33 Greatest Long Shag Haircuts to Try in 2018

Welcome to your new favorite look – the long shag haircut! The charm and versatility of the shag is unparalleled. Epitomized brilliantly in the heyday of the 70’s by the likes of Joan Jett, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger and Jane Fonda. A bit controversial in appearance; the long shag is neither a mullet nor a long-layered ‘do. Its subtle complexity is aptly attributed to its rock-n-roll and revolution sensibility.

With both a ‘long & short’ appeal, this unisex style heralded equality, while it’s progressive, unkempt look also reflected a shift in political, cultural and social reform. The Shag’s disconnected profile offered a radical departure from the constraints of static geometric hair shapes.

The best expression presented by the refined silhouette of the Sassoon Bob. Women liberated from the wash-and-set lifestyle in the 60’s were now ushering in a new era of hair fashion. Despite their distinctions, these cuts share key elements contributing to style success. Each displays a special emphasis on essential factors: purpose, proportion, balance, structure, and execution. The Shag simply dramatized these factors resulting in a new expression of attitude. This set the stage for the hairdressing world to adapt traditional aspects and redefined sound structure through controlled chaos. Its impact continues to be undeniable.

It’s easy to see why the shag haircut for long is unique. With a superb versatility that’s apparent and perfectly suited for a variety of hair types and textures. This cut offers a great option when transitioning from a pretty short haircut to a lovely long hairstyle. It’s a fantastic style for fine hair and if you have trouble growing your hair long. Wear it big and crazy or simply sleek and join the hair revolution!

Here are a few modern ways to translate the shag.

Dark Cherry Long Shag with Bangs

Dark Cherry Long Shag with Bangs
Instagram @amberlyrhair

These dimensional long shag painted with a sweet dark cherry and orange undertones elevates the modern shag a step further. This shade is perfect for skin types with warm undertones, while the thick cut with flawless fringe is best for oval or oblong face.

Strawberry Blonde Shag for Thick Hair

Strawberry Blonde Shag for Thick Hair
Instagram @emmatrottierhair

A brilliant modern take on the timeless shag is this sweet strawberry blonde hair. Remember to use the best color-safe products to keep the hair vibrant and shiny under any kind of lighting.

Long Shaggy Layers for Thick Hair

Long Shaggy Layers for Thick Hair
Instagram @michelle.sun.shine

This super fiery hot modern shag is so on-point with its layers and straight-cut fringe that adds movement and texture all over your hair and works well in opening up your pretty facial features and eyes. Let’s not miss this beautifully done vibrant red hue that suits her pale skin and cool undertone.

Long Shaggy Hairstyle for Round Faces

Long shaggy hairstyle for round faces
Instagram @ofhairandhide

Shags has been around for a really long time and we never stop loving it. Adding some bangs would not just fill in the space if you have a long rounded face but also give you that edgy factor.

Long Choppy Style with Long Curtain Bangs

Long choppy style with long curtain bangs
Instagram @youcoulduseahaircut

Curtain bangs are an adorable way to brighten up your square face and bring the attention towards your eyes. Those trendy long blonde beach waves also do their work perfectly by providing texture and movement to this look.

Long Curly Shag with Bangs

Long curly shag with bangs
Instagram @mikaylaperkshai

You can always try an effortless shag cut like this if you don’t wanna let go of your dreamy natural curls. Just be really dedicated in moisturizing those pretty locks to keep your hair healthy all the time.

Long Shag for Straight Hair

Long shag for straight hair
Instagram @celine_piquette

The coolest modern shag to rock today is this standout long and straight layered cut hair. The hot red base and those babylights are definitely worth the high maintenance when you get a super edgy look like this in return.

Long Curly Blonde Shag with Bangs

Long curly blonde shag with bangs
Instagram @timm.morrison

Go naturally blonde and style with a fringe and lots of layers to get a super textured wash-and-go look. It’s super low maintenance when you go natural all the way with your color and hair type.

Long Shag for Thin Hair

Long shag for thin hair
Instagram @maverickwestsalon

Fresh long layers are always so flattering on smooth thin hair making it look light yet dimensional. A side fringe is also a really stylish and easy way to complete this look.

Long Shaggy Bob with Blonde Ombre

Long shaggy bob with blonde ombre
Instagram @zoey_virtuesalon

A thin yet textured shaggy lob complements wide faces like hers. The blonde ombre on those gorgeous layers lightens up the face and gives you a radiant vibe.

Long Red Shag Haircut With Bangs

Long Red Shag Haircut With Bangs
Instagram @hairstorystudio

Take your long hair to the next level with a vibrant red hue and shaggy layers for days.

Long Jagged Cut With Baby Bangs

Long Jagged Cut With Baby Bangs
Instagram @edenfabbs

If the comeback shag isn’t quite risky enough for you, add a pair of super short razored bangs and a dark hue to amp up the edge factor.

Blunt Long Shag

Blunt long shag
Instagram @salsalhair

Blunt cut ends and handpainted hues make this shaggy haircut super feminine and oh so trendy.

Cute Center Part Shag

Cute Center Part Shag
Instagram @sodadasalon

Q&A with style creator, Solange Sarria
Founder @ Sodada Salon in Miami, FL

How would you describe this look?

I call this look a heavily layered romantic shag that is layered enough to remove weight but not too much to go into mullet territory!

Great for people with really thick, coarse hair who are looking for lightness and flow. I love that it compliments natural wave patterns of the hair for a wash and go styling routine.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you enjoy letting your hair do its thing with little to no effort, this is the style for you. All you need is some curl cream evenly finger-combed throughout all your locks and allow to air dry without touching! I tell my clients to stay away from mirrors, as obsessively interrupting the setting process will frizz and fluff their hair.

This style is suitable for all face shapes and people with thick, coarse, and medium density hair. Thin density hair should steer clear unless they like fashion mullets and scene hair.

Long Shaggy Hair with Shattered Layers

Q&A with style creator, TeriAnne Kemnitz
Founder / Master Hairstylist @ Style Color Groom in Austin, TX


How would you describe this look?

There is nothing I love more than, soft, effortless, wash-and-go hair like this.

Sarah’s texture for this cut is perfect. I used a mixture of techniques to achieve the look: both razor and shear cutting along with hand drying techniques. She also came in looking for a new fringe. A heavy, piecey fringe just brushing her eyebrows pulls this 70’s bohemian look together along with her simple, soft balayage. Both the cut and color are meant to look “lived in.”

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a very wearable look for everyone. If you are looking for effortless hair, I really recommend something like this soft, up to date shag. If you are short on time in the morning and you’re seeking that “lived in” look, something like this style/color will work for you.

Don’t be afraid to bring out the texture and body of your hair, and embrace your wave/curls! Using the right products can also help you achieve this look. I love Hairstory New Wash and Hair Balm, as these products were meant to be used for wash and go, lived in looks!

Shagged Choppy Cut

Q&A with style creator, Collin Martin-Sark
National Educator @ Hattori Hanzo Shears in Ft. Wayne, IN


How would you describe this look?

During the consultation, she mentioned that she loved her long hair but her daily schedule did not permit the time necessary to do her hair on a daily basis. I immediately imagined a long shag with shorter fringe that would bring out her face shape and accentuate her eyes.

The great thing about a shag cut correctly is its effortlessness. When you want to, or has time to, put the extra effort into your hair, it will look amazing. Equally, it will look just as amazing air dried. Fringe, on the other hand, should be determined by the face shape, eyebrows, and eye shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you have very long layers or even a solid haircut, discuss with your stylist the commitment of having so many layers and the possibility of some of those layers being very short.

How thick or thin their hair is naturally would definitely be one of the determining factors of how it would look as well. The beautiful thing about a shag is it looks great on most natural textures of hair. Especially curly hair. I feel like curly-haired clients struggle with profile shape of most haircuts they receive. They usually end up with triangular or bell shapes.

A shag allows you to have much more suitable, attractive shapes and manageability. Products are very based on texture as well. For someone with straight or slightly wavy hair, I love to use sea salt spray.

For heavy waves and curls, I prefer to use products that will help maintain shape, provide a bit of shine and manage frizz. Mousses have come a long way from what they used to be. And of course, topping any texture of hair off with a bit of finishing spray never hurts for a look that bends to last through long days.

Disheveled Long Wavy Layers

Q&A with style creator, Sondra Williams
Hairstylist @ Grove Salon in Albany, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a stylish, lived-in shag, with lots of layers and internal texture. A few of my favorite things about this haircut is first and foremost its 70’s appeal.

This cut is extremely low maintenance and with all of the texture, it’s sure to give you some good mileage in between salon visits. When doing this cut I first go through it with a razor to strategically carve out some weight and create airiness that will live in between the layers (this is where you get your mileage).

This technique also helps to encourage volume throughout the crown as well as bring out your natural texture and wave. I then use my scissors to point cut the perimeter and layers – making sure everything is really fluid and blended.

There’s nothing worse than shelf-like layers! Lastly, I love that we worked with my client’s natural texture and wave pattern to create a haircut that shows it off rather than fighting with it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is really suitable for almost anyone who wants a little more edge or style but without all the work! It works best on hair that has some wave or curls to it.

It can definitely be done on straighter hair but requires more styling work. The best thing about this cut is the minimal amount of effort needed to make it look good.

I would suggest using a leave-in conditioner or cream (Shu Uemura Wonder Worker or Kerastase L’incroyable Blow Dry Cream) post-shower and using a wide tooth comb or your fingers to gently comb through your hair. The less you brush your hair after washing it, the better for the wave/curl pattern.

Lastly, I’d scrunch the hair, add in your choice of curl product – here I used Kaze Wave mousse by Shu Uemura. A good sea salt spray like R+Co’s Rockaway or Sail would work great too.

After applying the product I typically use a diffuser for only a few minutes to achieve volume and set the wave pattern then just let the rest air dry.

Honestly the less you fuss the better. *Optional* Once dry throw in some Cotton Uzu or your choice of a styling cream/wax to tame any flyaways and show off your layers!

Center Part Choppy Shag

Center part choppy shag
Instagram @nohairpicss

Q&A with style creator, Kaylee
Color Specialist @ Chromatique in Bellevue, WA


How would you describe this look?

This look is very versatile. You can either be boho glam and use everyone’s favorite Dry by Oribe and do a beach wave look or use R+Co Badlands Styling Paste and make it very Patti Smith edgy.

When it comes to cut and color, I tend to do it based off of feeling rather than being technical.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Bangs are a huge commitment. I can’t begin to tell you how many times clients want them and regret them. Either they thought they’d adjust themselves (they don’t) or think they are low maintenance (they aren’t). I myself love them, but I’ve tried and know they just don’t work for my face. I have a small forehead and it’s a little rounder.

Shaggy Locks with Wavy Hair

Shaggy locks with wavy hair
Instagram @jameyonmelrose

Q&A with style creator, Jamey Meyers
Senior Stylist @ Stag Hair Parlor in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look?

It’s a textured, effortless, beach hair. Think air dried after swimming in the ocean.

The best thing about this cut is that it is meant to embrace one’s natural wave/curl. It’s not for those who enjoy a more polished look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Although very little styling is required, styling products are a must! I love salt spray on finer textures (Davines salt spray) and a texturing cream on thicker hair (Davines invisible serum.)

On some curlier textures, a little blow drying in front helps smooth out the fringe. But the rest can be air dried and be worn as wild and free as possible! This look is flattering on all face shapes and great for women with little time for styling.

Shag with Blonde Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Mary Jane Serrano
Senior Creative Director & Educator @ Vanis Salon and Day Spa in Schererville, IN


How would you describe this look?

This is a lived in, effortless shag. The razored ends give it softness and create that perfect “grown in” look that everyone loves. The layers are cut shorter in the crown and kept longer around the face to keep it modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut would be easiest for people with naturally wavy hair. Just add a dab of curl cream, (Aveda Be Curly curl enhancer) and a sea salt spray (Aveda texture tonic) then air dry or diffuse.

However, it could also work on straight hair by adding a few loose flat iron curls, then tousle and piece out.

Modern Shag with Wispy Bangs

Modern Shag with Wispy Bangs
Instagram @bam_balayage

Q&A with style creator, Beth Laffin
Designer @ YOU Salon in Ellicott City, MD


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a conservative twist on the modern shag. I love the texture and fringe of this look. It creates so much body and interest without compromising the length.

It also allows the wearer a chance to keep their hair looking spunky and stylish even when pulled back. The average pony has a bit more interest with the piecey framing around the face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut adds tons of movement to long hair and allows for a lot of versatility when styling. It is a great option for someone with wavy or straight hair and medium hair texture and density. It is also great for someone who wants a full bang without being fully committed because the length of the fringe allows it to be swept to the side.

The products used for this cut are fairly minimal because you want to keep the shape looking airy and textured, not overly weighed down. This style is great for balancing out a long face or camouflaging a large forehead, however, I think this look can work on almost any face shape by just altering where the fringe lives!

Razor Cut Shag

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Stipdonk
Master Hairstylist @ Pomme Salon in Kelowna, BC


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a modern shag meets cowgirl/Brigitte Bardot. She is FIRE!

What I love most about this razor cut are all the cute and sexy bits that are carved and personalized around her face. It gives her hair movement and flexibility. This hair will look great in an easy, swept-up messy bun with all the fringe left out.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Most of the layering is done around the face and crown, so it is really suitable for every hair type. Most hair types, even with very little natural curl, will find that because of the texture created with the razor, they will have movement and wave.

This look is very versatile and can be worn with natural, air-dried texture, or blown out with volume in the crown and curled with an iron. The best products to use for a natural air dry are a saltwater spray for gritty, bodifying texture and a curl cream through the ends. For blow drying and hot tools, use volumizers at the roots and heat protectors for the mid-lengths and ends.

Whether you spend two minutes or 20 minutes on this style, you are going to look FIERCE.

Long Shaggy Layers with Curtain Bangs

Long Shaggy Layers with Curtain Bangs
Instagram @nelsonstylist

Q&A with style creator, Nelson Aguiar
Master Hairstylist @ Brennen Demelo Studio in Toronto, ON


How would you describe this look?

I would consider this haircut to be a modern-day shag. Modern-day shags are less about cutting a ton of layers super short, and more about cutting enough of a visible layer and a textured layer. This makes the haircut move, take shape, and be easily manipulated. I usually add a curtain bang for a softer look as well.

I love how there is flow to this cut. Even the straightest of hair textures can be cut in a way that can create sway and wave.

For example, when water is poured onto a table the water doesn’t drip directly from the edge of the table. It hugs the edge of the table, curling around it before it drips. When longer hair is draped over shorter hair, the longer hair will bend around the shorter hair to create the start of a wave. This is vital to creating movement in a modern-day shag.

Creating this look is insanely satisfying because it allows the client to understand that with the right haircut, your hair can come to life!

Any advice for someone considering it?

With a modern-day shag, you can really manipulate how the layers and face-framing fringe sit around the face, making it easily suitable for many face shapes. Take your stylist’s advice with the length and amount of fringe. This important because they know how your hair lives and how they can cut it so that you have the most control.

Clients should understand that thinking of their hair feeling smooth and silky will not benefit this style. Having some grit to the hair helps hold the style, wave, and texture. Looks like this are easily achievable with Bumble and bumble Texture Cream, or a combination of Bumble and bumble Prep Spray with their Don’t Blow It cream. The sea salt spray works well also.

Once you have the product in your hair, take large sections of your hair, twist the section over and over, then slightly pull apart the section to create an easy wave. You can also take a large barrel curling iron and wrap a few pieces in different directions to create more texture.

Ultimately, this haircut can look great with very little maintenance but can look amazing with a little more effort. This haircut is meant to be done with the hair’s natural falling place kept in mind. Cut hair where it lives and you’ll always love the result.

Face Framing Blunt Shag

Face Framing Blunt Shag
Instagram @_missmarilyn

Q&A with style creator, Marilyn Lizardo
Stylist @ Bomane Salon in Beverly Hills, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as the modern day shag. I love the way it frames the face. The technique in the layering gives it movement and body.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I always consider how my client does or doesn’t style their hair. The more effortless the style is, the better and easier it is for my client! When considering a fringe and face-framing layering, I look at my client’s facial features to see what should be enhanced and/or softened.

My go-to products for this style are a few spritzes of Davines Sea Salt Spray and some drops of Davines Oi Oil to give the hair some texture and definition on the ends!

Jet Black Long Choppy Hair

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Stipdonk
Master Hairstylist @ Pomme Salon in Kelowna, BC


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a modern shag with a long curtain fringe. My favorite thing about this cut is the movement it provides. This look is amazing dried naturally or with styling tools. The amount of time you put into styling is completely up to you and no matter what, it’s going to look great.

The layering provides an even distribution of weight and balance throughout the entire style. It also looks amazing thrown up into a quick high pony or bun while the fringe and delicate tendrils frame her face for a very casual and sexy finish.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To enhance natural movement, use a soft styling aid such as a curl cream to give you polish and frizz control. Using a salt spray or beach wave product will give you a beachy casual, lived-in look. Alternatively, you can also use a thermal protecting serum and a volumizer at your roots for a blowout with a round brush and/or a 1 1/2-inch curling iron for a Brigitte Bardot-glamorous night out.

This look is so versatile and will suit any face shape to highlight an individual’s best features. The shape around the face is key. Oval faces can wear their fringe as long or as short as they want. Round, heart and square face shapes can utilize mid to longer face-framing layers to balance width, create cheekbones, and elongate the face. I believe this look is suitable for almost any hair type or lifestyle.

Choppy Long Layers with Disconnected Fringe

Choppy Long Layers with Disconnected Fringe
Instagram @cirruspaints

Q&A with style creator, Cirrus Blaafjell
Blonde & Corrective Color Specialist @ Salt Salon in San Francisco, CA


How would you describe this look?

I call this the modern shag with a disconnected fringe. My favorite thing about it is how easy the cut grows out. It’s very seamless. It also brings attention to the cheekbones which opens up the face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great for clients who want a more lived-in, low maintenance vibe. It can be worn styled with finger drying, or air dried with a few loose waves.

For styling, I love R+Co Death Valley or Badlands for texture after hair is dried. It’s also a great dry shampoo for longevity.

Beachy Chopped Shag Cut

Q&A with style creator, Leilani Hailey
Stylist & Make-up Artist @ Hair Theory Salon in Huntington Beach, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a beach shag. The thing I love most about it is how it’s effortlessly stylish.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is stylish, yet undone. It’s perfect for the low maintenance girl on the go. It works on most hair types and can be styled (depending on your hair type) with just a little effort.

The products I recommend to style this look are Unite 7 Seconds Detangler and Oribe Featherbalm on damp hair. Rough dry the moisture from the hair and then round brush the fringe area. Spray the hair with Oribe Freestyler and curl with a Hot Tools Pro 1 1/4-inch curling iron. To finish, tousle the hair and spray with Oribe Dry Texture Spray.

Medium-to-Long Shag, Flipped & Tousled

Q&A with style creator, Martine Le Blanc
Hair and Make-up Artist @ Salon Republic West Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA


How would you describe this look?

The shag reigned supreme in the 70s, but this modern cut is much more feminine and versatile. The bob has definitely had its revival in the past year, and the new shag is a re-worked classic that is starting to show up everywhere. The layers are more blended than your mom’s shag cut, creating a softer look.

What I love about this new shag is that there’s something for everyone. An old-school shag traditionally hits between the collarbone and upper chest, but face shape and hair texture should really determine your most flattering length. No rules apply here. With this haircut, it’s really about working with the natural texture and shape of the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The fringe can make or break this cut, so along with your stylist, find the right type of fringe that best suits your lifestyle and face shape.

If your hair is fine, ask your stylist to keep the layers closer to the mouth so that it won’t mimic a mullet in any way. Wavy textures showcase all these layers as well.

While it could seem intimidating to style this multi-layered cut at home, relax and really let your natural texture take form. You can style the roots with a mousse like Body.Builder by Kevin Murphy for volume, then round brush for a smooth finish. Use a texture spray like Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray on the ends for separation and a lived-in look. Using a curling iron will also bring out the layers. For a more textured, beachy look, spray in Coconut Texture Spray from the Liquid Luxxe Island Collection. It is 98% natural and contains organic ingredients.

Have fun with this haircut. Experiment with texture and waves to bring out the inner beauty in you!

Fun Long Shag for Fine Hair

Fun long shag for fine hair
Instagram @jikaiahstylist

Q&A with style creator, Jikaiah Stevens
Hairstylist @ Edo Salon and Gallery in San Francisco, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I describe this look as the modern shag. I love that it is full of texture and fun and adds so much style to long hair that can sometimes get boring.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

When creating this look in the salon, I used Davines Sea Salt Spray and Curl Building Serum. We are all about hand created textures and waves, as well as styles that air dry easily. The day of the round brush is coming to an end in my city!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about this style is that a version of this works on almost all hair types and textures and different face shapes. It is all about the little bangs and bits pieces that are hand carved out with a straight blade razor to hit the individual client’s cheekbones or desired highlighted features.

This look is also great for a busy gal on the go who wants an air dry style or one who can throw it up in a messy bun or pony, but make it look in style and on purpose. The bangs and fringe bits fall out to create a perfectly tousled, updo look.

Chocolate Brown to Blonde Ombre Shag for Thin Hair

Chocolate Brown to Blonde Ombre Shag for Thin Hair
Instagram @ladylotus_

Q&A with style creator, Trish Deleon
Owner/ Hairdresser @ White Lotus in Geneva, IL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This ever so voluminous shag is a favorite of mine due to its natural, lived-in shape and the movement it creates.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Style your shag with volumizers, powders and spray waxes or pomades to emphasize movement, volume and wearability. This model is blown out with with a layered cocktail of Bumble and bumble’s Tonic Lotion Primer, AllStyle Blowdry and Thickening Hairspray. She was finished with their Prê-à-powder from roots to ends for extra space in the hair and wearability and. To top it off, we added City Swept Finish from mids to ends for shine and separation.

Pro Tip: Always layer your matte and shine products for balance!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this haircut to those with natural texture or bend in their hair. If you love a low maintenance and beautiful look, this cut is a dream come true!

Light Brown Shag with Side Swept Bangs

Light Brown Shag with Side Swept Bangs
Instagram @lisahair212

Q&A with style creator, Lisa Caccavale
Hairstylist / Make-up Artist @ JC Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a modern, long and classic shag. The soft, face-framing layers and textured ends create a beautiful shape for this look.

I love that it is so versatile. It can be edgy with a waxy product, blown out with a large round brush for a more polished finish, or simply air dried for effortless texture.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

My client has wavy, thick, virgin hair. I just used Loreal Mythic Oil from root to ends and blow dried with a large Ibiza brush. The Ibiza brush is one of my favorites! It is lightweight and the mix of boar bristles and nylon give it the perfect amount of movement and smoothness. The Mythic Oil is also lightweight and coats the hair perfectly without being too heavy or flat. We finished with Oribe’s texture spray. Gorgeous!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this for a client with medium to thick hair. It has just the right amount of layers and softness to complement all face shapes. I feel like this is a timeless cut and can be worn by all ages and fits many lifestyles. Gym, glamour, grit? Go!

Lived-In Long Layered Shag

Lived-In Long Layered Shag
Instagram @superbasic.hair

Q&A with style creator, Debra Parkinson
Hairstylist @ Deborah Parkinson Hair Studio in San Jose, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This cut is called lived-in layers, the look that Anh Co Tran originally mastered and coined. This cut is so great because it gives maximum movement to hair without creating frizz from overlayering on textured hair, as well as gives extra body and movement to limp hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Product recommendations include a smoothing cream for textured hair while using the large bristle Ibiza brush. Use a mousse at the root for fine or limp hair, as well as round brush with natural bristle large Ibiza brush.

Round brush until dry, then curl with a 1 1/2-inch barrel curling iron, making sure to leave the last four inches of ends out. Next, mist root with Loreal Techni-Art Beach Waves Spray and finish with a dab of Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel styling cream on the ends to finish the look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut/style works well for so many people because of the movement and versatility. This look can be worn up, down, braided or in a ponytail. It is great for work days when there’s little extra time for the 45 minute hair routine in the morning, or nights out on the town when you want a soft, textured styled hair that looks effortless and on trend.

This look is great for any face shape and can be worn with or without a bang. This is the quintessential cut for anyone who’s not ready to lose their long locks yet.

Timeless Copper Shaggy Hairstyle

Timeless Copper Shaggy Hairstyle
Instagram @alissasmithhair

Check out this trendsetting textured chest-length hair that looks so feminine and carefree! It’s a classic and easy way to add dimension and volume to a hair with a single shade.

Q&A with style creator, Alissa Tietgen Smith
Hairstylist @ MèCHE Salon in Beverly Hills, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a modern long shag and my favorite thing about it is that it looks almost timeless in a sense. None of the layers lend to a girl looking like she’s trying to mimic 1972.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

A texture spray or paste on towel dried hair works best. Either let the hair air dry or blast it upside down with dryer, squishing hair in your hands as you dry.

Use some dry shampoo in the “bangs” on dirty hair days. I love Davines Volu Spray spritzed all over for some grip on damp hair. I also love the Davines Invisible Serum on wet or dry hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut could ideally work on anyone, depending on how straight or curly your hair is. Wavy to straight(ish) would be ideal because it would require the least amount of styling. Wrapping hair around a 1-inch iron, leaving an inch of hair out of the iron after hair is dried would achieve this look.

If curly, one would have to round brush the hair prior to wrapping it around an iron. This cut can work on any face shape, I would just modify the length of the bang area depending on how round or long the client’s face is.