15 Gorgeous Straight Hairstyles

Wendy Rodewald
15 Gorgeous Straight Hairstyles
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Straight hairstyles, whether natural or the result of much heat-styling, takes serious work. Not only do you need to coax it into frizz-free, flay-laying perfection, but you also have to make sure it doesn’t look limp or lank. What’s more, you also have to stop it from looking (gasp!) boring.

But never fear, because straight hair doesn’t have to be dullsville. We’ve put together 15 of Hollywood’s most gorgeous hairstyles for straight hair to inspire your own sleek, shiny strands to follicular greatness. Click through for amazing hair inspiration!

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Jennifer Aniston's hair is always wonderful; she's basically our straight hair inspiration. Cop a perfectly shiny, frizz-free blowout by working some Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream ($26, livingproof.com) into wet hair before blowdrying for hold, straightness AND shine.

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Part your straight hair in the center and smooth the lengths behind your ears for a gorgeous look like Ciara's—it really keeps the focus on smoky eyes and flawless brows.

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Fan Bingbing's waist-length hair is Cher-inspired perfection. Use R+Co Park Avenue Blow Out Balm ($28, randco.com) smooths strands without weighing them down, and practically eliminates the need for a post-blow dry straightener party.

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For frizz-free texture like Gwyneth Paltrow's, mist a fine tooth comb with hairspray and smooth over roots. Not only does this eliminate flyaways, it also adds mirror-like shine to your lovely locks!

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Julianne Hough's chin-length bob is straight and polished, but not too perfect. Blow dry hair with a medium-sized round brush to add a slight bend at the ends.

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Part your blown-out hair on the opposite side to get a boost of flippy, beautiful volume at the roots. Kerry Washington shows us how well this works.

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Pulling your hair back at the sides like Laverne Cox gives center parted straight hairstyles a beautiful, 70s-inspired touch.

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Liu Wen shows us the power of simple, glossy straight hair.

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Braided on one side, Marion Cotillard's asymmetrical style is a trendy, but not overly update to a classic straight style.

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Keep straight hair from looking too 'done' by adding a little dry shampoo at the scalp, then lightly teasing for texture. It's the perfect way to get a volume boost, like Michelle Williams is working here.

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We LOVE Mindy Kaling's bob—it's so versatile, as she proves here with this straight, chic style. We especially love the deep side part; this is an amazing way to fake long bangs.

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For sexy, sleek hair like Nina Dobrev's, spritz strands with a heat protective spray and run a comb and flat iron through the lengths. The comb helps smooth out texture before the flat iron sets the hair with heat. Bonus: it also helps protect against weather-induced frizziness!

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Straight hair doesn't have to be PIN straight; check out Rachel Bilson's lightly undone ends. Blow your hair out with a round brush, flipping the ends under for bend.

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Straight texture maximizes hair's glossy sheen. For shine like Sofia Vergara's, finish your style with a shine finish hairspray such as Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray ($22.50, moroccanoil.com).

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Choppy long layers and eye-grazing bangs give Taylor Swift's straight hairstyle a bit of an edge—which is exactly what she needs on tour. Add texture to ends with a few spritzes of Shu Uemura Art of Hair Liquid Fabric ($38, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com)

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