Saturday Night Special: The Bowlett

June 11th, 2011

Saturday Night Special: The Bowlett - Kids

In some countries, this haircut is used as an interrogation technique.

(submitted by Kyle)

103 Responses to “Saturday Night Special: The Bowlett”

  1. diane says:

    he looks like he wanted to be a storm trooper from star wars! lol

    maybe he became a barber or haridresser and got her back… lol

  2. Zusie says:

    Out of curiosity, when a mother maims her boys with a true bowl cut does she try different size bowls out or is it a one-size-fits-all?

  3. Modine says:

    I didn’t think this was that awkward until I read the comments. Those are boys????? Oh dear, this is a whole new level of awkwardness.

  4. LegoGuy says:

    These guys are cool. I just need a bowl and some clippers.

  5. Shan says:

    I think mom had to choose between paying for a professional photo shoot or paying for a professional hair cut. I think we know how that turned out.

  6. Lego Mini says:

    Clippers check ,bowl check, ok time for a hair cut.

  7. Ivy says:

    Interrogation technique, huh? As in, the interrogator has this haircut or the perp is threatened with this haircut? Either way…

  8. Lisa Stout says:

    This family clearly needs a Flowbee!

    • Jen says:

      YESSSSS!!!!! I found a Flowbee instructional video when I moved into my apt a couple yrs ago! Maybe I could donate it?? 😛

  9. Cheryl says:

    I like how the red head has a bit of hair over his shoulder to show how long it is! ARGH Oh yeah and once I cut my sons hair with a bowl. It was 1995!!

  10. Phrankeh says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA OMG I used to have a best friend in 3rd grade that had that hair cut, I called her Chucky xD

  11. The Beeb says:

    As a side project, I photograph mullets in the wild. I so wish I could run into this kid…just once…

  12. ShortStuff says:

    I have never been so proud to call the ginger in the right, my friend. Made my day.

  13. scooter says:

    Note to Mom: take the kids to Cost Cutters

  14. Hacceber says:

    I guess the parents really wanted all girls instead of what they got.

  15. Busy Lane says:

    This has to be one of best, but worst photos i’ve ever seen! It is SO hilarious!
    Can’t believe one photo has captured two 80-style hair-beauties! Would it be abuse if I cut my future sons hair into an exact replicar of the blondies “Bowlett”?

  16. When I was 11 my older teen sister cut my long little girl hair into a mullet.

    Yeah, she drives a jeep and loves softball.

  17. Kane says:

    Clearly mom liked the girl best.

  18. daniel says:

    cruel and usual 🙂

  19. Fat Old Guy says:

    The more I look at the picture, the more I think it is a photoshop job.

  20. Jody says:


  21. Clint says:

    Well, with the boy in the middle, you’ve finally posted a photo of pretty much every single kid I knew in southern Indiana in the early-to-mid 1980s. Awkward me back home…

  22. Ken G. says:

    nice hair helmet

  23. zipper says:

    He told his parents he definately did not want a mullet like big brother, so they tricked him by giving him the bowl-let. He just doesn’t know he got a mullet too.

  24. My God…my good sweet God. How could this have happened? How In the name of GOD could this have happened?! OK. Lets give the parent(s) a break, who knows what was happening at the time. But please people, in the future..take a good look at your children. Regardless of what THEY want, it is up to YOU to make the right decisions.

    • China says:

      I asked my 8yr old son what he wanted for a haircut once, and he replied emphatically: “CIRCLE HAIR.” Circle hair? I asked what he meant by “circle hair.” After much gesturing and 8yr old reasoning, I deciphered what it was he wanted.

      A fro. A really BIG fro.

      Together, we settled on a fauxhawk.

      I don’t think this kid asked to look circumsized up top. I fear it might be pure Flobee inginuity.

      And that’s just friggin’ HILARIOUS.

      • BlahBlahBlah says:

        Soooo very funny 🙂

        • pattyh says:

          My son asked for an Afro too! He has straight blond hair so there is NO WAY that would be possible but his best friend has and Afro and he wanted to look like him. Too cute! I”m glad to know there is another boy out there with the same thinking!

  25. Catherine says:

    These kids look nothing alike

  26. peg says:

    I kinda like the rebel redhead for not doing the bangs thing….

  27. BecKBoM says:

    OMG! I could stare at the blonde kids hair all day! Its MESMERIZING!

  28. Carol says:

    Mullet boy looks like a bully and bowl boy looks like a brat. Those kinds of haircuts do that kind of thing to a kid.

    • Skyler says:

      I disagree. These kids look sweet to me. Obviously it’s an older photo from when mullets were more the thing, and it is definitely awkward, but mom was just probably trying to make the kids happy. Either that or she didn’t have enough money to take them in for a haircut. Haircuts don’t do anything to kids. Geesh.

      • Michelle says:

        IF the redhead is the kid I went to school with, he was kind of a jokester type. Definitely not a bully -actually a pretty funny kid.

        Then again, it would have been more than 20 years ago so my memory could be foggy.

  29. cocamojoe says:

    Oh look, a bullet.

  30. Rich H says:

    What kind of soup came with that haircut?

  31. Colleen says:

    sure sucks to be a boy in this family…

  32. Helen says:

    talk about helmet head!

  33. John says:

    I’ve not seen one of those for a long time. Poor wee thing.

  34. Michael says:

    I use this as leverage with my kids.

  35. magillicuddy says:

    oh wow and I thought my hair was bad…

  36. DrNate says:

    on the positive side, if he ever needs to employ the insanity defense, claiming perhaps he was abused as a child, this photo will absolutely lock it DOWN.

  37. Michael says:

    Business in front & Party in the Back!!

  38. dpreg says:

    reminds me of that pic of the cat with the cut-out lime-helmet on it’s head

  39. jersygrl says:

    Dont know which is worse…the red mullet or the blond bowl cut.

  40. Josh says:

    How can the bowl cut be acknowledged but not the mullet? I say Mocking for all or mocking for none!

  41. Jennifer says:

    Part mullet, part bowl-cut, ALL bad!!

  42. JW says:

    Is that a young Joe Dirt?

  43. Nosferatu says:

    Wow! Nobody wins here in the the hair category.

  44. Jason says:

    Wow, a bowl-mullet. It’s like discovering Atlantis.

  45. Zbridget says:

    which one?

  46. Jason says:

    Wow a bowl-mullet. It’s like discovering Atlantis.

  47. C says:

    The hair on the kid on the right doesn’t even look like it belongs on his head! Should have just kept it long!

  48. Stephanie says:

    Is that a bowl mullet?????

  49. mom2boys91 says:

    And it’s not even a STRAIGHT bowl cut!

  50. ahicks says:

    Terrible!!! Poor kid!

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