a close-up portrait of Selena Gomez with messy, shaggy hair

Time flies by so fast! I can't believe the first summer month is already behind us, and I haven't even posted any trendy summer hair yet! No more time will be wasted, as today we are all about to dish out some serious hair inspiration! If you're in search of a hairstyle that's effortlessly chic, low-maintenance, and utterly cool for the scorching days ahead, look no further than the edgy shag haircut. With its breezy, choppy layers that frame the face beautifully, this versatile cut can give you that coveted "just rolled out of bed looking fabulous" vibe, making it an absolute must-try style for the summer season.

In this carefully picked compilation, I've rounded up 15 edgy shag haircuts that are sure to ignite your inner rockstar. Whether you're a fan of short, medium, or long locks, there's a shag haircut that will suit your unique style and personality. Are you ready to turn heads and draw all the attention to yourself? Let's begin!

close-up portrait of a beautiful woman with curly shag hair

#1. Curly Shag

Let's begin with my all-time favorite look – the curly shag. This cute haircut for women is an enchanting blend of whimsy and effortless chic. With its playful bounce and carefree attitude, this hairstyle captivates with a cascade of soft, tousled curls that frame the face. I believe that shag looks especially beautiful on curly hair. So, if you are a lucky owner of textured curls and coils, look no further,

close-up portrait of a beautiful woman with medium-lenght shaggy hair

#2. Medium-length Shaggy Hair

What sets medium-length shaggy hair apart is its ability to effortlessly adapt to various hair types, face shapes, and personal styles. Whether you have sleek straight locks, soft waves, or natural curls, this hairstyle possesses an innate ability to accentuate your hair's unique qualities, highlighting your individuality with every strand. The layers, placed throughout the hair, add movement and dimension even to the thinnest hair.

close-up portrait of Sophie Thatcher with blonde, shaggy hair
Sophie Thatcher

#3. Shaggy Mullet

I believe that no other hairstyle looks as feminine and edgy, as the shaggy mullet. It takes many shapes and variations and comes in a variety of colors, but actress Sophie Thatcher wears a full-blown mullet like no one else! Nad, if you prefer a sleeker aesthetic, a quick pass of a flat iron can transform the shag into a more polished and refined style.

close-up portrait of a beautiful woman with long shag hair

#4. Long Shag with Short Layers

For those of you, who aren't ready for a big chop, but still want to add some texture to your hair I introduce the long shag with layers. With its cascading layers and playful texture, the long shag effortlessly captures the essence of carefree confidence. The longer strands provide an alluring frame for the face, while the shorter layers add depth and movement, and volume. 

close-up portrait of a beautiful woman with long, face-framing shag hair

#5. Layered, Face-framing Shag

This ultra-chic haircut is taking the fashion world by storm, adding an edgy and effortless touch to any look. Whether you aim for bohemian chic, relaxed semi-casual style, or something more classic. To enhance the natural movement of your layers, apply a volumizing mousse or spray from root to tip. This will add texture and hold to your hair, making it easier to style.

close-up portrait of a beautiful woman with voluminous curly hairstyle
Millane Friesen

#6. Voluminous, Shaggy Hair

All we want for summer is hair volume! And the next style in today's compilation is the ultimate answer to the hair volume riddle. Get ready to turn heads and make a statement with voluminous, shaggy hair that simply screams elegance. Once you've styled your waves or curls, use a lightweight styling cream or serum to define the layers. Apply a small amount to your fingertips and run them through the ends of your hair, separating and scrunching the layers to add dimension and movement.

a portrait of a cute woman with short curly hairstyle

#7. Short & Cute

Summer is the ideal season for a cute, short haircut. If you are searching for a short and feminine hairstyle, here is a very cute shag variation. This playful and charming hairstyle is all about embracing a carefree look and emphasizing the beautiful features of your face. Additionally, this short haircut allows for endless possibilities in styling – from a tousled bedhead look to a sleek and polished appearance.

close-up portrait of a beautiful woman with shaggy hair and curtain bangs
Kailee Morgue

#8. Shag + Curtain Bangs

There is no need to aim for one trend when you can rock two hair trends at a time! How about this hot shag style featuring curtain bangs? This fusion of two beloved trends results in a hairstyle that effortlessly combines edginess and femininity. I can't take my eyes off this charming look.

close-up portrait of a beautiful woman with messy blonde haircut

#9. Messy 

The edgy 90s were all about messy, naughty hair looks! The messy shag cut can be tailored to suit any face shape and hair type, making it accessible to anyone seeking a touch of retro charm. To enhance the natural texture of your shag, apply a lightweight texturizing spray or mousse evenly throughout your hair and use a diffuser while drying it.

a selfie of actress Barbie Ferreira with Shaggy Mullet with Long Bangs
Barbie Ferreira

#10. Shaggy Mullet with Long Bangs

The shaggy mullet takes inspiration from the classic mullet but with a slightly modern twist. The layers are strategically placed to add texture and movement, while the length in the back provides an unexpected flair. The long bangs gracefully frame the face, enhancing its natural features and adding a touch of mystery. To ensure your shaggy mullet style lasts all day, mist a flexible hold hairspray over your hair. This will help maintain the messy yet controlled appearance of your shag while allowing for natural movement.

portrait of a woman with Heavy Bangs and Shaggy Hairstyle

#11. Heavy Bangs + Shaggy Hair

Probably the juiciest detail of the next shaggy hairstyle is the bangs! This daring and dynamic look is a perfect fusion of edginess and femininity. However, this look demands practice and styling effort. To make your heavy bangs stand out, use a small flat iron to straighten them in the correct direction, smoothing out any kinks or frizz. You can also lightly backcomb the roots for added volume.

portrait of Avrey Ovard with Neat, Shoulder-length Shag
Avrey Ovard

#12. Neat, Shoulder-length Shag

If your minimalist summer look needs an edgy detail to you, go for a neat, shoulder-length shag. It is edgy enough to add spice to your look and yet looks sophisticated and neat. With minimal styling, you can achieve a carefree, tousled effect that screams "effortless cool" while still looking impeccably put together.

Enya Umanzor selfie with green carefree Shag hairstyle
Enya Umanzor 

#13. Carefree Shag

If you're ready to embrace a hairstyle that effortlessly combines style and ease, look no further than this carefree shag. A cute and very simple hairstyle, paired with bold hair color is a formula for instant success! Would you wear it this summer?

portrait of a woman with a very long and layered shag hair

#14. Very Long, Shaggy Hair

Short haircuts look very chic and feminine, but I just can't have enough of the super-long, shaggy looks! It reminds me of the early 2000s styles rocked by Avril Lavigne, Britney, etc. With its voluminous layers and shaggy texture, this haircut adds an alluring playfulness to your overall appearance.

a portrait of a woman with feminine feathered shag hair look

#15. Feminine, Feathered Shag

Let's finalize today's blog post with this feathered hair look. It features soft, feathery layers that frame the face beautifully, creating a flattering look. The length can vary, but the shoulder length looks optimal: easy to maintain, and chic.

Wrapping Up...

Wow, exploring those stunning edgy shag haircuts was an absolute blast! I can't help but consider getting one of those chic layers for myself. I hope you found some favorites among these effortlessly breezy and choppy hairstyles too. Don't let the summer slip away without embracing the edgy shag trend. It's time to seize the moment and rock a fabulous new look that perfectly captures the carefree spirit of the season. Talk to you soon!

Lots of love,