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The Shag Haircut Is for Everyone—Here’s What Redheads Need to Know

Is this Trending Cut Right for You?

Red hair already stands out so why not try a shag haircut to make it pop even more? Shag haircuts are all the rage right now, and you might be asking your redhead self if you should try one. Here’s how to tell if a shag haircut is right for your hair type, face shape, and lifestyle. 

Hair type

While a shag cut can be done on any hair type, there are some that pull off the look better than others. Those with wavy or curly hair can often rock a shag cut quite well, while those with stick-straight hair might need to put a lot more effort into keeping it looking the way they want. Since shag haircuts add a lot of layers, almost any hair thickness can pull it off.

Hair length 

Shag cuts look best no shorter than chin length, so you will want to grow your hair out a bit longer than that before getting this type of hair cut. Depending on the style of shag cut you like, you may need to grow your hair even longer.

Face shape

The great thing about shag cuts is that they aren’t all exactly the same. You can get one that has framing to suit your face shape. If you have a very round face, you might want to opt for a more mild shag without fringe as it may make your face look shorter. If you have a more angular face or defined chin fringe will work perfectly on you. 


Shag haircuts can be pretty low maintenance if you have the right hair type and texture. Talk with your stylist about how much effort you like to put into styling your hair before deciding which type of shag cut is the best for you. 

So, should you get one? 

If you want a shag cut, get it! It’s only hair and it will grow back. Nervous about getting something too dramatic? Opt for a light shag and then decide if you want to get more chopped off. 

READ: 3 Easy Hairstyles for Short Red Hair

READ: Why Hair Type Matters When Picking a Haircut

READ: How Often Should You Cut Your Red Hair?

Rock it like a Redhead!