Medium-Length Shag Haircuts: 82 Trendy Ideas for 2024

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Medium shag haircuts are achieved by combining layers and texture to create an effortless, messy style. It’s an excellent choice for a versatile, low-maintenance haircut. When I cut hair to this style, I prefer adding soft layers of various lengths to create more volume, texture, and depth.

I spoke with Canada-based stylist Kristyn Schmerk for more tips on this look. These are the highlights of our discussion.

💡 Key Things to Know First

  • Find a shag specialist who specializes in and is comfortable using a straight razor.
  • Make sure you choose a chop with specific styling techniques or maintenance that aligns with your lifestyle.
  • Mid-length shag is not a good option if you always wear a bun or ponytail, as layers would only fall out.

Here’s a collection of pictures with trendy medium shag haircut ideas — ranging from soft and romantic Brigitte Bardot-like style to ’70s rocker vibe — that you might consider for your next salon makeover!


#1: Modern Shagged Haircut with Loose Waves

Shaggy blonde hair is the more modern version of the classic shag. The best thing about women’s medium haircuts is that they flatter any face shape and age. It’s such an easy shaggy hair cut to style with loose waves and looks super cute if you air-style with a bit of mousse. If you want a shag, always consider how much layering you are comfortable with. If you are hesitant, try a more toned-down version and gradually add more layers. Air-styling with a texturizing mousse (like Kerastase Mousse Bouffant) is a quick, low-maintenance way to shag hair styles. This makes one of the great medium hairstyles for women on the go.

mid-length shag with short blunt bangs

#2 Mid-Length Shag with Short Blunt Bangs

Consider a shag paired with short blunt bangs if you want to shake things up. Try styling this shag using big barrel curls to move your hair away from the face. This brings attention to the blunt baby bang cut high above the brow. You can use a heat protector when styling hot tools and finish with a dry texture spray.

Androgynous Black Shag with Fringe

#3 Androgynous Black Shag with Fringe

A full fringe contrasts this lightly layered haircut, turning it into an androgynous Jane Fonda-inspired shag.

Medium haircuts with shagged pieces work best on fine to medium hair density. The locks look fuller, especially with the black hair color.

#4: Brunette Shag with an Off-Center Part

You will love the versatile haircut known as the medium-length brunette shag with an off-center part. The layered cut brings movement and texture for a flawless look. The off-center part gives the style a modern, asymmetric touch. This haircut is one of those awesome medium haircuts for women who love easy styling and maintenance. It’s great for busy women. Whether your hair is straight, wavy, or curly, this haircut suits various hair types and textures.

A Fluffy Medium Shag Bob for Women Over 60 with silver hair
Instagram @terrywhiddon

#5: A Fluffy Medium Shaggy Bob for Women Over 60

A fluffy, shaggy bob for women over 60 is a perfect style. If you want a soft haircut that makes you look and feel younger, try a medium shag bob for women over 60. To achieve this look, I recommend using a razor to cut your hair. Using this cutting technique it will leave your layers airy and textured. Bob haircuts for women over 60 is a timeless and beautiful style.

The Feathered Shag
Instagram @sharonmsds

#6: The Feathered Shag

The 90’s hair is trending big, so ask a master stylist for this feathered medium shag cut! Keeping layered haircuts medium length and paired with a blowout is the current “it girl” style of the season.

Uneven Layers
Instagram @shadiarezk

#7: Uneven Layers

Uneven layers in shag haircuts can make it funky and unique. A medium shag hairstyle is one of the most fun and attractive looks. Make sure to load up on some Redken Guts 10 for volume before blowdrying the cut.

#8: Layered Waves

Layered waves are the best kind of waves. When you pair layers with waves you get tons of texture and body. Scrunching your layers while drying, paired with products recommended by your stylist, can help you achieve a medium shaggy style.

#9: Blonde Shag with Shadow Root

If you’re a natural brunette, pair a shag with a blonde balayage. Ask your stylist for a shadow root to make the grow-out look natural. Plus, it will require fewer touch-ups, saving you some money.

Medium razor cut shag with curtain bangs
Instagram @celladiggshair

#10: A Medium Razor Cut Shag with Curtain Bangs

This shaggy textured with layers cut throughout the length of the hair gives it an incredible ’80s vibe along with those feminine curtain bangs. An important thing to remember is that shoulder-length shag haircuts work great on hair with density and a little wave to it for easier styling.

Bronde Shag
Instagram @lcs.hairdesign

#11: Bronde Shag

Try a bronde shag if you’re looking for something new and fun. The choppy texture in the cut is unmatched, and we love how soft it is. Shags of medium length would work perfectly if you have fine, curly hair.

#12: Medium Choppy Shag

You literally can’t go wrong with a medium choppy shag. Flattering on all women, there’s no regretting. A shagged style works especially well with fine hair.

#13: Shaggy Shoulder-Length Hair with Choppy Bangs

Choppy bangs are so much softer than a traditional heavy fringe. Pair these with a cute shoulder-length shaggy haircut, and you have the perfect match. While these bangs tend to be high maintenance because of the constant need to trim, the look is worth it.

#14: Chunky Waves

If you love a messy style, try chunky waves. These examples of medium shag cuts make for a soft, relaxing effect, which pushes people to believe it’s your natural texture. Ask your stylist their opinion on products you should invest in that they think would help you achieve a shaggy look.

#15: Shag with Highlights

Adding highlights to a shag is a great way to show off dimensions with the extra layering. If you want to wow the room and stand out, try this shaggy cut. Make sure you’re seeing a seasoned stylist who does well with color before taking the plunge. Doing so will give you a better chance at achieving the color and style you’re going for.

#16: Straight Shag Cut with Bangs

A straight shag cut with bangs is perfect for women with stick-straight hair. The cut’s layers and angles help break up the monotony of your limp, flat locks. After styling, hit the ends quickly with a flatiron to make it look edgier.

#17: Shaggy Texture

The shaggy texture is crazy-looking, and we love it! Shags look best with volume, and texture gives you just that! Allow your stylist to advise you about at-home products like Moroccan Oil Dry shampoo, which helps you pump up the volume.

Cutest Shag for Little Girls
Instagram @madelynmulleta

#18: Cutest Shag for Little Girls

If you’re looking for something new to try on your daughter’s hair, try the cutest shag for little girls. This low-maintenance, shaggy medium-length haircut allows lots of length to be removed for more effortless detangling. Keep in mind the bang area will need to be trimmed frequently.

#19: Medium Messy Shag

You can’t go wrong with a medium messy shag. Shaggy mid-length hairstyles are some of the easiest to style, especially for fine hair. I advise you to blow dry when styling instead of air drying so it doesn’t hang flat.

Modern Medium Shag
Instagram @jhair_stylist

#20: Modern Medium Shag

Did you know a modern medium shag is chic and beautiful? A shoulder-length shaggy haircut is flattering and fun. However, it is important to use a 1.25-inch curling iron or wand to achieve these seamless waves.

Beachy Waves
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#21: Beachy Waves

Shag haircuts and a beachy waves style are the perfect combination. Especially on shoulder-length shag cuts, beach waves bring out the best in style. Remember that this style can work for almost any hair texture, especially fine, thin hair.

#22: Beachy Shag

A beachy shag is one of the simplest and perfect shags. Shoulder shaggy haircuts are so easy to love while looking effortless; they still look put together. Ask your stylist if your wave pattern and hair texture would work with a shag cut.

The Rock and Roll Shag
Instagram @pony.studios

#23: The Rock and Roll Shag

The rock and roll shag is timeless and always excellent. Shaggy mid-length hairstyles will never go out of style, so jump on the train whenever you’re ready. Be aware this style can work with almost all hair textures, but it looks best on wavy hair.

Shoulder-Length Lob
Instagram @hairolines

#24: Shoulder-Length Lob

If longer hair doesn’t work for you, it might be helpful to try a shoulder-length lob. Shoulder-length shags are even more low-maintenance and super easy to style. Shorter hair takes less time to dry and less time to style.

Shag with No Bangs
Instagram @maren.stylist

#25: Shag with No Bangs

If you can’t stand the thought of a fringe, ask for a shag without bangs. A shag haircut for medium-length hair could be the perfect decision for you. The style makes the angles short enough to frame your face without committing to a full fringe.

#26: Shaggy Bangs with Medium Hair

Shaggy bangs pair well with medium hair and could be the perfect move for you this season. The shoulder-length shag haircut is modern and super popular right now. You should use a few drops of Olaplex Bonding Oil before blow-drying to get this shine and smoothness.

#27: Mid Shag

Try a mid-shag if you’re considering something between a bob and a pixie. A shag haircut for medium hair is quick to style and looks super cute even when messy. You’ll get this amazing texture if you apply a dime-size amount of Redken Aerate all over damp hair before blow-drying.

Subtle Shag Hairstyle
Instagram @toniiii_j_hair

#28: Subtle Shag Hairstyle

Are you looking for something different but not too crazy? Try a subtle shag hairstyle because it’s low-maintenance and chic. Before changing, ask if the style will work with your hair type.

Imperfect Waves
Instagram @bonominihair

#29: Imperfect Waves

These imperfect waves are just as messy and stylish as shags can go. Alternatively, medium shaggy hairstyles for women are super liberating and fun to wear! This style doesn’t take a lot of time in the morning.

#30: Long Shaggy Bob

Go for a long, shaggy bob if you have fine, thin hair and want it to look fuller. The biggest advantage is that medium-length, shaggy hair uses layers to build up volume that can be recreated in the comfort of your home. It’s best to ask your stylist what they think of this style for your hair before committing.

A Flared Shag Style
Instagram @rachelwstylist

#31: A Flared Shag Style

Medium-length shag haircuts are extremely flattering for any face shape when you add face-framing flared-out ends.

#32: Updated Shag with Shattered Layers

Shaggy hairstyles feature disconnected layering, which is a great way to enhance the movement of thick hair.

How To Style a Medium Shaggy Hair:

  1. Blowdry hair with a large round brush, keeping the ends straight and smooth.
  2. Rake fingers through strands for piecey separation.
  3. Finish with a medium-hold hairspray.

To get this Joan Jett-inspired hairstyle, use Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT Spray for added texture with great hold. These medium shaggy hairstyles for thick hair suit round, heart, or square-shaped faces.

The Perfect Medium Wavy Shag for Fine Hair
Instagram @belximenes

#33: The Perfect Medium Wavy Shag for Fine Hair

The perfect medium wavy shag for fine hair can be styled wavy or sleek. Medium-layered haircuts are an excellent way for women to try a textured look without such apparent layers, so allow your hairstylist to give suggestions.

#34: A Cool Center Part Shag with Choppy Layers and Platinum Hue

According to the best stylists, a cool center part shag and choppy layers will look beautiful on oblong face shapes, as it adds fullness and length. This center-parted hairstyle will keep its shape as it grows out and may look best with textured, naturally wavy hair. You should also add a platinum blonde shade or any lighter hue to brighten up the face area!

A Fantastic Shoulder-Length Shag with Full Bangs
Instagram @bescene

#35: A Fantastic Shoulder-Length Shag with Full Bangs

The soft fiery waves and those romantic yet edgy layers make this a modern take on classic 80s shag. Any skin color can rock such a bold shade of vintage copper blonde hair color, while those lengthy, full, shaggy bangs aim to complement long faces best.

Medium Shaggy A-line Bob Layered Hairstyle
Instagram @yukistylist

#36: Medium Shaggy A-line Bob Layered Hairstyle

A medium shaggy layered a-line bob hairstyle works excellent on ladies who have short, thin hair or who have thin hair and want to go shorter. The length where the edges graze the shoulders is perfect to combine with subtle layers and interior layers. These will ensure the tresses’ lack of body and movement is addressed.

If you’re looking for volume and waves, a diffuser and a curl cream or mousse can help this tousled shaggy lob to create some form of style.

Choppy Shag with Deep Side Part
Instagram @belximenes

#37: Choppy Shag with Deep Side Part

The best shag haircuts for medium-length hair are choppy and styled with a deep side part that looks gorgeous but adds in beach waves to make it voluminous. This shaggy wavy hairstyle on a medium cut is perfect for thick hair as the texture makes it look bouncy, and the cut removes weight off your ends without losing length.

#38: Mid-Length Textured Shag Cut with Choppy Ends

A fresh choppy texture shag on glossed natural hair is the easiest thing you can get if you want a huge change – not just in your look but also in your lifestyle! This middle part shag for medium-length hair is a distinctive style that’s easy to maintain and style at home!

shag for thin medium length hair with layers and bangs
Instagram @yukistylist

#39: Shag for Thin Medium Hair with Face-Framing Layers

The fringe and the bulk on the top hair in this shaggy haircut create the illusion of volume throughout the hairstyle, which is perfect for thin and medium-fine hair. This super textured cut and the face-framing compliments women with high cheekbones.

Medium-length curly shag haircut
Instagram @raenikole

#40: Curly Shag for Medium Cut Hair

Medium shag haircuts require conditioning, especially if you have amazing well-defined curls. Opt for a short to medium bob cut like this if you want to revitalize your natural texture. Choose this curly bob with shaggy layers and leave your natural color on for healthier curls.

Medium-length shag for women over 50
Instagram @karissabain

#41: An Edgy Shag for Women Over 50

This edgy shag is for women over 50 because of how amazing the fringe separates.

Be open to wearing longer fringe and take time styling the cut. Just give your hair a few waves using a flat iron in a rocking motion in random parts of the interior. However, one disadvantage is it takes away from the 70’s shag style if the bangs are too precise and the body and texture are too uniform.

Medium Shaggy Bob with Bangs
Instagram @waxxamsterdam

#42: Medium Shaggy Bob with Bangs

A medium shaggy bob with bangs is perfect for fine hair. The extra layers will help add density to a curly shag for medium-cut hair.

👉 See more stunning shaggy bobs or shaggy bobs with bangs

#43: Medium Shaggy Cut with Razored Layers

A textured shoulder-length shag cut should remove weight below the occipital bone to promote movement on the perimeter.

If you’re considering a shag with razored layers, it’s essential to do a consultation with your stylist. If you don’t have a good hair density, the undercut is not a good fit. You can create the same haircut without the undercut part. Also, if the texture is too frizzy, please don’t do it with the razor. You can choose scissors instead.

When it comes to styling products, use something that can control hair and give you separation on the ends, like leave-in conditioners, dry shampoos, and styling cream.

For the face shape, a woman with a small face or forehead should avoid the fringe because it would make her face even smaller. Other shapes go well with the cut.

ombre mid-length shag with bangs
Instagram @hairbyelvisp

#44: Ombre Mid-Length Shag with Bangs

This razor-cut shag for medium hair with a full fringe has a soft natural texture. This shaggy hair cut looks best on wavy to curly hair that’s medium to fine thickness. Also known as a low-maintenance mid-length haircut, use a mousse or cream gel to air dry or diffuse your hair when working with the natural texture.

Related: See more low-maintenance shags with bangs.

shag for medium length thin hair
Instagram @rachelwstylist

#45: A Must-Try Shag for Medium-Length Thin Hair

Opt for a medium-length shag with curtain bangs if you have thin hair. The look was achieved with shears and a straight razor to emphasize the texture.

The greatest part about this shape is that most women with wavy hair and love volume will find this look very flattering. Medium-length hairstyles like this are generally easily styled with a wave or salt spray and can be air-dried for an excellent effect.

Also, a medium shag with bangs grows out quite well and becomes fun new looks as it gets longer. Upkeep on the fringe can be worn in a longer shape as it grows out, but you should look for a stylist who’s familiar with this type of cut so it comes out right.

Angled medium-length shag cut
Instagram @bekikeralyhair

#46: Angled Medium Shaggy Haircut with Jagged Layers

Try a tousled mid-length shag cut with jagged layers. It’s a favorite because of its effortless feel and undone texture, up the cool factor for a medium bob length cut.

A medium-length shag cut is often created using Sam Villa 7″ Dry Cutting Shears to carve through the hair and make the texture. Then, using the Sam Villa 2-in-1 Marcel Iron and Wand, you can use a lazy wrap around the wand to achieve a loose, undone wave. Finish it off with Redken Wax Blast 10 for definition and hold. This shag works great for any face shape, depending on where you part your hair and where the layers are placed. This haircut works great on women who have a natural curl or texture to their hair. When curling your hair, keep it very relaxed, and don’t try too hard. Use a texture spray to play it up and get volume and texture.

#47: Shaggy Blunt Bob Cut for Thick Hair

This shaggy blunt bob cut for thick hair has a lot to consider. Layers, bangs, concave, or blunt options are available for medium shaggy hairstyles for thick hair.

If you’re a woman who hates being unable to get their hair up, you probably aren’t ready for bob hairstyles. But if you can settle for a cute half-top knot, you’re in luck!

70s Shaggy Lob Cut for Shoulder Length Hair
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#48: 70’s Shaggy Lob Cut for Shoulder-Length Hair

A shag-lob cut for shoulder-length hair is a great haircut for women who are growing out their hair and need a little edge to the style. For a long shag in a bob haircut like this, the curtain bangs help bring out a 70s vibe.

Texturizing the layers with shag haircuts will help add a more lived-in look. For the finishing touch, use a texture paste-like Evo Box o’ Bollox to achieve that lived-in feel.

golden wavy shag hairstyle
Instagram @bareeminimum

#49: Golden Wavy Shag With Long Bangs

This wavy shag with long bangs works on any shade of locks, making it suitable for ladies of all ages. This medium shag with long bangs is also ideal for accentuating a beautiful eye color! If you want something similar but shorter, check out these trendy short shags.

#50: Flattering Shaggy Hair for a Round Face

A long shaggy bob for a round face is for the girl who needs low maintenance but wants style. And the cut works great for a round face shape. To style, blow dry using a vent brush and put in a couple of loose waves. The best way to achieve a messy wave is to curl only the middle and leave your ends straight. Sometimes, I curl in the middle and use a flat iron to straighten the ends for a more messy, textured effect.

#51: Middle Part Mid-Length Wavy Modern Shag

This mid-length wavy modern shag hairstyle is super trendy.

Healthy hair, patience, products, and consultation with your stylists is the best thing you can do.

The modern shag in this picture has lots of texture and movement in the front while keeping the layers in the back a little longer.

The great thing about this look is that the color will still look great once your hair starts getting longer because of the dimension. The maintenance on this look is low.

Messy Shag with Short Layers and Bangs
Instagram @stebunovhair

#52: Messy Shag with Short Layers and Bangs

A messy shag with short layers and bangs is ideal for women with curly or wavy hair. They can rock shaggy layers with thick bangs to accent delicate features. A mousse-like MacGyver from Evo can help accentuate the waves and texture.

Modern day mid-length shag cut
Instagram @anhcotran

#53: Modern-Day Mid-Length Shag Cut with Curtain Fringe

This shag is a modern-day beachy look with textured shag-like layers and a textured fringe. The length is slightly cut from short to long, with some disconnection in the front, leaving the two front corners looking longer.

When considering this cut, you should know that it does take styling and product to achieve the beachy curl look. Having a fringe also requires maintenance, such as frequent bang trim and styling in the morning. But the coolest thing about this look is that it is versatile. It can be polished or messy, and once styled, and with each day after that of unwashed hair, it only gets better! This look goes for a shaggy textured feel if worn straight.

soft shaggy layers with movement
Instagram @nothingobvious

#54: Soft Shaggy Layers with Movement

You can opt for soft, shaggy layers with a lot of movement. All shags have wearability. They grow out still looking gorgeous, giving people that extra volume in the crown and around their faces they are always looking for. Please ask your stylist to adjust the length of the layers and add a fringe if you’d like. It is also super easy to style. Just add some sea salt spray, and you’re good to go! This look is perfect for women who want a stylish look but also want to stay low-maintenance.

#55: Effortless Textured Shag Haircut

This effortless textured shag is all about wearable texture. The longer, shaggy fringe has low-commitment, low-maintenance wearability that’s perfect for anyone wanting to dabble with a fringe.

It’s a soft take on the shag by adding a strong perimeter, loose, shaggy surface layers, and a shattered face frame.

It’s also perfect for those who have grown out a bob but want to change the shape as it continues to grow long. This is also perfect for those wanting a medium-length cut but with a different and versatile shape. This cut works for any texture as it is an effortless-looking style. Like in this image, you can alter the fringe to be more Brigitte Bardot-inspired or even longer.

modern chocolate brown shag for thick hair
Instagram @yukistylist

#56: Modern Chocolate Brown Shag for Thick Hair

This modern brown shag has more fluid and less defined layers, making the overall look less mullet-like. It has a rich color that suits most skin tones.

A shag look is very different from curled versus straight. It can be tailored to different face shapes, so no one can’t have this cut. It’s a little hard to put into a ponytail with all the face-framing layers, so women who need their brown hair out of their face might not want to go this shaggy.

medium layered shag with blonde highlights
Instagram @lcs.hairdesign

#57: Medium Layered Shag with Blonde Highlights

This medium-layered shag haircut with blonde highlights is fun, playful, and easy to wear. The color works well on ladies with a neutral or warm skin tone.

Shorter layers benefit shoulder-length shaggy hairstyles for fine hair like this, creating natural-looking volume and texture. You could wear this cut softer as a wash and wear or piece it out using a product. Lanza Healing Hair Plumper and Lanza Healing Brilliant Texture are recommended.

Piecey Medium shag with bangs for oval faces
Instagram @hirohair

#58: Piecey Shag for an Oval Face Shape

This piecey medium shag for oval face shapes was created and styled by hair artist Hiro of Los Angeles, CA. The layering in this cut adds a softness that works well on all face shapes. “The length of the cut shown here is great for a round or oval face shape. Make the cut shorter for someone with a longer face shape.”

The best thing about this shaggy look is that it’s meant to look undone and effortless. Therefore, it’s perfect for ladies with wavy/curly hair if they want to air dry and go or the straight-haired gal who doesn’t mind rough drying and adding a little bend and texture with a curling iron.

Layering your hair does remove weight, so I would not recommend this cut for someone with fine hair.

chic shag with wispy bangs and shaggy layers
Instagram @pollymerkins

#59: Chic Shag with Wispy Bangs and Shaggy Layers

This hairstyle is full of textured long layers that add volume and movement, while the ends of the hair are point-cut to appear more choppy and not too uniform.

To recreate this medium shaggy hairstyle, use Redken’s Beach Envy Volume Texturizing shampoo and conditioner. Apply Pureology’s Color Fanatic to damp hair to detangle and protect it from heat.

Please mix the fringe first as you’d like, then blow dry using a large round brush for maximum volume in the crown area. Lightly mist Redken’s Fashion Waves on your hair once it’s blow-dried to help create texture while styling. Use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to add waves, alternating directions in each section and leaving the ends of the hair out.

Once your hair is curled, run your fingers through the waves to create a messy bedhead look. Remember, this is supposed to look effortless and undone! Finish the style using Redken’s Fashion Work #12 hairspray for a light hold.

Collarbone-Length Straight Shag Cut with Rooted Blonde
Instagram @hairbyelvisp

#60: Collarbone-Length Straight Shag Cut with Rooted Blonde

I’d describe this look as a shaggy rooted blonde. I love to keep some depth whenever I cut a bright blonde shag, so doing a little shadow root is my go-to. For styling medium shag cuts like this, I recommend texture spray and a matte pomade. The product in particular that I used to style this look was Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair texture spray and Nightrider pomade. I’d recommend this style if you have medium to thick hair, as it would be fine to take heavy sections for bangs/shorter layers.

face-framing shag for straight hair
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#61: Face-Framing Shag for Straight Hair

A face-framing shag on straight hair is the chameleon shag, transitioning from work to play seamlessly while being universally flattering. This low-maintenance haircut always looks good.

This beautiful cut is designed to show off natural hair texture and grow out short hair. It exudes effortless style and edge with its face-framing fringe and free-falling layers. It is made for those who seek a low-effort, high-style look.

It’s defined by its strong perimeter and free movement layers. For those with straight hair, this is a great option. With the volume and texture-defining products, your hair will finally feel like it has some personality and doesn’t have to hang there anymore!

For styling products, try R+Co hair care at the moment. Use Mannequin paste for the mid-lengths in towel-dried hair for texture. Badlands dry shampoo is a fantastic finisher, creating a big lift at the roots while combating dull, flat, and dirty hair.

This cut is an excellent choice for most hair types. The shag releases weight from the interior with layers creating movement and volume while building weight around the face and creating a frame. This frame around the face allows one to tailor this cut to each face shape.

Face Contouring Shag with Bangs
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#62: Face-Contouring Shag with Bangs

Medium shag haircuts can look gorgeous with bangs. Whether they are wispy or curtain, short or long, they tend to pair nicely.

A face-contouring shag with bangs will look stunning on heart-shaped faces. A shoulder-grazing shag haircut with feathered layers that feather down creates fullness and can be worn straight or curly.

Shoulder-Length Shag Layered Cut
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#63: Shoulder-Length Shag Layered Cut

Shoulder-length, shaggy, layered hair can be styled in multiple ways. Side bangs would make a stunning addition.

This blonde-colored shag, combined with beach waves, can be styled straight or curly with some experience with a curling wand. Add a texturizing or finishing spray to get that extra grit when styling this hair.

Related: See more medium-length layered hairstyles with side bangs.

Wispy Shag with a Deep Side Part
Instagram @hirohair

#64: Wispy Shag with a Deep Side Part

A wispy shag combined with a deep side part that’s heavy on one side is ideal for women who like to go back and forth with their parting or always have a side part. This technique heightens your hair so the root area doesn’t look flat.

Removing weight around the crown is necessary to achieve medium, shaggy wispy haircuts. So, the shortest layer can move freely without looking too blunt, creating a nice balance overall.

Wild Shaggy Mid-Length Hair
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#65: Wild Shaggy Mid-Length Hair

A wild, shaggy mid-length haircut with various layers gives a rockstar look. It matches a woman’s strong attitude, for sure. A medium-length shag will help maintain your length and density while adding lift.

Collarbone-Length Shag
Instagram @yukistylist

#66: Collarbone-Length Shag

For a modern collarbone-length shag to meet its full potential, a combination of choppy ends and added texture is a must. If you want to cut your long hair, this length is perfect if you’re scared of going too short. Styling medium shaggy haircuts are versatile and can be worn curly, wavy, or straight.

Dark Blonde hair with Middle Part Shag With Layers
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#67: Middle-Part Shag With Layers

A middle-part shag and layers allow for even volume all around. Short, shaggy layering is great for longer, medium-length hair, especially if styling wavy. If you’re going for a beautiful celebrity look, this is it.

#68: Wavy Shag with Side-Swept Bangs

For women with fine or thin hair, a wavy shag with side-swept bangs will help bring fullness throughout the hair, especially if your hair is fine or thin. Side-swept bangs work if they are texturized softly at the end of the strands to create a soft bend. Try turning this into a wavy layered cut with a large barrel curling iron to show off movement.

#69: Heavily Layered Shaggy Hair

Heavily layered are perfect for ladies with textured hair craving volume. Hairstyles with shaggy layers work best on a medium haircut. This is the beauty that the world has to witness!

Modern Blonde Shaggy Cut
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#70: Modern Blonde Shaggy Cut

Have a modern blonde shaggy cut to liven up flat, lifeless hair. A medium-length shag haircut has many layers that fill out flatter hair types. Could you finish styling your layers with dry shampoo to add extra texture?

Dark Medium Shaggy Hairstyle with Highlights
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#71: Dark Shaggy Hairstyle with Highlights

Revamp your dark hair with a medium shaggy hairstyle with highlights and add texture and movement to your flat hair. Shaggy layers add width to your hair by bringing the shaping movement higher than normal layering techniques.

Add some softly placed caramel blonde highlights to enhance the different shapes of your haircut and create more texture due to the multi-tonal effect.

The Perfect Medium Shag for a Square Face
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#72: The Perfect Shag for a Square Face

This is the perfect medium shag for a square face. A medium-length shag hair cut works best if the hair is already at a medium or longer length and works for thin and thick hair, and looks best curly or straight. This radical chic cut creates texture for easy styling.

Face-Framing Light Blonde Shag for Shoulder-Length Hair
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#73: Face-Framing Light Blonde Shag for Shoulder-Length Hair

A face-framing shag for shoulder-length hair is perfect for a smooth or wavy texture, plus a light blonde shade. This will give you volume and separation. If I were to cut this voluminous, shaggy lob, I’d start with the shorter pieces. Then, I’d build out the face frame, using the face as my guide to doing the rest of the chop.

Super Shaggy Layered Hair
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#74: Super Shaggy Layered Hair

A super shaggy layered haircut makes a retro style, allowing your locks to look fuller around the crown while maintaining length without losing volume. Adding wispy bangs to medium shag hairstyles will help keep your shape.

#75: A Sassy Shaggy Cut for Older Women

Medium shag haircuts can be sassy, like this modern shag for older women. It has lots of texture and movement. The highlights add dimension and draw attention to your haircut. It sure works on natural silver or gray hair, too!

The best medium shaggy hairstyles for over 60 require maintenance in styling and products. Try dry texture spray by Moroccan oil. This haircut would work best for someone with fine to medium hair.”

trendy shaggy cut for women over 40
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#76: A Trendy Shag with Piece-y Balayage for Women Over 40

A trendy shag combined with piece-y layers is flattering on women over 40. It’s a modern take on this head-turning 70’s shag with pops of piece-y balayage and a light curtain fringe. The style in this photo can take the years off of anyone with its fresh and trendy vibe.

Sassy Medium Shag with Fringe
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#77: Sassy Medium Layers with Razored Bangs

The tousled medium shag with bangs is created with shorter layers connecting to the fringe. A 90-degree cut offers enough volume and fullness, making a taller and slimmer appearance. Use a wand, leaving out the bottom for a natural-looking finish, then run your fingers to separate them.

#78: Soft Medium Curly Shag with Straight Bangs

A piecey, tousled shag is very on-trend, so now would be the perfect time to try out a soft curly shag with straight bangs. If you have a square or oblong face shape, keeping your bangs soft and tapered at the ends will create softness in your face and jawline. Try Color WOW’s style on steroids texture spray after styling to create hold and texture.

shaggy mullet with fringe bangs
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#79: Shaggy Mullet with Fringe Bangs

A shaggy mullet with fringe bangs is a great medium-length shag for textured hair. Ask your hairstylist for a mullet shag and a rounded fringe to get this hairstyle.

#80: Boho Chic Shag Cut

Shag cuts are all the rage, and this boho-chic version is no exception. A throwback style with a modern twist, the boho shag is a voluminous and universally flattering option for any woman.

balayage shag with curtain fringe
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#81: Balayage Shag with Curtain Fringe

Take it back to the good old days with a lovely balayage shag and a curtain fringe cut. This classic cut is one of the ideal medium-shaggy, wispy haircuts for thin hair. It’s great to look a little younger and highlight your features. Blonde balayage gives this style depth and a modern style.

mid-length curly shag for dark hair
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#82: Mid-Length Curly Shag for Dark Hair

Medium-length shag haircuts allow you to embrace your hair texture. The right layering of your curl will create a fun, shaggy shape and help keep styling time to a minimum. At home, utilizing a diffuser for styling grows out the shape of your curls tend to clump together too much.