The Modern Shag

The Modern Shag

Take another look at this sexy, timeless style
By Britt DuBose
This column appears in Volume 1, Issue 3 of AHP Indie Stylist magazine

A model shows off her new modern shag haircut featuring face framing bangs.The shag is back with a bang, and we are here for it! The modern twist on this 1970s look is everywhere, but don’t worry—this isn’t your mom’s haircut from her high school days. This modern look is edgy, fun, and effortless. It’s a great way to update the previous years’ lob trend and works on virtually anyone.

The modern shag is a great way to change up a look on those clients that want to keep their length but are ready for a little more excitement. The movement and texture created by this cut adds an edge to any look and it’s easy for clients to style and maintain the style between visits.

Everyone! The modern shag works on all types of hair: long and short, thick and thin, curly and straight. Creating this cut for your client is a great opportunity to use your expertise to cater the look just for them.

We love the bohemian vibes Jayne Matthews (@jayne_edosalon) puts into each shag she creates. Amber Harlan (@amberharlan) puts an edgier spin on her shag creations. And check out Brian Aguilar’s (@brianaguilarhair) work for a classic modern shag.


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