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POSTED: May 9, 2019 | in Haircut

Call it a Shag, Call it a Mullet - its Back!

(Photo by Eric Fisher @ericfisherhair))

Although sometimes 70's inspired, this retro cut is most definitely making an appearance this season.  

Shag 2

(Photo by Jayne Matthews (@jayne_edosalon))

Jayne Matthews (@jayne_edosalon) believes in the shag.  “I certainly didn’t invent the shag but it’s still going strong. It used to be just the Bardot-inspired French girl hair with a soft curtain bang and face framing bits with a little bit of crown layers and then it became more Stevie Nicks. Now, it going into a modern mullet and it is getting more and more diverse." (Modern Salon, April 11, 2019 "Shag Time")

She believes a shag is more of a technique and that the key is in the details.  Bangs are almost always a part of this look but the length can vary from baby bangs to longer, even chin length bangs.  Its important to work with the texture of the hair and your tools can be a razor, carving comb or shears.  

The shag/mullet is great because it typically follows the head shape and is great for removing weight. Although sections can be taken vertically or in pie shapes, the hair is elevated to 90 degrees and cut to follow the headshape letting the desired length fall out. Texturizing techniques such a seamless slicing, slide cutting, back cutting and deep point cutting are all great to bring movement to the hair.

Shag 1

(photo by Skip Boman (@skipdoeshair))