26 Most Universal Modern Shag Haircut Solutions


#21: Medium Cut with Flipped Ends for Thick Hair

If you’re after a shag cut with a more conventional aesthetic and you have thick hair, opt for flipped ends. Vintage-inspired, this cut utilizes the authentic texture and volume of your tresses. To flip your ends, merely blow dry them with an outwards curve, or use a straightener in the same way.

Mid-Length Layered Hairstyle

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#22: Perfect Bangs and Wild Layers

Make no mistakes, the 90s are coming back in a big way. Opting for full, straight bangs may be a throwback, but it’s worth experimenting with. Keep the locks shoulder length and try sharply angled layers throughout for a modern take on the shag that blends finishes and plays with textures.

Brunette Shag With Straight Bangs

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#23: Short and Medium Layers for Fine Hair

Shorter layers are a go-to not only for thick hair. Fine hair can look adorably wispy with layers around the crown. Layered hair isn’t always easy, but with a little feathering and styling you can work it.

Medium Blonde Layered Hairstyle

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#24: Side-Parted Layered Bob

Sure, most shag hairstyles do include layers, but this layered bob is definitely a champion among its peers. Layers through the length swept to one side create a beautiful texture whether you prefer to wear your hair straight or curled.

Chestnut Brown Layered Bob

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#25: Medium Tousled Hair with Bangs

A medium shag with bangs is optimal if you want to wear your hair loose and tousled while spending minimum time on styling. It’s best suited for medium textured hair but can work for thin hair, too.

Messy Medium Hairstyle With Bangs

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#26: Platinum Balayage Shag

For a more polished look to your short, shoulder length shag, try a blowout with maximum lift at the roots and swoopy layers. Balayage coloring is something that will make your style irresistible and perfectly wearable.

Mid-Length Blonde Layered Hairstyle

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