Straight Hair Ideas for Easy Everyday Chic

All Things Hair Team | 03 July 2019
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Whether you love putting your hair up or down, these straight hair ideas will have you looking chic all the time. 

You can never go wrong with straight hair. When you can’t think of a hairstyle, let straight hairstyles be your go-to looks. They’re sleek and polished, and they’re wearable as everyday looks. Straight hairstyles are also sexy for night outs and elegant for parties. Even if you don’t have naturally straight hair, you can rock these looks with the help of styling tools and products. Here are straight hair ideas that will make you look effortlessly chic in a few minutes.

1. Glamorously straight hair

Straight hair ideas: Asian woman with long black straight hair smiling outdoors
Straight and shiny black hair always looks chic. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got long, cascading locks? Flaunt glamorously straight hair with the help of a flat iron. Don’t forget to spray heat protectant before styling. Also, finish with hair serum so your hair looks sleek and shiny.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair before straightening. Aside from helping prevent heat damage, this product also helps smooth out frizz so you get a smooth and sleek ‘do. 

2. Long straight hair with blunt bangs

Straight hair ideas: Asian woman with long hair with bangs
Getting bangs is a great way to balance out a long face. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Straight hair ideas can also involve blunt bangs. Just make sure both your bangs and the rest of your hair look sleek and pin-straight by ironing them one section at a time. If you have layered hair, iron the tips inwards just a little bit to give your hair dimension.

Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight

Editor’s tip: Get smoother and straighter hair by using Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Conditioner. It has the benefits of keratin, helping tame frizz and flyaways and fighting damage and dullness. 

3. Straight lob

Straight hair ideas: Caucasian woman with dark medium-length hair
A sleek center-parted lob makes for a fierce and sexy look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

It’s just like styling long and straight hair; but this time, you’re dealing with a shorter length. If you’re going for a sexy look, complement your straight lob with a shoulder-baring top or dress and a pair of statement earrings.

4. Bobby pin hair crown

Straight hair ideas: Asian woman with bobby pin hair crown on medium-length hair
Wear this trendy hairstyle from day to night! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Jazz up your straight bob or lob with a trendy bobby pin hair crown. If you have dark hair, use gold or silver bobby pins that would create a beautiful contrast against your hair. This hairstyle can be a day to night look, and you can even create different shapes using your pins.

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your bobby pins to give them extra grip. This way, they won’t slide off from your hair. 

5. Side sweep

Straight hair ideas: Asian woman with straight long bob hair with gold boby pins
Jazz up your side sweep with cute bobby pins. Credit: Melodie Jeng

Another straight hair idea that you can try is the side sweep. Just part your blunt bob or lob on the side and put your side sweep in place with a cute hair clip or pin. So easy!

6. Half up criss cross

Asian woman with long dark hair in half up criss cross hairstyle
This half updo for straight hair is perfect for romantic dates. Credit: Hariono Halim

Thinking of a half updo for your straight hair? Try the half up criss cross hairstyle. It’s perfect for romantic dinner dates and semi-formal occasions. It’s also an easy but elegant hairstyle, giving you just the right amount of flair.

7. Sleek and fierce ponytail

Asian woman with long black hair in a high ponytail
Show off your best moves while your sleek ponytail sways with you! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Rock a sexy updo while showing off your straight hair. A sleek and fierce high ponytail is perfect for clubbing and partying with friends. Let your ponytail bounce and move with you as you hit it on the dance floor!

8. Lob with baby bangs

Baby bangs for short hair: Closeup shot of a woman with reddish lob with baby bangs wearing eyeglasses
Have your hair cut above your shoulders and below your chin for a perfect lob length. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Baby bangs are like blunt bangs; only shorter and edgier. And when you wear this type of fringe with short to medium-length hair, it’s as if you just stepped off the runway!

9. Straight side ponytail

Sleek tied hair: Asian woman with long black hair in a side ponytail wearing a dark blue off-shoulder blouse
Tired of your usual ponytail? Put it on your side. Credit: Hariono Halim

Feeling extra girly? Let it show on your hair by putting it on a sleek side ponytail. This dainty and sweet hairstyle suits daytime parties, so wear this ‘do when you’re going out for special brunches or tea time with your friends.

10. Tucked-in ponytail

Vintage ponytail: Back shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in tucked in ponytail wearing a pink suit
Nail this look by using a hair tie that’s the same color as your hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Doing the tucked-in ponytail is another way of adding a twist to a basic ponytail. It goes well with corporate chic, so go for this ‘do when you need a confidence boost to nail a presentation at the office.

11. Straight shoulder length hair

Shoulder length hairstyles: Asian woman with dark straight shoulder length hair
Keep your straight shoulder-length down ‘do frizz-free by applying hair serum or leave-on cream. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Whether your shoulder-length hair is one-length or layered, you can make it pin-straight by using a flat iron. And if you have rich chocolate brown hair, a straight hairstyle can make you look even more sophisticated.

These straight hair ideas can make you look effortlessly sleek and polished. Rock these looks anywhere: at work, on a date, or when you party on a Saturday night. For sure, all eyes will be on you because of your stunning straight hair.

Next read: Cutting your hair short is a surefire way to refresh your look. If you love straight short hair, check out these trendy straight bobs. You might find your next hair peg in the list.