60 Short Shag Hairstyles That You Simply Can’t Miss

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These days short hairstyles need to be shaggy to be viewed as modern and stylish. The best thing is they make you look younger and can be adopted for any occasion. The following hairstyles are equally good for straight or curly hair. They are easy to style and maintain, and we honestly believe it’s hard to find anything better in terms of on-trend short hairstyles.

The Most Beautiful Short Shag Hairstyles

Why do professional stylists claim that short shag haircuts may become the best bet? Shags are all about choppy ends, layering and a ton of texture. Thus, the stylist adds volume where needed and creates dimension if hair looks too flat. Let’s check the ideas.

#1: Short Haircut with Sass

Short shag haircuts are popular right now – making a strong comeback from their original 1990s heyday. Perfect for women with thin or flat hair, a shag cut perks things up to bring body, bounce and a whole new life to your locks.

#2: Waves of Color

If you have a natural bent to your hair, then your strands will respond well to a shag cut. The cute silhouette of this style begs to add in some subtle highlights that lighten locks up and accentuate the layers.

#3: Platinum Short Shag

Perhaps you were blonde as a child but your hair has darkened with age. Maybe you want to find out if blondes really do have more fun. Whatever the reason, platinum blonde hair is a pleasure to wear with a shorter cut because it is much easier to maintain.

#4: Short Shag Bob

Bob haircuts fit into the shag look perfectly. If you want a short shag, go for a rounded bob cut – it adds fullness to thin hair and offers easy manageability for all hair types.

#5: Golden-Bronde Bob with Piecey Layers

A rounded silhouette, clean lines, and a slightly tousled appearance are the hallmarks of this shaggy bob. The light gold and brown tones of the bronde balayage provide a sense of depth and sophistication. This hairstyle is a wonderful choice for women who have extra thick and coarse hair.

Shorter Layered Brown Blonde Hairstyle

Instagram / @hairbyjoannaolson

#6: Curls of Tinsel

Curly girls look adorable with shaggy hair. If you want something a bit more different, color your hair a black with silver undertones for a tinsel shine that looks great year round.

#7: Short Shag Blunt Cut

Go for a pixie cut next time you’re at the salon – but allow enough length to remain for the shaggy appearance. The blunt, straight-across line of the nape and angled sideburns give a unique appearance to the cut that stands apart from other short shag haircuts.

Layered Ash Blonde Pixie

Instagram/ @jessegaines

#8: Rock Star Shaggy

If you’re a casual, laidback sort of girl, choose a cut that goes with your personality. With bangs and longer layers, this is an incredibly low-maintenance style that still looks put together.

#9: Angled Cut

For women, hair is one of main means of expression – which is why it’s essential to have a cut that makes us feel good about ourselves. A bob cut with angled layers is capable of thinning the face, adding volume to lifeless locks and many other beauty perks.

#10: Inverted Caramel Bob with Wavy Layers

When you’re trying to choose between many short shag haircuts for women, look no further than the low-maintenance inverted bob with messy stacked waves, peek-a-boo bangs, and a deep side part. The strawberry-caramel color is rich and vibrant and enhances the cut of the piecey layers perfectly.

#11: A Bold Statement

Update your very short hair cut with a bold hue like this vibrant burgundy when you’re ready for a fun and different look. Keeping the hair longer on top while cropping the sides will produce a look that works for a variety of face shapes.

#12: Disconnected Shaggy Brunette Bob

Modern shaggy bobs are an eclectic high-fashion and urban option if you want your hair to be the talk of the town. The solid, deep dark-brown color is the best way to showcase the cut, and the straggly, razor-cut ends frame the face and look perfectly imperfect.

#13: Razored Honey-Blonde Bob

The inverted bob with a shattered, angled shape and choppy V-cut layers makes even the thickest hair look sensational. And if you happen to have thin, fine hair, it can work for you too! A heavy dose of honey-blonde highlights keeps the hairstyle light and airy.

Choppy Caramel Blonde Bob

Instagram / @volarsalon

#14: Blonde Ambition

Keep your blonde hair looking lively with a short hair cut like this angled bob with shaggy ends. Go for balayage highlights set off by a darker base for a dimensional color everyone wants to have these days.

#15: Stacked with Style

Flirty flair can be incorporated into short shag hairstyles with just a bit of wavy texture. It looks effortless, weightless and full of movement, but still full and thick—the best of both worlds.

#16: Long Curly Pixie with Subtle Highlights

One of our favorite short shag haircuts is actually a “long,” wavy pixie style. The slightly longer length allows the curls to come to full fruition. At every angle there’s something exciting to look at: vibrant copper-blonde highlights, super-long sideburns, and flipped bangs that fall just over the eye.

Wavy Chocolate Pixie With Caramel Highlights

Instagram / @aloveshair

#17: Modern Sidesweep

With a modern color job that allows roots to peek through, this short, sideswept style is feminine, flattering and free of the hassle associated with long hair. If your hair strands are on the thinner side, this style will work perfectly.

#18: Choppy Honey-Blonde Bob with Side Bangs

A bob with curvy, shaggy locks defines the angles of the face and brings out the best features. The choppiness of the locks is even more emphasized by the strategic placement of the balayage. The sun-kissed blonde highlights over the caramel base color add the zest the look begs for.

Shaggy Caramel Bob With Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @epochchicago

#19: Punk Style Reinvented

Short shaggy haircuts can blend with other styles, like this example that includes designs etched into the nape undercut. One positive about hair? It grows back! So why not get a little edgy and have some fun with a style that truly makes a statement.

#20: Short Bob with Cropped Bangs

Short shag haircuts are not only geared to women who prefer professional hairdos, but those edgy, alternative ladies, too. With bangs unevenly cropped, and maybe a subdued fun hair color, you get a super cool hipster ‘do. The good thing about having uneven bangs is that you can’t really cut or style them wrong – anything goes!

Rose Gold Layered Bob

Instagram / @katiezimbalisalon

#21: Messy Bronde Bob with Bright Blonde Highlights

Keep them guessing: Did you wake up with a messy do, or did you scramble it up on purpose? Whatever the answer, you can’t go wrong with a chin-length shaggy bob that features beachy-blonde highlights, chopped ends, and wispy face-framing pieces.

Bronde Choppy Bob With Highlighted Ends

Instagram / @ashley_magnolia

#22: Crazy Curls

Bedhead is all the rage because it truly embodies that “I woke up like this” flawless feeling that Beyonce describes. But, you can add a bit of sophistication to the short style with accessories like sunglasses and a scarf to make this an acceptable look outside of the bedroom.

#23: Textured Curly Bob Cut

Curly hair queens can also get a bob cut. Texture makes a shag hair cut appear delicate, and gives more leeway if you don’t want to style hair every morning, or constantly use heat tools. Cut in gradual shaggy layers — they frame your face softening up your complexion!

Layered Messy Bob For Wavy Hair

Instagram / @salsalhair

#24: Cropped Pixie for Thick Hair

Thick hair has a potential to embrace a cropped pixie cut that results in an extra sleek and sharp short hairstyle. Excellent and ideal for naturally straight locks, leave chunks of hair out in front of the ears for an avant-garde twist on the shag in a shorter length.

Layered Pixie Bob

Instagram / @katiezimbalisalon

#25: Short Warm Blonde Shag

The great thing about shaggy hairstyles is that they have a range of aesthetics depending on how they’re worn. Short warm blonde shags cut a-line with wispy longer strands in the front and layered around the crown can be styled tousled serving bedhead chic, or stick straight for a sleek, polished look.

Caramel Blonde Layered Bob

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

#26: Short Shag with Purple Highlights

Add some funk rock’n’roll tint to shaggy hair by implementing highlights in a cool color! Purple is a fantastic pairing for dark brunette bases, since there is contrast, but it’s subtle and not trying too hard.

#27: Short Textured Hair with Balayage

Those not keen on voluminous stacked bobs should try shags. Short textured hair replaces the height at the crown of the head with a uniform shaggy length. Incorporating shorter layers achieves the sought-after ragged appearance. Pro tip—highlighting them with blonde balayage gives extra definition!

Feathered Bob With Bangs And Highlights

Instagram / @kaleyweakleyhair

#28: Sunset-inspired Pixie Bob with Nape Undercut

Everyone will be talking (only good things, of course) about your bouffant pixie bob. The pinkish-brown palette melds the hues together for a color that’s flattering to any skin tone. Undercut in the back, with below-the-jaw side pieces, it’s a short shag winner!

#29: Sliced Pixie Bob with Extra Long Side Pieces

A neatly trimmed pixie at the nape, a stacked bob at the back, and super-long sides — there’s a lot going on here, and we love it! If you could put this hairdo on a lazy Susan, you’d see a different layered angle at every turn. The lush tones of strawberry and ginger keep it refined and elegant.

Golden Brown Choppy Pixie Bob

Instagram / @iwearblackallday

#30: Tapered Pixie with Extra Long Bangs

If you’re looking for an angled shaggy hairstyle with bangs, you’ve found it! Perfectly straight dark-chocolate locks fall over the ears and in front of the eyes,bringing in the flair of sexiness and femininity. The secret trick here is to blow dry the hair in an upwards direction to build lift and volume.

Brunette Pixie Bob With Side Bangs

Instagram / @mslameylynn

#31: Silver-White Shaggy Hair

How does one make a shag haircut even fresher? With a silver-platinum color, of course! The unruly cut is cooled down by the icy hair color, producing an interesting visual effect when the wildness of texture is tamed by a metallic color. Definitely unique, this one is for those who like to stand out from the crowd!

#32: Dark Pixie with Cinnamon Streaks

Layers are the pixie’s best friend and you can really take them to the next level by having them short enough to stick out at the crown! This gives the style some youthful freshness. Highlight a range of lengths in streaks choosing a delicious shade, like, for instance, cinnamon as an accent color for dark brown hair.

Spiky Black Pixie With Copper Highlights

Instagram / @salonesteem

#33: Dusty Lavender Short Shag

Shag hair styles are complemented flawlessly by dusty shades like lavender — the unconventional cut pairs well with subdued shades. Tease your roots to amp up volume at the crown, and straighten hair in the front for a punk vibe.

#34: Short Highlighted Shaggy Hair

Out of a plethora of shag haircuts to choose from, here’s one that’s great for working women in professional environments. Short highlighted hair is clean and put together while still being a hairdo that proves you are stylish and up-to-date.

Layered Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @jackiedifonzo

#35: Short Bob with Textured Waves

What a pretty way to style a short bob! Textured waves are soft and feminine, and look very nice on a slightly angled ‘do. The cut is both edgy and feminine, and, what is more, it’s easy to style: air dry, tease the roots and go!

Choppy Brunette Bob

Instagram / @hairbyamandablass

#36: Short Copper-Colored Pixie Cut

Short copper colored pixies are pristine and dainty. A cut like this just makes you look like you have your life together, doesn’t it? Copper is a striking color that lightens up your face, brings out the color of eyes, whether it’s blue, green or grey, and exudes individuality.

#37: Jaw-Length Shaggy Bob

For the girly girl with a hipster-chic style, short shag hairstyles that are jaw-length are calling your name. Refined by the glamorous angled pieces grazing cheeks and gracefully swept bangs, minimize layers on a cut like this — homogeneity is an asset to a bob with feminine suppleness.

Short Platinum Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @timm.morrison

#38: Bob with Contrasting Highlights

Va va voom! A shag with a sexy side. Enhance your bob with some contrasting highlights in a sultry shade like violet-silver. This hairstyle is show stopping, whether worn straight and sleek or slightly tousled.

Pastel Purple Balayage Bob

Instagram / @cutyourhair

#39: Balayaged Choppy Bob Cut

Mature ladies look fabulous sporting a choppy bob cut. The illusion of length is preserved in bobs with a straight cut length at the nape of the neck, while they can still have a contemporary choppy air to it!

#40: Choppy Bob with Blonde Ends

Style shag hairstyles with wispy ends messy for a whimsical airy feel. To create this textured hairdo, get a cut with razored layers all around the head and rough dry with a bit of texturizing spray. Keep this ‘do freshly trimmed!

Shaggy Bob With Highlighted Ends

Instagram / @buddywporter

#41: Short Sliced Metallic-Blonde Bob

The sliced white-blonde highlights are sizzling hot on this straight hair bob. A slight upward flip of the side pieces makes this short shag cut also a bit flirty and suitable for women of all ages. The sideswept feathered bangs flow gently over one eye, creating a mysterious and sensual look.

#42: Voluminous Short Choppy Blonde Bob

Youthful and sassy, choppy and full-bodied, there’s something about the tousled bob that gives it a tomboy edge. The cut is quite different from the shaggy short styles in the other pictures, and it works extremely well with hair that’s straight and coarse. In any other context it might be seen as unruly; in this case it’spure joie de vivre!

Wispy Layered Platinum Blonde Bob

Instagram / @hairbyande

#43: Long Pixie with Angled Layers

It’s a shaggy pixie on steroids! Tons of layering and wispy pieces add height to the hairstyle and frame the face flatteringly. The ultra-feminine and extremely natural-looking blonde balayage helps to define all the angled layers and enhance your best features, such as eyes and cheekbones.

Layered Ash Blonde Pixie Bob

Instagram / @aaronscottnyc

#44: Messy Curly Blonde Pixie Bob

Who says that short shag hairstyles are recommended onlyfor straight or slightly wavy hair? We beg to differ! The curly stacked locks rule the roost, and the white-blonde bangs are cut and styled to flatter the forehead and cheekbones. Hot and sexy, it’s the perfect wash-n-go hairstyle for women on the run!

Tousled Wavy Bronde Pixie Bob

Instagram / @hollygirldoeshair

#45: Shaggy Metallic-Blonde Bob

Is your hair distressed and damaged from perms and coloring? A shaggy shoulder-length bob may turn brittle hair into a masterpiece! A light-bronde balayage also helps to conceal overworked hair, giving it time to heal.

Bronde Bob Shag Hairstyle

Instagram / @headlinesthesalon

#46: Pixie with Tapered Back and Long Tousled Layers

The forward-brushed long layers with bangs and angled side pieces are a throwback to the famous 1960s shaggy pixie hairstyles. But this isn’t your mother’s hairdo by any stretch of the imagination! The height and volume feminize this Bieber-style pixie, while the one-tone deep-auburn shade prevents it from going too far over the top.

Feathered And Tapered Brown Pixie

Instagram / @isa.sandiegohair

#47: Short Stacked Bob with Long Wavy Layers

The subtle copper-toned balayage against the mahogany brown base lends additional depth and volume to the shaggy wavy cut. This variety of short shag haircuts is the go-to choice when you’re seeking a natural way to showcase your waves, and gives your unruly hair a flattering shape.

Shaggy Wavy Brown Bob With Caramel Highlights

Instagram / @rikaedespain

#48: Choppy Blonde Bob with Messy Waves

This might be just what you are looking for in a short shag! Easy to style and maintain, and even easier to pair up with the right makeup and clothes, the wavy chin-length bob with a bit of extra height on the top can slim your face and make you look generally taller and thinner. Who would have thought that the right haircut could do all that? (Hmm, us!)

#49: Messy Highlighted Pixie with Long Side Bangs

Can’t quite decide if you want to go long or short? No problem — choose both! The long of it is all in the side bangs that dip waaaaaaaaaaay below the chin, almost touching the collar bone. The shorter back shows off the beautiful neckline. A copper-toned balayage completes the chicness.

Messy Brunette Pixie Bob With Highlights

Instagram / @shmoakin_hair

#50: Sophisticated Wavy Ash-Blonde Pixie Bob

When you’re in the market for a new bob hairstyle, consider trying a modern twist on the classic wedge style. The side part and overall round shaping works perfectly with your natural waves, and grazes the jawline, beautifully framing the face. The muted hues of the ash-blonde balayage are timeless.

Short Wavy Side-Parted Blonde Bob

Instagram / @emilydiannehair

#51: Longer Waves

While nineties shags tended to be longer and more cropped toward the face, the modernized take involves hair that is rather free falling. If you’ve ever envied someone’s seemingly natural beach waves, chances are they had their hair cut in a layered style and used a texturizing product to keep things on point.

#52: Shaggy Silver Style

Short shaggy hairstyles have been popular in recent years, but so have some surprising hair colors. Girls in their teens and twenties are embracing gray and silver hair hues available today. Also known as “granny hair,” this look is truly anything but old fashioned.

#53: Pink of Perfection

Have you ever seen pictures of whimsical hair colors and desired your own colorful makeover? This baby pink hair is the perfect choice for those who can afford to bleach their hair without incurring a lot of damage.

#54: Short Chopped Cut with Bangs

Short shag hairstyles look sassy and spontaneous, but there’s always a readable silhouette in a short ‘do like this. Messy styles need a fresh cut to look this good.

#55: Shaggy Pixie with Bangs

A very short pixie is a masculine-inspired style that many women love. When worn shaggy, a pixie is less rigid, slightly more feminine, and it gives off a more ‘undone’ vibe that still seems effortlessly smart.

Pixie With Textured Crown And Bangs

Instagram / @dillahajhair

#56: Waves Go Free

You don’t have to shag your hair so short that there’s nothing left to work with – this style is definitely layered with the telltale feathered ends of a shag – but it can still be easily pulled into a ponytail. Work some highlights into your mane to brighten things up and prevent the look of “weighed down” hair.

#57: Short Shag, New Hue

Consider an out-of-the-box hair color like the deep grey. This is one for the salon – an incredibly difficult shade to achieve via home dye kits. Women’s shag cuts vary in texture length and color – but whatever makes you feel the most beautiful is definitely the winner.

#58: Side-Swept Shaggy Bob

A side-swept shaggy haircut is another great option suited to alternative ladies. The style shines best when worn wavy and dishevelled, minimizing styling time and stress. For more interest and creativity, dye roots a contrasting color!

#59: Matte Shaggy Bob

Normally, women constantly search for ways to add lustre and shine to their manes. However, shaggy bobs are actually better when worn with a matte finish! By removing shine, an artistic style that oozes intrigue is crafted.

Layered Choppy Black Bob

Instagram / @kazumimmorton

#60: Asymmetrical Shaggy Pixie

Asymmetrical pixies are perfect for women who: have a designated and respected good side, have naturally straight manes and want to add structure to a rounder face with plumper cheeks, or for anyone who appreciates the sass of shaggy pixie-bobs!

Angled Pixie Bob With V-Cut Layers

Instagram / @_hairegan_

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