Who doesn't want a perfect haircut? Even better, who doesn't want a shagadelicious hairstyle? The shag fits into both the perfect and shagadelicious categories.
A popular unisex hairstyle created by barber Paul McGregor the layers are often feathered along the top and sides. The layers give the hair a lot of fullness around the crown. In general the hair thins to fringes around the edges.
This hairstyle became popular after being worn by celebrities such as Joan Jett, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, David Cassidy and Jane Fonda in the 1970s. Meg Ryan reinvented the shag in the early 2000s. Sharon Osbourne is famous for her own merlot hued shag version.
The shag hairstyle never goes out of style and it can be worn by most ages. Listed below are some shagadelicious hairstyle tips and details.
Best Face Shape For A Shagadelicious Hairstyle
The shag hairstyle can be adjusted to flatter the oval, square or round face shapes. Although any face shape can wear a shagadelicious hairstyle, it would be less flattering on a face shape with a prominent chin, large cheeks or a long, angular or thin face shape.
Of course if you have your heart set on wearing a shagadelicious hairstyle work with your professional hairstylist to customize a shaggy haircut to your face shape.
Best Hair Type & Texture For A Shagadelicious Hairstyle
The ideal hair type and texture are tresses which are naturally straight or with a slight wave.
Hair which is medium in thickness is ideal, but when cut properly the shagadelicious hairstyle can be adjusted to work with thin or fine hair. This cut could also be retro-fitted for thick hair.
Ultimately hair which is naturally curly, tightly waved or coily would not be well-suited for a short shaggy cut.
What To Ask For With A Shagadelicious Hairstyle
Ask your hairstylist for a chin-length cut with lots of layers. The longest layers should end at or near the nape of the neck. Be sure to ask for longer sliced layers on top with long brow hugging fringe.
You may or may not wish to have your hairstylist use a razor on the edges. There are both pros and cons for having razored edges.
How To Style A Shagadelicious Hairstyle
1. Wash already detangled strands in lukewarm water. If your hair is chemically processed, bleached, colored or highlighted you may want to consider washing hair with a formula designed for those special needs. You may also wish to consider washing hair in a Diluted Shampoo (DS) or low poo formula.2. Rinse hair well.
3. If appropriate apply a light rinse-out conditioner from the tops of the ears down to the ends. If hair is dry or damaged be sure to spot treat those sections with conditioner.4. Rinse out conditioner and finish with a splash of cool or cold water.
5. Towel blot wet hair.6. Apply a leave-in styling conditioner including, but not limited to a tiny dab of defrisant and/or a dime sized dollop of gel, cream or mousse.
7. Rake styling cocktail through damp strands.8. While blow drying strands use your fingers to bring your fringe forward. You may want to opt for using a blow dryer with a concentrator or with a vent style brush.
9. Slightly flip your bangs forward and tousle with fingertips.10. When hair is completely dry apply a tiny pea sized dab of hairspray.
11. Finish the styling by sculpting strands with your fingers.12. Optionally apply a little hairspray or shine styler to the palms of your hands and swipe over the top of the hairstyle.
Summary - Shagadelicious Hairstyle
The shag is a fabulous face-framing hairstyle which is usually chin length or a little bit longer. It is very versatile and can be modified with behind-the-ear styling options.It's great for showing off great cheekbones and it adds volume and body to fine, straight hair. The shag can be worn with the edges flipped out or straight down. It has a fresh and chic vibe and looks even better with rich highlights and edgy low lights. Even better it's truly a wash and wear hairstyle.
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