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50 Shag Hairstyles That Are Trending Now

One of the 2023’s biggest hair trends is the shag haircut, a versatile style that works with virtually any hair type. With a shag you can be sure you’ll keep your look updated and sexy.

Whether you have thin or thick, short or long, straight or curly hair, there’s a style for you – check out below!

1. Platinum Blonde Wavy Shag. Say hello to your Marilyn Monroe side with a platinum blonde wavy shag haircut.

One of the 2023’s biggest hair trends is the shag haircut, a versatile style that works with virtually any hair type. With a shag you can be sure you’ll keep your look updated and sexy.

Whether you have thin or thick, short or long, straight or curly hair, there’s a style for you – check out below!

1. Platinum Blonde Wavy Shag. Say hello to your Marilyn Monroe side with a platinum blonde wavy shag haircut.

2. Long Center-Parted Shag Haircut. Look effortless and sexy with a centre-parted long layered shag haircut.

Long Layered Shag Haircut
By Hiro

3. Cute Mid-Length Shag. This sweet shag haircut gives off Zooey Deschanel vibes, and we love it! Bring your romantic side out with this low-maintenance style and look on-point at all times.

4. Fiery Modern Shaggy Cut. Say “Yes!” to this burning hot hairdo. A short shag with shadow roots and a foxy hue creates an unforgettable creative mix worth giving it a try! Besides, the wide feathered bangs definitely complement this style.

5. Shag Cut with Curtain Bangs. Shag hairstyles and curtain bangs are always a great match creating enviable volume. Pro tip: add highlights and waves for extra texture and a sun-kissed look.

6. Modern Shag Haircut. The modern shag hairstyle is somewhat more casual than the classic 1970s version: the haircut of rock’n’roll stars now looks more feminine and effortless. This shag haircut can be shaped in a way to perfectly balance out your facial features!

7. Thin Hair Shag. A shag haircut for thin hair can give an illusion of thicker locks when body is played up on top.

8. Long Choppy Shag Haircut. A long shag haircut has the magic power to frame your face beautifully while adding a touch of chaos to your appearance. Go for this choppy cut if you’re a rebel at heart. We also recommend trying uneven bangs for a stylish glam rock reference.

9. Shaggy Bob Haircut. The cheeky brunette bob is a great hairstyle for those who want to add spice to the traditional short shag cut. The piece-y bangs will accentuate your eyes and beautiful cheekbones.

10. Shoulder-Length Shaggy Hairstyle. Do you prefer shoulder-length locks? Well, you don’t have to go shorter, since shag hairstyles fit all lengths and textures. Try adding waves and highlights, and you’re ready to go.

11. Messy Shaggy Haircut with Birkin Bangs. Although they may require some maintenance because they end just above the lashes, these bangs named after Jane Birkin are worth the effort. It’s an excellent match for a messy shag if you want to achieve a quirky and romantic look.

12. Curly Shag Haircut. Complement your chaotic shag hairstyle by adding scrunched curls throughout and face-framing highlights. Rocking this shaggy cut, you may discover a new, savage side of you!

13. Long Shag with Curtain Bangs. If you want to stick to the basics, this delicate shag haircut is what you’re looking for. With feathered layers that wave at the ends, it’s a hairstyle suitable for any gathering.

14. Shoulder-Length Shag Haircut. Love your shoulder-grazing locks? Go for a medium-length shag haircut and texturize your mane with waves.

15. Shag Hairstyle with Shorter Layers. The mid-length shag haircut changes it up with shorter pieces up top and longer locks at the bottom.

16. Shaggy Cut with Choppy Layers. This type of shaggy haircut is definitely for those who want to stay low-maintenance. The edgy midi shag cut comes with crisp bangs to softly frame your face and help you create a dramatic look.

Low-Maintenance Choppy Shag
By Hiro

17. Dual Mullet Shag with Feathered Bangs. With an extended cut at the back that gets shorter to the front, the mullet hairstyle is one of the boldest choices among shag haircuts for women.

18. Ginger Shag Haircut with Layered Bangs. This red mid-length haircut is cutely textured throughout the length, adorned with an edgy fringe, and supplemented with bold disconnections around the face.

19. Feathered Layered Shag Haircut. If you’re looking for a haircut that would be appropriate for a business meeting but also show off your edginess and bold personality, this midi shag with bangs is what you need. The feathered layers will soften the look.

20. Shag Haircut with Bangs. Of all the shag haircuts for women, this edgy, creative, intentionally messy variation refers directly to the iconic hairstyle. Medium-length hair, choppy bangs, waves, and highlights get the job done. Go to a club and rock the dance floor!

Choppy Shag Haircut for Women
By Hiro

21. Long Cut with Shaggy Step Layers. Multi-layer shaggy haircuts often come with curtain bangs, but they all look different. This style has the shagginess concentrated around the face and the ends rather than stretched along the whole length.

22. Shaggy Cut with Shorter Layers. If you’re done pretending to be a good girl and want to embrace your tomboyish side – try this hairstyle. With shorter layers in the back, you’ll spice the cut up and warn everyone around not to ever mess with you.

23. Shaggy Bob with Razored Ends. This layered shaggy bob is so delicate and soft that wearing it would be a mere pleasure! The hairstyle looks absolutely astonishing with razor cut ends, adding volume and movement to your hair.

24. Edgy Shaggy Mullet. This shag variation leans to the mullet shag, which gives it an edgier finish. If you feel confident enough to rock this hairdo, ask your stylist to cut choppy layers from front to back.

25. Shoulder-Length Wavy Shag. This cut is one of the sweetest shag hairstyles that require minimum maintenance. Plus, such a “cuteness overload” haircut can make your hair look more voluminous. The hairstylist removes the weight from the top with a razor. The healthier underneath hair has more movement. Easy!

26. Red Hair Shag Hairstyle. Tired of the same hair color you’ve had since birth? If violet or pink is too risky for you, then dye your hair red! Redheads always stand out, so your new shaggy cut will undoubtedly attract everyone’s attention.

27. Dark Blonde Shaggy Waves. Let the world know you’re ready for summer and rock a blonde shoulder-length shag with highlights.

Blonde Shoulder-Length Bob Shag
By Teya

28. Low Maintenance Shaggy Haircut with Bangs. Here, layering derives max volume from the fine tresses, while the choppy fringe serves to add fullness in the front. And, of course, the built-in messiness of the cut allows for wash-and-go styling.

29. Brown Shag with Babylights. Babylights on any hairstyle with long length is an easy way to take your look from good to the best.

Shag Cut for Long Length Hair
By Tina

30. Layered Shaggy Bob. A layered bob is among the classics of shag haircuts for women. Stick to your natural color for an aristocratic appearance or try platinum or pearl blonde to be the trendiest person in the room!

31. Brunette Wolf Cut with Hair Swept Forward. This lovely shag cut proves that layers can be adapted to your facial features to draw attention to the eyes and accentuate the cheekbones beautifully.

32. Shaggy Cut for Coarse Hair. If your hair is messy by nature, mastering the styling of a shag won’t take much time. This sexy shag will look absolutely stunning on you!

33. Medium Beachy Waves. If you can’t go to the beach, bring the beach to you with a wavy shag haircut accented with golden highlights.

34. Purple Pink Shag. A strawberry blonde base with lilac tips takes this mid-length shag haircut from wow to wow-za!

35. Choppy Medium-Length Cut with Center-Parted Bangs. Shags look equally good on thick and thin hair, and this version has some bulk removed to lift the crown and give a nice definition to the middle part.

36. Brunette Bob Shag. Revamp your hair and try a shorter shag haircut with bangs.

37. Curly Shag with a Fringe. The baby-soft curls and piece-y bangs frame the face in an angelic way.

38. Bardot Haircut. Even Marcia Brady would have to give you props for this layered shag hairstyle.

39. Purple Rapunzel Hair. Your current long look transforms into an edgy Rapunzel when given a long shag haircut.

40. Long Messy Pixie. The long shaggy pixie haircut is oh so cute and keeps the curls you love. Bonus: it will also keep summer’s heat off your neck!

41. Dark Shag with a Violet Tint. A deep violet gives this brunette shaggy haircut something extra.

42. Chestnut Brown Textured Hair. Both the loose waves and face-framing layers of this charmingly undone style soften the face and enhance the hair texture made with multiple layers and sliced ends.

43. Full Medium Shag Haircut. Show off your thick hair with a shaggy layered haircut, volumized on top. Wear straight or curly.

44. Fringy Shag Haircut. It might be just the cut for you if body on top and thinner pieces on the bottom is something you’re looking for.

45. Mermaid Shag Haircut. Wavy locks with minimal bangs will have you looking like the mermaid you’ve always wanted to be!

46. Modern Wavy Shaggy Bob. A pretty curly shag haircut that uses bangs to make it modern.

47. Long Shag with Extended Curtain Bangs. For an easy-going style that showcases your long locks, choose a shag haircut. It fits any face shape and is a great look for any season.

48. Piece-y Shoulder-Length Cut with Bottleneck Bangs. A bottleneck fringe that starts right above the eyebrows and gets longer to hug the cheekbones is the new black nowadays, and, as we can see, it works fine for shags created on thick straight tresses.

49. Super Straight Shag with Bangs. These choppy bangs accent the thin shag haircut with sharp, sliced layers.

50. Shag with Gray Highlights. Embrace the messy shag haircut by encouraging curls to come toward the face for easy framing.

When considering your next look, remember there are so many ways you can play up a shag haircut. From messy and curly to pin-straight with bangs, shag haircuts are versatile looks with great potential.

by Serena Piper
Serena graduated from the University of Oregon where she majored in magazine journalism. She is a published writer both in print and online. She currently lives in Daytona Beach where she works at the Early Learning Coalition, an organization supporting children of low-income families. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, country music concerts, exploring Florida, and of course, the beach.
  • Yani

    I have a haircut, one of your shag haircut style
    I am very please, it’s turned out beautifully
    I was told that those styles are only for young girls, but I insist to have it done anyway. the guy that said and cut it was surprise after he did it. I am a 80 yrs old woman.

    • Leah

      Good for you!! I too have a shag and have for at least 20 years but mine is more spiky at the top and bangs. Crazy short forehead. 80 is still young and I am a bit younger at 60. Since I am seeing more gray hairs and my hair is almost black, I’m going midnight blue for one maybe last hair color fling. Keep rocking it!!

  • Starr Geary

    I remember blow drying my shag and having the feathery layers lie flat on sides of my head. Was a good look.