Lengthy locks? 11 lovely looks that prove long straight hairstyles will always be stylish

The rise of Rapunzel-like lengths means that everyone is on the hunt for hairstyles for long straight hair. So, flick through our gallery for some instant A-list inspiration!

Try as we might, we never get bored with the sleek and smooth look of long, straight hairstyles – there’s just something utterly stunning about these ‘dos that always looks flawless! And as you would expect, it is the celebrity crowd that are donning these hairstyles best, with everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Nicole Kidman rocking the look in their own unique way.

So, if you’re after a new way to work your lengthy mane, keep on scrolling and take a look at our all-time favourite ‘dos – each of which have been given the red carpet seal of approval!

11 A-list hairstyles for long straight hair


long straight hairstyles: Gwyneth Paltrow with sleek straight blonde hair
Gwyneth Paltrow with long sleek tresses. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Blonde and sleek

Gwyneth Paltrow has rocked all kinds of gorgeous looks over the years, but her hairstyles for long, straight hair always win her favour with the All Things Hair team. Her sleek and long straw-coloured locks – worn with a no-nonsense centre parting – are the perfect accompaniment to her understated beauty, which exudes effortless style.

long straight hairstyles: All Things Hair - IMAGE - Sarah Jessica Parker ombre hair
Sarah Jessica Parker with polished layers. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Polished layers

A total style chameleon, Sarah Jessica Parker is constantly switching up her hair look, showing us all just how versatile hairstyles for straight, long hair can be! And her layered take on the look is both beautifully polished, yet also has an easy-to-wear feel about it – making it an ideal style choice for any occasion. It may be a far cry from the signature curly locks of Carrie Bradshaw, but she works it like a total pro.

long straight hairstyles: Sandra Bullock brunette brown hair
Sandra Bullock with smooth, side swept, long hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Smooth, side-swept hair

Believe it or not, straight hairstyles for long hair actually works as a great canvas for rocking a warm hair hue – and Sandra Bullock shows us how just a hint of colour in your tresses can really make this haircut stand out! And if you’re straightening your locks to achieve this look, make sure you give your hair a little extra TLC, as shiny, glossy strands are the ideal base to make your highlights pop.

long straight hairstyles: Demi Moore long black brunette hair
Demi Moore with flawless locks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Flawless length

Proving to us all that long and sleek hair is a style that can be worn by women of any age, Demi Moore’s gorgeously smooth, dark hair never fails to look completely flawless – and we think we know why! Dark chocolate shades (just like Demi’s) help to give long hairstyles a high-impact finish, since the colour really emphasises your facial features.

long straight hairstyles: Nicole Kidman with warm blonde hair
Nicole Kidman with red carpet long hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Red carpet glamour

Can long, straight hair ever look dull and boring? Definitely not – especially if you’re Nicole Kidman. Her fabulous warm blonde hair looks red carpet-ready every time she steps out at an event, yet has recently updated it with a modern ombre effect and a deep side parting! While always the epitome of elegance, this styling hack really makes for an excellent way to give a contemporary feel to the Australian actress’ look.

long straight hairstyles: Penelope Cruz side swept hair brown
Penelope Cruz with voluminous locks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Full volume locks

Penelope Cruz’s thick, beautiful hair is a great example of how long, straight hairstyles can look incredible when injected with a healthy dose of volume. To recreate this look, we suggest applying a tennis ball-sized amount of the VO5 Volume Mousse to damp hair, before blow-drying it smooth and straight. To really plump up your hair, try using a round brush to lift your hair up at the roots while drying your strands, to give it a big body boost!

long straight hairstyles: Jennifer Aniston golden blonde hair middle parting
The classic: Jennifer Aniston. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. The classic

Jennifer Aniston’s beautifully highlighted and layered blonde hair shows just how timeless and flattering this type of hairstyle can be. While her classic look has varied over the years, this essential style has always remained one of her strongest and most chic ‘dos. The dazzling highlights through her long locks work great to brighten her appearance, while the subtle layers add extra depth and dimension to her strands. That’s a clever hair combo you have there, Jen!

Editor’s tip: If you don’t have naturally straight locks, and need a little help to achieve this type of hairstyle, then make sure you properly prep your hair using a heat protectant. We suggest trying the VO5 Smoothly Does It Heat Protect Spray, before using a streamlined pair of straighteners to get your sleek finish!


long straight hairstyles: Rihanna at Paris Fashion Week with statement earrings sunglasses and long straight hair
Rihanna’s ultra long mane. Credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Frow-inspiration

Not an Instagram post goes by where we are not lusting over Rihanna’s amazing mane. But this season, Riri took her hair game up a notch, and shocked all of Paris Fashion Week when she rocked up with her hip-skimming, straight tresses!

And even though she’s currently traded in her poker-straight hair for dreadlocks, she continues to favour the extremely long length.

hairstyles for long straight hair: Kim Kardashian Instagram picture of her wearing a black dress with long straight hair
Kim’s party perfect straight hair. Credit: Instagram.com/kimkardashian

9. Party perfect

Was it Kim Kardashian or Bad Girl Riri that rocked long locks first? Now, we’re not sure who was the trendsetter at this season’s PFW, but all we know is, we love Kim’s ever changing tresses. And if Kim K is doing it, then it must be the hairstyle du jour, right? Credit: @kimkardashian

Straight hairstyles for long hair: Kourtney Kardashian wearing a long T-shirt with really long hair
Kourtney looking cool and casual with her long locks. Credit: Instagram.com/kourtneykardash

10. Cool and casual

Sister, sister! Kourtney Kardashian must have noticed how incredible Kim’s mane was, because she was quick to follow in her sibling’s footsteps with this gorgeous Rapunzel-like hair length. So, it seems that lovely lengthy locks are becoming a family trait – as if we just weren’t envious enough of that family! Credit: @kourtneykardash

Simple hairstyles for long straight hair: Jourdan Dunn with long hair wearing a bikini
Beautiful long hair for the beach. Credit: Instagram.com/jourdandunn

11. Beach beautiful

Is there a hairstyle out there that Jourdan Dunn can’t pull off? No, we don’t think so either! It seems that the British model can rock almost any hairstyle, length, or colour, having effortlessly worked every look from ombre hair to a chic bob, and even to au naturel tresses!

Now we have to say, some of our fave looks of the model are of her with simple hairstyles for long straight hair – and with this Insta post of her on holiday, you’ll see why. On fleek Jourdan! Credit: @jourdandunn


Have these famous locks inspired you to attempt a daring new length this season? We thought so. So, head on over to our Straight Hairstyles and Long Hairstyles pages, where you can find tonnes of expert tips and tricks, as well as hot styling inspo. Trust us, it won’t be long until you’re booking your next salon appointment!

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