elcome to your new favorite look – the long shag haircut! The charm and versatility of the shag is unparalleled. Epitomized brilliantly in the heyday of the 70’s by the likes of Joan Jett, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger and Jane Fonda. A bit controversial in appearance; the long shag is neither a mullet nor a long-layered ‘do. Its subtle complexity is aptly attributed to its rock-n-roll and revolution sensibility.
With both a ‘long & short’ appeal, this unisex choppy haircut heralded equality, while it’s progressive, unkempt look also reflected a shift in political, cultural and social reform. The Shag’s disconnected profile offered a radical departure from the constraints of static geometric hair shapes.
The best expression presented by the refined silhouette of the Sassoon Bob. Women liberated from the wash-and-set lifestyle in the 60’s were now ushering in a new era of hair fashion. Despite their distinctions, these cuts share key elements contributing to style success. Each displays a special emphasis on essential factors: purpose, proportion, balance, structure, and execution. The Shag simply dramatized these factors resulting in a new expression of attitude. This set the stage for the hairdressing world to adapt traditional aspects and redefined sound structure through controlled chaos. Its impact continues to be undeniable.
It’s easy to see why the shag haircut for long is unique. With a superb versatility that’s apparent and perfectly suited for a variety of hair types and textures. This cut offers a great option when transitioning from a pretty short haircut to a lovely long hairstyle. It’s a fantastic style for fine hair and if you have trouble growing your hair long. Wear it big and crazy or simply sleek and join the hair revolution!
Here are some examples of the best shag hairstyles and haircuts: