Finding the right haircut isn't always a walk in the park. We've all experienced anxiously sitting in our hairdresser's chair, waiting to see if our chosen hairspo looks good on us. To be spared from the dread of a style change, it's useful to know for sure what will best complement your locks!
Aside from your face shape, it's imperative to take your hair type into consideration when choosing your new 'do. Straight hair, for example, naturally has that sleek and glossy finish without much effort. However, volume and texture could be a concern, as straight hair tends to look flat and thin. Thankfully, that's nothing a good haircut can't solve!
Here are 10 haircut ideas for straight hair to give you some fresh ideas for your next salon visit:
1. Blunt bob
Short haircuts like bobs are perfect especially if you live in a tropical country. Not only is it comfortable for humid weather, but it's also a stylish haircut of choice that will always be a classic. Chin-length bobs in particular work hand in hand with straight, fine locks as they create an effortlessly sleek look! When it comes to face shapes, a bob a few inches below the jawline will work well with an oblong mug since it gives the illusion of a shorter face.
2. Asymmetrical bob
Looking for ways to elevate a classic bob? Try an asymmetrical trim for a change! This haircut's length falls uneven, with longer locks typically at the front area to accentuate the jawline and cheekbones. If you have a round face and want to add dimension, this haircut is your perfect match! Hair parting also plays a huge role in emphasizing certain features of your face, and a side part is perfect for this look.
3. Textured bob with bangs
Bobs don't only work well with pin-straight hair, they also flatter textured locks! This casual and fuss-free cut is optimal for thin and medium hair to give additional volume. You can end there, or you can finish the look with tousled side bangs to help conceal a wide forehead.
If you're not ready to cut your hair into a bob, why not go for its equally gorgeous relative—the lob! This collarbone grazing haircut is best for fine to medium hair. If you have a heart-shaped face, lobs are also your friend! This cut will add just enough weight to the locks, while giving the illusion of a narrower chin.
5. Shoulder-length cut with layers
To shy away from flat-looking locks, here’s a tip: Add layers! It's the answer to creating width and movement on straight hair that needs more volume. Plus, it's a wash-and-go hairstyle is made for those who like to keep it low-maintenance.
6. Medium shag with curtain fringe
This '70s-inspired look is all about textured layers. You can add face-framing curtain bangs to it to help accentuate certain facial features or frame a wide face. If you’re skeptical about the whole shag and straight hair combo, don't be. Shags are totally versatile and can work on basically any hair type!
7. Mid-length cut with wispy bangs
Bangs can spice up any simple hairstyle! But generally, it's wispy bangs that can add shape to straight mane and emphasize symmetry to the face. This light and airy fringe can also soften the features of square face shapes and shorten the length of those with oval faces.
8. Long blunt cut
You can never go wrong with a blunt cut on long hair! This sleek 'do with uniform-length ends especially fare best on thin hair. Celebrity hairstylist Brad Mondo says a diamond face shape will work best with this style as it will soften the angles of the face. Long locks are also perfect for round faces as its length will drag the viewer's eyes down, making your face appear a bit longer and oval in shape.
9. Long Layers
Admittedly, chopping a huge chunk of hair seems terrifying. If you're not yet ready to commit to a drastic hair change, you can opt for long layers instead! It's a universally flattering cut that pairs well with any face shape. Not only that, it can make your locks look thicker, too!
10. Micro fringe
Into an edgy retro flair? Micro bangs are your best bet! Though its length can be intimidating, trimming your fringe short can instantly spruce up your look. When it comes to hair types, blunt micro bangs are better suited for straight-haired ladies, while a choppy fringe is preferred for women with more texture in their tresses. That said, do take note that this cut is high-maintenance because of the frequent touch-ups!
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