45 Chic Choppy Bob Hairstyles for 2018

These chic choppy bob hairstyles are your answer to a hot new style!  Thinking about taking the plunge to short hair? Maybe you already have shoulder-length tresses, but want to change it up a bit? Then check out the gorgeous photos below for your next choppy bob inspiration ❤️

Sweet Chocolate Brown Choppy Lob

Sweet Chocolate Brown Choppy LobInstagram @hairbykaitiewyrick

It’s all about brunette bobs these days, and this one is worthy to try! A cute fresh cut if you wanna feel light and breezy all summer!

Outstanding Mid-Length Choppy Bob

Outstanding mid-length choppy bobInstagram @atlhairdarling

A definite favorite among all women – the choppy bob is an easy haircut to maintain and style. The messy waves makes it a beautiful hairstyle to frame the face and give your hair an effortless texture.

Splendid Short Choppy Bob

Splendid short choppy bobInstagram @seaham

This wavy chopped bob is a beaut 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.

Great Choppy Bob for Fine Hair

Great choppy bob for fine hairInstagram @its.ok.im.a.hairstylist

A secret for fine and thin hair to look gorgeous and fuller is to keep it short with waves and highlights plus you can also style with cute side-swept bangs for a complete textured look!

Choppy Inverted Bob

Choppy inverted bobInstagram @hairbysamhostad

A shorter back with a dramatic angle really does magic to your whole look by removing bulk. This look is super far from boring with its texture, its forest green color, and its short curtain bangs that effectively open up and brighten the face.

Straight Cut Bob

Straight cut bobInstagram @hairbydanabravo

Wanna change and cut some hair off for the hot summer days? This blunt straight medium bob would be a great changeover if you wanna look fresh and trendy this season!

Wavy Choppy Bob

Wavy choppy bob with bangsInstagram @tayward_colour

The texture, the waves, the fringe – all do fantastically to complement this silver short bob haircut! Goes to show how youthful grey could also be when styled right!

Shaggy Short Bob

Shaggy short bob with bangs and glassesInstagram @ro.mane.tic

Who wouldn’t want a cute hairstyle that needs little to no maintenance at all? This blunt yet soft cut offers you just that with its choppy bangs and easy natural color.

Short Wavy Bob

Short wavy bobInstagram @tatumneill

An evenly shaped triangular cut like this would be gorgeously perfect on symmetrical and heart-shaped faces since it could easily show some imperfections on your face. The vibrant red hues makes it an even more challenging yet super glam hairstyle that suits bold and brave personalities.

Perfect Choppy Bob for Thin Hair

Perfect choppy bob for thin hairInstagram @kgrzanka

Choppy layers for fine hair make your thin hair look full-bodies, as one-length cuts could weigh down your hair and make it look too flat and dragging. Bangs, especially when textured, also help give you a much fuller bodied look.

Lovely Long Choppy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Alexa Frank
Aveda Hair Colorist & Salon Owner @ SILO Salon in Bismarck, ND

How would you describe this look?

This is a textured and piecey, tousled shaggy look. We styled her using a flat iron to create the beachy natural looking waves and added some interest to her natural color by incorporating the rose gold color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You will need to use a color safe shampoo to maintain the fashion color and try to use cool water to wash it. The styling portion of this look is very easy because it’s not supposed to look perfect, so don’t overthink curling it. A texture/sea salt spray would be great to spray in after doing flat iron curls to give it that tousled look.

Tousled Bob for Straight Hair

Tousled purple bob for straight hairInstagram @cutyourhair

Q&A with style creator, David Anders Palmira
Master Stylist @ Escape Salon Aveda in Boston, MA


How would you describe this look?

This is a jawline bob with heavy layering for texture and a clean line with disconnection. It’s meant for a wake-up-and-go lifestyle.

We lightened the ends and hairline and colored them purple for a punk youth vibe. I love the carefree outlook this brings out in the client!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut is ideal for fine-medium hair texture and for medium-thick hair density. It is optional to use a product, as this is a kitchen sink haircut.

It’s all about the cut working with your hair, and it works on any faceshape. Enjoy!

Cute Cropped Bob

Cute cropped bobInstagram @vwhitmarshhair

Q&A with style creator, Vanessa Whitmarsh
Ccutting / Styling Specialist @ Ruiz Salon in Austin, TX


How would you describe this look?

It’s a green, jaw-length bob with a short fringe. The fringe is my favorite part, it’s short and rounded out on the sides-opens up her face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is great for an oval or round face shape. It would be cute curly or straight, and ideal for fine to medium thickness. Fringe can be adjusted for the face shape and would need trimming every 3 weeks.

Fashion colors are harder to maintain, so I would stress the importance of upkeep. I would recommend Aveda’s color conserve shampoo and conditioner.

For the straight look, use Aveda’s Phomollient for hold and Smooth Infusion style prep for heat protectant and moisture, then flat wrap with a Mason Pearson brush starting with the fringe. Heat the ends with a flat iron to make them stick straight, then finish with Air Control spray.

Stylish Shoulder-length Choppy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Breanna Keiter
Freelance Stylist & Makeup Artist in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is a soft shag with a shadow root and cool blonde balayage and babylights.

This client was transitioning from a bleach and tone to a more low maintenance and healthy color for growing length. We decided to do a soft shag because it would work well with her natural wavy texture, requiring minimal heat styling, to really work on keeping her hair as healthy as possible to grow.

The layers are pretty weightless and soft on the ends to allow for maximum growth between cuts without it looking really awkward. We used her prior blonde and matched her natural color to blend in the shadow root, adding some babylights for blending the two together. We kept the tone really cool to balance the contrast between light and dark.

I love that we were able to use her double process grown out lob to create something that felt very different but still maintain that wash and wear ease. Plus I love bangs always and forever. They just frame a face perfectly.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I am a firm believer that you can make almost any cut work for any face shape. It’s just about where you place that weight and the shape you keep around the face.

Bangs are tough if you have a major cowlick, but can be shaped to compliment anyone, and they really shake up a look. I often suggest them to clients who don’t want a major cut but want something that feels really different.

I find shags to work best on anyone with even the smallest bend to their hair. It looks better on day 2 with a little texture spray but is pretty a wash and wear and low maintenance except for bang trims.

Both cut and color were designed to have minimal upkeep and I feel like this look would work for almost anyone. Whenever getting a new color my biggest suggestion is to think about your budget and maintenance needs and go from there.

The shadow root is a great way to have high impact blonde but minimal maintenance.

Choppy Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Elvis Pesqueira
Hairdresser @ Dean Anthony Salon in Long Beach, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a lived-in soft wave style. The way it’s cut is more of a modern day bob where it’s dry cut to really see the haircut being created and texturized for the choppy bob feel. I like the imperfected result and next day style! You can run your hands through your hair and not worry about messing it up. I encourage it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Use a 1 and 1/4 inch curling iron, alternating waves forward and back and leaving about an inch out. Then use texture spray and run your fingers through to really create a soft lived-in feel. The great thing about this style is it doesn’t have to be perfect! It’s a sexy modern tousled look that can make anyone look great!

Fabulous Short Choppy Bob Haircut

Fabulous short choppy bob haircutInstagram @analiciahair

Q&A with style creator, Analicia Hunter (Wilson)
Hairstylist @ Salon Blue in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this as an undercut razored baby bob with bangs. I love how the angle accentuates her jawline and how the texturizing blended/updated her very old highlights.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be open to length that is complementary to your face shape and hairline growth patterns. An undercut is usually advisable for thicker hair types. Product is key for styling to achieve your finished goal.

Thinner and finer hair types need grittier products like a sea salt spray or texturizing creme. Thick and coarser hair usually need a product containing a wax to create a peicey type look.

This look can be air dried, hand dried, or smoothed to perfection. Have fun with it and dont be afraid to show some neck!

Modern Medium Choppy Bob

Modern medium length choppy bobInstagram @erinwallerhair

Q&A with style creator, Erin Waller
Color Specialist @ Carmen! Carmen! Prestige Salon and Spa at Belk Style in Charlotte, NC


How would you describe this look?

This look is a textured, one length bob. This guest had just had a baby and was tired of her long hair. Most women that have just had a baby have very little time to maintain their hair, and long hair can get in the way and be an easy thing for the baby to grab.

This look is fun and effortless. It’s current and on trend of what is in magazines and on celebrities right now. It’s a fun way to make a change without having a lot of commitment.

I also balayaged her hair and created a very “lived in” feel with her blonde. The dimension of the blonde and darker root gives her hair a lifted feel as well.

She has finer hair and the depth gives the illusion of thickness, along with the blunt shape of the cut.

What I love about this look is the balayage. It is one of my favorite techniques because of how low maintenance it is. It can transition from summer to fall with ease while still looking and feeling new, and it looks great straight or curled.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Find a length that works for you. A bob can be something that hits your shoulder or is as short as your chin.

If you have a round face shape, a bob on the longer side can elongate your face. If you have an oval shape, you can go with a shorter style.

Styling this look can be super low maintenance or can be styled every day if you like.

My go to look with this bob is a loose curl. I use a one inch curling iron and take large sections. I use a texture spray and work it into the hair for a gritty, beachy feel. I then run my fingers through the hair to loosen the curl. The more you pull on it the looser the curl will be.

This bob is great for fine to medium hair to create a thicker, fuller look. The thicker your hair, the more texturizing you may need to take out weight.

Sassy Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Billy Keohane
Owner & Educator @ Push Push Salon / Artist @ Elevate Hair / Creative Director @ Avalon Salon in Dallas, TX


How would you describe this look?

A modern take on a classic haircut that has been current since it’s creation almost 60 years ago, the graduated bob. It’s a timeless look that creates shape, movement, and volume when worn straight or wavy.

The highlight of this look is the disconnected ban that runs through the lower half of the haircut, adding extra texture for softness without the need for texturizing and potentially collapsing the shape.

The muted tones from a natural palette add to the softness of the look while the baby lights throughout the front accent the texture with slight dimension.

(Color by Alberto Davis @coloristdavis)

Any advice for someone considering it?

Often people 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, creates weight through the bottom outline, and volume around the head. All of these ingredients help with fine hair.

Thicker hair clients require that the cutter has a good understanding of the technique for personalization, to account for the natural fullness.

A graduated bob is what a beard is for men, every woman should wear it once in their life, but not the one your mother gave you in the kitchen.

Every woman deserves to put on a little black dress, walk into one of the best salons in their shopping district, and be a part of this iconic masterpiece’s legacy.

Choppy Short Bob

Choppy short bobInstagram @leahbabwe

Q&A with style creator, Leah Ashley
Stylist / Makeup Artist & Educator @ Pyure Aveda in Coconut Creek, FL


How would you describe this look?

This cut is a layered and textured bob with a bolder edgy fringe. I love the fringe most because they turn an otherwise trendy and simpler bob into something unique.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The fringe is the biggest commitment of this look, otherwise, it can be pretty easy to maintain! Whether you choose to air dry, blow dry, or iron the majority of the hair, styling the fringe makes the look complete! Most salons offer affordable if not free bang trims in between cuts for easy maintenance!

Cute Choppy Bob With Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Thomas
Designer @ Vanasons Salon in Marietta, GA


How would you describe this look?

This is a textured bob. I added layers and different texturizing techniques to create body and movement in the hair.

To give it the beachy wave look, I used a 1-inch curling iron in alternating directions for extra texture.

I love the versatility of it. Because of the techniques I used for layering, you could wear this beachy and messy or smoothed out and polished.

Her natural highlighting complements this look well by adding an extra dimension, so I would definitely recommend adding dimension to your hair if you don’t have any with your color already.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Think about your daily routine, products, and lifestyle. In the morning, how much work do you want to put into your hair? Depending on the type of texture your hair is will play into how much time you spend on styling.

If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, I would recommend a slightly longer styled bob so that when worn curly would look about this length, but when smoothed would be longer. Naturally smooth and fine hair would need extra attention with the curling iron.

This can be a very simple style to achieve with the right tools and products. I used all Aveda products to achieve this look, mainly volumizing and texture products.

My two favorite products I used on her hair are Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic added to her roots for lift, and Aveda’s Texture Tonic which is a sea salt and sugar spray to add texture and shine. The Texture Tonic is applied wet and dry for extra texture considering her hair strand was finer.

As far as lifestyle, if you have to pull your hair back often I would highly recommend a longer styled bob than this one. You may be able to pull it up half way, but if you are someone who is bothered by the hair on your neck when it’s in a ponytail, this wouldn’t be the best length for you.

I believe that a bob works for any face shape. I would recommend consulting with your hairstylist about routine and different versions of a bob that would fit you best.

Choppy Long Bob

Choppy long blue bobInstagram @jcastillohair

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Castillo
Hairdresser @ Panther City Salon in Fort Worth, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is a long, slightly angled bob with soft internal texture. The dimensional pastel green really gives a fun twist to this classic shape.

I love this cut because it allows for a lot of natural movement in the hair. It looks good both wavy and straight!

Any advice for someone considering it?

For a smooth look, I recommend Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Style Prep. For soft, undone waves, I love prepping the hair with Sugar Lift by Wella and finishing it with Bedroom Hair by Kevin Murphy.

This is a really versatile look that basically anyone can wear! This shape can be taken shorter or left longer to best suit the client’s hair type or lifestyle.

Layered Choppy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Blass
Executive Stylist @ Soleil 7 Salon & Spa in Tallahassee, FL


How would you describe this look?

This beach bob is one of my favorite looks to cut and style. It is that effortless, lived in hair that we all have been obsessing over recently! I don’t see this trend going anywhere, anytime soon.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The 3 most important factors in achieving this beachy summer hair are length, styling, and products. It is so important to make sure this bob is cut above the shoulders! Once the hair is hitting the shoulders, it tends to flip up and gives the cut and shape an entirely different look!

My absolute best tip for styling beach waves on short hair is to flat iron the ends of your hair first. Then, and only then, go through and wave the middle section of your hair with either a flat iron or a wand.

I couldn’t style beach waves without my 3 go-to products! Aveda Air Control, Dry Shampoo, and Texture Tonic create the beach hair your dreams are made of!

Choppy Medium Bob

Choppy medium bob with bangsInstagram @nikki_cregan

Q&A with style creator, Nikki Cregan
Hairstylist @ Entourage Salon and Spa in Sheboygan, WI


How would you describe this look?

This is a modern take on the Joan Jett rocker chick look. A heavy fringe falls nicely into face-framing layers with lots of short to long layers throughout the cut.

The style was cut completely by razor giving the hair movement and weightlessness and that edgy undone “choppy” look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This particular guest’s natural texture is fine but very thick with a little natural wave. She wanted an edgier shaggy style. The razor helped me to remove weight especially from the ends of her hair very easily.

I was able to blow the hair out with a paddle brush and lightly touch up with a flat iron for a low maintenance style. This style would also work well with natural texture. For more of a messy shag, I would just keep the fringe a little longer.

Edgy Choppy Bob with Bangs

Edgy choppy bob with bangsInstagram @basementshang

Q&A with style creator, Fendi George
Stylist @ Basement Salon Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong, Philippines


How would you describe this look?

The cut is a soft graduation bob with point cut bangs. The combination is just great and easy to style. The color is a blonde ash caramel free hand balayage, shadowing the roots after.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Use the right styling product before drying the hair (for anti-frizz, humidity, heat, etc). It will protect the hair and make the drying process much easier.

For the face shape, it depends. For rounder face shapes, it could be better to skip the bangs.

Choppy Collarbone LOB Cut

Q&A with style creator, Jo Johnson
Hairstylist @ Horse Meat Disco Salon in Brisbane, QLD


How would you describe this look?

My favorite aspect of this haircut is that I removed the bulk from the interior although it has soft edges and comes together beautifully. The color has been visually placed and hand painted to emphasize the softness.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut and colour are suited to anyone who has thicker hair. It falls loosely so it’s perfect to wear with a natural wave or can be blow dried smooth for a change.

All products are used are Wella Pro products.

Textured Bob for Thick Hair

Textured Bob for thick hairInstagram @kimmdidit

Q&A with style creator, Kim Erickson
Hairstylist @ evolution in Minneapolis, MN


How would you describe this look?

I love how the interior of this cut creates shape and the texture inspires movement on fine hair.

On this textured bob, the weight is lifted by texture. I sliced shallow Vs into ends to preserve the integrity of the shape, being careful not to collapse shape by over texturizing. I like to keep the weight higher on most face shapes to lift the sightline rather than drag it down. I was mindful to keep the widest portion of the haircut away from the widest portion of the face shape for balance.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look was executed with a round brush blow out, using a golfball-sized amount of L’anza Design Foam with one pump of L’anza Healing Oil mixed in. We finished by massaging a small dab of L’anza Taffy to give a sexy, undone look.

Shoulder Length Choppy Bob

Shoulder Length Choppy BobInstagram @vanillacake718

Q&A with style creator, Amber Jackson
Salon Owner / Stylist @ Eloquence Hair Bar in Cary, NC


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a lived-in style. This look portrays sophisticated, fun, and elegantly messy. I love to create styles that tip the scales of both spectrums and can be worn anywhere from slightly edgy and tousled to very clean. I call it Lilly Pulitzer meets Michael Kors.

My favorite thing about this choppy bob is the versatility of the cut and the many styling options that clients have with it. Depending on the hair texture, I prefer to use a razor to remove weight and add definition to the haircut. I like to think of it as incorporating “invisible layers” throughout the haircut. This makes it easy for my clients to style this at home with minimal effort.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for someone wanting this look would be to first find a stylist that is comfortable with using a razor or knows how to use shears to create the look of a razor cut. This haircut is suitable for pretty much all hair types, textures, and face shapes with only slight modifications.

This look would be perfect for someone with thick hair because the whole cut is pretty much weight removal and the effect is going to give you a very textured look. In terms of someone with thin/fine hair, again, it’s perfect because this gives you added volume throughout the entire haircut to amp up those sad strands. It’s like putting air in the haircut. Someone with curly hair would also benefit because this haircut is mostly worn with some type of curl or added texture, so that’s one less step for the curly girls.

Very few are able to roll out of bed with the “I woke up like this” look. Hats off to those who can, but to those who can’t, consider using a large barrel curling iron. Start in the middle of the hair strand, alternating directions and leaving the ends of the hair out. Finish with R+Co Dry Shampoo Paste to break up the look and add volume, or use the Soft Wave Spray for conditioning the beach wave effect.

As always, the key to a great haircut or style starts with a great consultation. Ensure you and your stylist have a complete understanding of what is expected and how attainable it is. Confidence is KEY and that’s where it all starts. Look good, feel good!

Soft Ashy Brown Bob with Wispy Bangs

Minimal Layers hairstyleInstagram @akashajameshair

Q&A with style creator, Akasha James
Stylist @ Shampoo Avenue B in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is a minimally layered textured bob with a fringe. She already had fringe, but I went a bit thicker with this look and I think the whole cut with frames her face so well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you already have some wavy texture to your hair, this look is great for bringing that out, but otherwise, it may be a little high maintenance. I wouldn’t necessarily suggest this look for someone with extra curly hair, for example.

My client’s natural texture makes this cut lower maintenance. I suggest adding a texture spray to really define the textured layers, and blow drying the fringe may be needed.

One-Length Bob with Soft Layers

One-Length Bob with Soft Layers hairstyleInstagram @jessicagarnica_

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Garnica
Hairdresser @ TONI&GUY The Galleria in Houston, TX


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a one-length bob with soft long layers that were created using carving, feathering, and channel cutting techniques to add maximum body and make the cut easy to style.

My favorite thing about this looks is that its’ super easy and quick to style!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I like to 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 give it an extra boost for volume. After blow-drying and flat ironing, I like to use the Hard To Get clay from Bed Head to mess up the look. Scrunch the hair to spice it up and create a more effortless yet sexy look!

Effortless Dark Chocolate Brown Shagged Bob

Effortless Dark Chocolate Brown Shagged BobInstagram @bgilesprinceton

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Giles
Master Stylist @ Princeton Salon and Spa in Johns Creek, GA


How would you describe this look?

I love this look because it’s effortless in its appearance, yet still beautiful. It’s one of my favorites to teach clients because I feel like it’s one of the easier looks for them replicate at home.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is achievable with texture products such as Aveda’s Texture Tonic prior to blow drying, and Aveda’s Dry Shampoo after blow drying and thermal styling. This style is best for someone with little “get ready” time that still wants to look put together.

Platinum Bob with Blunt Layers

Choppy Bob with Blunt Layers hairstyleInstagram @speakeasysalon

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie
Owner / Stylist @ Speakeasy Salon in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look?

This look would be described as a choppy bob. It contains lots of blunt layers throughout, giving it a very texturized look. This look is perfect for those with thick hair that want to remove some weight.

My favorite thing about this look is the versatility of it. It can be worn polished and straight, waved with a curling iron, or tousled into a funky style. This particular cut has texturized side bangs, but will also work on those wanting to keep the front longer.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The ideal hair type for this look would be someone who has thick/dense hair. You can achieve this look on finer hair as well, but it will require more attention in the styling department. This style is fairly easy to maintain on a daily basis but requires a bit of effort to refresh the cut every eight weeks or so.

To style this bob, I used a styling cream on damp hair then blow dried rough. Using my flat iron, I straightened the hair, flipping it out slightly to make sure it didn’t curl under. I finished it off with a sea salt texture spray to give it the piecey look. If styling on finer hair, I would start with a root-boosting mousse before blow drying upside down.

Most face types can pull this off, however, I would not suggest bangs to someone with a rounder face shape.

Textured Choppy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Shannen Paterson
Junior Stylist @ Bluebird in Bedfordshire, England


How would you describe this look?

This is a choppy textured bob. My favorite thing about this look is how versatile it can be. If you’re someone who gets bored with your hair easily, then this look is for you.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Don’t be scared to get creative! This look can be worn in different ways, so have some fun with it. Put in loads of dry shampoo or a texturizing product like Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair and mess it up for a disheveled look that accentuates the choppy cut. Or, apply a smoothing product and blow dry with a round brush to create a sleek and classy look.

If you simply don’t have the time or energy for either of those options, run some serum through with your hands if you have slightly frizzy hair, or spray in some salt spray for finer hair, then twist the ends with your fingers for an “I woke up like this” kind of look.

Classic Choppy Bob with Modern Edge

Classic Bob with Modern Edge hairstyleInstagram @kalohair

Q&A with style creator, Sandra Peace
Owner / Stylist @ KALO Hair Beauty in Ocean Grove, VIC


How would you describe this look?

This client had super thick hair, so we cut her hair into a choppy bob with a slightly disconnected layer. This look is very chic. We layered her hair this way so the thickness could be taken out without compromising the straight edge.

This look can be done on all types of hair. I love the texture (deep slices) in the hair because it shows off the depth of the tones.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is definitely low maintenance for straight hair, although it can be worn curly or in waves as well.

Product is a must. We used ELEVEN Miracle Hair Treatment before blow drying. It is a multi-use lightweight treatment that is suitable for all hair types. We also used Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair once the hair was dry to give a grunge feel to roots and ends. Only the ends were straightened with a GHD iron in order to leave the root area with lift and body. Always blow dry down the hair shaft for minimal frizz.

This look can be pulled off by most face shapes. If you have a square jaw, however, simply leave the cut a little longer. This is a classic bob with a modern edge!

Medium Length Choppy Bob with Blonde Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Abigail Ennis
Co-Owner @ Society, a Salon in Sumner, WA


How would you describe this look?

This is a blunt, angled bob with surface layers and texturing. I wanted to create a strong baseline with light layering that was sleek when straightened, but had a ton of movement and “choppiness” when curled.

My favorite part of how this turned out is how much TEXTURE and volume the final result had! This totally sums up my aesthetic as a stylist and how I would actually wear my hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

There are three things I would say are a must to achieve this look: a wet texture spray, a 1-inch curling iron, and a dry wax finishing spray. I start building the texture and choppiness of this style when it’s toweled dry by spraying L’Oreal Professionnel Perfect Texture from roots to ends throughout the entire head. I then rough dry the hair, meaning I don’t use a brush, and over-direct the hair to each side while drying. This allows for the end result not to be so “perfect.”

I then curl two-inch sections starting at the nape of the neck and work my way up the head, leaving about an inch of the end of the hair out and alternating directions with each curl. I curl everything around hairline away from the face. I run my fingers immediately through each curl when released from the curling iron to create a very loose wave instead of a curl. Another trick is curling everything with a middle part, then flipping everything to one side to create even more volume.

At the very end, I generously spray L’Oreal Professionnel Next Day Hair throughout the finished look. This is a must-have product because it gives A TON of texture, has a little bit of hold like a hairspray, keeps waves separated, and smells like a day at the beach!

Auburn Choppy Bob for Thick Hair

Lived-In Choppy Bob hairstyleInstagram @manely.molly

Q&A with style creator, Molly Tabor
Hairstylist @ Manely Molly Hair in Chino, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as an effortless, lived-in choppy bob. This particular cut has a bit of graduation and layering.

My favorite thing about this haircut is that it’s actually quite versatile. Wear it curled, straight, wavy, or whatever your natural texture may be. You can even hop out of bed, throw in a little product, and be good to go!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice to someone considering this look is to not be afraid to experiment with it. Change your part, play with headbands, tuck one side behind your ear, use different sized curling irons there really are tons of options.

I definitely recommend some kind of texture wax or defining cream. Rub some between your hands when you’re done styling, then put it through the ends and piece everything out to give it that intentionally messy look.

Disheveled Jet Black Choppy Bob

Disheveled Style hairstyleInstagram @hairbyramsay

Q&A with style creator, Ramsay Ramirez
Freelance Hairstylist @ Ramsay Marston Hair in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as effortless and perfect for someone who has five minutes to get out the door in the morning. I love that it’s put together but disheveled at the same time. There’s balance in the style, and it’s also very trendy.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

While wet, I used a leave-in conditioner/heat protector called UNITE 7 Seconds. I also added some UNITE Boosta which is a volume spray that adds touchable texture and hold. It smells amazing! Make an “L” with your arm and spray both products from that distance, then blow dry them in.

I finished with UNITE’s Texturiza to wave with. I used a flat iron to create the undone waves, sectioning in only 2/3 sections and alternating the wave pattern (back/forward).

You don’t want this look to be perfect, so some pieces might be straighter than others and that’s ok. Finish by spraying it all over with the Texturiza, comb through with fingers, and you’re done!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I feel like anyone could wear this style, you just may need to tweak it for your texture. It’s easy, low maintenance, and will last all day!

Slightly Concave Blunt Bob

Q&A with style creator, Elle Kress
Hair Artist @ Elle Kress Hair in Sydney, Australia


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this cut and style as a slightly concave blunt bob with choppy layering.

I think my favorite thing about this look is that it is so easy to style and make it look effortlessly beachy and chic.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I’m a big believer in keeping styling products to a minimum where you can. For this particular texture, all I would use is a heat protector. My favorite is Revlon Professional Unique One. After styling, add just a few sprays of sea salt spray. I really like the salt spray by Fudge!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think this look suits so many different hair textures, face shapes and colors, however relatively straight textured, medium density hair would probably be ideal. As far as face shape, I love this look on people who have a rounder or oval face shape. I think the angle at the front elongates the face and complements softer features.

This really is a super easy hairstyle to maintain, so someone who has 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.

Short A-Line Bob

Short & Textured hairstyleInstagram @rwb_hair

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Webster
Stylist @ Blend Hair Salon in Greenville, SC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is so fun and textured. I love how versatile but simple it can be. It can be worn straight, with a little bit of curl, or you can let your hair do its own thing! No matter what, the shape of the cut gives it an effortless style. This cut makes it easy for anyone to get a salon-styled look at home!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Spray Anti.Gravity by Kevin Murphy on wet hair and dry it into the hair. This product adds light hold and heat protection. After hair is dry, use a curling iron or flat iron to create waves in the hair.

For a straight textured look, use a brush or flat iron to smooth the ends. Finish off with Kevin Murphy’s Doo.Over for added texture and hold. If you want a lot of grip and texture, use Puff Me by Design Me. This look is perfect for a night out!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is such a universal style and it looks fabulous on anyone! This style is best for fine or medium hair.

With this cut, hair doesn’t need to be shampooed every day and is effortless to style. It’s the perfect cut for those who don’t always have time to style their hair. To maintain this style, it should be cut every six to eight weeks.

Ash Blonde to Bright Blonde Ombre LOB

Ash Blonde to Bright Blonde Ombre LOBInstagram @hairbyhare

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Hare
Stylist @ Craft Studio in Spokane, WA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as the midi chopped bob. It gives you the versatility of the bob style with still being able to pull it back in a pony.

My favorite thing about this bob is that it’s effortless, regardless if it is worn straight or wavy.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this look, I love KMS Hairplay sea salt spray and Kevin Murphy Volume.Mousse. I usually like to throw in a leave-in conditioner like KMS Moist Repair as well.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for fine hair and any face shape. I think this looks fabulous on so many of my clients with different lifestyles because it is so versatile.

Fun Flirty Shag Bob

Fun Flirty Style hairstyleInstagram @haircandymd

Q&A with style creator, Angela Bozman
Owner / Colorist @ Hair Candy LLC in Salisbury, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a fun flirty style for women of any age. My favorite thing about this cut is that it looks great straight or curly. It’s a very versatile style.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a good flexible hairspray to spray on each section before curling. I also recommend 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.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut would look good on any client. The length may need to be adjusted for clients with certain features to avoid showcasing things the client wants to diminish.

This is a very easy hairstyle, but clients will need to use a product if they want a nice sleek look or a beachy look.

Golden Layered Bob

choppy bob hair layered

This style is perfect for those who are constantly on the go! Choppy layers in the back are complemented by a smooth fringe.

How To Style:

  1. This cut looks best “undone”, so blow drying will be a cinch!
  2. Using your fingertips, distribute a nickel-sized amount of styling creme throughout hair.
  3. Using a paddle brush, blow dry fringe forward, then gently push to the side.
  4. Blow dry the rest of your hair using your fingers to tousle as you work around your head.
  5. Finish with a texturizing spray wax.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Spray Wax is great for adding flexible texture!

Best Face Shapes:

oval, round, square, heart

Delectable Choppy Bob with Side Bangs

Delectable Choppy Bob with Side BangsInstagram @melanierichardshairboutique

Swap your long hair for a chic choppy bob like this with long side bangs. The black roots under that shiny icy blonde hair even make it more dimensional and edgy.

Brick Red Asymmetrical Bob

auburn choppy bob side

Bold red shows off the shape of this cut beautifully! When you have a strong angle or shape to your cut and lots of texture, a single overall color is best.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a nickel-sized amount of styling creme to towel dried hair.
  2. Using a medium sized paddle brush, blow hair dry in a downward motion.
  3. Add an extra straight touch by running a flat iron through the ends.
  4. Finish by adding a pea-sized amount of light texture pomade through the ends for separation.

Recommended Products:

OSiS Aqua Glide infuses hair with lightweight texture and high shine.

Best Face Shapes:

round, oval, square, heart

Tip:

This red hue looks best on those with cool-toned pale skin. Opt for something richer and a bit darker if your skin tone is tan or medium olive.

Sleek Bob for Thin Hair

sleek choppy bob 2

Multiple tones of blonde really show off this long layered, choppy cut. Pale cool blonde is bright against medium beige blond!

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair from the bottom of the neck up to just below the crown with the “wrap technique”, which means using fingers or a paddle brush to wrap hair around your head as you blow dry.
  2. Use a 3-inch round brush to blow dry the crown area, lifting the sections high and concentrating air to the root area for volume.
  3. Apply a small amount of matte texturizing powder to the root area of your crown for extra lightweight volume and separation.
  4. Grab a teasing brush and back brush the root area.
  5. Smooth some hair over the section you back brushed for a finished look.
  6. Secure with some flexible hold styling spray.

Recommended Products:

OSiS Dust It mattifying powder packs a punch of volume without weighing hair down.

Best Face Shapes:

round, oval, square, heart

Tip:

Turn ends around your face under with your flat iron so they accentuate your face shape.

Dark Brown Bob with Purple Highlights

dark choppy bob violet

This look has lots of layers and tons of shine! Dark brown all over color shows off the shape of this cut. If you like dimension, go with highlights and lowlights to add movement with color.

How To Style:

  1. Spray volumizing root booster to the roots of your hair.
  2. Use a 1-1/2 inch round brush to blow dry hair. Start in the area of the bottom of your neck and work your way up.
  3. For fringe area, blow that section straight up and out from your forehead then sweep to one side.
  4. Finish with a shine serum for a healthy look that’s full of volume!

Recommended Products:

Big Sexy Hair Dense thickening primer spray is perfect for creating any voluminous style.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, long, heart