Does a Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger or Rod Stewart 1970’s style shag come to mind? This may be a vintage-inspired cut, full of texture and personality—but this season, the shag has a much softer, more feminine feel than what you may be familiar with from decades past. The modern shag is a low-maintenance style that will make a statement. It is full of history, and features layers upon layers— wisps that frame your face, tremendous amounts of movement, and, of course, a bit of disconnection. Even better, the “modern shag” works with any face shape, hair length or texture.
Are you ready to get your shag on?
Sexy, Lived-In Feel
An easy, “I just rolled out of bed and look this good” type of style. This season, it’s all about a modern take on the shag that adds length, with classy middle-part bangs and lots (and lots) of soft-layers. We suggest adding some balayage color for added definition and movement. The highlights will make an ultra-trendy addition to your classy, low-maintenance cut.
French-inspired bob with the choppy layers, extra short in length with front bangs to boot. This style is especially flattering to oval faces, and will certainly turn heads when you come walking up. If you want to add another dimension of personality to your look, then try adding a splash of color—like a rose or periwinkle tint! Curly, cool and cute!
Textured-Shag (Any Length)
We are loving the natural texture associated with this curly shag. The midsection layering gives unbelievable body to your hair. It helped take our client from drab-to-fab, bringing out her inner free-spirit. You can try this majorly textured style with any length hair—and don’t forget to add some mousse to enhance those beautiful curls. We recommend Bumble and Bumble Curl Defining Crème.
Long in Front
Liking the idea of a bob, but want something a bit more sensual and less “rock-rebel?” Try going for a shag that is long in front, to frame your beautiful face, but short in the back. This variation of the modern shag brings in a sexy-sophisticated aspect to the style, but leaves the wild side all the same.
Short & Choppy
A short and softer-layered style with a classic 1970s feel. It features eyebrow grazing bangs, loads of layers, and flattering waves. For this style, you pick your length—give it a try! Nervous about diving into a center part or full-frontal bangs? Rock the thick side sweep bangs for a chic twist!
Now that you have seen the versatility of this 70s-inspired look, do you want to shag now, or later, baby? The ‘modern shag’ is taking over as one of 2019’s biggest hairstyle trends. You can have the volume and texture you have always dreamed of, without the hassle. Whether your style is sophisticated and sexy or grungy and wild, the shag is made for you. There are endless ways to make this style rock, so get into the salon and find the right shag for you!
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