There are numerous hairstyles for women with straight hair that can accentuate their features and create a stunning look. Straight hair may lack texture or volume, but it is incredibly versatile and easy to style, making it an excellent foundation for many haircuts and hairstyles. Whether you prefer short or long hair, blunt or layered cuts, or various braids and updos, there is a style for you.
It can take time to keep up with the latest hairstyles and haircuts with the ever-changing trends in hair fashion. We created this blog to assist women with straight hair in exploring different hairstyle options and discovering a new look that suits their face shape, lifestyle, and personal taste. We’ve compiled a list of 45 unique hairstyles for women with straight hair that will inspire you to try something new, ranging from classic bob haircuts to edgy pixie cuts, elegant updos, to trendy braids.
So, whether you’re looking for a change or want to mix up your hairstyle routine, this blog can help. Continue reading to find your ideal hairstyle, and get ready to turn heads wherever you go.
1. Bob haircut
The bob haircut is a timeless hairstyle that remains popular today. Straight-haired women love this classic short, even cut that falls just above or below the chin. The bob can be straight, sleek, or wavy to suit different face shapes. Bangs or a deep side part add drama. The bob is versatile and low-maintenance.
2. Lob (long bob) haircut
A slightly longer version of the classic bob, the lob is a great choice for women who want a versatile, easy-to-manage style. This style falls just above the shoulders and can be straight or curly. The lob can be styled with layers or bangs to suit different face shapes and preferences. This style is ideal for straight-haired women who want a chic, low-maintenance day-to-night look.
3. Straight hair and pixie haircut
The daring and edgy haircut is perfect for straight-haired women who want a short and sassy look. This close-cropped style has a longer top and shorter sides and back. Pixies can be styled sleek and smooth or messy and textured. Bangs or a deep side part add drama. For women seeking a drastic change, the pixie is bold and confident.
4. Shag haircut
Straight-haired women with a low-maintenance style will love the shag haircut. This tousled and textured style has layers cut at different lengths. The shag can be worn straight or with loose waves for texture to suit different face shapes and preferences. Bangs or a deep side part add drama. Women who want a laid-back yet stylish look should try the shag bob.
5. Layered haircut
Straight-haired women can customize their look with a layered haircut. This style can be customized for different face shapes and personal preferences, with layers cut at different lengths to create texture and volume. Short-layered hair can also be straight or wavy for texture. Bangs or a deep side part add drama. Layered haircuts are timeless and suitable for both formal and casual occasions.
6. Blunt cut for straight hair
Straight-haired women with a polished look will love the blunt cut. This style has a straight and even shoulder-length cut. The blunt cut can be worn straight and sleek or with loose waves for texture, depending on face shape and personal preference. Bangs or a deep side part add drama. Women who want a classic, stylish look should try the blunt cut.
7. Center-parted hairstyle
A classic look for women of all ages and hair lengths. Parting the hair down the middle creates a symmetrical, elegant style. This style balances facial features and looks great on oval and round faces. Center-parted hairstyles can be worn straight, sleek, or with loose waves. This timeless style is popular for both formal and casual occasions.
8. Side-parted hairstyle
This classic style is sophisticated and easy to wear. Parting the hair to one side creates volume and movement on the other. Side-parted hairstyles look great with straight hair or loose waves. For a dramatic look, wear this style with a deep side part. Side-parted hairstyles are versatile and can be worn with headbands, hairpins, and barrettes.
9. Curtain bangs
Long, wispy bangs that frame the face on either side are popular. This 1970s-inspired style adds bohemian chic to any outfit. Curtain bangs soften oval and heart-shaped faces. This style can be worn with a center or side part and styled with loose waves or straight for a polished look. Curtain bangs are versatile for hair experimenters because they can be cut to different lengths.
10. Micro bangs
These daring bangs barely touch the eyebrows. The bangs must be trimmed regularly to maintain length, making this style difficult to maintain. Micro bangs look sleek and modern with straight hair or playful and textured with waves. This style enhances cheekbones and jawlines in strong-featured people.
11. Side-swept bangs
Long, angled bangs swept to one side are a classic and versatile look. This style works with long layers, bobs, and pixie cuts, making it a popular choice for those who want to change their look without a drastic change. Side-swept bangs can be worn with beachy waves or sleek straight hair.
12. Blunt bangs
Straight, thick, forehead-spanning bangs are bold and dramatic. This style adds edge and sophistication to any hairstyle, including long hair, bobs, and pixie cuts. Blunt bangs flatter oval and heart-shaped faces by balancing facial features. This style looks great with straight hair or waves. Blunt bangs need regular grooming.
13. Straight and asymmetrical bob
Asymmetrical bobs are modern, as seen in Rihanna’s hairstyle. The hair lengthens on one side of the head in this style. This gives an edgy look that can be customized for any face shape or hair type. Asymmetrical bobs can be straightened or tousled, with or without bangs. This style gives fine or thin hair volume and dimension, making it popular.
14. Feathered layers for straight hair
This hairstyle is timeless. This style has feathered layers cut at an angle. This gives the hair movement, texture, and a feminine look. Feathered layers can be styled with a round brush or left natural with a middle or side part. This style suits any face shape and works best on medium to long hair.
15. French bob
A French bob is a classy bob haircut. This blunt cut sits just above the jawline and frames the face with longer front layers. Side-parted hair can be straight or tousled. The blunt cut of French bobs makes fine or thin hair appear thicker and fuller.
16. Braided hairstyle
Braids are versatile and classic. Braided hairstyles are endless, from French braids to fishtail braids. Braids can be worn alone or in updos or half-up half-down styles. For a more casual look, wear them loose and messy. Braids suit all hair types and lengths and can be styled for any occasion.
17. Half-up half-down hairstyle
Versatile and easy-to-wear half-up half-down hairstyles are popular. The top half of the hair is pulled back and secured, while the bottom half is loose. Feminine and effortless. Half-up, half-down styles can be dressed up or down. They look great with loose waves or straightened hair on medium to long hair.
18. Top knot
The top knot is a versatile hairstyle. This hairstyle has a high bun on top. It can be worn neatly or loosely. With or without bangs, top knots can be styled with loose tendrils around the face for a softer look. This style suits medium-to-long hair and any face shape.
19. Low bun with straight hair
Straight-haired women can wear the low bun. Gather your hair at the nape of your neck and twist it into a bun, securing it with bobby pins. This hairstyle is perfect for formal events or looking polished. It also keeps summer hair out of your face. A sparkly headband or hairpin can dress up a low bun.
20. High ponytail
Straight-haired women can try wearing a chic high ponytail. Tie your hair at the crown to achieve this look. Teasing the crown can add volume to a straight ponytail. A high ponytail works for a workout, hiking, or a night out. A ribbon, bandana or flower can also adorn a high ponytail.
21. Low ponytail
Straight-haired women can wear a chic low ponytail. Tie your hair at the nape of your neck for this look. Curl your hair ends to add texture to the ponytail. A low ponytail is perfect for errands or a casual day. A hair cuff or scarf can also glam up a low ponytail.
22. Side ponytail
Straight-haired women can wear a side ponytail for fun. Tie your hair to one side of your head to achieve this look. Curl your hair ends to add texture to the ponytail. Beach days and weekend outings are perfect for a side ponytail. A ribbon or flower can also adorn a side ponytail.
23. Double braid
Straight-haired women can wear trendy double braids. Braid two sections of hair to achieve this look. Pulling the braids apart adds texture. Festivals and boho-chic styles suit double braids. Add flowers or hair jewelry to double braids.
24. Fishtail braid with straight hair
Straight-haired women can wear intricate fishtail braids. Fishtail braid two sections of hair to achieve this look. Pulling the braid apart adds texture. Fishtail braids are perfect for formal events and nights out. Fishtail braids can be embellished with hairpins or sparkly hair jewelry.
25. Waterfall braid
This gorgeous hairstyle is perfect for weddings, special occasions, and even a day out. A waterfall-like French braid variation. Create a waterfall braid by pulling hair through it and letting it hang freely. This hairstyle works best on straight hair, but wavy or curly hair can be styled with some effort. It’s a glamorous hairstyle that can be styled up or down.
26. Dutch braid
The reverse braid, or Dutch braid, is a trendy hairstyle for straight-haired women. It resembles the French braid but crosses the hair under rather than over, creating a raised effect. Wear this braid full-head or half-up, half-down, making it suitable for formal and casual occasions. It gives you an edgy look and keeps hair out of your face.
27. French braid
Straight-haired women love the classic French braid. It creates intricate braids by weaving hair in an overlapping pattern. It can be a crown braid, side braid, or full-head braid. This timeless and elegant hairstyle can be dressed up or down.
28. Twist braid
Straight-haired women love the twist braid. Twisting two hair sections together creates a rope-like effect, or you can try feed-in braids such as Marley twists and other Afro-American hairdos. This hairstyle can be worn full-head braided or half-up half-down. It’s perfect for quick, chic hairstyles.
29. Rope braid
Straight-haired women love the rope braid. Twisting two sections of hair in the same direction and wrapping them around each other in the opposite direction creates a rope-like effect. It can be a full head braid, side braid, or bun. It’s great for trendy, edgy looks.
30. Milkmaid braid
Straight-haired women can wear the charming and whimsical milkmaid braid. It creates a “halo” effect by wrapping two crown braids around the head. This hairstyle can be worn casually or formally. It’s perfect for romantic, feminine looks.
31. Crown braid
This elegant hairstyle is perfect for formal events. It creates a royal look by braiding hair around the crown. Divide the hair into two sections, braid each, and secure with an elastic band. Next, use bobby pins to wrap the two braids around the crown. The braided crown makes you feel royal.
32. Boho braids
Boho braids are a casual, everyday hairstyle. This bohemian hairstyle involves messy braiding. To get this look, loosely braid the hair and leave some strands loose to frame the face. Next, gently pull the braids to make them look messy. This hairstyle goes with jeans and a T-shirt or a boho dress.
33. Straight hair with an updo hairstyle
An elegant updo hairstyle is perfect for formal events. This sleek, polished style pulls the hair up and away from the face. Start by brushing and tying your hair back. Next, twist and bobby pin the hair into a bun or knot. Add glam with a hairpin or headband.
34. French twist and straight hair
The French twist is an elegant hairstyle for formal events. Twisting hair up and away from the face creates a sophisticated look. Start by brushing and tying your hair back. Next, roll the hair. Maintain with bobby pins. A hairpin or comb adds elegance to this hairstyle.
35. Beehive hairstyle
The 1960s beehive hairstyle was glamorous and retro. Teasing the hair creates volume before pulling it back into a high bun. To get this look, tease the hair at the crown, smooth it back, and secure it with bobby pins. Make a high ponytail and bun with the remaining hair. This hairstyle looks retro with a headband or scarf.
36. Victory rolls
Retro-inspired victory rolls were a fun hairstyle. This glamorous style rolls hair away from the face. Start by sectioning and rolling the hair back. Maintain with bobby pins. This hairstyle works with vintage dresses and modern, edgy outfits.
37. Pin curls for straight hair
The 1920s popularized pin curls. This hairstyle involves wrapping small sections of hair around your finger to create a tight curl; bobby pin the hairstyle to the head. You can wear the pin curls over or as an accent on short or long hair. This style is vintage and elegant and can be dressed up or down. Pin curls can give straight hair texture and volume without heat styling.
38. Sleek ponytail
Straight hair looks great in a sleek ponytail. This style involves pulling all hair into a high ponytail and smoothing any flyaways or bumps with a brush or comb. To hide the ponytail elastic, wrap a small section of hair around it. A sleek ponytail can be styled for any occasion. It’s also great for stylish women who want to keep their hair out of their faces.
39. Slicked back hair
Straight-haired women can rock this daring hairstyle. Use gel, hair mousse or pomade to style and pull the hair back. Brushes or combs smooth and style the hair. This style is great for confident women who want to wear casual or formal clothes. Statement earrings and lipstick go well with slicked-back hair.
40. Pompadour and straight hair
Straight-haired women can rock the pompadour. A brush or comb is used to smooth and style a high, voluminous mound of hair on top of the head. The sides and back are left down or pulled into a ponytail or bun. Try dressing the pompadour up or down for bold, confident women. Statement earrings and lipstick complement this style.
Straight-haired women can rock a Mohawk. This style involves shaving the sides of the head, leaving a strip of hair down the center, and styling it into a spiky or textured look with a styling product. You can dress the Mohawk up or down for punk rock or edgy women. Statement earrings and lipstick complement this style.
The undercut is a bold and edgy hairstyle that involves shaving or buzzing one or both sides of the head and leaving the rest longer. Daring and alternative women love this style. You can wear the undercut by slicking back, curly, or braiding the hair. With straight hair, the contrast between the shaved section and the longer hair on top is striking. This hairstyle is low-maintenance and easy to style, making it a good choice for dramatic hair changes.
43. Angled haircut
The angled haircut is a modern bob. Its back hair is shorter and grows longer toward the front, creating an angled shape. Straight hair enhances the cut’s clean lines and sharp angles. Angled haircuts can be straight, wavy, or tousled. It’s perfect for women who want a fashionable but professional look.
44. Choppy layers
Straight-haired women who want texture and movement often opt for choppy layers. This style creates a choppy, textured look by cutting hair into layers of different lengths and angles. Choppy layers give flat long hair volume and dimension. This style can be straight or wavy. It’s perfect for women who want a low-maintenance style that’s trendy and youthful.
45. Inverted bob
The classic inverted bob has short hair in the back that grows longer in front. Straight hair enhances the cut’s clean lines and sharp angles, making it flattering for straight-haired women. Inverted bobs can be straight, curly, or tousled. Women who want a chic, modern look to wear it anywhere will love it. Layers and bangs can customize this style for different face shapes.