A shag with curtain bangs is a tousled, layered haircut with a face-framing fringe to add softness to the style. You must be comfortable with having bangs and a middle part if you are going to wear this hairstyle.
“The shag can help you with lifeless hair as it gives volume and so much movement,” says Illinois-based stylist Tori Niezabitowski. “You might be surprised at how little you need to do when styling every day. It’s also amazing for wavy and curly hair because the layers provide a nice shape,” she adds.
It’s paramount to talk to your trusted hairdresser before diving into a new look. “Ask about the tools you will need to prep your hair. Then, learn how to rejuvenate the shaggy style on days 2 and 3,” says Niezabitowski.
The most significant benefit of a versatile shag is how low-maintenance it can be.
Niezabitowski recommends a fresh trim every 6-8 weeks. Ladies with very long hair can go much longer than two months. “Adding these layers helps their hair maintain movement and reduce weight for a long period of time,” she adds.
If you love wearing your hair in a ponytail, a shag might not be your best option. Layers will only stick out and fall out around your face.
Wanna learn more about this stunning hairstyle? Check out these images to see trendy ways to wear a shag with curtain bangs!
#1: Undone Shag for Shoulder-Length, Straight Hair
Consider a shoulder-length undone shag if you have straight hair. Cutting dead ends off will give your limp hair the fullness you desire. The modern shag with curtain bangs is trendy and requires minimal styling. Use a Volumizing spray at the root to give more lift and body.
#2: Messy Shag with Center-Parted Bangs
Go for a tousled style with a messy shag with center-parted bangs. A shag cut is great to give movement and volume to your limp hair. Do not confuse curtain bangs with traditional bangs. Unlike traditional bangs, curtain bangs are such low maintenance and give your face an instant lift. In my experience, shag haircuts are great for all different hair types and are low-maintenance. Use a curling iron to add some textured messy waves for an easy modern style.
#3: Platinum Short Fluffy Shag with Bangs
#4: Cool Platinum Undone Shag
#5: Undone Texture with Curtain Fringe
Instead of straight across bangs, try an undone texture with curtain fringe. I highly recommend the Oribe texture spray if you are looking for a product. Oribe products help to encourage a tousled haircut.
#6: Effortless Jet Black Shaggy Cut
We always love the effortless jet-black shaggy cut! It’s not just for rock stars, this cut has become so versatile, you can dress it up or down. Blow dry with a round brush for maximum volume and shine. Pack a texture spray in case you need to go out for drinks after work, you can add some messy texture for a more fun look.
#7: Sexy Thick Curtain Fringe
Consider a sexy thick curtain fringe if you want to change up your hairstyle! The best way to style your curtain bang is to use a flat iron if you can. Curling your bang away from your face will give your fringe the curtain effect. Plus, it will help show off your features.
#8: Vintage Long Shag
If you love the 70’s and the 80s and have a lively personality, this vintage long shag is just screaming at you. Try to style all of the hair in front of your ears forward towards your face while it’s drying. Once your hair is 85% dry, start curving your hair outward with a round brush to form the shape you want your hair to take once it’s completely dried. If you want, you can finish off your style by curling the longer parts of your shag and using volumizing products to enhance your hair’s new natural shape.
#9: Shaggy Cut with Feathery 70s Curtain Bangs
Try a shag cut with feathery 70s curtain bangs for a fun, textured style. Easy to cover the forehead for more coverage or styled away from your face for a beautiful flow and a retro feel.
#10: Short Shaggy Wolf Cut for Thick Hair
The short shaggy wolf cut is great for thick hair. The wolf cut is the new popular term for a short, shaggy cut with bangs. The styling comes easy since the wolf cut is detailed to shape your particular face and head shape. Curtain bangs on a wolf cut add more flair to the shape of your hair around the face.
#11: Medium Shag with Soft Curls for Women Over 50
Try a medium shag with soft curls to get an effortless look. Shag cuts with curtain bangs are easily styled with or without curl products and work for any curly texture.
#12: Long Curtain Bangs on a Textured Shag
Long curtain bangs on a textured shag are a great add-on. The long curtain bangs are not only trending for long hair right now but will always work well with shag cuts. A shag cut is a heavily layered, textured look that can be tailored to your face shape and curl pattern. Always ask for recommendations for products and styling at home.
#13: Short Messy Shag for Women Over 70
For women over 70 looking for a fun and youthful cut, try a short messy shag. Textured layers that frame the face give a soft youthful appearance. The bob cut is easily styled with some texture paste to show off the messy fun style. For more texture have your stylist use a razor to rough up the ends.
#14: Long Wispy Shag with a Curtain Fringe
A long shag with a curtain fringe is the perfect cut for long hair. Shag styles can be for any woman, including ladies who want to keep the length but also incorporate layers. Adding a fringe is a great way to frame a shag as well.
Related: Vintage long shags with curtain fringe.
#15: Wavy Hair with Shaggy Layers and Bangs
Shaggy layers and bangs work perfectly for wavy hair and make styling a breeze. Make your cheekbones and eyes pop with the shaggy layers with curtain bangs. Use a volumizing spray at the root and texture spray to get tousled-looking waves.
#16: 70s Shag Style for Women Over 60
The 70s shag style for women over 60 is an empowering hairstyle ideal for long hair. It doesn’t matter if it’s colored or natural salt and pepper, it’s perfect for more hair textures as well. When your hair is quite straight you can style it in piece-y waves using a GHD soft curl tong.
#17: Medium-Length Wolf Cut with Bangs
A wolf cut with bangs allows medium-length finer hair to flow and look more full. A medium shag with curtain bangs is great for heart-shaped faces.
Related: Awesome wolf cuts for medium-length hair.
#18: Long Shag with Curtain Bangs for Women Over 40
A shag with bangs is perfect for women over 40 with long hair and can add a rocker-chic look to any woman. The shag is great for any face shape because it’s all layered and textured to suit your face shape and curl pattern. Curtain bangs and shags go hand in hand, adding shape and curves to the fringe area. A shag cut should be waved with a curl cream and finished with a texture spray to create volume.
#19: Wavy Modern Shag with a Middle Part
Hairstyles with curtain fringe are always in style and very modern. A wavy shag styled with a middle part gives all-over volume and fullness!
#20: Mid-Length Shag with Face-Framing Layers
Release some dead weight with a mid-length shag with face-framing layers. Great for naturally curly hair, a shag haircut with curtain bangs gives massive texture, body, and movement. Minimal styling is required for this low-maintenance cut.
#21: Razor Cut Shag with Middle Part Bangs
Show off your natural wavy texture with a razor cut shag with middle-part bangs. Release weight with shaggy layers to give natural waves the perfect wash and go vibe. A shag haircut with curtain fringe gives movement and perfectly frames your face for low-key styling.
#22: Winged Curtain Bangs on Shaggy, Fine Hair
Winged bangs on shaggy hair are the perfect recipe for volume and texture if you’re a fine-haired lady. Great on curly and/or fine hair, bangs can frame eyebrows and enhance features.
#23: Shaggy Bob with Shorter Layers
If you want a messy bedhead style, go for a bob with short layers. Shaggy hair looks effortless with textured ends and is easily styled with your natural wave. Short layered ends give body and movement. Use styling paste, scrunch and go.
Related: Shaggy bob with bangs hairstyle ideas.
#24: Curly Shag with Razored Layes
Go for a shag with razored layers for a sweet and sassy style. A shag hairstyle is low-maintenance and makes naturally curly hair bounce with ease. Have your stylist customize your layers to frame your face and make your facial features pop. Style with your favorite curl cream and defuser.
Related: Stunning curly shag hairstyles.
#25: Shullet with Bardot Bangs
A shullet with Bardot bangs is just a modern, shaggy mullet. A mullet shag blends the layers into the length effortlessly.