13 Long Shag Haircut Styles for All Hair Types

Alyssa François | 12 March 2018
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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 here below:

Long Shag Haircut: 13 Looks to Obsess Over!

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

1. The Runway Shag

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.

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

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.

long shag haircut: The Thin Shag
Embrace your strands.

3. The Thin Shag

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

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

4. The Thick Shag

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

long shag haircut: curled shag
Swap waves for curls.

5. The Curled Shag

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

long shag haircut: lob
The perfect length.

6. The Lob Shag

Have a lob haircut with layers? Use a salt spray like Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to add some grit to amp up the look of a shag haircut.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS SEA MINERAL INFUSION TEXTURIZING SEA SALT SPRAY
long shag haircut: the tousled style
New look, new you.

7. The Everyday Long Shag

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.

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY TEXTURE HOLD LEVEL 1
long shag haircut: shaggy layers
Long and full of texture.

8. Long Shaggy Layers

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

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

9. The Grunge Effect

Opt for this grungy lived-in texture. Set with a firm hold hairspray like TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray to maintain the look.

TRESemmé TRES TWO FREEZE HOLD HAIRSPRAY
long shag haircut: fine hair
Fine and full.

10. Fine Hair Shag

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

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

11. Extra Long Shag

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

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

12. Long Shag and Bangs

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

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

13. Balayage Shag

Add dimension to your long shaggy layers with balayage.

Can’t get over shags? We can’t either! Here are some short shag hair ideas if you’re thinking about making the cut!

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