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15 Totally Shagadelic Shag Haircuts to Try Today

What makes a great shag haircut? The amazing chiseled layers, the razor-like texture, or the wild and carefree attitude? We think all of the above are necessary for a fabulous shag. Browse these sexy examples of shag haircuts and see which style suits your sassy personality best!

  • #1 The Rocker Chick Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This super long shag is totally edgy and completely wild! We love the hip “combover” styled bangs and black lowlight accents. The hair is cut up into a million layers for an extremely textured look to die for.

    Super Long Shag Haircut

    Style by Brook Deems, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Shag Haircuts

    Style by Brook Deems, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Apply your favorite styling creams to damp tresses.
    2. Use a paddle brush and a blow dryer to remove moisture from hair. Really use the brush to create a deep part and blow hair over the top of the head so it dries in a swept over style.
    3. When hair is completely dry, use a 1½-inch curling iron to grab large sections of hair and curl. Curl hair back and away from the face and don’t heat them up too long. You want the result to be soft and loose.

    Recommended Products:

    Redken Satinwear is the ultimate blow dry lotion and it makes drying time a breeze. You get silky strands faster and easier.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Square or rectangular shaped faces will be balanced out by the thick bangs in this hairstyle. There are so many layers cut into this look that thick hair is a must and wavy texture is ideal.

    Tip:

    Shag haircuts don’t always have to be styled stick straight. This wavier version of a shag still shows off the incredible layers with a soft girly touch.

  • #2 The Platinum Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This shaggy bob is very professional looking, yet has touch of fun and whimsy. The edgy layers are cut with a razor to show off that amazing shag texture. Hair is parted to the side for some nice, face-framing bangs.

    Blonde Shaggy Bob Haircut With Face Framing Bangs

    Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Apply a volume enhancing foam or light mousse to damp strands and comb through. Use the comb to part hair to the side.
    2. Grab your dryer and remove moisture from hair. Get hair close to dry, then go in with a round brush to really detail your style and roll the ends under and towards the face.
    3. Use a flat iron to smooth out any more pieces when hair is completely dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Smooth Phyto 9 Nourishing Day Cream for Dry Hair through strands for luxurious shine and polish.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    These bangs are great at complementing a longer face shape and the length of the bob is rounding and softening for more square shaped faces. Fine to thick hair that is on the straighter side is a good hair type for this hairstyle.

    Tip:

    Invest in a good flat iron to make your styling time quick and efficient. A one-inch iron that has ceramic plates is a good rule of thumb to follow when looking for one. It’s also a good idea to find one that has a temperature control. That way if you have finer hair you can lower the temperature so you won’t burn your strands.

  • #3 The Flippy Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This adorable shag shows off its layers to their full potential. The ends are flicked out and away from the face for a totally fun and flirty hairstyle.

    Flirty Layered Shag Hairstyle

    Style by Shelton’s Salon & Spa, Fort Worth, TX

    How to Style:

    1. Start with clean dry hair and grab a comb to detangle and part hair to the side.
    2. Run some protective serum through strands to keep it safe from heat.
    3. Use a flat iron to smooth out strands, then bevel the ends out and up to create that flippy result.
    4. Spray to hold.

    Recommended Products:

    Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Weightless Hairspray is amazing for spritzing on strands before curling for extra hold without the stickiness.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer and thinner faces as well as heart shaped ones would look great with the balancing horizontal lines this hairstyle displays. The best hair type is straight textured strands of medium thickness.

    Tip:

    If you can’t get your hair flipped with your flat iron, try practicing with a larger barreled curling iron.

  • #4 The Teased Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This longer version of a shag has cute side bangs that add an extra touch of style. Edgy layers are created with a razor and show off the shaggy texture. The crown is teased and then smoothed over for a little more volume.

    Long Shag Haircut With Side Bangs And Texture

    Style by Julie McClelland & Melissa Ngo, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Start with clean dry hair and part hair to the side.
    2. Apply your favorite heat-protecting product to strands.
    3. Use a flat iron and go through hair section by section to smooth hair out as flat as possible. Start at the neck and move up (dropping hair as you go) to make styling easiest.

    Recommended Products:

    Kerastase Oleo Relax is a soft serum that nourishes strands as it protects from heat.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    A round shaped face would be able to rock this shag hairstyle. Medium to thick amounts of hair that is on the straighter side is best.

    Tip:

    Add a classic bandana headband to this look to get an instant pin-up vibe. So easy!

  • #5 The Full Bang Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    We love the bangs on this adorable shag hairstyle! The layers around the face are light and playful and the thick bangs are a fun contrast. This cut us definitely unexpected and fashion forward.

    Shag Hairstyle With Thick Bangs

    Style by Rephka Darmajanti, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Start with clean, dry hair and comb bangs forward.
    2. Use your comb to create a deep zig-zag part.
    3. Grab your flat iron and run it through hair, section by section, to get a really sleek finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Pureology Super Smooth Relaxing Serum is not only great on wet hair before blowing hair dry, but it is also amazing on dry hair to protect from flat irons or to tame flyaways.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces would look great this layered style. Straight hair or hair that can be easily straightened is best on ladies who have a good amount of hair.

    Tip:

    Ask your stylist if they offer complimentary bang trims in between appointments. Forward facing bangs like these can grow into the eye-line quickly and need regular maintenance.

  • #6 The Asymmetrical Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This saucy haircut is longer on one side and tapered around the ear on the other. Tons of layers, volume and attitude are the other ingredients that make this hairstyle a success. The edgy bangs also add to the drama of this cut.

    Asymmetrical Shag Hairstyle With Edgy Bangs

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Apply a mousse to damp hair and run through from roots to tips.
    2. Use a dryer to blow hair dry and add as much volume as you can in doing so. Lift op on roots to create height and body. Use a round brush to direct hair up and over in the direction you want it to fall.
    3. Blow bangs forward and down against the forehead, then round brush them slightly to bevel ends under.
    4. Use a hair wax to enhance your style when hair is completely dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse is the most amazing volume enhancing mousse you’ll ever use.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round or heart shaped faces would be ideal for this look, especially on clients who have thin to thick, straight textured hair.

    Tip:

    Be careful and avoid limiting yourself to such a ‘one trick pony’ hairstyle. There aren’t many variations on styling this look. What you see is what you get so make sure you love what you see!

  • #7 The Sleek Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This super sleek shag really shines! Short cropped bangs are chiseled down around the entire perimeter of the face for a totally face-framing hairstyle.

    Sleek Shag Haircut With Cropped Bangs

    Style by Ogle School, Dallas, TX

    How to Style:

    1. Blow dry hair down on top of the head to create as little volume as possible. Blow dry the bangs forward and down so they dry flat, too.
    2. Become best friends with your flat iron. Use it to go through your hair, section by section, until strands are smooth as silk. Bevel the ends of hair slightly for a rounded edge.

    Recommended Products:

    Moroccan Oil Treatment is a luxurious serum that protects strands while applying heat that adds incredible shine as well.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Rounder, wider shaped faces will look thinner with the face framing layers. Medium to thick amounts of hair with a texture that can be flat ironed with ease is ideal.

    Tip:

    Start by blowing hair dry with a paddle brush when hair is damp to really smooth hair as much as possible. If you spend a little time on your blow dry, you will make your job easier when it comes to the flat ironing step.

  • #8 The Modern Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This is probably our favorite shag haircut in the bunch! This super cute hairstyle is a twist on a chin-length bob with a few shaggy layers thrown in. The shag is subtle, but just enough to give that fun and edgy texture.

    Modern Shag Haircut With Layers

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    This soft whimsical texture is created with a great blow out!

    1. Apply your favorite styling products to damp hair and comb through.
    2. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry strands with a dryer. Bevel ends under for a nice rounded finish.
    3. Use a flat iron, but only if needed when hair is completely and 100% dry.

    Recommended Products:

    S Factor Moisture Serum, Silky Smooth is great on wet or dry hair to smooth hair cuticles and creates sleek finishes. Prive Shining Weightless Amplifier is a light hair foam that adds just enough volume that won’t weigh hair down.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and heart shaped faces would rock this modern shag. Thin to medium amounts of hair on the straighter side is best.

    Tip:

    Shags are usually straight or just slightly wavy so they show off as much of that razor like texture as possible. But you can break the rules and curl your hair for a totally different look! This flexibility is great for days you don’t feel like being very shaggy.

  • #9 The Universal Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This super sweet shag is cut right at chin length and has tons of amazing layers. The long side bangs are a great addition to this fun haircut. This shag is very versatile and is great for the office, casual events or weekend parties. We love it!

    Chin Length Shag Cut With Layers And Long Side Bangs

    Style by Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Apply your best volumizing products to damp strands and comb through. Use the comb to part hair to the side and pull bangs forward.
    2. Grab your dryer and remove moisture from hair. Get hair close to dry, then go in with a round brush to really detail your style and roll ends under and towards the face.
    3. Blow dry bangs forward and when they are dry, then push them to the side to set.
    4. Use a flat iron to smooth out any more pieces when hair is completely dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Number 4 Styling Foam is a product that is vegan as well as gluten, paraben and sulfate-free! It is a great lightweight, volume-enhancing foam that is anti-humidity as well.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Practically every face shape can pull this cute style off – another reason it’s called ‘The Universal Shag’. Straight hair is always best with shag haircuts, but if you feel confident with your blow drying and flat ironing skills, then by all means try this out.

    Tip:

    Use a headband or a cute barrette to add some sparkle to your hairstyle.

  • #10 The Long Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This shag haircut is a longer version and is great for ladies who want tons of texture. The feathered layers around the face are styled in and towards the face for a more modern twist.

    Long Layered Shag Haircut With Feathered Layers

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Make sure you blow your bangs dry first so they can set correctly. Push them forward and down so they lay flat.
    2. Grab your flat iron and start straightening out your strands. Going through hair section by section is the easiest way to control hair and helps guarantee you get all the pieces. Bevel strands towards the face for a subtle flipped under result.

    Recommended Products:

    Moroccan Oil Treatment is fabulous at protecting strands from heat, it seals split ends and adds awesome shine to strands.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The layers and bangs are great for camouflage and make this style great for a wide shaped face with a long forehead. Straight strands on ladies who have lots of hair are best.

    Tip:

    Don’t be afraid to add a fuller bang to your look if you have a lot of hair. Thin bangs can make your whole hair fullness look thin and straggly.

  • #11 The Edgy Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This shag is cut above the shoulders with tons of volume enhancing layers cut at the crown and face-framing layers cut around the front. Long side bangs help frame the face even more and the thick chunky color panels make this overall look extremely edgy.

    Edgy Shag Hairstyle With Layers And Long Side Bangs

    Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Edgy Shag Hairstyle With Layers Side View

    Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. You’ll use a blow dryer and a medium-sized round brush to create this style.
    2. Using the brush, concentrate on rolling hair out around the bottom and under at the top. Rolling it out at the bottom creates a flip and under on the top creates volume.
    3. Roll the bangs forward when drying so they lay nicely towards the face.
    4. When hair is completely dry, detail your work with a flat iron if necessary.
    5. Finish off your look with your favorite texturizing hair products.

    Recommended Products:

    Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo is amazing at adding texture and grit to your strands while absorbing oil and adding volume.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and heart shaped faces would look cute with this edgy shag. Medium amounts of hair that is straight or slightly wavy would work best.

    Tip:

    You don’t have to wait until day two to use dry shampoo. Use it on the first day as more of a styling aid to add grit and texture to your style.

  • #12 The Soft Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This haircut is more of a whisper when it comes to a shag, but nonetheless those textured ends are there. We love how soft this haircut looks with the sweet side bangs and tousled texture. It’s a very feminine and fun look.

    Soft Textured Shag Hairstyle With Side Bangs

    Style by Emily Volk

    How to Style:

    1. This soft textured shag is awesome because it requires minimal styling. Use a paddle brush to blow strands dry and smooth. The paddle brush will help keep hair straight and soft.
    2. Avoid using a flat iron as it slightly changes the soft texture you just created. Let strands be product-free for a soft and natural finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Prive Flash Brilliance is a fantastic shine spray to protect strands from heat and the mist is great for fine hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces would be complemented well by this chin-layered hairstyle. Fine hair would be a good candidate because the ends aren’t totally razored out so hair still looks full and not straggly. Straight or wavy hair is the best hair type for this look.

    Tip:

    The healthier your hair is, the more soft and shiny looking it will be. Invest in good hair products to keep your strands in tip-top shape.

  • #13 The Midnight Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This dark colored shag has fun, wispy layers cut throughout the hairstyle. The part is just off of center and layers are cut starting at the cheekbones. Layers are kept around the face only for a more thick and full result.

    Dark Shag With Wispy Layers

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Blow hair dry with a medium-sized round brush to really give hair volume and shape. Concentrate on rolling hair under for that flipped in effect.
    2. When hair is completely dry, use a flat iron to smooth out any pieces of hair that need it and tease the crown if you want to add a little more volume.
    3. Spritz your favorite finishing product to polish off your look.

    Recommended Products:

    Prive Texturizing Spray is a spray wax that helps define layers and show off shape without weighing your hair down.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This haircut is really slimming for most face shapes because of the chiseled layers around the face. Fine to coarse textured hair that is on the straighter side is best on girls with thin to thick amounts of hair.

    Tip:

    Usually light colored eyes look best with lighter shades of brown and blondes, so a really dark shade like the one shown here gives a really striking and dramatic result.

  • #14 The Shaggy Bob

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This long bob is cut above the shoulders and slightly angled up to a shorter length in the back. Layers are added around the jaw line for movement and shape. Shorter pieces are razored around the face for that fun, shaggy texture.

    Long Angled Bob With Texture

    Style by Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair. Part hair just off of center and brush hair out.
    2. Disperse your favorite heat-protecting product throughout hair.
    3. Use a flat iron to go through strands, section by section, and make hair smooth.

    Recommended Products:

    Bed Head Control Freak Serum smoothes out the most unruly of hair strands.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round, heart or square shaped faces would look great with this cut. Fine to medium amounts of hair that can be smoothed out easily would work well.

    Tip:

    If you have fine hair and are worried about having your hair cut with a razor, ask your stylist to point-cut the ends of your hair to create a similar shaggy texture.

  • #15 The Flirt

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This fun and flirty shag is a long pixie with tons of amazing texture. The entire haircut is created with a razor so the result is an extremely pieced-out effect. Hair is left longer at the nape and around the jawline for a softer, more girly touch.

    Long Pixie Shag With Texture

    Style by Benita Edwards

    How to Style:

    1. Use your fingers to arrange hair in the direction you want it to lay. Push the bangs forward and the sides down.
    2. Blow hair dry in the direction you want it to lay. Pointing the air down the hair shaft also helps minimize frizz.
    3. Use a flat iron if you need to when hair is completely dry.
    4. Run a pomade or hair paste through strands to define layers.

    Recommended Products:

    Redken Rewind is a flexible hair paste that helps define and show off your amazing shaggy texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Square or rectangular faces would look great with this hairstyle. The soft edges help balance out a square face and the bangs help balance out a longer face shape. Straight hair texture with a subtle wave is ideal. Fine hair tends to look slightly straggly when cut with a razor, so be careful.

    Tip:

    Change it up! Rough up your hair even more for a totally wild look. Or, use a gel to slick hair back for a more fashion forward style.

    Is one of these shag haircuts the right look for you? It’s so fun to see how they come in all different shades and varying lengths. Mix and match different elements to create a custom shag to fit your style.