We weren’t sure if the shag hairstyle would last all the way through 2016, but it did, and it looks like it’s sticking around for 2017, except now it’s getting even messier!

Layers, tousled locks and piecey fringes are ideal for transitioning from winter into spring. Long live the shag. How do you feel about trying the messy shag hairstyle trend?

Why get a shag ‘do?

Hassle-free, the shag requires minimum styling, and is also a great way to look on-trend while growing out a lob (long bob). The texture around your face frames your features and, when worn with bangs, draws the attention to your eyes. It’s a modern interpretation of a retro look.

Different ways to style your shag

A shag can be as layered as you like. The more layers, the more of a “messy” look you can create. Likewise, the thinner the layers, the more of a feathery texture you can achieve. As for bangs, they’re far from obligatory, but they do create a nice shape around the face.

What about adding some color to your shag? Ombrè shags were spotted all over Hollywood in 2016, will they be making an appearance in your neighborhood? The shag looks best with multi-tonal hair, which brings out the different textures of the style.

What products to use with a shag hairstyle

Your on-trend shag hairstyle is all about one thing: texture, texture and more texture! Whether it be messy bed-head or tousled surfer girl waves, the tousled-effect Scruff Me gel hair gel from the Wild Stylers collection by L’Oréal Professionnel will give you the messy texture on the lengths and ends that you need, without pushing up the roots. Even if you have naturally brunette hair, why not add some blonde shades to spice up your look?