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They may not be breaking out the mixing bowl for this hairstyle, but hip, young celebs and models are bringing back the '70s with the bowl cut.

Stars like Agyness Deyn, Estelle, Parker Posey and Christina Ricci are sporting this retro hairdo. And while it may conjure up painful childhood images for many ("Mom, who's the boy in that picture?"), you can breathe a sigh of relief that today's bowl cut is much more flattering and feminine.

A cross between a modern-day bob and the heavy bangs of last season, today's bowl style is edgier with tons of layers and texture, according to celebrity hairstylist Anh Co Tran of the Neil George Salon in Los Angeles. "This can be such a harsh cut, so it has to be very soft with a lot of movement."

While Tran said his salon has seen a rise in pixies with bangs, the bowl cut is definitely becoming popular. "I'm working to break a couple of my clients into it," he said.

But even if you didn't have one growing up, this hair trend still may not be the best look for you, according to Tran. "You have to be very confident to wear it because it frames and exposes your face. It works well for oval, square or long faces and those with smaller features," he said. "People with a large nose or a round face should stay away."

When styling a bowl cut, use a round brush, but not too much on the ends, advises Tran. Instead, he suggests using a flat iron to add slight bend or waves for variety.

Whatever you do, Tran urges that you do not attempt to cut this style yourself. "Your stylist needs to create the look by cutting into the hair and razoring it" -- two things that make this bowl cut ultra-modern.

What do you think of the bowl cut? Does it bring back too many bad hair memories?

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