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Long Shag Haircuts: 3 Modern Ways To Wear Them In 2023

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The ‘70s shag look is back with a modern twist! Once associated with the coolest rock stars of the decade, this easygoing look has risen from the ashes due to its flattering and on-point style. We chatted with Eduardo Sánchez, Spanish L’Oréal Professionnel stylist and brand ambassador, for his pro tips and tricks about modernizing long shag haircuts for the 21st century. Shagadelic, baby!

Long Shag

As the most simple of shag cuts, this edgy look requires minimal maintenance and suits most face shapes. Sánchez recommends it for the modern woman as it’s easy to style.

“The lightness from the layers and their movement makes it easy to dry and carry in a natural way,” he says.

As for the colors that work best with this long shag haircut, Sánchez says you have a wide variety of choices.

“Any base color can carry this type of cut, but in darker shades it can look naturally highlighted,” he says.

Spritz some L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Densité Thickening Primer on your hair and you’re good to go!

Long Shag With Bangs

Go all-out retro and combine your long shag haircut with some bangs!

“A shag is the type of cut where you can play with different lengths, giving you many possibilities,” Sánchez says.

Your stylist can advise you on the right type to suit your face. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Inforcer Mask is infused with vitamin B6 and biotin for instant reduced breakage action and intense conditioning, keeping your shaggy layers shaped and defined—just how we want them!

Long Shag Bob

A long shag bob is the perfect look for summer—and the shorter style can make the heat more bearable, too. As Sánchez explains: “This shag cut is a weathered cut and is soft with a lot of movement,” making it super light and wearable for the hot season.

However, be aware that a shaggy bob will call for a lot of styling. Run some Tecni.Art Architexture Matte Defining Paste loosely through your lengths to effortlessly inject long-lasting style!

Interesting in trying a long shag haircut for yourself? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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