35 Lovely Long Shag Haircuts for Effortless Stylish Looks

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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 35 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: 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.

#3: 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!

#4: 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!

#5: Long Layered Shag

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.

#6: 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.

#7: Long Shaggy Hair, Don’t Care

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!

#8: 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!

#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 Shag, Loose Curls

Not only is this a lovely violet red color, but it makes this shaggy hair stand out beautifully. Adding curls to shaggy layers creates plenty of body and movement, plus it draws attention to the color – whatever it may be!

#12: How to Make a Shag Look Sleek

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.

#13: Windswept Layers

There’s something so easy and elegant about this casually windswept style! Long shaggy layers offer some great movement and bounce. This cut needs nothing more than a blow dry and a quick finger comb. What takes 5-10 minutes would look like it took hours!

#14: Long, Tousled, and Full of Volume

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.

Long Light Brown Shag Hairstyle

Instagram/ @vespagirl

#15: 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.

#16: Shaggy Hair with Wings

Here’s a stellar example of the signature shag from the late ’70s/early ’80s! Those winged layers were a fashionable look back in the day – this is the style everyone wants to copy now. Pro tip: a razored cut and a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment will help to copycat this ‘do.

#17: Shag + Swag

This long shag haircut boasts an enormous side sweep and soft fade of color from dark brown, almost black, roots to very pale, ash blonde ends. A cool look for tan skin!

#18: Violet Feathered Hairstyle

Please do not think that shags are worn only casually. You can style your shaggy layers in very delicate flicks for a formal event. If you want to go a step further, think of some new sophisticated hair color.

Long Layered Purple Hair

Instagram: @jackmartincolorist Salon: Jack Martin Salon in Tustin, CA

#19: Bedhead 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?

#20: Beach Waves

Long, luscious, beachy waves always look good. This is a trendy style that flatters pretty much everyone. Remember, long shag hairstyles can be neat and sleek at the roots and get messy towards the ends.

#21: Layered Style with Ombre and 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.

#22: Loose Shaggy Curls

Any long shag haircut is sure to give you a look that others will be dying to copy, and you will get many admiring glances. These loose curls are ready for movement, while the defined ends give you an excellent way to show off your locks in motion.

#23: I Dream the Electric Shag Dream

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.

#24: Tame the Mane Shag

Shaggy hairstyles have become quite popular, popping up all over various media sources like fashion blogs, magazines, and even the runway. These looser, more carefree hairstyles are happening, and we love them! Keep the length for the top half, and get the bottom half thinned out gradually.

#25: Waves in the Water Shag

Finding long shag hairstyles that have an eccentric flair is easy! Doing them yourself? Not so easy! But here is a look that works great when you want to get rid of the bulk of thick hair in the back, but keep the length up front.

#26: Stevie Nicks’ Twin

This look combines practicality with shaggy hair. The long bangs set the level for the shaggy layers to start off and be tapered towards the collar bone. A light honey blonde is applied to brighten up the eyes!

#27: Long Shaggy Style for Fine Hair

The long shag look here is pretty laid back and ready for fun, sun, and surf! In more relaxed places, there are ways to embrace your length while letting go and having a good time. This low maintenance set of slightly wavy layers is cool and fun!

#28: Pretty Hair Shag Cut

This medium layered shag is cute and laid-back. You will appreciate it if you like to wear your hair loose every day. Perfect for work or dinner – it’s totally up to you! Style the half of the length from the roots with a lift and let the ends be wayward and shaggy.

#29: Under the Sea Shaggy Layers With Bangs

Finding the best shaggy style for long hair is a task, because there are so many! Your options are seemingly endless, and it all depends on what you want to do. Here we have a shorter set of bangs atop a curly set of long layered curls.

#30: Lady of the Lake Layers

A long shag haircut can still look fairly simple and straightforward when done right. These bangs frame the face nicely, and the simple, lower, shaggy layers provide a fantastic texture flowing down your shoulders.

#31: Flaming Vixen Shaggy Layers

This layered shag look is very eye-catching! The bold rust color and the noticeable layers give a true 70’s feel to this look. Long side bangs sweep over, blending in with the shortest top layers while the next tiers cascade halfway down.

#32: Tiger Lily Stripes

A long shag haircut can also be combined with fun stripes, like these that remind us of the Striped Tiger Lily. The fun shaggy layers get painted with a lighter shade, to really stand out, and the blunt bangs make a great addition!

#33: Back-Swept Shaggy Layers

A modern shag can look pretty neat, just slightly disheveled and natural-looking. Caramel highlights are ultra flattering for dark brown layers. Pair your medium-length shag with side, swoopy bangs for a style that screams chic and new sexy.

#34: Shell Bell Layered Shag

This shaggy hairstyle gives a light airy feel thanks to the descending finely chopped layers with wispy ends. The hair color solution, mixing the warm and cool tones of blonde, is also pretty awesome which certainly participates to the sophistication of the look.

#35: Siren Shag

This long shag haircut boasts sharply angled layers and a bold, deeper red, which fades to a brick red at the ends. The gradual fade of color brings out the shaggy parts toward the bottom, where the lightest parts are feathered and drape over the shoulders.

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.

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