Shag haircuts are always a trend worth rescuing from the trunk of memories. You know how the style is: choppy bangs, tons of layers and an effortlessly cool vibe.
One of the more alluring aspects of the style is that it requires messiness, making it easier to style and maintain. If you’ve been thinking of going for a shag cut, check out some of our favourites from beauty icons past and present below. If you’re not interested in the style now, you certainly will be after seeing these looks.
Try it immediately and become part of the wave of women who set a trend for styles outside the box!
Ciara demonstrates how the cut can still look great with a longer length. Lots of layers will add body and fullness to any cut.
Lucy Boynton’s signature cut features lots of layers that fall into a sharp chin-length bob.
Bambi Northwood Blyth
Model Bambi Northwood-Blyth’s take on a shag cut features an asymmetrical silhouette.
Jessica Williams wore a longer shag cut with side bangs—they hit right at her cheek to emphasize her coral blush.
We’re fans of Gabrielle Union’s short, textured bob. She also has choppy side-swept bangs that perfectly frame her face.
For Kerry Washington’s sleek version of the shag cut, her hairstylist used a texturizing spray at the root, and a mini flat iron to smooth out specific strands.
Natasha Lyonne’s added waves and texture always give her hair a super voluminous finish that makes for the perfect amount of messy.
Camila Cabello’s haircut is soft and sweet, but definitely still has body and bounce.
Special thanks to Getty Images to provide the photos as sources for this article!