Modern shag haircut fall season 2022: Discover 17 stylish ideas on the new trendy hairstyle!

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

Are you looking to try out something completely different and unique with your hair? From bob haircuts to butterfly hairstyles, there are so many iconic hair trends this year that it is so difficult to make a fast and easy choice. It really depends on what kind of look you are picturing in your mind. Do you picture your hair short, medium, or long? Should the hairstyle include highlights? Or maybe it can go with a different hair colour? What about bangs? Ahh, so many questions to answer! But what if I told you that there was a trendy new hairstyle this season that could be pulled off at any take? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it!? Are you curious? Keep on reading girls and let’s explore 17 different takes of the modern shag haircut 2022!

What is the modern shag haircut?

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The modern shag haircut is too versatile to be strictly defined. Mainly, it consists of a modern-day mullet let’s say, and it can go with thin or thick, short or long, straight or curly hair. So to speak, it’s for everyone to try! The main thing about this hairstyle is that it shows rebelliousness, but in a sexy and very retro way. There are no specifics on how the mullet must be shaped, it is all really about the natural appeal of the hair and the easy-going look. All you need for this haircut is to wear it with confidence, and you will get the best out of it! Let’s now look at some ideas on ways to style your modern shag hairdo!

Shaggy hair with some colour

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Oh my God, ain’t it just gorgeous? I so want this hairstyle! Combining the modern shag haircut with some colour is just the thing you need to achieve that rebel look! And keep in mind, that in order to preserve your radiant and unique colour, you are going to have to use colour preserving shampoo and conditioner.

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As red is my favourite colour for clothes and makeup, I also love it for my hair. I have been dying my hair red since I was a teenager, so I definitely think that I can pull off the first look in this picture! And if you have lighter hair, some highlights wound to wonders for your trendy shaggy hairstyle.

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Want to look like a 70s rock star? Combine the modern shaggy hairstyle with your natural dark roots and get the look of a lifetime! Bleached blonde never looked better than with this fabulous hairstyle.

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If you have short and coloured hair, the modern shag can suit you as well. The flowy layers make your hairstyle look very natural and low-maintenance, and isn’t that what any girl strives towards?

And if you want your haircut to stand out even more, go with the soft ash bleached blonde shaggy hair, and leave out your roots a bit. No effect is greater than that which incorporates both dark and light colours. Don’t you think?

Curly modern shag haircut

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Could there have been a better-suited picture for a coloured to curly hair transition? I don’t think so! Rihanna’s dark brunette roots certainly highlight her bleached blonde curly lengths. For people with voluminous curls, the modern shag haircut is a must, as they have a lot more potential for a mesmerizing look than those with straight or wavy hair.

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Having tight curls offers a lot of versatility with this hairstyle. If you want to pull it off, you need to maintain your curls healthy by using special products for curly hair. Keep your hair shiny and moisturized by using a combination of oils and leave-in creams. Look for such that will aid you in maintaining the frizz of your hair.

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The more texture you have, the better the modern shag will look on you. To keep your hair bouncy and voluminous, add mousse or gel into wet hair.

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Super curly and shaggy, the trendy haircut would look great with any hair length. Plus, when your hair is this curly, no one can say that you don’t have the volume to achieve that retro mullet!

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For those who have long hair with bangs, adding some highlights between your curly lengths can definitely put you in the spotlight if you are looking for that! This hairstyle is often combined with bangs, as it greatly accents the playful shagginess of the hair.

Straight modern shag hairstyle

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Dakota Johnson is such a fringe queen! And her natural straight brunette hair shows off the appeal of the modern shag haircut, just like it should. If you want this look, but your hair is not natural straight, you can always style it with a straightener. Just remember to add a heat protection product to your hair.

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Is it me, or is there something about blonde modern shag hair that makes me think of 70s rock bands? I don’t know… Maybe I have been listening to Fleetwood Mac for far too long… Either way, going with the straight version of this haircut is certainly one you must give a try!

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For those with dark hair who are fans of the grunge era, I will definitely advise you to give this straight hairstyle a try. Makes me want to change back to my natural hair colour even more!

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Looking for something chic and low-maintenance? If your hair is thin, and you want it to appear more voluminous, the modern shag can assist you with that. It will give you a very natural look, and you won’t have to think too much about styling it.

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Adding some highlights to your straight shaggy hair can also give the idea of more volume. Combining that with bangs will give you an altogether stylish look!

You girls ready with ideas to show to your hair stylist? I certainly hope you are! And hey, if you are looking for more ideas on mullet haircuts for women, why not check out our other list of ideas for this year’s trends? Enjoy!




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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