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:
13 Shag Haircuts to Obsess Over
1. The Runway Long Shag Haircut
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
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
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
Pair up your thick hair with chunky waves on your long shag cut.
5. The Curled Shag
The options are endless when it comes to styling your shag haircut. Exchange waves for loose curls instead.
6. The Lob Shag
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
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
Add the shaggy effect to your long hair with the use of the backcombing technique on your ends.
9. The Grunge Effect
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
Use long and slightly shaggy layers to give fine hair the appearance of a more voluminous look.
11. Extra Long Shag Haircut
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
Add layers for body to your long shag cut and top it off with a fresh cut fringe.
13. Balayage Shag
Add dimension to your long shaggy layers with balayage.