17 Most Flattering Long Shaggy Hairstyles for Women with Thick Hair

Long shaggy hairstyles for thick hair

Long shaggy hairstyles for thick hair are multi-layered cuts that remove bulk to create a lighter feel.

Hairstylist Reanna Read of Wallingford, CT loves the versatility of this hair idea. It’s great for all hair types and textures, whether natural, blown-out or air-dried!

The perimeter and surface layers are crucial in any hairstyle. But to complete the shaggy look, don’t forget the texture built within the hair.

“These interior layers create movement in the shape, affecting how the hair behaves,” says Read.

Before getting a shag, discuss with your stylist about your desired outcome. Are you looking to enhance your thick hair or condense it?

Read explains, “This helps your stylist work on a shape that you’ll love. They can make proper product and styling recommendations to support the look you opt for.”

During the consultation, ask if your chosen style will work well with your hair texture. Understand the steps to recreate the look and how much time it’ll take every morning.

As for the maintenance, talk about how frequently you must schedule salon visits.

Check out more hair inspiration here. These images show the most popular long shaggy hairstyles for thick hair.

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Straight Shag with Bangs for Round Faces

Long Straight Shag with Bangs for Round Faces with Thick Hair
Instagram @hairbyashleyfillip

Consider a straight shag with bangs on round face shapes. Ask your stylist to use a razor or slicing technique with shears on cuts for thick hair. Balance round face shapes with eye-enhancing framing pieces that flip out and away.

Shagged Cut with Loose Curls for Frizzy Hair

Long Shagged Cut with Loose Curls for Frizzy Thick Hair
Instagram @skipdoeshair

Try a shagged cut with loose curls for frizzy hair. Embrace your curls and your frizz with the perfect shag for a long hairstyle. Removing some weight with interior layers will help lift and shape your natural curls. Use a little hair oil or balm to tame some of the frizz, but embracing the natural texture is beauty at its finest.

70s Shag with Razored Layers for Women Over 50

70s Long Shag with Razored Layers for Women Over 50 with Thick Hair
Instagram @nothingobvious

Consider a 70s shag with razored layers for women over 50. Give your mane a lift along with those cheekbones with a razored shag. Ask your stylist to removed interior weight and shape your face with layers to hit the features you’d like to bring out.

Long-Length Shag with Feathered Layers

Long-Length Shag with Feathered Layers for Thicker Hair
Instagram @shannelandhair

Try a long-length shag with feathered layers. A waterfall haircut is a long shag for thick hair. Adding layers throughout the hair will create a beautiful effect of dips and waves. Remove weight through the ends and layering to highlight your facial features.

Razor Cut Shag with Middle Part Bangs

Long Razor Cut Shag with Middle Part Bangs for Thick-Haired Women
Instagram @highnoonhair

Go for a razor cut shag parted down the middle with bangs. Keep your long cut stylish by adding bangs and lots of razor cut textured layers. Balance your face shape with a middle part if you are a diamond, pear, heart, or inverted triangle face shape. It’s one of those low-maintenance haircuts that maintains a nice shape as it grows.

Related: See more long hairstyles with bangs.

Mid-Back Choppy Shag with Straight Bangs

Mid-Back Choppy Shag with Straight Bangs for Thick Long Hair
Instagram @aaashleee

Go for a mid-back choppy shag with straight bangs. Soften up a shaggy cut with long textured layers and eye-framing bangs. A beautiful style is for ladies in their 20’s and 30’s who want a low-maintenance style.

Related: Low-maintenance shag haircuts with bangs.

Two-Toned Shag with a Middle Part for Square Faces

Long Two-Toned Shag with a Middle Part for Square Faces with Thick Hair
Instagram @jerjonjebeauty

Consider a two-toned shag with a middle part on square face shapes. Soften square face shapes and balance the face with a middle part. A shaggy style gives a rock n roll vibe and compliments all lengths of hair and thicknesses.

Medium-Long Shaggy Haircut with Curtain Bangs

Medium-Long Shaggy Haircut with Curtain Bangs for Thick Hair
Instagram @ruteboazhair

Go for a medium-to-long length shaggy haircut with curtain bangs. If you’re needing help to stay looking professional but want a modern style, try a shaggy haircut with minimal layers and more of the ends sliced piecey. This style is great for busy women in their 30’s and 40’s.

Related: See more long hairstyles with curtain bangs.

Shag with Face-Framing Layers for Straight Hair

Long Shag with Face-Framing Layers for Thick Straight Hair
Instagram @kissmebronze

Go for a shag for straight hair with face-framing layers. Long shaggy hairstyles for thick straight hair are great for removing weight and allowing more movement to the hair. An easy way to style a long shag is by blow-drying the long face-framing bangs with a 1 1/2 inch round brush – turning away from the face giving the style of a shag and letting the rest of the hair down in its natural state.

Curly Shag with a Fringe

Long Curly Shag with a Fringe for Thick-Haired Women
Instagram @toriwiget

Opt for a curly shag with a fringe. Long shaggy hairstyles for thick curly hair will release your curls into freedom. Lightening up the hair with crown layers and face-framing will give your hair body and shape. Hand style the hair with heat for a quick dry or set with your favorite curl product till it’s dry and massage out the style with your palms till you achieve the shape you want.

Layered Shag Cut for Women Over 70

Long Layered Shag Cut for Women Over 70 with Thicker Hair
Instagram @thedenorganichairstudio

Go for a layered shag cut if you’re a woman over 70. Women over 70 rocking a long style can enjoy the comeback of shags to create a soft texture and easy maintenance style. Try adding crown layers and a few beachy waves for body if your hair is on the finer side.

Long Shaggy Hair with Wispy Bangs

Long Shaggy Hair with Wispy Bangs for Thicker Hair
Instagram @swankyhairdesign

Rock a long shaggy haircut with wispy bangs. Shapeshift your long haircut into a lightweight style by getting textured layers. Remove bulky weight for fewer headaches due to too much hair, and frame the face with piecey bangs that hit right above the eyebrows. A great style for low-maintenance and pear face shapes needing more width at the crown.

Razored Shag for Wavy Hair on Women Over 40

Razored Shag for Long Wavy Hair on Women Over 40 with Thick Hair
Instagram @prismahairco

Try a razored wavy shag on women over 40. Long shags with layers all over and face-framing around the eyes work great for oval and long face shapes. A long shaggy hairstyle for thick wavy hair can be styled with a 1-inch curling wand or your natural curls with a styling balm and texture spray.

Waist-Length Shag with Face-Framing Bangs

Waist-Length Shag with Face-Framing Bangs for Thick Haired Ladies
Instagram @sara.m.cr

Rock a waist-length shag with face-framing bangs. Thick hairstyles rock a shag so well with layering up the crown and mid-layers to help remove weight and carve movement into the hair. Face-framing bits around the eyes help bring out the natural beauty. For volume in the crown and bangs, try using “Powder” by Hairstory.

Long Layers on a Shag Cut for Women Over 60

Long Layers on a Shag Cut for Women Over 60 with Thick Hair
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Rock a shag cut with long layers for women over 60. Shag haircuts for thick hair were basically made for women with thicker hair and endless opportunities to carve out some weight and enhance your texture. Face framing and styling away from the face gives the face a natural lift by drawing the attention upwards.

Very Long Textured Hair with Shaggy Layers

Very Long Textured Hair with Shaggy Layers for Thick Hair
Instagram @jordanaveryz

Go for a very long textured hairstyle with shaggy layers. It’s a modern shag hairdo with lots of texture and style for thick hair. Focus on layers in the crown and around the face to bring out your best features.

Long Shag with Crown Layers and Bangs

Long Shag with Crown Layers and Bangs for Thickest Hair
Instagram @davidwbullen

Go for a long shag with crown layers and bangs. If you’re looking for low-maintenance, a shag with lots of short layers will give longevity and grow out nicely. For the thickest hair, you will want to get lots of texture and weight removal with a combination of shears and razor.