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If you have pin-straight hair, you've probably mastered doing a ponytail a long time ago. However, there are a number of styling options for your hair texture that aren't a snatched high pony or a loose one at the nape of your neck.
The truth is straight hair can be versatile: switching up your part will change the whole vibe of your haircut, pulling up the top sections will create a cool half-up half-down look, or you can even toss your strands up into a messy updo with a few tendrils left out.
So, whether you have waist-length hair or a chic pixie cut, we've rounded up the best hairstyles for pin-straight hair to inspire you the next time you're in need of a style refresh.
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The '60s Flip
Flipping out the ends of your high ponytail and leaving two face-framing strands puts a retro spin on the classic style.
Side Part With Headband
One of the easiest ways to elevate straight hair? Add a hair accessory. Here, Anya Taylor-Joy finished off her sleek side-parked hair with a black leather headband.
The Classic Braid
When in doubt, a classic braid is always a good option on days when you want your hair up and out of your face. For the 2022 SAG Awards, HoYeon Jung demonstrated how to dress up the style with a silk hair tie that perfectly matched her gown.
One of the biggest misconceptions about pixie cuts is that you won't have styling options with the short length. Let Sarah Paulson set the record straight with this slicked-back look.
The Pamela Anderson Updo
Voluminous, messy updos like Pamela Anderson's signature style from the '90s are having a moment, and the look is perfect for straight hair. Ciara shows you how it's done.
When you can't make up your mind on how to do your hair, a half-up half-down style is your solution. Instead of pulling the top section of hair back like a traditional ponytail, Camila Mendes kept her side part out for an effortless look.
The Messy Bun
Ah, the messy bun. It's a quick-and-easy style for mornings when you're running late or about to head to the gym. It also can be super glam as seen on Sydney Sweeney during a recent red carpet.
Put a (Pearl) Pin On It
One of the many reasons why the bob continues to be one most popular haircuts is that it's extremely versatile. While it is hard to do a high top knot with this length, you can fake one on the crown of your head with the help of a pretty pearl pin.
The spiky updos from your favorite Y2K rom coms are also making a comeback, and this hairstyle is perfect for straight hair that has trouble holding a curl. Joey King fully leaned into the look by adding piecey bangs and tendrils.
Pixie With Bobby Pins
For longer pixie cuts, pinning any awkward pieces can make your in-between length look like an intentional style.