You'll see this low-maintenance haircut everyone in 2021

Anya Meyerowitz
·2-min read
Photo credit: CHRIS DELMAS
Photo credit: CHRIS DELMAS

From Red Online

Looking for a major hair switch-up in 2021?

There's no doubt that 2020 has changed our perception of beauty, and that includes hair — from people cutting in fringes to suit their face mask to the rise of celebrities getting 90s Rachel Green inspired chops — it seems we're ready for a drastic change in our looks.

And those short of inspiration or without a clear vision in mind might want to consider the newly updated shag haircut.

This choppy, layered hairstyle from the '70s is totally back and set to become even bigger in 2021.

Typically featuring choppy ends, a layered crown, and tons of texture, the multi-layered haircut is the epitome of low-maintenance and rockstar glamour — and is a super-easy hairstyle if you're looking for a cut that will add volume, texture, and depth to your hair.

Plus, the tousled layers combined with natural, feathered texture makes for an effortlessly chic look that can work for any hair length and style (yes, even for those of you with long locks or curly hair).

As Revlon Professional global artistic ambassador Mark Leeson told Who What Wear, 'The shag is the ultimate undone statement haircut. It’s choppy and full of texture and makes for a refreshing change to long, one-length hair. On a daily basis, you don’t need to do much to a well-cut shag style, as the texture and shape are already cut into it.'

'The feathered texture works for most lengths and is great for curly and Afro hair, too. To keep it modern, combine voluminous curls with a short, face-framing, ringlet fringe,' says Leeson.

'You have to make sure your stylist doesn’t cut in too many layers because this could really date the look.'

So, whether you're planning to wear your shag polished or effortlessly messy, here are some celebrities to get some serious inspiration from ahead of your next (and long-anticipated) hair appointment.

Natasha Lyonne

Photo credit: John Lamparski
Photo credit: John Lamparski

Halle Berry

Photo credit: RB/Bauer-Griffin
Photo credit: RB/Bauer-Griffin

Alexa Chung

Photo credit: Arnold Jerocki
Photo credit: Arnold Jerocki

Michelle Obama

Photo credit: CHRIS DELMAS
Photo credit: CHRIS DELMAS

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