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Shaggalicious, Baby - Shag Hairstyle of the Stars
One of the most enduring hairstyles is the shag hairstyle. It first gained popularity in the 70s when David Cassidy from the television show The Partridge Family got his hair cut in a shag. He was the biggest teen idol in the world at the time and many people, both men and women, wanted to copy his look. Many people asked for the hairstyle (men and women) and posters of Cassidy soon began appearing in hairdressing salons throughout North America.
Another icon of the 70s, Farrah Fawcett had a long shag hairstyle. Farrah had become a huge star after appearing on the television show Charlie's Angels. Her million copy selling poster (pictured below) which appeared on the walls of many teenage boys (and probably older men’s) bedrooms further enhanced the popularity of the shag. Her hairstyle also became popular with hairstylists and the general public. Many, many women got themselves a "Farrah" haircut...whether they suited it or not; they all wanted to look just like Farrah Fawcett.
The shag sort of disappeared for a while and then made a comeback in the 90s when Jennifer Aniston from Friends had her hair cut in a medium shag style.
The show Friends was the biggest thing to happen to television in the 90s. The entire cast became almost instant stars and Jennifer Aniston quickly became one of the most popular cast members; many young girls and women wanted to look like Rachel.
Here is Jennifer Aniston wearing the "Rachel shag." This hairstyle became huge all over the world...a lot of women wanted that shag.
The "Rachel shag" is an example of a medium length shag hairstyle.
And the popularity of the shag still goes on into the 21st century. Actress Jodie Foster was recently photographed wearing a shag hairstyle. It frames her face nicely, adds body to her hair and gives the head a lively looking appearance. It is a great look for a woman in her forties.
A shag hairstyle is defined as being multilayered, with the shorter layers closer to the top of the head. The shag hairstyle is a true unisex hairstyle and is one of the most attractive. It adds body to flat hair and enhances curly hair. It frames the face nicely and most people suit it.