If you want to define shaggy hairstyles then you should probably refer to messy looks. Shaggy hairstyles became very famous a few decades ago, although they are getting back in vogue lately - especially since increasingly more people want to have a carefree and easy going look. Shaggy hairstyles are usually worn by people who want to feature a confident and laid back attitude. It is a style that needs minimum maintenance and minimum preparation before going out. Shags include layers, in general, although the style of layers, their length and their type varies.
You can find short shags, long or medium shags. In short shaggy style, hair is cut in such a way that frames the face, while the rear part ensures volume. In medium shags hair is cut in several layers and lengths, depending on the demand of the client. Usually the more layers the more light the hair is. Fewer layers give a rather sleek overall look to the face. In the case of long shags it is recommended to keep fewer layers because otherwise hair looks relatively ragged and heavy. Long shags are quite easy to trim and change and they are ideal for both round and angular faces, as they can balance the facial features creating a smoother result. Shags work well with all kinds of hair, although typically the finer and thinner hair is not easy to maintain as it tends to weight down after some time. Thinner hair needs some styling products in order to maintain and tame the layers and shags. Generally, shaggy hairstyles need some trimming once in two months or a little less, depending on the length and type of hair.
Styling these popular designs means mastering the art of keeping it messy and sexy without looking unkempt. Using the right hair products can be the difference between the perfect shag and one that just looks like a mess. Styles typically need to have some gel combed through and a volumizer used at the root before being dried with a blow dryer. Using a round barrel brush while drying can help give the volume it needs. After being dried, should have a little hair wax or similar product applied sparingly to piece out the ends. Finish off with a mist of hairspray and some spray shine.
Shaggy hairstyles look best on hair colors with a lot of depth. Depth can be created with lowlights and highlights. It is important you get a beautician who really knows how to give a good cut. While many stylists have the skills, find someone who has some experience. The shag is a bit more difficult than some might expect. A great cut makes the look much more manageable and easy to style. You will need to go back for a trim often to keep your shaggy hair looking just right. Most shaggy hairstyles include some sort of bangs that can be custom cut to best compliment your face shape. Never let your hair go flat or look dirty. The key is to look like you didn't try too hard on your hair, but that is still looks amazing.