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Curly Bangs: A Cautionary Tale Courtesy of Julie Bowen

01/07/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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Like crimping and Sun-In, there are certain ’90s hair trends that we are grateful were left in that decade. But apparently, Julie Bowen is trying to reignite another retro style that we forgot about until now: curly bangs.

Bowen wore a pulled-back hairdo accented with wavy trim to the Audi Golden Globes kickoff party in Los Angeles over the weekend. And the look immediately gave us (terrifying) flashbacks to our fourth-grade school pictures.

Here’s the problem: For the most part Bowen looks great (we love her one-shoulder Jenny Packham dress), but the curly fringe adds a somewhat dowdy vibe to what should be an elegant and sophisticated look.

Usually, the Modern Family actress wears her bangs side swept — the most flattering way — and had she stuck with her signature style, it would have transformed the whole ensemble.

While we might not be a fan of her hairstyle, however, PEOPLE.com readers are approving of her overall get-up: 52% of you voted that you love it in our Last Night’s Look gallery. Tell us: Would you wear curly bangs like Bowen?

–Jennifer Cress

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