Lately, the most popular hairstyles seem to hit extremes, like Solange’s super-short crop or Ciara’s waist-length locks. But another, more in-between style is quickly gaining popularity—the New Shag. Choppy, tousled, and shoulder-grazing or a bit longer, this medium-length ‘do is poised to be fall’s coolest coif. From highlights to retro curls, here’s how these trendsetting A-listers have made the New Shag their own.
Gabrielle Union’s blonde streaks accentuate the long layers in her shaggy cut.
Sanaa Lathan curls her face-framing layers outward for a flippy, Farrah-esque effect. So sexy!
Holly Robinson Peete winds small sections of hair around a curling iron for a casually tousled, sexily mussed look.
Zoe Saldana’s loose waves add dimension and depth to her shoulder-length, long layered shag.
Malinda Williams sports pinned-back bangs and flirty curls for a charmingly retro look.
Thandie Newton’s New Shag gets a volume boost from long, flippy layers and a slightly off-center part.
Elise Neal goes for a casually chic vibe with fluffy, feathered layers and side-swept bangs.