Q: I told my hairdresser that I am tired of my bob and her advice was to get a “shab”, similar to Dianna Agron’s new haircut. Is this the official name for this hairstyle? Is it a maintenance-friendly haircut?
A: I don’t know if it’s the “official” name or not, since most haircuts develop different names from region to region, but “shab” is likely a blend of “shag” and “bob” or meant as an abbreviation of a “shabby” cut.
The cut is pretty easy to create and takes a classic bob and adds tons of razor-cut internal layers to give a hazy, roughness or “shabbiness” to the finished look. The result is an edgy
look that is diffuse and has that carefree air. While not suited for a lot of folks, it’s a look that can definitely work for the younger crowd.