Whether you have a pixie
, a bob
, or long hair
, the shag
works on every length, plus a number of hair textures.
So, if this unicorn of a haircut isn't defined by length of your hair, what makes a cut shaggy? It's all in the layers.
Typically, the shag is a layered cut with feathered ends, and often finished off with bangs
. Yep, if you've been debating whether or not to take the plunge and try bangs
, the shag is the perfect haircut to compliment a fresh set of fringe.
"Bangs work well with a shag haircut because it adds to the effortless vibe and draws attention up to the eyes and cheekbones," says Chara DeSimone
, a stylist at Bumble and bumble's midtown salon in New York City. "It also blends in with the shorter layers."
As for what kind of bangs to add to a shag, well, that's up to you, too. DeSimone says she typically likes to add curtain bangs to a shag, or short, wispy bangs
that sit at the eyebrow and open in the center.
However, she says to take face shape into consideration so the overall look is balanced. "For a heart-shaped face, I’d go for longer and more wispy, for a square face, I’d go for rounded and soft, and for for a round face, I’d go for a heavier or blunt bang," she suggests.
Celebs have got the shag haircut with bangs memo. Kerry Washington's layered pixie cut and Julianne Hough's effortless, textured bob are just a few examples of how to do the cut right.
Looking for inspo for your own cut? Keep scrolling for the best celebrity shag haircuts with bangs.
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