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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. Midi Shag Haircut with Choppy Bangs. Give your wavy shag more texture with choppy front bangs. Easy to style, this remarkable hairstyle is for the ladies who are always busy and on the go.

10. 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.

11. Fluffy Shag with Luscious Curls. A great choice over other short shag haircuts is the curly shag. Your hair appears softer and moves smoothly. Style it with a mousse for more definition and to keep the frizz away.

12. 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.

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

14. Chic Shag Cut with Parted Bangs. This tasteful shag cut shows your confidence. Laid-back and refined, a shag like this will make you feel and look fresh.

15. Soft Wavy Shag with Highlights. For dimension, a lighter color is blended at the bottom half of the hair. The subtle color fade and soft waves put on additional pizzazz.

16. 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.

17. Curly Shag Haircut with Piece-y Bangs. Afraid that your curly hair will look like a mess? Then try a shag haircut to make it hot and give it shape. Let your curls do their thing, as this hairstyle will give them more movement and direction.

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

19. Modern Shag with Sombre. Sombre brings the hair a subtle highlight for a more blended look. Looking for a lot of texture? Then the modern shag cut is the one for you. It’s effortless, timeless, and low-maintenance.

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. 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.

23. Layered Shag in Full Highlights. Bring out the rocker chick in you in 2021 with a shaggy hair cut. Your hair will surely be an attention-grabber with this incredible and unforgettable hairstyle.

24. Shoulder-Length Wavy Shag. This cut is one of the sweetest shag hairstyles that require minimum maintenance. Shed years off and look younger with a “cuteness overload” haircut.

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

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

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. 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.

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

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

47. 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.

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.
  • 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.