The modern shag haircut, which is making a comeback. This timeless style is perfect for clients who want a fashionable and adaptable haircut. You can customize the look by adding texture, using hair products to sculpt it, or keeping it sleek and straight. Keep reading to learn how you can create this versatile cut and color combination!
Understanding the modern shag cut
The shag haircut is like a cool rock ‘n’ roll style – relaxed, messy, and effortlessly cool. It usually has choppy ends, layers around the top of the head, and a lot of texture.
The modern shag haircut is still choppy and textured, but it doesn’t make you look like you belong in an 80s hair metal band. It works well with almost any hair type and length. However, be careful not to add too many layers, as it can make the style look overly choppy and outdated.
Step by Step process the modern shag haircut and color
Time needed: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Let’s explore how to create a modern shag cut and color with BigG Hair.
- Step 1
- Step 2
In the medium graduation haircut, the back is shaped with layers that overlap and gradually increase in length towards the crown. The upper sides and top of the hair are also sculpted with medium graduation. The remaining side lengths are cut with layers that increase in length.
- Step 3
For the medium graduation hairstyle, the back is styled with layers that overlap and get longer toward the crown. The upper sides and top of the hair are also styled with medium graduation. The rest of the side lengths have layers that gradually increase in length.
- Step 4
When working on the center back of the head, use vertical sections and hold the hair at a medium angle. Place your fingers along a middle line and cut parallel to it. Start from the center and move towards the left, and then towards the right.
- Step 5
Now, go back to the left side and take a slightly slanted section of hair. Hold it perpendicular to the scalp and cut it to medium length. Use the guideline you created earlier as a reference and lightly etch the hair with a razor. Repeat the same process on the other side.
- Step 6
Let’s release an important section of hair on the left side of the crown. Comb the hair and hold it at a 90-degree angle away from the head. Place your fingers parallel to the curve of the head and make small notches in the hair.
- Step 7
Now, let’s shift our focus to the left side and find an internal parting. Take a diagonal-forward section that runs parallel to the previous parting. Using a length guide from the crown, hold the hair perpendicular to the scalp and project it upward. Keep your fingers parallel to the hair and use a razor to lightly etch a stationary guideline.
- Step 8
Blow air onto the hair. Divide the top part into horizontal sections, then spread the hair out at a 90-degree angle and trim the ends to make it look seamless.
- Step 9
Create a thick diagonal-left section in the front hair. Spread the hair out with less volume and cut along the same direction as the parting.
- Step 10
Mix your natural hair with diagonal sections of violet-blonde, copper gold, and blonde on the sides and top of your head. For the back portion, use slightly thicker sections of natural hair combined with copper gold and blonde.
- Step 11
Put on a copper-mahogany hair color that is a medium reddish-brown shade on the rest of your hair and in the spaces between the foils. Let it sit for a while, then rinse it off and wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner before styling.
- Styling Option 1
Apply products that add texture to your hair to achieve a tousled or separated appearance.
- Styling Option 2
Use hair gels and pomades to make the top of your hair smooth and the ends shaped or molded into a desired style.
- Styling Option 3
Apply a thermal protectant to shield your hair from heat damage to achieve a stylish and smooth hairstyle. Then, use a smoothing product to tame any frizz and add shine. Finally, use a flat iron to straighten your hair and create a sleek appearance.
Frequently asked questions modern shag cut
It is recommended to get a trim for your modern shag cut every 6-8 weeks to maintain its shape and prevent split ends.
To maintain a modern shag cut and color, it is essential to follow a proper hair care routine. This may include using recommended products for your hair type, regular trims to maintain the shape and health of the cut, and scheduling touch-up appointments for color maintenance.
The duration of the process for a modern shag cut and color can vary depending on various factors, such as the length and thickness of your hair, the complexity of the desired style, and the chosen color technique. On average, it can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to complete the cut and color process.
Yes, adding highlights or lowlights to a modern shag cut can enhance its texture and dimension.
Yes, a modern shag cut can be adapted to suit various face shapes. Our hairstylists at Pivot Point International are skilled in analyzing face shapes and determining the best layering techniques to complement your features. They will work with you to create a modern shag cut that enhances your natural beauty.
Conclusion modern shag cut
With BigG Hair guidance, creating a modern shag cut is within your reach. To explore other hairstyles and find helpful tips, feel free to visit the BigG Hair blog.