Today very few women opt to have their tresses cut in one-length styles. Shag haircuts look more modern, sharp and shapely, being at the same time easily-styled solutions. Modern shags vary the amount of layers and finishes for the edges. Every hair thickness and length has its ideal shag. Choosing a haircut for yourself, you should also take into account your face shape and life style.
Modern Shag Haircuts
Check out the ideas in pictures below to get inspired before your next head to the salon.
#1: Layered Shaggy Hair
Multiple pronounced layers are lovely for shoulder length shags. Add in some waves with a large barrel curling iron to complete this sassy and fun style. If your hair is dark, consider some subtle highlights to lighten things up a bit. Think of some fun color to punch up the final look and brighten up your face.
#2: Blonde Shag with Emphasized Layers
Pronounced layers providing showy jagged edges is the main attraction of this modern shag that is additionally upgraded with subtle highlights and downlights. The front tresses are flipped in to bring out the face oval, while the back locks are playfully flipped out.
#3: Medium Cut with Cropped Top
Hair cut with high layers and thinned longer down the ends might seem a little too Carol Brady. However, if done by a professional, it can also take the weight off of heavy hair or give thin hair a new lease on life. It’s sure better to go to a salon. If you’re hoping to avoid the 1970s look – don’t try this at home.
#4: Tousled Auburn Bob
This wonderful shag haircut can boast of envious thickness and inimitable texture enhanced by glossy auburn highlights. A shag that is neat and silky through the length and getting shaggier towards the ends is the highest class and one of the current trends. If you wish to view more prominent shag haircuts that are popular this season, please, visit this gallery.
#5: Medium Brunette Shag with Thick Bangs
The face-framing layers of this shag with bangs do a fabulous job of accentuating the model’s high cheekbones and make her look like a sultry, sexy movie star. The deep auburn color works well with most skin tones, and the tousled choppy style has a lot of sporty attitude.
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#6: Medium Two-Layer Cut
If you’re in search of a shag haircut that’s stylish and modern, look no further than a two-layer feathered cut with a little bit of crunchy poof at the top. A golden bronde balayage also helps to create a lush and voluminous shape.
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#7: Forward-Swept Straight Shag
A forward-swept shag is a perfect choice for thin hair because the various layers work in tandem to create a sense of lift and volume. The straight wispy bangs and slightly darker pieces that cradle the neck also contribute to a fuller and rounder appearance.
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#8: Feminine Feathered Shag for Medium Hair
A center part and feathered waves of the copper-toned shoulder-length shag are ultra-feminine and easy to style. When you let the long bangs fall in front of your eyes, you create a sensual peek-a-boo look.
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#9: Delicate Light Blonde Shag
For the ultimate statement in youthful frivolity, consider a shag style haircut that’s somewhere between a lob and a curly shag. The wavy tendrils are tinted with sexy white-blonde highlights and finished off with a razor for a complete shaggy touch.
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#10: Mid-Length Layered Ash Blonde Hairstyle
Add interest to the classic mid-length shag haircut with bangs by including layered ash blonde highlights. This works best with thin to medium textured tresses, as thick hair can seem bulky due to the amount of layers. Style with a bit of a wave for a sassy, chic aesthetic.
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