Look like the sassy girl emoji with these straight hair styles for every occasion

Straight hair styles that'll ensure you're looking super sassy whatever life throws your way.  

Leave any misconceptions you have about straight hair being boring at the door please, because that’s just not true. Straight hair styles work for just about every situation in life and they always look great!

Whether it’s poker straight #girlboss hair for the 9-5 or more playful styles for a weekend brunch, there’s a million and one cute hairstyles for straight hair. Unfortunately we don’t have time to list all 1,000,001 of them though, so here are our 6 faves. Enjoy!

6 occasions to wear sassy & cute hairstyles for straight hair


photo of a woman wearing a black roll neck with her long dark hair straight and sleek
Embrace the straight! Credit: Instagram.com/youbelonghere

Work: Straight and sophisticated

Want to make the daily grind a little more stylish? Sure you do! This Instagrammer’s super sleek, straightened style screams #bossbabe and will help give you the boost you need to walk into that client meeting with confidence.

To recreate the blowout effect, use a curling wand to curl the front layers of your hair inwards towards your face, while keeping the rest of the look perfectly straight. It’ll give your style an expensive, salon-fresh look without the painful price tag. Credit: @youbelonghere

Editor’s tip: Spritz your strands with a fine misting of the TIGI S Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray before you run the straighteners through your hair.

This heat defender will limit heat damage and give your locks a luxuriously lustrous shine. Oh and it smells just like those fruit salad sweeties, too, which is never a bad thing!


back view of a woman with brunette hair in an upside down french braid ponytail
Spin in style! Credit: Instagram.com/hairbydreeze

Spin class: Upside down braid

Gym bunny? Spin class is a sweat fest but don’t think that means you can’t still look good! This pretty upside down braided ponytail is ideal for keeping your hair off of your neck during those sprint sessions and you can go grab your post-workout juice looking put together. Credit: @hairbydreeze

back view of a brunette woman with medium length straight hair in a half up crown braid
Can you feel the love tonight? You will with this romantic hairdo! Credit: Instagram.com/vasti.hair

Date night: Half up crown braid

For flirty date night straight hair styles, add braids to a half-up style. You can keep things simple with a regular 3 strand braid, or go wild with French or fishtail variations.

Whatever plaiting style you decide to go for though, remember to pancake your braids by pulling gently on them from either side to make them look fuller – essential for those with fine hair!  Credit: @vasti.hair

side profile photo of a blonde woman with straight hair styled into a half up top knot style
Get in losers, we’re going shopping! Credit: Instagram.com/beauavis

Shopping: Half up bun

Hairstyles for fine straight hair don’t have to be anything too elaborate, so if you’re off for a spot of shopping, keep things low key with this off-duty half-up top knot. It’ll add detail and height to your top layers (especially handy if you’re concerned about flat hair), and it’s as easy as twisting the top section of your hair into a messy bun.

No mad skills required and you’ll still look like you’ve made the effort while you’re perusing the ‘New In’ section of Topshop. Credit: @beauavis

Editor’s tip: Before you tie your top knot, spray some of the TONI&GUY Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo into your roots.

Work it into your hair to soak up any excess oils, then use a comb to gently backcomb to create more volume. That way, when you style your half-up bun, you’ll have a more amped-up style.

brunette woman in mom jeans and a star top with her hair in a low bun
Centre parting? Check! Low bun? Check! And you’re good to go. Credit: Instagram.com/vanessakawali

Drinks with the girls: Low bun

Heading out for some cocktails with your BFFs? The low bun is a fashion bloggers’ dream and it just so happens to be one of our go-to evening hairstyles for fine straight hair. For a sleeker look, use a tail comb to create a centre parting straight down the middle of your hair.

Oh, and don’t let your good hair day go to waste, remember to get your friends to take a candid photo of you at the bar for the ‘gram! Credit: @vanessakawali

selfie of a blonde woman wearing red lipstick with her hair in a milkmaid braid hairstyle
Milkmaid braids never fail to impress. Credit: Instagram.com/victoriafriend

Brunch: Milkmaid braid

When was the last time you wore an updo? Your prom? A friend’s wedding? Updos are fantastic hairstyles for straight fine hair as they eliminate the worry of your hair looking weighed down by the lengths. So, why not make the most of the extra time at the weekend and give it a try for brunch?

We love how it looks when a few piecey strands are left hanging loose around the face for a soft, girly look, so do try that. And for added interest, milkmaid braids are particularly great for beginners as it’s essentially just 2 pigtail plaits clipped together on top of your head! More mimosas, please… Credit: @victoriafriend


Need some more ways to style straight hair? Our Straight Hairstyles and Haircuts page will provide you with hours of styling inspo!

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