Re: was told this was out of style??
Well, I'm 43 and use a flat iron every day. I don't actually have pin straight hair but I use it to smooth my coarse, way hair into my style.
Sounds like he may have just been agitating you too. Or does he keep up with what high school/college girls do? Is he a hair dresser?
You do what you want. What you like will make you happiest! Don't worry what another will say.