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 50 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: 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.
#3: 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.
#4: Luxuriant Long Layered Brunette Balayage Hair
An effortless and low maintenance style is a long layered cut with balayage. These highlights are known for their longevity, as your natural hair grows in and blends with the color. Long layers are easily managed during the hair growth process and can appear fresh even if you skip your bi-monthly trim.
#5: Shaggy Brunette Hairstyle for Long Straight Hair
The warm toned brown is instantly awakened with messy layers and shaggy styling. A side swept fringe combined with layers of all different lengths, adds to the movement and texture of the hairstyle. Teasing the crown and sides of the hair and finishing with a volume boosting hairspray evokes rocker chic vibes.
#6: Disheveled Hairstyle with Long Curtain Bangs
A long layered shag is ideal for those attempting to adopt a new hairstyle but not willing to sacrifice their long length. Face-framing curtain bangs create a middle part and blend with loose waves to elevate a lengthy cut. Minimal layers will be easily disguised by simply straightening the hair with a hot tool.
#7: 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.
#8: Sexy Long Brunette Shag
A sophisticated neutral brown color and a shaggy cut can be coupled to accommodate many styles. For a beachy look, curl the hair in sections with a large barrel and gently run a wide toothed comb through the ends. Adding some sea salt spray can further texturize a loose wave.
#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 Hairstyle with Compliant Layers
Long shag hairstyles don’t always have to be messy. This glossy, long length balayage with soft feathers proves shaggy layers can live up to a polished style. Use a straightening iron to bend the hair away from the face, and set with a light spritz of hairspray and dry oil serum.
#16: Bronde Choppy Hairstyle with Fringy Ends
Fringy ends are a great option for someone seeking to take density out of their thick hair. For that reason, those with thinner locks may want to avoid this, as wispiness can easily remove body from the hair. A longer, thinner face, such as an oblong one, will prefer fine ends contrasted with a fuller midsection as it gives a rounder silhouette.
#17: 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.
#18: Medium-to-Long Jagged Cut
Bronde highlights soften a shaggy haircut for long hair while upholding the edginess of jagged layers. Loose, yet polished waves, or finger combed curls are great options for styling. Alternatively, glossy, straightened hair is timeless and simultaneously tones down the messy tendency of the cut.
#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: Long Hairstyle with Shattered Layers
With thick hair, a point-cut fringe and choppy layers can make it less daunting by clearing away the blocky look it tends to have and allowing even those with heavier locks to embrace a long shag with bangs. Try braiding your hair overnight, then backcombing with a teasing brush in the morning for a gorgeous heatless style.
#23: 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.
#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: Long Choppy Style with Bangs
A cooler toned blonde balayage is a beautiful addition to a long shag. A two -tone medium brown to ashy blonde dye job is suitable for someone wanting to go light without sacrificing the health of the whole head. A full-bodied professional color provides a clean base for textured curls, a girly twisted bun, or a classic straight do.
#27: 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.
#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: 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.
#32: Shag for Medium Length Hair
This shag is a great low maintenance look that is messy and free. Wear in the wind, wear to a show, or wear when you wake up…it’s all up to you! Shorten the top layers, create some heavy, shaggy bangs, and then shag the bottom. It’s just… well, perfect!
#33: 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!
#34: Long Blonde Shag for Fine Hair
Get a long shag haircut without the full shag effect! Long hair is a must for this ‘do, but long layers are the most important part. They create shape and body, plus they stop hair from looking limp and lifeless, which happens way too often with long locks.
#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 Haute Couture Hair
This type of long shag is a catwalk staple. It shows up in photo shoots in glossy magazines, and fashion shows. The layers are subtle but still shaggy, especially the shorter ones. Get the ‘do with bangs – with long straight point cut (or blunt) bangs, to be precise!
#37: 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.
#38: Tousled Light Brown Hairstyle
They say sometimes that long shag haircuts are flat, limp, and lacking in body, but that’s not true! As a matter of fact, a shag cut with bangs and shaggy layers has tons of volume and lift – though it may require a bit of teasing.
#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: Long Sexy Waves
We’ll never get bored of pictures depicting beautiful curly hair. If you love feminine, flirty styles – this one is for you! For an impeccably tousled finish, separate your hair into sections before curling. This will help you methodically curl every strand for a flawless result.
#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: Bouncy Long Blow-Out
Amp up the volume of your shaggy cut with flirty flipped ends. Paired with subtle balayage highlights you’ll have a hairstyle that really pops! While we’d love to get our hair blow dried at the salon every day, you’ll find a straightener is an easier (and cheaper) way to get professional results at home.
#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!
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.