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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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!