This Is the Right Way to Give Yourself a Shag Cut

Screenshot via Brad Mondo/YouTube

Shag haircuts have been all the range in the past year or so. If you’re on TikTok, chances are pretty high that you’ve seen at least one if not 100 videos of girls giving themselves a shag. And while it may seem like it’s an easy cut to do on yourself, requiring minimal precision and giving you lots of freedom to snip away at random, if you actually want your shag haircut to look good—and to do it yourself—it’s probably best to actually do some research first about which techniques to use.

Thankfully, that’s where everybody’s favorite internet hairstylist, Brad Mondo, comes in with his recent video, Hairdressers Guide To Cutting A Shag/ Layers And Not Ruining Your Hair. The point of the video is to help you get your own chic, trendy shag haircut for free and also without making a big mistake.

Brad’s shag haircut secrets include starting by cutting all of your hair in a ponytail on the top of your head, sectioning your hair into four sections, over-directing the hair while you cut it again, and thinning out any chunky pieces. If you’re curious about how a shag will look on you, definitely watch this video before you give yourself one.