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The Best Modern Shag Haircuts for Short, Medium, and Long Hair

These days, clean, one-length cuts are a thing of the past – instead, you’ll see more and more women embracing the sharp, stylish, and shapely (not to mention modern) appeal of shag haircuts. That’s because aside from looking absolutely gorgeous, shag haircuts are surprisingly easy to style despite the endless layers and edges.

The best part? You can easily pull off a modern shag haircut regardless of your hair length and the shape of your face.

So, what are you waiting for? Here are some of the best modern shag haircuts that are sure to get you inspired and heading to the salon in no time:

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Shag haircut ideas for short hair

Short, shaggy hair just screams fun and personality. Want to take the plunge? Here are some inspirational pics and haircut ideas to try.

Tousled bob

Tousled bob
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This haircut is probably the epitome of texture and thickness among all other shag hairstyles – at least for short hair. You can even level things up and make your haircut look classy by keeping the top silky and neat, and adding on some wonderfully glossy highlights.

Choppy bob

Choppy bob
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For a more boxy look that takes the dull out of fine, straight hair and adds a lot of fullness and texture, this choppy bob can go from masculine to feminine and everything in between with the addition of long, wispy bangs and bright highlights.

Pretty shaggy bob

Pretty shaggy bob
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Want to look sassy and more on-trend? After all, shag haircuts can look a bit traditional. So, for a more ‘today’ look, add some height with a little crown tease, then make your cheekbones and eyes pop with some wispy bangs.

Grungy cut

Grungy cut
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Grunge girls are the new ‘it girls’, and for good reason. For a free-spirited look that’s perfect for your inner boho chic persona, go for lots of fun waves and flicks. And, if you really want to go crazy, you can even try cutting your hair by hand and see where that takes you.

Collarbone shag

Collarbone shag
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Think sexy, beachy, and fresh – all at the same time. This sporty look is perfect for brunettes and blondes who want to get the best of both worlds in the tomboy and feminine departments with this haircut’s flair plus razored ends. Don’t forget to top it off with some copper tones for that ‘oomph’ that catches the sun rays!

Shattered shag

Shattered shag
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Nothing says edgy and modern than this platinum – slash – white – slash gray hairstyle that’s cut in a feathery manner and topped off with creative bangs to give women of any age and lifestyle a distinct urban appeal.

Shag haircut ideas for mid-length hair

For a lazy, ‘woke up like this’, and eternally fabulous look, try any of these modern shag haircuts for medium length hair.

Feminine feathered shag

Feminine feathered shag
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To get this look, part your hair along the center and add some feathered waves – and don’t forget the long bangs for that perfectly sensual look that teases and highlights the eyes. Even better, add some copper toned highlights!

Delicate platinum shag

Delicate platinum shag
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Make a statement and catch the eyes of everyone around you with this youthful, stylish, and sexy shag haircut that dances the line of curly and lob with its tinted, wavy tendrils and bright white highlights – and of course, the razored cuts.

Medium shag + thick bangs

Medium shag + thick bangs
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Want to look vintage, sporty, or red carpet ready? All of that is possible with this fabulous haircut that frames your face and highlights your cheekbones thanks to the multitude of layers in a choppy tousled style, along with the deep reddish brown hair color that looks so sultry and fun.

Full bangs + wild layers

Full bangs + wild layers
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If you’re a 90’s kid, you might want to bring back the life of that decade – in a big, fun way – by going for straight, full bands, shoulder length locks, and lots of layers in sharp angles to play around with textures while maintaining a well-blended overall look.

Layered shaggy hair

Layered shaggy hair
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For fun and sassy hairstyle that matches your lovely personality, go for lots and lots of pronounced layers, large barrel waves, subtle highlights, and even a fun pop of color that is sure to brighten up your face and give your hair a nice, natural depth.

 Wavy razored shag

 Wavy razored shag
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Get that razor out and play around with your strands until you get that tomboyish yet fabulous and fun shag hairstyle. Make sure to keep the top tousled, seamlessly leading to chunky waves, before finishing off with wispy, effortless, razored sides.

Shag haircut ideas for long hair

Long hair plus a shaggy haircut almost always look stylish and elegant, so take your pick and transform your look by adding some layers, curts, and waves with these haircuts.

Long layered chop

Long layered chop
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Nothing says romance with a long cut featuring short to medium layers that leads to a nice, windswept hairstyle especially if you add movement and depth with the use of a simple styling wand and some cute ringlets.

Tousled hair + bangs

Tousled hair + bangs
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Want to look gorgeous and Instagram ready? Go for a medium to long shag coupled with bangs in such a way that gives you that textured and tousled look without requiring much styling. With this shag haircut, you’ll always want to wear your hair loose.

Feathered face framing

Feathered face framing
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Shag and ‘put together’ can definitely work well together, and here’s how: go for lots of extra long layers and add a slight end flip, plus some wispy bangs that perfectly frame your face, and top off with some warm highlights for an extra shine and sheen.

Long wispy shag

Long wispy shag
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One look and your hair will scream rock and roll with all these wispy layers in a flowy and tousled appearance. You can wear your hair loose for a casual and carefree vibe, or straighten your locks to give your hair more definition and layer. It’s totally up to you!

2-tone feathered shag

2-tone feathered shag
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Want to spice up your nice, wavy hair? Go for a two-toned hair color treatment, then style your strands with distinct layers to add definition, and some expert feathering down your back, along with a couple of flips around your shoulders and neckline. Totally chic!

Read also: Hairstyles for rainy days.

Overview

As you have seen, there are endless ways to style your hair into a modern shag haircut, whether you want to look fun and edgy, effortlessly fabulous, or super chic and stylish. Whether you have short hair, long, or anything in between, there’s a way to pull-off shaggy hair, so all you gotta do is try!

 

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