The Fall Haircut All the Cool Girls Have

Faith Xue

A shag can refer to a lot of things: what the British call a good one-night stand, a fuzzy carpet, and a piece-y, layered haircut. Today, we’re focusing on the latter—or rather, why all the cool girls seem smitten with fall’s newest version. A long-time model favorite, the shag has withstood the test of time for a number of reasons, not least of which is the fact that it’s supposed to look somewhat unkempt. (In other words, the perfect hairstyle for lazy girls.)

We first started noticing this model-loved cut around this time last year, and it's made a resurgence again come fall. This season’s reiteration is chopped right above the shoulder and comes with blunt, eyebrow-skimming bangs—and every model and actress seems to want to give it a try. Celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend dubbed it “the modern shag” and calls the final look “textured, piece-y, and sexy”—three of our all-time favorite adjectives to describe our hair.

Ahead, you’ll see many It girls pulling off the trending cut, each in her own style. Warning: Scrolling may cause a strong urge to speed-dial your hairstylist…

Keep scrolling to see the fall haircut that’s cool-girl approved!

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