43 Chic Choppy Bangs for Women

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Get ready to be inspired with your new, edgy fringe! Here, I’ll show you some of the best examples of how you can get this unique look and, most importantly, how to pull it off for your hair length, face shape, and hair type.

What Are Choppy Bangs?

Choppy bangs, also known as textured or uneven bangs, are a versatile fringe style characterized by a range of lengths and angles within the bangs themselves. Distinguished from blunt or straight-cut bangs, choppy bangs feature a mix of short and long strands that create a dynamic, edgy look. Choppy bangs are achieved through point-cutting techniques, providing an effortlessly chic appearance that flatters various face shapes, including long and round faces, by adding dimension and softening facial features.

Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Jennifer Lopez has had them and you can too! They draw attention to the eyes, they make almost all styles more modern and they are a fun way to change your look without committing to a totally new haircut. So chop, chop and go get some choppy bangs!

Earthy Pixie Hairstyle with Choppy Bangs
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#1: Earthy Pixie

This look is Lydia Deetz meets earthy pixie. It’s playful yet edgy. I have found that baby bangs go surprisingly well with so many face shapes! They are feminine and bold. I would say they are for girls who don’t care to stand out with their hair and also like it out of their face. To style, I recommend Kevin Murphy Night.Rider because it separates and holds. Pair that product with a few days of not washing your hair to avoid too much fluff!

textured haircut with choppy bangs

#2 Textured Haircut with Bangs

This multi-texture haircut is big and full of life. It’s loaded with color at the bottom and bangs for extra impact. To style, apply a light gel at the roots. Blow this haircut out with a medium round brush, finish with a working/ finishing spray and make it big!Kevin Murphy’s Anti-Gravity, finish with Rob’s working spray.

Squared medium length hairstyle with choppy bangs

#3 Square Layered Haircut

A square layered, haircut focuses on texture and layers. It also has a light wispy see-through bang for added style.

#4: Choppy and Wispy Waterfall Fringe

A fringe in a wispy waterfall style will modify your appearance significantly if you’re thinking of getting bangs. This soft and light style allows you to style the bangs straight across your forehead for a full effect or brush them to one side. These bangs suit both thick and thin hair. Discuss this hairstyle option with your stylist at your next appointment!

Choppy Bottleneck Fringe
Instagram @salsalhair

#5: Choppy Bottleneck Fringe

If you like exploring different fringe styles, go for a bottleneck fringe! This trendy bang style is ideal for those who prefer a bit of edge around their face. Once you try the bottleneck fringe, you’ll probably love it. We recommend booking bang trims in advance so you can keep your fringe looking just as sharp as day one.

Choppy Short Bangs on a Textured Lob for girls with straight hair
Instagram @hirohair

#6: Choppy Short Bangs on a Textured Lob

For girls with straight hair who want to add edge to their locks, choppy short bangs on a textured lob can be the perfect cut. Textured lobs paired with the choppiness of the bangs complement each other. They create a modern and trendy look.

#7: Deep Face Frame

If you want a new cut for your balayage short hair, consider trying a deep face frame. This style is perfect for adding dimension and movement to your hair while framing your face. The deep face frame adds shape and contour to your hair, while the choppy bangs create an edgy and modern look. This cut works best for those with fine to medium hair. To style, begin with damp hair and apply a texturizing spray if you want added volume and definition. Ask for tips from your stylist to get the best out of your style!

Choppy Bangs on Long Ombre Hair and women with an edgy style
Instagram @onurcuhatutarr

#8: Bangs on Long Ombre Hair

Bangs on long ombre hair can create a bold and textured look. It’s perfect for women who want a modern and trendy style. The bangs should be bluntly cut and give an asymmetrical lift for a more playful appearance. This haircut works best for women with square-shaped faces. The best way to style is to dry your hair with a blow dryer. Add a texturizing spray and scrunch the hair with your fingers. If you want, you can also use a curling iron to add some waves making sure to curl away from the face.

Choppy Ends and Choppy Bangs on a shoulder-length cut
Instagram @chris.hill

#9: Choppy Ends and Bangs

This shoulder-length cut is all about texture and movement. It features choppy ends that frame the face for a playful finish. Start by blow-drying the hair in sections for effortless volume. Use a round brush to keep the ends smooth. Once dry, I suggest using a curling iron to create pieces of texture and shape. This will lift the look and give it body and movement. Finish by using a shine serum to add life to the locks.

Textured Lob with Choppy Bangs Hairstyles
Instagram @sacamedya

#10: Textured Lob with Bangs

I would describe this look as a textured lob with bangs. My favorite thing about this look is the chopped bangs because they enhance the cut, giving it a soft yet edgy feel. This look is great to soften someone with a more square or round face shape and give a client with a finer hair texture more volume and fullness. I feel that it’s a very universal look and can be finished with a smooth or fun textured style.

#11: Choppy Curved Bangs

Textured straight fringe on a layered medium cut can be a great look for someone with a heart face shape. To create this look, opt for choppy layers while leaving the bangs longer and curved. This will give the overall look more structure and frame your face nicely. When styling, use a round brush with a blow dryer to keep a little bit of volume at the top. It will also bend the ends of the bangs inward. Be sure to use a lightweight hairspray or mousse to keep the look in place all day.

Modern Curly Shag with Fun Bangs
Instagram @jataifeather

#12: Modern Curly Shag with Fun Bangs

This is a modern curly shag with fun bangs. I love this look because it’s a fantastic length that shows off the texture with a stylish and edgy twist. This shag gives a trendy, tousled look and the pieces that frame her face add some flair.

Light Brown Balayage with Choppy Fringe
Instagram @andreicristescu.official

#13: Light Brown Balayage with Fringe

A light brown balayage long bob is a modern twist on a traditional lob. Bangs have definitely made a comeback this season, we’re seeing more of them in traditional shapes. A helpful way to marry bangs and balayage together is to ask for a sombre or “lived in” color. Don’t forget to add a few highlights throughout your bangs for a softer blend.

Amazing Pixie Shag with Choppy Fringe
Instagram @skipdoeshair

#14: Amazing Pixie Shag with Fringe

Are you feeling bold? Take your hair makeover to the next level and try a chic pixie shag with fringe. A shag pixie will bring body and movement with its stacking layers. Be aware over layering can make fine hair look too thin and sparse. When styling, use a short-bristle brush. Use a heat-activated volumizing spray on damp hair, too. It helps create random sections of texture. Finally, add shine by spritzing dry strands with a finishing mist. Bumble and Bumble’s Shine Flash 02 is great for this. With these easy tips, anyone can achieve salon-quality results at home!

#15: Chic and Tousled Mid-Length Cut

If you have a wider forehead and medium hair, consider adding some wispy bangs. Use a fringe to try to camouflage and shorten your forehead appearance. Texturizing the ends of your bangs softens and gives a feathered appearance. You’ll want to trim every 3-4 weeks.

Adorable Baby Shag with Choppy Bangs
Instagram @victoria.hairart

#16: Adorable Baby Shag with Bangs

Look super cute with an adorable baby shag with bangs. If you want to conceal your forehead or add your own personal touch, adding a bang is just what you need. I suggest having them chipped into to give them a more modern, updated look.

Very Dark Long Pixie with Choppy Bangs
Instagram @sacamedya

#17: Very Dark Long Pixie with Bangs

Get into a very dark long pixie with bangs. A short haircut needs to be spot on, so my best advice is to find a stylist who specializes in this niche. A pixie should be textured and dimensional.

Cute Short Bob with Thick Choppy Bangs
Instagram @onyxonmadison

#18: Cute Short Bob with Thick Bangs

You’ll love this look. Adding a bang to your shape is one of the easiest ways to give your cut a change. You should consider your face shape and a fringe might not be a great choice for small foreheads or close set eyes. Round or narrow facial features will benefit from a choppy bang and accentuate your eyes. Try adding a bit of wave to your bob with a 1-inch iron or wand.

#19: Stunning Sleek Long Blonde Hair

When growing your hair out, the goal is to have long blonde hair. But, it’s helpful to know about the maintenance and care. To avoid breakage, create a plan with your stylist to ensure the best results.

Sexy Sandy Brown Mid-Length Hair and Choppy Bangs
Instagram @hirohair

#20: Sandy Brown Mid-Length Hair

Depending on how you wear your hair, an accent foil placed can give the illusion of a natural sun-kissed look. It can be an attractive sandy brown on mid-length hair or a color palette that compliments your natural color.

Brunette Mid-Length Hair with Textured Choppy Fringe
Instagram @hirohair

#21: Brunette Mid-Length Hair with Textured Fringe

Consider brunette mid-length hair if you want to try a shag but are hesitant about the shorter layers. The fringe gives you a hint of shorter layers. I personally recommend slide-cutting some of those top layers after your initial cut. You’ll get to see exactly where and how those layers will style and fall. One drawback is if you wear your hair straight, you might be able to see some of those pieces. So just make sure you are slide cutting and not just blunt cutting.

#22: Unique Straight-Across Bangs

Consider unique, straight-across bangs if you’re looking to shake things up. If you have curly hair you do not want to try this fringe unless you want to flat iron them every wash. Straight-haired ladies, go for it, but an important point is to cut them dry. This will allow for cowlicks and hairline imperfections. Keep in mind a precise bang will need to be shaped up about every 4-5 weeks.

Lived-In Blonde Shag with Jagged Bangs
Instagram @dmitrovahair

#23: Lived-In Blonde Shag with Jagged Bangs

A lived-in blonde shag with jagged bangs proves shags are for everyone. There are so many variations of this hairstyle, and they are all chic. For this version, the layers are longer and more textured at the ends. It’s almost a solid blonde but with a root smudge or a foil into a balayage, leaving the natural color to shine through. Either way, it’s stunning.

#24: Short Choppy 90s Bangs

Short choppy bangs are one of the best 90s trends circling back around. One of the best ways to create these bangs is to begin with a blunt line and point cut into your hair. This ensures a look that is not too blunt or wispy. For my clients, I also consider the face shape before deciding on a length to ensure the bangs will suit the client.

Full French Bob with Choppy Fringe
Instagram @nataliarok

#25: Full French Bob with Fringe

Try a full French bob with fringe if you’re looking for a classic cut with an edgy twist. A French bob creates a soft, rounded shape that works especially well if you have curly hair.

Long Brunette Shag with Choppy Fringe
Instagram @giboazhair

#26: Long Brunette Shag with Fringe

You should try a long brunette shag with a choppy fringe. This look is great if you have natural waves or curls to add body to the cut. You can ask your stylist for a long-layered shag with short choppy bangs. To style this cut, you can towel dry and apply a texturizing mousse like R Co Aircraft, then diffuse your hair with the dryer.

Long layered haircut with choppy bangs
Instagram @chrisweberhair

#27: Long Layered Haircut

This is a beautiful, long layered haircut with choppy bangs and beautiful hair highlights to accentuate the layers.

Mid-Length Blonde Hair with Choppy Fringe
Instagram @jhean.oficial

#28: Mid-Length Blonde Hair

Mid-length hair is a high-fashion look. Adding long layers to a mid-length cut will add movement and shape to the ends. A choppy, thick fringe is a big statement and really showcases the eyes. Style with a round brush to add volume and a slight curl to the ends.

Jet Black Textured Layers and Choppy Bangs
Instagram @jhonyveiga

#29: Jet Black Textured Layers and Bangs

Textured layers and bangs are a perfect look for women wanting an edge to their style. Keep the layers long and textured for fullness with added movement.

#30: Cute Choppy Side Bangs

Freshen your bob by pairing it with subtle side bangs! It blends right in so you can always choose either to pin it away for a brightening look or let them down to the side of your face for a flirty vibe. Short-length hair with bangs is super trendy right now.

Blunt Choppy Bangs
Instagram @salsalhair

#31: Blunt Bangs

Show your fun side by having cute, choppy, straight bangs! Just remember to visit your stylist regularly as these bangs need touch-ups every now and then.

#32: Sophisticated Yet Fun

I would describe this as being a sophisticated yet fun look. It has the sophistication of normal bangs, but the choppy texture of this fringe gives it an edgy and playful vibe.

Lob with Choppy Bangs
Instagram @adrianavigolo

#33: Lob with Choppy Bangs

This is a long bob with bangs with interior layering and a blunt textured fringe. The focal point that gives it that personal flare is the fringe!

French Girl Cool
Instagram @caithelle_hair

#34: French Girl Cool

This look embodies the term “effortless, French girl cool.” When I create something natural like this, I feel most and home with my craft. The fabric is natural, and the shape is customized to your hair. Anyone who wants this look should be prepared to embrace their natural texture and be ready to have light, effortless hair! This shape can be very versatile. You can wear it short, long, with or without bangs. You can even customize the style or length of bangs as you wish.

#35: Natural & Effortless

This style is a modern take on an early 70s look. The bangs are choppy and not too perfect which really suits the style. The look is feminine and soft.

shag with straight across textured bangs
Instagram @drethings

#36: Shag with Straight Across Textured Bangs

Go for a hairstyle like a mild, easier-to-style shag with a straight-across and textured bang. The bang can also be customized to be shorter or longer, depending on your preference. It can be even more or less choppy as well.

Choppy Curved Wispy Fringe
Instagram @_care4urhair

#37: Curved Full Fringe

My favorite thing about this fringe style is that it works on most types of hair and face shapes but is especially nice for women whose hairlines are deep or receding at the temple or who have finer hair. It’s also very versatile. You can wear this look longer so it just skims the bridge of the nose, adds texture, changes the part line, or up your ponytail game!

brow-skimming choppy bangs
Instagram @stebunovhair

#38: Brow-Skimming Bangs

The loose, brow-skimming bangs give this bob style an added chicness. My favorite thing about this haircut is that the haircut will do all of the work! Also, the bangs are cut to allow her natural movement to work easily while framing her beautiful face.

Modern bob with choppy bangs
Instagram @stebunovhair

#39: Modern Bob

The classic bob will never go out of style, obviously, but the way to keep a classic look modern is by changing the way you style it and accessorizing it (bangs).

#40: Choppy Baby Bangs

This cut features textured layers and choppy baby bangs. It moves from the razor, and the layers feature “piece-y-ness” in the bangs.

Choppy bangs on a jaw-length blunt bob cut
Instagram @kycutwilson

#41: On a Jaw-Length Blunt Bob

A blunt bob paired with bangs adds amazing contrast and overall dimension to the cut.

#42: Layered Short Shag with Fringe

Best on your hair’s natural wavy texture, this trend features a layered short shag with a fringe. Go for this neck-grazing choppy bob to achieve a very relaxed style, perfect for your dark tresses.

Looking for more chop? Check out these choppy hairstyle ideas and for short choppy hair too.

long shag with choppy bangs
Instagram @ernestomeneses

#43: Long Shag with Choppy Bangs

A long shag with choppy bangs helps create body while keeping density throughout the silhouette. A shaggy hairstyle with bangs and layers feathered the choppiest at the crown helps lift up the overstyle. Jazz it up with a 1 1/2-inch iron and dry shampoo powder for grit and texture.