Shag hairstyles

Created by Paul McGregor, the shag features uneven layers all around which gives the hairstyle a subtle lift. It’s an abstract cut that showcases a lot of movement and vigor. Jennifer Aniston created a whole new standard for the cut when she debuted the infamous “The Rachel” shag back in the mid 90’s. It’s a far cry from the

Rihanna’s Curly Asymmetrical Short Shag Hairstyle

Rihanna Curly Asymmetrical Short Shag Hairstyle

Short shag hairstyles tend to look a bit sharp, but with the right touch of waves..

Short shag hairstyles tend to look a bit sharp, but with the right touch of waves the whole look modifies. Rihanna’s hair is cut asymmetrically into a short shag, giving this look a bit of an edge. What most certainly effeminates her look is the middle parting, side-swept long bangs and the firm, well defined curls.

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Brandy’s Asymmetrical Short Shag

Brandy’s Stylish Asymmetrical Short Shag

Brandy properly styled her asymmetrical chop – with lots of layers and choppy end..

Brandy properly styled her asymmetrical chop – with lots of layers and choppy ends – with soft waves. Only the ends are curled leaving the upper half flat and smooth. For natural-looking dents, curl in different directions so as not to make it too uniformed and structured. Keep them touchable by applying a conditioning curl cream before the process.

Lena Headey’s Texturized Angled Bob Hairstyle

Lena Headey’s Cool Texturized Angled Bob Hairstyle

This…..Is……Fabulous! The gorgeous ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ actress attende..

This…..Is……Fabulous! The gorgeous ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ actress attended the Los Angeles Premiere sporting an angled bob with loads of texture. Effortless waves resulted in a disheveled look that’s far too hip to ignore. A hair product (we like Aquage Uplifting Foam) with a good texturizing power with zero build up is what you need to make this work. Apply a small amount before curling your mane.

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Stella Tenant’s Short Shag Hairstyle

Stella Tenant's Chic Short Shag Hairstyle

This is how you do a short shag! Feathery layers all around that hugs the scalp l..

This is how you do a short shag! Feathery layers all around that hugs the scalp lightly makes the shag a hairstyle do for many women. Muss it up for a nonchalant style that works so much well with this cut. You can use mousse or a soft wax to style your shag. Incorporating streaks that are two shades lighter will make the layers pop out. This hairstyle will work best on naturally fine strands with a touch of waviness.

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Julianne Nicholson’s Short Shag Haircut

Julianne Nicholson’s Pretty Short Shag Haircut

Julianne Nicholson’s super chic short shag shingling (again, with feelings) is fun..

Julianne Nicholson’s super chic short shag shingling (again, with feelings) is fun and stylish! Layers with an attitude is what…..you…..need! Women with natural straight mane are the best candidates for this cut. A good coiffurist will point cut the edges for a wispy look. A slightly parted fringe looks great with this cut. If you want it to be fiercer, make the bangs longer with lots of asymmetry.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Messy Pixie at the 2014 SAG Awards

Jennifer Lawrence’s Fierce Messy Pixie at the 2014 SAG Awards

America’s sweetheart looks amazingly beautiful with her now infamous pixie tousl..

America’s sweetheart looks amazingly beautiful with her now infamous pixie tousled elegantly. This is a wash-and-go cut, but contrary to popular knowledge, a pixie needs some maintenance. You need to have a cut every couple of weeks to preserve the look. The good news? Despite the length, this haircut is versatile and did we mention that it’s super chic? A lot of men don’t like this cut. Good! That means the ones who will appreciate yours are not that shallow. Just saying.

Carmen Kass’ Short Shag Hairstyle

Carmen Kass’ Edgy Mussed Up Short Shag Hairstyle

Estonian model Carmen Kass showcases a ‘shaggydelic’ cut with a rock ‘n roll vi..

Estonian model Carmen Kass showcases a ‘shaggydelic’ cut with a rock ‘n roll vibe! Loads of choppy edges for a soft, wispy effect and cool texture constitute the shag. Create cheekbone-kissing layers in front for contemporary shag. This cut works best on medium textured hair but that doesn’t mean that women with other hair textures should forego this cut. Regardless of texture, an amazing pro and the right kind of product can make this hairstyle work for you!

Jenna Elfman Choppy Bangs

Jenna Elfman's Short Layered Blonde Hair With Choppy Bangs

Jenna Elfman’s blonde hair is cut in a shorty, choppy, shag hairstyle with choppy..

Jenna Elfman’s blonde hair is cut in a shorty, choppy, shag hairstyle with choppy bangs. This look is perfect for day or night.

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Jenna Elfman Short Choppy Hairstyle

Jenna Elfman's Blonde Hair In Short Straight Choppy Hairstyle

Jenna Elfman’s blonde hair is styled in a short, straight, choppy, shag hairstyle…

Jenna Elfman’s blonde hair is styled in a short, straight, choppy, shag hairstyle. Her side bangs make this look very chic.

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America Ferrera’s Shoulder Length Layered Hairstyle

America Ferrera’s Sassy Shoulder Length Layered Hairstyle

Aside from giving hair good movement, layers add texture and volume. The flipped..

Aside from giving hair good movement, layers add texture and volume. The flipped out ends and heavy side part of America Ferrera’s medium layered hairstyle gives it a sexy yet playful vibe. When the style is done right, your hair will fall perfectly without much effort on your part. If you have thick hair, don’t be afraid to ask your stylist to do some thinning out at the edges.

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Chelsea Kane’s Asymmetrical Shag Hairstyle

Chelsea Kane’s Edgy Asymmetrical Shag Hairstyle

Choppy bangs, uneven pattern, tons of layers and texture constitute a shag. It’s a..

Choppy bangs, uneven pattern, tons of layers and texture constitute a shag. It’s a devil-may-care type of hairstyle but still possesses good aesthetics. If you want softer ends, you can ask your stylist to razor cut them. It will remove the unnecessary bulk from your hair and give the style good movement.

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Sami Gayle’s Pixie Hairstyle

Sami Gayle’s Feminine and Cute Pixie Hairstyle

Sami Gayle shows us that super short crop can be ultra girly-girl too! Her pixie..

Sami Gayle shows us that super short crop can be ultra girly-girl too! Her pixie dittoes Mia Farrow’s infamous cut except for the longer fringe.  It’s top-heavy; but the soft, wispy layers make it more effeminate than gamine. We love the feathered sides that sweetly hug her cheekbones.

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Layered Hairstyle With Thick Fringe

Long Straight Layered Hairstyle With Thick Fringe Bangs For Fall

This model’s platinum blonde hair is cut in a long, layered shag hairstyle with f..

This model’s platinum blonde hair is cut in a long, layered shag hairstyle with full fringe bangs. This hairstyle is popular for fall and winter 2013.

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Jessica Alba Subtle Shag

Jessica Alba's Long Brown Hair In Subtle Shag Hairstyle

Jessica Alba’s highlighted brown hair is cut in a subtle shag hairstyle. To create..

Jessica Alba’s highlighted brown hair is cut in a subtle shag hairstyle. To create this look, use a round brush while drying hair to create soft waves.

Kristin Chenoweth Straight Choppy Shag

Kristin Chenoweth's Blonde Hair In Straight Choppy Shag Hairstyle

Kristin Chenoweth’s long, straight, blonde hair is cut in a shag hairstyle. Hair i..

Kristin Chenoweth’s long, straight, blonde hair is cut in a shag hairstyle. Hair is parted in the middle in this casual hairstyle.

Lindsay Lohan Long Brown Shag

Lindsay Lohan's Long Brown Hair In Layered Shag Hairstyle

Lindsay Lohan’s long, dark brown hair is styled in a layered shag hairstyle. Hair..

Lindsay Lohan’s long, dark brown hair is styled in a layered shag hairstyle. Hair is parted in the middle and is full of volume and waves.

Lori Loughlin Brown Shag

Lori Loughlin's Brown Hair In Short Straight Mature Shag Hairstyle

Lori Loughlin’s brown hair is cut in a medium-length shag hairstyle. This vintag..

Lori Loughlin’s brown hair is cut in a medium-length shag hairstyle. This vintage look is perfect for all ages.

Short Brunette Layered Hairstyle

Short Brunette Hair In Choppy Layered Hairstyle With Bangs

This model’s dark brown hair is cut in a short shag hairstyle with choppy bangs

This model’s dark brown hair is cut in a short shag hairstyle with choppy bangs. This messy, layered hairstyle is perfect for everyday. This look was seen on many runway models in 2012 at London Fashion Week.

Mandy Moore Long Shag

Mandy Moore's Dark Brown Hair In Long Shag Hairstyle

Mandy Moore’s dark brown hair is cut in a long shag hairstyle. Her choppy bangs..

Mandy Moore’s dark brown hair is cut in a long shag hairstyle. Her choppy bangs graze her eyebrows in this sweet, classic look.

Mandy Moore Short Shag

Mandy Moore's Brunette Hair In Short Shag Hairstyle

Mandy Moore’s dark brown hair is cut in a vintage shag hairstyle. To achieve this..

Mandy Moore’s dark brown hair is cut in a vintage shag hairstyle. To achieve this look, apply mousse to wet hair. Blow dry to create volume. Use blow dryer and a round brush to turn the top layer under and flip the bottom layer out.

Mary J. Blige Shag Hairstyle

Mary J. Blige's Brown Hair In Medium-Length Shag Hairstyle

Mary J. Blige’s medium-length, brown hair is cut in a vintage shag hairstyle. Th..

Mary J. Blige’s medium-length, brown hair is cut in a vintage shag hairstyle. This hairstyle is very voluminous and perfect for the mature, confident woman.

Monica Potter Blonde Shag

Monica Potter's Medium-Length Blonde Playful Shag Hairstyle

Monica Potter’s platinum blonde hair is cut in a layered shag hairstyle. Her long..

Monica Potter’s platinum blonde hair is cut in a layered shag hairstyle. Her long bangs are swept to the side in this lovely look.

Kristen Stewart Black Shag

Kristen Stewart's Medium-Length Straight Black Shag Hairstyle

Kristen Stewart’s straight, black hair is cut in a choppy, medium-length shag hai..

Kristen Stewart’s straight, black hair is cut in a choppy, medium-length shag hairstyle. Her long, choppy bangs give make this look fierce.

Ashlee Simpson Long Curly Shag

Ashlee Simpson's Long Curly Hair In Shag Hairstyle With Bangs

Ashlee Simpson’s long, dark brown, curly hair is styled in a layered, shag hairst..

Ashlee Simpson’s long, dark brown, curly hair is styled in a layered, shag hairstyle with choppy side bangs. This feminine look is perfect for teens.

Sharon Stone Short Shag Hairstyle

Sharon Stone's Blonde Hair In Short Layered Shag Hairstyle

Sharon Stone’s straight blonde hair is styled in a short shag hairstyle. Her bangs..

Sharon Stone’s straight blonde hair is styled in a short shag hairstyle. Her bangs give her face a more youthful appearance.

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Blonde Straight Shag Hairstyle

Straight Blonde Hair In Layered Shag Mature Hairstyle With Bangs

This model’s blonde hair is cut in a shag hairstyle. The ends are textured to crea..

This model’s blonde hair is cut in a shag hairstyle. The ends are textured to create this vintage hairstyle.

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Ashlee Simpson Black Choppy Hairstyle

Ashlee Simpson's Straight Black Hair In Medium-Length Choppy Hairstyle

Ashlee Simpson’s straight, black hair is cut in a choppy, medium-length shag hair..

Ashlee Simpson’s straight, black hair is cut in a choppy, medium-length shag hairstyle with choppy side bangs. To achieve this look, apply gel to wet hair and lift hair as you’re blowdrying. Use a flat iron on hair after its dry and apply a small amount of smoothing serum to ends.

Viola Davis Shaggy Bob Hairstyle

Viola Davis Black Hair In Pretty Flirty Shaggy Bob Hairstyle

Viola Davis’s black hair is cut in a medium-length, shaggy bob hairstyle. Her cho..

Viola Davis’s black hair is cut in a medium-length, shaggy bob hairstyle. Her choppy bangs create a youthful look flattering her fuller face.

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Blonde Teased Shag Hairstyle

Platinum Blonde Straight Shag Hairstyle With Bangs Teased For Volume

This model’s platinum blonde, straight, fine hair is cut in a short, choppy, layere..

This model’s platinum blonde, straight, fine hair is cut in a short, choppy, layered shag hairstyle. Hair was teased at the crown for added volume.

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Halle Berry Short Shag Hairstyle

Halle Berry Short Flirty Sexy Black Shag Hairstyle

Halle Berry’s black hair is cut in a short shag hairstyle with choppy layers. It i..

Halle Berry’s black hair is cut in a short shag hairstyle with choppy layers. It is heavily layered with lots of defined, piecy, squared, chunky layers.

Brown Straight Shag Hairstyle

Brown Straight Shag Hairstyle

This hairstyle is perfect for straight, healthy shiny hair. The cut is a shoulder-l..

This hairstyle is perfect for straight, healthy shiny hair. The cut is a shoulder-length shag. The style can be achieved with a flat iron.