Shag Haircut Tutorial FALL 2018


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The Shag is back. In today’s video, Matt teaches you how to create the essential shag look through concave and convex layering techniques. Starting from center-back of the head and parting around the occipital bone,  Matt creates a stationary guide and begins using concave, collapsed layering to create a scoped effect from interior to exterior. He then switches to use convex layers, following up to the crown of the head and bringing the layers straight out to follow the head shape. The shaggy, disconnected layers are the guideline in creating this look, as disconnection can add density to the hair and make it look unique. If you want more videos to watch, sign up at to get personalized tutorials about hair styling techniques. 

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Diane Nardone

Love the shag haircut. My all time favorite. Such a free spirited style that almost any one can have. You are so talented Matt.

Varian Townsend

Great cut! Makes me think Japan.

Theresa Sly

Love this look!!

Matt Beck


Though he operates his salon in a small town—New Hope, PA—Matt Beck makes it his business to think big. As a stylist, business coach and mentor, he’s devoted the past decade to educating stylists about the beauty industry, paving a path to success behind the chair. Just five years ago, Beck developed Gratitude Salon Education to help styl...