Young woman with shag hairstyle
Hair Styling | Hairstyle trends for women

The shag: cheeky and charming

Have you ever been persuaded by the hairdresser to try a look and then discovered that it totally doesn’t suit you? Even though it’s soooo hip! Thank goodness for the classics! How about trying the shag, for example?

Young woman with shag bangs hairstyle

A shag with bangs looks even better when the hair’s slightly wavy.

The shag is a layered cut that lies close to the head – and it’s a real all-rounder. You can wear it whatever length your hair is, from just below the ears to shoulder-length. And another big plus: it works with more or less any hair structure – actually it’s even more stylish with waves or curls, a long side parting or bangs.

How to cut and style the shag

Important for the shag: the hair on the top mustn’t be cut too short. This is a good cut for both thick and fine hair; if you have very thick hair, it should be feathered, otherwise the shag will be too heavy. Styling’s easy: wash, work in some styling mousse, blow-dry with a diffusor – done!