17 Heavily Layered Shag Haircut Ideas for The Ultimate Tousled Look

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A layered shag haircut makes a modern, tousled style that enhances natural textures. It includes short and long layers to bring body and volume to tresses.

“It’s a true wash-and-go style,” says hair artist Kylie North from Los Angeles, CA. “Minimal styling is required because of all the movement the layers create,” she adds.

A shag cut works on most hair textures, especially wavy or curly locks. Curls spring up and create lots of volume and texture when cut short, creating a full-bodied look.

The layers don’t always have to be connected. North takes sections from the crown area to create its own layers and form an extra body. This adds more edge to the finish.

Since these layers are also cut into various lengths, it would be challenging to wear your hair up. “If your work requires your hair to be out of your face, this would demand extra styling,” North notes.

While a shag does the job on any hair texture, you must still have enough density. North explains that “with low density, the layers will only make the hair ends very sparse.”

Wanna pull off a fun and chic hairstyle? Check out these images of the most popular layered shag haircuts and hairstyles and drool over this trend!

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Natural Shag with Bangs and Layered Curls

Natural Shag with Bangs and Layered Curls
Instagram @beautiful_by_natalie

A natural shag with bangs and layered curls gives so much movement and bounce on its own! Medium shag haircuts work on every hair type. Style with heat or air dry and go!

Long Layered Shag with Thick Bangs for Round Faces

Long Layered Shag with Thick Bangs for Round Faces
Instagram @hairbyashleyfillip

A long layered shag with thick bangs for round faces helps soften the hair around the face. Long shags with layers create instant body for movement. Ask your stylist to use a razor to create a layered shaggy long haircut.

Pixie Shaggy Haircut with Messy Layers

Pixie Shaggy Haircut with Messy Layers
Instagram @samisueluvsyourhair

The pixie shaggy haircut with messy layers gives a modern twist to the pixie. Consider a layered shaggy short haircut if you love texture to play with. Use your favorite texture paste to style!

Long Shag with Feathered Curtain Bangs

Long Shag with Feathered Curtain Bangs
Instagram @hollygirldoeshair

A long shag with feathered curtain bangs is great for women who want to keep their hair long but want a modern style. Long shags give thin, fine hair natural volume and bounce. Works on every face shape. Long shaggy hairstyles for thin hair can look fuller with a round brush and blow dryer.

Related: Long hairstyles with curtain bangs.

Face-Framing Layers on a Shag for Older Ladies

Face-Framing Layers on a Shag for Older Ladies
Instagram @jomcintyrehair

Face-framing layers on a shag for older ladies give a youthful appearance. Hair softly drapes around the face and conceals any little fine lines. Shaggy hairstyles for fine hair for women over 50 are versatile for any face shape and timeless.

Voluminous, Textured Shag with Micro Bangs

Voluminous, Textured Shag with Micro Bangs
Instagram @cetana_salon

A voluminous, textured shag with micro bangs is for the woman who’s not afraid to make a statement! Anyone can rock a messy, shoulder-length shag for an edgy twist!

Pixie Shag with a Curtain Fringe for Women Over 60

Pixie Shag with a Curtain Fringe for Women Over 60
Instagram @matthewjames.hair

A pixie shag with a curtain fringe for women over 60 never goes out of style! A modern pixie that softly drapes over the face and ears styles effortlessly and compliments all face shapes. Short shaggy haircuts for women over 60 are perfect for instant style without heat styling.

Shoulder-Length Layered Shag with Bangs for Thin Hair

Shoulder-Length Layered Shag with Bangs for Thin Hair
Instagram @davidwbullen

A shoulder-length layered shag with bangs for thin hair gives a fuller appearance. Mid-length shags help give fine hair lift and create movement to the hair and versatility for styling. Consider shoulder-length hairstyles for instant lift and bounce.

Voluminous Curly Shag for Thick Hair

Voluminous Curly Shag for Thick Hair
Instagram @toni_macaroni

A voluminous curly shag for thick hair gives natural lift and ultimate bounce! Ideal for tight, thick curls that need lift and more bounce. Long shaggy hairstyles for thick hair give a youthful and playful appearance.

Wispy, Shaggy Layers with a Middle Part

Wispy, Shaggy Layers with a Middle Part
Instagram @jomcintyrehair

Wispy, shaggy layers with a middle part look great at every age and hair texture. Shags have versatile styling, too. All you need is a blow dryer and round brush to style a wavy shag haircut.

Modern Shag with Choppy Layers and Bangs

Modern Shag with Choppy Layers and Bangs
Instagram @hairbyjorgiakate

A modern shag with choppy layers and bangs works best on fine to medium texture hair for natural lift and texture. Consider mid-length textured layers for added volume.

Long ‘70s Shag Haircut with Textured Layers

Long ‘70s Shag Haircut with Textured Layers
Instagram @hairabee

Opt for a long ‘70s shag haircut with textured layers since it enhances natural wavy texture and creates shape. A shag is perfect for long hair, and layered haircuts without compromising length and stands out!

Layered Shag with Long Curtain Bangs for Square Faces

Layered Shag with Long Curtain Bangs for Square Faces
Instagram @salsalhair

A layered shag with long curtain bangs for square faces instantly softens around the face and jawline to create an oval face shape. Ask your stylist to use a razor to cut the long layers for a layered shaggy haircut.

Shaggy Bob Cut with Bangs for Curly Hair

Shaggy Bob Cut with Bangs for Curly Hair
Instagram @jaiden_edwardsandco

A shaggy bob cut with bangs for curly hair really emphasizes facial features and softens them. A layered shaggy bob haircut, adds bounce to curly texture to a modern short haircut.

Curly Blonde Shag with Piece-y Bangs

Curly Blonde Shag with Piece-y Bangs
Instagram @hairbyjessicarangiiti

Opt for a curly blonde shag with piece-y bangs that really give the hair bounce and shape. A curly shag haircut works on all hair textures that have a wave or curl pattern. Plus, they’re effortless to style.

Straight Shaggy Hairstyle with Feathered Layers

Straight Shaggy Hairstyle with Feathered Layers
Instagram @hairbyashleyfillip

Consider a straight shaggy hairstyle with feathered layers as it gives instant movement and volume to hair. Ask your stylist for a straight shag haircut and feathered shag in the front for a textured look.

Tousled Shag with Curtain Bangs

Tousled Shag with Curtain Bangs
Instagram @lauren_g.hair

A tousled shag with curtain bangs is one of the hottest trends! It’s versatile for any age and works on every hair texture. Shags with bangs are easy to style from straight to tousled waves with shag bangs, for added texture.