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50 Shag Hairstyles That Are Trending Now

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

One of the 2021’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. Long Center-Parted Shag Haircut. Look effortless and sexy with a centre-parted long layered shag haircut.

Long Layered Shag Haircut
By Hiro

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

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

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

5. Tousled Shaggy Curls. Embrace the messy shag haircut by encouraging curls to come toward the face for easy framing.

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

7. 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!

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

9. 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.

10. Short Angled Shag Haircut. Keep a wavy shag haircut longer on one side to bring in a cool asymmetrical twist into your look. A mix of two colors (blonde and brown) also adds a little extra something.

11. Rocker Chic Mullet Shag. Rocker shag haircuts are an edgy way to bring out the bold in you! Show off your latest pair of earrings or rock a bold cat eye with cropped choppy layers framing the face.

12. Shag with Bangs. Wondering how to work in your fringe? Keep it short and choppy to complete an edgy layered shag haircut.

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

14. Straight Shaggy Hairstyle. It doesn’t have to be all waves. The modern shag haircut refreshes straight locks with plenty of texture.

15. Thick Hair Shag with Waves. Take a look at this shag haircut for thick hair! Sweep bangs to the side when you don’t want them right into your face.

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

17. Edgy Haircut with Blunt Bangs. A shag haircut with bangs looks super chic with a blunt fringe and plenty of razored texture.

18. Haircut with a Pop of Color. Rock a bold color with a shag haircut with bangs. You’re sure to stand out.

19. Pretty in Pink. Bring out the punk in you with a pink shaggy bob haircut.

20. Shag with Beach Waves. Bring summer with this beautiful medium shag hairstyle! The caramel balayage fits here perfectly.

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

22. Curly Messy Shag. Your eyes will pop with a messy shag haircut made of curls.

23. Rose Gold Shaggy Hairstyle. Rose gold is big right now for women. Try this pretty color with a mid-length shaggy layered haircut for fun.

24. Medium Shag for Thin Hair. A shag haircut for thin hair can be played up if given short uneven choppy layers and paired with bangs.

25. Shag with Pastel Pink Ombre. Luscious curls of the long shag hairstyle look even sexier with a pink ombre.

26. 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

27. Chin-Length Haircut. Put a twist on boring bangs and twirl them to the side with a short shaggy bob haircut.

28. 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

29. Colorful Short Shag Hairstyle. Pick your favorite color, and work it into a short curly bob leaving the roots dark.

30. Modern Lob Shag. Take a clue from actress Goldie Hawn and transform your long length into shoulder-grazing shaggy layers with a full fringe.

31. Long Burgundy Shag. With a feathered long shag hairstyle like this one it’s easy to be the centre of attention.

32. 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.

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

34. Hairstyle with Peek-a-Boo Bangs. A long shag haircut will help show off your gorgeous long length.

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

36. Stunning Wavy U-Cut. You won’t avoid those admiring glances once you turn your current look into a wavy shag haircut and give it some summery highlights.

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

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

39. Shag with Feathered Ends. Looking for body? Try a shag haircut for your fine hair. Thin highlights will also enhance volume.

40. Low-Maintenance Shaggy Crop. The spiky shaggy pixie haircut keeps some length, but it’s quite low-maintenance.

41. Shag with Shadow Roots. Do blondes have more fun? Find out when you embrace blonde with a shaggy bob.

42. Two-Tier Straight Shaggy Cut. Give a little glow to your locks with an all over bronde balayage.

43. Punk Shag Hairstyle. The straight layered shag hairstyle brings punk and edge together for a truly unique look.

44. Blonde Bob with Long Front Pieces. Get locks of your neck and add dimension and an easy shape with a piece-y bob.

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

46. Shag with Auburn Highlights. Bring light to your dark shaggy layered haircut with a few auburn or chestnut highlights.

47. Quick and Easy Shaggy Style. Long and layered: two words to bring easy style to your current look.

48. Thick Wavy Shag. We bet you won’t be able to stop running your fingers through your beautiful long layered hair.

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.