A long shag with bangs is a multi-layered haircut with a fringe to frame or create symmetry to the face.
Canada-based stylist Melissa Rose adores how easy-styling and low-maintenance this chop is. “You can wear it with your natural wave or curl it with an iron for a tousled beachy effect,” she states.
One thing to consider before getting a shag is your lifestyle. This includes the amount of time you’re willing to put into styling.
During the consultation, bring photo inspiration. The model must have a similar hair type and texture as you, though, so keep that in mind.
When going for long shags, talk to your stylist about the look you want to achieve. Ask about the maintenance and get some styling techniques.
“Be open to purchasing products like a texture spray to maximize its full potential. A little product and effort go a long way with this cut,” Rose points out.
Despite this shag being a wash-and-wear cut, understand that bangs are a commitment. They need trims no longer than every 4 weeks to keep the length and shape. Opt for longer bangs or layers if you haven’t tried a fringe before and are nervous about this huge change.
Women with finer and pin-straight hair must avoid a long shag. Rose explains, “Adding lots of layers and texture in this hair type can make it look thinner than it is.”
Behold the hair trend that never goes out of style. Check out these photos of the most popular long shag with bangs hairstyle ideas that you must try!
#1: Long Shag with Fringe for Fine Hair
A long shag with fringe is a great way to add body to your fine hair. By adding some textured bangs and face framing layers, you will create some serious volume. Finish your hair with some volume spray and you’re ready for the day!
#2: Funky Long Razor Cut with Curtain Fringe
#3: Extra Long Shag with Middle Part Bangs
Trending now is the extra long shag with middle part bangs. A long shag is perfect for extra thick hair. The short to long layers help break up the thickness and create a gorgeous shape. The middle part bangs create a nice curtain bang that blends with the short layers. Styling can be done by using texture cream and air drying, or a few added curls. The best shags are not over-styled or overdone.
#4: Jet Black Shag with Wispy Fringe
A shag with fringe gives the feel of a rich and sultry look. The silhouette appears full in density while allowing movement in the layers. Best worn on wavy to curly textures to create a chic, low-maintenance style. Kristen Ess, an accessible hair care brand, has a collection of air drying, and styling aids that are great for creating a lived-in texture.
#5: Wavy Layered Hair with a Fringe for Thick Hair
Let’s say you want to be trendy, but are scared to go full shave. Wavy layered hair with fringe for thick hair ladies can be styled shaggier but not necessarily cut shaggy. Varying length layers can achieve this long shag with bangs if styled correctly.
#6: Soft Shag Haircut with Thin Bangs
Shaggy haircuts are one of the most popular trends right now and there are many different styles. A modern shag haircut with thin bangs is the most versatile, easily maintained, and styled option. It suits many face shapes and all hair types.
#7: Long Shaggy Layers with Blunt Bangs
A trendy hairstyle with long shaggy layers and blunt bangs is an ideal option for ladies who want to draw attention to their eyes. The bangs sit just on or below the eyebrows and longest hair reaches the lower back. The shaggy layers frame delicately the face, giving it an oval shape.
#8: Shaggy Bangs on Long Layered Hair
Shaggy bangs on long layered hair are absolutely stunning for finer hair types. A shag style helps create volume while maintaining your length.
Related: Heavily layered shag haircut ideas.
#9: Long Tousled Shag Cut
Shaggy cuts have an endless array of possibilities. A long tousled shag cut is great for fine-to-medium hair textures. The short layers allow for more volume which gives the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.
#10: Razored Shag Haircut
When it comes to long shags and cuts with fringe, a razored shag haircut is an edgy and super trendy hairstyle that suits women with round face shapes. The choppy face-framing bangs and short razored layers create volume at the crown area which elongates the face. Style with a soft curl tong by GHD, spray with hairspray, and mess it up with fingers.
#11: Low-Maintenance Shag with a Face Frame
A shag haircut on long hair doesn’t have to be recut often to still look great. A great, low-maintenance shag with face-framing consists of just enough layers to create the “shag” look but grows out seamlessly.
#12: Multi-Layered Cut with Middle Part Bangs
Often time, when you hear “shaggy haircuts” you think super short layers but that’s not always the case. A multi-layered cut with middle part bangs is just a shaggier option than long layers. Shaggy haircuts can be customized to suit your liking.
#13: Long-Length Wolf Shag for Women Over 40
A long-length wolf shag for women over 40 paired with brow-length bangs is trendy, youthful, and stylish. A long shag with fringe can be styled on many face shapes and hair types, ask your stylist how shaggy your layers should be to suit your needs.
#14: Very Long Modern Shag with Wispy Bangs
Shaggy hairstyles don’t have to be short. A very long modern shag with wispy bangs allows you to keep your length but adds the illusion of fuller hair.
#15: Wavy Shag with Face-Framing Bangs
A wavy shag with face-framing bangs is an effortless long haircut perfect for naturally wavy long hair. Like all cuts with bangs, the long wavy shag looks great when put in a ponytail or a bun, and a few wispy pieces and the fringe create a soft face frame.
#16: Long Shaggy Hair with Beach Waves
Long shaggy hair with beach waves is a beautiful hairstyle for any occasion. Long shag hair has many options, it can be dressed up or down and look great on many face shapes.
#17: Long Blonde Shag with Long Bangs
A blonde shag with long bangs is a go-to haircut for ladies who like to keep their hair long, but also want volume and movement. The shag on long hair suits almost all face shapes and hair textures and is extremely versatile and easy to wear and style.
#18: Long-Length Shaggy Mullet with Heavy Bangs
The long-length mullet with heavy bangs is a hybrid hairdo, that incorporates a longer mullet and a shaggy haircut. It’s a brilliant option for thick wavy hair which needs a lot of weight taken out in order to make it easier to manage. Use a deep moisturizing mask like Pureology Strength Cure Restorative Masque.
#19: Shagged Haircut with Short Bangs for Thin Hair
The shagged haircut with short bangs is a bold and fashionable hairstyle with fringe, great for ladies with thin hair who want to be noticed. It’s very low-maintenance and grows out beautifully. This is the ideal long style if you want to visit the salon just once a year.
#20: 70s Shag with Soft Layers and Bangs
A 70s shag with soft layers and bangs is the long hairstyle that made a triumphant come back. It’s an effortless and undone-looking hairstyle ideal for women who want versatility. If your hair is on the thick side your stylist can razor out a lot of weight making it more manageable.
#21: Straight Wispy Shag with Curtain Bangs
The straight wispy shag haircut with curtain bangs is a fabulous option for ladies with long flat hair who want it to look more textured. The short shaggy layers can be cut with a feather razor to make them even wispier. When it comes to the curtain fringe the razor should be the weapon of choice for extra volume and lightness in your long shag.
#22: Curly Shag with Feathered Bangs on Women Over 50
The curly shag with feathered bangs is absolutely spot on for women over 50 with a round face shape. The shag haircut enhances the volume on top of the head and less on the sides which creates the illusion of a longer face. Scrunch the towel-dried curls with some mousse and oil and diffuse.
#23: Textured, Choppy Layers on Long Hair
What is not to love about textured, choppy layers on a long hairstyle. Combining a long shag haircut with bangs will give you a style that suits absolutely every face shape. Spray some texturizing hair spray or dry shampoo for that second-day-messy hair.
#24: Messy Shaggy Hair with a Fringe
The messy shaggy hair with a fringe is a versatile hairstyle that is super easy to wear and maintain. Long shag hairstyles are suitable for most face shapes and hair types, adding texture and volume to flat straight hair. Ask your stylist for some highlights around the face to accentuate your features, like eyes or cheekbones, and add dimension.
#25: Wavy Textured Haircut with a Shaggy Fringe
A hairstyle with bangs, styled with waves or curls, tousled for volume is a beautiful wavy shaggy style. A wavy textured haircut with a shaggy fringe is the newest trend and suits many face shapes.
#26: Shaggy Hair with Disconnected Layers
Shaggy hair with disconnected layers has endless possibilities. Shag hairstyles pair well with fringe or curtain bangs creating a fuller and more voluminous look.
#27: Long Natural Curls with Bangs
Long natural curls shaped into a shaggy long cut with bangs is a good way to tame unruly curly hair. The hairstyle will be at its shaggiest form when rough-dried quickly, but when blow-dried smooth, it almost doesn’t look like a shag. Make sure you let your stylist know if you are going to wear your naturally curly hair straight, which will change the way the haircut is executed.
Related: See more curly shaggy cuts.