According to Andrew Carruthers, education director for Sam Villa, the shag isn't going anywhere. In 2018, it was mainly a trend for "trendy" people. However, for 2019 it will continue to gain additional widespread popularity.
Short hair will take a note from the shag with softer edges and longer lengths around those edges. Even the popular pixie is taking on a shag-like quality with shorter crowns with longer and softer edges. Shattered bobs will also have staying power and the movement towards wispy ends combined with shorter layers will update the look for the new year.
When it comes to long hair, think texture, texture, and more texture. Carruthers feels that we’ll see super deconstructed ends and daringly short layers paired with long wispy fringe.
In all lengths of hair, shorter layers on the top of the head will be a huge focus in 2019. Bangs are taking on a wide variety of shapes from long curtain fringes to short, highly-textured baby fringe, so the options are simply endless.
“After years of ladies wanting the edges of pixie shapes more tailored, the influence of the shag is opening their minds to longer perimeters with shattered textures.” - Andrew Carruthers
Credits: Hair: Sam Villa ArTeam; Photo: Katie Parker; Wardrobe: Brittany Hart; Makeup: Nicole Schimel