The shag is back! One of the favorite hairstyles of rock stars and fans of the 70’s and 80’s is making a comeback. The short shag in particular seems to be at the top of the list as a hairstyle trend. Many popular stars such as singer Billie Eilish are already doing it and wearing the iconic hairstyle as a cheeky and rather wild bob variant. The cut is heavily layered with lots of choppy ends. You can still recognize the elegant silhouette of a bob, which is now being reinterpreted. The trend hairstyle is often also called short shaggy bob and is already one of the most popular short hairstyles in the new year.
Today we will tell you what hair type and face shape the short shag suits best and how you can style it on your own. You will also get a lot of inspiration from the fascinating styling examples in our picture gallery.
The short shaggy bob is back in fashion
The short shag gives the hair more volume
With its numerous layers, a shag cut is not always the best choice for every hair type. Especially not if the hairstyle is long or medium-length. Because heavily layered, for example, fine or thin hair can look much weaker and flatter. The situation is different with the short shag. This is a successful haircut for fine hair, because it makes it much livelier and gives it more momentum. The individual strands have more space to unfold, giving fine hair more volume.
The side swept variant conjures up even more fullness in fine hair
Even thin hair can benefit from the short shaggy bob and look a little fuller again. A fringed pony or curtain bangs round off the chic hairstyle and are definitely recommended for delicate hair. If you have thicker hair, feel free to add some great thick and straight bangs to your short shag, maybe even the trendy baby bangs.
Balayage short shag with baby bangs
What face shape does the Short Shag suit best?
According to hair professionals, the short shag looks best on trapezoidal faces. The layered look balances this face shape perfectly and ensures a harmonious appearance. But that doesn’t mean that the hairstyle is only reserved for such faces. For example, women with oval or elongated faces can get a short shaggy bob without any worries. And if you have a rather round or heart-shaped face, then you can simply have the hairstyle cut with long side bangs or curtain bangs again to balance it out. In this way, your face is optically lengthened and beautifully framed.
Slight waves give the look the finishing touch
How is the shaggy hairstyle trend styled?
The best comes last! The short shag bob is styled super easy and, above all, versatile. Once the trendy hairstyle has been cut perfectly, you can style it differently every day if you wish. Playful beach waves can be conjured up with a curling iron, and you can give the choppy strands a finer touch with some hair setting lotion and volume mousse. The shag gets a rocking, slightly tousled look by slightly ruffling it with your fingers. You can pull the fringe bangs down or to the side a little and then spray the whole thing with a hair spray or, even better, with a salt spray. So the short shaggy hairstyle lasts longer and you can enjoy it much more relaxed.
But that’s not all you can do with the cool short shag. Also check out the rest of the short shaggy bob hairstyles below and get even more excited about them!
Choppy short shag
Shaggy Bob – probably the most popular undone hair style for 2021
Short shag bob for fine hair
Short shag bob with curtain bangs
The pixie cut 2021 – styling tips for short hair
Caramel shaggy bob with bangs
Blonde short shag with long fringed bangs on the side
The swirl bob provides more volume and a fresh kick
Heavily layered shag with bangs
Wavy balayage shag
Messy bob in undone aesthetics – the new bob hairstyle at a glance
Platinum Blonde Razor Short Shag
Copper shag cut with bangs
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Meg Ryan Short Shag
Asymmetrical A-line shaggy bob
Messy shag with choppy bangs
Undone short shag with hair contouring