The curly shag haircut is a trendy style that adds soft texture, volume, and movement to your hair. It’s a versatile cut that frames any face shape and highlights your best features. The more tousled it appears, the more effortless it looks.
Stephanie Kerr, a hairstylist from Saugerties, NY, loves the volume that a shag cut provides. “It’s a heavily layered haircut that offers tons of body and shape for women who desire the extra bulk,” she says. However, Kerr warns that getting a shag cut requires commitment, particularly for curly hair. “Even if you keep it long, you’re still taking off tons of hair within the layers,” she explains. “Curly hair shrinks, so it may take a while for it to grow back.”
Styling a curly shag cut requires effort and the use of good styling tools and products to maintain its elegant, disheveled finish. For a wash-and-go haircut, opt for longer layers and less fringe. “This way, you won’t have to put much effort into styling it in the morning,” Kerr advises.
When styling a curly shag cut, Kerr’s go-to products include AG Re:Coil and AG spray gel to hold the curls all day long. For the fringe area, she suggests using Sexyhair’s Matte Texture Paste.
Kerr advises women to be cautious when styling a curly shag cut. If styled incorrectly, it may appear outdated. To style it correctly, bring all the hair forward and then scrunch it away from the face in a handlebar-like motion, letting the layers do their magic. When drying off the hair, use a diffuser to avoid losing volume.
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