The shag haircut, which we can thank '70s icons like Farrah Fawcett and Joan Jett for, gives you a little more edge to a classic layered look while also giving your hair natural volume. There's no need to wonder if you can pull off this style because it works for every single type of hair texture and every face shape. Long shag haircuts make layered hair just that much more fun. We've rounded up some hair inspo to show you. Click through to see how some of our favorite celebs are killing it in this haircut.
We like to think that Alexa Chung was one of the first to bring back this trend. Her iconic shag and bangs combo has inspired many to imitate her look. Her undone texture and thick bangs look oh-so-effortless, even at a formal event.
Long shag haircuts were made for natural curls, as seen here on Zendaya. Her curly texture adds tons of volume and movement. And can we take a minute to appreciate her bangs? While most people with curly hair shy from short bangs, Zendaya is rocking them here.
Gabrielle Union wears her layers long and curled with a nice brown tint. While most people think of the shag haircut as a messy, boho look, Gabrielle proves that it can also be sleek and smooth. Her layers perfectly frame her face.
Shay Mitchell wears her long shag haircut with beach waves. The undone texture accentuates the layers in her hair, giving her that "fresh-from-the-shore" look.
We are loving the effortless waves with Frida Gustavsson's long shag. Her curtain bangs flawlessly frame her bright green eyes.
Selena Gomez has recently gone back to brunette and got bangs to match her subtle layers. For a similar look, ask your hairstylist to cut your bangs with a razor for an edgier cut.
Behati Prinsloo's shag cut naturally frames her face—basically, it's layer perfection. Simply put some sea salt spray in your hair for a similar look.
It's all about texture with Julia Roberts's long shag haircut. To add volume and texture, try adding something like the Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray ($22).
Dakota Johnson wears a shag haircut with soft, wispy layers and a slight wave. The waves highlight her layers, but she kept her texture sleek and shiny, probably thanks to a good serum, like this one from OGX ($7).
Finally, Taylor Swift has had a shag cut since 2014 and has been growing it out. The longer length gives her that edge to match her newest music.