Shaggy hairstyles for men are all about low maintenance and the need for simplicity. You won’t find any complicated hair routines, tons of hair styling products or wasted time here.
Still, this collection of boys and men make it all look effortless and gorgeous. How do they do it? Scroll down through our 45 pics to find out and maybe get inspired for your next casual shaggy hairstyle.
1. Blonde Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Shaggy hairstyles are almost always layered and scruffy. They may or may not come with bangs, but one thing is certain. They depend on a medium cut so that the owner doesn’t have to visit the barber too often and save some time.
2. Modern Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Although the shaggy haircut has its roots in the 60s and 70s styles our fathers used to wear, there are modern versions as well. This is a very shaggy pompadour with an undercut, specifically designed for a whimsical and bold man.
3. The Comb Over Bangs
This set of cascading bangs is spectacular. You can use a little bit of hair wax to comb them over to one side of your forehead. It will work well especially if you have an angular or a square face because it will soften it a little bit.
4. Long Bangs
You can also try the version with overly long bangs. To make the haircut even shaggier, simply run your fingers through your hair and scruff it up every chance you get. Hair tends to flatten out during the day, so you need to prevent that.
5. The Owen Wilson
Actor Owen Wilson has had the same blonde, shaggy hairstyle for years now. In fact, it has become a bit of a trademark for him. It highlights his baby blue eyes. But here’s a cool fact. Owen Wilson is not a real blonde!
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6. The Ashton Kutcher
Another cool Hollywood dude who has brought shaggy hairstyles for men to a form of art is none other than Ashton Kutcher. He simply rocks layered and scruffy hair like no other man, also having a playful personality to match.
7. The Harry Styles
Speaking of playful personalities that need a hairstyle to channel that, here’s British singer Harry Styles when he was younger. His take on shaggy hairstyles for men is a true personification of the 2010s and one of his best traits.
8. Extra Long Bangs
Remember that shaggy hairstyles for men are all about comfort and finding a version of this haircut that requires you to visit your stylist as little as possible. This take on it with overly long bangs is perfect for these exact reasons.
9. The Keith Urban
Here’s another famous shag from the music world. Keith Urban’s shaggy hairstyles for men are a lot more crafted. He has blonde highlights, and he definitely dyed his hair brown. But it is still all made out to look like he’s not trying too hard.
10. Surfer Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Nothing says shaggy better than a handful of beach waves. This blonde shoulder-length bob brings to mind pictures of mounting waves and summer fun in the sun. You can use some sea salt spray on your locks to give them some crunch.
11. The Alex Pettyfer
You know him from I Am Number Four and Magic Mike, and you love him for his amazing blonde and brown shaggy hairstyles for men. He wears them in a very 2000s gelled wet look, which makes our hearts beat even faster with nostalgia.
12. Shaggy Hairstyles for Boys
The shaggy haircut is a valued one among little boys as well. It’s very low maintenance, and they can style it themselves every morning by simply running a comb or their fingers through it. Moreover, it doesn’t require any product, as the little ones shouldn’t be using it anyway.
13. Short Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Even though shaggy haircuts are typically medium ones, you can still apply this hairstyle if you have a short crop. Apply a small quantity of hair wax in the palm of your hand and ruffle your bangs until you get the desired look.
14. Shaggy Hairstyles with a Beard
If you’re into shaggy hairstyles and you also have a beard, then you’re already on another level as far as styling goes. You’re as manly and scruffy as you could possibly be, and we applaud you. Keep up the good work!
15. Curly Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
You know what they say. The curls get the girls. Especially if you let them loose in a shaggy halo around your head and pair them off with a five o’clock shadow. We don’t see how any girl will be able to resist you.
16. Feathered Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
This haircut is a stylist’s dream because it allows them a bit of creativity and freedom with your hair. Therefore, talk to your stylist and see what type of scruffy feathered haircut works best for your facial type.
17. Summer Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Summer is all about having fun and not worrying too much about. That’s why a shaggy hairstyle is perfect. This is a medium haircut with a deep part on one side plus some loose curls, all in a gorgeous burnt honey blonde.
18. Wavy Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Wavy hair is perfect for layering. It lends itself amazingly to this haircut and it creates a type of Hollywood look that you only get to see on Instagram these days. So, if you have wavy hair, don’t be afraid to go for this cut.
19. Hipster Shaggy Hairstyles
When the hipsters take hold of a hairstyle, you just know they are going to turn it into something good. The shag could not have gone unnoticed or unaltered, and this is the result. A gorgeous jaw-length bob with a deep side part.
20. The Shaggy Man Bun
Yes, even the man bun can be shaggy, and we could not have left if off of our list because it probably is the hairstyle of the decade. It made such a huge splash on an international level since men began wearing it and it hasn’t been matched yet.
21. Short and Curly Shaggy Haircuts
Short haircuts are always a safe and easy way of dealing with curly hair. If you feel like your curls are getting a bit too much to handle, try this shaggy haircut that will get them out of your way for a while.
22. Shaggy Hairstyles for Thin Hair
Shaggy hairstyles for men are also great if you happen to have thin or fine hair. A scruffy crop with strands of hair that seem to fly in every direction will add a lot of texture and volume to your mane, and not focus on how thin it really is.
23. The Henry Cavil
Here’s a throwback pic of actor Henry Cavil in the olden days, before he became the all-American, sleek and polished superhero Superman. He has naturally curly hair which he didn’t use to style at all. Instead, we wore this shaggy cut.
24. Nutmeg Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
You can also play around a bit with color, if you want to make things even more fun. This is a nutmeg shade of blonde that will bring out the color of your eyes as well as your skin tone. It works perfectly well in summertime when you’re a bit more tanned.
25. Medium Curly Shaggy Hairstyles
A medium curly shag is destined for an artistic man. So, if you’re a musician, actor, painter or writer, this might be the hairstyle you should be trying. It will be a little part of that bohemian life all artists dream of leading one day.
26. 2000s Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
This is how shaggy hairstyles used to look back in the 2000s. But you know that. We all used to wear them back then like crazy. From our classmates to the celebrities we saw on TV and in teenage magazines, everyone shared the same haircut.
27. Long Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
How do you keep your long hair shaggy without getting knots and tangles in it? It’s simple really. There’s a difference between shaggy and shabby. You can spray your hair with a detangling agent and treat it with conditioner to keep it healthy and only make it look as if it were shaggy.
28. Viking Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Although there is no definitive proof, historians have a fair amount of reasons to believe that Vikings did, indeed, wear long hair. It’s probably also safe to say that they were prone to shaggy hairstyles for men at that point in history.
Release your inner Norseman, see all of the Viking hairstyles here!
29. Platinum Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
This platinum short shaggy haircut is extremely on trend right now. This season is all about extreme blondes, such as platinum, silver, mill, iceberg, and chalk. If you want to look edgy and cool, this is definitely the style to go for.
30. Unconventional Shaggy Hairstyle Colors
We have also gathered some unconventional hair colors that you might like to try, and which might give your shaggy hairstyle a bit of an edge. Some of them, like the pastels, will make you look romantic and bohemian.
31. Copper and Green Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
This combination of leaf green and copper is perfect for summer. You will blend right in with the natural surroundings and the warm sunlight filtering through the greenery. However, make sure you accessorize properly with studs and a nose ring.
32. Shaggy Dreads
Dreads are by default a very relaxed hairstyle, so you might have won the lottery with this one as far as shaggy hairstyles go. All you need to do is let them relax even more and not take so much care of them.
33. Bohemian Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
To make your hairstyle look more bohemian, you can add a pop of color, such as this inky blue and a few accessories. This example includes a yarn braid in black and white that will balance everything off very nicely.
34. Pink Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Nothing says romantic quite like pink, doesn’t it? So, if you know yourself to be quite the romantic, this candy floss pink is definitely the way to go for you. To make it shaggy, use hair wax to create some random spikes.
35. Illuminated Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
As we all know, inspiration can come from everywhere. Is there a certain culture or practice that you feel most attracted to? If there is, don’t hesitate to style yourself accordingly because it will bring you happiness and inner peace.
36. Teenage Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
Shaggy hairstyles are definitely the playground of teenagers. While we may see them in some older men, like our examples of Owen Wilson and Ashton Kutcher above, it’s not that common. Shaggy haircuts are what every teenage boy dreams about.
37. Straight Shaggy Hairstyles
You can also get a shaggy haircut if you have straight hair. This is a typical 90s medium haircut with very long bangs that have been parted down the middle. Ruffle it a bit using some mousse or hair wax and settle it in place with a little hairspray.
38. Cool Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
A leather jacket, a black T-shirt, and a backpack are the main ingredients for a cool look. And, of course, a shaggy, medium haircut. You can also throw in a motorcycle if you have one and the ladies will be hovering around you.
39. The Long Bob
If you can’t seem to make up your mind between medium and long hair or if you’re in the process of growing it all out, here’s a styling solution for you. Try the long, shaggy bob. It has a simple side part that you can create with you bare hands.
40. Crazy Shaggy Hairstyles for Men
This is also called the bed head look because it was styled to look as if the model just woke up and rolled out of bed. Listen to the words of our queen Beyonce and take them as your styling motto – ‘I woke up like this.’
41. Shaggy Hairstyles with Highlights
If you have curly hair, a medium haircut and a bushy beard, then you might want to consider lightening up your features just a touch because they are covered in a mass of hair. One way in which you can do that is with some simple blonde highlights.
42. Shaggy Half Dreads
Just like the name suggests, half dreads are intended for medium to long hair and they start out as straight hair which is only turned into locs half-way through. You can make this hairstyle as shaggy as you want using a soft brush.
43. The Fernando Torres
Soccer superstar Fernando Torres has had many hairstyles throughout his career. He has definitely had a love affair with the color blonde, which he sported for years in a row, even though he is not a natural blonde himself. Here he is with a shaggy blonde and brown medium cut. Also, here’s a whole piece on Fernando Torres haircuts because we know how much you love him.
44. The Deep Side Part
If and when you create a deep side part, you have to be very careful how you style the resulting patch of hair. The simplest way is to comb it all over to the other side and style it as shaggy as possible with some product.
45. The Zayn Malik
Even though he has now renounced shaggy hairstyles and adopted much more mature ones, One Directioner Zayn Malik used to sport this little number back in his boy band days. He used to make it all look shaggy and sweep all his brunette hair in one direction. Get it? We’re sure you do. If you liked that, here are some more pictures of Zayn’s hairstyles through the years.
Shaggy hairstyles for men stem from the hairstyles we used to wear back in the 60s and 70s. Of course, we have updated them since then, and they have become the appendage of teenage boys the world over, as proven by former One Direction megastars Zayn Malik and Harry Styles. However, they can also be worn by more mature men, such as Owen Wilson and Ashton Kutcher, which goes to prove how versatile they really are.
July 2019: We updated the styles in this article.