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10 Lovely Long Shag Hairstyle Ideas For You To Try

Welcome to your new favorite haircut! The charm and versatility of the SHAG is unparalleled. Epitomized brilliantly in the heyday of the 70’s by the likes of Joan Jett, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger and Jane Fonda.

A bit controversial in appearance; the long shag is neither a mullet nor a long-layered ‘do. Its subtle complexity is aptly attributed to its rock-n-roll and revolution sensibility.

With both a ‘long & short’ appeal, this unisex style heralded equality, while it’s progressive, unkempt look also reflected a shift in political, cultural and social reform.

The Shag’s disconnected profile offered a radical departure from the constraints of static geometric hair shapes. The best expression presented by the refined silhouette of the Sassoon Bob.

Women liberated from the wash-and-set lifestyle in the 60’s were now ushering in a new era of hair fashion. Despite their distinctions, these cuts share key elements contributing to style success.

Each displays special emphasis on essential factors: purpose, proportion, balance, structure and execution. The Shag simply dramatized these factors resulting in a new expression of attitude.

This set the stage for the hairdressing world to adapt traditional aspects and redefined sound structure through controlled chaos. Its impact continues to be undeniable.

Here are a few modern ways to translate the Shag.

1. Red Rock West

This mod-rock shag merges the best aspects of these styles. With a strong, heavy fringe juxtaposed by disconnected layers; this cut is spot on!

Red Shag Haircut with Bangs

Red Shag Haircut with Bangs and Blonde Highlights

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for square or round faces and works best on medium to thick, coarse hair.

Tip:

Use a light spray wax to enhance the separation of layers.

2. Blondie Love

Shattered layers offer versatility to thick yet fine-haired blondes.  Promoting movement within a defined shape that easily collapses to create a modern, sleek look.

Blonde Casual Layered Shag Cut

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for long, diamond or square-shaped faces and works best on medium to thick, fine hair.

Tip:

Use a sea-salt texturizing spray to promote movement in fine hair.

3. Shake It Honey

This wavy look is the epitome of modern cool.  This style can be worn a variety of ways for a look that never goes out of fashion.

Long Brown Shag Cut With Curls and Bangs

Long Brown Shag Style with Long Bangs and Highlights

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for oval, diamond or heart-shaped faces and is perfect for mildly-textured medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Use a light, volumizing mousse for an added body boost.

4. Cherry Bomb

Berry ringlets and short baby bangs accent longer layers. Cute and edgy meet for a rockin’ look with feminine charm

Black Shag Cut with Red Highlights

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for heart, diamond or oval-shaped faces and is best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Use a curl-enhancing cream or gel to keep layers controlled and defined

5. Strawberry Fields

Thick locks get the rock star treatment with perfectly proportioned layers that enhance movement while controlling volume. A great style alternative to simply ‘thinning out’ dense hair.

Long Brunette Shag Cut

Long Brunette Shag Cut with Light Highlights

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for diamond, square or long-shaped faces and is best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add soft waves for a relaxed style that won’t fall flat.

6. Shag-a-delic Sandy

Subtle, disconnected layering creates great volume and multi-dimensional harmony. This style enhances natural waves by releasing weight in all the right places.

Brunette Shag with Smooth Bangs and Blonde Highlights

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for heart, diamond or round-shaped faces and is best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Creative coloring plays up this carefree cut.

7. Glam Gal

A side-swept fringe and pretty curls easily take your look from the office to a night out on the town. Wear it sleek with a full fringe for a stronger effect.

Long Brunette Highlighted Shag with Highlights

Long Brunette Highlighted Shag with Highlights

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for round, diamond or heart-shaped faces and works well on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Use a large barrel curling iron to create soft, voluminous curls.

8. Easy, Breezy Babe

A center-part and long feathered layers create an easy style for the no-nonsense rocker at-heart. Add volume to the crown layers with a bit of backcombing.

Long Blonde Shag Cut

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for diamond or heart-shaped faces and works best on medium to fine hair.

Tip:

Use a straightening iron to create a feathered-effect on the face-framing layers.

9. Red Revolution

Soft, piecey layers delicately frame the face for a elegant take on this look. Perfect for those who prefer a classic style.

Long Smooth Brunette Shag Cut

Long Brunette Smooth Shag Cut with Highlights

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for long, round or heart-shaped faces and works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Use a large round brush when blow-drying and set with a light hairspray.

10. Rock-It Queen

This black-laquered babe rocks full-on fringe with shattered, face-framing layers in a mid-length style that’s sleek and sexy.  This chic look displays a powerful, cool attitude that graciously commands attention.

Smooth Black Shag Cut

Smooth Black Shag Cut with Long Bangs

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut is ideal for long, round or diamond-shaped faces and works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Use a straightening iron and a shine spray for a polished finish.

It’s easy to see why the Shag haircut is unique. With superb versatility that’s apparent and perfectly suited for a variety of hair types and textures. This cut offers a great option when transitioning from a short cut to a long hairstyle.

It’s a fantastic mid-length style for fine hair and if you have trouble growing your hair long. Wear it big and crazy or simply sleek and join the hair revolution!