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10 Most Popular Straight Hairstyles in 2016

This year has seen a lot of highly popular hairstyles for straight hair. Some of them are fairly new, but some of them, like double braids, have resurfaced from the past to see even greater popularity with celebrities like Kim Kardashian sporting them often.  It’s no secret that many of us may want to recreate these styles on our own hair, so in no particular order, here’s a list of 10 of the most popular straight hairstyles for 2016.

1. The blunt bob

The blunt cut bob has seen a lot of popularity in recent years, but Kylie Jenner skyrocketed it to popularity in 2016. The short, chic style gives an air of elegance while maintaining simplicity, and is a favourite for many celebrities recently.

2. The asymmetrical lob

The lob is a long version of its cousin, the bob. The asymmetrical lob has an uneven mirrored length, with one side being longer than the other. This unusual asymmetry creates a style that is eye-catching and more daring than the typical bob, and just as chic.

3. Curled layers

A beautiful twist on normal straight layers, curled layers are perfect for almost any occasion. A wedding, a party – even if you’re in the mood to jazz it up for school! Curled layers add a touch of sophistication to your style, so whether you’re dressed formally or in jeans and a tee, you’ll look super glam!

4. The messy fringe

If you’re looking for a short, chic style that has the same length as a short bob but is a bit more grunge, a messy fringe is the style for you. It’s super cute, and its simple messiness gives a stylishly rugged look to a casual outfit, or even laidback simplicity for a more formal ‘fit.

5. The top knot bun

A top knot bun is a new twist on a high bun that takes it to the extreme. Sitting directly on top of the head, the top bun stands out for a simple style that catches as much attention as an intricate one. It can be messy for a cute, playful look, or sleek and neat for a more polished effect. Either way, the top knot bun is a favourite for many girls as it is easy, striking and goes with almost any look.

6. The half-up, half-down top knot

The top knot is a stunner all by itself, but this top knot and half-down combo is a new twist that’s extremely popular among some of the most popular Instagrammers today. It’s unusual, and that’s what makes it so appealing. You’re sure to get a lot of stares while wearing this killer style, so be prepared! This style is definitely for the more bold and daring girls who rock their looks unapologetically and with confidence.

7. The messy bun

The messy bun is another of those styles that have become a classic for straight hair. It takes almost no effort and time to get that perfectly messy look that’s laid-back, cute and extremely alluring. This style is a go to for more casual events like school, the mall, or even just some errands. You’ll be in a casual environment, but you’ll be looking extra cute while doing so! Even if you have a more formal occasion and need a hairstyle, a messy bun can be the perfect finishing touch to your look.

8. The pixie cut

Willing to go super-short, even shorter than a bob? Want something bold that shows your confident nature? A pixie cut is perfect! This style has always been popular, and is still going strong as one of the most-worn styles in 2016. Empire star Grace Gealey rocks hers with poise!

9. The messy ponytail

The messy ponytail follows the messy bun in its simple but stylish appeal. Paired with sunglasses, a bandana, a headband or just left in its bare glory, the messy pony has been (and will continue to be) a favourite for straight-haired girls. It’s great for a more casual look, whether it’s shorts and a tank or a bomber jacket and skinny jeans.

10. The double braid

The humble double braid look has been transformed into a stylish trend that is the trademark look for 2016. Instagrammers and celebrities everywhere are sporting these double braids in different braiding patterns – whether it’s french braids, dutch braids or cornrows, as the pictures show respectively, double braids have taken over the social media world as probably the most popular look of 2016.

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