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Katie Holmes Long Straight Formal Hairstyle - Dark Chocolate Brunette Hair Color

Added: 27 May 2016
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★


These long locks have been center-parted and blow dried for a sleek and straight finish. Best suited to medium and thick hair, this hairstyle works best on naturally straight locks and will need regular trims to get rid of split ends.

Katie Holmes is flaunting her thick locks here in a sleek straight ‘do that compliments her heart shaped face shape nicely. The sharp center part highlights her symmetrical facial features and shows off her high cheekbones. Katie’s naturally thick tresses look their best in longer ‘dos like the one seen here, and when worn straight, has a shiny, glossy finish. This style is easy to achieve with the right styling tools and can be worn day or night—just dress it up or down with makeup as needed.

Katie’s color is also looking fabulous here and works well with her warm complexion and green eyes. Having an olive skin tone with warm golden undertones, she looks best in brown, black and blonde hair shades that have a golden base to them. Here, Katie has gone for a rich chocolate brown that is full or warm tones to highlight her green eyes and complexion.

Hairstyle Type


Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Forehead Height


30 minutes
Use styling wax to piece out the layered ends for more definition.
Blow Dryer and Straightening Iron

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Styling Steps

1. Part the Middle


Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your nose and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even middle part. A middle part is a great way to make small, round face shapes appear longer and thinner.

2. Use a Paddle Brush


A paddle brush is used for detangling the hair and can be used to smooth out straight hair when blow-drying or styling. It is a must have for every household.

3. Blow-dry Using a Paddle Brush


Working in sections starting from the back, place the paddle brush close to the roots and drag it through the strands slowly, taking care not to overheat your hair. Once dry, continue to a new section, completing the back, the sides and then the top section last of all.

4. Use a Straightening Iron


When straightening your hair, first make sure that your hair is completely dry. Then, section your hair off starting from the back/nape using a comb. Straighten your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the ends using your comb as your guide. Make sure not to leave the straightening iron in one spot for more than 3 seconds. For more information about straightening techniques click here.

5. Apply Smoothing Shine


Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

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