There’s a lot of things we cringe at when we look back at our adolescent school pics. It was a time of over-plucking (a fact Jessica Alba can happily attest to), garish blue eyeshadow, and, of course, the dreaded bowl cut. Whether your mom forced the hairstyle upon you or you chose it for yourself, no one, regardless of gender, could escape the awkward wraparound fringe style that forever has us flashing back to Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber.
While plenty have been traumatized from ever giving the look another go, one brave soul has done the impossible and embraced the bowl cut wholeheartedly. What’s more? She’s making it look — gasp! — good. Enter Kristen Wiig.
The SNL alum just showed up to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon donning the very cut in question, and TBH? We definitely don’t hate it! The actress, who has been growing out her locks from the super short cut she underwent awhile back, was on hand to promote her new film, Despicable Me 3, in which she voices the character of Lucy, but it was her mane shape that had the studio spotlight.
But take note: This is not your average bowl. Wiig kept kept things modern and fresh by adding plenty of layers and shape to the traditional chop. Genius!
Between this and Kristen Stewart’s new frosted tips, these ladies are reminding us all that there’s no look that’s really off limits, as long as you know how to work it.
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(h/t Refinery 29; photos via Tristan Fewings, Andrew Lipovsky, + Frazer Harrison/Getty)