Get the Celeb Look: Modern Shag

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I love the modern shag! If bangs didn’t require so much maintenance (and if I wasn’t worried about hair in my face causing a breakout), I would jump at this cut. I know a lot of people have or are thinking about getting this look, so I asked Woodley & Bunny’s co-owner and artistic director Erin Anderson for some tips to get the style and texture of the modern shag pictured on the above stars. Here’s what she had to say!

  • Get a great “shag inspired” cut from your stylist
  • For this texture, layer Sachajuan Straight Out Gel with Sachajuan Ocean Mist. The Straight Out Gel provides moisture and smoothness while the ocean mist gives volume, hold and a matte finish.
  • After product application, squeeze hair to press in product, shape with fingers or twist a few large sections and pin up. Diffuse or air dry.
  • When dry, use a little Sachajuan Hair Wax to define and detail. 

For those not familiar with Sachajuan, they’re Sweden’s fastest growing premium hair care line and Woodley & Bunny is the exclusive U.S. distributor. Learn more here. 


  1. June 29, 2009 / 1:57 pm

    I’m with you on the shag haircut- it is an awesome cut but I have my reasons for not getting it myself (maintenence, etc). Although I don’t have the shag I have a few friends who do, and I am sure they would love to try these products! It is always great to hear it from a professional. Thanks for the great tips; I’m sure they will help hundreds of hipsters get the look!


  2. June 29, 2009 / 7:13 pm

    I like the shag look too. It’s very popular right now and I’ve always been a fan since I’ve seen Nicole Richie rockin it. Thanks for the hair styling tips.

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