Straight Hairstyles: Long Or Short, They're Here To Stay

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Straight hairstyles are something that people have long held in high regard. While curly and wavy hair always bring something to the table, the versatility and sheer number of hairstyles for straight hair is hard to beat. Given the availability of styling products for straightening hair, it's also extremely easy to achieve the perfect straight hairstyle regardless of your natural hair type, texture, length and thickness.

Should you get a straight hairstyle?

If you find yourself growing tired of your boho hairdo, or simply don’t have the time to maintain perfect curls, then a straight hairstyle might just be what you need to shake things up a little bit. Not only is it one of the easiest textures to execute and manage, it's also stylish enough to work with a wide range of cuts and styles. Below we'll take a look at some of the more popular straight hairstyles out there and who they suit best.

Sleek straight hairstyles
There are so many gorgeous straight styles

How to style haircuts for straight hair

Whether you have naturally straight hair or not, styling the perfect sleek look is easy with the right tools. All you need to start is a good quality hair straightener, some product that provides hair protection from heat (always very important when straightening your hair), and a paddle brush, and you're on your way to styling any number of different straight haircuts. It doesn't matter if your locks are razor short, middle length or extremely long, there's always a straight hairstyle out there to suit your look and personality.

Choppy bangs

Choppy look for straight hair

Choppy bangs frame the face

Hairstyles with bangs have had a revival in the last couple of years - and with good reason. They are amazingly chic and face-framing, and as a hairstyle for straight hair, offer dramatic effect by highlighting a person's facial features without distracting from their overall look. For a quirky take on this classic look, try having slightly angled bangs cut in to give your straight hairstyle a geometric edge.

Slicked back

Not all straight hairstyles have to frame a face. The slicked back look is just one such example: with all of the hair pulled back against the head and fixed using a gel or spray, your face is given center stage for a strong and sophisticated look. Oozing confidence, this look is both dramatic and practical and is the type of straight hairstyle that can work well both with formal wear or even as a workout hairstyle.

Midi-bob

Midi-bob straight hairstyle

The midi-bob looks great on straight hair

The bob is another classic style that works with both a number of different lengths and hair types. If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, it can be worn just as easily as a hairstyle for straight hair. The midi-length beautifully shows off sleek tresses while retaining enough length to suit those who want to add some waves now and again. Due to its low maintenance needs, this look has great staying power making it perfect for professional settings.

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