Shag haircuts may appear to be only for short hairstyles, but they can work excellent on medium-length hair too. However, it’s recommended to only wear them in certain ways to make them look nearly as good as short-length shag haircuts.
If you’re not willing to cut your hair but still want to get a shag haircut, here are 50 medium-length shag haircut ideas to try to look fashionable.
Medium-Length Shag Haircuts
Medium length shag cuts are still relatively rare, but here are 50 excellent picks to inspire your next hairstyle.
1. Medium Length Soft Shag with Bangs
Shag haircuts never disappoint on brown hair, but you can make them look significantly better by adding bangs and a soft texture. That way, it retains the shaggy look without looking too out of place for formal occasions.
2. Textured Shoulder-Length Shag
Brown shag hairstyles may look adorable, but you also can’t go wrong wearing the hairstyle in black. Throw in the middle parting and you’ll have one of the best medium-length shag hairstyles out there.
3. Medium Length Shag Haircut with Face-Framing Layers
A shaggy haircut isn’t mutually exclusive with waves, so you should get them together if you can. The face-framing layers aren’t the most impactful in the world, but the impact they make is always positive.
4. Soft Sunkissed Medium Length Shag Haircut
It’s no longer news that brown shag haircuts look insanely adorable, but have you seen the hairstyle with curtain bangs? As you can see here, it’s several times more adorable than anything else on this list, making it truly outstanding.
5. Neck Length Dimensional Blonde Shag Haircut
If curtain bangs aren’t your thing, this blonde style is another adorable fringed shag haircut for ladies. It’s like halfway between short and medium length shag haircut, but who cares when it’s this adorable?
6. Blonde Medium-Length Shag Haircut for Older Women
If the blonde colour is your favourite attribute from the preceding hairstyle, here’s another that lets you style it to its full potential. It’s so long that it’s almost encroaching long hair territory, but if that’s what works for you, knock yourself out.
7. Modern Thick Shag Hair
You can get an adorable shag without compromising on the thickness of your hair. This thick shag haircut combines several fashionable qualities in one: the charming brown colour, the adorable centre parting, and the perfect length.
8. Medium-Length Shag Haircut with Curtain Bangs
The pointy-looking tip of this hairstyle is new, but nonetheless endearing. I’m personally a fan of the brown colour, but even if you aren’t, the symmetrical wavy look should attract you to the style.
9. Blonde Soft Shag with Bangs
We’ve seen many blonde shags so far, but this one has a full-fringe look that gives it a unique look. Add the style’s adorable wavy look and you’ll why it’s among the prettiest medium-length shag styles in this compilation.
10. Medium-Length Shag Haircut with Textured Bangs
This hairstyle is virtually the same as the preceding one, but on brown hair. The target audience is straightforward: if blonde styles aren’t your thing, you’ll most likely love this brunette hairstyle idea.
11. Bold Shag Haircut with Blonde Tones
I’m sure whether to describe this as a blonde haircut with black tones or a black cut with blonde tones, but either way, the common denominator is that the style is remarkable, while being as medium-length as it gets.
12. Messy Curly Shag Haircut
When you add curliness to a shag haircut, what you have is a messy look that looks nonetheless adorable. If you’re a lover of black hairstyles, getting this messy shag haircut is a no-brainer.
13. Classic Medium Length Shag Haircut with Curtain Bangs
If you’re after a shag hairstyle that manages to look conventional, this idea with curtain bangs is an excellent idea. It’s among the styles on the longer side of the medium-length spectrum, but it’s not deficient in the looks department.
14. Wavy Mid-Length Shag Haircut
Combining waves with medium-length shag haircut is a proven formula from earlier hairstyles in this compilation, but this is proof that it also works on brown hairstyles. If you’re brunette, you can also wear the style beautifully; no dyes needed.
15. Cropped Shag Haircut with Overlapping Layers
Sometimes, a simple blonde haircut with a full fringe is all you need to look your best. It’s nowhere near as long as the preceding style, but I’ve already indicated that is on the longer side.
16. Copper Medium Length Shag Haircut for Thick Hair
If you’re a fan of flashy hairstyles, this copper shag haircut should work excellently for you. Apart from the endearing colour, the symmetrical centre parting and the perfect length makes it an excellent hairstyle idea.
17. Shag Mullet with Baby Bangs
Attempting a mullet on curly hair will always result in something with a bit of shagginess, but if you want to beautify it even further, you’d want to add baby bangs like the model did here.
18. Multi-Coloured Medium Length Shag Haircut
We’ve seen several blonde, brunette, and black shag haircuts, but why do you have to choose one? By combining several of these colours into one, you can create an absolute beauty, as this multi-coloured shag haircut depicts.
19. Shag Wolf Cut with Fringe
I’m a natural lover of wolf cuts, but you can’t pretend not to see the blonde highlights at the ends of this style. Combine that with the slightly shaggy look and the full fringe and you’ll see why it’s on this list.
20. Double-Toned Medium Length Shav Haircut
If the multi-coloured hairstyle from earlier looks too complex to you, a dual-coloured style might work better for you. Pink and brown isn’t the combination of the year in my opinion, but it doesn’t look half-bad either.
21. Curled Shag Haircut with Fringe
A curled shag mullet sounds like a mouthful, but it also looks as adorable as you’d expect. It may be the brown colour or the curly look, but I’m pretty sure there’s something remarkable about this style.
22. Sky Blue Mid-Length Shag Haircut
If the copper and multi-coloured hairstyles from earlier don’t match your idea of a flashy hairstyle, here’s another brilliant idea. Despite not being into brightly-coloured style, I might just give this a try, for the allure.
23. Medium Length Shag Haircut with Bangs and Lots of Layers
Back to everyday colours, now I’m thinking I may have a bias for brown shag haircuts. Maybe it’s not a bias; with this aggressively wavy look and messy bangs, it’s fair to include this hairstyle among the best medium-length shag haircuts.
24. Modern Shag with Fringe
When a full fringe goes excellently with a hairstyle, it never fails to catch my attention. Now, make that style slightly wavy with a bit of modern shag and I’ll never miss the chance to highlight it in this compilation.
25. Sexy Layered Shag Haircut with Curtain Bangs
If you’re after something simple for both formal and casual occasions, this simple layered shag cut is an excellent candidate. Its subtle centre parting layered look adds that pop that earns compliments in any social setting.
26. Mixed Toned Texted Shaggy Bob
Symmetrical centre partings can sometimes make a huge difference in a hairstyle, like in this for example. The blonde highlights are excellent, but they only accentuate the allure of the parting.
27. Brunette Mid-Length Soft Shag Haircut
The subtle mix of copper and brown in this hairstyle is my kind of mixed-tone hairstyle. With the scanty fringe and the wavy texture, throwing in a soft shag haircut only becomes a no-brainer.
28. Textured Shag Haircut for Autumn
Despite having a shaggy texture, this hairstyle’s multi-coloured and symmetrical look seem to take centre stage. Its no-parting symmetrical look is also interesting, making it one of the most unique styles we’ve seen so far.
29. Baby Light Shag Haircut with Fringe
Black may not be the most dominant colour in this compilation, but it’s featured on some of the most adorable styles. Thankfully, this light baby shag with its unique texture is one of those adorable styles.
30. Rocker Fringed Out Shag Haircut
If you want something really messy for the most casual events, this fringed out shag works perfectly. I have no problem with its golden-brown colour, and if you also don’t, it’s a great hairstyle idea.
31. Bright-Coloured Shag Haircut with Chopped Layers
Again, I’m not the biggest fan of brightly-coloured styles, but if this peach shag haircut looks more like your thing, why hesitate? The chopped layers and baby bangs are already insanely adorable; the colour is just a cherry on top.
32. Super Curly Neck-Length Shag Mullet
Curly mullet styles seem like a recipe for allure, but this one is a bit more than alluring. The well-done mullet coupled with the perfect colour and the super-curly texture all combine to create a masterpiece in this style.
33. Blonde Summer Shag Bob Haircut
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a blonde shag, so here’s another. Apart from the scanty fringe, it’s not the complex hairstyle in the world, but it manages to look excellent amid its simplicity.
34. French Layered Medium Length Shag Haircut
This simple French shag haircut manages to combine simplicity with allure. Since there are limited styles that manage to achieve that, this one is a no-brainer if that’s what you’re after.
35. Blonde Wavy Shag with Double Buns
Incorporating buns into a wavy shag is excellent, as it scores points for both uniqueness and allure. Even if you’re not a blonde, I can imagine this style would look adorable on you nonetheless.
36. Simple Pixie Shag Haircut with Bangs
We’ve seen many black hairstyles, but this is probably my favourite of all. It’s not that I love pixies, but when you wear it in a shag with well-defined curls, it’s impossible not to love the style.
37. Orange-Coloured Mid-Length Shag Haircut with Fringe
For lovers of flashy hairstyles, this orange-coloured shag cut is definitely a masterpiece. The masterful use of a full-fringe was what made me go: this must be among my best medium-length shag haircuts!
38. Modern Shag with Bright Highlights
If you’d like to wear your shag cut to work, you may want to stick to something like this to avoid the looks. While it’s not as messy as most shags are, it manages to retain all the rough allure with a slightly wavy texture.
39. Shagged Out Layered Razored Cuts
Most models wearing shag haircuts don’t care much about razored cuts, but what if you do? This idea well illustrates how a shaggy style with razored cuts would look on you. If you’re after her exact look, don’t forget the blonde highlights!
40. Voluminous Medium Length Shag Haircut for Full Hair #
This hairstyle can easily pass for a long shag, but that’s the least of our concerns right now. For now, let’s talk about how the curtain bangs and highlights made this hairstyle one of the best we’ve seen so far. With her bright smile, getting this hairstyle becomes even more tempting.
41. Fluffy Blonde Shag Haircut
The colour here looks like a cross between blonde and white, but it looks adorable either way. If your hair is already on the fluffier side, getting a shag haircut like this would be a no-brainer.
42. Brown and Blonde Shag Haircut with Cheekbone and Curtain Bangs
Our multi-colour spirit is still very much alive; and this time, it’s this white and brown-black masterpiece. The wavy look and slight shag are excellent touches, and that smile is also alluring.
43. Brown Statement Medium-Length Shag Haircut
This statement medium-length shag haircut takes most of its allure from that brown colour, but the fringe also plays a crucial role. Finally, the wavy texture combines everything into an alluring package.
44. Sassy and Classic Center-Parted Shag Haircut
Adding shagginess to classic hairstyles is a low-effort way to get outstanding styles. This wavy haircut really drives the point home, with its centre parting that accentuates the entire hairstyle.
45. Shattered Soft Shag with Fringe
A full fringe is a potent weapon that must be used carefully, and it seems like this hairstyle managed to use it perfectly. If you love fringes, this style should work just fine for you.
46. Pink Messy Shag Haircut
I’m not a fan of flashy hairstyles, but this pink messy cut has to be an exception. It’s messy alright, but also undeniably cute and easily the most alluring hairstyle in this compilation so far.
47. Sick Wolf Cut with Side and Curtain Bangs
Getting a wolf cut is an excellent shortcut to an adorable shag cut, especially with black hair. When you incorporate smooth curtain bangs into the wolf cut, your hairstyle turns out like this model’s: simply flawless.
48. Smooth Medium Length Shag Haircut for Oval Face
Making the upper part of your shag haircut smooth can give it an impression of volume, like on this idea. Adding a slight centre parting as well as the bouncy ends moves it from an average style to a masterpiece.
49. Bouncy Layered Butterfly Shaggy Haircut
If the bounciness is your favourite quality from the preceding hairstyle, here’s another that takes it to another level. It also uses matching bangs, but unlike the previous hairstyle, it’s not black.
50. Blonde Shoulder-Length Shag Bob with Overlapping Bangs
What’s a better way to conclude this interesting compilation than with this excellent blonde haircut with brown highlights? It’s the perfect poster hairstyle for this compilation and a strong contender for the best medium-length shag haircut I’ve seen so far.
If you had any doubts about getting a medium-length shag haircut, they should have all evaporated by now. Regardless of your hairstyle preferences, you should find one you love in this compilation.
If you found this post helpful, you may want to check out some of our other posts:
- 15 Cool Low Maintenance Shag Haircuts for Women
- 15 Cool Short Shag Haircuts for Older Women
- 50 Adorable Layered Haircuts with Bangs
- 50 Youthful Shag Haircuts with Bangs
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