Short shag hairstyles are on-trend right now, but which one is right for you? We’ve rounded up 25 of the best shaggy, short hairstyles that are modern and chic. No matter your hair thickness or texture, you’re sure to find a style you love on this list.
25 Short Shag Hairstyles That Are Full of Style
1. Short Bob
The short bob is a classic short and shaggy hairstyle that never goes out of style. It can easily be dressed up or down for whatever the occasion. Highlights can help add depth and dimension to this style. The longer face-framing layers will also draw attention to some of your best facial features. If you have naturally straight hair, this style is a breeze to maintain.
2. Spiky Pixie Bob
Here’s an even shorter take on the bob. This spiky pixie-style cut is so fun and low maintenance, and we love the sideswept bangs. Use a texture paste to get that messy look without weighing your hair down or making it look greasy.
3. Layered Bob
Bobs with long layers have a naturally chic but shaggy look that’s great for any occasion. We love the choppy look of this style, which shows off her layers. Highlights will add more dimension to this cut and style.
4. Wavy and Shaggy
Waves add so much body and movement to this longer, shaggy bob. The trick is to use a quality, large-barrel curling iron to get these loose waves. Use a good finishing spray for a strong hold and to keep those tousled waves in place all day. This look is great for the office, going out to dinner or even just a casual get-together with friends.
5. Long, Textured Shag
The combination of long and short layers helps give this style its shape and volume. Subtle waves create that textured look that’s carefree and so chic. You can use a large-barreled curling iron to create gentle waves like this, or just let your natural texture shine through.
6. Shaggy Long Bob
This long shaggy bob looks gorgeous on any face shape, and the long layers add so much volume. The curtain bangs will enhance your best features, and the wispy hairs create that “I just got out of bed” vibe. This is a look that you can wear anywhere. If you want to cut your hair shorter but don’t want to go too short, this style is a good compromise. While the cut is still shaggy, there aren’t too many layers, so it’s more of a subtle shag.
7. Curtain Bangs and Layers
This variation of the bob uses long layers and curtain bangs to create volume and highlight your best features. While it’s still a shaggy cut, it’s subtler and softer than other shag styles. Flipping some layers out and inverting others adds body and dimension to this style. If you have thinner hair, this look will help make your hair look fuller. If you’re cutting in curtain bangs, make sure that you blow-dry them whenever you style your hair.
8. Flippy Shag
Short shag hairstyles like this one will complement most face shapes and work well for both thin and thick hair. Bangs and short layers add volume and depth. A few longer pieces at the neck add length and help shape this style. While this cut looks great on just about everyone, it’s especially flattering for round faces because it frames the cheekbones.
9. Elegant Shaggy Bob
This elegant shaggy bob is perfect for wavy hair. a few layers add texture and volume without going overboard, and the face-framing pieces create a beautiful shape. This is a style you can wear to work, out to dinner or even to a formal event. Invest in a good texturizing spray to get this type of look at home.
10. Short Wolf Cut
This short wolf cut style will give you a laid-back look that’s fun and low maintenance. Textured layers and bangs add body and movement while creating that messy, just-rolled-out-of-bed vibe. You can add more shorter layers if you want, or you can keep them longer and wispy like this style.
11. Short and Shaggy French Bob
This short and shaggy French bob is so chic and elegant. All of the layers in this style help add texture, volume and movement. We love how the bangs blend seamlessly in with the rest of this cut. While this style works well for all hair types, wavy and curly hair will benefit from the natural volume and texture they add. You add your own subtle waves with a curling iron or use a texturing spray to get the same results if you have straight hair.
12. Flippy Bob
Here’s a short, shaggy and flippy bob that looks gorgeous on any face shape. We love how the curtain bangs and short layers add so much volume and texture. This style really shows off her eyes and cheekbones. A good root lift spray and texturizing product will help you recreate this look at home with ease.
13. Choppy Layers and Bangs
We love short shag hairstyles like this one because they’re flattering on everyone. The curtain bangs frame the face, and the layers create a beautiful shape that works well for thin or thick hair.
14. Choppy Short Shag
This choppy short shag style will highlight your best features. The bangs and choppy front layers stop just at the cheekbones to show them off and create a beautiful shape. We love this tousled look, and it fits just about any occasion.
15. Angled Bob
The classic angled bob is still a great choice for a short shag hairstyle. This style adds subtle waves and uses texture products to create a piecey, beachy look. Adding highlights will create more depth and dimension to this style.
16. The Shag Mullet
The shag mullet is edgy and trendy. This style can work for anyone, but if you have thicker hair, you’ll enjoy more volume and fullness with this cut. One big advantage of the shag mullet is that it keeps your hair out of your face. And we love the live-in look that this style creates.
17. Angled Shag
This angled shag style has lots of layers and textured bangs that highlight the eyes. Adding babylights around the face will draw even more attention to your cheekbones and eyes. This fun style looks great on anyone and with any hair density (thick or thin).
18. Choppy, Shaggy Bob with Bangs
This choppy, shaggy bob is so chic, and the blunt bangs help draw your attention to her eyes and cheekbones. It’s a style that will complement most face shapes, and we love the little flippy pieces that help add some texture and volume to this look.
19. Wavy Shag with Short Bangs
If you have wavy hair, this short shag is a great style to try. The short layers and bangs complement her eyes and face shape. The waves also help add movement, texture and volume. This is a flattering style for women of all ages and hair thickness levels.
20. Round Shag
We love the rounded shape of this short shag because it adds so much movement, body and volume. The bangs and layers help draw attention to the eyes, and textured layers create that lived-in look that is so in right now.
21. Shaggy Bangs and Waves
This messy short shag looks great on any face shape. We love the wispy waves and blunt bags, which really show off her beautiful eyes. And even though this style is short, messy and shaggy, it’s still so feminine and flattering.
22. Short Shag Wolf
Wolf short shag hairstyles are still trendy. They’re flattering to most face shapes, and they’re so low maintenance, especially if you have naturally straight or wavy hair. Adding subtle highlights will help add dimension and depth to this style.
23. Layered Bob with Fringe
If you’re still a little nervous about a big chop, here’s a style that’s a good compromise. This layered bob has long fringy pieces in the front that helps frame the face. The sideswept bangs and layered bob at the top and back add so much volume and texture. Use a good root lift spray to achieve this level of volume.
24. Choppy Shaggy Bob
Here’s another choppy shaggy bob that we adore. The angled layers complement any face shape and draw attention to your best features. The tousled and flipped ends create a beautiful shape and will help make your hair look fuller.
25. Subtle Shag
If you love short shag hairstyles but don’t want to go overboard with the “shag,” try this style. This short bob has long, piecey layers that create a subtle shaggy look. The layers complement just about any face shape while adding texture and volume. This style works especially well on ladies with thicker hair.