Get the Look: Straight Hair is Back!

03/13/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Judging by the long, pin-straight hair that ruled the Oscar red carpet — Reese, Gwyneth and Nicole — we’re all going to be spending a lot of time juggling our hairdryers and round brushes. To speed up the process and avoid arm fatigue, use a lightweight hairdryer that works in half the time, like the T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight Dryer, $200. To achieve Nicole Kidman’s sleek ‘do, stylist Chris McMillan applied Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum, $34, before and after blow-drying to fight frizz and add shine. And to ensure her hair was perfectly straight, McMillan finished it up with a FHI flatiron, $110. He called the final look “simple and elegant, with clean lines to accent the silhouette of her dress.” If you plan on using dryers and irons on a regular basis and want to maintain the health of your hair, be sure to use products that protect hair from heat and apply a deep conditioning treatment or mask on a weekly basis.

If you can’t afford the same products the stars use, here are a few that are hair and wallet friendly.

1. T-Studio Collection by Remington Active Ion, Tourmaline & Ceramic Flat Iron, $40 at

2. Conair ION Shine Double Ionic Turbo Styler, $33 at

3. John Frieda Reinforce Strengthening Triple Creme Masque, $5.00 at

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Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Nicole Kidman
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JB on

I love straight hair.

Millie Sinclair on

Straight hair has always been in and will never be out-

NIght on

Straight hair is back? I didn’t know it was ever out!

Frab on

Seriously- when did straight hair EVER go out of style?

Heather S. on

Sad! I just decided to stop straightening my hair after almost two years. Straight hair looks better when it’s healthy, but a flat iron can really fry your hair!

Elda on

straight!!! but to be honest she looks great in any hair style, just look at those blue eyes!!

Dawn on

Haha I don’t need to spend any money on straight hair how cool.

astoreri on

Her hair does look great, but all I see when I look at that picture is EYEBROWS.

Can someone tell me why Nicole Kidman always has her eyebrows like a million shades darker than her hair??? It looks so silly, she has blonde blonde hair and dark redish brown eyebrows!! I have very dark brown hair naturally and I swear my eyebrows aren’t even that dark.

KC on

“Straight Hair is Back” Where did it go in the first place? Straight hair has always been here, same for curly, and wavy and all aren’t going anywhere.

j on

straight never went anywhere!

Dawn on

Dark eyebrows bring out her blue eyes. Also look closely at that hair people cand we say extensions?

MAy on

When did straight hair ever go out of style? Hasn’t she had straight hair for like the last couple of years now, or maybe even longer? What the hell is wrong with these people? Straight hair, hmmm I straighten my hair everday, so have I been out style? Can someone please answer my questions, because I am confused. I’ll stop writing now!!!

AnnieM on

She looks fab!

Ashley on

I love her hair! I agree with everyone else that straight hair is not something that really went out of style….but I’m glad it is “back” nonetheless. I have to use an iron to straighten my hair as well, and I must recommend anything Jon Freida – all products that I have used have been amazing!! But has anyone seen the “beach blonde” sea salt leave-in conditioner lately??? I have been looking everywhere for it – great for summer!!

PS on

Nicole is classy and she has style.

BC on

yes her eye brows bother me to dark….I like straight hair but I like the loose curls too.

Julie on

What I want to know is when frizzy, uncontrollable, fly-away will be “in”? Give us girls with near impossible hair a chance to look stylish too! ;-)

Carly on

I have one of the T-Studio flatirons, and it is very high quality. It works just as well as a professional Paul Mitchell flatiron (about $130) that I also use. I was quite impressed. And yes, where have some of you been? Loose, wavy bedhead-type hair has been the “in” style for the past couple years. Think of Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Simpson. Straightening one’s hair doesn’t have to be terribly damaging. You really need a quality ceramic or tourmaline flat iron – NOT something cheap from a discount store, because those will fry your hair. A quality iron will seal your cuticle, which will protect your hair from humidity and make it sleek and shiny. Higher-quality irons are made with higher quality metals that are less damaging to the hair, also.
Nicole’s eyebrows are probably darkened because she’s so fair-skinned. Her eyebrows are naturally a very light shade, and makeup artists most likely darkened them so they’d show up in photos and on camera.

rachel b. on

YAY! I have a flat-iron to straighten out my hair. Luv it! All straight here is goregous and womanly in my book.

tracey on

astoreri or whatever, the reason nicole looks like that is because her hair is died and her eyebrows ARE the natural color of her hair, the color they should be which IS reddish auburn or strawberry blonde, whatever you prefer to call it. like the color she had her hair in moulin rouge, for instance.

Sonya on

She looks scarey! Her makeup and skin tone looks like crap.

Night on

Botox gone bad. ANd I never noticed the eyebrows till I read these posts. They give her a creepy look. I used to think she was beautiful. What happened?

enigma on

Thank you Sonya, I thought I was the only one who found her WICKED SCARY LOOKING!!! There is something very wrong with the shaping/coloring of her eyebrows (they just don’t work with the shape/color of her face) and the choice of blonde in her hair doesn’t work either. She needs a make-over…to look pretty not scary!

The ONLY time Nicole Kidman was TRULY PRETTY was back in the early 1990’s in the film “Far and Away” before she became tainted by Hollywood. She had beautiful strawberry blonde hair, a nice roundness to her face, and her eyebrows were natural…..since then she’s just become progressively SCARIER LOOKING!!! I can see why she played the part of a witch in “Bewitched”……AAAHHHH!!!!!!

Please, no offense to those who find her “beautiful”!?!?!?
I just don’t see it at all!!

Alyssa on

So many hairstyles have came in and out: the afro, crimped hair, even curly, but never straight. But nicloe does look a little scary- her eyes look bloodshot.


I just saw todays photo of Nicole. She is frightening. Why has she done this to herself. A once gorgeous woman has turned herself into a hideous monster that if scary to look at. ..botox….lip injections….how can a doctor do this…aren’t doctors supposed to first and foremost.”DO NO HARM”…Look what they have done to this woman..she needs help with her self image….stat.

Kendra on

I think Nicole Kidman is stunning. I love her straight hair, and I don’t think it ever really went out of style, but for a while, everyone was doing their hair with a tousled, just-got-back-from-the-beach look.

Bookgirl1994 on

OMG!!! Her eyebrows are just shouting “look at me, im monsterous!!!” She needs help, fast!!! Her hair is fine but her eyebrows are just, well, i dont even know the right words to describe something so needy of attention!!! Im only 13, shouldnt she be my role model? Well, i think she is the role model of that monster that used to live under my bed!!! OMG!!!

jasmine on

i was just wondering if anybody could give me some tips on how to get really straight hair…im mixed{black and white} and i have really curly hair…i want it like a white girl…where she can put it in a bun on the top of her head and it still looks cute…i brought a CHI flatiron which was about $135…my hair is straight but its not shiny…what products should i be using…serioulsy…i need help!!!….

Jasmine on

Straight hair sucks! It’s so plain. 1980s big hair is better than that.

aurora on

Hmmmm…this photo isn’t perfect but with her age she looks amazing!!!

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