But in the past few years the style has evolved from something that would be seen on an extra in Almost Famous to looser adaptations. "I would say the most modern version is focused on movement just around your hairline," says Amber Maynard Bolt, master stylist at L. A. 's Nine Zero One salon. "You don’t need a ton of layers all over your head if you don’t want to lose the density of your hair.
The secret to nailing a curly shag like Sandra Oh? Product, says Bolt. “Find something that will keep your hair soft but allows for a small amount of hold,” she says. “I really love the combo of using In Common Magic Myst to start the moisture process.
The best thing about shags is this versatility. "Depending on your hair texture, the shag is a cut that can be worn extremely messy or seamlessly straight," says stylist Anh Co Tran, although Bolt adds you get the most effortless look if you have some natural texture to your hair.
A shag haircut is generally made up of three things: choppy close-cropped layers, bangs, and a center part.
Here, the longer bangs and layers add definition to model Kaia Gerber's face, but they also keep the look feeling soft and feminine, since they're not super choppy.
The piecey bangs and flippy ends give her cut the illusion of a full shag, while she still has the ease of short hair.
Like curtain bangs, which often go hand in hand with a shag, it manages to look current while nodding to icons of the past like '70s rockstars and Jane Fonda.
Effortlessly cool 💇https://t.co/Oeychkx4Eq— Glamour (@glamourmag) June 30, 2020