From 80’s rock-n-roll to Jennifer Anniston on Friends, the shag haircut has stood the test of time. It looks good on virtually everyone and can work on almost any hair texture or length. The typical features that make up a shag hairstyle include choppy ends, layers around the crown, and lots of texture. It’s usually very casual and mussy, and has an effortless look. To accomplish a modern shag without looking like you belong in a hair band, just go easy on the layers and avoid any resemblance to a mullet. Here are some more tips from the experts at DeWeese Design Salon, Inc. on how to create a shag haircut with a modern twist. 

The Modern Shag Haircut

The Secret Is in the Cut

To achieve a modern shag, your stylist should give you choppy ends and layers. He or she might need to create layers with a razor, which helps add movement to hair, and allows the stylist to remove some of the heaviness. The modern shag looks great with bangs. You can try a blunt bang or even long, side swept bangs work well with a shag haircut. 

Effortlessly Chic

The key to a perfect shag is to not overdo it. No matter the hair length, mussy shag almost always looks better than a perfectly blow-dried ‘do with no single hair out of place. You should scrunch your hair when it is still wet and use a product that will add texture. Then, let your hair air-dry. Those with wavy hair can skip the flat iron and embrace their waves. With a great cut, your hair should dry naturally into an envious, gorgeous shape. Highlights around the face, particularly blonde colored, make shag haircuts appear more textured and add beautiful dimension. 

If you are ready to give the modern shag haircut a try, contact DeWeese Design Salon today at (317) 271-8000 to set up an appointment, or just stop by – we happily accept walk-ins. We are conveniently located on the west side of Indianapolis, near Avon



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