Behold the man bob:
I would like to officially euthanize the man bob and dance on its grave, singing gaily â€œyippee yippee!â€
But no sooner than saying that do I realize the curious predicament of menâ€™s hairstyling at the moment. Menâ€™s hairstyles are boring and conservative, and itâ€™s probably largely the fault of guys like me.
I hate the man bob. Itâ€™s just lame, thatâ€™s why. I mean, itâ€™s too feminine, isnâ€™t it? Itâ€™s a womenâ€™s hairstyle, and it always has been. Vidal Sassoon made it famous for women, and women today like Katie Holmes have continued to make it famous. Wearing a man bob is basically tantamount to wearing a dress and thinking your cool because youâ€™re, like so obviously, messing with gender stereotypes.
Thatâ€™s what I say, but then I realise the man bob is basically all weâ€™ve gotâ€”men that is. Since menâ€™s hairstyles are so boring at the moment appropriating the bob, in actual fact, is quite cutting-edge. So maybe I donâ€™t want to dance on its grave.
Men today either have short textured hair, very short textured hair, no hair, or college-boy hair (which is anything from Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible to the Jonas Brothers). Maybe itâ€™s a cultural thing, but todayâ€™s man doesnâ€™t experiment much. Sure, weâ€™re â€œmetroâ€ and all, but essentially conservative. For a while David Beckham was doing some regular craziness with his hair, but now heâ€™s just content with... oh what a surprise... a short spikey crop.
So I take it back. Bring on the man bob. I also applaud any man wearing a man bobâ€”even Jared Leto. Heck, even Billy Bob Thornton would get my respect if he did his radio interviews with a man bob. Iâ€™m thinking that man bobs, if we try hard enough, could be the dawn of a new era: an era of more forward thinking and experimental menâ€™s hairstyles. So, say hello to my new hairstyle: