Forever the hairstyle of choice for indie babes, shags always have a touch of edge without any fuss. Not only are they effortless, but they are flexible and can be adjusted to look awesome on hair that is straight, thick, wavy, fine, or anywhere in between.
Go full on 70s or use the style as a blueprint for making your long locks even sexier. Just steer clear from too many layers to avoid anything that feels fluffy and dated.
Long Shag Haircuts
Below are 50 different inspirational styles. Your best shag look is simply waiting for you to discover.
1. Black with Side Bangs
Center parts are most common on shag styles with bangs, but a longer fringe can actually be versatile when flipped to one side. This softening effect feels extra seamless on solid black hair.
2. Electric Mint
This sexy, cool-girl hair looks extra badass in an electric bluish green hue. An ombre effect not only adds to your vibe but helps the style feel natural and grounded.
3. Coarse, Thick Hair
Thick, coarse hair can be a blessing and a curse, so let this long shag haircut for round face work for you. Create a lusciously thick and choppy fringe and let the thinning layers work their magic on your mane.
4. Loose Waterfall Braid
This easy breezy braid is for the days when you want your shag hair to feel special. The longer your hair, the more loose and spaced out your waterfall braid should be. Add salt spray to beachy waves and this romantic style is complete.
5. 80s Ponytail
Shags rose to the height of their fame in the 80s, so it’s only natural you’d create a bubbly 80s ponytail. For this up-do, your ponytail should sit upright at the top of the back of the head. Bangs should be lifted and pulled back in a pompadour style.
6. Shag for Thin Hair
A lot of layers only work on a shag when they are concentrated around your scalp. This look is the ideal long shag haircut for thin hair because it makes the longer portion of hair feel intentionally thin while looking extra hipster, to boot.
A style like this is for the true fashionista. To make this two-toned look work, both the caramel and the deep hazelnut chocolate colors must be rich and hydrated for softer, more sensual layers.
8. Ringlet Curtain Bangs
Springy curls like these need a long, curtain-like fringe to prevent hair from looking big and puffy. Extra long locks make this babe look like a beautiful and badass princess.
9. Winged Fringe
Feel Farah Faucett fresh with these wild, 70s-inspired winged out bangs. Give side bangs a good blow dry and the longer portion of hair some loose, beachy waves. We have to admit, the black and bold pink balayage makes this feel very 2021.
10. Warm Rainbow Shag
Okay, so you don’t have to choose this color combination, but why wouldn’t you? The ombre transition is beautifully seamless, and a long shag style with layers feels like the perfect place to rock this hair.
11. Long shag with side bangs
With sexy side fringes, this long shag hairstyle defines your round face with framing layers that reach up to the middle at the back.
12. Modern Shag of The Sixties
This is a beautiful long shag hairstyle with geometric bangs that aim to shorten the length of the oval face and accentuate eyes and lips.
13. Hollywood Shag
This long shag haircut relies on a very large number of layers. The layers taper to make cheeks and chin prominent. The side bang shortens the length of a longer face considerably.
14. Sultry Siren
Long and romantic curls are styled to bend away from the face. This makes cheeks and lips prominent.
15. Simple and Sleek Shag
This is as its name suggests a simple and sleek long shag hairstyle with a long side-swept fringe that suits a thin oval face.
16. Soft Romantic Layering
This gives off a 60s look, and the layers in this long shag hairstyle are kept few and neat. The bangs are tucked behind the ears to give off a cute appearance.
17. Mermaid shag
The bangs are short and texturized with sassy shagged out layers. The side bangs are kept short while the overall layers increase the length.
18. Layers and curls
This is long shag hairstyle makes use of natural waves and curls in the hair to create women’s long shag layers. The side bang is left long and styled sweeping away from the face.
19. Beach beauty
The natural curls and waves of the hair are accentuated to form these long shaggy layers. This long shaggy haircut aims to accentuate the cheek bones.
20. Angular shag
The beauty of this long shag hairstyle lies in its simplicity. This haircut is long and angular which aims to soften a very long or round face and give it a definition.
21. Long bob with shag
The long shaggy bob haircut is quite in nowadays. This is an era of mix and match, and although shag and bob have a longstanding union, together they never fail to make a statement even in 2021. What makes this bob make a statement is its pairing with thick arched bangs with blunt ends. It’s also great for those with thick hair.
22. Wavy Bob with Straight Bangs
The wavy bob uses the natural wave and curl of the hair to soften the straight ends. This long shag haircut with a romance of bob can work with any type of hair.
23. Choppy collarbone bob
This shaggy bob hairstyle is ideal for thick straight hair. The cut gives off an elegant silhouette with long choppy layers.
24. Shaggy bob with side bangs
This medium to long shaggy hairstyle gives your bob a creative flair. The layers are jagged, and a hint of color gives the natural waves a colorful boost.
25. Long layered bob
This long shag hairstyle gives a bobby twist to the classic style. The layers are cut uneven to give them a character of their own. Check out these medium length layered hairstyles.
26. Messy Shaggy Bob
This messy, shaggy bob is for an effortless hairstyle that looks cool and trendy at the same time. The rough look of this long shag hairstyle matches the soft blonde shade.
27. Wavy Dirty Blond Bob
This style lets you wear long tresses without being cumbersome. This long shaggy hairstyle can be cut in any length of your choice.
28. Layered lob hairstyle
This layered bob is a breath of fresh air. It gives off a thick look but is actually a neat way to get rid of long heavy tresses and change them into bouncy ones that are both light and voluptuous.
29. Choppy layered bob
This long shaggy hairstyle with layered bob gives the girls with thick hair a light messy bohemian look. This style also accentuates their natural waves that help manage hair a breeze.
30. Thick and long shag hairstyle
This hairstyle is for women with thick hair who want to manage their hair better without risking too much of their hair. The layers are left long and wavy.
31. Block choppy shag hairstyle
If you’re tired of managing thick hair but don’t want to lose your thick hair, go for choppy shag haircut. This long shaggy hairstyle cuts the hair at an angle. The hair at the back is of shorter length as compared to those in the front.
32. All Over Layers
In this long shag hairstyle, the layers are cut throughout giving the hairstyle an overall dimension layer after layer.
33. Long, Subtle Layers
34. Feathered Fringe
35. Modern Angled Bangs
36. Short Framing Layers
37. Bombshell Shag
38. Mermaid Shag with Straight Fringe
39. Stunning Burgundy
40. Micro Bangs
41. Long Platinum Shag
42. Short Wiry Layers
43. Balayage Punk
44. Ombre Fade Shag
45. Edgy Highlights
46. Blue Rainbow Shag
47. Long Shag for Thick Wavy Hair
48. Shag for Over 50
49. Slight Shag Layers
50. Eggplant Purple Shag
How to Get Long Shaggy Layer?
There is no single method for cutting long shaggy layers. Fortunately, you can even trim and manage your long shaggy locks at home all by yourself.
Cut in Layers with Even Sections
This is one way of cutting women’s long shag layers. Before proceeding to cut your hair, dampen them and remove any knots and tangles. Now divide your hair into the section as follows:
- Part the hair from the center; from the forehead all the way back.
- Now you will make two horizontal sections. For the first section part your hair horizontally from the top of your ears. Other section will part with level to the base of your ears.
- Now you need to secure these sections with a large hair clip.
- The right and left sections should be aligned horizontally and vertically.
Now create a guide from the top section. Take a small segment of your hair right at your forehead and cut it to the length you desire. This is your First Travelling Guide. This will determine the length of your hair, so you don’t need to cut it very short in the beginning.
Hold the traveling guide in your middle and forefinger and slide your fingers pulling the hair at 90 degrees till you reach the cut end. Trim off the excess hair. You will keep on cutting segment after segment of hair like this. The segment you just cut becomes the traveling guide for the next segment. Continue cutting like this till you’ve cut the whole section.
Check the whole section and cut off any uneven hair. Pull the hair in multiple directions with varying angles to ensure that the length is even. Move onto the next section and cut hair segment after segment till you’re done.
Cutting Shaggy Layers with Stationary Guide
Wet your hair and make sure there are no tangles. Proceed to cut the stationary guide that you will use to cut your long shag hairstyle. This way cutting women’s long shag results in layers of varying lengths.
Take a small segment of hair at the top of your head and cut it to your desired length. Don’t cut too short. If the overall length is too long for you, you can cut again reducing an inch or two from the length. Now use this as a guide by sliding hair segments between fingers at 180 degrees till you reach the length of the stationary guide. Trim off the excess hair. To give an even look to your long shag haircut, cut hair segments alternating between left and right side.
Cutting your hair in ponytail
Wet and untangle your hair and bend over to bring all your hair to the front. Secure your hair into a ponytail at the base of your forehead. Still remaining bend at your waist, slide your rubber band toward the end of your hair. Stop when you have reached the desired length.
Now secure the rubber band and ponytail in your hand firmly and stand up straight. Make sure you don’t shift the position of your head or ponytail. Now grab a pair of sharp scissors and cut your hair just below the rubber band. This is by far the easiest way to get a long shag haircut on your own.
Women’s long shag haircuts are an endless way to style your hair. They give you an effortless way to style your hair to match your own personality. The long shaggy hairstyles for thick hair free you from the weight of your hair without compromising their full look. On the other hand, bob and shag are married in long shaggy hairstyles to get a unique blend.