We are loving this textured and layered cut with a shaved side.
Here are a few cutting tips for this wild and carefree cut:
1. Save time, Shave it!
Start by shaving the side(s). Discuss with the client the amount to shave off.
2. Cut the Hair Dry
By cutting the hair dry you can see the overall shape immediately.
3. Color after Cut
Since this cut is heavily dependent upon layering, color should be done after the cut. Color can enhance a shag cut by giving it dimension.
4. Twist to Texture
To achieve more volume at the crown:
-Twist a section
-Elevate to 180 degrees
5. Avoid the Mullet
Have the shortest layer hit around eye level. If the hair is straight or very fine, keep the shortest layer near mouth level to avoid looking like a mullet.
6. Skip the Part
Not all cuts need a part, especially a shag!
7. Go with the Flow
Because this cut is all about movement, style waves and/or curls by going with the direction of the hair.
8. Make it Modern
The under-layering technique (inverse layering) is what gives the shag a modern feel.
9. End your Shag Game Strong
Create separation and definition in the layers with Texture Spray, Matte Texture Paste, and Curly Hair Serum. Finish with Hair Spray.
Tips by Andrea Becker.