A long shag with curtain bangs is a multi-layered cut with a middle part fringe that frames your face. If you want added shape and texture to your long tresses but don’t want to lose length, keep reading.
Hairstylist Ellie of Orlando, FL assures us that a long shaggy cut offers various perks to women.
One of the benefits is being versatile to most textures, from straight to curly hair. It also promises a low-maintenance style and a beautiful grow-out.
The downside of this look concerns fine-haired ladies as their tresses may look “stringy.” Ellie suggests a textured face frame with longer layers in the back to keep fullness.
When choosing the right cut, consider your personal preference and lifestyle.
Do you pull all your hair up often? Then, a longer face frame or bangs would be more suitable.
Do you like to see lots of movement and texture in your locks? This will feel very different if you’ve always had a blunt or one-length cut. Initially, you can opt for a curtain fringe that hits your cheekbone or lips.
This fringe is what Ellie refers to as the “gateway bangs.” She explains, “The length is still long enough to push out of the face and grow into framing layers.”
Having layers and weight removal can let your natural hair texture breathe and move freely. Here are the photos of the best and hottest ideas to rock long shags with curtain bangs!
#1: Side Curtain Bangs and Long Shaggy Layers
If you are thinking of trying a shag style, but want to maintain your length, then consider side curtain bangs and long shaggy layers. If you have curly or wavy hair, use a curl-defining cream or sea salt spray to amplify the natural texture when styling. Be sure to ask your stylist if a rich golden copper color would complement your skin tone.
#2: Carved Out Shag with Curtain Fringe
If you prefer a precision cut, try a carved-out shag with a curtain fringe. The layered parts increase the hair’s body and the parted fringe lends a softer look to the face. Enhance your hair with a spray to add texture and emphasize its shape.
#3: Ash Brown Long Shag with Fringe
An ash-brown long shag with fringe is a great option for those seeking a low-maintenance haircut. This cut works best for those with textured hair, as the layers in the shag provide volume and depth to the hair. The curtain fringe complements face shapes of different types. To style, I recommend air-drying the hair to avoid heat damage. Remember to use a texturizing spray or paste to create a messy, effortless look.
#4: Long, Thick Shaggy Cut with Fringe
Ladies with thick hair looking for a fresh new cut should consider a long, thick shaggy cut with fringe. This cut will add volume and texture while maintaining length. The beauty of this cut is that it works for all hair types. The key is removing weight from the sides without losing length. This ensures the hair falls into loose, shaggy layers. To style, start with wet hair and use a volumizing mousse to show off the layers and movement. This cut is versatile, and you can style it however you prefer.
#5: Face-Framing Long Shag with Crown Layers
A face-framing long shag with crown layers is a great way to add volume to your long hair! It’s helpful to ask for shorter layers on top and face-framing so you can really get the shag effect. Curl your hair and brush it out to get that gorgeous shaggy volume.
#6: Shag Cut with Curtain Bangs for Women Over 40
Try a shag cut with curtain bangs if you’re a woman over 40. Shags work well with almost all hair types and textures and typically grow out well for a low-maintenance haircut. Don’t be afraid to try a curtain bang. You will be surprised that with the right length designed for your face shape, you can highlight your best features.
#7: Long Shag with Choppy Layers for Thick Hair
A long shag haircut with curtain bangs is the perfect hairstyle for your thick hair. You can have all the length and all the layers if you choose to wear the long shag. It’s edgy and considerably lighter.
#8: Soft Shag with Loose Waves and Face Frame
The soft shag with loose waves is a fantastic option if your long, slightly wavy hair is lacking movement. You can wear this long style in a ponytail leaving the soft curtain bangs to frame your face, which makes it perfect for wide faces.
#9: Long Layered Shag with Curtain Bangs
Consider a long layered shag with curtain bangs if you want to frame your face while maintaining significant length. Center parted curtain bangs highlight your eyes, and blend into symmetrical layers that cascade around your cheekbones. Style with a 1.25-inch barrel curling iron or wider if you’re looking for a tousled wave.
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#10: Wavy Shag Cut with ’70s Curtain Bangs
A wavy shag cut with 70’s curtain bangs is a gorgeous long hairstyle that is ideal if your hair has a wavy texture and fine to medium density. The curtain 70’s-inspired bangs and face frame make it suitable for all face shapes, so go for it even if your face is rounder. Style with a diffuser if you want a more defined wave or let air dry for a more natural texture.
#11: Multi-Layered Textured Shag with Curtain Bangs
The multi-layered textured shag with curtain bangs is your go-to, long-layered hairstyle if you want to keep your hair long but at the same time, you want volume and texture. If you need to have your layers choppier, remember to ask your cutter to use a razor instead of scissors.
#12: Feathered Curtain Bangs on Long Shagged Hair
Feathered curtain bangs on long shagged hair are perfect for women wanting to keep length while adding a lot of textured layering. Curtain bangs on long hair is a soft and face-framing hairdo, great for enhancing features.
#13: Wispy Shag with Long Curtain Bangs for Thin Hair
The wispy shag with long curtain bangs is a fabulous option if you have thin hair. The short choppy layers of the trendy shaggy cut will give you volume, and the curtain fringe will create the perfect face frame for your long hair.
#14: Messy Shaggy Layers and a Curtain Fringe
If you have long and wavy hair, pair curtain bangs with shaggy layers for a messy hairstyle. A shag with bangs is trendy and low-maintenance. Consult your hairdresser for some lighter pieces on the lengths and ends if you want more dimension. Scrunch your towel-dried hair with mousse and diffuse.
#15: Wispy Bangs and Jagged Layers on Tousled Shaggy Hair
A shaggy tousled cut with jagged layers and wispy bangs has a lot of layers throughout that will create a beautiful shape. Plus, it works well with thick, curly hair textures. A long haircut with bottleneck wispy bangs will look great on pear and square face shapes.
#16: Long Curly Shag with Curtain Bangs
A long curly shag with curtain bangs is an effortless look full of texture. Girls with natural curls can rock this hairstyle by using curl-setting products and a diffuser to make your curls bounce!
#17: Straight Shag with Face-Framing Bangs and Layers
Try a straight shag with face-framing bangs and layers if you want to add life to your long hair. A long shag cut with curtain bangs will remove bulk and add texture and volume. Your friends will be jealous of your new look!
#18: Middle Part Shag with Razored Layers for Fine Hair
A middle part shag with razored layers for fine hair is perfect if you want an edgy yet soft style. By keeping a long cut, many layers can be added throughout for volume and shape.
#19: Long Modern Shag with Shorter Layers
For women with fine hair, try a long modern shag with shorter layers. Short layers will give your fine hair more lift for a fuller-looking appearance. Add curtain bangs on long shaggy hair to break up the long length around your face to give your face a lift. Curtain bangs are easy maintenance and blend right in with all the shaggy layers. Add some curls to get more body and look ready for the day.
#20: Fluffy Razor Cut Shag with a Curtain Fringe
#21: Face-Framing Feathered Layers for Square Faces
Consider face-framing feathered layers if you have a square face. You would love a long shag with curtain bangs if you want a change from your normal long hair and are looking for an easy style that won’t sacrifice much of the length. Women with a square face shape will find this cut to be extremely flattering because the bangs and layering around the face soften the angular jawline.
#22: Long Textured Layers with Curtain Bangs
Want a low-maintenance cut, try long textured layers with curtain bangs. Textured layers bring softness and movement to long, lifeless hair. You will get more body and volume with all the shaggy layers for fuller-looking locks. A shag hairstyle is customizable so it can easily be worn on many different hair types and textures. Add a low-maintenance curtain bang to frame your face and add a touch of softness.