7 straightener hairstyles we're loving now

Look no further: These straightener hairstyles have got you covered for smooth, shiny, star-powered locks.

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While romantic, beachy waves (alongside padded headbands!) are one of our absolute favorite things, there's something to be said about straightener hairstyles. There will always be a special place in our hearts for classic looks that are smooth, sleek, and sophisticated and that are also pretty much all-occasion-friendly.

However, if you are looking for straightener hairstyles that go beyond basic pin-straight tresses, we’re here to help: We’ve rounded up some of our fave inspirational looks sure to turn heads. Bonus: Once you've got these looks screengrabbed and filed away, you can check out our roundup of best straighteners to help you get the look! 

From sexy ponies to deep parts, see the top straightener styles to try the next time you’re ready to give your curling iron or hot rollers a rest. 

Straightener hairstyles to try now

1. Straight with clips

Let’s be real: Hair accessories (especially clips!) are all the rage these days. So, if you are looking to give basic straightener hairstyles a lift, why not add some larger-sized clips to the sides for easy styling? 

After all, accessories like these on Kendall Jenner, as showcased by fab hairstylist and OUAI co-owner Jet Atkin—which can come in a variety of sizes, prints, and colors—can help pump up your tresses in an instant, and can be paired with any outfit to create a matchy-matchy look made for the ’gram. 

2. Straight and short

If you’re on the hunt for the best straightener hairstyles for shorter lengths, why not take a cue from Selena Gomez and use your iron to straighten your lob, instead of wearing it textured and wavy? Doing so gives your hair that mod ’60s-inspired vibe, an iconic look that always seems to impress.

However, before using hot tools of any kind, you’ll want to invest in a heat-protectant styling cream (or spray) that protects your hair from heat damage, as higher temperatures from heat styling tools can cause breakage and split ends. 

3. Straight with bangs

OK, a choppy shag is always chic, as demonstrated on the always-beguiling Emily Ratajkowski, but if you want to smooth down your tresses a bit, simply use a flat iron on your strands (plus perhaps some bangs) to give it a sophisticated yet equally daring look.

4. Straight and sleek pony

Actress Lana Condor proves that straightener hairstyles don’t have to be predictable, as a sleek ponytail (with a straight back) proves to be a trendy look that instantly commands attention. 

To create this look at home, simply start by sweeping your hair into a ponytail, and then use your iron to straighten the base of your style. Finish with some holding spray (we love the brushable yet controlled finish we get with L’Oréal Elnett Hairspray) and you’re good to go. 

5. Straight with a deep center part

Straightener hairstyles don’t have to be complicated and full of hard-to-follow steps, as even a simple, deep center part can look elegant, as Zendaya effortlessly illustrates. 

To create this look, simply use a fine-toothed comb to create a part that sits in the center of the scalp. Finish with some holding spray or frizz-preventing serum on mid-lengths and ends (we love Living Proof No Frizz Vanishing Oil for this exact purpose!), and say hello to smooth strands for days! 

6. Straight pony with creative side part

Actress and model Cara Delevingne shakes up the usual straight pony shindig by adding a creative, eye-catching part on the sides. This gives the overall style a faux-hawk look that’s full of drama. 

7. Straight with a side part 

If center parts aren’t your thing, not to worry! Creating a deep, dramatic side part a la Priyanka Chopra Jonas also gives longer lengths an alluring, screen-siren look chock-full of intrigue. 

To keep that side part in place all day long, be sure to lock in your style with some molding paste (or styling gel, like Bumble and bumble Sumogel) in order to help it stay put. 

8. Straight pony with bangs

Next time you’re getting bored of beachy waves, grab your straightening iron and create this charming, red carpet-ready look, as seen on Dakota Johnson, which pulls your bangs and tresses off your face. This allows your best features (hello, eyes!) to shine through. 

Ready to give these a go? Tag us @womanandhome on Instagram and show us your version of these fab straightened hairstyles. Good luck and have fun with your new looks!

Courtney Leiva
Courtney Leiva

Courtney Leiva is a seasoned lifestyle writer with nine years of experience under her belt. She graduated from The Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2012, and since graduation, she has been actively contributing to major news outlets such as Refinery29, Women's Health, Yahoo! Lifestyle, HelloGiggles, NewBeauty, and more. Courtney initially started off covering beauty news, but as she has grown her career over the years, her health, home, and shopping pieces can now be seen on BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. When she's not writing, Courtney enjoys ranking her favorite ice cream flavors, spending her weekends in HomeGoods, and dreaming up new ways to decorate her house. Follow her on Twitter @CourtneyLeiva and on Instagram @MissCourtneyLeiva.