Paolo Nuttini: Long 70s Shag Hairstyle

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Paolo Nuttini’s long 70s shag hairstyle is, MFH thinks, an unintentional hair look – i.e. he’s growing it out from a shorter cut with no thought to what style it has morphed into.

But it works. It not only suits his thick, wavy, hair texture but it’s got that on-trend shag/mullet (shullet?) look too.





MFH says

Paolo Nuttini’s long 70s shag hairstyle is a great look for the Scottish muso.

Why? It’s got a 1970s Mick Jagger vibe – the era when the pouty-lipped one’s hair was seriously on point.

And we’re sure any muso worth his lead singer credentials would give up his favourite guitar to have a mere hint of the Jagger swagger.

Even if it’s just Mick’s youthful barnet.

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  • Paolo Nuttini’s long 70s shag hairstyle works well on his slightly wavy, thick hair.
  • If your hair is fine, you’d need choppy, tousled layers give your hair some movement.
  • Otherwise there’s a danger it would look quite flat and hang quite limply.
  • The ends of the hair can be point cut, to add some texture.
  • Paolo’s fringe has grown out to below eyebrow length and is parted on the side.
  • Even if, like Paolo, you are growing your hair, you  should get it lightly trimmed every few months to keep split ends at bay.
  • Paolo Nuttini’s long 70s shag hairstyle works despite the fact he doesn’t bother styling it.
  • That’s because Paolo’s hair is so thick and has a natural wave so it looks great being left to do its own thing.
  • If you can’t do without any products, then use a volume mousse if you need some fullness.
  • Then spritz a texture spray from roots to ends – a light one if you want just a little bit of movement, or a sea salt spray if you want it to look a little more bed-head.
  • Dry the hair on medium heat, scrunching some waves and movement into it as you go.
  • Curl the ends of the hair slightly around towards the face with your fingers.
  • Part the hair at the side (softly, not too severely) and tousle it dry.
  • To keep your barnet looking as healthy and shiny as Paolo’s hair, use natural shampoo/conditioner.
  • Use a deep conditioner once a week, too.
  • Always use a heat protector before using a hairdryer.
  • And if you’re going to be out in the sun, spritz on some hair SPF too.



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