Everyone wants what they don’t have, so if you have naturally straight hair, we’re guessing you’d kill for luscious waves or bouncy curls. However, you shouldn’t sell your straight hair short. With the right hair cut, having straight hair can truly set your locks apart as effortlessly chic. Take your strands from blasé to red-carpet ready with any of the following cuts, all of which are absolutely made for straight hair.
1. Longer in the front
If there’s one thing we love more than Jessica Chastain’s hair color, it’s her cut. Chastain brilliantly cut her hair in the opposite style we’re used to. Instead of having longer layers in the back, her locks are actually longer in the front, which creates the illusion of having fuller hair without weighing down the back.
2. Wispy lob
Jennifer Aniston is a straight-haired woman who’s experimented with every cut in the book (if you don’t believe us, rewatch Friends), but our favorite look has to be her blonde, wispy lob. This low-maintenance hair style is perfect for the busy woman. Whether you’re constantly running errands with your kids or rushing out the door to get to work, this cut won’t let you down in terms of quick styling.
3. Deep side part
Ashley Greene is an absolute vision in straight hair. She looked incredible with a short pixie cut for her roll as Alice in the Twilight series, but we prefer her deep side part. This cut is utterly elegant and would suit any woman who prides herself on being put-together, polished, and refined. To achieve Greene’s level of shine, use a serum to keep your hair sleek and silky smooth.
4. Angled bob
Straight-haired women, consider yourself blessed, because you alone can pull off the angled bob. Victoria Beckham has had a wild hair evolution, which you can see over at Vogue, but she made this look high fashion in 2006. It’s been gracing red carpets ever since. If you think your face is too round, this cut will dramatically sharpen your facial features.
5. Choppy front bangs and layers
Sandra Bullock set ultimate straight-hair goals when she debuted her choppy front bangs and layers at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015. This cut looks perfect with highlights, balayage, or a subtle ombré. If you’re averse to having long hair, Bullock’s cut would look just as great a few inches shorter, so feel free to cut it short or mid-length.
6. Sleek and short
Kate Bosworth is an absolute icon when it comes to playing up straight hair. Whether she’s sporting her signature long ponytail or this sleek and short crop, Bosworth knows exactly how to use straight hair to her advantage. For added volume, use a root-lifting spray like the Eufora Boost for all-day lift.
7. Center-parted bangs
Demi Lovato rocked an excellent hair style for women with naturally straight hair. By taking weight off the top layer, your hair is more likely to maintain volume instead of falling flat. Lovato’s center-parted bangs help frame the face and narrow the forehead, while the longer bottom layer elongates the neck. It’s an ideal option for straight-haired women who want to keep their hair long, without allowing it to get too heavy.
8. Short bob with heavy bangs
Long-time fans will recall Taylor Swift’s hair is extremely curly when left alone, but in recent years, she’s converted to full-time straight ‘dos. Her short bob and heavy bangs are a perfect option for women with straight hair who want a no-fuss cut that’ll let them roll out of bed looking chic.
9. Long and sultry
Don’t be fooled, you don’t need large curls to look like a bombshell. Lucy Liu proves straight hair can be sexy with her healthy, flowing locks and low-set layers. To achieve this look, make sure you apply a hair-thickening serum before styling. We recommend the Tela Beauty Make It Bigger! hair thickening-serum for extraordinary volume and shine.
10. Wispy front layers
Gwyneth Paltrow is a perfect example of someone who’s proud of her straight hair and makes no attempt to hide it. To get a bit more volume, Paltrow has removed some weight by cutting wispy, front layers. It’s a perfect cut for anyone who hates split ends but doesn’t want to lose their length.