Celebrities and Shag Hairstyle
Since the 1970s till date, the shag hairstyle has been a constant fashion statement. A number of famous people with the shag hairstyle over the past few decades have driven people by the droves to change theirs into shag as well. No other style in the history of hairstyles had so many famous people endorsing it, and the rest of the world following it like a cult.
Perhaps it began with Jane Fonda who wore it in the movie Klute in 1971. The Beegees had their long hair layered in a shag style. The real ‘cult’ following began with Jennifer Aniston’s famous ‘Rachel’ in the sitcom friends during 1994-2004. The style became synonymous with Rachel so much so that all the youngsters were asking their stylists for a ‘Rachel haircut’! Chris McMillan of Los Angeles’ Estilo salon who styled the other female cast’ hair as well was Jennifer’s’ stylist who gave her a bouncy, layered hairstyle for the first and second season of friends but it was enough for it to be associated with her.
Salon maestro John Sahag invented the shag haircut 25 years before it really became so famous with Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Rachel haircut’. Soon, you could see all famous people wearing the shag hairstyle, Goldie Hawn, Victoria Principal and Farrah Fawcett -Majors whose feathered shag on her beautiful flowing blonde hair got equally famous on the sets of Charlie’s angels sitcom.
Recently, the famous people with the shag hairstyle are growing in numbers again. It only impresses that the shag haircut was always around and not just history of the 70s. Meg Ryan, Lisa Rinna and Halle Berry all have sported such stylishly done cuts that lend these beauties a pizzazz appeal and an empowering look. The reason why these beauties can carry off the shag hairstyle so well is the narrow faces which added with the trendy shag cut makes them Divas to the hilt. Meg Ryan’s tousled and messy look is still popular and Kellie Bowling, a stylist at Dillard’s Your salon in Fayette mall, says ” A lot of clients come in say that they want their hair cut like hers in the movie You’ve got mail, they like shorter, slightly messy look.”
Hilary Swank has been much admired for her boyish shag hairstyle. The natural and messy look has been carried well by some male celebrities as well. With carefree tousled shag cut to his medium hair, Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2 had bowled over all of his female following worldwide.
Whether you are looking for a makeover or simply want to have a similar cut as some of the famous people with the shag hairstyle, you must carry it well. Know your facial features and hair texture before opting for the shag haircut and remember though it is a carefree and youthful cut, too messy and tousled would not be anywhere close to trendy!
Like al good things that come back from the past, the shag hairstyle is making a comeback and what better way to realize it than watching your most favorite famous people with a shag hairstyle. So, bring on your new looks, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Beyonce……..