If you've heard (or tried) KFC's Famous Bowls, you know they're pretty awesome. Basically, you get an entire pound of food (creamy mashed potatoes, homestyle gravy, sweet corn, shredded cheese, and crispy popcorn chicken). Bless. And from now until January 27, you can get these Famous Bowls for just three dollars. That, my friends, is a sweet deal.
In celebration of this Famous Bowl promo price, the fried chicken giant is giving away free bowl haircuts! Seriously, we can't make this stuff up.
According to a press release, KFC teamed with hairstyle designers to create five "stylish, modern-day takes on the bowl cut hair style."
The restaurant will set up a pop-up shop in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, January 10th to bring these eccentric hairstyles to life for chicken connoisseurs of the city.
The first of the five hairstyles is what we all imagine when we think of the phrase "bowl cut." Dubbed the "Original Recipe," this cut is for mavericks who respect tradition.
You can copy this style by literally placing a bowl on your head and cutting around the edges. Think Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys circa 1992.
The second of the five bizarre cuts is dubbed the "Spork & Bowl." It's not nearly as bad as the "Original Recipe."
The cut is an ode to the spork — part spoon, part fork — for reasons I will never understand. If you want your stylist to emulate this cut, I'd leave out the explanation.
According to KFC, this cut is for those who "unabashedly celebrate your triumphs, but never forget what got you there."
The chicken giant also warns that "compliments are a common side effect of this daring hairdo." So, be careful out there, folks.
Next up we have the "Over The Top" haircut. According to KFC, it's meant to imitate the look of an upside down bowl cut.
Who knew if you flipped the bowl haircut over you'd basically get a hi-top? Both cuts were popular in the early '90s, so it really should come as no surprise.
KFC claims that "not everyone can rock this look, but you can." Also, since there is obviously a link between your hair and your palate, it means "you're not afraid to top your Famous Bowl with a veritable slew of tasty ingredients."
"There's also room enough on that head for a little bit more — a look that screams, 'Clear my schedule. Something's come up. It's my hair.'" KFC's description states. Whatever that means.
Fourth, we have the "Colonel's Stripes," which is basically just the "Original Recipe" with stripes shaved into the sides.
It's really not a great look, but hey, to each their own. If you want to look like a modern-day Jim Carrey from Dumb and Dumber, be my guest.
According to KFC, this look is for those who have seen hardships and "taken every punch life's thrown," but responded with "Is that all you've got?"
"You've earned those stripes. Ain't nobody taking this trilogy of excellence away," the description reads. If you're bold enough to copy this hairstyle, you deserve at least three Famous Bowls.
And last, but certainly not least, we have the "Gravy Fall." This is arguably the best, and most modern cut of the group.
The cut features a bowl-shaped front with an asymmetrical, cascading length from one side to the other. It's reminiscent of a waterfall, hence the name.
This cut is for the free spirits who are "living every day like it's your last."
"Social norms are shackles. Abstraction is the antidote to authority. Bowl cuts don't literally have to be bowls," the description reads. Can I get an amen?
If you won't be in NYC on Thursday, you can still get a KFC-inspired bowl cut by showing this digital lookbook to your stylist.
KFC encourages you to share your bowl cut on social media with the hashtag #KFCFamousBowlCuts. Or, of course, you can just get a Famous Bowl for $3 and not get a bowl cut.