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20 Short Choppy Haircuts That Will Brighten Up Your Look

Short choppy haircuts make a bold statement. Lots of hair types and textures can wear this look. It’s all about tailoring the cut to your texture for easy styling and maintenance.

Fine, thin hair can get a boost from extra volume created with point-cut ends. Thicker hair can be transformed by removing weight resulting in a texturized look that promotes movement.

Here’s what you need to do: Find a look that suits you best and set that haircut appointment with your fave stylist. You’ll be selfie ready with any of these short choppy haircuts!

20. POMEGRANATE PASSION

This texturized bob transforms thick, coarse hair by enhancing movement within a defined silhouette.

Short Texturized Choppy Bob HairstyleShort Texturized Choppy Bob Hairstyle Back

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with light volume.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square and round face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Accent with a cute headband or bow.

19. BLONDE ANGEL

This short crop can revive thin, fine baby blonde locks in a flash with finely shattered ends.

Short Blonde Hairstyle with Shattered Ends

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Apply lightweight pomade to fingertips and work through hair for a piecey finish.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or heart-shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Accent with Kevin Murphy’s SHIMMER.BUG for that extra glow!

18. ROCK BOB

This mid-length cut is a great option for that ‘growing-out-my-bob-haircut’ phase. A longer silhouette is updated with shorter, piecey layers which remove weight and round out the shape.

Mid Length Bob with Piecey LayersMid Length Bob with Piecey Layers Side View

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with light volume.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING.ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for heart, round or oval shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Add a jeweled barrette for a sparkly touch.

17. CITRUS GLOW

Create instant appeal with this hyper orange hue which draws attention to this unique cut. A fashion-forward undercut is offset by heavily cut longer layers that mimic the texture of airy feathers.

Short Unique Hairstyle with UndercutShort Unique Hairstyle with Undercut Back

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing serum.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with light volume.
  3. Deconstruct lightly using fingers for definition and separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Fast Drying Shaping Spray for great hold with touchable texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Gather length into a topknot to really show off that undercut.

16. RASPBERRY POP

This short look features an asymmetrical undercut leading to elongated, choppy fringe layers. The warm brunette shade is accented with fine raspberry-hued slices.

Short Asymmetrical Hairstyle with Undercut

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with maximum volume.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER Leave-In for massive texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Backcomb the base for more volume with long-lasting hold.

15. COPPER PUNKETTE

This burnished copper tone offers a neutral background for shattered layers with an ultra-choppy fringe accent.

Short Choppy Hairstyle with FringeShort Choppy Hairstyle with Fringe Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing spray.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use fingertips to create piecey separation and a deconstructed finish.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY for a textured finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Create a piecey perimeter with a light hold wax.

14. CRANBERRY MELANGE

Mix it up with this look. It features a tightly shorn side, choppy layering and multi-tonal reds that create the appearance of thicker hair.

Short Haircut with Choppy LayersShort Haircut with Choppy Layers Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing spray.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use fingertips to create piecey separation and finish.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Sweep hair forward to a different look.

13. EIGHTIES DREAMER

This rounded, choppy haircut paired in champagne and flaxen blonde tones has 80’s nostalgia written all over it.

Short Blonde Choppy Haircut

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair with an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for volume. Create a slight side part and backcomb base lightly.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Try a dry shampoo to create extra texture.

12. FINGERWAVE FEVER

This choppy look offers lots of movement by releasing weight in the interior layers of the cut. This is a great way to create rhythm in bulky hair.

Short Haircut with Movement SideShort Haircut with Movement

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron to create wavy texture.
  4. Use fingertips to create piecey separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Leave-In treatment to smooth with the power of Argan oil.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Try liquid colored hair chalk to play with different hues.

11. FEATHERED POMP

This look showcases the versatility in styling a choppy cut. Add curls and waves to enhance movement throughout the longer layers while maintaining a smooth, piecey perimeter.

Short Haircut with CurlsShort Haircut with Curls Back

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron or small curling iron to create curled texture.
  4. Use fingertips to create piecey separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try TIGI Bed Head HARD HEAD Hairspray for superior hold and high shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Accent this look with a fascinator and lace netting.

10. FASHION ROGUE

The blonde choppy cut goes pop! The tightly cut back and sides accentuate ultra-long crown layers which offer maximum height for a new perspective.

Short Blonde Choppy Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with maximum volume.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation. Backcomb base for extra height.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse to boost hair with flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Try a wet finger-waved style for a glam 20′s inspired look.

9. BABY BEEHIVE

This short, choppy haircut is reminiscent of 60’s girl group divas. A softly styled feminine silhouette shifts into a modern mohawk look.

Short Feminine Hairstyle with MohawkShort Feminine Hairstyle with Mohawk Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron or small curling iron to create curled texture.
  4. Use fingertips to create piecey separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl MIRROR CURLS for maximum curl reflection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or heart shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent this look with a vintage scarf.

8. BLUE VELVET

This look features a playful blue hue which draws the eye to choppy fringe layers. The back and sides are kept neatly tailored for a refined finish.

Playful Short Hairstyle with Blue HighlightsPlayful Short Hairstyle with Blue Highlights Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron or small curling iron to create curled texture.
  4. Use fingertips to create piecey separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl B’LEAVE IN to enhance curl fullness and strength.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a bejeweled hair pin.

7. ULTRA BLONDE BOB

This short choppy haircut takes things to the next level. Finely cut, short crown layers enhance height and movement within a defined silhouette.

Ultra Blonde Short Haircut

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, controlled finish.
  3. Sleek the sides and style fringe and crown lengths down toward face for a soft, relaxed finish.
  4. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to fine hair.

Tip:

Accent with Kevin Murphy’s COLOR.BUG to create a colorful change!

6. SEVENTIES SOIREE

This look features softly chopped layers that lay neatly for a clean silhouette with light movement.

Short Haircut with Soft Choppy LayersShort Haircut with Soft Choppy Layers Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, controlled finish.
  3. Style fringe and crown lengths over and away from face for a geometric look.
  4. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a some glitter hair gel.

5. NEW NIGHTINGALE

This heavily texturized cut features choppy layers throughout to remove weight and define shape.

Short Haircut with Heavy TextureShort Haircut with Heavy Texture Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron or small curling iron to create smooth texture.
  4. Use fingertips to create piecey separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Ouidad CLEAR CONTROL pomade to calm frizzy, flyaway hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a cute headband.

4. PINK IS THE NEW BLONDE

This edgy look is totally on trend. Ultra short sides with a choppy fringe and crown layers are accented with a pink base for a rosy finish.

Short Edgy Haircut with Crown LayersShort Edgy Haircut with Crown Layers Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for a smooth, voluminous finish.
  3. Style fringe and crown lengths up and away from face for a stylish look.
  4. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Windswept DEFINING WHIP for separation and definition with bounce and movement.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a small crown braid.

3. GIRL ON FIRE

This look is deconstructed heaven. Short, full and choppy layers are styled for maximum volume with a power red you won’t soon forget.

Short Hairstyle with Choppy Layers and VolumeShort Hairstyle with Choppy Layers and Volume BAck

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, controlled finish.
  3. Style fringe and crown lengths up and away from face for a messy, deconstructed look.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a vintage hair clip.

2. CHOPPY CROP

This multi-colored look showcases heavily texturized ends to promote movement in very thick hair.

Short Choppy HaircutsShort Hairstyle with Heavy Texture Back

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, controlled finish.
  3. Style fringe and crown lengths away from face for a messy, bedhead look.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION curl enhancer to define curls with frizz control.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a boho chic rope headband.

1. SWEPT AWAY

This look offers a way to shape and control hair by creating volume in finely-textured, thick hair.

Short Haircut with VolumeShort Haircut with Volume Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, controlled finish.
  3. Style fringe and crown lengths up and away from face for a soft finish.
  4. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Add a bejeweled headband to accent your look.

One of these short choppy haircuts is waiting for you. Find it, pin it, wear it and share it!