26 Best Shag Haircuts for Women of Any Age

Shag haircuts

The shag haircut is heavily layered and gives a very chiseled, choppy and textured look to fit a wild and carefree attitude. Shaggy hair looks great on almost any hair length. On short hair, this hairstyle will give you more of a choppy look and work best on thin or fine hair. For medium-length hair, it’s perfect for women with rounder faces. For long hair, adding lots of layers works great for women with thick hair. For naturally curly hair, they are a nice way to freshen up your locks. For ideas on how you can best rock this cut, check out these popular photos of modern shag haircuts and see which style suits your sassy personality best!

Wearable Modern Shag Haircut

Q&A with style creator, Holly Seidel
Master Stylist @ Chignon Salon in Pasadena, CA

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

This shag hairstyle a very wearable version of what like to call a newer shag. It is cut with a razor for softness and accentuated head shape, creating fullness at the crown. It can be worn with side , middle or straight across bangs, but the slightly disconnected layers at the crown with bangs and bits around the face and are what really sets it apart from other cuts.

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

Depending on what texture you have, product choices can vary. This model has a very curly and naturally frizzy texture, so she uses both a moisture creme called High Dive and an oil called Tinsel by R+Co.

For fine to medium textures, I would recommend a couple of drops of Tinsel for dry or flyaway hair and volumizing styling cream like Jackpot, also by R+Co. I also love Sail which is their soft wave spray. I spray it generously over Tinsel on my own hair and let it air dry for a little beachy wave.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The beauty of this cut is that it can really work with many face shapes, depending on how the bangs and face framing are cut.

Additionally, they can be as edgy or conservative as you like, depending on how short or far down the layers are cut. Make sure your stylist has taken continuing education classes on how to cut a proper shag.

Very Curly Shag Bob

A very curly shag haircut
Instagram @couperokeisalon

Look charming even with these tousled curls that is incredibly low maintenance and easy to style! Try a gorgeous shag haircut like this if you want to spice up your natural look.

Choppy Blonde Shag with Curtain Bangs

Choppy Shag
Instagram @andreabhair

Q&A with style creator, Andrea Bramchtein
Hairstylist @ Urban Betty Salon in Austin, TX


How would you describe this look?

This look if for someone who is looking to change up their look. I call this a “baby shag.” It has a very similar shape to shag but less severe in shape. It allows someone to achieve a different look without having to cut all of their hair off.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look has proven to look great with almost any face shape because of the versatility of framing around the face. As I always recommend, if you are getting bangs, make sure you are committed to styling them.

Shaggy Layers with Thick Bangs

Shaggy Layers with Thick Bangs
Instagram @fancychantz

Q&A with style creator, Chantz Pinkston
Stylist @ Salon 2000 in Fleming Island, FL


How would you describe this look?

There are a few things in this shag hairstyle that really intrigues me. I love the fluidity of it and how easy it is as a whole. Because of the cut, it is in a shape that requires minimal effort for beautiful styling. Overall, this shag is a pretty easy look to achieve.

On a technical level, it’s simply a lobbed haircut with rounded concave layers. Once the general shape is in, create a place for your face framing to live. Dry the hair smooth, create your fringe, and then enhance your face framing and layering with some slide cutting and other personalized detailing. Once you have your haircut finished, section out the top half of the hair, and put in a soft wave. The point of only doing the top half is so the hair underneath creates a shattered but blunt perimeter and the layers on top cascade with natural movement and texture.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you are a person who wants minimal maintenance and styling time, this is a good haircut to go for, that is, depending on your hair. Ideally, someone with medium fine hair would be best suited for this look. A good amount of density in the hair allows for a fuller look despite all the layering, and a finer hair texture allows easy blending and transitioning of the layers. Ultimately, you want this hair to still look nice and blended if work straight. When it comes to styling, things like sea salt sprays, styling foams, and clay-based products help create body and grit to hold a style throughout the day without the hair weighing down.

I would suggest the Aveda texture tonic, Phomollient, and the pure abundance style prep. Haircuts with a good amount of layering and face-framing can really look nice on just about any face shape, but because everything comes forward, I find I like to see this most on square shaped faces, oval-shaped faces, and heart-shaped faces. But, thanks to personalized hair cutting, it really can suit just about anyone. The girl in the photo has a slightly squared heart-shaped face. She comes in to see me roughly once every 3 months, does yoga intensely and regularly, and has no complaints about her hair interfering with her lifestyle. Shags are coming back with a vengeance, and quite frankly they’re adorable!

Layered Subdued Shag

Subdued Shag
Instagram @rachelsrad

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Radford
Owner @ Ceremony Salon in Carrboro, NC


How would you describe this look?

This look is a subdued shag. Versions of this haircut have been worn since the late ’60s so it’s a new classic! The heavy bangs and tousled layering add a bit of edge to her look, and the color adds dimension and enhances the shape.

I love the rock in roll vibe the cut and color give her while being super easy to wear. This cut is great because you can air dry it, sleep on it, ride with your windows down, and it will always look amazing!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’ve given this cut to clients of all ages and hair types and face shapes. What’s great about the shag is that the layers can really open up the face, enhancing cheekbones and widening the eyes. The bangs and layers can be customized to flatter anyone.

It’s so easy to maintain and style so it’s great for those who don’t have the time to fuss with their hair. For finer textures, I like to work a texturizing product into the hair, like a salt spray or mousse before drying to add hold and volume. For heavier hair types or curls, I like to use a styling cream to add hold and moisture and definition.

Plan on getting your bangs trimmed up about every 6 weeks, although they look great as they grow out too because of all of the layerings in the cut.

Shaggy Angled Bob for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Natalie Cericola
Hairstylist @ Good Beauty in Chicago, IL


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

This is an angled bob shag. With this cut, I added some heavy layering to take out the weight and add texture. When creating a look like this, the technique is key!

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

My favorite product line right now is IGK. To create this look, I used Call Time as a primer to prepare her luscious locks for this look. I followed up with Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel to create a shiny finish while adding some hydration. To finish this look, I used Broken Dreams Texture Paste to add texture and the perfect amount grit at her base to give that lived-in feel.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Bob haircuts look good on almost every face shape. I believe that face framing or having a fringe is not for everyone though. So, having the stylist ask the salon guest proper questions and examining the guest’s facial features and face shape creates the perfect consultation and desired look that fits the guest. This look is not for someone who wants a very low maintenance look. It requires extra time in the mirror and using proper styling tools.

Gorgeous Short Shaggy Bob

A bob shag for short hair
Instagram @xelamack

Q&A with style creator, Alex McDonald
Hairstylist @ Atelier by Square Salon in Las Vegas, NV


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

Considering the length, I’d describe this as a short bob shag. My favorite thing about haircuts like this is the versatility. You can part the fringe in the middle or to either side, and the same with the part.

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

I recommend any sort of texturizing product! My go-to’s are Badlands from R+Co and Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. Work the products at the root to give sexy volume.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Fortunately, this haircut works for anyone! You can customize the length of the perimeter and fringe to flatter any face shape. Since it involves a lot of layering, it’s great for coarse hair to remove weight. I also have fine-haired clients that wear this cut because it adds enough texture on top to make their hair look fuller.

Textured Shag with Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Bryanne Dyrland
Freelance Stylist @ in Eckville, AB


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

This shoulder-length shag is loaded with all-over layers and texture, but styled in a modern (non 80s) fashion. The shortest point of this cut is at the crown of the head which creates height and tons of movement. Then everything is blended out from there.

This is my favorite cut to do. I just love all the texture and movement it gives the hair with minimal effort, as well as its versatility. Wear it big with waves, or wear it straight and minimal. It is perfect for a day in the office or a night out at a rock concert!

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

There are many ways to wear this cut. The way I’ve styled it in this picture, I used Alterna Caviar Thick and Full Volume Mousse to give the mane the oomph it needs prior to blow drying. I then blow dried the hair messy, flipping the head upside down to do so.

Once dry, I used Caviar Working Hairspray before curling with a large curling iron, then finished it off with my must-have hair product, the Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray. This spray is what gives it all the body and movement, but keeps it soft and lightweight. Finish with more hairspray. This haircut is awesome on the second day! Just add more texture spray and go!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is so versatile that anyone can wear it! Of course, the thicker or coarser the hair, the more layers you can put in. It can be customized to fit any hair type. It can be worn with a fringe, or long, face-shaping layers to support any face shape. I am loving all the volume this cut gives. I recommend this cut to all my clients looking for volume. I mean, go big or go home…right?

Medium Shag Haircut With Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Shauna Forman
Master Stylist & Creative Team Member @ House of Colour in Drogheda, IE


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

This look represents the modern day medium length shag haircut with side-swept bangs, a current take on a timeless trend. It’s edgy but authentic and simple at the same time. This raw haircut is wearable and very on trend. To me, this haircut represents personality with its bold beautiful color and cool-girl cut and feel.

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

To maintain this look, I recommend prepping the hair wet with Wella EIMI Sugar Lift Spray at the scalp for volume. Throughout the mid-lengths and ends, use Wella EIMI Ocean Spritz for some lived-in texture. To finish, I like Wella Dry Me for a rough texture feel, sprinkled with some Wella Dynamic Fix, which is a 45 second crafting spray for hold that allows you to create movement freely before setting.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Cuts like this one can be worn by anyone at any age. A haircut should be maintainable and fabulously wearable. This look is for anyone who wants manageable cool-girl hair!

Short Shag Haircut With Blunt Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Lexie
Hairstylist @ Nicholas Sebastian Salon and Spa in Newtown Square, PA


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

This shag hairstyle is very soft and airy. My favorite thing about it is how effortless it looks.

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

I recommend using a wave-enhancing lotion or sea salt spray while the hair is still wet to produce its natural movement. Follow with a dry finishing spray once the hair is all dry to promote more texture and hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Shorter shag hairstyles like this one are for the type of client who is relaxed and low maintenance, but still on trend.

Disheveled Short Purple Shag

A disheveled purple shag haircut for short hair
Instagram @biancaxglam

Q&A with style creator, Bianca DiMillo
Hairstylist @ Bianca DiMillo Private Studio in West Hollywood, CA


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

This is a textured shag haircut. It’s intended to look choppy and messy…that undone, just-rolled-out-of-bed look. It is perfect for anyone who wants their hair to look elegantly disheveled.

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

Styling shag cuts like this is key. While the hair is wet, throw in a product like Sea Salt Spray or Oil Non Oil by Davines to help give volume and separation and emphasize the razor cutting technique. Once it’s dry, dose lightly from root to end with Puff Me by Design Hair to add a messy and tousled look. Puff Me adds grit to your hair, allowing you to shake your hair with your hands and have it hold the style. I love it for a root lift too!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut and style is great for someone who wants low maintenance styling in the morning and doesn’t mind re-applying product every day. A shag haircut for fine hair is fun because it will give a little life to your style. It would potentially work for thicker hair, but make sure your stylist thins your hair out appropriately or you’ll look like a mushroom.

Oval and round faces will benefit from this cut the most. Avoid this style if you have a square or rectangular face as it will emphasize the boxiness.

Soft Pixie Bob Shag

A pixie bob shag haircut
Instagram @hair.by.jenny

Q&A with style creator, Jenny
Hair Stylist & Colorist @ Little Lion Salon in Brooklyn, NY


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

I would describe this look as somewhere in between a bob and pixie. My favorite thing about this haircut is the versatility you get with it. Since it has so many layers, you can style it all messy and textured, or it can also be more conservative when you need it to be.

This client came in bored with long locks and just asking for a trim, and I said, “Okay, if that’s what you want we can do that. Although I think you would look cute with shorter hair!” I’ve mentioned that to a few clients, but rarely do people take me up on chopping all their strands off on a whim. There are some people who are just meant to have hair that’s cut short, and if you’re bored and not styling it anyway, why not?!

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

For styling this look, as well as most of my short haircuts, my go-to product recently has been Badlands Dry Shampoo Styling Paste by R+Co. Since it has dry shampoo properties, it’s lighter and also matte which is great. A lot of other styling pastes can weigh things down and make it look greasy. I’ll typically apply it everywhere and stick the hair up all crazy to ensure that the product is evenly dispersed, then you can mold it down into the shape that you want.

To maintain this haircut, ideally, you should be getting it trimmed every six to eight weeks.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Since it has so many layers, this haircut is perfect for medium to fine density because it gives the illusion of having a lot more strands than you actually do. It requires little to no styling, so it’s ideal for people who just want to air dry and throw some product in to give it some texture.

Playful Long Shag

A playful shag haircut for long hair
Instagram @hairbymollie

Q&A with style creator, Mollie Guthrie
Stylist @ Suite Escape Beauty Retreat in Fishers, IN


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

This is definitely a more playful adaptation of a shag haircut. It’s not as intense for those who are scared of adding a lot of layers, but it still gives the tousled, undone look that a shag styles would. I love that it gives so much body to the hair. Whether you choose to wear it wavy or straight, you’ll see those shorter layers popping out.

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

My go-to product for a tousled look is Davines’ Dry Texture Spray. This product is the holy grail of all products. It gives enough hold without being too tacky like a hairspray. It’s the perfect combination of a dry shampoo and hairspray. Another great product is the Sea Salt Spray (also by Davines). You can spray it on your roots while your hair is damp for added volume, and throughout the hair (both wet and dry) for more texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for my more low maintenance clients. It’s an easy look to style, especially since the goal is to have that undone effect. I like these concave layers best on fine to medium hair to add more movement, but you can definitely adapt this cut to any hair type as well as face shape. I recommend staying away from an intense amount of these layers if you have a rounder face.

Sexy Long Shag With Bangs

A long shag haircut with bangs
Instagram @susanfordhair

Q&A with style creator, Susan Ford
Creative Director and Master Hairstylist @ Asha Salon Spa in Chicago & Schaumburg, IL


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

This look is a lovely and casual shag. My favorite feature of this cut is the long and full fringe because it draws all the attention to the eyes. The choppy layers start at the cheekbones, acting as another focal point while encouraging more texture in the hair.

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

This style should be more on the “undone” side of styling to keep a cool and sexy vibe. I used Aveda’s Texture Tonic on damp hair to enhance the hair’s natural texture and dried it using a diffuser. A straightening iron was used to put a slight bend through the mid-lengths of the hair. I finished the style with Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid to separate the waves and add shine.

To maintain this cut, I recommend a trim every six weeks and to see your hairstylist at the three week mark for a fringe trim.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I believe a fringe (or thick bangs) suit practically everyone and can quickly create change and drama without having to go short. The length most flattering for this cut is when it falls at or just below the collarbone. It’s a universally friendly look and can be customized to suit all face shapes.

Clients with fine to medium density are ideal for this cut and it’s a great one for any girl or woman who would like to embrace their hair’s natural texture. You can achieve this Coachella-inspired look with the Texture Tonic, or you can use Aveda’s Smooth Infusion products and a round brush to have a more styled finish. Both looks go great with this cut!

Messy Rose Gold Shag

Q&A with style creator, Maria Prendergast
Owner & Stylist @ Helmet Salon in West Hollywood, CA


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

This is a layered shag razor cut with a soft fringe. My favorite thing about it is how airy, light and playful it is, as well as how it plays with and interacts with the color.

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

For this particular look, I used Unite’s Leave-In Conditioner and Blow & Set Styling Lotion to get a nice, shiny and smooth blow out. I finished with Unite’s Tricky Spray (which is a spray wax) to accentuate the ends.

For maintenance, depending on your texture, this could be something that is very easily a wash-and-wear style because there are no heavy weight lines. You could literally scrunch your hair, put some product in to control your texture, and go! Or you can take the extra time to blow it out and finish it with a spray wax to accentuate the edges to make it look extra piecey and edgy.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look could work well for many different hair types and face shapes because it is so soft. The razor gives a very light and airy edge to the hair. It is so soft that you can move and toss it around. It can be customized for really almost any texture, but ideally, it would be worn on medium-weight density that is straight or with a light wave.

Disconnected Shag

Disconnected shag
Instagram @suzido_

Q&A with style creator, Alejandro
Hair Designer @ Obadiah Salon in Bellevue, WA


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

This is my version of a fun, edgy, disconnected shag. This creates a very textured look that gives you fun, soft layers which work with her medium to thick hair and natural waves.

My favorite thing about this cut is that you can style it to show your personality whether it’s in the office or a night out. Channel your inner rockstar!

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

I used Oribe products to create this look, beginning with Run-Through Detangling Primer on towel dried hair. I then used Surfcomber Tousled Textured Mousse focused on the mid shaft, and blew the hair dry with a two-inch round brush. Once fully dried, I sprayed the roots with Dry Texture Spray to add body. For further definition on the ends, I used AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream and finished with Free Style working hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this cut to clients that are looking for something versatile where they can style it multiple ways. It fits most face shapes because of its long fringe in front.  It works best on medium to thick hair that has a soft wave.

Shag for Thin Hair

Q&A with style creator, Kelley
Hair Artisan and Colorist @ Vincent Salon in Eagan, MN


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

This look is inspired by the 70s shag haircut, which is one of my favorite hair eras. I love that this style has stayed relevant for decades because it continues to reinvent itself.

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

The best thing about the shag is that it’s meant to bring out natural texture. The less you style, the better it is! If you have curly/wavy hair, start with a leave-in conditioner or some with frizz control and follow with a curl enhancing product like a mousse or cream. If you have little to no wave, add a little volume and texture by using one of my favorites, Kerastase’s Spray a Porter.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is so versatile that with the right customizations, almost anyone can wear it. I love to play around with fringe to really make it unique for each client.

Sexy Shaggy Layers

A sexy shaggy layered haircut
Instagram @rohan666stylist

Q&A with style creator, Rohan Kapse
Style Director @ Asif The Salon Bandra in Mumbai, India


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

If I were to describe this look in one word, it would be sexy! Going with the latest trends, this look is very soft and natural with enough movement to enhance the texture and long layers. The natural messy shag makes the hair look fuller.

The reason why this is one of my favorite styles is that it can be easily styled at home by our clients. Secondly, not being over-tidy, it’s easy to have control over it even when it’s styled messy.

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

I achieved this look by using a few products together NASHI Sea Salt Hydrating Spray and NASHI Soft Hairspray. For a softer natural look, one can use any hydrating hair cream on any lengths and scrunch using a diffuser and a dryer. For more definition and texture, one can use a sea salt spray and curl it in medium sections. If you feel the curls are making you look straight out of the 70,s you can soften the curls gently with a flat brush and finish with a soft hold spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Anyone who can wear their locks down can rock this look. It is not recommended for clients with corporate work profiles unless they are on vacation. Being a natural, messy and soft look, it goes well with every face shape. It looks amazing on medium to longer lengths, but is not for someone who already has voluminous, wavy, rebellious hair. Having said that, there aren’t any hard and fast rules to looking glam, are there?

Medium Length Shag

A shag haircut for medium length hair
Instagram @coripghbeauty

Q&A with style creator, Cori Patterson
Master Design / Color Specialist / Mentoring Director @ Harmony Salon in Wexford, PA


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

This look is a mid-length shag cut with lots of layers. I recommended the layers for volume and to soften features around the face. My favorite thing about this look is that it is able to look classy and not overdone at the same time. It’s fun and has lots of texture.

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

I always use a volume shampoo and volume conditioner on fine hair. I recommend Pureology’s Pure Volume line. I use a lightweight heat protectant all over from our line at the salon, Harmony Glow. It’s a spray oil with heat protectant. At the roots, I spray lots of mousse. I prefer Wella’s Root Shoot in the Eimi line. Last but not least, I’ll use some finishing sprays. I like Redken’s Quick Tease and Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play. I also do some teasing at the root with a teasing brush.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this hairstyle for women looking to create volume and softness around their face, as well as women with fine hair. Any woman with high cheekbones, a high fore head and dominant facial features would look great with this style. The bangs and layers around the face also look great pulled back in a ponytail, so this look is nice for active women that pull their hair up too.

Longer Shaggy Blonde

A longer shaggy blonde hair
Instagram @wkait_hair

Q&A with style creator, Kaitlin Watling
Hairstylist @ Palm Sunday in Ontario, CA


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

This is a stunning long shag hairstyle. Inspired by the 60s and 70s, this is a tousled, low maintenance look. With a heavier curtain fringe, it’s easy for the rest of the hair to look great, even with no work at all.

My favorite thing about this look would have to be the fringe. It is so universal. Because it’s quite layered, as it grows out it perfectly sweeps to the sides and can act like a longer layer if you can’t make it to your stylist for a quick bang trim!

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

With this look, I used the Kevin Murphy Body.Builder. It is a very light mousse that I run through the hair wet and round brush it in. Starting with the bangs, blow dry them back and forth across your forehead until completely dry so they lay naturally smooth with a bit of body. This also helps smooth out any cowlicks.

This look does not have to take you long at home. You can flip your head upside down and blow the root dry for great volume, finishing the ends off with a round brush for smoothness.

This look also works well with a beachy, tousled style. You can start by flipping upside down, again, to lift the root a bit. Leave the rest to air dry (70% dry all over), spray a bit of the Kevin Murphy Hair.Resort spray, scrunch it a bit, then leave it be for a perfect shag look!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is great in normal to fine hair. Someone with a little natural texture and wave in the hair is perfect for a low maintenance routine. Just shake and go! If you feel like spending more time on it, the option to blow it out is there.

Stylists, you can really play around with the layers around the face. If someone also likes to throw their hair up, this style is super cute with pieces falling out to still frame the face. Someone with a plumper or round face shape would look great to have personalized, textured layers cut at the right spots to enhance thoe cheekbones in the perfect way! My client has higher cheekbones and a more narrow jawline, so I like to do some light layering around the face, and a heavier curtain fringe that feathers off to the side to open those eyes.

Cute Gray Shag for Older Women

Cute Shag for Older Women
Instagram @andy_doesyourhair

A messy shag cut screams an adventurer that chooses to take risks. Now older women can look dainty in one of these wild hairstyles.

Bowl Shag for Fine Hair

A bowl shag haircut for fine hair
Instagram @mouseybrowne

Q&A with style creator, Tara
Dry Haircutter @ Mousey Browne in Sydney, Australia


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

This is a sharp look that has a hint of bowl shape to it. What I really like about this look is the curved shape fringe that frames her face and meets the sides.

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

I recommend a matte wax or simply leaving it natural.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for someone who is all about a low maintenance statement haircut. The shape lends itself to straight hair that is medium to thick density.

Short Layers

Short Layers
Instagram @hairbyfina

Funky and super 70s! Bobs can also be switched up to show massive yet flattering hair.

Long Shag for Curly Hair

Long Shag for Curly Hair
Instagram @themonacut

Stylist Mona encourages to let your hair down especially when it’s this vibrant and volumized. This curly shag is extremely gorgeous!

Edgy Wispy Ombre Shag

A great example of short shaggy wispy haircuts
Instagram @nikolephelps

Q&A with style creator, Nikole Phelps
Hair Colorist/Stylist @ Tribe Beauty in Chadds Ford, PA


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

I love that it’s playful and fun and that every thickness and length of hair can have their own ideal shag that adds edgyness and texture.

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

I love Bedroom.Hair by Keven Murphy. It’s a perfect texturizing spray to give it that bedhead look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Honestly, this shag haircut could really compliment many hair types! For fine and thin hair, it can enhance volume and create texture. For curlier hair, it can add softness.

Long Wavy Shag for Thick Hair

Long Wavy Shag for Thick Hair
Instagram @awaken.courage

With a long shag like this, there is a lot of room for styling. Stylist Dre fashioned this young lady’s mane in a way that it tapered towards the end to offer that tamed look.