Dreaming of turning your long hair into a style that Alexa Chung would be proud of? Well, there’s no need to wait any longer, just get a long shag haircut! Its a great style that won’t require a lot of effort, and it can also be adapted to suit your hair type.
Scroll down to see our full edit of the best long shag hairstyles — there’s bound to be a look you’ll fall in love with (and save for your next salon trip!).
10 long shag hairstyles to inspire your next mane move
1. Modern shag
Want to give your long, straight strands a new lease of life? This modern shag haircut is exactly what you need to liven up your hair texture and make it look stylishly on-trend, too.
2. Rocker shag
With a middle parting, effortless shaggy layers and face-framing bangs, you’ll be channeling rocker girl vibes wherever you go.
3. Wispy shag
You’ve heard of the wispy hair trend, but have you heard of the wispy shag? If not, this beauty is here to provide you a stunning example of what it looks like. Off to the salon we go… Credit: @matildadjerf
4. Bardot shag
Show your love for Brigitte Bardot by adding this romantic, tousled long shag haircut to your hair bucket list.
5. Shag with side-swept bangs
Long shag hairstyles don’t always need to have split bangs to look good! In fact, if you want to flatter your face shape (be it round or square), you can opt for side-swept bangs like this beauty. Credit: @ruutsalon
6. Shag with choppy bangs
Giving side-swept bangs a miss? There’s a whole host of bangs styles you can rock with your shag cut, like these choppy bangs for example.
They give actress Kat Graham’s curly hair an edgy vibe that we can’t get enough of.
7. Farrah Fawcett shag
Teaming some feathered layers with your long shag haircut will make you feel like Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels.
8. Curly shag
Your long curls are about to live their best life! Getting your thick hair cut this way will help showcase your pretty ringlets, giving them a distinct shape with a cool-girl vibe. Credit: @allieoverholthair
Editor’s tip: To bring out the best of your hair, try working the TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream into your mane. This will moisturise and enhance your curls, making your long shag haircut look seriously on-point.
9. Shag with half-up bun
10. Shaggy layers
Good news: you can get a long shag haircut without having to commit to bangs. How? By getting shaggy layers cut in, of course!
The layers in this carefree cut will make your mane quicker to style, so try letting your locks air dry from time to time to nail this #justwokeuplikethis texture. Credit:@anhcotran