#7: Blonde Shag with Shadow Root
If you’re a natural brunette, try pairing a shag with a blonde balayage. Ask your stylist for a shadow root to make the grow-out look natural. Plus, it will require fewer touch-ups, saving you a bit of money.
#8: A Medium Razor Cut Shag with Curtain Bangs
This shaggy textured with layers cut throughout the length of the hair gives it an incredible ’80s vibe along with those feminine curtain bangs. An important thing to remember is that shoulder-length shag haircuts work great on hair with density and a little wave to it for easier styling.
#51: Modern-Day Mid-Length Shag Cut with Curtain Fringe
This shag is a modern-day beachy look with textured shag-like layers and a textured fringe. The length is slightly cut from short to long with some disconnection in the front, leaving the two front corners looking longer.
When considering this cut, you should know that it does take styling and product to achieve the beachy curl look. Having a fringe also requires maintenance, such as a frequent bang trim and styling in the morning. But the coolest thing about this look is that it is versatile. It can be polished or messy, and once styled, and with each day after that of unwashed hair, it only gets better! This look goes for a shaggy textured feel if worn straight.
#52: Soft Shaggy Layers with Movement
You can just opt for soft shaggy layers with a lot of movement. All shags have wearability. They grow out still looking gorgeous, and they also give people that extra volume in the crown and around their face that they are always looking for. Please ask your stylist to adjust the length of the layers and add a fringe if you’d like. It is also super easy to style. Just add some sea salt spray, and you’re good to go! This look is perfect for women who want a stylish look but also want to stay low-maintenance.
#53: Effortless Textured Shag Haircut
This effortless textured shag is all about wearable texture. The longer, shaggy fringe has low-commitment, low-maintenance wearability that’s perfect for anyone wanting to dabble with a fringe.
It’s a soft take on the shag by adding a strong perimeter, loose, shaggy surface layers, and a shattered face frame.
It’s also perfect for those who have grown out a bob but want to change the shape as it continues to grow long. This is also perfect for those wanting a medium-length cut but with a completely different and versatile shape. This cut works for any texture as it is an effortless-looking style. You can alter the fringe to be more Brigitte Bardot-inspired or even longer, like in this image.
#54: Modern Chocolate Brown Shag for Thick Hair
This modern brown shag has more fluid and less defined layers, and the overall look is less mullet-like. It has a rich color that suits most skin tones.
A shag look is very different from curled versus straight. It can be tailored to different face shapes, so no one can’t have this cut. It’s a little hard to put into a ponytail with all the face-framing layers, so women that need their brown hair out of their face might not want to go this shaggy.
#55: Medium Layered Shag with Blonde Highlights
This medium layered shag haircut with blonde highlights is fun, playful, and easy to wear. The color works well on ladies with a neutral or warm skin tone.
Shorter layers benefit shoulder-length shaggy hairstyles for fine hair like this, creating natural-looking volume and texture. You could wear this cut softer as a wash and wear or piece it out using a product. Lanza Healing Hair Plumper and Lanza Healing Brilliant Texture are recommended.
#56: Piecey Shag for an Oval Face Shape
This piecey medium shag for oval face shapes was created and styled by hair artist Hiro of Los Angeles, CA. The layering in this cut adds a softness that works well on all face shapes. “The length of the cut shown here is great for a round or oval face shape. Make the cut a bit shorter for someone with a longer face shape.”
The best thing about this shaggy look is that it’s meant to look undone and effortless. Therefore it’s perfect for ladies with wavy/curly hair if they want to air dry and go, or the straight-haired gal that doesn’t mind rough drying and adding a little bend and texture with a curling iron.
Layering your hair does remove weight, so I would not recommend this cut for someone with fine hair.
#57: Chic Shag with Wispy Bangs and Shaggy Layers
This hairstyle is full of textured long layers that add volume and movement, while the ends of the hair are point cut to appear more choppy and not too uniform.
To recreate this medium shaggy hairstyle, use Redken’s Beach Envy Volume Texturizing shampoo and conditioner. Apply Pureology’s Color Fanatic to damp hair to detangle and protect it from heat.
Please make sure to mix the fringe first as you’d like, then blow dry using a large round brush for maximum volume in the crown area. Lightly mist Redken’s Fashion Waves on your hair once it’s blow-dried to help create texture while styling. Use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to add waves, alternating directions in each section and leaving the ends of the hair out.
Once your hair is all curled, run your fingers through the waves to create a messy bedhead look. Remember, this is supposed to look effortless and undone! Finish the style using Redken’s Fashion Work #12 hairspray for a light hold.
#58: Collarbone-Length Straight Shag Cut with Rooted Blonde
I’d describe this look as a shaggy rooted blonde. I love to keep some depth whenever I cut a bright blonde shag, so doing a little shadow root is my go-to. For styling medium shag cuts like this, I recommend texture spray and a matte pomade. The products in particular that I used to style this look were Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair texture spray and Nightrider pomade. I’d recommend this style if you have medium to thick hair, as it would be fine to take heavy sections for bangs/shorter layers.
#59: Face-Framing Shag for Straight Hair
A face-framing shag on straight hair is the chameleon shag, transitioning from work to play seamlessly while also being universally flattering. This low-maintenance haircut always looks good.
This beautiful cut is designed to show off natural hair texture and grow out short hair. It exudes effortless style and edge with its face-framing fringe and free-falling layers. It is made for those who seek a low-effort, high-style look.
It’s defined by its strong perimeter and free movement layers. For those with straight hair, this is a great option. With the volume and texture-defining products, your hair will finally feel like it has some personality and doesn’t have to hang there anymore!
For styling products, try R+Co hair care at the moment. Use Mannequin paste for the mid-lengths in towel-dried hair for texture. Badlands dry shampoo is a fantastic finisher, creating a big lift at the roots while combating dull, flat, and dirty hair.
This cut is an excellent choice for most hair types. The shag releases weight from the interior with layers creating movement and volume while building weight around the face and creating a frame. Having this frame around the face allows one to tailor this cut to each face shape.
#60: Face-Contouring Shag with Bangs
Medium shag haircuts can look gorgeous with bangs. Whether they are wispy or curtain, short or long, they tend to pair nicely.
A face-contouring shag with bangs will look stunning on heart-shaped faces. A shoulder-grazing shag haircut with feathered layers that feather down creates fullness and can be worn straight or curly. This is cute even when it grows into long hair and when that happens, check out these awesome long shags.
#61: Shoulder-Length Shag Layered Cut
Shoulder-length shaggy layered hair can be styled in multiple ways. Side bangs would make a stunning addition.
This blonde-colored shag, combined with beach waves, can be styled straight or curly with a bit of experience with a curling wand. Add a texturizing or finishing spray to get that extra grit when styling this hair.
Related: See more medium-length layered hairstyles with side bangs.
#62: Wispy Shag with a Deep Side Part
A wispy shag combined with a deep side part that’s heavy on one side is ideal for women who like to go back and forth with their parting or always have a side part. This technique adds height to your hair, so the root area doesn’t look flat.
Removing weight around the crown is necessary to achieve medium shaggy wispy haircuts. So the shortest layer can move freely without looking too blunt and creating a nice balance overall.
#63: Wild Shaggy Mid-Length Hair
A wild shaggy mid-length haircut with various layers gives a rockstar look. It matches a woman’s strong attitude, for sure. A medium-length shag will help maintain your length and density while adding lift.
#64: Collarbone-Length Shag
For a modern collarbone-length shag to meet its full potential, a combination of choppy ends and added texture is a must. If you want to cut your long hair, this length is perfect if you’re scared of going too short. Styling medium shaggy haircuts are versatile and can be worn curly, wavy, or straight.
#65: Middle-Part Shag With Layers
A middle-part shag and layers allow for even volume all around. Short, shaggy layering is great for longer, medium-length hair, especially if styling wavy. If you’re going for a beautiful celebrity look, this is it.
#66: Wavy Shag with Side-Swept Bangs
For women with fine or thin hair, a wavy shag with side-swept bangs will help bring fullness throughout the hair, especially if your hair is fine or thin. Side-swept bangs work if they are texturized softly at the end of the strands to create a soft bend. Try turning this into a wavy layered cut with a large barrel curling iron to show off movement.
#67: Heavily Layered Shaggy Hair
Heavily layered are perfect for ladies with textured hair craving volume. Hairstyles with shaggy layers work best on a medium haircut. This is the beauty that the world has to witness!
#68: Modern Blonde Shaggy Cut
Have a modern blonde shaggy cut to liven up flat, lifeless hair. A medium-length shag haircut has many layers that fill out flatter hair types. Could you finish styling your layers with dry shampoo to add extra texture?
#69: Androgynous Black Shag with Fringe
A full fringe adds great contrast to this lightly layered haircut, turning it into an androgynous Jane Fonda-inspired shag.
Medium haircuts with shagged pieces work best on fine to medium hair density. The locks look fuller, especially with the black hair color.
#70: Dark Shaggy Hairstyle with Highlights
Revamp your dark hair with a medium shaggy hairstyle with highlights and add texture and movement to your flat hair. Shaggy layers add width to your hair by bringing the shaping movement higher than normal layering techniques.
Add some softly placed caramel blonde highlights to enhance the different shapes of your haircut and create more texture due to the multi-tonal effect.
#71: The Perfect Shag for a Square Face
This is the perfect medium shag for a square face. A medium-length shag hair cut works best if the hair is already at a medium or longer length and works for thin and thick hair, and looks best curly or straight. This radical chic cut creates texture for easy styling.
#72: Face-Framing Light Blonde Shag for Shoulder-Length Hair
A face-framing shag for shoulder-length hair is perfect for a smooth or wavy texture, plus a light blonde shade. This will give you volume and separation. If I were to cut this voluminous shaggy lob, I’d start with the shorter pieces. Then, I’d build out the face frame, using the face as my guide to doing the rest of the chop.
#73: Super Shaggy Layered Hair
A super shaggy layered haircut makes a retro style, allowing your locks to look fuller around the crown while maintaining length without losing volume. Adding wispy bangs to medium shag hairstyles will help keep your shape.
#74: A Sassy Shaggy Cut for Older Women
Medium shag haircuts can be sassy, like this modern shag for older women. It has lots of texture and movement. The highlights add dimension and draw attention to your haircut. It sure works on natural silver or gray hair, too!
The best medium shaggy hairstyles for over 60 require maintenance in styling and products. Try dry texture spray by Moroccan oil. This haircut would work best for someone with fine to medium hair.”
#75: A Trendy Shag with Piece-y Balayage for Women Over 40
A trendy shag combined with piece-y layers is flattering on women over 40. It’s a modern take on this head-turning 70’s shag with pops of piece-y balayage and a light curtain fringe. The style in this photo can take the years off of anyone with its fresh and trendy vibe.
#76: Sassy Medium Layers with Razored Bangs
The tousled medium shag with bangs is created with shorter layers connecting to the fringe. A 90-degree cut offers enough volume and fullness, making a taller and slimmer appearance. Use a wand leaving out the bottom for a natural-looking finish, then run your fingers to separate them.
#77: Mid-Length Shag with Short Blunt Bangs
Consider a shag paired with short blunt bangs if you want to shake things up. Try styling this shag using big barrel curls to move your hair away from the face. This brings attention to the blunt baby bang cut high above the brow. You can use a heat protector when styling hot tools and finish with a dry texture spray.
#78: Soft Medium Curly Shag with Straight Bangs
A piecey, tousled shag is very on-trend, so now would be the perfect time to try out a soft curly shag with straight bangs. If you have a square or oblong face shape, keeping your bangs soft and tapered at the ends will create softness in your face and jawline. Try Color WOW’s style on steroids texture spray after styling to create hold and texture.
#79: Shaggy Mullet with Fringe Bangs
A shaggy mullet with fringe bangs is a great medium-length shag for textured hair. Ask your hairstylist for a mullet shag and a rounded fringe to get this hairstyle.
#80: Boho Chic Shag Cut
Shag cuts are all the rage, and this boho-chic version is no exception. A throwback style with a modern twist, the boho shag is a voluminous and universally flattering option for any woman.
#81: Balayage Shag with Curtain Fringe
Take it back to the good old days with a sexy balayage shag combined with a curtain fringe cut. This classic cut is one of the ideal medium shaggy wispy haircuts for thin hair. It’s a great choice to look a little younger and highlight your features. Blonde balayage gives this style depth and a modern style.
#82: Mid-Length Curly Shag for Dark Hair
Medium-length shag haircuts allow you to embrace your hair texture. The right layering of your curl will create a fun, shaggy shape and help keep styling time to a minimum. At home, utilizing a diffuser for styling grows out the shape of your curls tend to clump together too much.