Gaga’s most controversial look… the bowl cut


There’s plenty to say about Lady Gaga’s new video for her latest single, Alejandro (we’ll have to do a whole separate blog post on all the Madonna homage/references) but the most striking thing for us wasn’t the men-in-stilettos, semi-naked writhing or controversial antics with crucifixes, oh no! It was the unashamed bowl cut (shudder) sitting proudly atop Gaga’s head.

Having had our own youthful dalliance with this most challenging of hairdos (not our finest follicular hour), we couldn’t help but wonder, Carrie-stylee, can a bowl cut ever look chic? Judge for yourself – here’s the video and here are some bowl cut icons – including the original (and we think, the best), Ms Joanna Lumley! phoebe frangoul

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

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Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…