Is The Shag For You? These Grunge Haircuts Are Just What You Need For An Edgy Look!

Sue Castellino

Guest Contributor

Ladies, the shag inspired haircuts are here to stay, and they’re not just for grunge-loving girls. These updated shag haircuts will revolutionise your look by giving it more edge and attitude – let’s face it, for those of us who aren’t too timid to try new things, this might just be our ticket to cool.

1. Choppy Fringe


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Perfectly neat bangs or a blunt fringe is out, and a choppy uneven one is in. These can complement your existing style and works with any length. However, consult your stylist if an uneven fringe will suit you before you get them. Using a good hair wax will help to give your fringe some texture.

POPxo recommends: BBLUNT 3D Texturizing Wax Paste (Rs 250)

2. Unruly Bob


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This is a great one for girls with beautiful curly hair. An unruly bob that accentuates your curls and frames the face with minimal effort is every girl's dream. Make sure to go to a hairstylist that really understands curly hair and can give you the look you’re going for. A curl enhancing shampoo will help to help your curls look intact and bouncy.

POPxo recommends: Organix Quenching + Coconut Curls Shampoo (Rs 725)

3. Long Textured Layers


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If you have a great layered haircut, then all you need to do to achieve that 70s shag look is add some texture. Just like Vaani, air dry your freshly washed hair and add some volumising mousse. The mousse will not only give it bounce, but it will also add some texture and hold to the overall look, which is just what you need.

POPxo Recommends: Urban Care Style Guide High Volume Mousse (Rs 550)

4. Ultimate 70s Shag


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Channel those 70s bombshell actresses by going all out with tons of long layers and a long fringe. This classic shag works best with those who have naturally wavy hair. Another great thing about this haircut is that it frames the face, which is perfect for girls who want to make their face look slimmer. All you need to perfect this look is a little hair gel mixed with hair serum, to keep that wave intact yet soft.

POPxo recommends: L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Serum (Rs 155)

5. Shoulder Length Shag


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Girls with thick hair will love this haircut as it has tons of layers and the shoulder length makes your head feel lighter. Make sure you go to a stylist who is used to cutting these types of shag haircuts. To get Shruti Haasan’s breezy Instagram look, use a curling iron to softly curl the ends.

POPxo recommends: Vega Ease Curl VHCH-02 Hair Curler (Rs. 1499)

6. Really Short Bangs


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Not everyone can rock this look, but for those who can, it will be ah-mahzing. Girls with straight hair and a carefree spirit look best with this drastic haircut. Again, go to a hairstylist who you trust and knows how to create these alternative styles. Your go-to product will be hairstyling cream, as you’ll need it to keep these bangs in place!

POPxo Recommends: Brahma Bull Hair Styling Cream (Rs 449)

7. Chin Length Layers


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This chin skimming haircut can be tousled to give a shag-esque look or slicked back for a chic look. It’s really versatile and looks great with any outfit. Since the length is so short, add a little leave-in conditioner to keep your hair looking healthy from root to tip and prevent split ends from occurring.

POPxo recommends: Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Leave-In Conditioner (Rs 595)

8. Short Boy Shaggy


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We love this adorable fresh out of bed boy-cut with a shaggy twist. Girls with naturally fine or straight hair will find it easiest to look after this style. The best part is when it starts to grow out and looks extra messy – it fits right into the shaggy trend for 2018. So there are no worries with this one. Make sure to use a good conditioner, so that this haircut always looks soft and gorgeously tousled.

POPxo recommends: The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Hydrating Conditioner (Rs 548)

9. Shaggy Asymmetrical


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Whether you’re growing out an old bob or just haven’t got the time to maintain your haircut – giving yourself a severe side part and accentuating those asymmetrical layers can look polished! Take a page out of Sayani Gupta’s book and pull one side back and toss the rest to the other side for a chic shaggy asymmetrical hairstyle. Get some hair accessories or those trusty bobby pins to secure your hair back.

POPxo recommends: Elite Models (France) Fashion Bobby Pins (12 pc Set) – Multi (Rs 359)

10. Colour Peek-a-Boo


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The great thing about the many layers in a shag haircut is that it really shows off your colour job. So whether you have natural brown highlights like Ms Priyanka Chopra, or you want to go wild with some bright neons. A shag haircut no matter the length will showcase your colour treatment – just remember to keep that colour intact with the right anti-fade shampoos!

POPxo recommends: Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo For Coloured Hair (Rs 575)

So, what do you think - Is the shag cut for you? If you do decide to get one of these fashionable cuts please do tag us in your posts!

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Published on Feb 10, 2018
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