13 Long Shag Haircut Styles for Different Hair Types

Everyone gets a shag!

When you think of the shag haircut, you probably envision a short and uneven layered (but wearable) ’do. Did you know that you can also get the long version of a shag? If not, you haven’t met the long shag haircut! Fret not, as we’re showing you a number of ways you can pull off the long shag haircut whether you have thick, wavy or even thin strands. Everybody gets a shag! We’ve rounded up long shag hairstyles that work for all right below:

1. The Runway Long Shag Haircut

long shag haircut: runway style
Steal a look fresh off the runway. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This runway look is a must-have if you’re looking for something that has a fresh and easygoing vibe. Ed’s tip: Rub hair between your hands to wake the texture up a bit and to create that lived-in appearance.

2. The Faux Shag

long shag haircut: faux shag
Fake it till you make it.

Not ready to get long layers? Fake the look to see how it would look by creating long and short waves on your hair with a flat iron.

3. The Thin Long Shag Haircut

long shag haircut: The Thin Shag
Embrace your strands.

Have thin hair and love it? This is an example of how you can make the long shag haircut work in your favor.

4. The Thick Shag

long shag haircut: thick shag Asian hair
Thick and wavy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Pair up your thick hair with chunky waves on your long shag cut.

5. The Curled Shag

long shag haircut: curled shag
Swap waves for curls.

The options are endless when it comes to styling your shag haircut. Exchange waves for loose curls instead.

6. The Lob Shag

long shag haircut: lob
The perfect length.

Have a lob haircut with layers? Use a salt spray like Nexxus Between Washes Beach Waves Tousled Texture Sea Salt Spray to add some grit to amp up the look of a shag haircut.

7. The Everyday Long Shag Haircut

long shag haircut: the tousled style
New look, new you.

Give your hairstyle a new look by creating a long shag inspired style. For texture and hold, spray with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.

8. Long Shaggy Layers

long shag haircut: shaggy layers
Long and full of texture.

Add the shaggy effect to your long hair with the use of the backcombing technique on your ends.

9. The Grunge Effect

long shag haircut: grungy hair with bangs
Take your look to new heights.

Opt for this grungy lived-in texture. Get the most texture with this look by using TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray.

10. Fine Hair Shag

long shag haircut: fine hair
Fine and full.

Use long and slightly shaggy layers to give fine hair the appearance of a more voluminous look.

11. Extra Long Shag Haircut

long shag haircut: extra long hair
Add body with shaggy layers. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Give your long straight hair more body with a shaggy style. Ask your stylist for long layers to create the look.

12. Long Shag and Bangs

long shag haircut: brown hair
Switch it up with a fringe. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Add layers for body to your long shag cut and top it off with a fresh cut fringe.

13. Balayage Shag

long shag haircut: balayage
Throw in some color. Photo credit: Dvora

Add dimension to your long shaggy layers with balayage.

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