Deliberately careless, crumbling waves and “torn” textured tips create artistic chaos on the head, permeated with a daring mood and sexuality. Let’s figure out what the phenomenon of shag haircuts is.
Shag — the most fashionable haircut of the season — got its name from the translation of the English word shaggy (“shaggy”). It may seem that shag is just a twisted, carefully disheveled and “varnished” mop of hair, a kind of artistic mess on the head. No, shag is still a haircut with soft layers of “torn” strands around the perimeter of the head, which, however, look very natural. Visually, it looks more voluminous and airy than classic beans and quads, so it is believed that shag is ideal for owners of thin hair.
The length of the hair for a haircut can be any, but the average is optimal. In general, stylists believe that all modifications of haircuts below the collarbones are no longer a genuine shag. There is also one caveat: if the hair is curly, you can make the layers more playful and shorter (start almost from the level of the bangs), and if straight, it is better to leave the strands longer (from the lip level and below). The main rule of shag is no tight cuts and heavy lines, but maximum lightness and mobility, which means milling and “torn” tips.
Shag on Scarlett Johansson’s Short Hair
Shag on Rachel McAdams’ short hair
Shag is a good option for an oval and slightly square face. Gently falling, asymmetrical strands naturally frame the face, hiding the elongation and angularity.
Shag on Taylor Swift’s medium-length hair
Shag on the half-long hair of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
The classic shag with bangs and semi-long curly hair is worn by the Argentine top model Mika Arganaraz.
Do not forget that the shag, with all its naturalness and versatility, is still not a styling, but a haircut. This means that you will have to update the shape as the length increases and the airiness is lost, which gives the haircut charm and charm (this is about once every 2-3 months). If you are still in doubt and can’t decide whether to cut your hair, look at 25 stellar examples that will help solve this dilemma.
The relevance of shag today echoes the style of the 80s (and a little bit of the 90s), which is now especially popular. But in general, shag is in demand, because today light natural negligence is still in trend.
Alas, getting out of bed, brushing your hair a couple of times and running around will not work. Shag is a haircut for those who know their hair well, their problems and understand what means they need. Don’t be alarmed, it sounds complicated, but in fact everything is much simpler than it seems.
To date, there are many styling products that will help emphasize the natural texture of the hair (this is always advantageous, unlike tons of styling), add volume, lightness and, of course, shine where necessary. For each type of hair – thin, hard and unruly, capricious curly – you need your own set of styling products. Ask the stylist to choose the ones that will be necessary for styling your hair type. A spray with sea salt, a spray for the root volume, a means for creating curls, a “texturizer”, dry shampoo, varnish — at least a couple of products from this list you will definitely need. You will also need forceps to create curls — they will help add texture and volume. If you do not have the necessary skills, do not hesitate to ask how to use the styler correctly so that the waves turn out light and natural.