Breaking barriers: Shags–the gender inclusive hair trend of the year!

In the ever-evolving world of fashion and style, hair trends come and go like seasons, leaving us with an abundance of choices to experiment with. One trend that has recently stormed into the spotlight is the “shag”—also known as the “butterfly” or “wolf” haircut. Historically associated with the quintessential ’70s rock ‘n’ roll vibe and embraced predominantly by women, the shag has undergone a remarkable transformation. Today, it’s a trend that goes beyond gender boundaries, making it equally appealing and adaptable for both men and women.

Here at NUOVO, we make it a priority to keep up with the latest hair trends to keep our clients feeling fresh. Today, we’re highlighting how the shag can work wonders on almost any hair type and texture. Whether you have straight, curly, wavy, or textured locks, there’s a shag style that can bring out the best in your hair. 


Shags for those who like to keep it short & sweet

The butterfly cut works great with hair well above shoulder length. Even though there may not be quite as much hair to work with, this style can still add oodles of dimension, bounce and volume. 

The layered, tousled nature of shags provides texture and volume, making hair appear thicker and more youthful. This versatility allows those with short hair (and also men) to achieve a rugged, casual look or a polished style, depending on their preference. Additionally, shag cuts require minimal maintenance, making them a practical and fashionable choice.


Shags for those with flowing locks 

Have long hair and want an edgier look? A shag is the perfect way to go. Not only can a shag cut lighten the weight of your hair while maintaining the length, the fresh layers can help your hair stay healthy for longer! 


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With a shag on long hair, consider complementing the look with a middle part and curtain bangs–a combination that not only adds depth but also ensures your locks remain voluminous towards your roots. 


Shags for the curls

A good ol’ wolf cut also goes hand-in-hand with curly hair—embracing and enhancing the natural texture of curly locks. The layered nature of wolf cuts allows for curls to flow beautifully, showcasing their unique pattern and adding mega volume.


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Additionally, the increased layering helps manage the weight of curly hair, preventing it from looking overly dense and allowing it to maintain its bounce and shape. Wolf cuts also offer versatility, allowing individuals with curly hair to experiment with different styling options, from tousled and casual to more polished looks.


Shags for the those who love shoulder length 


The layers and choppy ends of a shag cut work particularly well with medium-length locks, as they break up the hair and add movement back into the strands. This creates a visually appealing and effortless style. Shags also offer versatility, allowing you to experiment with various looks, from a casual, beachy vibe to a more polished, chic aesthetic. 


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Overall, shags breathe new life into all types of hair textures and lengths, making it a trendy and adaptable choice for those looking to refresh their style.


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