Outdated Angled Bobs

Short angled bob with bangs
Q: Are angled bobs out of style? My hairstylist insists they're not, but I'm not entirely convinced. I typically wear my hair in a ponytail, which he personally doesn't like. Jokingly, I asked him what he'd do with my hair if I gave him free rein, and he promptly said he'd cut it into a short angled bob. His answer surprised me and got me thinking.
Although I like short angled bobs on other women, I've never seriously considered cutting my hair short. Yet, his suggestion keeps repeating in my mind. My long hair gives me a sense of security, but there's a part of me that's secretly curious about how it feels to have short hair. The more I think about it, the more tempted I am to let him cut my long hair. What do you think? Is a short angled bob a good idea?

A: As a hairstylist, I can confidently say that angled bobs are far from out of style. When a client like yourself questions angled bobs, I completely understand the hesitation. It's normal to wonder if a particular hairstyle is still trendy. However, from what I see in my salon, angled bobs remain just as popular as before.
Your hairstylist's assertion that angled bobs aren't out of style perfectly aligns with my personal experience. Over the years, I've seen numerous clients transform their hair into an angled bob. The versatility of the angled bob ensures it can be adapted to any face shape, hair texture, or personal preference. Clients who opt for a short angled bob are often pleasantly surprised by the outcome.
In your conversation about what he would do with your hair if you gave him free rein, his immediate suggestion of a short angled bob wasn't arbitrary. It expressed his genuine belief in the enduring appeal and flattering qualities of this hairstyle. Although it initially surprised you, I encourage you to approach his suggestion with an open mind.
Short angled bob with hair styled behind one ear
Your admission of secretly admiring short angled bobs on other women speaks volumes about the allure of this hairstyle. It's a classic yet contemporary style that radiates confidence and sophistication, making it an attractive option for those looking to change their look.
I understand that your long hair gives you a sense of security, but it's also normal to be curious about new possibilities. Short hair can be liberating and instill a newfound sense of confidence. However, be aware that this type of bob is often cut very short at the back, and suddenly having a completely bare neck can be a bit startling.
Ultimately, the decision to go for a short angled bob is personal and should be made with careful consideration. It's important to weigh the pros and cons. However, from both a professional and personal perspective, I sincerely believe it's a fantastic idea.
See also:
The bob haircut
Try bobs on a photo of yourself