The Chicest Shag | People Magazine

The Chicest Shag

SHAG hairstyles come in all sorts: short bobs, long hairstyles and even pixies, but with a edgy twist: choppy ends and lots of layers. We predict that the coolest hairstyle of 2019 will be a shaggy bob. Don’t believe us? Just check out all the celebs that have been trading in their regular cuts for the rock ‘n roll style. And it just happens to be super flattering on everyone who tries it. Here are our three style tips to keep in mind when ‘shagifying’ to perfection. No actual hair skills needed.

Nina Dobrev, Kendall Jenner And Kerry Washington

  1. Mussy = Best

THERE’S no need to overstyle a shag. Simply wash, scrunch and go. Work with your natural texture (if it’s not quite right, call in the help of a texturizing spray) and let your hair air dry. The more natural, the better.

  1. Don’t Fear The Shave

THE best way for you to get the do is by creating layers with a razor. And by you, we mean your hairstylist. A razor helps add movement and removes some of the heaviness. But if the thought of bringing a razor close to your head gives you anxiety, ask for choppy ends and lots of layering.

  1. Frizz Fatale

IF you have curly hair, then a shag will help you deal with frizz. How you may ask? By helping you to embrace it and ditch frizz-taming products altogether. If that just not sound like you at all, apply a lightweight smoothing oil or serum once your hair is almost dry for a slightly sleeker shag.

Shag Essentials

Luxury Nylon Boar Bristle Paddle Brush: R465, Chi, Hot muk Smoothing Serum: R260, muk, Beach Wave Mousse: R420, Moroccanoil, Fashion Fix Waver: R279, By Toni&Guy, Clicks And Texturizing Volume Spray: R495, Balmain



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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