New decade, new hair trends. Or, in this case, retro hair trends. With the resurgence of 90s-inspired center parts and scrunchies in recent years, many are curious where we’re headed next. And experts think we’ll continue to be inspired by throwback styles in the new decade. Case in point: shag haircuts.
The style is defined by its messy layers and effortless texture, made famous by rock-and-roll greats and later, Jennifer Aniston’s “Rachel” haircut on Friends. Shag haircuts have continued to make their way into modern trends, with British fashion it-girl Alexa Chung at the helm of the most recent movement. Her chic take on the look inspired many celebrities to don similar styles; Anne Hathaway debuted a shag cut in the spring of last year, while Selena Gomez and Chrissy Teigen have also recently been seen rocking the look.
Bradley Deeming, Stylist at London’s iconic Salon 64, tells Glamour that shags will be major 2020 hair trend. “It will definitely further push the year of grunge!” he says. “Think undone and tastefully messy do’s with a strong shape, evolving current beachy looks and even has potential to replace the classic ruched wave.”
It makes sense why so many are attracted to the look: It’s effortless, full of body and texture, and can be adjusted to flatter any face shape. If you want to try it out this year, Bradley suggests asking your stylist for maximum layers and choppy, sliced ends. A good stylist will cut the style to based on your features. Tousled bangs are also a great addition for those brave enough.