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. It has 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 some photos of the most gorgeous hairstyles for straight hair you can wear to celebrate your smooth mane.

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80s Feathering

80s feathered hairstyle
Instagram @remedysalon115

This 80s feathering haircut looks even better with a bright blonde hue. Show off the layers by styling your locks with a bit texture. It’s such a chic option that offers movement to a fine mane and removes weight from the thick ones. A mousse works great when prepping this feather cut for long hair like yours, too!

Blunt Cut for Thin Hair

blunt cut for thin hair
Instagram @chrisjones_hair

When you can’t think of the next chop to get, you can always go back to what’s classic and simple. 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

Hairstyles for long straight hair like this one are taken to the next level with slight layering and a full fringe.

Short to Medium Length Layered Cut

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

How would you describe this look?

It is a layered haircut for medium straight hair that has tons of texture and movement. My client is from New York, so she really doesn’t have to worry about the humidity like we do in South Carolina. She wanted something she didn’t have to spend a lot of time on but would still look good. She has thick Brazilian hair and doesn’t want to put a lot of hair products in it either. I’m so glad I could make life a little bit easier for her.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is great for just about anyone. The thing I love most about this style of cut is it will look good messy or dried under. Just about anyone can wear their hair like this. I recommend styling cream or blow out cream to smooth the hair out or help with frizz.

Modern Long Shag

Modern Long Shag
Instagram @jaxhairatx

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


How would you describe this look?

This is a long layered haircut with curtain fringe (aka Bardot bangs) with shaggy framing around the face. Adding curtain fringe is an effortless way to update your look, making a basic cut look edgy and on trend. I love the uncontrived haircut for straight hair. If you can do nothing to your hair, wear it messy and it still looks good. That’s the sign of a great haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Since this bang style is so custom in regards to length, any face shape can pull this off. When cut correctly, they’re also very easy to style. I suggest a simple paddle brush and blow dryer. Dry completely forward and bend the ends back for a winged 70s look. Add a ‘lil styling paste or hairspray to the ends and you’re good to go!

Straight Neck Length Bob

straight neck length bob
Instagram @alice.gandolfi.parrucchieri

The gorgeousness that this straight neck-length bob gives is so effortless. Look fabulous in a snap by pulling off a timeless trend like this. You can keep it very low-maintenance once you decide to embrace your natural hair color. This straight hairstyle could use a blow-drying method to boost its volume.

Sleek and Straight for Long Hair

Platinum Chic hairstyle
Instagram @karenkincade

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


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as pearly platinum chic balayage on long straight hair. One of the trends for the fall/winter season we’re seeing is the sleek and polished straight styles with a center part. This rooty platinum blonde is really on-trend as well. Adding some dimension at the root gives that beautiful contrast and appeal to the color. It is also more low maintenance than a global blonde.

My favorite thing about this style, beyond the beautiful length, is the shine that comes out when styled sleek and straight.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This look is easy to recreate, but product and technique are key. Your base should start with the choice of shampoo, conditioner or masques needed for your hair type. For fine to medium textures, I would recommend Elixir Ultime shampoo and conditioner by Kerastase. Coarse hair needs more nourishment, so Discipline shampoo and masque would be perfect, and it also has humidity protection built in.

With this look, you want to maintain that gorgeous volume while having a soft and luxurious shine on the ends. Start by prepping the hair with a smoothing cream, as well as a heat protectant. I recommend Smooth.Again by Kevin Murphy and Nectar Thermique from Kerastase. Use a body building mousse applied at the root and a light dose on ends to add volume and hold. I use Body.Builder by Kevin Murphy. I follow that up with a drop of oil for shine and nourishment before and after I blow dry. I love Elixir Ultime from Kerastase!

I blow dry using a large round brush. Make sure to get that beautiful volume by heating and cooling off each section. I roll each section on the base, then release and follow with a cold shot down the cuticle for optimal shine. You may use a flat iron to smooth the ends if needed. I finished this look with Shimmer.Shine from Kevin Murphy to enhance the brilliant color and add shine without weighing hair down.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Clients best suited for the sleek and middle-parted style would most likely be those with an oval, round or oblong face shape, but you can tweak to fit anyone! When achieving a sleek hairstyle though, you must think if it will fit your lifestyle. Say you have thick, curly and unruly hair. This look would not be easy for you accomplish every morning without hours of work. For those clients with thick, coarse hair, I would suggest booking a blowout with a stylist. For those with fine to medium textured hair, it is easier to do at home yourself and get through the hair in a timely manner.

As for the color, this is a balayage babylight combination with a shadow root. This color is made for any blonde who wants to see more dimension while still having the impact of being platinum. My client comes in every eight to ten weeks for her root touch-up. We maintain the integrity of her hair using Olaplex treatments followed by Kerastase Fusio Dose treatments in the salon to keep the strength and beauty of hair when coloring and heat styling. Nourishing your hair with treatments and the proper product will always make for more beautiful hair!

Blunt Cut for Straight Fine Hair

Precision Volume hairstyle
Instagram @chelseabarefoot

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


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a precision cut that is voluminous and blunt. Usually I give my clients some layering for more volume, however, there are some of my clients who get their added volume by removing all of the extremely fine straight hair at the bottom.

My favorite thing about this look is that you can essentially “add hair” by removing it!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Since this client has very fine hair, I used Redken Guts10 root lifter at her roots, and Redken Velvet Gelatin 07 for the ends before I the blow dry. After dryng, I finished the ends with a tad bit of Redken Frizz Dismiss serum.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for a client who has fine hair and wants a voluminous, fuller look. Maybe they have been trying to grow their hair out long and it’s not growing in as long or as fast as they wish it to. In that case, simply remove all the ends up to where their hair is the thickest.

Most of the time when I do this my clients, they say it looks like I somehow gave them more hair!

The Pixie Bob for Short Straight Hair

pixie bob for short straight hair
Instagram @mila_kryshchykhina

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

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 look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is known as the “lob”. I love this cut for its timeless look! The lob allows the client to not have to commit to the shortness of the classic bob, but have the same look. It also allows the client to be able to pull it back if they’re at the gym, hiking, etc. I think bobs and lobs are empowering looks that exude confidence, which is very sexy.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

My salon is a TIGI concept salon. We carry a variety of Bed Head, Catwalk, and S Factor products. On this client, I used Bed Head Urban Antidotes Recovery shampoo and conditioner. For a cutting lotion, I applied Catwalk Hairista Cream leave-in conditioner. For the blow dry, I combed in Catwalk Blowout Balm. Afterward, Ismoothed out the style with more Blowout Balm.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut looks great on most clients. If the client has a more round face shape, I recommend keeping a little more length in front and/or add some asymmetry. If you’re dealing with a curly haired client, I suggest leaving more length and adding layers.

This was my first time cutting this client’s hair. She has medium to fine, straight textured hair, which is perfect for this cut! We took about ten inches off which made this cut extra fun. She had existing grown-out bangs that we cleaned up, leaving the corners longer. We kept it one length (no layers) to keep a strong baseline and make it look as thick as possible. I personalized with minimal point cutting around the baseline for a touch of softness.

Simple Cut for Long Straight Hair

Geometric Feel hairstyle
Instagram @_dylus_

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


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a sleek look with a nice feature. The hair from the forehead and the sides are fixed with a tiny elastic band underneath the hair in the back. This gives volume in the back and a very nice shape from the side with a geometric feeling because of the lines and as a result of the straightness.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Tey TecniArt Liss control – L’Oréal Professionnel to straighten unruly hair with heat protection, as well as TecniArt Air Fix Spray – L’Oréal Professionnel to fix the hair, making it look shiny and sleek. This one is to be brushed out easily.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is perfect for clients who like sleek looks 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. It is ideal for oval and small face shapes.

Long and Sleek Shag

long and sleek shag
Instagram @cellardoorsalon

No one says that shag cut can’t work 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!

Cute Braids

cute braided hair
Instagram @tzofiakapach

Who wants an easy-to-create and adorable hairstyle for straight hair? Cute braids around your crown will get you what you desire. It makes a lovely look that you can wear every day. Apply an oil through your strands for a shiny finishing touch.

Medium-Length Straight Shag

medium length straight shag
Instagram @gayhairday

The flair in this medium-length straight shag with curtain bangs is exceptional. Tousling the back area to perfection makes a difference. The light strawberry blonde tone also adds a softer finish to this look. It can be the best haircut for straight medium-length hair that you must try at least once!

Shoulder Length 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 look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would call this a modern shag with bangs, or a fringe as it’s called in Europe. It’s layered a lot all over in order to give a nice, slim shape that’s not bulky around the face, sides, and back. The layers allow the hair to move.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

If leaving it in natural texture, I would use Arrojo Curl Cream. You can dry with a blow dryer or let it dry naturally.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is good for any person because it is so versatile. Like every cut, it has to be personalized for the individual in regard to the overall length, more or fewer bangs, etc.

It’s very versatile in terms of lifestyle. This is a great look for someone who wants to do wash-and-wear with very little styling attention. It’s also a good option for someone who is willing to put in some energy to smooth it out. Again, very versatile!

My philosophy with every haircut is that it should look amazing drip dried, be flattering to that individual, and be versatile Everything else is optional! Whether you want to put energy into styling or not, the right products always help.

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 look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this cut as having sassy, shaggy layers. My favorite thing about it is the fringe and the layers around the face. I love adding soft, sexy pieces underneath so when my clients pull their hair up, there is a little more to play with and add to their up styles.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I love Kevin Murphy products! To maintain and recreate this look, I would recommend using Body.Builder on wet hair, followed by a little Powder.Puff at the root on dry hair and Undressed on the ends to help tame any flyaways.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The type of client this cut would be perfect on is someone with naturally straight hair who doesn’t like to fuss too much. In my opinion, this cut would look great on most face shapes. For someone with an oblong face, I would make sure I brought up the length a bit in order to achieve the best look for that shape.

Straight Asymmetrical Haircut

Asymmetric Haircut hairstyle
Instagram @shannelmariano

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


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This asymmetric haircut is shorter on one side and gradually gets 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 products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend Alterna’s Bamboo Anti-Breakage Thermal Protection Spray. It smoothes the hair, fights frizz, and protects hair from heat up to 428 degrees while you blow dry and when you flat iron afterward. This allows you to get that sleek look every day minus the damage.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut would look best on all face shapes with hair that is thin to medium in density.

Sleek Middle Part Bob

Fantasy Bob hairstyle
Instagram @lynzstyles

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


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as an edgy, classic textured bob with a fantasy color melt. What I love about this look is that it’s a classic shape which makes it timeless, then the fantasy color makes it very trendy and current. It’s also an extremely versatile cut and color. By simply using different products and drying techniques, the styling possibilities are endless.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Maintaining this look 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. I love Soft Lacquer from Oribe.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for anyone that wants to make a statement with their hair and have versatility with their look. A client that doesn’t like to spend a lot of time styling their hair can wash and sea salt spray the hair to create lots of texture and beach waves. A client that is committed to styling can spend more time blow drying, flat ironing, and/or curling the hair to create the desired look.

This haircut is perfect for fine to medium haired clients because the weightline creates the illusion of having thicker, fuller hair and it really would look great on anyone! I might shy away from recommending it to someone with a super round face shape because it could be easy to over shape the hair tucked under to enhance the roundness. With that said, asymmetrical heavy fringe or side fringe could alleviate that.

Straight Ombre on an A-Line Lob

Soft and Modern hairstyle
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 look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a very effortlessly soft and modern look. It’s the perfect length for versatility and I love how it falls into the perfect shape every time.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I’d always recommend R+Co as I use their products religiously! They have Park Lane which is the most amazing blowout balm that gives the hair a soft textured feel with tons of volume. I also always finish off with their Death Valley Dry shampoo. I love to use it as a styling product and it leaves no white residue. This style can also work well smooth and sleek, so a nice serum and shine spray would also do the trick!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I find this style suits almost anyone as the length can be made to fit any face shape. It’s low maintenance and can still easily be put up which appeals to a lot of my clients. It’s also great for clients that are great with styling their own hair as plaits, curls and twists work really well with this look.

Short and Straight A-Line Bob

Sharp A-Line hairstyle
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 and what is your favorite thing about it?

I love the sharp, dramatic angle used to create this A-line bob.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

A bob can work for everyone. It can be adapted to suit all hair types, face shapes and lifestyles.

Simple Half Updo

simple half updo
Instagram @tfosterhair

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 half updo hairstyle for straight hair. And, no more boring look if you give your locks a nice shade of champagne blonde.

Straight Blunt Bob with Blunt Bangs

Blunt Bob with Blunt Bangs
Instagram @silvidm3

Be on top of the fashion game with this style made-famous by hair stylist Anna Wintour. The round body gives form to hairstyles for straight hair.

Layers for Women Over 40 with Long Straight Hair

Smooth Layers hairstyle
Instagram @beautifullife9

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


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a smooth look with some texture to it. The long layers keep it from looking too busy for women who still want long hair but want to keep it more conservative.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

In order to keep the smoothness of this style, I recommend the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep to give the hair frizz control no matter the weather. I also used the Volumizing Tonic at the crown to give it lift and body. We want the hair to be smooth but still have some movement to it. We finished the look off with Aircontrol hairspray. It sprays on dry and keeps the hair soft to the touch while still giving it some light hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look could work for many adult women who enjoy having long hair. It’s professional and not to busy to wear or create a distraction.

This is a great look for women with fine hair. The long soft layers prevent the hair from feeling or looking thin at the ends while still giving it some movement.

Short Bob for Straight Thick Hair

Short Bob
Instagram @salondisorelle

Want easy-to-manage thick straight hair but still having a creative flare? Then this bob is for you. Longer as you approach the front with a rounded back for body.