The shag is based on a stepped haircut, and the hair is combed closely to the scalp. The style works in all variations, cut short up to the earlobes or shoulder-long.
A long side parting looks great with a shag haircut. The shag also works well for fine hair providing the covering hair is not cut too short.
If your hair is very thick and strong the shag haircut should be feathery and light for a tamer, less heavy appearance. What about styling? Blow-dry the shag and you are done!