Hairstyles for Straight Hair

For straight-haired beauties, styling can seem a bit dull. Seeing gorgeous curls and waves across social media will make you want to achieve those styles, which require heat, time, and a whole lot of patience. That’s why we’re here with hot hairstyles that help you embrace your stick-straight locks, revealing just how fun naturally straight hair can be.

Braided Updo

braided updo

Braids mesh well with any hair type, creating instant visual interest. But what you may not know is that they’re unexpectedly easy to do on straight hair, leaving you time to think outside of the box when it comes to the design.  

If you want to keep things simple, do a curved French braid in the front and tie the remainder up into a messy bun at the top of your head. This is a simple, chic, and hassle-free hairstyle that will play up straight locks and make them look more interesting.
Many shy away from braided styles because they look complicated, but with a bit of practice, you can become a braid expert and rock this style.

Twisted Updo

twisted updo

Updos are not just for elegant occasions. You can wear them every day to add a touch of class to casual outfits. On top of that, updos can be deceptively simple, taking just a few minutes to twist up. While you can get as detailed as you would like, simple updos are equally as fabulous as more intricate ones.
Just twist your strands however you’d like and secure the style with bobby pins or clips to keep it looking fresh all day long. No matter what length or cut you’ve got, you can rock a twisted updo with ease, pulling out bits and pieces of hair here and there for a look that’s both laid back and stylish. 

Messy Bun

messy bun

Messy buns are great for straight hair because when they’re done right, they evoke a carefree, stylish look that many yearn for. Yet, for gals with straight locks, the style may take a bit of effort. You’ll need to do some teasing, pull out sections of hair, and tug at your roots to achieve the messy bun’s textured look.

Bob with Bangs

bob with bangs

The bob is the perfect haircut for straight hair, as it comes with little to no daily maintenance. The biggest perk of a bob is that it enables you to jump right out of the shower and out the door.
An expertly styled bob frames the face, brings out the eyes, and highlights the shoulders. Plus, you can tie it up, wear it down, or go for a half up half down hairstyle. The possibilities are endless.
We recommend seeing a professional stylist to create the perfect bob to complement your face shape and match your preferences.

Straight Hair Doesn’t Have to be Boring! 

Waves, curls, and crimps are fun, but don’t forget to appreciate your straight hair. Even without adding heat, you can create super-stylish hairdos to make you look and feel great.
Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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