28 Perfect Hairstyles for Straight Hair (This Year’s Most Popular)

Naturally straight hair is effortlessly gorgeous hair. It is beautiful on its own and doesn’t require a lot of fuss to look good. Its smooth nature gives you a head start in sculpting it into many different styles. Straight hair hairstyles have great natural shine because it gives the light a flat surface to reflect on.

It’s naturally healthy since the oils from our scalp easily travel down the hair shaft. Your straight hair is awesome, and guess what? It is time to fall in with your beautiful natural texture all over again! Here are photos of the most gorgeous hairstyles for straight hair:

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80s Feathering for Straight Hair

80s Feathering for Straight Hair
Instagram @remedysalon115

This 80s feathering haircut looks even better with a bright blonde hue. Show off the feathered layers by styling your locks with a bit of texture.

It’s such a chic option that offers movement to a fine straight mane and removes weight from the straight surface of the hair.

A mousse works great when prepping this feather cut for long hair like yours, too!

Straight Asymmetrical Haircut

Straight Asymmetrical Haircut
Instagram @shannelmariano

Q&A with style creator, Shannel Mariano
Hairstylist @ R Salon in Phoenix, AZ

How would you describe this?

This straight asymmetric haircut is shorter on one side and longer toward the other side. It is one length, meaning it doesn’t have any layers or graduation. This makes this haircut heavy and blunt.

What’s your best advice?

Use Alterna’s Bamboo Anti-Breakage Thermal Protection Spray. It smoothes the hair, fights frizz, and protects hair from heat. This allows you to get that sleek look every day minus the damage.

These straight hair styles look best on all face shapes with hair that is thin to medium in density.

Straight Sleek Middle Part Bob

Straight Sleek Middle Part Bob
Instagram @lynzstyles

Q&A with style creator, Lynz Russell
Hair Artist @ Headlines The Salon in Encinitas, CA


How would you describe this?

This sleek middle part bob features an edgy fantasy color melt. This straight hairstyle is a classic shape, making it timeless.

What’s your best advice?

Maintaining this silky straight hair is super easy! All of my fantasy toned guests leave with a custom-blended conditioner to keep color fade to a minimum. Leave-in conditioner is key to keeping the hair healthy and soft, and my favorite is Supershine Light from Oribe because it’s so weightless.

Depending on hair texture, any sort of smoothing product is helpful to keep the hair smooth while blow drying with an air condenser attachment and a large boar bristle brush to help distribute product and oils throughout the hair to keep it smooth.

Finally, if a flatiron is needed to help the smoothing process, a good heat protectant should be used to help protect the hair from heat damage. Soft Lacquer from Oribe protects straight hair follicles the best.

Straight Ombre on an A-Line Lob

Straight Ombre on an A-Line Lob
Instagram @hwhairdesign

Q&A with style creator, Hannah Woodgates
Salon Owner & Artistic Designer @ Hannah Woodgates Hair Design in Bude, Cornwall


How would you describe this?

Straight ombre on an A-line lob is a very soft and modern hair type.

What’s your best advice?

This straight style can work well while smooth and sleek, so a nice serum and shine spray would also do the trick!

It’s low maintenance and can still easily be put up in a bun which appeals to lots of straight-haired ladies.

It’s also great for women that like styling their own hair. Plaits, curls, twists, and a ponytail are versatile styles with this cut.

Short and Straight A-Line Bob

Short and Straight A-Line Bob
Instagram @abfabblackwood

Q&A with style creator, Andrea
Senior Stylist / Salon Owner @ Absolutely Fabulous in Blackwood, South Wales, UK.


How would you describe this look?

This short and straight a-line bob has a sharp, dramatic angle.

What’s your best advice?

Straight hairstyles like this need to have a healthy, luxurious finish. Use Joico Color Therapy Oil to give moisture, strength, shine and softness.

A bob can work for all women with straight short hairstyles. A-line bobs can be adapted to suit all straight hair types, face shapes, and lifestyles.

Simple Half Updo for Long Straight Hair

Simple Half Updo for Long Straight Hair
Instagram @tfosterhair

For a simple half updo, pull a section of hair from each side and bring them into a loose knot.

Position a pretty-looking hair gem for embellishment and extra security. Now, that’s how you recreate this simple, quick half updo hairstyle for straight hair. And, no more boring cut if you give your locks a nice shade of champagne blonde.

Blunt Cut for Straight Thin Hair

Blunt Cut for Straight Thin Hair
Instagram @chrisjones_hair

This blunt cut for thin hair does a great job of framing the face and softening your jawline. Straight haircuts like this one can pair with whatever color you have, such as a golden blonde hue.

Long Straight Hair With Bangs

Long Straight Hair With Bangs
Credit: Ford Models

Long straight hair with bangs are taken to the next level with slight layering and a full fringe. Hairstyles for long straight hair will never go out of style.

Short to Medium Length Layered Cut for Straight Hair

Q&A with style creator, Holly Knight Sanders
Owner / Cosmetologist @ Serenity Salon in Piedmont, SC


How would you describe this?

This short to medium length layered cut has tons of texture and movement. It’s a layered haircut for medium straight hair.

What’s your best advice?

This straight haircut is great for all women. Use a styling cream or blow out cream to smooth the straight hair out or help with frizz.

Modern Long Shag for Straighter Hair

Modern Long Shag for Straighter Hair
Instagram @jaxhairatx

Q&A with style creator, Jackie Stroud
Hairstylist @ Deep Roots ATX Salon in Austin, TX


How would you describe this?

This modern long shag is a long layered haircut with curtain fringe (aka Bardot bangs). The shaggy framing around the face and curtain fringe is a good idea for women with straight hair. Need straight hair with a twist? Wear it messy, look edgy, and on-trend.

What’s your best advice?

Since this bang style on straight hair is so custom in regards to length, any face shape can pull this off. When straight hair is cut correctly, it’s also very easy to style. Dry completely forward and bend the ends back for a winged 70s look.

Straight Neck Length Bob

Straight Neck Length Bob
Instagram @alice.gandolfi.parrucchieri

This straight neck-length bob is so effortless. This straight hairstyle could use a blow-drying method to boost its volume.

Sleek and Straight for Long Hair

Sleek and Straight for Long Hair
Instagram @karenkincade

Q&A with style creator, Karen Kincade
Master Hairstylist / Balayage Specialist @ Ricci Hair Co. in Alberta, Canada


How would you describe this?

This sleek and straight for long hair cut features a pearly platinum chic balayage. This long straight hair is sleek and polished and the straight style includes a center part. Sleek straight hair is very low-maintenance.

What’s your best advice?

This style is easy to recreate, but product and technique are key. For fine to medium textures, use Elixir Ultime shampoo and conditioner by Kerastase. Coarse hair needs more nourishment, so use Discipline shampoo and masque.

Blow dry using a large round brush when straightening your hair. Make sure to get that beautiful volume by heating and cooling off each section. You may need to use a flat iron to smooth the ends and achieve this sleek hairstyle.

Blunt Cut for Straight Fine Hair

Blunt Cut for Straight Fine Hair
Instagram @chelseabarefoot

Q&A with style creator, Chelsea Barefoot
Independent Contractor @ A. Anderson Hair and Associates in Brandon, FL


How would you describe this?

This is a blunt cut for straight fine hair. It’s a precision cut that is voluminous and blunt. Try adding volume by removing all of the fine straight hair at the bottom. It’s like adding hair by removing it!

What’s your best advice?

Hairstyles for fine straight hair can add volume to their fine hair by blowdrying the blunt cut. Simply remove all the ends up to where your hair is the thickest. This will give you a fuller look while you grow your hair out long, or if it’s not growing fast enough.

The Pixie Bob for Short Straight Hair

The Pixie Bob for Short Straight Hair
Instagram @mila_kryshchykhina

The pixie bob for short straight hair makes a voluminous style that can match your natural glam. Looks stunning from any angle!

It even looks more flattering with a luscious dark shade. Ask your stylist for this cut if you have an oval, square, diamond, or heart-shaped face and short hair.

Straight Lob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Scotty Williamson
Owner / Educator / Cut & Color Specialist @ The Fix Hair Parlor in Scottsdale, AZ


How would you describe this?

This straight lob with bangs is also called a long bob.

The lob allows you to not have to commit to the shortness of the classic bob, but have the same style.

Bob and lobs are empowering looks that exude confidence.

What’s your best advice?

This cut looks great on most women with straight hair. Medium to fine, straight textured hair is perfect for this cut.

If you have a round face shape, try keeping a little more length in front and/or add some asymmetry. If you’re a curly haired girl, leave more length and add layers.

Simple Cut for Long Straight Hair

Simple Cut for Long Straight Hair
Instagram @_dylus_

Q&A with style creator, Arzu Dylus
Hairstylist / Make-up Artist @ DYLUS in Frankfurt, Germany


How would you describe this?

This simple cut for long straight hair has a sleek look. Adding volume in the back e.g. with a headband, will result in more straightness.

What’s your best advice?

To straighten your hair with a heat protect use hair products by L’Oréal Professionnel.

This style is perfect for women who like sleek cuts and clean shapes. It’s a cool style for straight-cut hair without many layers. It works well with fine hair and gives an amazing look with less effort but much effect.

Cute Braids for Longer Straight Hair

Cute Braids for Longer Straight Hair
Instagram @tzofiakapach

Cute braids are an adorable hairstyle for straight hair. Cute braids around your crown create a braided headband you can wear every day. Apply an oil through your straight strands for a shiny finish.

Ideas for straight hairstyles with braids include a french braid and fishtail braid. Even a waterfall braid would look good on any woman wanting braids on their straight hair.

Medium-Length Straight Shag

Medium-Length Straight Shag
Instagram @gayhairday

This medium-length straight shag with curtain bangs has exceptional flair. Tousling the back area to perfection makes a difference.

The light strawberry blonde tone adds a softer finish to this straight hairstyle. It can be the best haircut for straight medium-length hair that you must try at least once!

Shoulder Length Straight Shag for Older Women

Q&A with style creator, Mark Garrison
Owner / Stylist @ Mark Garrison Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this?

This shoulder-length shag for older women is a modern shag with bangs. It’s layered to give a nice, slim shape that’s not bulky around the face, sides, and back. The layers allow the straight hair to move.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re leaving it in its natural texture, use Arrojo Curl Cream. You can use a blow dryer or let it dry naturally.

Popular straight hairstyles like this are for women who want a wash-and-wear style. It’s also a good option for straight-haired women who are willing to put in some energy to smooth it out. Flatirons or hair straighteners are great tools to own.

Straight with Long Bangs for Women Over 30

Q&A with style creator, Laura Aszman
Hairstylist / Hoop Dance and Nia Instructor @ Beauty In Movement in Portland, OR


How would you describe this?

This cut is straight with long bangs for women over 30 has sassy, shaggy layers.

The fringe and layers around the face and the soft sexy pieces underneath offer a casual style. Women can pull their hair into a half-up ponytail for straight hair. Or they can create other cute hairstyles for straight hair as they wish!

What’s your best advice?

Use Kevin Murphy products to maintain your straight hair with long bangs. Women with naturally straight hair love how little fuss this hairdo has.

Straight Blunt Bob with Blunt Bangs

Straight Blunt Bob with Blunt Bangs
Instagram @silvidm3

This straight blunt bob with blunt bangs was made-famous by hair stylist Anna Wintour. The round body gives form to hairstyles for women with straight hair.

Layers for Women Over 40 with Long Straight Hair

Layers for Women Over 40 with Long Straight Hair
Instagram @beautifullife9

Q&A with style creator, Maggie
Master Stylist @ Folawn’s in San Antonio, TX


How would you describe this?

Layers for women over 40 with long straight hair is a smooth look when texture is added to it. The long layers are perfect for women who want their hair long, but conservative.

What’s your best advice?

To keep the smoothness of this style, use Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep. This will give you hair frizz control over your straight hair.

The layers work for many school-aged and adult women who enjoy having long hair. It’s professional and not to busy to wear or create a distraction.

This is a great layered cut for women with fine hair. The long soft layers prevent the hair from feeling or looking thin at the ends.

Short Bob for Straight Thick Hair

Short Bob for Straight Thick Hair
Instagram @salondisorelle

A short bob for straight thick hair is a great option for women wanting creative flare. This bob is longer as you approach the front with a rounded back for body.

Long and Sleek Shag

Long and Sleek Shag
Instagram @cellardoorsalon

This long and sleek shag cut works great on straight long hair. In fact, it makes a breathtaking long and sleek shag hairstyle. The look features a fringe to accentuate your eyes and layers to bring out movement. Go extra and paint your locks with a sunflower blonde shade, too!