As mid-length curls and beachy waves have taken over the runway, we started to wonder if long, sleek hair had gone completely out of style. Then, at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards, L'Oréal brand ambassador Jennifer Lopez rocked a straight style so gorgeous that we fell in love with the look all over again.
The case for straight hair
We're used to seeing Jennifer wear her hair in high volume styles with loose waves, but, while we love her with big hair, this 'do was a welcome breath of fresh air. Whatever the occasion, a poker straight hairstyle is a great choice. It looks polished, chic and pulled together- not to mention ultra-glossy!
A word of warning
While straight styles look beautiful, excess straightening can dry out your hair. To stop your hair from getting too frazzled, prepare it with a heat protection spray before going anywhere near those straighteners. The regular use of moisturizing masks will also keep your hair getting too dry, so be sure to make time for them.
Get the look
To get Jen's straight and sleek look, follow our simple tutorial.
After washing your hair, comb out any tangles and then spray some heat protection spray (preferably one with active straightening ingredients).
Use a hairdryer to dry your hair, working in small sections and brushing the hair through with a paddle brush as you go.
Once all of the hair is dry, use your comb to create a centre parting. Then, use your straightening irons to straighten your hair. Again, for the best results, it's best to work one section at a time.
Mist some hairspray over your new do and smooth down any flyaways with the palms of your hands.
So there you have it, super straight hair from a super chic star!