How to cut a shaggy hairstyle at home

The classic version of a shaggy hairstyle is a compromise between a clear shape and a seemingly chaotic haircut technique. Those who are familiar with cascading hairstyles with their inherent transitions from level to level, it is not difficult to imagine a shaggy haircut. We just need to add to the established image of filigree ends, directed in different directions.

For example, we are delighted with the following duo: shaggy haircut and textured strands – the photo below is attached as an argument in favor of such a winning combination.

However, we like the styling of shaggy haircuts in the brushing technique just as much, especially in view of the hair of medium length.


The advantages of this hairstyle are quite a lot. What is remarkable about the shaggy haircut?

  • It can be great without styling – thanks to the split ends.
  • Shears can cut the hair to crisp volume.
  • This hairstyle is popular in 2023 and among stylists and stars.
  • Shaggy is chosen by girls with a variety of fashionable preferences.
  • The haircut looks beautiful both with and without bangs.
  • This is a good solution for thin hair and for thick and dense hair.

Who goes for a shaggy haircut?

If you are one of those who chooses a haircut taking into account the shape of the face, the shaggy haircut is a universal solution. An experienced master will be able to emphasize the advantages of any appearance. What can a shaggy haircut do?

  • Make a round face visually more elongated.
  • Smooth the corners, providing an optical correction of a square face.
  • Soften the contrast of a triangular shape.

As for the hair structure, there are also no special contraindications for a shaggy  haircut. It will be a winning solution in terms of both thin hair, and curly, and dense, hard to style. Of course, much depends on the professionalism of the master and, importantly, the quality of the styling.

A good texturizing spray, for instance, will help achieve a stylishly chaotic look that is so in harmony with this haircut. We recommend a mineral formula by L’Oréal Professionnel to get that beach-wave effect, even when you’re away from the sea.

And for those who have short hair with a shaggy  cut, like the one pictured here, it may be a good idea to powder the hair all over.

By the way, we almost forgot! Shaggy  haircut looks especially interesting with bangs, so we suggest not to give up this option. In our opinion, it is worth trying on options such as bangs-curtain and long filigree bangs.

Shaggy hairstyle ideas: trends 2023

It’s not enough to tell the stylist that you want to get a shaggy  haircut. He’ll need details. We have collected five options, the most relevant this season.

A shaggy cut designed for shorter hair

If you’re looking for a comfortable haircut based on short hair, a shaggy is a version that definitely makes sense to consider. You’ll only need a blow dryer and a couple of quality styling products to style it.

Shaggy bob

We’ve noticed that the bob and shaggy duo is particularly popular online. From the first haircut borrow the length, and to be more precise, the configuration (longer strands – at the face, shorter – on the crown). And from the shaggy they take clear lines and neglect the usual order, typical for a bob haircut.

Shaggy mullet

If you approach the choice of haircut in terms of trends, you probably will not find a more fashionable combination. True, this hairstyle does not suit everyone and certainly does not rhyme with business style. But if you’re a future showbiz star and a shaggy -mallet fits your role, keep this reference.

A shaggy haircut based on medium length hair

A shaggy haircut on medium-length hair lays down optimally. If the curls reach at least shoulder length and you want to add a twist to your hairstyle, this cascading haircut definitely makes sense to include in the list of options under consideration.

Shaggy  haircut in consideration for the long hair

From the outside it seems that the owners of long thick hair do not know the problems with styling, but this is not true. One of the main complaints is the lack of root volume, which quickly disappears because of the severity of the strands. And shear styling on the basis of long hair is one way to add natural lightness to your hair.

shaggy hairstyle

How do you cut shaggy?

While you can learn how to style a shaggy  at home, it is better to entrust the haircut to professionals. It requires not only experience, but also time. Set aside at least 2 hours for a trip to a beauty salon. First, you will need to discuss with the stylist the details. Secondly, let us remind that the haircut has a cascade shape, and it is harder to make than a classic straight cut. If you also have bangs in your plans, then add another 15-20 minutes.

Styling a shaggy hairstyle

We propose to explore together how to style a shaggy  haircut on medium-length hair.

Start by washing your head. For water treatments, it is important to choose products depending on the characteristics of your hair and scalp.

  • Our latest discovery is the Hyaluron Filler line from L’Oréal Paris. It includes shampoo, balm, mask and indelible spray. These means, working in combination, make hair more dense and moisturized without weighing it down. The line is also suitable for girls with thin hair. A colleague of ours was pleasantly surprised when, after applying four moisturizers in a row, she had no trouble styling her hair.
  • Apply heat protectant to the strands, then blow-dry the strands at 50-60%.
  • Now treat the hair with a texturizing spray and apply a volumizing mousse to the roots.
  • There are two ways to go from here. Finish off by blow-drying your hair with a diffuser nozzle, lifting the strands at the roots and giving them texture from root to tip. The second option is styling with a blow dryer. To do this, after drying the hair, comb it thoroughly and divide it into sections. Take a strand, pinch it with a flat iron, 2-3 cm away from the roots. Moving smoothly towards the tips, twist the iron in the opposite direction from the face. Process all strands according to a preset algorithm.
  • When the curls cool down, whip them with your fingers and spray lightly with hairspray.