Many people think spring and summer are the ideal time for a major chop. We’re totally in favor of a seasonal hairstyle change, but not necessarily one that goes shorter. The modern shag is one of the trendiest haircuts right now, and it looks amazing with long hair. The long shag haircut looks laidback and easy, especially with natural texture or beachy waves, which are ideal for long summer days. With a long shag, there’s more length to add layers, which amp up texture and depth. Face-framing fringe, paired with layers that hit at the chin and even longer layers, make for a full look that never goes flat. If you’re anxious about cutting bangs, go for long bangs, but if you’re all-in on the style, rock tapered bangs that almost go straight across. If you don’t want to go for a short cut this summer, try something new and fringe it up with a long shag.
Delicate sunkissed highlights and beachy waves were made for summer.
Multiple layers add texture to this trendy ash-toned cut.
This deep strawberry blonde is lightened up with shades of honey and blonde babylights.
Long, Wispy Wings
These long, straight wings are a laidback boho version of the amped up Farrah Fawcett ones you know and love.
Shadow Root Shag
If you haven’t heard, darker roots that seamlessly smudge into a lighter hue are now a trend called shadow roots. No more money wasted on touch-ups, especially during the summer when the sun can color for you.
This delicate balayage job has a natural feel, and a few long layers add depth to the cut. A color like this is so easy to grow out through the seasons.
With a no-fuss cut and long hair, you can air dry and go, especially after long days on the beach.
Sleek and Straight
Although shags are often associated with messy waves, they can look edgy with super straight stands, too.
If you’re worried about going for the shag because you’re not used to a middle part, you can still part your bags slightly to your usual side and achieve the same vibe.
Levels of Layers
This cut looks so full because it has several lengths of layers. Use a texturizing spray or volumizing mousse for even more oomph.
Mahogany with Chestnut Ribbons
Ribbons of rich chestnut complement dark brunette, especially for warm skin tones.
Structured layers look beachy and laidback when paired with natural texture.