15 Hottest Shaggy Bob Haircuts to Copy

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A shaggy bob is a haircut that is created using the razor cut technique to add choppy ends and textured layers that can be asymmetrical or blunt. Since the shag’s conception in the ’70s, the organic cut has withstood time and kept on evolving to its modern and chicer versions. Take, for example, how Kilo Kish, Taylor Swift, Anna Faris, and Lana Candor never looked so electrifying and classy until they displayed their lived-in, undone shaggy bob hairstyles!

Celebrated Texas-based hairdresser and Salon Bugatti owner Chris Jones has mastered the art of all things shaggy and messy – from wavy and curly strands to straight bobs and A-line cuts, he’s demonstrated that #shorthairgoals can easily be pulled off with a perfectly imperfect bob shag cut.

The epitome of low maintenance – this is also a top reason why the shaggy bob trend is adored by many. With a bit amount of styling products and fewer wash days, the shag bob can be made alive with all the movement that comes with texture and layers without effort! Textured bob for the win!

Are you still slightly doubting whether to go for this flattering cut? Today, I’ll show you the most popular ways to cut a shaggy bob this year. You’ll be out on your way to the salon in no time!

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A Perfect Shaggy Bob for Fine Hair

Shaggy Bob for Fine Hair
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The best way to complement a shaggy bob cut for fine hair is by adding bangs and texture. Ask your hairstylist to layer your hair at the tips for volume. (See more bobs for fine hair here). This hairstyle is great for women with short hair.

The Ideal Shaggy Bob for Curly Hair

For Curly Hair
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The texture of this shaggy bob is up to a maximum, with curls and layers arranged in a disorderly manner. Thin haired women could really use this trick to boost the body for their head.

The Shaggy Angled Bob

Shaggy Angled Bob
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An angular cut bob already boosts volume and body. The very tussled arrangement helps give a popping look that is especially famous for women in their 20’s. Angles on a shaggy bob create an illusion of movement and framing.

The Best Shaggy Bob for Thick Hair

Shaggy Bob for Thick Hair
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The best shaggy bob haircut for thick hair features lots of long and short layers to take out some weight. For styling, part it in the middle to elevate the gradual waves that show your thick mane. Once done, it’s a guaranteed head-turner for sure.

Inverted Bob Shag

Inverted Shaggy Bob
Instagram @rochellegoldenhairstylist

The inverted bob shag has lots of layering in the back. If you’re going for the most modern hairstyle, this is it. To style, loosely comb with your fingers the loose hair from the back to the front to have a more unkempt look for texture and style.

The Choppy Shaggy Bob

Choppy Shaggy Bob
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A shaggy choppy bob is a great way to get a more casual and feathered look. Add a sea salt spray throughout the hair to enhance it’s new texture. Round face shapes will love this short bob with choppy layers.

The Shag Bob for a Round Face

Shaggy Bob for a Round Face
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A shaggy bob for a round face has face-framing bangs and sides that are textured and tapered. This helps make your face appear narrower. The center-parted bangs all cut the curved areas, giving more angles that are well-balanced.

The Shaggy Lob Cut

Long Shaggy Bob
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Long bobs are in right now for any age. Sea salt spray can be used to achieve this beach wave look while the messy bangs add subtle texture to your soft facial features.

The Short Shaggy Bob with Bangs

Shaggy Bob with Bangs
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Q&A with style creator, Sarah Markel
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Craft Salon in Royal Oak, MI

How would you describe this look?b

This is short shaggy bob with bangs is a French bob cut to accentuate natural texture. My favorite thing is that you can truly let your hair just air dry.

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Any advice for someone considering it?

This short bob cut into a shag works well on longer and oval face shapes. It works well for women with short curly hair or wavy hair. This can be cut on thick and fine hair. It’s a perfect cut for someone who likes to return to the salon every eight weeks or so.

Layered Bob Shag

Q&A with style creator, Candace Ellersick
Cosmetologist / Makeup Artist @ Lavish Salon in Spokane, WA


How would you describe this look?

This layered shaggy bob hairstyle is versatile because at shoulder-length, you can wear it up or down, and curled or straight.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great haircut for women who want a low maintenance style. You can throw this shaggy bob up if you’re not styling that day but also wear it down and put some easy beach waves to dress it up!

Short and Shaggy Pixie Bob

Short and Shaggy
Instagram @wendycuts_hair

Q&A with style creator, Wendy Newsome
Hairstylist @ David James Salons / Ceremony Salon in San Francisco, CA / Portland, OR


How would you describe this look?

This is is a shaggy pixie bob with baby bangs that will give you an unapologetic look that makes a statement. It has lots of texture and softness even though it’s short and graphic. Round layers with over-directed edges are cut with the straight razor and then refined with shears.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This shaggy bob is for women who are young-at-heart, but the bangs can be customized to suit different face shapes and to soften or bolden the look. I’d recommend it for fine to medium textures ideally, but for thicker textures or curls, one should expect a bit more volume, which can be fun! It’s an easy day to day shape to style. Just use a bit of hair balm or leave-in and a salt spray with little to no blow-drying.

The Medium-Length Shag

Medium Length Cut
Instagram @ashleytmariee

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Marie
Hair Stylist @ Ashley Marie Hair in Charlotte, NC


How would you describe this look?

This medium-length shaggy bob style is effortless for the girl who wants to wake up and go. If you have natural texture, the cut allows for air drying with a spritz of sea salt to enhance the separation in your waves.

Also, it’s the perfect way to grow out that short cut without ever having that awkward length. We maintain style while having movement and volume and embracing the flips in the hair when it reaches the shoulders.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re considering bangs for your shaggy bob, ask your hairstylist which length/style/shape is right for your face. It adds that extra flair to a short, simple look. You can dress it up or dress it down. A lot of people are worried about having the bob they had as a child, but with the right bangs, it gives it maturity and elegance.

The Mid-Length Shag Bob

Mid Length Shag
Instagram @phatlyzn

Q&A with style creator, Phat Ly
Hairdresser @ Limon Salon in San Jose, CA


How would you describe this look?

The mid-length shag bob haircut is a modern shag with layers, texture, and bangs.

What I like about this cut is that it has a strong feature out the line of a bob haircut. The layers and texture bring out the modern, edgy, lived-in, and undone look, giving the haircut more young energy and the feel of freedom.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The shaggy bob haircut is all about simplistic and edgy combinations. This cut and style can fit on wavy to straight hair. For fine hair, the layers can add more body and movements and create volume throughout. For short, thicker hair, the inner layers can remove weight, adding more spaces, so the hair can move with lightness and movement.

A shaggy bob haircut is great for every woman. It can be worn as a simple classic for everyday, wash and go casual, or adding polish blowout, finishing with some touch of flat iron for a more formal or office setting. It also can be wear for events, going out on the weekends, parties. Adding some style needs hot tools like a curling iron, and finishing with some texturizing hairspray will help bring out the modern edge and style.

The Chin-Length Shaggy Bob

Chin-Length Cut
Instagram @kreeepykylie

Q&A with style creator, Kylie North
Apprentice Hair Stylist @ The Hair Loft LTD in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look?

This chin-length shag bob provides movement and texture with short layers.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This short hair cut would be best for women with a higher hair density and some sort of wave or curl pattern.

If you have straighter hair, it would require more styling to give your hair body.

The Shaggy Shoulder-Length Bob

Shoulder Length Cut
Instagram @tythehairguy

Q&A with style creator, Jason Irwin
Hair Stylist @ Tribeca Salons in Tampa, FL


How would you describe this look?

This is a beautiful shoulder-length bob with shaggy layers. My favorite part was formulating the copper balayage I used!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I always recommend a custom color conditioner to keep reds vibrant or, at minimum, color-safe shampoo and conditioner. Minimal washing will also help keep the color vibrant. This long bob works best for women with a natural curl, wave, or those who are willing to put in the extra time to style it. If not, then understand it may look a little boxy when worn straight.