Cool Girl Shag Haircuts That Will Convince You to Make the Chop

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The shag haircut — in all its messy, cool glory — is a hairstyle that continues to remain firmly on-trend. Reaching mass popularity in the ’80s (with hair metal bands like Motley Crew and Guns N’ Roses all rocking the look), the shag has had a modern makeover that still includes the choppy ends and layers but with much less height than its ’80s counterparts.

While a shag haircut will differ from person to person based on hair texture and length, a shag usually has a fringe (or at the very least, choppy curtain bangs) and extensive layers. If you’re a little apprehensive about making the chop, you can still channel the same energy with a choppy bob. For all of your shag haircut inspiration, look no further: