And it looks like it's here to stay.
You may not have rocked a shag cut back in the day, but now's as good a time as any to give it a try. The '70s-classic style has made quite the comeback, and the modern evolution is just as trendy. Here's what you need to know:
What is the curly shag?
A shag hairstyle involves using layers to create volume around the crown of the head, which then tapers down into feathered ends usually at bob or shoulder-length level. The style often involves bangs and looks intentionally disheveled and unkempt.
How is the shag different now?
The contemporary interpretation of the shag style is more multi-genre; even a lob can have a shag style applied to it. In addition, sections can be longer or shorter, and texture plays an ever-important role. As does color. Experts today use different color and styling techniques to give depth, shine, and volume to the hair. What's more, the modern shag offers a laid-back, lived-in feel achieved by using the proper styling products minimally for a maximum effect.
How to style your curly shag at home
First things first: Don't attempt to cut your shag at home! Visit a pro who can cut your shag to match your face shape. When styling at home, reach for L'Oreal Professionnel Wild Stylers Beach Waves to add texturized volume. Simply spray from the roots down to the ends and tousle! If your hair is naturally curly, using a mousse to liven up curls or waves can also work well.
Can you achieve a curly shag on straight hair?
Yes! It'll take a bit more effort with a curling iron, but even those with straight hair can achieve a curly shag. If you love the curly shag and want a longer-lasting curl to make styling easier, talk to your hairdresser about getting a perm.