Shag Haircuts Are for Everyone, but Here Are 14 Celebs Rocking the Look

A little messy, a little rock and roll, a lot cool. Shag haircuts are majorly trending, with celebs like Anne Hathaway and Sarah Hyland recently going for the chop. And it's not hard to see why. Textured ends with plenty of layers make this cut practically effortless—and workable for every length. To prove how versatile this retro cut is, check out these 14 celebs, all of whom styled their ’dos very differently. Let them inspire you at your next salon visit.

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Anne Hathaway

The Hustle actress usually wears a longer ’do (or the occasional lob), but she recently opted for a short, shag haircut that she showed off on Instagram. We love the messy, piece-y texture of this layered look. 

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Alexa Chung

Everyone’s favorite "it" Brit is the poster child for the shag cut. Over the years, she's worn it short, shoulder-length and long, but we're partial to this collarbone-skimming 'do teamed with curtain bangs. 

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Halle Berry

Ms. Berry might be better known for her pixie, but she looks pretty incredible in a long-ish shag and highlights.

Milla Jovovich

The model and actress gives us a lesson in how to pair heavy bangs with a medium-length shag. The result? Edgy and effortless. 

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When you look this good, you don’t really need peripheral vision. But seriously, we’re digging the eye-skimming (almost eye-covering) bangs that totally complement this mussed-up shag.

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January Jones

A far cry from Betty Draper’s prim and proper cut, Jones’s messy-chic locks make a great case for why blondes have more fun. 

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Sarah Hyland

We're getting major '70s vibes from this rocker-chic look. (And desperate to know how Hyland gets her tresses to look so glossy and healthy.) 

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Freja Beha Erichsen

Model Erichsen's whole look screams effortlessly cool. Use a little texture-boosting product like Bumble and bumble Surf Spray or Shu Uemura's Texture Wave to channel those "great-hair-don't-care" vibes. 

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Edie Campbell

We told you that you could wear a shag at any length. This short cut looks great when left to dry naturally or you could play around with product (try Redken's Move Ability 05 Lightweight Defining Cream Paste) to style the bangs to the side or back. 

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Jennifer Nettles

Country meets rock and roll in Nettles’s shoulder-skimming, tousled ’do.

Nina Dobrev

For when you want to keep the length but add some edginess—this is the photo you bring to your hairdresser. 

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Kate Mara

Another way the shag haircut is wonderfully low-maintenance? The textured layers are ideal for growing out your roots. 

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Gabrielle Union

A more polished take on the shag, this ’do can be made to look sleek and simple (like here) or mussed up with plenty of movement—it's all about how you style it. 

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Dianna Agron

Proof that a shag looks just as cool in a super-short bob length with side-swept bangs.

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