Shaggy hairstyles never go completely out of fashion. There's something about a cut that gives you the messy-on-purpose look everyone loves (and continues to love.) The angular edges and pieces that move give an attitude of cool and sexy. Shaggy, or "shag", hairstyles are a great solution for people who don't want to spend hours getting ready but still want to look trendy and stylish.
A shaggy style means that you will have layers in your cut, but the amount, length, and severity of the layers can vary greatly - but often are cascading layers - giving the 70's shag haircut look. Layers are often cut to frame your face and the part is most often in the middle. In a shag, the layer farthest away from the crown of the head is usually the longest part of the cut. A good design should have lots of movement and bounce.
Styling these popular designs means mastering the art of keeping it messy and sexy without looking unkempt. Using the right hair products can be the difference between the perfect shag and one that just looks like a mess. Styles typically need to have some gel combed through and a volumizer used at the root before being dried with a blow dryer. Using a round barrel brush while drying can help give the volume it needs. After being dried, should have a little hair wax or similar product applied sparingly to piece out the ends. Finish off with a mist of hairspray and some spray shine.
Shaggy hairstyles look best on hair colors with a lot of depth. Depth can be created with lowlights and highlights. It is important you get a beautician who really knows how to give a good cut. While many stylists have the skills, find someone who has some experience. The shag is a bit more difficult than some might expect. A great cut makes the look much more manageable and easy to style. You will need to go back for a trim often to keep your shaggy hair looking just right.
Most shaggy hairstyles include some sort of bangs that can be custom cut to best compliment your face shape. Never let your hair go flat or look dirty. The key is to look like you didn't try too hard on your hair, but that is still looks amazing.