22 Sleek Hairstyles That Make Me Want to Dig Out My Hair Straighteners

Over the years, I have dedicated a lot of time and energy to finding a quick and easy way of achieving just-rolled-out-of-bed curls. You see, my hair is naturally poker straight. It's so straight, in fact, that trying to get it to hold any kind of curl is virtually impossible. Needless to say that this whole situation has meant that trying to keep my hair tousled has proved a little difficult, to say the least. However, I've noticed a return to straightened looks that remind me of the days when GHDs first launched.

From some of my favourite celebrities to the fashion girls that I love following, it seems as though people are starting to dig out their hair straighteners. The best part? They actually look chic. Unlike the shapeless styles of yesteryear, the new straight is voluminous and sleek but with some movement.

And it might seem like an odd thing to say, but I'm desperate to dive right in and dust off my trusty hair straighteners, because although my hair is naturally straight, nothing gives it that sleek sheen quite like a pair of straightening irons. A quick whizz over with my go-to GHD Platinum+ Styler (£175) and a spritz of Lee Stafford Shine Head Spray (£6) is all I need for the smoothest, sleekest hair going.

If you've yet to be fully convinced by the straight-hair trend and are not quite ready to switch your tongs for irons, keep scrolling for sleek, straight hairstyles that just might be enough to sway you.

Margot Robbie
Straight Hairstyles: Margot Robbie

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Stick a fork in me. Margot's sleek, side-parted bob is impossibly chic. The flicked-out ends give a retro twist that I'm kind of obsessed with. 

Naomi Campbell
Straight Hairstyles: Naomi Campbell

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Long, luscious, sleek and not a hair out of place. I expect only the best from Queen Naomi. 

Zendaya
Straight Hairstyles: Zendaya

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It's rare to see Zendaya without her curls, but this centre-parted super-straight look is equally as gorgeous. 

Lucy Hale
Straight Hairstyles: Lucy Hale

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Lucy Hale's side-parted bob is giving off seriously chic Royal Tenenbaums vibes. A single hair slide is a perfect touch.

Viktoria Rader
Straight Hairstyles: Viktoria Rader

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There's no doubt that the blunt bob is having a moment right now, but the way that Viktoria's bob is shaped around the face puts this style high on my inspiration list. 

Jessica Chastain
Straight Hairstyles: Jessica Chastain

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While I'm a huge fan of a full fringe with tousled hair, Jessica Chastain's layered lob proves it works just as well with straight hair. 

Amanda Brugel
Straight Hairstyles: Amanda Brugel

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The messy ponytail has had its day—it's time for the super slicked-back pony to step into the limelight. 

Barbara Malewicz
Straight Hairstyles: Barbara Malewicz

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This slicked-back, flicked-out bob is the low maintenance hairstyle I need to add to my need-to-try list ASAP. 

Naomi Watts
Straight Hairstyles: Naomi Watts

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I bet Naomi's centre-parted blonde bob looks just as good with a loose wave as it does poker straight, but this sleek style is perfect for more formal occasions. 

Sabrina Carpenter
Straight Hairstyles: Sabrina Carpenter

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Wearing your long, blunt cut super-straight is one of the most wearable styles going. A dry oil spray will up the shine and keep flyaways in place. 

Zina Charkoplia
Straight Hairstyles: Zina Charkoplia

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There is something wonderfully simple and chic about the way that Zina has tucked her straight hair behind both ears.

Adria Arjona
Straight Hairstyles: Adria Arjona

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Adria's simple style might be poker straight, but it's still full of movement. 

Symphani Soto
Straight Hairstyles: Symphani Soto

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I love the way that the flicks at the end of this straight 'do go in different directions for that blow-dry effect.

Kaia Gerber
Straight Hairstyles: Kaia Gerber

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Kaia is the queen of the straight blunt bob, and no one is about to take her crown. 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Straight Hairstyles: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Rosie's hair might be sleek and straight, but it certainly doesn't lack volume. 

Kim Seidensticker
Straight Hairstyles: Kim Seidensticker

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I love the way that Kim accessorises her straight lob with a padded headband.

Helen-Jayne
Straight Hairstyles: Helen-Jayne

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Helen-Jayne's deep brunette hair is almost impossibly chic thanks to this simple, straight style. 

Miss Enocha
Straight Hairstyles: Miss Enocha

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Everything about this sleek bob and embellished hair slide combination is fabulous. 

Martha Hunt
Straight Hairstyles: Martha Hunt

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Martha's mid-length style is so simple. I'm annoyed that I haven't tried it before. 

Saoirse Ronan
Straight Hairstyles: Saoirse Ronan

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I wonder if Saoirse Ronan has ever had a bad hair day. Unlikely. 

Ciara
Straight Hairstyles: Ciara

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Ciara's centre-parted locks provide a standard of chic that I can only aspire to have. 

Priyanka Chopra
Straight Hairstyles: Priyanka Chopra

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While I do love Priyanka's usual tousled look, this straight style is equally beautiful.

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