The name Shag was actually taken from the word “shaggy” as the hair, having been cut in layers or an irregular pattern, gives a shaggy or bushy look. It also adds a carefree and confident appeal to women of all ages and looks gorgeous on any hair length. The styles are attractive, manageable and easy to maintain.
Invented by John Sahag in the 1970s, this trendy hairstyle was first showcased in Jane Fonder’s movie Klute in 1971 and became popular after Jennifer Aniston wore it in the famous sitcom Friends. It was later adopted by many other celebrities like Farah Fawcett and Victoria Princialy. However, the stunning style was lost in fashion tides but managed to make a comeback recently and has become a hit.
It is a fantastic option for round and plump faces because shag hairstyle greatly softens the structure and offers a slim look. Long hair can easily go with shag styles which can strikingly add beauty to the wearer’s personality. In case of too thick hair, a shag cut will magically make the hair look less thick achieving a balanced appeal.
Shag hairstyle come in various types fitting different hair lengths. People with short haircut can wear short shags in the form of several layers framing the face but few ones at the back, which gives a more uniform look and adds volume. Medium shags offer either few or several layers depending on personal taste and preference. Generally several layers will add volume and few layers will produce a sleek look. Long shags with few layers can give a smooth uniform appearance, while many layers in long shags will look messy and bushy which may not be desirable for all women.
Even though many women opt for shag hairstyles as it is easy to maintain, necessary care should be given to hair irrespective of the type of cut or style. Shag hairdos need care from regular shampooing and conditioning. Alongside, it needs to be trimmed at regular intervals to maintain a long lasting and striking effect.