Shag Hairstyles: 10 Amazing Shags to Try


Remember the time ‘shaggy’ was in style? You don’t really have to think back a lot. Shag hairstyles have remained in style since a long time. There are a lot of different looks that you can pull off when you sport this style. So whether you have long hair or short hair, here are some of the best shag hairstyles you can pull off.


Punk

punk hairstyles

This is a shag hairstyle that looks the best in short or medium length hair. This hairstyle will continue to remind you of the good old rock-n-roll days. This is a simple style to maintain. For that, you should start off with a paddle brush and a hairdryer. Make quick downward strokes while blowing your hair dry. You can also use a hot iron to give final touches.

Double Fringe

Double Fringe

This is another classic cut that looks best with medium length hair. The best thing about this hairstyle is the double fringe that adds a dramatic touch to this style. To style your hair, try to minimize your volume. If you want to make this look even more dramatic, you can add streaks of gold, crimson, blue or violet.


Layers

Layers

This shattered look makes use of layers all over your head. When you visit your hairdresser, ask them to lay your hair in layers over layers. Use a flat iron to style them. If you use some styling product and rake your fingers through your hair, you can get a more casual look.

Pixie

Pixie

This short take on a bob cut lends a youthful and energetic look to your appearance. This classic hairstyle shows off all your features and is ideal for those who have a slender, long or angular face. If you have wavy hair, try this one out. You do not need to use any styling techniques. Just run your hands through the hair and you have a casual do ready.

Afro Shag

Afro Shag

A very commonly sported style among African Americans, this is the one that reminds you of Lenny Kravitz. Ideally suited for those who have very curly hair, this hairdo adds height and bulk to your face. If you have a long and slender face, this would look especially good.

The Heidi Klum Look

The Heidi Klum Look

Heidi has a gorgeous hairdo with carefully messed up hair that do not look overdone. Add bangs to lend a more youthful look. This hair style is perfect for those who like to be casual and add some volume to their hair.

The Unkempt

The Unkempt

If you are a fan of the unkempt, just rolled out of bed look, this is the one for you. This shag hairstyle is the hallmark of all the rock and pop icons. A huge hit in the 70s and 80s decades, this look was all the rage. For those who enjoy this look, there is absolutely no reason to fret. It is still in vogue! To master this disheveled look, just arrange your hair in a disarray. Run your fingers through your hair and keep them carefully unkempt.

The Modern Bob

The Modern Bob

This hairstyle can be achieved with very careful arrangement of your layers and fringes. This is not only a beautiful hairstyle, it is also an excellent way to control thick and voluminous hair. The layering affect tones down the volume of your hair and gives you a sleek look.

Time Travel

Time Travel

This is an uneven look, with one side shorter than the other. This gorgeous cut has a feathery appearance and the finish is absolutely stylish. To maintain the asymmetry required for this hairstyle, have your hair dresser cut your hair that way. You can create some texture around the frame of your face or the fringes.

Loose Curls

Loose Curls

If you have thin and limp hair, this look would definitely add some volume and bounce. To achieve this look, blow your hair dry and make downward strokes with a paddle brush. Now use a curling iron to make loose curls at the end of your hair. Do not curl all the fringes. Alternate between two centimeters of straight and curled ends.

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Neha

Neha started her career as a research associate with the Azim Premji Foundation and went on to lead several development programs with various NGOs. In her free time she loves travelling and writing.