Shag Cut Haircut
The trendy hairstyle from the 70s is celebrating its comeback! Why is this look so popular? It's rocky and classy at the same time. At the same time, the shag cut adds volume, fullness and texture. A dream for all those who no longer want boring, endless balayage manes. What's more, this haircut is absolutely easy to care for.
What is the Shag Cut?
With the classic shag cut, the hair ends at about shoulder height. So the shaggy hairstyle works wonderfully with medium-length hair. The main thing:
- The hair is unevenly and fringed - this creates the desired undone look that gives the shag its coolness.
- An extra-long fringe is cut to match the stepped lengths. The fringe merges into the steps at the sides. The fringes are worn as curtain fringes with a centre parting. If you don't like a centre parting, simply wear the shaggy cut without fringes.
- The many variations of the modern shag cut are also new. It can also be worn without fringes. The length of the hair no longer plays a decisive role either - what is important are the steps.
Who does the shag cut suit?
The shag not only suits women, but also men. It is therefore a unisex hairstyle that is best worn with wavy hair. The advantage is that the hair only needs to air dry. The shaggy hair look is created all by itself - the styling effort for wavy hair is zero. Straight or curly hair can of course also be cut as a shag cut - but then it needs a little more styling.
And if you have thick hair, you need to have it thinned out - this is the only way to achieve the steps in your hair. The hairstyle has to fall properly because of the steps. Fine hair gets a lot of volume and fullness with a shag cut. However, a shag cut is most difficult with very thin hair - the steps will not add enough fullness. If you have thin hair, you can have it thickened at the hairdresser's with tape extensions and then cut into the shag shape.
Conclusion: The shag cut suits everyone! The art of the hairdresser is to find the right length and graduation for the face. The structure and texture of the hair play a big role.
How do you style the Shag Cut?
The Shag Cut is a casual haircut. Therefore, if the hair structure is ideal, you hardly need to invest any time in styling. A shag is therefore a low-maintenance look. It is best to let the hair air-dry or blow-dry with a diffuser - the undone effect must be clearly shown to advantage. Style the shag with texturising sprays, beach spray or texture spray. If you have fine hair, you should use products that give the roots volume. You can use a volumising mousse or a volumising spray that is applied to damp hair before drying.
How do you care for a shag cut?
Any hair that is cut in a layered style is prone to split ends. Because when hair is thinned out, it splits quickly. That's exactly why you should go to the hairdresser's regularly for a trim. Tip fluid or hair oil help the sensitive ends of the hair. However, these products should not weigh down the hair or the ends.
How to wear the shag cut?
A hairstyle revival never means that the hairstyle of yesteryear is worn exactly the same today. The shag cut can now be adapted to the length and structure of the hair. It can be worn short, as a long bob or with long hair. It doesn't matter whether the hair is curly, straight or wavy. The only important thing is that the hair is visibly graduated.
Tips for different textures and lengths
- Shaggy cut for curls: With a curly head, the ends must be well thinned out. The volume should gather at the top of the head and not in the ends. Curly hair needs a lot of steps to give the shag its great structure.
- Shaggy cut for straight hair: In contrast to curly hair, straight hair needs far fewer steps. Here the fringed tips are more important. This gives the hair more body, especially if it is fine.
- Shaggy cut for short hair: The shag also works for short hair. Here you need many steps and fringed tips at the same time. The hairdresser will part the hair from front to back and let a few strands fall loosely into the face. This way, every face shape is beautifully framed.
- Shaggy cut for long hair: If you've worn your hair straight and long for years, you might not dare to go for a shag. However, long hair can also be beautifully styled. The advantage is that the hairdresser takes the heaviness out of the lengths with the help of steps. Anyone with thick, long hair knows the problem of "heavy hair". Add a few curtain bangs and the monotonous long hairstyle is transformed into a great shag cut.