61 Chic Medium Shag Haircuts

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Popular medium shag haircuts are the most versatile of all haircuts. Whatever your hair texture may be, the mid-length shag offers possibilities that are right for you. Do you have fine hair? The extra layering in the crown livens up thin, fine hair in a flash. Thicker-haired women get instant control with a defined styled. Enjoy my collection of the best medium shaggy cuts!

So, before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of medium shag haircuts.

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Modern Medium Length Shagged Haircut

Modern Medium Length Shagged Haircut
Instagram @hirohair

This is the more modern version of the classic shag. The best thing about shag haircuts for medium length hair is that they’re pretty flattering on any face shape and any age.

This is such an easy haircut to style with loose waves and looks super cute if you just air-style with a little mousse.

If you’re wanting this haircut always take into consideration how much layering you are comfortable with. You can always try a more toned down version to start with and gradually add more layers if you are hesitant.

Air-styling with a texturizing mousse (like Kerastase Mousse Bouffant) is quick and low maintenance way to style this effortless haircut. It’s a great cut for women on the go.

Shag with Shattered Layers

Disconnected layering is a great way to enhance the movement of thick hair.

shag with shattered layers for older women
Instagram @modestspotcarrillo

How To Style a Medium Shag Hairstyle:

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

Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT Spray for added texture with great hold. This look is suitable for round, heart or square shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

The Perfect Medium Wavy Shag for Fine Hair

The Perfect Shag for Fine Hair
Instagram @pink.dagger

Featuring a modern take on the vintage cut, this blonde layered style with a lovely short fringe complements any face shape and hair density, even thin hair. Style medium layered haircuts with subtle waves to give the body effortless volume and movement.

A Cool Center Part Shag with Choppy Layers

A Cool Center Part Shag
Instagram @ashley.emerson.hill

A more feminine version of the cut – this choppy layered center-parted hairstyle looks so stunning when paired with a dark ash brown to complete this wash-and-go look. This one is border-line short. So if that’s your thing, then check out these popular short shag haircuts.

A Medium Razor Cut Shag with Curtain Bangs

A Medium Razor Cut Shag with Curtain Bangs
Instagram @barrowsalon

These layers cut throughout the length of the hair give it an incredible ’80s vibe along with those feminine curtain bangs. Shoulder length shag haircuts work great on hair with density and a little wave to it for easier styling.

A Fantastic Shoulder Length Shag

A Fantastic Shoulder Length Shag
Instagram @tiffygotsthishair

The soft fiery waves and those romantic yet edgy layers manage to make this a modern take on the classic 80’s shoulder-length shag. Any skin color can rock this bold shade, while those lengthy full bangs complement long faces best.

Medium Shaggy A-line Bob Layered Hairstyle

Medium Shaggy A-line Bob Layered Hairstyle
Instagram @vidogisalon

Made to offer you a fuller look and beautiful volume at the back of your head – the A-line bob is designed for everyone. One way to style it is to have messy and shaggy layers for an added thickness and dimension.

Purple Choppy Shag with Deep Side Part

Purple Choppy Shag with Deep Side Part
Instagram @philliprosado

A dope textured medium cut painted with a lustrous purple shade would be one of the bravest things you could do! Although the color is high maintenance when it comes to shower care, this super fashionable look doesn’t need much styling afterwards. A simple deep side part plus a tousled look would do gorgeously.

Mid Length Textured Shag Cut with Choppy Ends

Mid Length Textured Shag Cut with Choppy Ends
Instagram @ashleykayehair

A fresh texture cut 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 as well! This shag for medium length hair is easy to maintain and style at home!

Shag for Thin Medium Hair with Face Framing Layers

Shag for Thin Medium Hair with Face Framing Layers
Instagram @alchemyorlando

The thick heavy fringe and the bulk on the top hair creates the illusion of volume throughout the hairstyle which is perfect for thin and medium fine hair. This super textured cut is a get-up-and-go look that ladies with busy lives would love.

Curly Shag for Medium Cut Hair

Curly Shag for Medium Cut Hair
Instagram @joshgmelon

Conditioning is the key to amazing well-defined curls! You can opt for a short bob cut like this if you wanna revitalize your curls and leave your natural color on for a healthier hair.

An Edgy Shag for Women Over 50

This edgy shag for women over 50 was created by hairstylist Courtenay Carter of Austin, TX. “My absolute favorite thing about it is how the fringe separates,” she adds.

Carters best advice? “Be open to wearing longer fringe and don’t overthink styling the cut. Just give the hair a few waves using a flat iron in a rocking motion in random parts off of the interior. It takes away from the 70’s medium length shag haircuts if the bangs are too precise and the body and texture are too uniform.”

Medium Shaggy Bob with Bangs

Medium Shaggy Bob with Bangs
Instagram @_jennie.rose

This medium shaggy bob with bangs was created and styled by hairstylist and owner Jennie Rose of Huntington Beach, CA.

“This style is a lot more relaxed and doesn’t require a lot of work, so it’s good for the clients who like a wash and go look but on weekends you can really play up the texture. You’ll want a good dry shampoo, texture spray, and a 1-inch wand or flat iron to help create the perfect textured waves,” she explains.

Medium Shaggy Bob with Razored Layers

This textured undercut bob on a shoulder length shag cut was created by stylist Joel Torres of Dallas, TX. “The idea was removing weight from below the occipital bone to promote movement on the perimeter,” he explains.

He goes on to say, “this textured bob I created first by establishing the length then doing soft layers and personalization techniques with a razor. The razor is good to create a natural feeling and movement.”

If you’re considering a shaggy hairstyle for medium length hair, it’s important to do a consultation with your stylist. If you don’t have a good density of hair then the undercut is not a good fit. You can create the same haircut without the undercut part. Furthermore, if the texture is too frizzy, don’t do it with the razor. Choose scissors instead.

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

He adds, “for the face shape, a woman with a really small face or small forehead should avoid the fringe because it would make the face even smaller. Other shapes go really well with the cut.”

Mid Length Shag with Sun-Kissed Locks

Mid Length Shag with Sun-Kissed Locks
Instagram @kikikilledit_

This razor cut shag for medium hair with a full fringe was created by stylist Kirstin Jamerson of St. Louis, MO. “I used Davines Liquid Spell and diffused her hair to bring out her soft natural texture. I love medium shag haircuts for their effortlessly cool vibe,” she explains.

A medium length shag haircut looks best on wavy to curly hair that’s medium to fine thickness.

Jamerson states, “it’s an effortless and low maintenance haircut. I usually recommend a mousse or cream gel to air dry or diffuse the hair, working with the natural texture.”

A Must-Try Shag for Medium Length Thin Hair

Master stylist Kaylyn Walborn of Philadelphia, PA created this textured shag with a choppy fringe. “The look was achieved with both shear and straight razor to emphasize the client’s texture. What I like most about the cut is, of course, the fringe,” she states.

“The greatest part about this shape is that most people with wavy hair and/or love volume will find this look very flattering. It’s generally easily styled with a wave or salt spray and can be air dried for an awesome effect. Also, the medium shag haircut grows out quite well and turns into fun new looks as it gets longer. Upkeep on the fringe is more prevalent but it can be worn in a longer shape as it grows out,” she adds.

Medium Shaggy Bob Haircut with Jagged Layers

Owner and stylist Anna Peters of Clovis, CA created this Rose Quartz tousled bob. “It’s a favorite because its effortless feel and undone texture ups the cool factor for a short bob length cut,” she adds.

“I created this medium length shag cut using my Sam Villa 7″ Dry Cutting Shears to carve through the hair and create the texture seen here. Then using the Sam Villa 2-in-1 Marcel Iron and Wand, I did a lazy wrap around the wand to achieve a loose undone wave to the hair. Finished it off with Redken Wax Blast 10 for definition and hold,” explains Peters.

Anna goes on to say, “it works great for any face shape, depending on where you part the hair and where the layers are placed. This haircut works great for clients 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.”

Shaggy Blunt Bob Cut for Thick Hair

This shaggy blunt bob cut for thick hair was created by colorist and owner Brittany Rosset of Minneapolis, MN. “There is a lot to consider when getting a bob,” she explains. “Layers, bangs, concave, or blunt!”

Rosset says, “if your someone who hates not being able to get their hair all the way up, you probably aren’t ready for a bob. But if you can settle for a cute half top knot then you’re in luck! I love texture in a bob to give it a different vibe.”

“Sleek is so classic, but I just love how different these two styles can make medium length shag hairstyles look,” she adds.

70’s Shaggy Lob Cut for Shoulder Length Hair

A modern 70’s Shag-Lob cut for shoulder length hair was created by Lacy J Ward, a senior stylist in Austin, TX. “Her hair didn’t have the thickness to go full shag but the lob (shorter in back, longer in front) helped create the fullness her fine hair lacks, while still giving it some shag-like texture,” she explains.

When it comes to stylist advice, Lacy says, “use products made for texture and volume, but not so heavy that it weighs the hair down. I personally love No. 4’s Sugar Spray. Any mousse or thickening spray, (R+Co Chiffon or Number 4 Styling Foam) blown out with a round brush for finer hair, or Mason Pearson brush for thicker hair, is great.”

Golden Wavy Shag With Long Bangs

Golden Wavy Shag With Long Bangs
Instagram @thehairgypsy

This wavy shag with long bangs was created by The Hair Gypsy.

Sunkissed Shaggy Bob for a Round Face

This shaggy bob for a round face was created by stylist and Redken artist Celina Trevino of Atlanta, GA.

This is a look for the girl that needs low maintenance but wants style. And the cut works great for a round face shape.

To style medium shag cuts like this, Trevino says, “just 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 will curl in the middle and use a flat iron to straighten the ends for more messy, textured effect.”

“I use Redken’s Powder Grip cocktailed with Redken’s Diamond Oil to give the hair texture and shine. Finish it off with Redken’s Triple Take 32 hairspray and voila, you have a messy, textured, medium shaggy bob,” she adds.

Multi-Dimensional Mid Length Wavy Modern Shag

This mid length wavy modern shag was created by creative stylist Jed Styler of Mississauga, ON.

His best advice? “Healthy hair, patience, products, and consultation! I cannot stress how important a good consultation is! I did a modern shag haircut on this model. There is a lot of texture and movement in the front while keeping the layers in the back a little bit longer,” he explains.

Styler goes onto the say, “the great thing about this look is that once the hair starts getting longer, the color will still look great because of all the dimension. The maintenance on this look is low.”

Aqua Messy Shag with Short Layers and Bangs

Aqua Messy Shag with Short Layers and Bangs
Instagram @raylakehair

“This messy shag maintains long length but very short layers,” says stylist and creator Raven Lake of Fairfax, VA.

Lake explains, “this look was super fun to cut using a precision concave layering technique, then going back in with a razor to remove even more weight and define pieces.”

This look works best on average to thick densities of hair, especially naturally wavy hair. If you have very dense hair, ask for a lot of weight removal. If your hair is very fine, this much layering can create a stringy look in the length. With fine hair, you always want to maintain density in the length.

“Here I created wavy texture with a flat iron to enhance the color and cut. However, this cut holds up well without heat styling, especially on naturally wavy hair,” states Lake.

For products, Raven recommends, “anything with a little volume and texture. My personal favorites right now are Floyd’s 99 Texture Powder, which is a non-aerosol dry shampoo with hold for bigger volume, as well as IGK Beach Club texture spray for gentle volume with a little hold.”

Modern-Day Mid-Length Shag Cut

Modern-Day Mid-Length Shag Cut
Instagram @doreencrider

The mid-length shag is a modern-day beachy look with textured shag-like layers and a textured fringe,” says stylist Doreen Mansour Crider of Santa Monica, CA. “The length itself is slightly cut from short to long with some disconnection in the front, leaving the two front corners looking longer,” she adds.

Doreen goes on to say, “women considering this cut should know that it does take styling and product to achieve the beachy curl look. Having a fringe also requires maintenance such as a frequent bang trim and styling in the morning. But, the great thing about this look is that it is versatile. It can be polished or messy and once styled, and with each day thereafter of unwashed hair, it only gets better! If worn straight, this look goes for more of a shaggy textured feel.”

Soft Shaggy Layers with Movement

Soft Shaggy Layers with Movement
Instagram @ashleybigfun

Stylist Ashley Brown of Philadelphia, PA created these soft shaggy layers with a lot of movement.

“My favorite thing about this look and all shags are their wearability,” she states. “They grow out still looking gorgeous and they also give people that extra volume in the crown and around their face that they are always looking for.”

“Shags are great for all different face types. I just adjust the length of the layers and fringe to what flatters the client the most,” she adds.

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.

Effortless Textured Shag Haircut

Effortless Textured Shag Haircut
Instagram @carlyraecoady

“This look is all about effortless, wearable texture,” states style creator Carly Rae Coady of East Nashville, TN. “The longer, shaggy fringe has a low commitment, low maintenance wearability that’s perfect for anyone wanting to dabble with a fringe.”

“This is a soft take on the shag with a strong perimeter and loose, shaggy surface layers and a shattered face frame,” explains Coady.

Carly Rae goes onto say, “the modern shag is perfect for those who have grown out a bob but want to change the shape as it continues to grow long. This cut is also perfect for those wanting a medium length, but with a completely different and versatile shape. This cut works for any texture as it is an effortless-looking style. You can alter the fringe to be more Brigitte Bardot-inspired, or even longer like in this image.”

As for the best products, she believes, “for this look, get a good salt spray (R+Co Sail is my current go-to) and a great finishing texturizer (R+Co Badlands or ORIBE Dry Texture Spray) to create movement in the style.”

Modern Chocolate Brown Shag

A modern shag with chocolate brown hair color
Instagram @pingpaintshair

This modern shag was created by stylist Ping Muangmingsuk of Indianapolis, IN. “The layers are more fluid and less defined and the overall look is less mullet-like. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s super versatile,” she adds.

Ping explains, “this shag look is very different curled verses straight. I feel like it can be tailored to different face shapes, so there really isn’t anyone that can’t have this cut. It’s a little hard to put into a ponytail with all the face framing layers, so women that need their hair out of their face might not want to go this shaggy.”

Medium Layered Shag with Blonde Highlights

This medium layered shag with blonde highlights was created by owner and stylist Heather Mancias-Wright of Round Rock, TX. “I would describe this look as a modern shag. I love that it’s fun, playful and easy to wear,” states Heather.

“This cut is perfect for fine hair seeking volume with the shorter layers,” she explains. “You could wear this cut softer as a wash and wear, or piece it out using product like I did here. Also, I used the Lanza Healing Hair Plumper and Lanza Healing Brilliant Texture.”

Black Collarbone Length Shag with Bangs

Black Collarbone Length Shag with Bangs
Instagram @cosmic_nikki

This medium length modern shag with texture and a heavy, face framing fringe was created by level 2 stylist Nikki Williams of Roswell, GA.

She recommends using Eufora’s Full Effect texture spray for body and Eufora’s Sea Spritz for a piecey finish.

“This look can work for fine or thick hair types as long as your stylist can take the weight out on the ends or add volume around the crown where it’s needed,” explains Williams. “It works well with oblong or heart shaped faces by bringing focus to the cheekbones.”

Piecey Medium Shag for an Oval Face Shape

Piecey Medium Shag for an Oval Face Shape
Instagram @rhyantownsend

This piecey medium shag for oval face shapes was created and styled by hair artist Rhyan Townsend of Arroyo Grande, CA. “The layering in this cut adds a softness that works well on all face shapes, she explains. “The length of the cut shown here is great for a round or oval face shape. For someone with a longer face shape, I would suggest making the cut a bit shorter.”

Townsend says, “the great 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 that doesn’t mind rough drying and adding a little bend and texture with a curling iron.”

Townsend offers one last piece of advice, “layering the hair does remove weight, so I would not recommend this cut for someone with fine hair.”

Chic Shag with Wispy Bangs and Shaggy Layers

Chic Shag with Wispy Bangs and Shaggy Layers
Instagram @hairbyalexiaxo

This modern-chic shag was created by stylist Alexia Duryea of Naples, FL. “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,” she explains.

To recreate medium shaggy haircuts, Alexia suggests, “start by using Redken’s Beach Envy Volume Texturizing shampoo and conditioner. Apply Pureology’s Color Fanatic to the hair while damp to detangle and protect from heat.”

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

“Once the hair is all 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,” states Alexia.

Collarbone Length Shag Cut with Rooted Blonde

“I would describe this look as a shaggy rooted blonde,” says style creator Caleigh Giarra of Nashville, TN. “I love to keep some depth in a bright blonde, so doing a little shadow root is a go-to for me.”

For styling, Giarra recommends, “texture spray, and/or a matte pomade. The products in particular that I used to style this look were Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair texture spray and Nightrider pomade.”

“I would recommend this style for someone with medium to thick hair, as it wouldn’t create an issue to take heavy sections for bangs/shorter layers,” she explains.

Face Framing Shag for Straight Hair

Face Framing Shag for Straight Hair
Instagram @bekahdoesmyhair

This face framing shag for straight hair was created by stylist Rebekah Cunningham of Fairhope, AL. “The shag is the chameleon of cuts, transitioning from work to play seamlessly while also being universally flattering. This low maintenance haircut always looks good,” she explains.

The shag is designed to show off natural hair texture. 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.

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

For styling products, Cunningham says, “I really love 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 big lift at the roots while combating dull, flat and dirty hair.”

“This cut is a great 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,” she states. “Having this frame around face creates the opportunity to tailor this cut to each individual face shape.”

Face Contouring Shag with Bangs

Face Contouring Shag with Bangs 
Style by Susanne Dellge, Makeup by Betty Mekonen, Goertz Hair, Braunschweig, Germany

This shag haircut has really short layers throughout that are shorter in front and not as short in the back. The really short face framing layers in the front give the haircut an illusion of even shorter layers that open up the face horizontally and make it appear wider.

The chic horizontal fringe extends past the eyebrows to open the face up even more. Having the fringe covering the forehead also covers up part of the face, making it appear shorter and wider.

How To Style Shag with Bangs:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for shine.

Try Alterna’s Bamboo Kendi Dry Oil Micromist Spray gives the hair weightless shine and controls frizz. Long face shapes with hair that is thick in density and medium to coarse in texture will suit this medium shag with bangs best.

Mid Length Shag with Feathered Layers

Mid Length Shag with Feathered Layers
Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Since this trendy shag has longer layers, it will have texture and movement without losing too much volume from the hair.

How To Style a Mid Length Shag with Feathered Layers:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Smooth the hair away from the face using a flat iron.
  4. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

For styling a shoulder-length hairstyle with shaggy layers, try the hair product Alterna’s Bamboo Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray because it smooths, repairs and protects hair from heat styling tools up to 428 F.

Shoulder-Length Shag Layered Cut

Shoulder-Length Shag Layered Cut
Style by Alyssa Shatek, Makeup by Abi Kolosik, Blaze Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

This shag haircut is layered from top to bottom. This type of layering removes weight not just on the surface of the hair, but also on the ends.

How To Style a Shoulder Length Shag:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for texture.
  5. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

When styling a shaggy cut for medium hair, try Caviar Perfect Texture Spray because it gives the hair texture and fullness that is both brushable and buildable.

With the fringe, this haircut works best for wider face shapes with hair that is high in density and medium to coarse in texture. Without the fringe, it will work on any face shape.

Red and Orange Shag with Very Deep Side Part

Red and Orange Shag with Very Deep Side Part
Style by Robin Cook, Makeup by Candice Holloway, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

These layers in this cut and even its perimeter are a lot shorter in the front compared the back. The cut even has some disconnected shorter layers at the temple on one side. This modern shag hairstyle is worn with a very deep side part, giving it a trendy asymmetric look.

How To Style a Shaggy Cut with a Deep Side Part:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the hair and add some texture by adding some bend to the hair using a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for texture.
  5. Set with a flexible hold spray.

Caviar Perfect Texture Spray gives the hair texture and fullness, so give it a try! Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density work well with this medium length shag.

Wild Shaggy Mid-Length Hair

Wild Shaggy Mid-Length Hair
Style by Kaylen O’Brien, Makeup by Candice Holloway, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

This shag-like hair has a lot of disconnected layers and is layered all the way down to the ends. This gives the hair a lot of texture and movement and removes a lot of its weight/density. Volume could be styled into it, but if worn wash-and-wear style, the hair will skinny, which is perfect for women with lots of hair.

How To Style Shaggy Mid-Length Hair:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the hair and add some texture by adding some bend to the hair using a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for texture and volume.
  5. Set with a flexible hold spray.

Try Bamboo Uplifting Hair spray. It gives hair volume at the roots when sprayed on dry hair.

Feathered Shag

This softly layered medium shag cut is light as a feather.

 How To Style a Feathered Shag:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes.
  2. Smooth hair lightly with a flat iron.
  3. Rake fingers through hair to create light separation.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look. Use a light pomade for piecey finish. This look is suitable for most face shapes and works best on fine to medium hair with mid length textured layers.

Lavender Underlights on a Collarbone Length Shag

Lavender Underlights on a Collarbone Length Shag
Style by Peles Hair Salon, Johnstown, PA

Take your shaggy look to the next level with pastel underlights.

How To Style a Collarbone Shag:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes. Be sure to dry and style the ends so they stay straight.
  2. For a longer lasting set, use a flat iron to seal and smooth hair.
  3. Rake fingers through the ends to create light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair and Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection. This look is suitable for round, square or oval shaped faces.

Cropped Shaggy Bob

Cropped Shaggy Bob
Style by Robin Cook, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

This is a creative and fun shag-inspired look for thick hair.

How To Style a Cropped Shaggy Bob:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush for maximum volume in the crown area. Keep the fringe and side areas smooth.
  2. Backcomb the back crown area for extra height.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

If your shaggy haircut is shoulder length, try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER for extra texture and hold. Then, use a straightening iron to lock in that smooth texture. This look is suitable for square, heart or round shaped faces.

Middle Part Shag With Layers

Middle Part Shag With Layers
Style by Sandra Carr, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Short, shaggy layering is great for longer medium length hair.

How To Style a Middle Part Shag with Layers:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush for maximum volume in the crown area.
  2. Use a curling iron or wand for extra texture.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Try DermOrganic WIINDSWEPT DEFINING WHIP for bounce and movement. Rake your fingers through your hair for a messy, bedhead finish.

Wavy Medium Shag with Side Swept Bangs

Wavy Medium Shag with Side Swept Bangs
Style by Peles Hair Salon, Johnstown, PA

Enhance those shaggy layers with sweet apricot-inspired lowlights and sweeping the bangs.

How To Style a Medium Shag with Side Swept Bangs:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush for maximum volume in the crown area.
  2. Create soft waves with a large curling wand.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Try DermOrganic WIINDSWEPT DEFINING WHIP for bounce and movement. Backcomb the interior to boost fine hair.

Rocker Chic Shag with Fringe

Rocker Chic Medium Shag Hairstyles
Style by Keely Martinez

This medium-length shag haircut is all rock-n-roll, all the time! It’s suitable for most face shapes and works best on finely textured hair.

How To Style a Shag with Fringe:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes. Be sure to dry and style the ends so they tuck under and not outward.
  2. For a longer lasting set, use a flat iron to seal and smooth hair.
  3. Rake fingers through hair to create light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

When styling medium-length shag haircuts, try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a natural, loose, undone look.

Flipped Out Medium Shag Bob

Flipped Out Medium Shag Bob
Style by Don Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Add a bit of 70’s flair with flipped out ends and feathered layers.

How To Style a Flipped out Bob:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush to create volume and flipped out ends.
  2. Use a large barrel curling iron on ends if needed.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

To style your shoulder length medium shaggy haircut, try DermOrganic Fast Drying Shaping Spray for great hold with touchable texture. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Crimson Lowlights on Layered Shaggy Hair

Crimson Crush Medium Shag with a Fringe Side View
Style by Shortino’s Salon & Spa, York, PA

How To Style Layered Shaggy Hair:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes to minimize volume.
  2. Use a flat iron to seal and smooth hair.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Try TIGI Bedhead HEADRUSH Shine Spray for a high-gloss shine. This hairstyle with shaggy layers works best on medium hair.

Modern Blonde Shaggy Cut

Modern Blonde Fun Medium Shag with Tapered Front Side View
Style by An Va Salon & Spa, Holland, OH

How To Style a Modern Shaggy Cut:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush to create light volume. Smooth the ends of the top layers under, while flipping ends out along the back perimeter area.
  2. Rake fingers through hair to create movement with texture.
  3. Finish with a lighthold hairspray.

Soft, rounded layers add just the right amount of sassiness to this classic cut. Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection to prevent frizzy hair.

 Shag with Fringe

Medium length shag cut with fringe
Instagram @alchemy_hair_boston

A full fringe adds great contrast to this lightly layered haircut.

This medium shag style works best on fine to medium hair.

A-line Medium Cut Choppy Lob

Choppy layers add playful texture to this A-line hairdo.

Golden Girl Fringey Shag Hairstyle with Bangs Side View
Style by Aveda Las Vegas Academy, Las Vegas, NV

How To Style an A-line Medium Cut:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes for a sleek finish.
  2. Rake fingers lightly through the crown area for light definition.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

When styling, try Kevin Murphy EASY RIDER for flexible hold. This look is suitable for most face shapes.

Modern Chic Bob on Mid-Length Hair

Modern Chic Bob on Mid-Length Hair
Style by Emily Volk, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style a Bob on Mid-Length Hair:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush for maximum volume in the crown area. Keep the fringe and side areas smooth.
  2. Backcomb the back crown area for extra height.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

The right layering can offer super volume and great control for thick hair. For styling, use DermOrganic WIINDSWEPT DEFINING WHIP for bounce and movement. This look is suitable for square, heart or round shaped faces.

Blonde Medium Hairstyle with Bangs

Dramatic Platinum Medium Shag Heavy Fringe
Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style a Medium Hairstyle with Bangs:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush for maximum volume.
  2. Backcomb the base for extra fullness and defined shape.
  3. Create piecey texture along the face frame and ends.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Ultra white locks offer a perfect backdrop for this gorgeous cut with a feathery finish. Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-In Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Medium Shaggy Hairstyle with Highlights

Summer Breeze Flippy Medium Shag with Highlights Side View
Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style Medium Shaggy Hair:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush for volume.
  2. Alternate directions when drying to create playful movement
  3. Rake fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

This casual, windswept medium shaggy hairstyle is great for a party at the beach. Use Oribe Apres Beach for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

The Perfect Medium Shag for a Square Face

The Perfect Medium Shag for a Square Face
Instagram @salonorchardnyc

Layers and waves can add the needed volume and texture to soften an angular face. Those sexy wavy front pieces also open the face up and brighten it for a beautiful feminine look.

Face Framing Shag for Shoulder Length Hair

Face Framing Shag for Shoulder Length Hair
Style by Peles Hair Salon, Johnstown, PA

How To Style a Face Framing Shag:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes. Be sure to dry and style the ends so they stay straight.
  2. For a longer lasting set, use a flat iron to seal and smooth hair.
  3. Rake fingers through ends to create light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

This chic shag haircut means business, so get ready to sign on the dotted line. Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair. This look is suitable for round, square or oval shaped faces.

Shagged Curls On Medium Length Cut

Shagged Curls On Medium Length Cut
Style by Lachane Lee, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style Shaggy Curls:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush for a smooth finish.
  2. Lightly curl the ends in alternating directions for contrasting texture.
  3. Rake fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Try Sebastian Whipped Creme for delicious curls and perfect waves. This shaggy cut is suitable for most face shapes.

Cinnamon Hair Color on Shaggy Layered Hair

Cinnamon Hair Color on Shaggy Layered Hair
Style by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermilion, OH

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes. Smooth ends so they tuck under.
  2. Rake fingers through ends to create light separation.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Add some stunning streaks and face framing layers to play up your texture. Try Kevin Murphy FULL.AGAIN Thickening Lotion for natural movement and body. This haircut shows us a great way to style thick hair while still maintaining volume in all the right places. 

Straight Shag with Side Swept Bangs

Straight Shag with Side Swept Bangs
Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style a Straight Shag Cut:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush for maximum volume.
  2. Backcomb the base for extra fullness and defined shape.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER for massively big hair! This straight shag is suitable for oval, round or square shaped faces and works best on thick hair.

Contouring Blonde Medium Shaggy Hairstyle

How To Style Medium Shaggy Hairstyles:

  1. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes.
  2. Lightly flat iron to seal and smooth hair.
  3. Rake fingers through ends to create light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Fine haired girls should try Kevin Murphy ANTI.GRAVITY Spray to add volume and high shine.

A Sassy Shaggy Cut for Older Women

This cut is a sassy modern shag for older women. It was created and styled by master stylist and educator Tiziana Pendergrast of Richmond, VA. “I like that it has lots of texture and movement. The highlights add dimension and draw your attention to the haircut.”

It requires maintenance as in styling and products. Pendergrast suggests, “a dry texture spray by Moroccan oil. This haircut would work best for someone with fine to medium hair.”

A Head-Turning Shag for Women Over 40

A Head-Turning Shag for Women Over 40
Instagram @texturedbymeg

Featuring a modern take on this 70’s haircut with pops of piecey balayage and a light fringe, this style can take the years off of anyone with its fresh and trendy vibe.

Sassy Medium Shag with Fringe

Sassy Miss Soft Medium Shag With Layers and Fringe
Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

How To Style a Medium Shag with Fringe:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush to create light volume. Smooth the ends under in the top layers and along the perimeter.
  2. Rake fingers through hair to create light movement.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

The soft layers and fringe medium shag hairstyles are a great way to enhance fine hair. Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse to boost hair with flexible fullness and hold.