It's Official: This '80s Haircut Is Making a Huge Comeback

Katharine McEntee

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If you have yet to get the model-favourite shag haircut, don’t worry. There’s still time. With the '80s revival upon us, it looks as though the shag hairstyle is here to stay, or at least that’s what hairstylist Tyler Colton is saying. Colton, an editorial and celebrity hairstylist, says the single most important hairstyle from the '80s is in fact fashion’s favourite shag.

Colton explains the kind of shag we will be seeing in 2017, “The '80s hairstyle coming back will be an updated version of Molly Ringwald's and Ally Sheedy’s bob shag, with or without a bang." He further explains the cut to be "jaw length to just a little longer, with soft shattered layers to create an easy, lived-in vibe.”

If you plan to make the cut, there are two ways to style it according to Colton. The first being an effortlessly tousled look, in which Colton recommends “using a sea salt spray to add texture and a large barrel iron to curl soft bends—not curls.” The second style Colton suggests is a more curly ’do, à la Ringwald in Pretty in Pink. To get the look, Colton suggests “using a mousse and diffusing natural curls or waves."

Thinking about getting a shag cut or already have one? Scroll down for the products that will take your shag to the next level. 

Sea Salt Spray

Herbivore Sea Mist Coconut Texturizing Spray ($28)

Looking for a sea salt spray that adds texture and smells delicious? Herbivore's Sea Mist has got you covered.

Lightweight Mousse

R + Co Chiffon Styling Mouse ($37)

Don't be fooled by the lightweight feel of this mousse; this product has major staying power.

Texturising Mist

Ouai Wave Spray ($36)

For model-off-duty hair, spritz a little bit of this Ouai spray throughout your locks. 

Want more tips from a hair stylist? Check out the 17 things your hairstylist wants you to stop doing.

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