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The shaggy cut is just now becoming popular in London and other countries.
In the past, many people used to call it a shaggy cut, but nowadays you don't hear it very often.
However, shaggy cuts have started to catch fire again in London and other foreign countries, with fashion models and musicians wearing shaggy cuts.
We would like to explain in detail about the shaggy cut.
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What is shaggy cut?

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The term "shaggy cut" can refer to a type of haircut that is characterized by layers of hair that are cut in a slightly uneven or jagged manner, giving the hair a messy, tousled, and textured look.
This type of cut is often achieved by using thinning shears or a razor to create choppy layers throughout the hair, rather than a blunt or straight cut.
The shaggy cut is often associated with a relaxed and casual style and is popular among both men and women.
It can be customized to suit different hair types and lengths, from short pixie cuts to long layered hairstyles.
The shaggy cut can be worn with or without bangs, and it can be styled in a variety of ways, from tousled and messy to sleek and polished.

Features of shaggy cuts

Here are some common features of shaggy cuts:

  1. Layers: Shaggy cuts typically involve layers of hair that are cut at different lengths to create a textured, choppy look.

  2. Choppy ends: The ends of the hair are often cut in a jagged or uneven manner to give the hair a messy, unkempt appearance.

  3. Tapered sides: The sides of the hair are often tapered, meaning that they gradually get shorter towards the bottom, creating a softer, more natural look.

  4. Textured bangs: Shaggy cuts often feature textured bangs that are cut at an angle or in a choppy manner to blend with the layers of the rest of the hair.

  5. Versatility: Shaggy cuts can be adapted to suit a wide range of hair types, lengths, and face shapes. They can also be styled in different ways, from tousled and messy to sleek and polished, making them a versatile choice for many people.

Shaggy cuts are recommended for

Shaggy cuts can be a great option for many people, but they are particularly recommended for those who want a low-maintenance, casual hairstyle with a bit of texture and movement. Here are some groups of people who may benefit from a shaggy cut:

  1. Those with fine or thin hair: Shaggy cuts can add volume and texture to fine or thin hair, making it appear fuller and more voluminous.

  2. Those with wavy or curly hair: Shaggy cuts can enhance natural curls and waves, creating a more defined and textured look.

  3. Those with an oval or heart-shaped face: Shaggy cuts can help to soften angular features and balance out the proportions of an oval or heart-shaped face.

  4. Those who want a low-maintenance hairstyle: Shaggy cuts require minimal styling and upkeep, making them a great option for those who don't want to spend a lot of time on their hair.

  5. Those who want a versatile hairstyle: Shaggy cuts can be styled in different ways to create a variety of looks, from messy and casual to sleek and polished, making them a versatile choice for many occasions.

What is the difference between a shaggy cut and a layered cut?

While both shaggy cuts and layered cuts involve cutting hair in multiple layers, there are some differences between the two styles:

  1. Texture: Shaggy cuts are typically more textured and choppy than layered cuts, with shorter layers cut at varying lengths to create a more tousled, messy look.

  2. Length: Shaggy cuts are often shorter in length than layered cuts, as the shorter layers create more volume and movement. Layered cuts can be short or long, and may involve more subtle layering throughout the hair.

  3. Face shape: Shaggy cuts can be a good choice for balancing out angular features on square or diamond-shaped faces, while layered cuts can help to soften round or oval-shaped faces.

  4. Styling: Shaggy cuts are often styled with a messy, tousled look, while layered cuts can be styled in a variety of ways, from sleek and straight to curly or wavy.

Overall, shaggy cuts tend to have a more edgy, relaxed look, while layered cuts can be more versatile and can work well for a wider range of face shapes and hair types.

Popular shaggy cuts for different lengths

Here are some shaggy-cut hair designs for each length.
If you want to try a shaggy cut but don't know what the image will look like with your hair length, please refer to this page.

Short hair×shaggy cut


The edginess around the face, designed to emphasize the movement of the short hairstyle, is very stylish as it is applied casually around the face.
It is recommended for people with frizzy hair or permed hair to emphasize the carefree texture more.

This hair design is suitable for both straight and curly styles.

Bob hair×Shaggy cut

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This shaggy cut features a hair design that is the opposite of a heavy bob.
The layers placed at the top and shaggy cut at the ends of the hair make it easier to move and style with the bob length.
Even better if you add some one-pointed highlights, as in the photo!

Medium hair×Shaggy cut

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Medium hair is a length where it is easy to wonder whether to grow it out or cut it off, but as shown in the photo, it can be combined with perms for a more design-oriented hairstyle.
Too much shaggy cut in a permanent style can make the hair look dry and painful, so it is best to keep it to a minimum that allows movement without weighing the hair down.

Semi long hair ×Shaggy cut

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The most popular hair design overseas at the moment, combining the wolf cut and shaggy cut.
This is by far the most popular hair design with the highest number of orders at beauty salons and is the base of the shaggy style overseas.
The top and bottom lengths are extremely separated with a wolf cut and shaggy cut, and in addition, highlights are used to emphasise the bunching and movement to create a unique and highly fashionable hairstyle.

Long hair×Shaggy cut

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The shaggy cut, mainly around the face, emphasises movement even in long hair.
The bangs are cut in a loose bun and the shaggy cut around the face creates movement, creating an unbalanced look for advanced hairstyles.
With long hair, you can create various hair designs by combining it with layers and perms.

Shaggy cuts are a hit with men!

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Shaggy cuts are often used in men's hairstyles, and by creating a tousled look, hairstyles look more three-dimensional after waxing.
If you prefer a masculine hairstyle with a more carefree feel than a clean-cut look, try this.

Do shaggy cuts look good on people in their 40s and 50s?

As hair gets thinner and loses volume with age, it is easy for hairstyles for this age group to inevitably become blunted at the ends to make them look heavier.
Combined with layers and wolf designs, you can experience hairstyles for 40s and 50s that make you feel fashionable!

Points to consider when ordering a shaggy cut


If you want to try a shaggy cut but don't know how to order it, this is a must.
A shaggy cut will look like a failed haircut if you don't make sure that it fits your overall image and hair type.
Before ordering at a hairdresser's, make sure to discuss this with your hairdresser.

  • Whether it fits the contours of your face.
  • Whether it is suitable for your hair's curl.
  • Whether you prefer straight or curly hair
  • Whether you style your hair or not?

Make sure you understand these points before ordering a shaggy style.

Latest hair designs with shaggy and wolf cuts

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Hair designs combining shaggy cuts and wolf cuts are exploding in popularity abroad.
The shaggy cut is a design with edgy ends, while the wolf cut is a vertical silhouette with extreme length at the top and bottom.

The combination of the two creates the illusion of movement and a thin silhouette from the top to the ends.
This is a very common hair design among musicians, so be sure to take a look at it.

Advantages and disadvantages of shaggy cuts

Advantages of shaggy cuts:

  1. Low maintenance: Shaggy cuts require minimal upkeep and can be easy to style, making them a great option for those who don't have a lot of time to spend on their hair.

  2. Versatile: Shaggy cuts can be styled in different ways to create a variety of looks, from messy and casual to sleek and polished.

  3. Adds texture and volume: Shaggy cuts can add texture and volume to thin or fine hair, making it appear fuller and more voluminous.

  4. Trendy and edgy: Shaggy cuts are a popular and trendy hairstyle that can add an edgy, youthful look to your appearance.

Disadvantages of shaggy cuts:

  1. Not suitable for all hair types: Shaggy cuts may not work well for very thick or curly hair, which can become difficult to manage with choppy layers.

  2. Requires regular trimming: Shaggy cuts need regular trims to maintain their shape and style, which may be inconvenient for some people.

  3. Not always professional: Shaggy cuts can be seen as a casual or edgy hairstyle, which may not be appropriate for all workplaces or events.

  4. Can be difficult to transition: If you decide you no longer like your shaggy cut, transitioning to a different hairstyle may take some time, as the layers may need to grow out before you can achieve a new style.

How do I style a shaggy cut?

Styling a shaggy cut can be easy and fun, and there are many ways to create different looks depending on your personal style and the occasion. Here are some tips on how to style a shaggy cut:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair: A volumizing mousse or spray can help to add body and texture to your hair. Apply it to damp hair and work it through with your fingers.

  2. Blow dry with a round brush: Using a round brush, lift sections of your hair at the roots and blow dry them upward to create volume. Focus on the top and crown of your head, where you want the most lift.

  3. Use a flat iron to add waves: To create loose, tousled waves, use a flat iron to curl random sections of hair away from your face. You can also use a curling wand or a set of hot rollers to achieve this look.

  4. Scrunch with a texturizing spray: To enhance the shaggy, messy look, apply a texturizing spray to your hair and scrunch it with your fingers. This will help to create a tousled, beachy texture.

  5. Finish with hairspray: To hold your style in place, finish with a light mist of hairspray. You can also use a dry shampoo or powder to add more texture and hold.

Remember that the beauty of a shaggy cut is its messy, casual look, so don't be afraid to play around with different styles and techniques until you find the look that works best for you.

Shaggy cut with a careless look.

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To style a shaggy cut with a carefree look, the hair needs to have a matte texture without being heavy.
After drying the entire hair thoroughly, use a non-glossy product such as matte wax and simply rub it in from the roots to the middle with a slightly crunchy feel.
If you apply it to the ends of your hair, you can create a stronger bunching effect, so if you want to emphasize the edges of your hair more, apply it to the ends as well.

Shaggy cut with a wet texture and reduced volume.

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If you like a shaggy cut with movement at the ends and a shiny, wet look to your hair, mix cream and oil, etc. and apply thoroughly from the middle to the ends after drying the entire hair.
Combinations such as wax and cream or wax and oil are also recommended for expressing a wet texture.

Shaggy cut and wavy style

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For hairstyles with shaggy cut, lightened ends and permed hair from the middle to the ends, apply mousse or high-moisture wax by rubbing it in while the hair is half-dried.
The hair is fluffy and voluminous, but the movement of the hair ends can be expressed well, giving a carefree impression.

Fringe style with the shaggy cut.

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Nowadays, designs with lighter fringes have become very mainstream, as is the case with see-through fringes.
See-through fringes are a hair design where the fringes are made narrower.
The fringes style made with a shaggy cut makes the hair strands sharper from the middle to the ends, so you can emphasize the fringes more.
Even if you don't have fringes yet or you already have fringes, you can create a different design with a shaggy cut.
If you're looking for a change to your current fringes, try a shaggy-cut fringes style!


You can incorporate shaggy cuts into your next haircut, whether it's a unique design or an everyday style!
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