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Best Short Shag Hairstyles

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Best Short Shag Hairstyles Best Short Shag Hairstyles Best Short Shag Hairstyles

Short hairstyles are all the rage these days—and for good reason. Short hair is easy to manage and super-flattering to boot. But which short hairstyle is right for you? How about a cool short shag hairstyle? Shaggy hair has a trendy edge to it, and you can try a short shag hairstyle regardless of your hair type. Here, keep reading for the best short shag hairstyles and learn how to style your new hairstyle with products like hair spray and hair cream.

1. Wavy Shag with Highlights

Wavy hair is the quintessential summer hairstyle, so pair it with a shaggy texture and highlights and you’ve got the ultimate cool girl look. To style this short shag hairstyle, start in the shower with sulfate-free products, like the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Conditioner. Then, when you’re out of the shower, spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray into damp hair and let your hair air dry. As far as highlights go, consider balayage for a naturally sun-kissed look. Balayage is a technique that you’ll need to find a professional colorist to do on your hair—so make sure to find a colorist who specializes in it before making an appointment.

2. Angled Shag

If you have thin hair, then an angled haircut can help add the appearance of volume to a mane that tends to fall flat. Enter the angled shag. To help keep your hair looking voluminous, use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner. After showering, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse, blow-dry your hair, and make bends with a curling iron for added volume. Va-va-va-voom!

3. Platinum Shag

Platinum blonde hair is one of the most popular hair colors of the moment, and it looks particularly gorgeous when put together with a short shag haircut. Keep in mind that extreme hair color changes—such as going from dark brown hair to platinum blonde hair—should be done by a professional. Since going platinum blonde requires bleaching, it may take multiple sessions to achieve your desired level of hair color. Be patient because the wait is worth it for this stylish look! If you want to get platinum blonde hair at home, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Absolute Platinum Extreme Platinum. Care for your platinum blonde short shag hairstyle with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment.

4. Shag Bob

The best way to make a trendy bob haircut look even better? By giving it a shaggy texture. This hairstyle is another great option for someone who needs a little extra volume in their life. Help prevent your hair from getting frizzy by using the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner in the shower, then tame hair before styling with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream. This hair cream can help lock out humidity and tame flyaways for a sleek, polished look.

5. Pixie Shag

If you’re ready to take the plunge and go seriously short, then the pixie shag could be just the right short shag hairstyle for you. Now, while pixies look absolutely beautiful, they are very high maintenance. You’ll need to head to the salon for regular trims to keep your pixie shag from growing out and not being a pixie shag anymore. For workable hold on your pixie shag, style your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty. Start with a dime sized amount of putty and rub it between your palms. Work the putty through your hair and shape. To build volume and fullness, start at your roots, then lift your hair up and out. 

6. Rainbow Shag

Love experimenting with hair color? Then rock a rainbow shag. Whether pink, purple, blue, or green are your favorite color, you can get the look temporarily with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Sprays, which come in 10 shades including rose gold and pastel mint. To use, first shake the can well. Then, hold the can 4-6 inches away from dry hair and spray color onto your hair. Wait a few minutes for the color to dry completely. Don’t spray too much color at once because it becomes more visible as it dries. When you’re ready to say goodbye to your hair color at the end of the day, simply step into the shower and wash out with shampoo and conditioner. You can also mix and match by using multiple hair colors together, or you can concentrate color on your ends for a fun rainbow ombré hair color. When it comes to which color to use, a good way to make your decision is by looking at your undertones. Try cool shades if you have cool undertones or warm shades if you have warm undertones. You can tell which undertones you have by flipping your wrists—if your veins appear blue, then you’re cool; if you’re veins appear green, then you’re warm.

7. Shag with Bangs

Last but not least, we have a short shag haircut with bangs. Like the pixie shag, bangs require quite a bit of upkeep since they grow out so fast. If you’re a low maintenance gal, then a shag with bangs may not be the best short shag hairstyle for you. But if you’re OK with heading to the salon every couple weeks for a bang trim, then by all means rock this hairstyle! To keep your bangs looking smooth, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray to damp hair, then blow-dry your bangs with a round brush. You may find you need to blow-dry your bangs every day, depending on how much you sweat.

And there you have it: the seven best short shag hairstyles! For more short hairstyle inspiration, head on over to our article, The Best Curly Haircuts for Short Hair.