These 10 Shag Haircuts Will Get You So Excited for Fall Beauty
Fashion isn’t the only thing we’re borrowing from the ’70s. We’ve also been raiding the vintage hair salon archives for some cool new fall hairstyles, and there’s one that has caused some major blippage on our style radar: the shag. Now, this cut isn’t exactly the one that your mom, grandma or even dad used to rock. This look has been made modern by softening it a bit and adding color and curls, and women like Taylor Swift, Alexa Chung and Jennifer Lopez have been seen rocking the look recently. Here are 10 ladies wearing the heck out of the shag.
1. Ice Queen: We all remember when T-Swift shed her signature long blonde locks for this ice queen shag to usher in her own Good Girl, Gone (kinda) Bad era. This shorter look has a nice edgy feel to it, amplified by the sexy, sassy cut.
2. Great Lengths: This cut looks great no matter the length. The longer version featuring lots of layers gives you an easy, breezy, ’70s hippie vibe, perfect for all the fall knits, neutral colors and textured clothes.
3. That ’70s Show: Say goodbye to your mermaid ombre hair this #transformationtuesday by embracing your natural brunette hue and going for a retro change: a shaggy banged look.
4. Messy Shag: If you’re looking for a style that requires minimal morning effort (because these longer nights and shorter days are kicking our butt too), then this cut is the one for you. The messier you go, the better.
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5. The Squad Cut: Taylor Swift isn’t the only member of her squad to go for the shag. Model Karlie Kloss also went for a #throwbackthursday ’70s cut, but opted for a natural-looking dye job instead.
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6. Back to Black (and Lime): Complicate your short shag cut in the best way possible by adding ombre lime tips and a cool geometric undercut. Tattoos and leather jacket optional.
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7. Basic Brunette: Color, highlights and balayage are fun, but this kind of layered haircut doesn’t need all those bells and whistles to rock. Let your gorgeous brunette hair shine through with a textured bob.
8. Princess Peach: The name of this shade is peach, but the color IRL is more like a beautiful rose gold that perfectly mimics autumn sunsets. These barrel curls just accentuate the beautiful hue.
9. The Alexa Cut: Alex Chung’s signature haircut, a messy lob shag, is the perfect cool-girl hair. It’s totally unfussy and laid back with baby highlights. This shoulder-grazing cut is perfect for fall, when your focus in on pumpkin spice, not your big barrel curling iron.
10. Biker Cool: Instead of looking faded, this shag-a-delic haircut looks edgy AF. It will perfectly frame your face and your cool on-trend choker, and you wont have to stress yourself over finding matching earrings — the layers pack a punch on their own.
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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