In spring and summer most women prefer effortless and natural-looking hairstyles. Long shags are the best options for you if you want to look stylish and sport your long locks loose. Shags are equally flattering for thick and fine hair. Adding volume or removing excessive bulk is an easy task for a good shag haircut.
The Most Inspirational Long Shag Haircuts
Here are 60 beautiful long shags that you are welcome to view right now for inspiration.
#1: Blondie Bombshell
This sexy long shag is a great way to deal with very thick hair. The levels of shaggy layers are stretched out, so you have multiple tiers that show off the brighter highlights on top and darker lowlights underneath.
#2: Razored Wavy Shag with Light Bangs
Razored shags with bangs that graze the eyebrows are a throwback to the 1970s. Slightly tousled and totally messy, the uneven shaggy layers that cascade down to the mid-chest provide a distinctive rock-n-roll feel.
#3: Razored Shag for Long Thick Hair
Long shag hair with highlights looks so chic for date nights and beach days. The layers add extra texture for those days when you want to enjoy an effortless, edgy vibe. If your thick hair gets in the way, tie it up into a cute messy bun!
#4: Frizzy Choppy Long Shag Hairstyle
Shaggy layers that start a bit above your shoulders scream beach hair and that’s completely okay! Spray a beach texture spray to get that extra bounce if needed. To keep frizz at bay during humid days, spray an anti-frizz spray after styling.
#5: Golden Bronde Razored Shag for Long Hair
Golden locks are gorgeous in the sun and can get even lighter during your beach days. If the mid-back look is too long for you, you can always have the same shaggy layers in a lob or a shoulder-length cut.
#6: Textured Shag with Warm Brown Balayage
A long shag haircut can be a wonderful way to celebrate your inner tomboy. The wavy bangs and textured pieces tucked behind the ears bring more body to naturally fine hair.
#7: Layered Copper Brown Cut for Thick Hair
Long shag hairstyles for women come in all shapes and lengths, but when you need one for thick hair, a choppy cut with layers throughout is a way to go. The side swept bangs and the wavy copper-toned pieces curl around the jawline gracefully and help to elongate the neck.
#8: Warm-Toned Wavy Brunette Shag Hairstyle
A long shag with bangs is super trendy and can be worn in the office as well as in your everyday life. If you want to tame your bangs, push them to the side to open up your face.
#9: Shagged, Flipped, and Tousled
For a picture-perfect look that begs to be Instagrammed, this is a style to steal! The layers are sleek, not shaggy, but they’re also wonderfully extreme – they cascade down the entire length of the hair. The result is a lovely head of flicked yet still shaggy hair with bounce and body for days!
#10: Shag to the Extreme
Extreme layers suggest a bold personality with plenty of confidence. This long shag haircut features clearly defined layers with a lot of variation in the lengths. That creates a longer, softer, more modern version of Carol Brady’s classic shag.
#11: Long Chestnut Brown Shag
Long shag haircuts are popular because of their versatility. They can be modified to work for almost any hair type by changing the length and density of the layers. This red toned chestnut style sports sweeping bangs, thick upper layers and wispy lower ones. Subtle changes in tone spotlight the choppiness.
#12: Long Choppy Hair with Feathering
You’d be surprised how much difference a long shag haircut can make to fine hair. Wispy ends and feathering around the face give extra body to this free-flowing blonde hairstyle. There won’t be a limp strand in sight!
#13: Gorgeous Long Light Brown Shag
The dainty light brown is flawlessly contrasted with the messiness of shaggy layers. As lighter tones are always at risk of washing out quickly, shampooing and conditioning with color-preserving, sulfate free products will prolong your hefty investment. Integrating a deep conditioner will enhance shine for damaged, colored hair.
#14: Shiny Black Haircut with Flicked Layers
Flipping the ends of the layers up while blow-drying is easy and especially effective if you rock a feathered cut. Though black has an inclination towards uniformity, layers of various lengths break up the monotonous dark color and bring your tresses to life. Sleek and shiny approaches to styling are best.
#15: Long Cut with Chunky Angled Layers
When you are thinking of getting layers for long hair, opt for chunky layers that add dimension to your style. Long layers make it easier to do a half up half down look – it’s super chic and cute!
#16: Long Black Cut with Light Flipped Up Ends
Longer layers are good for styling flipped up ends. Ladies with thin hair will gravitate towards this style because it shows the movement and dimension in your hair.
#17: Long Hairstyle with Short Flipped Up Layers
The long shaggy hair gives us supermodel vibes because it’s so effortlessly chic. You can blow it out and curl the ends or just use a straightener and go up at the ends.
#18: Honey Bronde Shaggy Hairstyle with Bangs
Shaggy waves with longer bangs are so versatile because you can pin them back if you want to have a sleek look or leave them out for a boho style. You can also tie your hair back and leave your bangs out for a chic office look.
#19: Layered and Tousled Brunette Hairstyle
For unlayered hair, most of the weight is in the ends of the hair. With that, there is a possibility of an unbalanced look. Short and feathery layers in the crown add bulk on top, while reducing the density in the lower lengths of the hair.
#20: Long Disconnected and Highlighted Shag
Balayage hair with an ombre effect is still on the hair scene. Midshaft layers accompanied by a subtle balayage can adapt to many styles and personalities with their potential for variety. A quick retouch at the roots will refresh a grown out gradient color.
#21: Picture-Perfect Sweeping Style
Play up thick luscious locks with a sweeping long shag to keep hair light and manageable. So versatile, you have an option to wear it straight for a day at work and totally transform it with curls for a special occasion.
#22: Ash Brown Long Razored Shag
A razored shaggy haircut is a go-to if you’re looking to chop off your long locks for the warmer season. You can tie your hair up while having longer pieces out in the front to frame your cheekbones and jawline.
#23: Long Feathered Shag for Thick Hair
Ladies with thick hair will love a long shag haircut because it gives your long locks life and oozes 80s vibes – which are cute and trendy. You can opt for short bangs or have longer fringe pieces to frame your face.
#24: Chic Flipping Layers
Sleek hair with flair! If you love long luscious hair but just don’t have enough thickness to pull it off, long shag hairstyles are perfect. Short feathery layers will make hair appear far thicker than it is, giving it that all important boost in the volume department!
#25: Wispy Straight Finely Chopped Brunette Cut
Wispiness is created by thin layers throughout the hair. It is a staple cut for those with thinner locks trying to maintain a denser mane. Applying an oil mask one to three times per week can help boost hair growth for sparser areas.
#26: Wispy Layered Blonde Cut with Bangs
To get those wispy pieces, go for a long layered shag cut. Shaggy layers will add texture and volume to your hair and help with dimension which is crucial for ladies with thin hair.
#27: Longer Tousled Caramel Blonde Shag
Hello, volume! We can’t get enough of the gorgeous texture these long shaggy layers deliver. Next time you’re at a salon, opt for a shaggy cut with long layers to get the dimension and volume you deserve!
#28: Versatile Layered Shag Hair
For all the boss ladies out there, just because you opt for a fun, edgy haircut doesn’t mean it can’t look grown up too! If it’s versatility you’re after, a dark, sleek hairstyle with angled, descending layers might just be what you’re after. Classy yet cool, it ticks all the boxes for our work ‘do.
#29: Face-Framing Wavy Hair
Bohemian babes will love long wavy tresses. Thick hair is perfect for pulling off a long tousled hairstyle. Simply work some dry shampoo into your roots to keep your bangs looking fresh and give them that stylish un-done finish.
#30: Soft Voluminous Blowout
Long shag hairstyles don’t have to be solely boho chic. Opt for a more refined coif by curling the ends of your layers. A heat protectant is a must, then simply blow dry some body into your hair with a round brush and finish by curling the very tips of your locks.
#31: Bronde Shaggy Hairstyle with Feathered Layers
Long shag hairstyles can work on all hair types and textures. Your stylist will recommend you the length and kind of layers to complement both your face and hair. We love the extra dimension that the highlights give!
#32: Shoulder-Length Feathered Hairstyle with Bangs
Get a shaggy haircut that you can wear down at all times – in the office, for a date night or a stroll through the park. Bangs add a sense of messy chic to your look and can work on anyone.
#33: Razored Black Shag with Bangs
Short front bangs look great on ladies with thin hair because you can pair them with shorter layers to complete the rocker vibe. Shorter layers help bring body and life into your style, so, if you’re looking for a new ‘do – here it is.
#34: Cute Sliced Brunette Shaggy Cut
Splitting your bangs off-center is a great way to help your overgrown fringe to blend with face-framing layers. Add waves for the ends to soften your straight long shag.
#35: Shiny Caramel Layers
Long, shaggy locks can look absolutely luscious. All it takes to acquaint yourself with the big hair aesthetic is a few layers of varying length and heavy side-swept bangs. Make sure to ask for shorter layers around the crown to get insane volume!
#36: Long Feathered Shag for Fine Hair
To get mega volume for fine or thin hair, try teasing your hair at the roots and spritz a bit of hairspray to finish off the look. Keep your bangs or fringe straight for a fun twist.
#37: Long Dynamic Metallic Blonde Shag
Shaggy layers look amazing with wavy, beachy hair because you can see each layer perfectly. Shaggy layers are meant to give your hair more dimension. If you have bangs, you get a bonus.
#38: Long Cut with Feathered Face-Framing Layers
Long shag haircuts with face-framing layers also deserve our attention. They can soften your face or draw attention to its best features. We love how effortless and light the face-framing layers make your hair feel after a well-deserved trip to the salon.
#39: Natural Layers and Ombre Highlights
Shaggy hairstyles are perfect between haircuts! Instead of dealing with that awkward growing-out phase, introduce some shaggy layers to medium-length hair. The ends of these wispy layers are delicately lightened to make the shagginess of the look more pronounced.
#40: Bedhead Auburn Shag
These sexy, tousled layers are sure to turn heads. A few waves, some deliberate mussing, shaggy bangs combined with long shaggy layers – it’s absolute perfection! The red hair isn’t necessary, but it definitely works, right?
#41: Brunette Razor Cut with Bangs
This is a lovely example of a smooth and sleek shag. Use frizz-fighting hair smoothers for a high-fashion ‘do that frames the face and oozes an effortless vibe. It may not be as voluminous as a real shag, but some days you just want to look and feel different.
#42: Layered Style with Balayage
An extreme side sweep looks stunning with a long shag hairdo! Short, medium, and long layers combine in a wavy, crazy explosion of hair that moves, bounces, and swings.
#43: Textured Hair with Short Layers
If time is of the essence in the morning, heavily layered hair will really cut down your dry-time. Shaggy layers around the crown only need a quick blast with a hairdryer. For extra volume, use a diffuser to give uplift to those roots!
#44: Pretty Wavy Blonde Shag
The edginess of a platinum blonde is accompanied beautifully with shaggy layers. Incorporate some beachy waves and finish with a texturizing spray for a tousled effect. Using a blonde hair care system such as one that contains hydrogen peroxide to brighten or a purple tint to neutralize brass will ensure the maintenance of your icy color.
#45: Shaggy Hair with Uneven Bangs
Messy, jagged bangs take long hair to the next level. This coiffure is bursting with personality, from its vivid orange hue, to the energetic styling, we love how this long shag with bangs makes an unashamedly bold statement.
#46: Wavy Bedhead Style
Long shag haircuts are perfect for channeling that ‘just-got-outta-bed’ feel. Ask your hairdresser for strategically placed layers through the length; you’ll maintain the long hair you crave but with more dimension and movement.
#47: Long Curly Blonde Shag with Bangs
Bangs are not too often embraced by those with curly locks, however, a loose ringlet partners well with piecey, shaggy layers and a thinned fringe. It is carefully trimmed into the wave pattern to accentuate the naturalness of the hair, including the natural medium ash brown to soft blonde ombre color.
#48: Jagged Red Ombre Hairstyle
Dramatic yet achievable, this hairstyle features a short choppy cut around the crown and long hair on the lower half of the length. Not only will this fearless cut let you get rid you of any split ends, it will allow you to enjoy having long hair – the best of both worlds!
#49: Middle Parting with Choppy Layers
Throw it back to the 70s with cool shaggy bangs. Whether you’re growing out a fringe or want to frame your face, separating your bags with a centre parting will not only keep hair out of your face, it’s also super flattering.
#50: Straight Shaggy Locks
Add oomph to naturally straight hair with lovely long layers. Polished yet full of movement, this bronde mane gets extra style points for its super fine platinum highlights around the face. The ultimate way to hone your facial features!
#51: Medium-to-Long Choppy Cut with Bangs
An easy solution for those aiming to conceal a large forehead is the long shag haircut pictured. A choppy fringe covers the forehead and accentuates the lower half of the face, while messy layers add body and volume. A rich chocolate brown is paired excellently with caramel highlights and dimensional lowlights.
#52: Shiny Brunette Shag for Long Hair
Bring out the sheen and brilliance of your naturally curly waves by cutting them into this choppy shag that’s full of lush layers, rich textures, and jagged edges. Parted on the side or down the center, just shake your head a couple of times, and all the wavy pieces will fall perfectly around your shoulders and upper back.
#53: Gorgeous Toasted Coconut Shag
The waist-length tendrils and blonde “toasted coconut” color contribute to the sultry appeal of this sexy long shag haircut. It’s a spectacular way to wear your hair if you’re blessed with healthy, shiny hair of long length.
#54: Lovely Golden Blonde Cut with Swoopy Layers
Single toned colors can be given dynamics with simple and elegant layers. A shaggy cut adds volume to the crown and heavy layering in the ends allows for a contrast in shape. Perfect for a bottom heavy face, the style flatters both in both pictures and real life.
#55: Voluminous Long Caramel Hair
If you have naturally wavy hair, a long shag with no bangs is the best way to frame your face and showcase your cheekbones. The long layers are slightly tousled at the top for a little extra height that lengthens the silhouette of the hairstyle.
#56: Disconnected Brown Shag with Highlights
The placement of layers in your shag depends a lot on your face shape. Shorter layers play up defined cheekbones. Alternately, a section lightly grazing the chin draws attention to the beautiful jawline. You can easily notice this if your analyze photos in our gallery. Also note that opting for a lighter color on the ends always intensifies the piece-y-ness of the hair.
#57: Long Wavy Layers
Layers hold curls and waves very well, regardless of length. It’s easy to create a wavy look, too – do it with braids, sock buns, a curling iron, or even a straightener. Finger comb it and spritz with some sea salt spray for extra bounce and texture.
#58: Waterfall of Curls Shag
Elegant long shag hairstyles often involve curls, whether they’re natural or curled with an iron or rollers. This style combines a look of straight hair up top and more expressive curls through the bottom part.
#59: Chopped Medium Cut for Straight Hair
Having shaggy hair can still be clean! Only shaggy ends here! A light dusting of gold striations from the top of the crown highlights the smoothness of the upper layer. Make the lower ends chunky, and almost anything goes!
#60: Long Curly Shag with Bangs
These shaggy layers are a perfect way to thin out thick curls. The bangs and short layers up top give an extra volume, and they frame the face with babylights that highlight the eyes. A great haircut idea for thick, long, curly hair.
Long shags are, undoubtedly, impressive and eye-catching, but if you want to experiment with length and try shorter hairstyles, please, check the section with shag hairstyles for short, medium and long hair.