Hailey Baldwin & Co. are proof that short straight hairstyles are far from boring

Amra | 31 January 2018

If these stars can pull off straight short hairstyles, so can you!


Under the impression all short straight hairstyles belong in dullsville? Well, the Kardashian-Jenner clan (plus other stars like Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid) are showing us that straight short hairstyles are far from boring!

Yep, whether they fashion their short straight hair into a glossy updo or wear it down, they never fail to give us major mane envy. Need more convincing? Discover 7 of Hollywood’s most gorgeous sleek and short looks, below.

7 short hairstyles for straight hair we’re buzzed about


straight short hairstyle: close up shot of hailey baldwin with straight, sleek hair, wearing blue top and posing on the red carpet
Try playing with your parting! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Sleek long bob + middle parting

When it comes to short straight hairstyles, Hailey Baldwin is the mane star to take style notes from. Here, she gives off some serious #girlboss vibes with a precise middle parting and glossy, straight long bob.

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Editor’s tips: Short straight hairstyles, whether natural or the result of heated styling, take serious work to achieve. So, make sure you’ve got a heat protecting primer spray, like the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Sprayin your beauty arsenal.

close up shot of gemma arterton with sleek pixie and beret hairstyle, posing and wearing all black on the red carpet
This is how you can make a sleek pixie hairstyle pop! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Sleek pixie + beret

If you’re looking for short hairstyles for fine straight hair, make like Gemma Arterton and get a layered pixie haircut. Why? Because they’re perfect for creating the illusion of fuller, more voluminous-looking hair. Just don’t forget your beret, okay?

straight short hairstyles: close up shot of bella heathcote with short, straight hair that has been swept back, on the red carpet
Date night hair? Sorted. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Wet-look hair

Bella Heathcote’s short straight mane looks incredible when styled slicked-back. And guess what? You can totally pull off this date night-ready look, too! Just check out our quick tutorial, here, and you’ll be slaying in no time.

close up shot of kitty cash with straight and short bobby pins hairstyle, wearing marble top and posing on red carpet
See? Straight short hairstyles are a blank canvas! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Bobby pins hairstyle

Another star who is proving that short haircuts for straight hair are seriously hot-to-trot is Kitty Cash, who schools us all in the art of decorating a sleek mane with bobby pins.

Other on-trend hair accessories you need to up your straight short hairstyles in 2018. 

TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray

Editor’s tips: Anyone else obsessing over how shiny these short hairstyles for straight hair look? If it’s the gloss you crave, the TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray is here to save your day!

Not only will it help make your mane shimmer, but it will also keep frizz and flyaways at bay. Bonus!

straight short hairstyles: close up shot of nina nesbitt with sleek half up half down hairstyle, wearing pink and posing on the red carpet
Take notes from Nina, she’s a pro and you can be, too! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Half-up, half-down bun

Aren’t one for snazzy hair accessories? Fret not: there’s a whole host of half-up, half-down straight short hairstyles you can test out. Our fave? The half-up bun, which we spotted on Nina Nesbitt.

The best thing about this It girl-worthy ‘do? It’s great for anyone looking for short hairstyles for fine straight hair, as it’s split up, giving the appearance of fuller-looking locks.

Psst Did you notice Nina’s Bardot bangs, too? Well, when it comes to short haircuts for straight hair, you can take your ‘do to extra stylish heights by getting bangs. So, what will you pick?

close up shot of kate bosworth with sleek short hair, wearing a ribbon hair accessory and posing on the red carpet
When it comes to short straight hairstyles, the low bun is the most flattering. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Low bun

Kate Bosworth’s mane is a gorgeous example of how to slay short straight hairstyles. Polished and elegantly styled back, this low bun is all you need to make sleek locks look a million dollars (especially if you pair the look with a ribbon!).

straight short hairstyles: close up shot of lily collins with sleek low looped ponytail, wearing all white on the red carpet and posing
How gorgeous is this ponytail? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7.  Sleek ponytail

Are you a lazy girl at heart? No judgement, we are too — which is why we think you’ll fall in love with this Lilly Collins-approved semi looped ponytail hairstyle.

See? Short hairstyles for straight hair don’t have to be intricate to pack a fashionable punch.