Messy shag hairstyles have become popular with modern trends. These hairstyles are typically created with heavy layering so that the hair can be styled to appear messy or shaggy. While a messy, shaggy hairstyle might sound easy to create, actually choose a shag hairstyle can be quite difficult. Several options are available to choose from; pick one that suits your personal style and taste preferences. Also, ask friends, family and your hairdresser which style they think suits your face shape to get another opinion.
Short and Shaggy
Short and shaggy cuts are easy to style and manage, creating a funky, modern appeal. To achieve a short shaggy hairstyle, ask your hairdresser to cut all of your hair to about 4 inches in length. Next, ask her to create a choppy layered style, cutting some sections down to as short as 2 inches. When styling this haircut, put a dollop of firm-hold mousse onto one palm and run your hands together to evenly disperse the mousse over both palms. Flip your head upside down and run your hands through your hair; shake your head until the mouse has dried and flip your head back to upright. Lightly run a comb over the hair to smooth it down before wearing.
A messy bob works well with medium-length hair to create a shaggy, stylised appeal. To create this look, ask your hairdresser to cut your hair into a traditional bob with fringe at the brow line and the length of your hair just below your chin. Next, ask him to layer the bob using thick, chunky cuts to create a look that can be given a shaggy appearance with the use of firm hold mousse. Style this look by putting a large dollop of firm-hold mousse on one palm. Rub your hands together to evenly disperse the mousse between both palms before flipping your head upside down. Work the mousse into your hair near the roots and shake your head until it has dried. Once the hair is dry, flip your head back upright and enjoy a funky take on the traditional bob style.
Long and Shaggy
A long, shaggy haircut works well for those with already long hair who are reluctant to cut their lengthy locks. This look is created by layering the hair atop the head to about half the length of the rest of the hair. Ask your hairdresser to cut one-third of the length off of the top layer of your hair. From here, ask him to layer this top layer into shorter, choppy sections. Style this look by using a comb to lift the shorter sections of the hair straight up and spraying the exposed underside of the hair with firm hold hairspray. This creates a shaggy, messy-appearing long hairstyle.
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