Winona Ryder with a shag haircut at an event
Hair Styling | Shag Hairstyles

The Shag Haircut – Retro Casual Cool

Did this ever happen to you? Your hair stylist convinced you to an adventure of a hair style and now you hardly recognize yourself in the mirror? The new look was supposed to be sooo cool. This would have never happened with a hair style classic like a 70s style shag haircut.

The shag hairstyle is based on a stepped haircut, and the hair is combed closely to the scalp. The style works in all variations, as a short shag haircut cut up to the earlobes or a long shag haircut worn to the shoulder.


A long side parting looks great with a shag haircut. The shag hairstyle 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? For the best shag hairstyle, simply blow-dry it and you're done!