Is the BOWL CUT back? As requests soar by 200%, the Nineties' mushroom hairdo is staging an unlikely resurgence among hipsters thanks to Robert Pattinson

  • The statement chop was made famous by Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber
  • One British barber has seen a 200% surge in demand for the style
  • Stars from Miley Cyrus to Lena Dunham have all taken it on 

Those who wore it risked being called a 'mushroom head' by the less fashion forward at school but that hasn't prevented the bowl cut from making an unlikely comeback. 

The statement Nineties chop, made famous by Jim Carrey’s Lloyd Christmas in Dumb And Dumber, has graced the heads of celebrities far and wide in recent years - from Rihanna and Robert Pattinson to Lena Dunham and Miley Cyrus - and is spreading like wildfire among hipsters.

One chain of British barber shops has reported a whopping 200 per cent surge in requests for the almost universally unflattering cut, with men queuing around the corner for their turn to get the snip.

Robert Pattinson helped spark the new interest in this cut when he stepped out with a shaved-head and bowl cut combination
Jim Carrey’s Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber

The statement 90s chop, made famous by by Jim Carrey’s Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber (right), has graced the heads of celebrities far and wide in recent years, including Robert Pattinson (left)

'We have been really surprised by the popularity of the bowl cut,' admits Headcase director Martin Nobbs.

'We’ve even had women coming into the barbers asking for the traditionally male style. It’s fast becoming the 2015 hipster trend.'

The craze may have been fuelled in part by the release of Dumb And Dumber To, the recent sequel to the 1994 cult hit, in which Jim Carrey hung on to his character's trademark chop.

Indeed, Twilight heartthrob Rob Pattinson surprised everyone last November when he adopted the bowl cut, the same month the film came out. 

Members of the public take the plunge and opt for a bowl haircut
Members of the public take the plunge and opt for a bowl haircut

Members of the public take the plunge and opt for a bowl haircut 

Headcase Barbers (pictured) has tipped the style as a must-have look for summer 2015 

Headcase Barbers (pictured) has tipped the style as a must-have look for summer 2015 

Girls star Lena Dunham drew a similar gasp from commentators last year when she unveiled her own platinum blonde version on Instagram, stating: 'Change is good.'

Miley Cyrus has also enjoyed a brief flirtation with the bowl cut, hers being eerily similar in nature to the one sported by Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter back in the Nineties, when Miley was just a child.

And who could forget Justin Bieber, who burst onto the scene in 2007 with a sweepy bowl cut so beloved by his fans that he broke hearts around the world when he later chopped it off.

Other brave stars to have tried the style on for size over the years include Rihanna, Kelis, Jessie J, Agnes Deyn and Kelly Osbourne. 

What's more, says Mr Nobbs, another Nineties style is also becoming increasingly popular, although 'the classic curtains style' still has some way to go before it hits the heights of the bowl cut.

'We've seen a bit of a resurgence from that Nineties style as well,' he explains. 'The classic curtains have been spotted recently on the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Zayn Malik and Johnny Depp as well.'

Lena Dunham surprised her fans last year when she unveiled her own platinum blonde version on Instagram, stating, 'Change is good'

Lena Dunham surprised her fans last year when she unveiled her own platinum blonde version on Instagram, stating, 'Change is good'

Agyness Deyn was famed for her raven version  in 2010

Agyness Deyn was famed for her raven version  in 2010

Rihanna added a dash of dark to her blonde bowl cut in 2010

Rihanna added a dash of dark to her blonde bowl cut in 2010

Jessie J went for a very blunt version in early 2014
American Boy singer Estelle added a red tint to her bowl cut

Jessie J went for a very blunt version in early 2014 and American Boy singer Estelle added a red tint to hers

Miley Cyrus is never one to shy away from a bold new look, pictured in August 2014

Miley Cyrus is never one to shy away from a bold new look, pictured in August 2014

Kelis glammed up her bowl cut with gold accessories in 2008 

Kelis glammed up her bowl cut with gold accessories in 2008 

Nick Carter had one of the original 90s bowl cuts in 1997 

Nick Carter had one of the original 90s bowl cuts in 1997 

Style icon Kelly Osbourne wore a bowl cut for years, including here in 2005 

Style icon Kelly Osbourne wore a bowl cut for years, including here in 2005 

Justin Bieber spawned thousands of bowl cut copycats when he first found fame, seen here with the style in 2010

Justin Bieber spawned thousands of bowl cut copycats when he first found fame, seen here with the style in 2010

AND NOW FOR THE CURTAIN... THE OTHER 90S STYLE STAGING A RETURN

Johnny Depp and Zayn Malik have both been spotted out and about with curtains
Johnny Depp and Zayn Malik have both been spotted out and about with curtains

Johnny Depp and Zayn Malik have both been spotted out and about with curtains

Liam Hemsworth shows off a pair of curtains during an appearance at an awards show last month

Liam Hemsworth shows off a pair of curtains during an appearance at an awards show last month

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