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Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School Kansas CitySpice Up Your Straight Hair With These Four Styles

If you’re blessed with naturally-straight hair, you’ve probably tried every tip, trick, and beauty “hack” to achieve some added volume and texture, but let’s face it, sometimes styling straight hair can seem pointless, as it inevitably falls flat a few hours into the day. Thankfully for you, our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Kansas City, Missouri, are experts in all things hair and are detailing some of their favorite tricks for styling straight hair. Find out how to spice up your everyday look below!

Face-Framing Layers

Thick, straight hair can quickly wash out your facial features if not styled properly. To avoid a lackluster look, consider bringing out the symmetry in your facial structure by cutting some face-framing layers! Not only do layers help elongate your face when cut shorter in the front, but they can help provide added bounce and movement and give you a little bit of texture that you may have been missing out on. An easy way to dip your toes into the water is by requesting some simple curtain-style bangs that stop just above the cheekbones, gradually blending into the rest of your hair.

Versatile V-Cut

While you’ve probably seen a “V-cut” before, you may have never known the name for it! When a client requests choppy, sharp-angled layers resembling a “V” at the ends, this is known as the “V-cut.” This particular hairstyle is best suited for those with long hair, as the V-shape will remain most visible at the back and can help reduce unnecessary thickness and heaviness caused by naturally straight hair. Aside from its flattering shape, this style remains incredibly versatile and can hold different textures!

Side-Sweeping Bangs

While Gen Z has officially declared the end of the side part, a deep side part may be the perfect solution for adding some volume to your pencil-straight locks. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy in Kansas City recommend opting for side bangs if you have a round or wider face shape, as they help to add length and highlight your cheekbones. Not to mention, side bangs can be used in combination with longer, layered hair to give you more body and movement without any additional styling.

Blunt Bob

You can never go wrong with a classic bob! Because it’s universally flattering on all hair types, a blunt bob is a great solution for clients struggling to style their straight hair. Not only does a blunt cut look trendy and chic, but it will never go out of style. Request that your stylist thin out the hair in the back while cutting fewer layers toward the front of the face to relieve some of the initial bulkiness. Remember, you can go as short or long as you feel comfortable with!

Straight Styles at the Student Salon

At the student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Kansas City, students under the supervision of licensed professionals can provide you with the ideal style for your hair type! From straight to wavy to curly, we have experienced stylists ready to discuss your hair type and bring your hair goals to life. Schedule an appointment at our student salon today!


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