50 Lovely Long Shag Haircuts for Effortless Stylish Looks

Blondie Bombshell

long shag haircut for thick hair

In spring and summer most women prefer effortless and natural-looking hairstyles. Long shags are the best options for you if you want to look stylish and sport your long locks loose. Shags are equally flattering for thick and fine hair. Adding volume or removing excessive bulk is an easy task for a good shag haircut.

Here are 50 beautiful long shags that you are welcome to view right now for inspiration.

This sexy long shag is a great way to deal with very thick hair. The levels of shaggy layers are stretched out, so you have multiple tiers that show off the brighter highlights on top and darker lowlights underneath.

Razored Wavy Shag with Light Bangs

Long Messy Shag Haircut With Bangs

Razored shags with bangs that graze the eyebrows are a throwback to the 1970s. Slightly tousled and totally messy, the uneven shaggy layers that cascade down to the mid-chest provide a distinctive rock-n-roll feel.

Medium-to-Long Choppy Cut with Bangs

Long Layered Haircut With Bangs

An easy solution for those aiming to conceal a large forehead is the long shag haircut pictured. A choppy fringe covers the forehead and accentuates the lower half of the face, while messy layers add body and volume. A rich chocolate brown is paired excellently with caramel highlights and dimensional lowlights.

Shiny Brunette Shag for Long Hair

Long Choppy Shag Hairstyle

Bring out the sheen and brilliance of your naturally curly waves by cutting them into this choppy shag that’s full of lush layers, rich textures, and jagged edges. Parted on the side or down the center, just shake your head a couple of times, and all the wavy pieces will fall perfectly around your shoulders and upper back.

Shaggy Brunette Hairstyle for Long Straight Hair

Long Shag With Long Side Bangs

The warm toned brown is instantly awakened with messy layers and shaggy styling. A side swept fringe combined with layers of all different lengths, adds to the movement and texture of the hairstyle. Teasing the crown and sides of the hair and finishing with a volume boosting hairspray evokes rocker chic vibes.

Textured Shag with Warm Brown Balayage

Medium-To-Long Shag With Bangs For Fine Hair

A long shag haircut can be a wonderful way to celebrate your inner tomboy. The wavy bangs and textured pieces tucked behind the ears bring more body to naturally fine hair.

Layered Copper Brown Cut for Thick Hair

Long Shag For Thick Hair

Long shag hairstyles for women come in all shapes and lengths, but when you need one for thick hair, a choppy cut with layers throughout is a way to go. The side swept bangs and the wavy copper-toned pieces curl around the jawline gracefully and help to elongate the neck.

Sexy Long Brunette Shag

Long Layered Tousled Hairstyle

A sophisticated neutral brown color and a shaggy cut can be coupled to accommodate many styles. For a beachy look, curl the hair in sections with a large barrel and gently run a wide toothed comb through the ends. Adding some sea salt spray can further texturize a loose wave.

Shagged, Flipped, and Tousled

Long Layered Flicked Hairstyle

For a picture-perfect look that begs to be Instagrammed, this is a style to steal! The layers are sleek, not shaggy, but they’re also wonderfully extreme – they cascade down the entire length of the hair. The result is a lovely head of flicked yet still shaggy hair with bounce and body for days!

Shag to the Extreme

Long Layered Hairstyle With Subtle Highlights

Extreme layers suggest a bold personality with plenty of confidence. This long shag haircut features clearly defined layers with a lot of variation in the lengths. That creates a longer, softer, more modern version of Carol Brady’s classic shag.

Long Chestnut Brown Shag

Layered Brown Hair With Copper Balayage

Long shag haircuts are popular because of their versatility. They can be modified to work for almost any hair type by changing the length and density of the layers. This red toned chestnut style sports sweeping bangs, thick upper layers and wispy lower ones. Subtle changes in tone spotlight the choppiness.

Long Choppy Hair with Feathering

Long Blonde Shag Haircut

You’d be surprised how much difference a long shag haircut can make to fine hair. Wispy ends and feathering around the face give extra body to this free-flowing blonde hairstyle. There won’t be a limp strand in sight!

Gorgeous Long Light Brown Shag

Long Layered Haircut For Thick Hair

The dainty light brown is flawlessly contrasted with the messiness of shaggy layers. As lighter tones are always at risk of washing out quickly, shampooing and conditioning with color-preserving, sulfate free products will prolong your hefty investment. Integrating a deep conditioner will enhance shine for damaged, colored hair.

Shiny Black Haircut with Flicked Layers

Feathered Cut For Long Thick Hair

Flipping the ends of the layers up while blow-drying is easy and especially effective if you rock a feathered cut. Though black has an inclination towards uniformity, layers of various lengths break up the monotonous dark color and bring your tresses to life. Sleek and shiny approaches to styling are best.

Gorgeous Toasted Coconut Shag

Toasted Coconut Balayage For Long Length Hair

The waist-length tendrils and blonde “toasted coconut” color contribute to the sultry appeal of this sexy long shag haircut. It’s a spectacular way to wear your hair if you’re blessed with healthy, shiny hair of long length.

Bronde Choppy Hairstyle with Fringy Ends

Blonde Shag With Reverse Ombre

Fringy ends are a great option for someone seeking to take density out of their thick hair. For that reason, those with thinner locks may want to avoid this, as wispiness can easily remove body from the hair. A longer, thinner face, such as an oblong one, will prefer fine ends contrasted with a fuller midsection as it gives a rounder silhouette.

Lovely Golden Blonde Cut with Swoopy Layers

Long Layered Blonde Hairstyle

Single toned colors can be given dynamics with simple and elegant layers. A shaggy cut adds volume to the crown and heavy layering in the ends allows for a contrast in shape. Perfect for a bottom heavy face, the style flatters both in both pictures and real life.

Medium-to-Long Jagged Cut

Long Highlighted Hairstyle With Razored Ends

Bronde highlights soften a shaggy haircut for long hair while upholding the edginess of jagged layers. Loose, yet polished waves, or finger combed curls are great options for styling. Alternatively, glossy, straightened hair is timeless and simultaneously tones down the messy tendency of the cut.

Layered and Tousled Brunette Hairstyle

Long Dark Brown Shag

For unlayered hair, most of the weight is in the ends of the hair. With that, there is a possibility of an unbalanced look. Short and feathery layers in the crown add bulk on top, while reducing the density in the lower lengths of the hair.

Long Disconnected and Highlighted Shag

Shag With Choppy Bangs For Long Hair

Balayage hair with an ombre effect is still on the hair scene. Midshaft layers accompanied by a subtle balayage can adapt to many styles and personalities with their potential for variety. A quick retouch at the roots will refresh a grown out gradient color.

Picture-Perfect Sweeping Style

Medium To Long Layered Cut For Thick Hair

Play up thick luscious locks with a sweeping long shag to keep hair light and manageable. So versatile, you have an option to wear it straight for a day at work and totally transform it with curls for a special occasion.

Voluminous Long Caramel Hair

Long Wavy Shag Without Bangs

If you have naturally wavy hair, a long shag with no bangs is the best way to frame your face and showcase your cheekbones. The long layers are slightly tousled at the top for a little extra height that lengthens the silhouette of the hairstyle.

Disconnected Brown Shag with Highlights

Shag With Caramel Highlights

The placement of layers in your shag depends a lot on your face shape. Shorter layers play up defined cheekbones. Alternately, a section lightly grazing the chin draws attention to the beautiful jawline. You can easily notice this if your analyze photos in our gallery. Also note that opting for a lighter color on the ends always intensifies the piece-y-ness of the hair.

Chic Flipping Layers

Shag Haircut For Long Straight Hair

Sleek hair with flair! If you love long luscious hair but just don’t have enough thickness to pull it off, long shag hairstyles are perfect. Short feathery layers will make hair appear far thicker than it is, giving it that all important boost in the volume department!

Wispy Straight Finely Chopped Brunette Cut

Dark Brown Long Shag Cut

Wispiness is created by thin layers throughout the hair. It is a staple cut for those with thinner locks trying to maintain a denser mane. Applying an oil mask one to three times per week can help boost hair growth for sparser areas.

Long Choppy Style with Bangs

Long Layered Bronde Balayage Hair

A cooler toned blonde balayage is a beautiful addition to a long shag. A two -tone medium brown to ashy blonde dye job is suitable for someone wanting to go light without sacrificing the health of the whole head. A full-bodied professional color provides a clean base for textured curls, a girly twisted bun, or a classic straight do.

Long Wavy Layers

Long Wavy Auburn Hair With Subtle Highlights

Layers hold curls and waves very well, regardless of length. It’s easy to create a wavy look, too – do it with braids, sock buns, a curling iron, or even a straightener. Finger comb it and spritz with some sea salt spray for extra bounce and texture.

Versatile Layered Shag Hair

Black Mid-Length Shag Hairstyle

For all the boss ladies out there, just because you opt for a fun, edgy haircut doesn’t mean it can’t look grown up too! If it’s versatility you’re after, a dark, sleek hairstyle with angled, descending layers might just be what you’re after. Classy yet cool, it ticks all the boxes for our work ‘do.

Face-Framing Wavy Hair

Long Layered Haircut With Straight Bangs

Bohemian babes will love long wavy tresses. Thick hair is perfect for pulling off a long tousled hairstyle. Simply work some dry shampoo into your roots to keep your bangs looking fresh and give them that stylish un-done finish.

Soft Voluminous Blowout

Blonde Layered Hairstyle With Flipped Ends

Long shag hairstyles don’t have to be solely boho chic. Opt for a more refined coif by curling the ends of your layers. A heat protectant is a must, then simply blow dry some body into your hair with a round brush and finish by curling the very tips of your locks.

Waterfall of Curls Shag

long shag curly hairstyle

Elegant long shag hairstyles often involve curls, whether they’re natural or curled with an iron or rollers. This style combines a look of straight hair up top and more expressive curls through the bottom part.

Shag for Medium Length Hair

medium shaggy haircut with bangs

This shag is a great low maintenance look that is messy and free. Wear in the wind, wear to a show, or wear when you wake up…it’s all up to you! Shorten the top layers, create some heavy, shaggy bangs, and then shag the bottom. It’s just… well, perfect!

Chopped Medium Cut for Straight Hair

medium shaggy haircut for thick hair

Having shaggy hair can still be clean! Only shaggy ends here! A light dusting of gold striations from the top of the crown highlights the smoothness of the upper layer. Make the lower ends chunky, and almost anything goes!

Long Blonde Shag for Fine Hair

Long Shag For Fine Hair

Get a long shag haircut without the full shag effect! Long hair is a must for this ‘do, but long layers are the most important part. They create shape and body, plus they stop hair from looking limp and lifeless, which happens way too often with long locks.

Shiny Caramel Layers

Long Layered Golden Blonde Hairstyle

Long, shaggy locks can look absolutely luscious. All it takes to acquaint yourself with the big hair aesthetic is a few layers of varying length and heavy side-swept bangs. Make sure to ask for shorter layers around the crown to get insane volume!

Long Haute Couture Hair

Long Wavy Shag With Bangs

This type of long shag is a catwalk staple. It shows up in photo shoots in glossy magazines, and fashion shows. The layers are subtle but still shaggy, especially the shorter ones. Get the ‘do with bangs – with long straight point cut (or blunt) bangs, to be precise!

Long Curly Shag with Bangs

long curly shag hairstyle with bangs

These shaggy layers are a perfect way to thin out thick curls. The bangs and short layers up top give an extra volume, and they frame the face with babylights that highlight the eyes. A great haircut idea for thick, long, curly hair.

Tousled Light Brown Hairstyle

Long Light Brown Shag Hairstyle

They say sometimes that long shag haircuts are flat, limp, and lacking in body, but that’s not true! As a matter of fact, a shag cut with bangs and shaggy layers has tons of volume and lift – though it may require a bit of teasing.

Natural Layers and Ombre Highlights

Medium Brown Shag With Subtle Highlights

Shaggy hairstyles are perfect between haircuts! Instead of dealing with that awkward growing-out phase, introduce some shaggy layers to medium-length hair. The ends of these wispy layers are delicately lightened to make the shagginess of the look more pronounced.

Bedhead Auburn Shag

Red Shag With Bangs For Long Hair

These sexy, tousled layers are sure to turn heads. A few waves, some deliberate mussing, shaggy bangs combined with long shaggy layers – it’s absolute perfection! The red hair isn’t necessary, but it definitely works, right?

Brunette Razor Cut with Bangs

Asian Long Layered Haircut

This is a lovely example of a smooth and sleek shag. Use frizz-fighting hair smoothers for a high-fashion ‘do that frames the face and oozes an effortless vibe. It may not be as voluminous as a real shag, but some days you just want to look and feel different.

Layered Style with Balayage

Long Layered Brown Ombre Hair

An extreme side sweep looks stunning with a long shag hairdo! Short, medium, and long layers combine in a wavy, crazy explosion of hair that moves, bounces, and swings.

Textured Hair with Short Layers

Mid-Length Layered Cut With Bangs

If time is of the essence in the morning, heavily layered hair will really cut down your dry-time. Shaggy layers around the crown only need a quick blast with a hairdryer. For extra volume, use a diffuser to give uplift to those roots!

Pretty Wavy Blonde Shag

Medium Layered Wavy Blonde Hair Cut

The edginess of a platinum blonde is accompanied beautifully with shaggy layers. Incorporate some beachy waves and finish with a texturizing spray for a tousled effect. Using a blonde hair care system such as one that contains hydrogen peroxide to brighten or a purple tint to neutralize brass will ensure the maintenance of your icy color.

Shaggy Hair with Uneven Bangs

Long Copper Red Shag With Bangs

Messy, jagged bangs take long hair to the next level. This coiffure is bursting with personality, from its vivid orange hue, to the energetic styling, we love how this long shag with bangs makes an unashamedly bold statement.

Wavy Bedhead Style

Long Shag Haircut

Long shag haircuts are perfect for channeling that ‘just-got-outta-bed’ feel. Ask your hairdresser for strategically placed layers through the length; you’ll maintain the long hair you crave but with more dimension and movement.

Long Curly Blonde Shag with Bangs

Wavy Blonde Ombre Hair With Bangs

Bangs are not too often embraced by those with curly locks, however, a loose ringlet partners well with piecey, shaggy layers and a thinned fringe. It is carefully trimmed into the wave pattern to accentuate the naturalness of the hair, including the natural medium ash brown to soft blonde ombre color.

Jagged Red Ombre Hairstyle

Long Red Shag

Dramatic yet achievable, this hairstyle features a short choppy cut around the crown and long hair on the lower half of the length. Not only will this fearless cut let you get rid you of any split ends, it will allow you to enjoy having long hair – the best of both worlds!

Middle Parting with Choppy Layers

Medium Brown Shag Hairstyle

Throw it back to the 70s with cool shaggy bangs. Whether you’re growing out a fringe or want to frame your face, separating your bags with a centre parting will not only keep hair out of your face, it’s also super flattering.

Straight Shaggy Locks

Long Caramel Balayage Shag Hairstyle

Add oomph to naturally straight hair with lovely long layers. Polished yet full of movement, this bronde mane gets extra style points for its super fine platinum highlights around the face. The ultimate way to hone your facial features!

Long shags are, undoubtedly, impressive and eye-catching, but if you want to experiment with length and try shorter hairstyles, please, check the section with shag hairstyles for short, medium and long hair.