10 Shag Haircuts to Bring to Your Stylist in 2018

1970’s Style Heavy Shag with Fringe (Last Daze of Disco)

Cool-Girl Short Bangs (citiesbesthairartists)

Extra Long with heavy Fringe and Texture (thebeautydepartment)

Alexa Chung’s Iconic Shag

Rocker Long-Bob shag or “Swag” (weird name, great cut)

great way to get a face-framing look without bangs

a shag is a great wat to show off color (Source)Love the edgy texture (source)

For when you can’t decide between a pixie and a shag (source)


And then finally we get to my new haircut. Click on the image to view it larger. I have fine, thin hair so I wanted something to give me a big of a volume boost. The bottom row are some quick cellphone selfies after it rained on be immediately after getting it cut & styled. The top row is the following day with a bit of hair powder from Evo, Dry Shampoo, and a quick pass with a curling iron. So much movement and volume now!


XOXO – Cora♥

10 Celebrity Shag Haircuts

Stevie Nicks

Starting with the queen of the shaggy, layered bohemian look, my style Icon, Stevie Nicks. Over the years Stevie has rocked a multitude of shaggy looks, and if you like your hair longer, her’s is a great style to shoot for! It’s casual, not-fussy, glamourous and sexy.

Joan Jett

Straight, razored, with bangs and a DGAF attitude, Joan Jett’s hairdo is iconic. Joan is still rocking a variation of this look to this day, and she still looks like the rockstar she is. You’ll need a good straightener to get this precision look.

Chrissie Hynde

Speaking of badbass bitches, Chrissie Hynde’s eye grazing fringe and shaggy style is a classic. I’ve tried to emulate this style so many times, Chrissie was one of my oldest style icons, and I’m in love with the fact that she’s still rocking it. Great style lasts forever.

Farrah Fawcett 

One of the most recognizable hairstyles of all time, Farrah Fawcett hair is good shit. Big, bountiful, and feathered, Farrah’s wings are the things thin-haired girls dream of.

Alexa Chung

An update on the shag, Alexa’s look is modern and non-fussy. It’s a “I woke up like this” look that still looks polished and cool. One of the flatter-on-top styles, this works best if you have a slim face. Round and heart-shapes might find with thinner on top look makes the face wider. If you have thick unmanageable hair this is a good way to thin it out.


Curly shags are one of my faves. Zendaya’s curls are a bit flatter on top, and then graduate down to thinner ends, but the overall look is voluminous and shaggy. It frames the face and makes you look like a goddess with a mane.

Jane Fonda

The lady of a million shags, Jane Fonda put the shag on the map. She’s likely had more variations of the shag than anyone else on this list, and deserves credit for making this style mainstream. For those interested in a 1960’s shag, this is the one to go for.

Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna’s hair is ICONIC. Short, feathered, spiky and precise, it looks both casual and coiffed. I have rocked this style in the past and it’s not as easy as it looks- this takes a lot of precision cutting, so it’s not as easy going as some of these styles. Tina Turner

What’s love got to do with Tina Turner’s Iconic spiky shag? Everything. I am so in love with this iconic hair style, it’s beautiful, bold, and ENORMOUS. I’m always mesmerized by the beauty of it.

David Bowie

David Bowie rocked a number of shaggy styles in his day, some were more mullet-y than others. This is a pretty classic 1970’s men’s shag. I wanted to be sure to include Ziggy Stardust because this is a haircut that also works well for men. Should I do a  list of men’s shaggy hairstyles? Let me know in the comments!


XOXO – Cora



Heatless Waves | 5 Minute Hair Tutorial

Guys & Dolls!

I’m so excited to share this quick technique for Heatless Waves! I want to share more hair tutorials with you, if you have requests or ideas please let me know what you’d like to see next!

a few extra tips/ what you’ll need!

First off you’ll need a head band. I prefer decorative ones because then the hair being rolled up is a hairstyle I’m happy to pal around town in, or even wear as an undo! If you want to have a more secure wrap with larger waves use a thicker headband, like the one. It has a rubberized inside so it stays in place and the larger braided size makes sure it doesn’t get too curly! Likewise if you’d like tighter curls, use smaller sections of hair and wrap is tighter around a thinner band.

When I don’t have hours to wait before my hair sets, after I wrap it, I give my hair a spritz with a setting or grooming spray, then a 90 second blast with the hair dryer. Let it cool for about 15-20 minutes and you’ll have gorgeous waves. These are typically bit looser and less curled, and I know this isn’t technically “heatless” this way, but the indirect heat from your dryer is way less damaging than a curling iron or flat iron.

If you have more time (like overnight) wrap the hair when it’s slightly damp; When hair sets from wet to dry is creates style memory and your curls will be tighter and last longer! Sometimes with this method I’ll find myself with a little frizz, so I take a water-soluble and shine enhancing pomade like Layrite SuperShine. Just a teeny bit rubbed on the palms and smoothed over the hair makes it glossy and beautiful!


Rosette Updo | Alternative to Victory Rolls Hair Tutorial

Hey Guys & Dolls!

Let’s get real: I suck at doing updos. True story bro. After having shorter hair most of my life it’s just not a skill I’ve acquired. Oh I can rock a blow out. I’m a velcro roller queen, I’m a fan of the super messy topknot. But as for updos? Suck suckity suck suck suck.  I’m trying to get into it, and I do love things with a retro vibe (have you seen my channel name?)! This rosette updo is a great alternative to victory rolls! It’s fairly easy to do, and the back is basically a teased messy bun- easy peasy! Notice something(s) different? I filmed this back in September, so that’s why you see my old furniture, and longer pink & black hair. Filming this was a beast- my hair was just not cooperating, and I had a mini meltdown while filming this, probably because I was trying to film 3 videos that day, #ambitious! This was filmed the same day as two previous videos; My hair was in the pinned curls while filming my Grubby to Glam makeup tutorial, and then I brushed it out in between filming that and my what to wear to a wedding video. I’ve linked them below if you wanna see the makeup I have in the second half, and also and alternative when you brush out the curls.

Rosette Updo Rosette Updo

Rosette Updo

Rosette Updo Rosette Updo



XOXO -Cora

DYE ANOTHER DAY! How To Dye Your Hair Vibrant Pink, Purple and Black!

Here’s a list of hair dyes I’ve used and suggest ^_^

  • Violet- Blue Purples Special Effects Wildflower, Pravana Violet, That Pink Bottle I have
  • Classic Purple Special Effects Deep Purple
  • Warm Purple Pimpin’ Purple
  • Best Hot Pink (What I used to use for years, works well with pink/neutral fair skin) Special Effects Atomic Pink
  • Cool Magenta Pink Special Effects Burgundy Wine (this was the first pink I ever used over 14 years ago!)
  • Warm Magenta Red/Pink Special Effects Cherry Bomb, Manic Panic Red Passion,  
  • Fuchsia Cool Pinks(Better on golden skin)- Special Effects Virgin Rose, Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink.
  • Pale Pinks (Great for gloss coats or easy refreshing, or just mix your fave pink in with conditioner or clear gloss) Pravana Pink, Special Effects Cupcake Pink

Live Free & Dye Hard!

Dye Another Day

Hair Dying Checklist

  • Clarifying shampoo- I use Pantene, I find the crappier the better.
  • Rattail Comb- http://bit.ly/1nlzPQE
  • Several Tint Brushes – I use a Separate one for bleach, pink purple and black http://bit.ly/WAaNDB
  • Gloves- Buy a huge box of medical gloves or use the reusable kind and wash in between colors. http://www.amazon.com/Liberty-T2010W-Industrial-Glove-Disposable/dp/B00C9P9BTU/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=vintageortack-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=XCD4CADFS2D6ITDE&creativeASIN=B00C9P9BTU
  • Non-Porous Mixing bowl- I use one with a comb on the inside to remove excess dye from the tint brush. I also use a vintage rice bowl for the pink and purple dye.
  • Measuring cup measuring in OZ increments http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-Commercial-FG321000CLR-Bouncer-Measuring/dp/B000JCCW4G/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=vintageortack-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=6QH4YLMY4H6AOQKJ&creativeASIN=B000JCCW4G
  • Lots of plastic clips- I buy the neon ones at Sally Beauty Supply
  • Hand held mirror http://bit.ly/WAbXiq
  • Plastic brush http://bit.ly/1wYsKqr
  • Old Tees to wear, old towels- or just things you don’t mind ruining. 
  • Bleach Powder I use Prism Lites Violet to cancel yellow tones, they also have blue and beige toned bleach powder http://www.sallybeauty.com
  • With the bleach I use level 20 or 30 Developer.I also use level 10 for the black. http://www.sallybeauty.com/creme-developer/ 
  • Tiny Spatula- Helps to scrape every little bit of my pink mixture out of the bowl so I can save it for later ^_^ (Don’t do this with the bleach or the black- the hair dye will become pressurized and explode out of the container) http://www.amazon.com/Set-of-6-Silicone-Spatulas
  • Small jar for holding pink mixture http://reviews.sallybeauty.com

Fun Colors Aka “Vegetable Based Dye”: Special effets, Manic Panic, RAW, Punky Color etc… You’re in luck because my two fave places to buy these colors online has them IN STOCK right now! WHOO HOO!! I’m stocking up too ^_^

US http://www.amphigory.com/special_effects_hairdye.html
UK http://haircrazy.com/brand/special-effects/
What I Used
Purple: Special Effects WildFlower
Red/Pink: Special Effects Cherry Bomb & Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink Amplified

Atomic Pink
UK http://haircrazy.com/product/atomic-pink/
US http://www.amphigory.com/se_atomic_pink.html

Cherry Bomb

UK http://haircrazy.com/product/cherry-bomb/
US http://www.amphigory.com/gallery/v/key/Cherry+Bomb

UK http://haircrazy.com/product/wild-flower/
US http://www.amphigory.com/gallery/v/key/Wildflower

Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink
UK http://haircrazy.com/product/hot-pink/
US http://www.sallybeauty.com/pink-hair-dye/SBS-484016,default,pd.html

Deep Conditioners- Use to mix a pastel shade and to give your hair a moisture boost after the trauma. http://bit.ly/1pbF3yh

Black Dye- Sometimes I use Neutral, sometimes blue-black, and I’m not picky about it. I used to use Develop+ and I use that when I can remember to pick it up.



  • Sulfate Free Shampoo is a MUST! I swear by L’anza http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod10112004
  • Wash Your Hair in the coldest water you can stand! This is hard in the winter so you may want to wash your hair then pin it up and away for the duration of your shower.
  • Carol’s Daughter Manoi Reparing Conditioner http://bit.ly/1wYusIz
  • Deep Conditioner http://bit.ly/1pbF3yh
  • Avoid Chlorine, Excessive sun exposure, and heat Styling
  • Only shampoo hair every other day or less if you can and your hair color will last and stay vibrant for several weeks maybe even months!

Happy Hair Dying!!

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