Ask a Hairstylist: What Are the Best Cuts for Stick-Straight Hair?

Ever wish you had your own personal hairstylist at your beck and call, ready to offer expertise on all your pressing hair dilemmas? We did, too, hence our Ask a Hairstylist series featuring celebrity hair guru Mark Townsend. (He’s responsible for the Olsens’ iconic tresses; coifs their younger sister, Elizabeth; and styles the strands of Dakota Johnson, Shay Mitchell, and others. Oh, and he’s Dove’s celebrity hair pro.) In this series, Townsend offers up the next best thing to a 24/7 hairstylist: a seasoned pro willing to answer all your burning (not literally… we hope) hair questions. For this month’s column, we posed him a question: What are the best types of haircuts for those of us with fine, stick-straight hair?

The grass is always greener on the other side—and that old adage is never truer than when it comes to hair texture. Wavy-haired girls envy the tresses of straight-haired women, and straight-haired ladies would kill for some of that curl pattern. The key is finding the perfect cut for your texture. You’d be surprised how the right snip can take you from dull, lifeless hair to off-duty-model tresses. Keep scrolling to see my tips!

Want to know the best cuts for girls who hate styling? Townsend can help with that, too.