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Match the look- Battle of the Shags: Straight vs. Curly

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Straight or Curly shag?

The sassy shag has made a comeback – but do you prefer yours worn straight or curly?

In 2017 the shag has cemented its status as one of this year's most popular hairstyles. And what's not to love?! The style is short enough to be manageable while also layered to add volume. Throw in a face framing fringe and you've got a hairstyle that's ideal for work or play. The big question is; how will you be styling your shag? Take your pick between straight with a hint of a wave or an all-out messy curled shag...

Straight shag


The style: Straight hair doesn't have to be flat. Adding a little texture through the ends of straight hair brings this shag look to life. We recommend keeping the fringe silky smooth and slightly parted around the eyes and embracing the naturale feel of this look.


The colour: This season's take on blonde is all about the subtle nude beige blond. Chat to your hair colourist about INOA Blond Resist, a collection of permanent hair colors that contain High Resist Technology, ensuring your blond shade stays glossy, vibrant and brass free for longer.


What the editors say: Effortless and contemporary, an almost-straight blonde shag hairstyle is one of our favorite looks this season. Just add a large pair of dark shades to complete the rocker look!

Curly shag


The style: Shags and curls have always gone hand in hand – so this season we're (literally!) taking this this hairstyle back to its roots! After curling, or on naturally straight-out-of-bed curly hair, use the L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Morning After Dust to give your hair that tousled, rebellious look.


The colour: A hair colour with a bit of an edge is a must. This cool matte shade of brown fits the brief because it has an understated elegance with just the right amount of attitude.


What the editors say: The beauty of this look is that it appears polished, yet is deceivingly low maintenance. Minimal styling effort is required once you've had your hair fashioned into a shag. Just add a striped shirt to nail Parisian street chic.

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