Looking for a major hair change in 2020? Consider the newly updated shag haircuts. This choppy, layered hairstyle from the ’70s is totally back and better than ever. Typically featuring choppy ends, a layered crown, and tons of texture, the multi-layered haircut is the epitome of low-maintenance and rockstar glamour — and is a super-easy hairstyle if you’re looking for a cut that will add volume, texture, and depth to your hair. Plus, the tousled layers combined with natural, feathered texture makes for an effortlessly chic look that can work for any hair length and style (yes, even for those of you with long locks or curly hair!). Whether you’re planning to wear your shag polished or effortlessly messy, check out how these celebs rocked the shag in recent years — and take note for your next big haircut, as you’ll definitely want to get in on this hot new trend ASAP.
Classic Modern Shag
At the 2019 Grammys, actress Julianne Hough rocked a new shaggy hairstyle with a cool, sassy fringe that showed just how much the updated cut is the perfect mix of modern and ’70s retro.
TOMMASO BODDI/GETTY IMAGES
Sleek and Wavy
For those with some natural wave in their hair, a sleek, short cut with slightly tousled ends — just like Karlie Kloss’ — is a stylish hair choice that will have you looking effortlessly cool like the supermodel.
DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/GETTY IMAGES
Textured With Curly Bangs
For an bold, chic look like Sandra Oh’s, combine voluminous curls with short, tousled bangs curled into springy ringlets — it’ll definitely make your locks the star of the show.
FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES
Soft and Sweet
A soft, layered hairstyle can add a sweet touch to any look, especially if you combine it with piece-y bangs like Camila Cabello’s.
JEFF KRAVITZ/GETTY IMAGES
A shaggy wavy lob has never looked more stylish or elegant, especially with Taylor Swift’s softly tousled blonde look that’s an effortless modern update to the classic shag hairstyle
Add a cool, glamorous twist to your next blunt bob with choppy layered ends like Lana Condor’s. Even without the classic bangs, this modern shag style adds an easy touch of rock n’ roll glam.
STEVE GRANITZ/GETTY IMAGES
The shag can also work on a shorter pixie cut like Cara Delevingne’s. To steal the supermodel’s look, combine your short crop with uneven layers and brown-blonde highlights.
SARAH MORRIS/GETTY IMAGES
Chloe Grace Moretz’s shag is reminiscent of the hairstyles seen on male rock stars in the ’70s, but it obviously looks amazing on women, too — just don’t forget to finish it off with some texturing spray for extra volume.
JASON LAVERIS/GETTY IMAGES
Jennifer Lawrence’s low-maintenance cut meets a high-maintenance dye job. It’s all about balance, right? The platinum shade offers up serious old Hollywood vibes.
Curls With Bangs
As great as a shag looks on straight hair, it looks even more awesome with curls. Go bold and try it with bangs for a flattering, face-framing effect.
FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES
Shags look incredible at any length, allowing you to grow your hair long without needing to go back to the salon month after month. Just look to Dakota Johnson, who rocks layers from chin- to chest-length.
Short With Side-Swept Bangs
Anne Hathaway’s playful style has all the edginess of a short cut but with the comfort of longer layers. The contrast between side-swept bangs and a longer back is what makes this cut so cute.
LESTER COHEN/GETTY IMAGES
Meg Ryan made the short, wavy shag famous in the ’90s, and her shoulder-grazing version today looks just as adorable. If your hair isn’t naturally wavy, turn your straight shag into a beachy one with a curling wand.
The beauty of a shag is that it was practically made to be worn messy, like Alexa Chung did here. It’s also a great option for anyone growing out their bangs, because they blend in like one of the many layers.
SEAN ZANNI/GETTY IMAGES
Long With Blunt Bangs
Make a big statement and try thick, blunt bangs like Jennifer Hudson’s. Just keep the rest long and layered — it creates an updated pin-up look.
Smooth and Casual
Want something truly versatile? We recommend Courteney Cox’s simple, mid-length cut. Straight, wavy, or curled — it always looks amazing.
Cute and easy to style, Kristen Bell’s shoulder-grazing lob looks great for any occasion — even while it’s growing out.
DAVID LIVINGSTON/GETTY IMAGES
Glossy and Long
Gabrielle Union’s lovely layers work with any face shape. Just add a bit of shine with spray so they catch the light and glow.
JON KOPALOFF/GETTY IMAGES
For hair like Chrissy Teigen’s, ask your stylist for a wavy lob with lots of layers, and ask your colorist for a golden balayage that will bring out the dimension of those layers.
FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES
Short, Loose Layers
Curl the front sections of your hair away from your face with a flat iron to get Emma Stone’s controlled-chaos look. It lets your features be the star of the show.
If you’re growing your hair out, try Julia Roberts’ flattering cut. It can go from casual to glamorous in seconds.
Use your natural texture to get Scarlett Johansson’s easygoing bob. All you have to do is wash, tousle, air dry it, and go!
Smooth and Sleek
Kristen Stewart’s slicked-down style combines short layers at her crown and longer ones closer to her face — perfect if you want a little drama.
PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/GETTY IMAGES
To add edginess to a short, choppy haircut like Kristen Wiig’s, simply take a bit of styling wax or molding clay and apply it to your ends.
JEFFREY MAYER/GETTY IMAGES
Ombre and Flowing
Long, loose waves never go out of style — and they’re so romantic. Drew Barrymore has been rocking them for years!
source: good house keeping