10 Long Shag Haircut Ideas We’re Loving

These long shag haircut looks are destined for cult status!

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

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of actress Sai Bennett with a chestnut brown hairstyle with bardot bangs and loose shaggy waves, wearing a pussy bow shirt and posing on the street
You can wear this look to the office. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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.

The best part? It’ll work perfectly for the office and might even get you snapped by a street style photographer.

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of Georgia May Jagger with golden blonde long shag cut, middle parting bangs, wearing black and posing on the red carpet
Rocker babe hair, don’t care! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Rocker shag

If anyone’s going to convince us to get a ’70s-inspired long shag haircut, it’s Georgia May Jagger.

With a middle parting, effortless shaggy layers and face-framing bangs, you’ll be channeling rocker girl vibes wherever you go.

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of a woman with dark blonde long shaggy hair with wispy layers, wearing white and yellow trousers and posing against a wall
Wispy shag hair is the stuff #hairgoals are made of. Credit: Instagram.com/matildadjerf

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

Editor’s tip: The key behind most long shag hairstyles? A great texturising spray! And, you can give a chic, messy effect to your shaggy layers and waves with the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray.

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of a woman with long dark brown and blonde hair with Bardot bangs and choppy layers, wearing white and posing outside of the salon
Because who doesn’t want to look like a French girl? Credit: Instagram.com/salsalhair

4. Bardot shag

Show your love for Brigitte Bardot by adding this romantic, tousled long shag haircut to your hair bucket list.

This gorgeous hairstyle will help enhance natural waves as well as give those with finer strands a volume boost — all thanks to the long layers. Credit: @salsalhair

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of a woman with light brown hair with low lights, wearing a white top and posing in a studio setting
This bang style is universally flattering. Credit: Instagram.com/ruutsalon

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

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of Katerina Graham with honey brown, face-framing long shag with loose curls and blunt bangs wearing black on the red carpet
Where will you rock this look? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of a woman with dark brown long shaggy hair with feathered layers, wearing slogan top and posing outside a salon
Farrah Fawcett is that you? Credit: Instagram.com/kristinlytellhair

7. Farrah Fawcett shag

Teaming some feathered layers with your long shag haircut will make you feel like Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels. 

Worried you’ll look outdated? Adding in some highlights will instantly bring the style up to date. Credit: @kristinlytellhair

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of a woman with dark brown, long curly modern shag wearing a gingham dress
Curly, long shag hairstyles do exist. Credit: Instagram.com/allieoverholthair

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.

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of a woman with golden blonde long shag hairstyle, wearing a black top and choker in a studio setting
Think about all the cute hairstyles you’ll be able to rock. Credit: Instagram.com/habitsalon

9. Shag with half-up bun

If you’re wondering how you’re going to style your new long shag haircut, we’ve got an idea: fashion it into this cute half-up bun. Easy, peasy! Credit: @habitsalon

Long shag haircut: Close up shot of a woman with long dark chocolate layered hair
Not a fan of bangs? Try getting shaggy layers cut in. Credit: Instagram.com/anhcotran

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


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