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Hot Hair Alert: 20 Hairstyles for Long Straight Hair

Long hair is absolutely gorgeous when it’s sleek and healthy. Take your long, straight hair to the next level by adding sweet layers, side bangs, subtle texture, or pull it back into a stunning updo. Adding even just a slight change to your straight locks has the ability to take it from everyday to intriguing!

#1 Dramatic Entrance

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This killer hairstyle is gorgeously long with just the right touches of drama. Subtle flip outs on the ends and a thick blunt bang make this overall straight hairstyle absolutely amazing.

Long Straight Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs

Style by Emily Konke, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

Long Straight Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs Side

Style by Emily Konke, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Use a paddle brush and your blow dryer to smooth out strands as they dry.
  2. Flat iron bangs forward so they lay as flat as possible.
  3. Use a large-sized curling iron on the ends to flip them out.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Straight Works is a great product for achieving straight styles like this one.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Forward facing bangs are always great for longer shaped faces or gals with really large foreheads. Oval or rectangular shaped faces would be ideal. Straight textured hair on the thick side would be amazing for this hairstyle.

Tip:

Always allow bangs to dry forward. Right out of the shower, make sure you pull them forward and down so they can dry correctly.

#2 Soft Spoken

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This super simple hairstyle is actually quite beautiful. A sweet side part helps soften the look and the strands are so healthy that they gleam and shine.

Simple Long Straight Hairstyle

Style by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair to the side and brush out.
  2. Use a flat iron if needed.

Recommended Products:

Redken Glass Serum will protect your straight strands and add a mirror-like finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or rectangular shaped faces will be flattered by this style. Straight hair types on medium to thick amounts of hair will easily style into this look.

Tip:

Keeping your locks healthy is the key to maintaining beautiful long hair. Invest in good hydrating products and keep up with regular trims every eight to ten weeks to take off any split ends.

#3 Melted Shag

Written by Irene Bredthauer

The fun twist to this longer hairstyle is the choppy layers on the lower half. Hair is kept sleek and smooth until it reaches the bottom third where shaggy layers are ironed out into a soft, feathery texture.

Long Straight Hairstyle with Choppy Layers

Style by Hailey Lubbock, Makeup by Monica Wilson, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair to the side and brush out.
  2. Go through hair section by section with a flat iron to really create a smooth finish.

Recommended Products:

Prive Shine Spray will put the perfecting finishing touch on this look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or oval shaped faces and straight hair types are best for this particular style.

Tip:

Straight hair can start to looking greasy and stringy a bit faster than other textures. Keep it fresh with a light dry shampoo that doesn’t add volume but absorbs oil.

#4 Fan Favorite

Written by Irene Bredthauer

A center part can be harsh on most faces, especially with long straight hair, but this windblown texture keeps it whimsical and fun. The pop of color also helps keep the look from looking too heavy and stark.

Long Straight Hairstyle with Center Part

Style by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Blow strands out as straight as you can and follow up with an iron if needed.
  2. Use a texture or a light waxy spray on your ends and blow hair up for a windblown effect.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry is a great blowout product for styles like this one.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or oval shaped faces and straight hair types are recommended for this look.

Tip:

Consider adding in brightly colored extensions to add length and whimsy to your hairstyle.

#5 Shape Up

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Hair doesn’t always need to be cut straight across in the back. This long and straight hairstyle is cut into a soft “V” shape for a cool finish.

Long Straight V Shape Hairstyle

Style by Nancy Dwight, Exquisite Styles by Nancy, Goose Creek, SC

Long Straight V Shape Hairstyle Back

Style by Nancy Dwight, Exquisite Styles by Nancy, Goose Creek, SC

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair down the middle and comb through.
  2. Use a serum on hair before applying heat.
  3. Use a hot flat iron (450 degrees) to really smooth out strands piece by piece.

Recommended Products:

AG Hair Set It Straight Argan Straightening Lotion is a great heat protecting serum.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or square shaped faces will be flattered by this style. Straight hair types or ladies who feel like they are a master of the flat iron can attempt this look.

Tip:

A Keratin treatment blowout won’t straighten out your hair completely, but can definitely help tame any frizz and helps cut your styling time down immensely.

#6 Midnight Maven

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Can anything be more striking than sleek, shiny black hair? This amazing hairstyle is bold in both color and design elements.

Long Straight Black Hairstyle

Photo Credit: EncoreHD Magazine

How To Style:

  1. Iron out dry hair piece by piece to make it as straight as possible.
  2. Bevel the ends under slightly to really show off the layers.

Recommended Products:

Try John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Rectangular or oval shaped faces and straight hair types are recommended for this look.

Tip:

Consider trying some clip-on bangs to use whenever you feel like you want some added drama. They are also a great solution for trying out before you actually cut them.

#7 Framed Fame

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This is a great example of changing up your cut to add in some drama. Long, straight hair is broken up by lots of face-framing layers. You don’t need to cut length off the ends to add interest and style!

Long Hairstyle with Face Framing Layers

Style by Denise Cummings, Signature Styles by Denise, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Long Hairstyle with Face Framing Layers Side

Style by Denise Cummings, Signature Styles by Denise, Mt. Pleasant, SC

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair in the center or the side, depending on your mood.
  2. Use your flat iron to smooth out strands, except bevel the ends under and towards the face on all your layers.

Recommended Products:

CHI Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream is a great smoothing product for sleek styles like this one.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round shaped faces are ideal for this layered style. Naturally straight hair will make this look easiest to achieve.

Tip:

Try to avoid overuse of hot tools on your hair as it causes damage and can really dry your strands out. A good flat ironing should last a couple of days!

#8 Fringe Frenzy

Written by Irene Bredthauer

The best way to liven up long straight hair is with some killer bangs. These eye-grazing bangs are shattered with lots of texture and look absolutely amazing!

How To Style:

  1. On clean and dry hair, iron your bangs forward.
  2. Brush out hair and iron out if necessary.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head Control Freak Serum Frizz Control is a great product for keeping frizz at bay on a sleek look like this.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer shaped faces like oval or rectangle will look great in this haircut. Straight hair textures will style easiest into this sleek and straight style.

Tip:

Keep up with your stellar style. Ask your hairstylist if he or she offers complimentary bang trims in between appointments.

#9 Straight Twist

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Adding a subtle curly texture to this straight hairstyle is a great idea to freshen it up. Long straight hair can get boring, so a touch of texture helps.

Long Straight Hairstyle with Texture

Style by Tammy Herod, Tammy’s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MS

Long Straight Hairstyle with Texture Side

Style by Tammy Herod, Tammy’s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MS

How To Style:

  1. Start with clean, dry hair that has already been straightened.
  2. Use a comb to create a crisp side part and comb through to detangle strands.
  3. Use a large-sized curling iron to curl just the bottom few inches of hair.
  4. Brush out to loosen up curls.

Recommended Products:

Biosilk Silk Therapy!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, square, or oval shaped faces and straighter hair types wear this style best.

Tip:

Fish Oil pills and daily multi-vitamins can actually help hair grow faster and stronger.

#10 Angled Out

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Hair strands are left slightly longer in the front to create a cool, asymmetrical feel.

Angled Long Straight Hairstyle

Style by Michelle Theisen, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Color Salon, Coralville, IA

Angled Long Straight Hairstyle Side

Style by Michelle Theisen, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Color Salon, Coralville, IA

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry your strands as smooth as you can with a paddle brush.
  2. Go in with a round brush on the ends when hair is almost dry.
  3. Use a flat iron to smooth out hair even more and tame any frizz.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum is a great product for straight and shiny styles like this one.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, square, oval, or rectangular shaped faces and ladies with naturally straight hair or slightly wavy texture can pull off this hairstyle.

Tip:

Invest in a good flat iron that you can smooth strands out in just one pass. Avoid going over the same section over and over as you can burn or damage your hair follicles.

#11 Lovely Layers

Written by Irene Bredthauer

These gorgeous layers are the star of this chocolate hairstyle. Glowing brunette locks look like beautiful waves flowing down past the shoulders. A deep side part compliments every face shape making this classic haircut great for everyone!

A long layered hairstyle for women with straight

Style by Carmen Carmen Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Apply appropriate products after getting out of the shower. Apply from roots to tips of the hair so you get an efficient blow-out.
  2. Make sure the concentration nozzle is on your blow dryer and dry your hair to remove most of the moisture.
  3. When hair is close to dry but still has a little bit of moisture, drop out a bottom  section of hair and start finishing with a large round brush.
  4. Continue to drop down sections and blow dry, really pulling and rounding out the ends of the hair.
  5. Part hair on the side and round brush the long bangs forward.
  6. Use a flat iron sparingly and only if you have to flatten out any remaining frizz.

Recommended Products:

For a great blowout lotion with soft hold try Kerastase’s Nutritive Cream. It has a light grip so you can really accentuate your round brush work. Finish off with Pureology’s Glossing Mist for ultimate shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

These layers would look stunning on all face shapes. Oval shaped faces would be the best candidate for this side part and medium to long layers. Due to the amount of layering thicker hair will look best with this style.

Tip:

Resist touching your hair throughout the day so as not to add any oils from your hands. Use a dry shampoo on day two to “recycle” this look without having to shower.

#12 Seeing Red

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Hair that falls past the shoulders in a fiery hue looks gorgeous with just the right amount of layering and side swept bangs. The bangs are cut right at eye level with layers starting right around the shoulders and blending down. This red tone makes this otherwise simple style really stand out.

Hairstyle for long straight red hair

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. Comb and detangle hair out of the shower and part to the side.
  2. Blow dry your bangs forward with a large round brush to really polish them up. Then push them to the side with your fingers when dry.
  3. Continue using the round brush to smooth out and dry the rest of your hair.
  4. If you still have some frizz when hair is completely dry – go back in and section out pieces of hair to flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Use Redken’s Color Extend products to really help keep color locked in to your strands instead of washing down the drain. For some added sparkle you might try Privé’s Shine Spray. Just mist it over your hair and then follow up with a flat iron for a shine you can see!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style would compliment all face shapes and any type of thickness of hair can try this style. If you have curly or wavy hair you will need to spend a lot more time blow-drying your hair straight.

Tip:

Always keep up with color appointments to look your best. Color services help freshen up your color and keep your roots from showing.

#13 Fresh Flip

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Sleek, blunt cut bangs are long and extremely modern. Having the bangs round out at the temples keeps the look soft. Tons of face framing layers are chiseled fantastically to add tons of interest, flip, and fun.

Long hairstyle flipped with rounded bangs

Style by Robin Cook

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry your bangs straight down with a paddle brush. Don’t use a round brush or you may get a bump and you want these bangs to lay flat.
  2. Continue to use the paddle brush to dry the rest of your hair.
  3. When hair is 90% dry use a medium-sized round brush to really finish off the ends while blow drying. Flicking hair under around the face.
  4. Use a flat iron and really bevel ends under around the face.
  5. To get hair to flip out use the flat iron away from your face or use a curling iron and curl ends of the hair back and away from your face.

Recommended Products:

Keep your strands nourished and frizz-free with Moroccan Oil’s Hydrating Styling Cream. Great for soft blowouts with slight hold to really hold onto your flips and roll-unders. Apply to wet hair before you blow dry to protect from heat. When hair is dry apply Redken’s Glass Serum for more protection and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square and round shaped faces may look too extreme with this cut but most other shapes can pull this off. Consider the size of your forehead before plunging into these dramatic bangs. The straighter your hair the better with this style and the amount of hair you have doesn’t really matter.

Tip:

Ask your stylist if they offer complementary bang trims. Most stylist will be more than happy to help you keep up with your bangs.

#14 Swirly and Straight

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Gorgeous and healthy hair speaks for itself. Sometimes shiny staight hair is all you need. Switch up a little by curling one piece of hair like the bangs in this photo to add some contrasting interest.

How To Style:

  1. Start with clean, dry hair and brush through to detangle.
  2. Section up your hair leaving just a thin section down at the bottom by your neck.
  3. Use a 1-inch flat iron and clamp it down close to the scalp and slowly glide the iron down to the ends of the hair.
  4. Drop down another thin section and flat iron your whole head except the front bangs.
  5. Use a 1-inch curling iron to smooth and curl the bangs for a fun swirling contrast.

Recommended Products:

Healthy hair needs moisture, so make sure you’re using deep conditioning mask like Prive’s Deep Intensive Treatment or Moroccan Oil’s Restorative Hair Mask.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long hair compliments all face shapes and the thicker your hair the better for long luscious locks.

Tip:

Use a hair masque often to really hydrate your hair roots to tips. Your hair will thank you!

#15 Sophisticated Strands

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This updo is stunning for keeping hair up and off your face but still showing off your long locks. Super sleek strands cascade down your back like a beautiful waterfall. Teasing slightly on top helps give a little volume and adds some interest.

A long and straight half updo hairstyle

Style by Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. When styling an updo, start with tangle-free and dry hair.
  2. Flat iron your entire head of hair so it’s silky and straight.
  3. Take small horizontal sections on the top of the head and tease hair down to the roots to create a cusion.
  4. Brush hair back and smooth slightly so as not to remove all your teasing.
  5. Take a small section from temples to temples, pull back and secure with bobby pins at the top back crown of the head.
  6. Take another small section from the temples down to your ears and secure back with bobby pins at the back of the head, slightly under where you pinned your top section.
  7. Take the last bottom section of hair and secure it under the last section.
  8. Leave your hair as straight and sleek as possible and spray with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use secure bobby pins from Goody. It’s a name brand that’s famous for a reason – their products work. Finish off your look with a great hairspray like L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style would look best on oval, heart, and square shaped faces. The longer and thicker your hair is, the better.

Tip:

This style would look beautiful with curly hair, too!

#16 Jagged Little Pill

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This edgy, face-framing fringe and layers are complimented by ruby red accents that pop. The color also helps to show off the razored layers throughout the cut. The color and texture details are what really take this past the shoulder cut to the next level.

hairstyles for long straight hair

Style by Selena Bernal

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry your entire head of hair with a paddle brush to smooth and straighten.
  2. Drop down sections of hair at the neck and slowly go over with a flat iron.
  3. Continue to drop down small sections to flat iron until the entire head is flat ironed.
  4. When you are flat ironing around the face be sure to bevel the hair under slightly and towards the face so you frame the face nicely.

Recommended Products

For super straight hair try using a flat iron spray with keratin like Renpure Brazilian Keratin Flat Iron Spray. It infuses hair with Keratin to make it super sleek and it’s color safe, too. And if you’re in need of a flat iron, I highly recommend the 1-inch iron from Infra Shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type

Oval and square shaped faces should steer clear of these harsh lines and elongating layers. If you have thin hair you should opt out of this style also as the razor cutting may cause your hair to look straggly. Thick straight hair will work wonderfully with this particular cut and style.

Tip:

A lot of hot tools come with a one year or more guarantee. Always check before purchasing and then register your equipment to ensure a replacement or refund if your iron defaults.

#17 Cappuccino Craze

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This beautiful cinnamon color is contrasted gorgeously with light vanilla chunks. Thick, bold bangs that practically cover the eyes add a touch of mystery and style. The bangs are offset by minimal layers that help show off the thick and weighty length of this style.

Long blonde cinnamon hair color for straight hair

Style by Tara Graves

How To Style:

  1. Detangle hair right out of the shower and comb hair over into a deep side part. Really push the thick bangs forward.
  2. Use a paddle brush to blow dry the bangs first, blow drying them forward and into the eyes. Then go in and smooth the rest of the hair with the paddle brush and the blow dryer.
  3. To get hair super straight drop small sections of hair down and run a flat iron through. Start at the roots and glide the iron down hair strands for a frizz-free finish.

Recommended Products:

Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector Straightening Balm by Garnier Fructis is great for a smooth blowout. Follow up with their Straightening Mist before flat ironing to get a really sleek look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This rockin’ style is great for all face shapes and looks amazing on really thick hair.

Tip:

Don’t want to bleach out huge chunks of your hair? Opt for fun chunky blonde extensions. You’ll get a perfectly platinum look and more hair, too.

#18 Framed Fringe

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Forward bangs that round out and down into infinite layers make a bold statement. Precise cuts and perfect shapes create a more modern and contemporary style. Add a touch of red for an all-around look that really glows!

A long straight hairstyle with layers and rounded bangs

Style by Shortino’s Salon & Spa, York, PA

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry your hair with a large paddle brush to smooth.
  2. Always point the nozzle of your blow dryer down the hair shaft to minimize frizz.
  3. Pay special attention to the bangs and blow dry them forward and toward your face.
  4. Become BFFs with your flat iron and really smooth out your strands when your hair is completely dry.

Recommended Products:

For incredible smooth hair that shines try Tresemme’s Smooth No Frizz Shine Spray. It’s very lightweight and is great to use before you blow dry, as well as right before using any hot irons.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shapes faces would be key candidates for this look. Round faces will be exaggerated by the hair’s shape but always consult with your stylist to see if he/she thinks a style will work on you. Straight hair is very important to keep the style and shape of the bangs looking good.

Tip:

Add some pops of contrasting color in the bangs to really add a punch. If you’re going to have such a modern and cool edgy look you might as well go all the way.

#19 Braided Beauty

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Got straight hair and want to amp it up with some texture? Add a small braid on one side of your part for instant interest. This blonde beauty has a razored cut on the ends to create a fun, shattered-like look. Longer razored layers keep the shattered look going as well as long razored bangs that fall right around the cheekbones.

A long and straight hairstyle with braids

Style by An Va Spa & Salon, Holland, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply leave-in conditioners to help protect your hair before you blow it dry.
  2. Use a wide tooth comb to detangle and part your hair to the side. Use a large round brush to blow dry your bangs dry then switch to a paddle brush to smooth and dry the rest of your hair.
  3. When hair is completely dry grab a small section of hair about two inches back from your front hairline and braid. Secure with a clear elastic to blend in nicely.
  4. Use a texture or hair spray to lightly spritz the ends of your hair to add a bit more texture.

Recommended Products:

I love the conditioning and detangling properties of Healthy Sexy Hair’s Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner. It smells fabulous, too! Follow up with their Soy Touchable Weightless Hairspray on the ends for light hold and some grit.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Side parts compliment all face shapes the long side bangs and textured layers help break up and soften square faces. If your hair is too fine or thin skip the razor and opt for more of a blunt cut.

Tip:

Put a few small braids in your hair to add even more texture. Or try securing a small ribbon to your hair and braiding that through for a pop of color and fun!

#20 Satin and Silk

Written by Irene Bredthauer

The star of this style is the gorgeous color and amazingly healthy hair. The beautiful shine and dark to light colors look spectacular. Softness exudes from the side-sweeping bangs to the long flipped under layers and the creamy colors are a swirling delight.

A long and straight haircut with swept bangs

Style by Shelton’s Salon & Spa, Fort Worth, TX

How To Style:

  1. Start by using the blow dryer to get most of the moisture out of your hair.
  2. If you feel comfortable blow drying with a large round brush, use that to dry sections of your hair, really pulling the hair forward and rolling it under to get a nice flip.
  3. If you would prefer to use a paddle brush, simply dry your whole head of hair and detail the flips with a flat iron when it’s completely dry.

Recommended Products:

Use softening products to really keep your hair protected, shiny and healthy. Mizani Thermasmooth Smooth Guard Smoothing Serum is great to use on wet or dry hair to protect the hair from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The oval face shown in the picture is complimented perfectly with a side part and longer bangs. Round and square faces would also look stunning with the soft elongated layers.

Straight hair, obviously, is best for all of the styles in this article but if you have a loose wave, you can blow dry and style your way to this straight look. Thick to thin haired gals would look gorgeous with this color and cut.

Tip:

Purchase some strong butterfly hair clips from a beauty supply store to make sectioning your hair up while you blow dry a breeze. You can also use a hair tie if you’re in a pinch.

Embrace your long straight hair and start polishing up your look with one of the amazing hairstyles shown here. Brush up on your blow drying and flat ironing skills too and you’ll be good to go!