13 Must-Try Straight Hairstyles

Serena Norr | 20 May 2016
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There’s more than one way to wear straight hair.

Straight hair is one of the most versatile hair types. You can literally mold your straight locks to curl, make your hair even sleeker or enhance it with a voluminous look. Lucky you! But, like all hair types, you probably get bored from time-to-time and need some ideas to mix up your standard look and freshen it up. Read on to discover 13 popular ideas for straight hairstyles that may just inspire your new look:

Popular Straight Hairstyles

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A half-do is an easy way to change your look. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

1. Half Updo

One of the easiest ways to mix up your straight hair is to separate it with a half-updo. We just love how this look makes us all look so together without having to do much.

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Wrap your long hair in a stunning three-knot bun.

2. Twisted Three-Knot Bun

Those who have long, straight hair can use their length to create a twisted updo for a romantic low bun. Let your front tendrils hang loose for an added effect.

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Subtle waves at the end are gorgeous on long hair.

3. Curled Ends

Curling long hair can be time-consuming. Go for a half-curl by focusing on the ends by using a jumbo curling wand to create bounce. Be sure to use some hairspray like the Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray, a lightweight formula that will make your hair shiny as it locks in your style.

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Cool braided headband style.

4. Braids

Women with long hair can have a lot of fun with their length by creating braids. Fishtail braids, roped braids and waterfall braids will look especially delicate as you showcase their intricate style on your long mane.

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Switch up your straight hair for a new cut with the classic bob.

5. Classic Bob

Those with straight hair do really well with a bob haircut, as this look is characterized by its tapered style. In general, blowdrying your hair and use some serum like Nexxus Humectress Step 3 Encapsulate Serum is all you’ll need to create a sleek and frizz-free bob. You can also mix it up by clipping some hair to the side or even trying a mini-updo to frame your face.

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Give your straight hair a subtle flip. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

6. Flipped Out Hair

If you have layers in your straight hair, you can create a unique flip reminiscent of the ’70s. First, spritz some TRESemme Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray whose formula can help to prevent moisture loss when your blow-dry your hair. And it’ll leave your hair super silky! When you blow-dry your hair, bend the ends of your towards your face. Finish the look off by wrapping your ends around a flat iron, as you curl away from your face this time. Hold the look in place by using some together  hairspray.

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Stunning updo for long hair. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

7. Pinless Updo

With this look, you are creating the illusion that you aren’t using pins. To start, brush your hair towards the center of your face and collect strands together as if you were creating a half-ponytail. Hold the middle part of your head to create depth as you take a section and use a bobby pin to clip it in place. Repeat this process on the other side of your head. This look creates a beautiful mini-bouffant held together with hidden clips.

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Create some amazing beachy waves with your long hair.

8. Beachy Waves

Sculpt your straight locks to create a gorgeous beachy look. Start by spritzing some Suave Texurizing Sea Salt Spray throughout your hair. Use your hands to scrunch your locks up and down and hold things together with some hairspray.

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Enhance your long hair with accessories. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

9. Simple Accessories

Another easy look to try, find a cute headband, barrette or bobby pin to clip the front pieces of your hair to the side. This look frames your features— to mention gets hair our of your face!

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Pull your hair to one side

10. Side Swept Style

Another effortless look that adds dimension to your face and tresses is the side-sweep. To achieve this look, brush your hair to one side of your face, exposing the other side of your face. Seal it in place with some hair gel, or use a hair clip for some extra security.

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Have fun with updos with your long hair.

11. Twisted Updo

Create this look by twisting the upper part of your hair into a stylized half-updo. As your twist is created, pin it together and let your ends remain straight or opt for some curly tendrils.

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Sleek hair is always in season. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

12. Sleek Part

We love the look of a sleek part on straight hair. This can work for a variety of hair lengths wherein you essentially use a comb to create a straight part and then brush strands to each side. Place your hair behind your ears for a super-polished touch.

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Get a no-fuss, yet edgy look for your straight hair. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

13. Edgy Pixie

Another great style to try is the pixie. Since you don’t really have to bother with curls or frizz, you can focus on molding the perfect style as you play with the length in the front of your face. The key to this look is finding the perfect pomade.

Those with straight hair have so many options to sculpt, style and change up their hair. We hope this gallery helps you to find a new style.

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