THE SHAG AFTER THE SHAG (JANE FONDA + ALEXA CHUNG + FELICITY JONES)

The shag is a fairly famous haircut that came to be in the 70’s when Paul McGregor gave it to Jane Fonda for the movie Klute. Not long after that it became wildly popular among musicians like Mick Jagger and actresses like Farrah Fawcett. This haircut was seen on anyone and everyone. If you were keeping up with trends in the 70’s, you were wearing a shag. This haircut has recently come back in fashion in 2017 and is just as popular as it was in 1970. But what about the shag after the shag? Not only does this haircut look amazing immediately after the initial cut, it looks just as cool grown out. This grown out shag celebrities are rocking is THE cut of 2017. It looks effortless and chic while embodying a 70’s rocker all at the same time. The cut is composed of hair that hits just past the shoulders and bangs that are long enough to be parted down the middle and swept away from the face framing it beautifully. This cut has a groovy vibe without fully committing to the serious shag.

Jane Fonda wearing one of the first versions of the shag cuts in 1971.
If you’re wanting to try this cut out or any cut for that matter, the best example you can bring to your hairstylist is always photos! It might be a bit difficult to explain a “grown out shag” to someone who doesn’t have the same vision as you but a picture is worth a thousand words. With a photo your stylist should be more than capable of achieving what you’re going for. This cut is super versatile and could work on pretty much any hair type. You can also tweak the amount of layers or how long the bangs are to your liking and to suit your hair type best. If your hair tends to look too “poofy” stay away from too many layers and if your hair is curly make sure your bangs are cut a bit longer as they’ll shrink up and be shorter than they are when they’re straight.

Alexa Chung channels the 70’s through her style and her hair
Felicity Jones pairs her shag with heavier, shorter bangs and some added layers for volume
This style is a great option for an in between cut. When you’re growing your hair out from having a shorter look and bangs and they’re getting a little longer. Or a good look if you want an low maintenance on trend look.

SATIN SLEEK (GWENYTH PALTROW + SELENA GOMEZ + KYLIE JENNER)

2017 has been all about tousled loose beach waves, but let’s take a break from that and try something a little more…sleek. Straight, sleek hair parted down the middle has been a rising trend this year being seen on runways and red carpets alike. This style pairs excellently with feminine dresses like seen below on Gwenyth Paltrow for an all over lady like look. Also with classic outfits like Selena Gomez who paired it with a timeless black turtleneck. It can also simplify an extravagant dress like seen on Kylie Jenner in the photo below. Whether you’re wearing this style on a short bob or longer locks you’ll look elegant either way. This look isn’t hard to achieve but it has to be done the right way for the full effect. Keep reading to see how.

Gwenyth Paltrow has been rocking this look since the 90’s.

Selena Gomez pairs her straight locks with a dark lip and sweater for a vampy look.

Kylie Jenner is a perfect example of how you can still wear this look with short hair
Your hair has to be absolutely pin straight in order to perfect this look so here’s how to get it there. If you have curly or frizzy hair you’ll want to make sure to use a smoothing shampoo to start taming your hair from the get go. If your hair is naturally straight try a shampoo with some ingredients that’ll add a bit of shine. First off, part your wet hair straight down the middle using a comb to make your part as precise as possible. Apply an oil or serum onto wet hair to ensure the glossiest finish. The best thing to do next is blow dry your hair to seal the cuticle. Sealing the cuticle of the hair using heat makes for the smoothest look. Use a ceramic round brush and make sure to apply heat protectant prior to blow drying. Blow dry the hair as straight as possible and follow up with a flat iron to ensure the strands are stick straight. If your ends have any type of bend you’ll want to make sure they end up perfectly straight. After all these steps are done run a finishing oil or spray through the ends of the hair avoiding the roots so they don’t end up looking greasy. Don’t be afraid to use high shine products for this look as the glossy finish is key.

POLISHED PONY (KENDALL JENNER + HAILEY BALDWIN + BEYONCE)

It’s the end of the week, your hair hasn’t been washed since Sunday, you’ve already worn a hat, already done a messy bun, what now? I’ve got two words for you, high pony. Thats right, a high ponytail. Sounds like something you were forced to wear when you were on the cheer team in high school, right? Think again, high pony’s are back and chicer than ever. Celebrities have been sporting this style everywhere from the grocery store to the Met Gala, and you be should too!

Kendall Jenner sleek and simple at the Met Gala
Wearing your hair up instantly makes your entire look dressier and more put together. Pair a pony with a t-shirt and jeans for a simple yet stylish look. Another advantage to wearing this style is that it’s great for days when you’re in a rush and don’t have time to fully style or even wash your hair. No one will ever know you’ve got day seven hair piled on top of your head when you look that good.

Beyonce adds a little flare to her pony wearing it curled and off to one side

Hailey Baldwin likes her high pony’s with a bit of added texture.
Here’s how to get the look and the things you’ll need…
*OPTIONAL*
Style your hair. If you want your pony to have some added texture try wrapping a few pieces of hair loosely around a curling wand. If you’re opting for a sleeker look run a straightener over your strands to smooth them out.
Next take a boar bristle brush, flip your head upside down and start to gather your ponytail on the top of your head. Using the brush to smooth out any bumps.
Turn your head right side up and secure the hair with an elastic as tight as you can handle! (Bonus with this hairstyle is the instant face lift)
Final steps, for a casual look pull some pieces out to frame your face or for a more refined look tame your fly aways with a little hairspray or hair gel.
Viola! A quick classic hairstyle that anyone can pull off.

SILVER? GOLD? PLATINUM! (MARYLIN MONROE + LINDA EVANGELISTA + BLONDIE)

Lately it really does seem like blondes have more fun, and not just blonde…platinum blonde. Light hair has been all the rage lately, all of your favorite celebrities have been heading to the salon for that icy look. However, this trend isn’t a new one starlets have been sporting this silvery style since the 50’s. Marylin Monroe, originally a brunette picked up a bottle of peroxide before her first screen test and not long after that, her platinum blonde curls became her signature. Her stage name says it all, Blondie was well known for her bright locks although Debbie Harry was born a brunette. Super model Linda Evangelista took the plunge in the 90‘s trading her natural deep brunette mane for something about ten shades lighter. Making the leap from dark brow hair to blonde seems to be a crucial career move for a number of celebrities giving them that little bit of extra “oomph” that takes them to the next level.

Side by side of Marylin Monroe before and after she made her iconic switch to platinum.

After Linda Evangelista went platinum she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than
$10,000 a day. Don’t you want to go blonde after hearing that?

BLONDIE…enough said.
With all that being said, you’re probably dialing your hairstylists number to book your blonde appointment. Slow down Marylin and lets talk maintenance. Platinum is a stand out color and can be achieved by pretty much anyone but not overnight. There’s only one way to achieve this hue and that’s bleach, lots of bleach. Don’t expect for your transformation to take place right away, the darker your hair the longer the process. In order to keep the integrity of your hair in tact your stylist should lighten your hair in sessions. Gradually lightening the hair will keep it healthy and in the best condition possible. This is a high upkeep style as you won’t want dark roots contrasting against the light blonde shade (and if you do that’s a different style and blog post entirely). You’ll need to have a root touch up every couple of weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. Use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner throwing in a deep conditioning treatment once or twice a week to keep your locks silky smooth.
Well…what are you waiting for? Always wanted to be a blonde? There’s no better time than the present! Make the change and find out if blondes really do have more fun!