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The New Shag

The February issue of Allure says the shag is the new “it” hairstyle. You know, that choppy, layered hairstyle that was big on rock stars of the ’60s, Carol Brady in the ’70s, Joan Jett in the ’80s, and (thanks to Sally Hershberger) Meg Ryan in the ’90s. Freja Beha Erichsen made the shag relevant again in 2009 (above) by strutting down runways with a supermodely version of the messy ‘do.

And now Freja’s grown out shag is a symbol of the new, revamped shag. It’s an edgier, sexed-up version of the cut–kind of like a severely layered bob with bangs…

Complicating the issue, Carmen Kass‘ sliced up, layered cut is part of the new shag trend too. Carmen’s cut looks like a grown out pixie, but see all her layered length in the back? Shag! I think both Freja and Carmen look totally cool and very un-Florence Henderson, so I’m on board with this trend.

What do you think of the “new shag”?


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