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Did you know that out of all the hair types that you possibly know of, brunette or brown is the thickest? That’s’ right, and comparing the average number of hair on their head, brunettes are believed to have around 100,000 strands of hair while redheads have about 80,000.
Brown is also apparently the most common hair color found all over the world, with the exception of Finland and Sweden where just 20 percent of the entire population is believed to have brunette hair.
The Story behind Brunet and Brunette
Interestingly, even hair colors have gender specific diminutives where Brunet and Brunette stems from the French ‘brun’ which literally means brown, as a way of saying “brown haired”.
Brun was also originally used as a means to refer to dark complexion since brunettes naturally have dark-colored hair. While brunette now include both men and women, the male form “brunet” is rarely used in today’s time.
The phenomenon behind gender-specific words for hair color and masculine and feminine variations simply occur due to the same double standards that are associated between hair color, female sexuality, and personality characteristics, particularly in the case of blondes.
On a more amusing note though, it is said that a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair that was dark brown in color was sold for or $11,905 in 2007. Crazy, isn’t it?
Straight Brunette Hairstyles for Women
If you have gorgeous straight and brunette hair, and are looking for ways to style them, below is our gallery featuring a variety of stunning hairstyle ideas for you to take inspiration from.
This is a classic example of a straight brunette hairstyle with healthy locks of hair flowing down on both sides and a poof in the front. This kind of style gives the hair great volume and structure.
This is an absolutely gorgeous hairstyle with a side parting and more than half of the hair thrown over to the left side. If you have thick and voluminous hair, this style is perfect for you.
If you have a knack for experimenting with your hair, try this hairstyle. It is a very unique style with middle parted bangs and thick sections of long, gorgeous hair on both sides of the face.
For all those people who prefer to do something very basic and low-key with their hair, this style is going to suit them the best. It is a very simple straight hairstyle with a middle parting and half the face covered with hair on both sides of the face.
This is a beautiful hairstyle with a side parting that has been extended more than usual from the left side, in a way that the hair covers more than half the face from the other side.
If you don’t like super-straight hair, try this hairstyle which is also very straight but it has been cut into subtle layers that give the hair a wavy look from the top. It also has a neat side parting, giving the face a much-angled look.
This is another classic hairstyle with super straight and sleek hair that has been gathered together on both sides. It also has very neatly cut straight fringes in the front, making it look really cute and funky.
Another hairstyle with fringes, however, this one has very thick straight fringes that end right above the eyebrows, continuing into long, straight hair that gracefully fall over both shoulders.
This is a super voluminous straight hairstyle with a side parting that appears to cover half the face from one side and have been let loose from the other side.
This is a mix of straight and wavy with half a middle parting and super straight hair till mid length, followed by slightly curled-wavy hair, giving it a gorgeous finish. This hairstyle is perfect for parties and evening dinners.
This is a truly dazzling and dramatic-looking hairstyle with a simple middle parting, but with one exception. The hair seems to have been styled in a way that it doesn’t stick flat to the face but is super bouncy, voluminous and appear to flow in an outward direction.
This hairstyle has a certain edginess to it and is also quite unique. It has a side parting and half the hair has been pulled together from one side while on the other half; the remaining hair has been thrown towards the back.
This has to be one of the most distinctive-looking hairstyles out there in which all the hair has been pulled to one side with a side parting. Towards the end, the hair seems to have been parted in small sections, giving it a very clean, crisp texture.
This is a classic, funky brunette angled bob with thick fringe-bangs in the front. The hair is super voluminous from the back and appears to be a little poofed up, giving the hair a very modern, trendy touch.
If you love short hair that is not too short but is still super stylish, this is the hairstyle for you. It is a shoulder-length hairstyle with classic side bangs in the front and the hair has been styled in a way that it moves inwards, towards the face than outwards and away.
If bold and daring is your style, you ought to get this hairstyle. Trendy and classy best describe this style which looks like a Mohawk, except that all the top hair has been brought towards the front of the face in a V-shape. The hair also seems to have been cut in layers, giving it a slight volume and texture.
This is another gorgeous brunette bob with a side parting and equal length from both sides. The hair has been back-combed from the top that makes it look slightly thick and voluminous.
With sleek, straight and equal length bangs in the front and all the remaining hair been thrown towards the back, this hairstyle is just stunning and is perfect for anyone with a fairly small face.
This is the famous and beautiful Mila Kunis rocking her side-swept straight hairstyle with super sleek and straight hair, giving it some edge and texture.
If you love celebrity hair goals, you will simply love this simple and low-key straight hairstyle by Natalie Portman. The hair has simply been thrown backward with a sleek side parting. Perhaps, if you wish to show off those pretty dangling earrings, this hairstyle is certainly meant for you!
Alexandra Daddario at ”Burying The Ex’ photocall during the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2014, in Venice.
Kristen Stewart, Twilight’s superstar has definitely given bold and loud hair goals to all the girls and women out there. She flawlessly dons this uber-chic and stylish hairstyle that is basically a bob but all the hair has been gelled towards the back. This is an excellent choice for chiseled and sharp facial features.
While you may have loved Sandra Bullock in her excellent movie “The Proposal”, you will love her even more for this gorgeous straight brunette hairstyle of hers. It is nothing but a clean and classy long bob with a very sharp middle parting. The hair appears to have been styled slightly inwards, towards the face. Beautiful and modern are two words that best describe this hairstyle.
Scarlett Johansson wore a simple floral dress with her straight medium-length bob hairstyle with highlights at the premiere of LISA PICARD IS FAMOUS on August 15, 2001, in New York City.
Halle Berry kept it casual and simple with a blouse and jeans outfit at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards in UCLA Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA on April 02, 2005. She paired this with a long and straight highlighted hairstyle with side-swept bangs.
On October 2, 2009, Beyonce Knowles wore a blue ruffled dress along with a sleek straight side-parted hairstyle at Billboard’s Women in Music Brunch, The Pierre Hotel, New York, NY.
Angelina Jolie wore a big brown tan jacket with her long and loose silky straight hair with highlights at the Los Angeles Premiere of “Beowulf” held at the Westwood Village Theater in Westwood, California, the United States on November 5, 2007.
On September 7, 2016, actress Natalie Portman attended the photocall for ‘Jackie’ during the 73rd Venice Film Festival. She was quite lovely in her floral blouse that she paired with a loose and highlighted shoulder-length hairstyle with highlights.
A young Vanessa Anne Hudgens attended the “Thunderbirds” Premiere held at the Universal Studios Cinemas in Universal City, California on July 24, 2004. She was lovely in her blue outfit to pair with her medium-length straight hair incorporated with a flower on the side.
On July 31, 2016, Actress Jessica Alba wore a simple yet charming black dress with her medium-length and straight brown hairstyle that is loose and highlighted at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
This “New Girl” star has certainly been giving ‘new’ hair goals to all girls and women, especially with this super adorable and regal-looking bob that seems to have come right out of the Victorian era. The hair has been curled inwards and has a subtle side parting with long bangs covering half the forehead.
The gorgeous Anne Hathaway isn’t just beautiful but also super fashionable. She is totally rocking this super short bob that is almost chin-length and has a soft parting in the middle. From one side a lock of hair in the front has been given a slightly look to give the hair more volume and texture.
Jessica Biel looks like an absolute diva with her super-stylish straight, brunette hairstyle. This hairstyle has long individual locks of hair that aren’t too straight or sleek but sport a messier look. The addition of angled bangs in the front gives it a super chic touch that looks very trendy and modish.
Emily Blunt has certainly always been a fan-favorite, but more so because of her stunning hairstyles. This is her super chic and classy long bob with a parting in the middle and the hair has been swept slightly away from the face on both sides. The addition of subtle lowlights to her brunette hair simply elevates the look, making it even prettier.
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We hope you found some inspiration for your straight, brunette style, whether you’re looking to style your hair or are planning on a cut.
Works with many styles and types
It goes without saying that this style is very common given brunette is one of the most popular hair colors. As you can see in the above gallery there are many different options including:
Layers: straight with layers is always a great look, but more so for certain face shapes such as a square or round face shape.
Bob: bobs are medium-length straight cuts and are very much in style. Go for layers or no layers.
Bangs: With straight hair, you can opt for many types of bangs options.
Thick or fine hair: Whether you have thick or fine hair, this combination can work, although different styles may be better than others depending on the exact thickness or degree of fine your hair is.
Does straight hair work for older women with brunette hair?
Yes, but usually it’s on the shorter side such as a bob, especially a layered bob. Older women tend to incorporate plenty of layering in their hair to add body and volume.
Just the beginning point
Chances are if you have straight brunette hair, you’ll definitely want to incorporate additional styling to it because it’s not exactly very precise. Our gallery is broad and includes many ideas and that’s the point… to give you plenty of examples.
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