Short Straight Hair: 20 Hairstyles for That Sleek and Fresh Look

These pretty short straight hairstyles will make you want to chop your long tresses. All are equally chic—it's hard to choose one!

There are many ways to cut and style short straight hair. You can go for a classic bob or an edgy pixie haircut. You can accessorize it and color it to make it more appealing. Short straight hairstyles also range from casual and laid-back to sleek and polished. And no matter your personality, lifestyle, and even face shape, there’s a straight haircut that suits you.

If you’re planning to cut your hair, or you’re looking for ideas for your already short ‘do, check out these hairstyles for straight hair.

Must-Try Short Straight Hairstyles

1. Straight Chin-Length Bob

Asian woman with short straight hair wearing a beige jacket
Nail this haircut with shiny, frizz-free hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This classic short haircut lets you showcase your gorgeous jawline and gives the illusion of a longer neck. And even if you don’t accessorize it, a straight,  chin-length bob can make you a head-turner, especially when you have smooth and shiny hair.

Bottle of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Give your hair some salon-quality care at home by washing it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that can penetrate your hair up to 10 layers deep to nourish it. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash. These include making your hair smooth and soft, adding shine, providing heat protection, and calming frizz, among others. 

Bottle of TRESEMME Keratin SMooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner

Don’t forget to use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner after shampooing. It has KERA10 Protein Complex and oleo serum to moisturize and nourish your hair deeply. 

2. Straight Pixie Cut With Bangs

Asian woman with short straight hair wearing a blackk top
This straight haircut gives you major runway vibes. Credit: Gatot Adri from Pexels

A straight pixie cut can pretty much be a wash-and-wear ‘do. If the front section of your hair is cut at eyebrow length, you can comb it down to cover your forehead and serve as a fringe. When you want to spice things up, you can add highlights to your pixie cut to keep it from looking flat and one-dimensional.

3. Apple Cut Short Straight Hair

Asian woman with an apple-shaped straight haircut smiling
Add movement to your short straight hair with an apple cut. Credit: Shutterstock

Recreate this hair trend by sporting a tapered cut. This way, your apple cut looks fresh and updated. You can keep the layers neat and maintain your hair’s shape with a drop of hair serum to control frizz and flyaways.

4. Side-Parted Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a straight pixie haircut smiling
Keep your straight pixie cut smooth and polished with a few spritzes of hairspray. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re not into bangs that cover your entire forehead, you can have your hair parted at the side. Keep the other side longer and have it graze your temple to frame your face.

5. Layered Bob

Short straight hair: Asian woman with short layered hair wearing a white top
Layers give your short straight hair an interesting shape. Credit: Binh Ly from Pexels

Layers can help add bounce to short straight hair. If you have thick hair, a layered ‘do will help distribute the volume. Nail a bouncy, layered ‘do by regularly washing your hair with a shampoo that keeps it soft and smooth.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Straight & Silky Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair soft and smooth with Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It has keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to repair damage, nourish and protect your hair deeply, and leave it extra beautiful. This shampoo also has Amino Essence to boost hair health and nourish your hair up to its core. It also leaves your hair extra smooth and shiny. 

Photo of Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner

Pair Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo with  Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has amino-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to treat dryness from within. It reduces frizz and leaves your hair smoother in just one minute.

6. Sleek Center-Part Bob

Asian woman with short straight hair wearing a light blue suit in the office
Get ready to slay with sleek and straight hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This hairstyle for straight hair can make you look confident and put-together when you need to pitch to a client or when you’re interviewing for your dream job. Nail this ‘do by applying a drop of hair serum to keep your straight hair sleek and shiny.

Bottle of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum

Editor’s tip: Keep frizz at bay with the help of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum. It has keratin and marula oil, giving your hair five benefits in one amazing styling system. This hair serum calms frizz, makes your hair soft, adds shine, detangles hair, and tames flyaways. Its non-greasy formula helps you achieve smooth and shiny hair that’s full of movement. 

7. Bobby Pin Hair Crown

Bobby pin hair crown: Asian woman with shoulder-length brown hair smiling
Jazz up a straight haircut with metallic bobby pins. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you have several bobby pins on hand, why don’t you create a bobby pin hair crown? It’s an easy but stunning short straight hairstyle that allows you to be creative with bobby pins. You can create X-shapes on your hair, you can just place them however you like!

8. A-Line Bob

Woman with short straight hair wearing sungleasses
The A-shaped tips make this bob extraordinary. Credit: All Things Hair

Keeping your hair straight allows the diagonal tips of this A-line bob to be seen more. Nail this look by parting your hair at the center straightening it with a flat iron.

Bottle of Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Ultra Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Heat-styling can make your hair brittle and prone to breakage, so if you often iron or blow-dry your hair, use Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Ultra Conditioner. It has revolutionary fiber actives that penetrate hair up to a cellular level to fortify your strands and prevent breakage. It also has keratin relaxers to tame frizz, keratin serum to revive hair from intense damage, and keratin essence to strengthen your hair. 

9. Ash Blonde Blunt Bob

Asian woman with ash blonde straight haircut
Ash blonde elevates the look of this straight and simple haircut. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

If you want to add character to your straight, blunt bob, jazz it up with a trendy hair color like ash blonde. It’s flattering on any skin tone, and it definitely adds oomph to your haircut.

10. Mullet

Woman with a mullet haircut wearing a patterned suit
This vintage haircut still looks fashionable up to this day. Credit: All Things Hair

This straight haircut has short hair at the sides (cut at ear level or a little above it) and long hair at the back. It also has layers to create a smooth transition from the shorter sides to the long portion that covers the nape.

11. Straight Chin-Length Bob With Full Bangs

Asian model with short black hair with bangs wearing a dress walking on the runway
Keep your bob with bangs looking sleek with the help of a straightening iron. Credit:

Full, blunt bangs give your short, straight haircut a fierce vibe. Just make sure they stay in shape by blow-drying them right away after towel drying. Then, comb them down with a fine-tooth comb to make your fringe smooth and well-styled.

12. C-Curl

Asian woman with short straight hair wearing a red blouse
Love Korean-inspired hairstyles? Try this! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Creating a C-shape at the tips of your bob gives your short straight hair bounce and movement. To do this, blow-dry your hair while brushing the underside of your hair one section at a time. When you get to the tips, brush your hair inwards to make a C-shape. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray to seal the look.

13. Half Updo for Short Straight Hair

Back shot of a woman with short hair in a half updo
Accessorize your half updo with a trendy hair clip. Credit: All Things Hair

This half updo works both on short and medium-length hair. It’s also easy to do. You just have to take a section of hair from the left and right side of your face, put them at the back of your head, and secure it with a hair clip. That’s it!

14. Platinum Blonde Bob

Asian woman with short blonde hair wearing a hat
Aside from jazzing up your look, a hat also protects your blonde hair from the sun’s rays. Credit: Michelle Pedron

Get ready to look bold and edgy by getting a short, straight haircut and dyeing your hair platinum blonde. This combo’s a head-turner!

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Preserve your blonde hair and keep it from getting brassy over time with TRESemmé Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. Its purple formula neutralizes brassy tones so your blonde hair stays beautiful for twice longer. It also has jojoba oil for moisture and shine.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner

Pair TRESemmé Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Blonde Brilliance Conditioner to get the best results. 

15. Bob With Blue Highlights

Woman with a straight haircut, black hair, and blue highlights wearing a red printed dress outdoors in the city
Add a bit of glow to your black hair by getting blue highlights. Credit:

Another way to add oomph to your short straight hairstyle is by getting blue highlights. It makes your naturally dark hair look more radiant, especially when hit by light. Add blunt bangs to create an edgy and high-fashion look.

16. Blonde to Pink Ombre Bob

Asian woman with blonde hairstyle wearing a blue coat and pink dress outdoors
Pink can add a sweet, playful touch to your hair. Credit:

A short blunt haircut is never boring, especially when it has playful colors in an ombré style. Let your blonde roots transition to a sweet pink hue, and you’ll turn heads everywhere you go.

17. Bowl Cut

Straight hairstyles: Woman with bowl cut
Stand out from the crowd with an edgy bowl cut. Credit:

This ‘do is not just for men; women can sport it as well. The bowl cut adds an edgy and grunge feel to your look. If you love androgynous styles, you can give the bowl cut a try.

18. Icy Blonde Bowl Cut

Woman with blonde bowl cut hairstyle wearing a checkered coat outdoors
Get an icy blonde bowl cut if you want to stand out. Credit:

Look twice as edgy with an icy blonde bowl straight haircut. With this short straight hairstyle, you’ll be walking down the streets as though you’re on the runway.

19. Low Ponytail for Short Straight Hair

Woman with dark medium-length locks in a low ponytail wearing a blue outfit outdoors
Finish with hairspray to make your low ponytail sleek and neat. Credit:

Is your short straight haircut starting to grow? Tie it in a low ponytail if flyaways begin to pop and bother you. Tame your tikwas by applying hair serum or leave-on cream before styling your hair. You can also spritz hairspray as your last step to nail a polished hairstyle.

20. Sleek Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a sleek pixie hairstyle wearing a red blouse
A sexy, slicked-back pixie can be your day-to-night look. Credit: Hariono Halim

Styling your pixie cut for a client pitch? Keep it sleek and polished by brushing your hair a little bit toward the side and sealing it with hairspray.

Beautiful short straight hairstyles are easy to achieve and maintain. All you need are the right hair care and styling products. Have a good hair day!