A choppy bob is a great haircut to consider if you’re looking for something fresh that adds movement, definition, and volume to your hair.
Definition: A choppy bob is a short to medium-length haircut with heavy layering that creates a shaggy, uneven texture.
As a hairstylist, I’ve seen first-hand how bobs that are cut choppy can transform a woman’s look and suit their personality. Whether you want a pixie bob, a lob, or something in between, there’s a chopped bob haircut for you.
The Best Choppy Bob Hairstyle Ideas:
#1: Thick Choppy Bob with Curtain Bangs and Angled Layers
Try a thick bob with angled layers and curtain bangs. A medium choppy bob perfectly suits thick hair. A razor creates petals and shapes throughout your thick hair for a soft feminine style. You can switch up the style by doing a middle part or turning your curtain bangs into a side sweep. Play with your natural texture, or add soft waves curled away from the face for extra movement.
#2: Rooty Choppy Bob with Layers
A rooty choppy bob with layers is a trendy and modern haircut. It combines the sophistication of a bob with the edginess of choppy layers. This hairstyle is characterized by a choppy texture throughout the hair. It has layers added to create movement and dimension. The rooty effect is achieved by leaving the roots of the hair natural, resulting in an easier grow out.
#3: Messy and Choppy Jaw-Length Bob
A messy and choppy jaw-length bob is perfect for aging ladies. For finer older hair textures, a graduated bob with crown layers will help give your hair the best body. Try using a 1-inch round brush for an overall lift when styling, and finish with a stronger hairspray.
#4: A-Line Choppy Bob Haircut with Bangs and Loose Waves
A choppy A-Line cut with bangs and loose waves is always in style. Depending on hair texture, you will either want to add more weight removal for thick hair or less for fine. A feminine look with soft waves is easily achieved with a curling wand and light hairspray like O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray
#5 Edgy Neck-Length Bob with a Shaved Side
Women over 40 who want an edgy new look can consider a neck-length bob with a shaved side. This modern, textured haircut offers an effortless and stylish vibe. It’s sure to get attention. Consider adding layers to the back of your hair for added volume and movement. It will give you more shape and texture.
#6: Asymmetrical Angled Bob with Blonde Choppy Ends
An asymmetrical and angled choppy bob can be a great cut for any age and face shape! A moderate effort will be required in styling a short, asymmetrical bob. Use a blow dryer and a Denman or flat brush against the curve of the head to create natural volume. Add beach waves for more movement by leaving the blonde choppy ends out while curling.
#7: Wavy Lob with Piece-y Layers
If you want a hot new choppy bob haircut, try a wavy lob with piece-y layers. This haircut is perfect for all face shapes. To enhance the haircut, use a 1-inch curling to create waves and movement. Finish this look with a texture spray. I recommend using Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair. It’s a texture spray that has a flexible hold.
#8 Choppy One-Length Bob with Wispy Layers
If you’re looking for a fun new style, try a choppy one-length bob with wispy layers. Bob haircuts come in all shapes and styles, but a choppy bob with wispy textured layers is my favorite. This style works great on fine/thin hair because it appears fuller and thicker and gives bounce to your hair. The length of this bob is perfect for all face shapes and can be styled straight, wavy, or with curls.
#9: Choppy Graduated Bob for Dimensional Brunette Hair
A dimensional brunette choppy bob with graduation is the perfect look. For a dimensional bob, ask your stylist to apply ribbons of color that will create a contrast. Brunettes look great with lighter pieces of warm colors like caramel, gold, and red. A graduated bob gives you a rounded shape haircut around the perimeter. It’s done by adding fullness around the nape. Add some texture to the ends to break it up and create soft movement.
#10: Medium Bob with Textured Layers and Waves
Try a wavy textured medium-length choppy bob. If you find yourself with a lot of fine hair, a textured blunt bob will give you movement and a sassy shape to your style. A dark blonde looks great with a honey beige root and balayage ends for a low-maintenance color.
#11: Lived-in Choppy Textured Lob Cut
A lived-in choppy textured lob cut is super trendy right now. If you’re looking for a fun cut, ask your stylist to give you a blunt perimeter with added texture pieces. A smokey beige root shadow with shiny bright highlights is perfect for a contrasting color. Great for low-maintenance color babes.
#12: Jagged Bob with Face-Framing Layers
Have you ever wanted a look that showcases your facial features and enhances the texture of your hair? Look no further than a jagged bob with face-framing layers on fine-textured tresses. With this modern haircut, you can enjoy a chic, edgy style that will draw attention!
#13: Long Choppy Bob with Subtle Choppy Layers
A long bob with subtle choppy layers is the perfect haircut idea for showing off cheekbones. This style will give you the perfect blend of femininity and edge. The length and layers create a voluminous look that flatters any face shape. To style, use a large-barreled curling iron to add soft curls around the face for extra texture and body. Finish off with light hairspray for a natural, effortless look.
#14: Angled Wavy Bob With Purple Highlights on Silver Hair
An angled wavy, choppy bob with purple highlights is the perfect way to make a bold, modern style for aging women. Ask your stylist for an asymmetrical cut around the face for this look. Also ask for textured layers throughout that give it some movement. To get more definition in each wave, you’ll want to use thinning shears or a razor to take away bulk. When styling, apply products like salt spray or sea foam mousse. Apply from roots to ends before blow drying. This should help set those gorgeous waves into place.
#15: Bob with Subtle Choppy Layers for Women Over 40
For a modern look, the shoulder-grazing bob with subtle choppy layers is perfect for women over 40. It works best on medium to thick hair types and complements oval, pear, and long-shaped faces. Have your hair lightly layered to get the desired soft texture, and avoid blunt lines. For styling, use mousse to create hold and body and blow dry it away from your face. Finish off with shine spray for extra oomph!
#16: Middle Parted Choppy Lob with Lots of Movement
Achieve a modern and textured look with a choppy bob. This cut allows for lots of movement and waves while keeping the length manageable. For this style, get your fringe slightly longer than the other layers. That way, they can be swept across easily when styling it back off your face. Use an angled razor on shorter pieces around your crown area to get added volume. Use more texture at ends by point cutting them into shape – that will ensure you keep plenty of bounce.
#17: Bold Red Bob with Bangs and Texturized
This choppy bob cut can be enhanced with highlights or lowlights for dimension. Both will help to create depth in the choppy layers. Tell your stylist you want a slight haircut to get this look angled and nape-length. Ask for soft bottleneck bangs and graduated layers throughout for texture and movement.
#18: Very Short French Bob with Extra Layering
If you want a sassy style, try a short, choppy French bob with micro bangs and extra layering that ends at the jawline. This haircut is choppy and textured to create movement in your hair for an edgy look. The added layers give more volume and definition, making it a great choice if you have thin or fine hair. Great cut for pear, heart, and oval face shapes.
#19: Jaw-Length Edgy Choppy Bob Hairstyle
A jaw-length choppy bob with bangs is a perfect way to add texture and style to your look. This modern haircut frames the face beautifully and can be customized to any hair type. To create this chic ‘do, ask your stylist for soft layers to give your locks some movement and body. Finish off your look by adding some mousse or texturizing spray before blow-drying. Use a round brush for maximum hold and body. Try Ouai’s Texturizing Hair Spray for an effortless yet polished finish.
Related: Best choppy, edgy, jaw-length bobs.
#20: Choppy Chocolate Brunette Bob
This blunt, chunky and chopped bob haircut is a perfect choice if you want a modern and textured look. It adds texture to your hair that can’t be achieved with other hairstyles. For example, long layers or just blunt ends. Whether short or straight, thick or curly, it provides plenty of volume without the fuss. For best results, choose one-inch sections when making cuts. It will help to keep the shape intact while adding movement to the style. To finish this chic cut, I recommend using a wave that adds a wand to style it with a slight body through the hair.
#21: Straight Bob with Choppy Ends for Thin Hair
Try a straight bob with choppy ends if you want your hair to appear fuller! The combination of honey blonde, a choppy cut, and a straight bob is perfect. Finish your hair with waves and texture spray to show off the volume.
#22: Above-The-Shoulder Choppy Bob for Fine Hair
Bring on the texture with this flattering choppy bob for fine hair! This is the best if you want a modern and edgy style that’s also easy to maintain. Ask your stylist to create an above-the-shoulder cut with lots of layers and texture. The result will be fullness and movement without sacrificing any length. If you have finer strands, layering can be helpful and add more body. For added lift at the roots, use a volumizing mousse.
#23: Icy White Deeply Side Parted Choppy Lob
Try an icy white, deeply side-parted lob if you want to change your appearance. As long as you understand there will be maintenance involved in an icy white blonde, go for it. You will likely need a double process to get your color this light. On the bright side, a high-lift blonde will give your lob a wonderful texture. Be sure to ask your stylist to cut into your ends to achieve a wispy and messy shape.
#24: Medium-Length Choppy Bob with Blonde Highlights
A medium-length choppy bob with blonde balayage is a perfect style for women who don’t want to go too short. Have your stylist add some square layers to this perfect length and modernize your shape. Natural highlights such as balayage add texture and grow out easily. Try finishing your style with some curls, curling mid-shaft and leaving the ends straight to give you a beautiful tousled shape.
#25: Outstanding Mid-Length Messy Bob Haircut
A definite favorite among all women – the messy bob or the choppy bob is an easy haircut to maintain and style. The messy waves make it a beautiful hairstyle to frame the face and give your hair an effortless texture.
#26: Splendid Short Choppy Bob Cut
This wavy short choppy bob is a beauty that encourages all of us to opt for shorter hair! It’s an easy cut to work with, and simple blonde highlights are all you need to get dimension.
#27: Cute Choppy Layered Bob Hair
This long choppy bob cut is a fun messy style. It has a casual, lived-in look with a fair amount of layering. These layers can be tousled with a spray wax that is easy to apply, giving it a beachy vibe.
#28: Trendy Chin-Length Choppy Bob with a Side Part
A chin-length choppy bob hairstyle with a side part for short fine hair is perfect for women wanting a little longer length and fullness. Adding choppy and invisible layers will create movement, as fine hair can sometimes appear lifeless and unmanageable. For styling, use a ½ inch barrel curling iron for waves and volume. Then finish with Outer Space Flexible Hold Hairspray.
Related: See more choppy bobs for short, fine hair.
#29: Chopped Bob with Blunt Ends
Consider a chopped bob with blunt ends and a side part for a great transitioning cut when growing out pixie cuts. It’s also ideal for ladies who have breakage from chemicals. Invisible layers create the illusion of movement, but they’re not as apparent as regular layers. A blunt cut overall makes your hair appear fuller at the ends. Add some soft waves and shine with R+Co Foil and Outer Space to finish it off.
#30: Multi-Tonal Sun-Kissed Choppy Bob with Thin Hair
The beauty of a sun-kissed choppy bob with thin hair is all the dimension of the tonal effect. Gold tones reflect a brighter blonde, which makes your hair stand out. Adding a strong line to a bob will bring another enhancement that creates life to your hair, making it look fuller.
#31: Great Choppy Bob Haircut for Fine Hair
A secret for fine and thin hair to look gorgeous and fuller is to keep it short with waves and highlights. You can also style choppy hair with a single side-swept bang for a completely textured look!
#32: Stunning Choppy Inverted Bob with Curtain Bangs
A choppy inverted bob with curtain bangs is the newest trend. An inverted bob means the back is shorter than the front. A cut such as this has longer layers and is super low maintenance.
#33: Fresh Straight Cut Choppy Bob
Do you want to change and cut some hair off for the hot summer days? This blunt, straight, medium bob with choppy layers will be a great changeover if you want to look fresh and trendy this season!
#34: Silver Wavy Choppy Bob with Bangs
A wavy choppy bob with fringe is a dramatic, rock n roll look. It would be best if you had a bold personality to go with this silver hair. A short bob haircut is versatile and can be styled straight, wavy, or curled.
#35: Short Shaggy Bob with Bangs and Glasses
A short shaggy bob with bangs complements women who wear glasses. The bangs and choppy layers around the face create the perfect frame to compliment the glasses and tie the whole look together. Ask your stylist about length and styling options that best suit your face shape and frame style.
Related: Best shaggy bobs with fringe.
#36: Messy, Short Wavy Bob
A short, choppy, wavy bob gives off messy effortless waves. Subtle texturizing assists your hair to create movement, making styling easy. For softer waves, use a 1 1/4″ barrel curling iron and hairspray and tousle around for a not-so-finished look.
#37: Perfect Choppy Bob for Thin Hair
A perfect choppy bob for thin hair is well-suited for women who like to appear stylish. Creating body and fullness in thinning hair sounds tough, but it isn’t. Add some texture for the perfect jagged bob and part heavy on either side to give a fuller bang or side part. Add some waves to show off all the texture put in. You can use a razor or scissors to create a beautiful finish.
#38: Versatile Choppy Short Bob
A choppy, short bob is a versatile, edgy cut that works well on fine-to-thick hair. This cut is suitable for all ages. This haircut was softly graduated through the back. I kept the length at the front with soft internal layers. Also, I removed the weight from underneath.
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#39: Lovely Long Choppy Bob Hairdo
If you need a change, try a long choppy bob. The lightness you get from a tousled shaggy look is great for women with thick hair. A fresh, rich red-brown hair color finishes off this style.
#40: Tousled Bob for Straight Hair
A tousled bob for straight hair at the chin looks beautiful with choppy layers. Try styling it with mousse and babyliss on the ends to create the perfect messy choppy bob look.
#41: Cute Choppy Bob Crop
Try a cute cropped bob with choppy ends and soft layers to create a more textured look. Add a few soft waves and spritz with Texture Tonic spray by Aveda.
#42: Stylish Shoulder-Length Choppy Bob with Balayage
Opt for a stylish choppy bob cut at shoulder length and with Balayage for a stunning look. Styling with beachy waves and adding sea salt spray for texture will have all eyes on you.
#43: Beautiful Choppy Layered Bob with Beach Waves
A choppy layered bob with beach waves flows beautifully and minimizes bluntness. To achieve a tousled, wavy style, carefully curl your hair and then “fluff” it out. It’s done by gently shaking your hair at the roots for a looser look, then gently running your fingers through your curls.
#44: Cute Choppy Short Bob with Bangs
If you’re looking for a new hairstyle, consider a choppy bob with bangs. A short bob with fringe and layers will be complementary to your face shape. Just curl it forward and rough it up with your hands. Experiment with products and try a texture or sea salt spray for even more movement and volume.
#45: Modern Medium Choppy Bob Hairstyle
Try this modern bob hairstyle if you’re looking to add texture and flair to your style. A choppy bob haircut is perfect for medium hair and thicker hair types. The choppiness of the layers helps to reduce the weight of your hair. Be sure to ask your stylist about any additional texturizing your hair may need.
#46: Sassy Stacked Bob with Choppy Layers
A modern take on a classic choppy hair cut that has been current since its creation almost 60 years ago, the graduated bob. Its timeless look creates shape, movement, and volume when worn straight or wavy. The highlight of this stacked bob is disconnected. It runs through the lower half of your haircut, adding extra texture for softness without the need for texturizing and potentially collapsing the shape.
Sometimes women who see this shape think their hair isn’t full enough for it, or ‘my hair won’t do that.’ This haircut creates the shape you’re lacking and makes weight through the bottom outline and volume around the head. All of these ingredients help with fine hair.
#47: Cute Textured Bob With Highlights
Consider a choppy bob with textured layering. Ask your stylist for added layers and different texturizing techniques to create body and movement in your hair. To give this bob a beachy wave look, use a 1-inch curling iron in alternating directions for extra texture.
#48: Stylish Choppy Long Bob
A choppy lob haircut works can add a boost to dull, lifeless hair. All hair types and face shapes will benefit from a choppy haircut, as the layers can be modified to suit you best. Major volume and styling versatility are just a few things this style has to offer. Ask your stylist about changing the length and layers to personalize your needs.
#49: Low-Maintenance Layered Choppy Bob
A choppy bob with layers is a stylish look to compliment any hair type. It can be versatile and match any lifestyle, from wash-and-wear to a formal affair. Short choppy haircuts are great for adding body to finer hair types and debunking heavy hair.
#50: Rocker Choppy Bob with Bangs
Go for a modern take on the Joan Jett rocker chick medium bob. A heavy fringe falls nicely into face-framing layers with many short to long layers throughout the cut. The style was cut entirely by razor giving your hair movement and weightlessness and that edgy undone “choppy” look. Blow your hair out with a paddle brush and lightly touch it with a flat iron for a low-maintenance style.
#51: Edgy Textured Bob with Bangs
A textured bob with bangs is a classic look with a lot of versatility. Short bob haircuts are great for any hair type and add great volume and movement. To personalize your cut, you can wear your choppy bob with any parting of your choosing.
#52: Choppy Collarbone LOB Cut
A choppy long bob cut at collarbone length is ultra-flattering on round to oblong face shapes. Choppy lobs give a lived-in feel to the otherwise classic bob. This look can be created to last with hot tools like GHD Classic Wave Oval Curling Wand, and Ouai’s Waves Spray to hold the style and add texture.
#53: Undone Textured Bob for Thick Hair
This choppy bob for thick hair has an excellent interior to this cut that creates shape, and the texture inspires movement on thick hair. On this textured bob, the weight is lifted by texture. Your stylist may slice shallow Vs. into ends to preserve the integrity of the shape, being careful not to collapse the shape by over-texturizing. Keep the weight higher on most face shapes to lift the sightline rather than drag it down. Your stylist should be mindful to keep the widest portion of your haircut away from the widest portion of the face shape for balance. Style this bob with a round brush blowout using a golfball-sized amount of L’anza Design Foam with one pump of L’anza Healing Oil mixed in. Finish by massaging a small dab of L’anza Taffy to give a sexy, undone look.
#54: Razored Shoulder-Length Choppy Bob with Layers
A shoulder-length, choppy bob with textured layers is one of the best choppy hairstyles for texture. A razor cut bob helps create volume and movement in your haircut. Razor cuts, in general, help create softness in your hair. This gives you a lighter, wispier appearance, which helps add natural volume to your tresses. Use a wand or curling iron to recreate these messy waves, and pick up some texture spray or sea salt spray for even more volume and texture.
#55: Choppy Ashy Brown Bob with Wispy Bangs
If you’re a simple, laid-back lady, go for a soft ashy choppy brown bob with a wispy fringe. The option to style with your natural texture keeps this look easy and low maintenance. It also looks great on women with curly hair.
#56: Choppy One-Length Choppy Bob with Soft Layers
Go for a one-length choppy bob with soft long layers. They were created using carving, feathering, and channel-cutting techniques to add maximum body and make the cut easy to style.
Use the Small Talk cream by Bed Head on wet hair to give it shine and body before blowdrying, combined with the Salt Spray from Catwalk to boost the volume. After blow-drying and flat ironing, use the Hard To Get clay from Bed Head to mess up the look. Scrunch your hair to spice it up and create a more effortless yet sexy look.
#57: Classic Dark Brown Shagged Bob
A shaggy bob is a simple yet classic style that suits most hair types. Dark brown as a color choice gives your hair a refined and sleek look without being as harsh against most skin tones. Shaggy, choppy bobs are perfect for adding volume and can be suited to a wash-and-wear lifestyle.
#58: Choppy Platinum Pixie Bob with Blunt Layers
A choppy pixie bob with blunt layers is a flattering choice for those with thick hair. Removing weight and adding texture to hair that otherwise lacks flexibility creates movement that can be played up or relaxed over the course of wear. Redken’s ‘Wax blast” is a gem to have for added hold and volume within the styling routine.
#59: Trendy Textured Bob with Choppy Layers
A textured bob with choppy layers is ideal for ladies with thick hair. This type of cut minimizes the bluntness and adds volume. A choppy cut is alluring and has many styling options while only requiring low upkeep.
#60: Choppy Blonde Bob with a Modern Edge
If you have super thick hair, cut your hair into a straight choppy bob with a slightly disconnected layer. Ask your stylist to layer your hair so the thickness can be removed without compromising the straight edge.
Product is a must. Try ELEVEN Miracle Hair Treatment before blow-drying. It is a multi-use lightweight treatment that is suitable for all hair types. Also, use Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair once your hair is dry, to give a grunge feel to roots and ends. Only the ends were straightened with a GHD iron to leave the root area with lift and body. Always blow-dry down your hair shaft for minimal frizz.
#61: Flattering Auburn Choppy Bob for Thick Hair
An auburn choppy bob has a rich color that reflects beautifully in natural lighting and indoors. Removing the weight off of thick hair adds to an airy feel while the choppy texture makes it timeless.
#62: Disheveled Jet Black Bob with Choppy Layers
Opt for a messy, choppy bob with layers. While wet, use a leave-in conditioner/heat protector called UNITE 7 Seconds. Also, add some UNITE Boosta, a volume spray that adds touchable texture and hold. Make an ‘L’ with your arm, spray both products from that distance, and blow dry them. Finish the chopped bob haircut with UNITE’s Texturiza. You don’t want a choppy look to be perfect so that some pieces might be straighter than others, and that’s ok. Finish by spraying it all over with the Texturiza, comb through with your fingers, and you’re done.
#63: Effortless Blunt Bob with Choppy Layers
This soft blunt bob with choppy layering has front pieces, and the overall cut is easy to style and makes it look effortlessly beachy and chic. Keep styling products to a minimum where you can. Just use a heat protector like Revlon Professional Unique One for this particular texture. After styling, add just a few sprays of sea salt spray.
This is a super easy choppy bob style to maintain, so women who have the time to do a rough blow dry and twist out the top layers with a hair straightener (approximately 20 minutes) after they wash their hair would be able to maintain this look quite well.
#64: Creative Choppy Short A-Line Bob
An a-line bob creatively showcases personal style and adds flair to an otherwise subtle style. This chopped bob hair can vary from sleek and polished to textured and lived-in with a blow dryer and paddle brush. Use a 1″ smoothing iron to help smooth or tousle. Redken’s “Iron shape 11” can go into damp hair to prepare for a blow-dry or be spritzed on dry hair for added shine and conditioning while heat protecting.
#65: Choppy Ash Blonde to Bright Blonde Bob
A bright ash blonde bob is a cool-toned blonde that works great on natural levels 7 and above. For lower maintenance, try brighter tipped-out ends, a root smudge for beautiful dimension, and a little more time between appointments.
#66: Fun and Flirty Choppy Shaggy Bob
This shaggy, choppy bob needs a good flexible hairspray to spray on each section before curling. Also, try a good texturing powder for the root area and throughout for volume and texture, as well as a smoothing serum to smooth any frizzy ends and reform curls. This is a very easy hairstyle, but you’ll need to use a product if you want a nice sleek look or a beachy look.
#67: Choppy Golden Blonde Layered Bob
This golden blonde choppy bob will offer your mane a shape and volumized hairstyle fueled by texture and hairspray. A gorgeous golden layered bob you’ll love to show off around!
#68: Delectable Choppy Bob with Side Bangs
A textured lob with a side-swept bang is a classic look for mid-aged women wanting a trendy look. A chunky bob with side bangs and a natural balayage is timeless and a great way to start growing out your natural sparkle without having a line of demarcation.
#69: Trendsetting Choppy and Feathered Bob
The feathered bob is a classic style perfect for older women wanting a trendy cut. Styling with a blowout and then finishing with textured flatiron curls is a great combination with a razor-cut bob.
#70: Grey Choppy Bob with Purple Chunky Highlights
A grey choppy bob with chunky purple highlights is a funky fun look. With fashion dye in grey hair, I recommend staying with cooler tones to compliment your hair. Be inspired by cooler tones like purple, blue, or teal. Use a color care shampoo and conditioner when shampooing your hair. One of my favorites is Kevin Murphy Everlasting Color wash and rinse. It will help prevent the color from fading.
#71: Layered Blonde Bob with Choppy Ends
This choppy blonde bob with choppy ends and subtle waves is an effortless, modern look. Especially for those seeking voluminous hair. With strategic angles to frame your face, a medium-length cut adds movement. Perfect for thick or wavy hair types, it’s a low-maintenance style that can take you from day to night in no time. Use a lightweight mousse to keep the angled shape and enhance the volume. Try Aveda Thickening Tonic before blow drying. Use a flat iron on random sections to give it more definition. Finish with a light-hold hairspray. I suggest TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4!