get a curly perm and then bowl it up around the sides.

A lot of the most famous kpop boys have one. As well as popular actors.

I bring this up because i went to the hair dressers this morning and the stylist was trying to foist a bowl cut on me. He was saying that I should try to fit in more to my wife and first step in assimilation is to get the traditional  Korean bowl. I said no. My wife said no, but this guy wouldnt let it go. Saying foreigners hair styles are old fadhioned etc. I was a bit tired from celebrating the All Blacks victory the night before, so i started questioning myself "would a bowl look good on me? Spock was kind of cool. Maybe its time for a change." Then he got his phone out and started swiping through a gallery of classic bowl shots. I came to my senses and told me that if he tried to bowl me i'd stab him with his scissors.

Have any of you guys embraced the bowl cut? Why are Korean men so enamoured with it? Am i the only one thinks it looks goofy AF?
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • maximmm
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 05, 2013, 11:02:44 am
Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 01:06:53 pm »
Nothing wrong with a bowl haircut - it's stylish!



  • Chester Jim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 05, 2015, 02:17:12 pm
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Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 03:47:44 pm »
It's fun to try when you are really young but after you reach say 19 years of age or so then it looks horrible. 
Bonzai!


  • country09
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    • January 05, 2011, 10:04:21 am
Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 05:26:52 pm »
Bowl cut and an undershave. You couldnt be much cooler than I was in 6th grade.

I personally don't care too much when it comes to their hair. I just get angry when I walk into the barber to find all the chairs being used by guys getting perms. I now have to wait 40 minutes to an hour to get a 15 minute cut. A permed bowl cut now that may make my blood boil a little.


  • zola
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    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
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Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 10:47:32 am »
Nothing wrong with a bowl haircut - it's stylish!


That's a mighty fine bowl cu there. A lot of volume.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • bigwavedave
  • Waygookin

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    • November 26, 2012, 07:10:49 pm
    • Los Angeles, CA
Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 10:58:40 am »
I honestly don't mind it, but it really annoys me that EVERYONE has it.  I wish people had more diverse styles here.  And it also bothers me that someone is really pressuring you to get a haircut u don't want.  IS THIS A FREE HAIRCUT?!!  :huh: :huh: :huh:


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 11:04:26 am »
Some of them look like they've had their hair circumcised. I don't understand how they don't see that, but I'm kinda glad they don't, because it's hilarious to see. Brightens my mood every time.


Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 01:01:38 pm »
Add the basin cuts to skin tight, half mast trousers with white sports socks on show...and you've got a real fooking fashion disaster on your hands.




Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2015, 08:14:01 am »
I got a mod warning for pointing out that a certain book of fairy stories (That is in every hotel room) forbids a bowl cut.  It seems whilsts the posts of this site are becoming more and more like Dave's the tollerance isn't.


  • walrus
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    • September 08, 2011, 02:45:36 pm
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Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2015, 08:55:45 am »
Add the basin cuts to skin tight, half mast trousers with white sports socks on show...and you've got a real fooking fashion disaster on your hands.
and the 1950's thick black geek glasses with no lenses...


  • zola
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    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
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Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2015, 09:05:08 am »
A pretty common look
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • bmym80
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Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2015, 09:46:45 am »
My favorite bowl cut person.


  • nomadicmadda
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Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2015, 10:36:17 am »
I bring this up because i went to the hair dressers this morning and the stylist was trying to foist a bowl cut on me. He was saying that I should try to fit in more to my wife and first step in assimilation is to get the traditional  Korean bowl. I said no. My wife said no, but this guy wouldnt let it go. Saying foreigners hair styles are old fadhioned etc.

This is hilariously ironic, as the bowl cut was wildly popular in the 1990s in western cultures, especially America.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

If anything, it's Korea that's behind on the times.  Also, no comment on his presumption that Korea is the fashion frontier of the world :rolleyes:
#bestkorea

Some of them look like they've had their hair circumcised. I don't understand how they don't see that, but I'm kinda glad they don't, because it's hilarious to see. Brightens my mood every time.
:laugh:                                                  :laugh:                                                                                                        :laugh:
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Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2015, 01:27:53 pm »
Cut your own hair mac.  I use a long gaurd and trim around the sides with it a bit longer on top.  I wet and take some off the top looking in two mirrors to check style.  I can wear it down or slick it back when need be.  No money spent and chicks seem to dig it fine.  I wouldn't let these girly men at the "salons" touch my head ever.  Who knows what kind of style I'dend up with, probably a lousy Hitler cut or something. 


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 14, 2014, 02:46:01 pm
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Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2015, 02:41:03 pm »
I think it's popular phase for any group of youth...

I had a bowl cut all through middle school, because it was easy for my mom to cut.


Its not just a Korean thing.

Most of Koreans I see have that, swept bang to the side long sides emo look. Boys spend more time with their bangs than the girls...
What you put into Korea, is what you will get out of Korea; it will not spoon feed you.


  • Space
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    • May 09, 2012, 10:11:12 pm
Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2015, 08:43:10 pm »
Its ... just... like... fashion... man.

Get off me. No, seriously. I dont have a bowl cut. I did once when I was about 6. My mum cut it herself. Looked good man
  :laugh:


  • FinnSein
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    • November 11, 2015, 09:46:34 am
Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2015, 10:33:53 am »
The barbers at my school do it with a literal bowl on the head.


Re: Koreans and Bowl Cuts
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2015, 11:23:07 am »
I've literally seen this haircut a million times! No eggsaeration