There's a New Shag Cut Taking Over—And Here Are Amazing Ways to Style It
Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Looks:
Give this new cut a try.
The New Shag
So, the new shag is all about using softer layers to create a less choppy, more feminine cut that still maintains the shape and feel of a classic shag with bangs, waves, and plenty of layers. You can vary the length to whatever you want, and this style is a great example.
This French-inspired bob is ultra short on the length and bangs, which gives it that choppier shag look. This style flatters oval faces better than round or heart.
We love this modern approach to the shag cut with less messiness and sleeker locks, while keeping the tousles and bangs. This is definitely wear a smoothing serum or oil comes in handy after the hair is dry.
We love this modern crop cut that gives the choppy layers and bangs of a shag cut, but in a slightly stacked, longer crop length. It’s easy to style, but makes a statement.
This is the closest we think anyone should get to the retro shag, and it’s a pretty good resemblance with the slightest modern edge (which we might just chock up to way better hair products!).
We’re giving a nod to an original shag expert here, especially with this particular shag style that keeps the top half of layers very short to get that volume and shape (helmut-esque!). It still works!
This side-parted shaggy bob with thick bangs looks classy and chic and is perfect for those that don't want to dive into a center part. The length frames the face perfectly, and the short layers give major body.
If you want to give a quieter nod to this cool cut, then go for a subdued style that still emphasizes the characteristic center-part bangs and layers of the shag cut in a softer, sleeker way and with a longer length.
This is definitely a more modern cut that gets its characteristics from the shag cut, such as the bangs, wavy layers, and effortless look. The balayage highlights give so much movement and definition to this style and make it ultra-trendy and fresh!
Curly Girl Shag
We’re loving this natural curly-hair approach to a shag cut. With the layers creating major volume at the midsections of the hair, it’s giving the classic shape. Get some major curling mousse in this hair to enhance that curl!
We know the whole thing about a classic shag was its mountains of layers and choppy look, but we like the rebellious bluntness of this style that somehow still veers shag-like in shape and cut. Ask for blunt ends, rather than all the layers.
Shag-Inspired Long Locks
The shag is typically no longer than the just below the collarbones, but this style doesn’t sacrifice length for the layer-packed, tousled shag look. The bangs sweep away from the face, and we love the subtle highlights that add definition.
If you’re more into blunt bangs than center-parted bangs, then go for a full bang on a shag cut to make it look a little more classic and elegant. You still get the eyebrow-grazing length bangs, but just more!
This shag-esque take on the trendy lob-length cut makes for one stylish head of hair. There are plenty of layers and body, but the bangs are a little more subdued than a traditional shag.