The cut: Textured shag
Description: "This is a completely texturized midlength shag," explained Matt Fugate, Kérastase Paris consulting hairstylist. "The look has tons of layers and texture! I also love the addition of bangs because they help add a moment of toughness, but bangs definitely aren't a must for everyone. The point of this look is to embrace a touchable unruly texture that rules."
What to ask for at the salon: "When you're at the salon, ask for a razored, sliced, freehanded haircut that can be done both wet and dry to really create a customized cut," he advised. "When doing this look, I start with wet hair to create the outline and internal layer. I don't cut the layers around the face until the hair is dry though. This is a great haircut to just play with while you're cutting it, move the hair around, shake it, and twist it into different shapes."
Styling tip: "When styling, apply mousse throughout the hair and power dry," he said. "To do this, flip the head over and blast the mousse throughout your hair. I like to opt for a soft mousse like Kérastase Discipline Mousse Curl Idéal ($36). Once you have the hair 50 percent dry, then start spraying in your favorite leave-in conditioner to control the midlengths and ends. Now, you can shake the hair dry and twist and scrunch. There is honestly no wrong way here! Just avoid a brush. This haircut should be styled with your hands. To finish, use a volumizing powder spray like Kérastase V.I.P ($36)."