The Shag Is Back With A Twist For 2015!


Our industry is so energetic and exciting with hairstyles revolving with fashion that can be worn again and again with different twists. The Shag is such a versatile haircut, with all the layering and texture incorporated within the perimeter it can create multiple looks and it’s perfect for that get up and go lifestyle we all seem to have these days!

The Shag was a big hit in the 1970’s with stars like Patti Smith and Mica Arganaraz sporting some of the best.

A name I think fits today’s fashion trends is the “Swing Shag

Definition:Long layered haircut with peek-a-boo bangs. This haircut has many layers and can cut your style time in half. You can style it straight one day and curly the next, tuck behind one ear or create a messy updo. You can also add a head scarf or hair accessories to jazz it up. So many choices!

No question about it Alexa Chung looks great with this style:

What Face Shape Works Best With This Style?

This is one of those styles that has many different variations. If you have a round face shape make sure the length is cut below your chin, same applies if you have a square jawline. Adding volume to the top when styling your hair will help too. If you have a long face shape create some choppy bangs to shorten your face shape.

How Do I Find A Stylist That Can Cut A Shag?

Lots of texture is needed with this style, find a stylist that knows how to texture hair, you dont want someone that uses just thinning shears, the hair needs to be notched into with a pair of scissors, deep point cut and textured with a razor to create this look. Make sure your stylist has experience with a razor and knows how to texture hair correctly. These are techniques mostly taught after Beauty school when the Stylist is in a Associate program like Razmataz Salon has to offer or advanced cutting classes. Keeping up with education is a must for today’s stylist, If your stylist does not talk about her education and advanced classes you may question her ability to stay with the current trends.

Shag style haircuts are the statement-making hair trend of the season, so be one of those women that famously rocks their own iteration of the punkish style and inspire the revival of the edgy look.

We look forward to seeing you at Razmataz Salon, Call 512 864 9829  or go online at to book your appointment today!


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