28 Coolest Long Choppy Bob Haircuts for That Beachy Lob Look

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A long choppy bob is a shoulder-length cut with jagged and textured ends that softens the style. Its versatility is one of its best assets. It appears stunning on either sleek and wavy hair, with or without bangs.

Before you get this beachy lob cut, “a thorough consultation is key,” says Georgia-based stylist Kristin Valdosta. Consider your routine and your lifestyle by asking, “Do I want to be still able to pull it up in a ponytail?” And “How much time do I have to commit to styling it?”

Yes, this hairstyle is quicker to jazz up but keep in mind that you still need to allot some of your time to do so.

Valdosta loves texturizing products such as the Undressed by Kevin Murphy. It’s a lightweight, creamy, textured paste that polishes and pieces the hair. She also recommends the Creme 2 Powder Play for women who need volume and control.

This choppy haircut may not work on a certain texture and density. If that happens, ask your hairstylist how you should style your hair. You must also know everything about its maintenance to keep its shape.

“Women sometimes don’t realize that the smallest bit of grow-out can make a big difference,” Valdosta notes. She adds, “A shoulder-grazing, choppy long bob cut tends to bounce off and flip out, so a trim every 4-6 weeks is necessary, depending on how fast the tresses grow out.”

Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspirational photos of the coolest long, choppy bob haircuts and hairstyles!

Profile view of a woman with a choppy layered long bob featuring dark to light hair color transition

#1 Choppy Layered Long Bob

This chic choppy layered long bob combines effortless style with easy maintenance, making it a perfect choice for those with medium density hair looking for a lively, textured look. The layered cut not only enhances volume but also frames the face beautifully, suitable for various face shapes. The gradual color transition from darker roots to lighter ends adds a trendy, dimensional appearance, ideal for those wanting a stylish yet manageable hairstyle. Regular trims are recommended to maintain the distinct layers and vibrant color.

Long choppy graduated bob with rich auburn color and face-framing layers for medium to thick hair.

#2 Long Choppy Graduated Bob

This long choppy graduated bob is perfect for those seeking a polished yet edgy look. The rich auburn color adds depth and warmth, making it ideal for cooler skin tones. The graduated layers create volume and movement, especially suitable for medium to thick hair. The soft, face-framing layers help to accentuate your facial features. This cut is low-maintenance but may require frequent trims to keep the shape sharp and the color vibrant.

Long layered choppy bob with beachy waves and balayage from dark roots to platinum blonde tips.

#3 Long Layered Choppy Bob

This long layered choppy bob is perfect for a beachy, textured look. The soft balayage from darker roots to platinum blonde tips adds dimension and a sun-kissed glow, ideal for medium to thick hair. The choppy layers enhance natural waves and give a breezy, effortless style. It’s great for round and heart-shaped faces, providing volume and movement. However, be mindful that the light color can require more maintenance to keep it looking fresh and vibrant.

Long choppy bob with textured layers and full bangs for medium to thick wavy hair.

#4 Long Choppy Bob with Bangs

This long choppy bob with bangs is perfect for those wanting a modern, youthful style with minimal fuss. The shoulder-length cut features textured layers that add volume and movement, ideal for medium to thick hair. The full, blunt bangs frame the face beautifully, enhancing your eyes and cheekbones. This style is great for those with naturally wavy hair, as it accentuates the natural texture. However, it may require regular trims to keep the bangs looking sharp and prevent the layers from becoming unruly.

Woman with glasses wearing a shoulder-length bob with choppy layers and balayage highlights

#5 Shoulder-Length Bob with Choppy Layers

This shoulder-length bob with choppy layers is the epitome of casual elegance, enhanced with subtle balayage highlights that create a depth and dimension, perfect for fine to medium hair types. The layers boost the hair’s natural volume and movement, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to add a playful yet polished look. This hairstyle is easy to maintain with regular trims, keeping the layers fresh and the color vibrant, perfect for a lively, youthful appearance.

Woman with a long choppy bob styled in dark wavy hair with lighter balayage highlights

#6 Long Choppy Bob for Dark, Wavy Hair

Featuring a sophisticated balayage that transitions from deep roots to lighter tips, this long choppy bob is perfect for showcasing natural waves. The layered cuts enhance volume and movement, making it an excellent choice for those with medium to thick wavy hair. The style strikes a balance between effortless upkeep and chic styling, ideal for a dynamic, modern look. Maintain this bob with regular trims to keep the layers fresh and the color vibrant.

Woman with a tapered blonde bob and long bangs showing dark to light color gradient

#7 Tapered Blonde Bob with Long Bangs

Perfect for fine hair, this tapered blonde bob with long bangs offers a chic, voluminous look with its seamless gradient from dark roots to blonde ends. The cut is expertly tapered at the back to increase body, while the sweeping bangs frame the face beautifully, ideal for highlighting cheekbones. This style is low-maintenance yet fashionable, requiring simple styling techniques and regular trims to maintain the fresh, edgy look and vibrant color.

Side view of a woman with a long choppy inverted bob in deep brown

#8 Long Choppy Inverted Bob

Opt for this long choppy inverted bob to achieve a sophisticated yet edgy look. The unique cut creates a flattering angle, elongating the neck and accentuating the jawline, making it ideal for round or square face shapes. The deep brown hue enriches the texture, giving each layer a more pronounced appearance. This style is particularly suitable for medium textured hair, offering easy maintenance with regular trims to preserve the sharp angles and fresh ends.

Profile view of a woman with a choppy lob haircut featuring balayage highlights

#9 Choppy Lob Haircut

This stylish choppy lob haircut blends textured layers with striking balayage highlights that transition from natural dark tones at the roots to vibrant blonde ends. Ideal for adding volume and movement, this look is perfect for those with medium to thick hair. The layers are cut to enhance the natural flow of the hair, making it a superb choice for anyone seeking a chic yet manageable hairstyle. Regular trims will help maintain the shape and the balayage will require minimal upkeep, perfect for a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Smiling woman with a choppy textured lob and balayage highlights

#10 Choppy Textured Lob

Featuring a sun-kissed balayage that complements its dynamic layers, this choppy textured lob is tailored for those who love a breezy, effortless style. Ideal for medium to dense hair, the textured layers inject life and movement, perfect for softening angular face shapes. The balayage technique not only brings out the layers but also grows out beautifully, making this a low-maintenance choice for busy lifestyles. Regular trims will keep the layers well-defined and the color vibrant.

Woman with a choppy layered lob featuring brunette to blonde balayage

#11 Lob

Embrace a fresh, dynamic look with this choppy layered lob, highlighted by a beautiful balayage that transitions from rich brunette roots to luminous blonde tips. This style not only boosts the volume appearance for fine hair but also beautifully frames the face, suitable for oval and heart-shaped faces. Its layered texture makes it a breeze to style, perfect for a casual yet stylish look. Regular trims are recommended to keep the layers distinct and the color vibrant.

Woman with a long inverted choppy bob with caramel highlights

#12 Long Inverted Choppy Bob

This long inverted choppy bob is perfect for adding a touch of flair with its sleek, angled front that elongates the face, making it a great choice for round or square face shapes. The mix of dark roots and caramel highlights adds depth and dimension, highlighting the choppy layers. Ideal for medium to thick hair, this style creates a voluminous look with minimal styling effort. Frequent trims are recommended to maintain the sharp, clean lines of the cut.

Woman with an edgy long choppy pixie bob hairstyle

#13 Edgy Long Choppy Pixie Bob

Show off your playful side with this edgy long choppy pixie bob, ideal for adding volume and movement, especially to fine hair. This cut features dynamic, uneven layers that frame the face beautifully, enhancing cheekbones and softening jawlines. It’s perfect for those seeking a low-maintenance but stylish look, adaptable to both casual and chic styling. While it adds volume, it might require frequent trims to maintain the shape and freshness of the layers.

Side-Parted Choppy Lob Cut
Instagram @romeufelipe

#14: Side-Parted Choppy Cut

A choppy hairstyle can be side-parted. The cut has textural layers and blunt ends, creating an interesting look. It works well on both medium to thick hair and hair with fine to coarse textures. Using a curling iron can add more texture to the choppy bob hairstyle.

Long Choppy Bob with Dimensional Highlights
Instagram @hirohair

#15: Long Bob with Dimensional Highlights

Bobs are an excellent hairstyle choice if you have fine to medium hair texture. Adding a slight layer at the crown and a barely noticeable graduated cut can create a beautiful shape that experts can recognize. Your stylist will concentrate on adding texture to the perimeter and creating a soft, modern bob. Use a flat iron with a slight bend and style your hair away from the face to get natural-looking waves.

#16: Bright Blonde Textured Bob

Try the coolest trend with a bright blonde textured bob. You can create the perfect bob to match your hair type and texture. I would chip into the mid-lengths and ends to create texture and release unwanted weight. When styling long, choppy bobs, use a big barrel curling iron and leave out your ends. Use some sea salt spray to finish.

Dimensional Color on a Long Choppy Bob Cut
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#17: Dimensional Color on a Long Choppy Bob Cut

If you want a modern, flexible hairstyle that gives depth and movement to your hair, consider applying color to a choppy bob cut. The choppy layers offer a textured, tousled look. Adding color to your hair will enhance its depth. This hairstyle is ideal for a fresh, youthful look without cutting any length from your hair. To set this hairstyle, start with dry hair. Use a spray to richen the choppy layers and give them shape. You can also use a curling wand to create loose waves for added texture.

Dimensional Choppy Lob with Layers and curtain bangs
Instagram @xianghair

#18: Dimensional Lob with Layers

A dimensional lob with layers is a shaggy shape with lots of personality. The best way to achieve the airy shape is to have your ends texture cut. Ask for point cutting or razor cutting for wispiness. Your shape should have medium layers and a soft fringe. If you want your curls to be messy with straight ends, I advise leaving them out when you curl them. And add a texture paste when styling.

#19: Golden Copper Lob with a Side Part

A golden copper lob with a side part is perfect for ladies with warmer skin tones. The warmth of the golden copper will bring a youthful glow to your skin.

#20: Blunt Ends with Minimal Textured Layers

Reward your hair with blunt ends and minimal textured layers. You’ll be glad you did. This cut is versatile and will make your hair healthy and voluminous. Opt for a length above the shoulders to show off the thick perimeter. You’ll want your stylist to cut into your layers to create texture and movement. Curl your hair with a 1-inch iron for a tousled style, or if you want to, wear it straight.

Modern Choppy Lob with a Light Brown Money Piece
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#21: Modern Lob with a Light Brown Money Piece

If you want to make your bob more dimensional, I suggest adding balayage pieces. The two-tone will add depth, making your cut look more defined. Get the most out of your balayage and place your highlighted pieces around your face and close to the scalp. This will allow more time to grow.

Messy Side-Parted Choppy Lob
Instagram @hirohair

#22: Messy Side-Parted Lob

If you have thick, heavy hair and want a short cut with movement, ask your stylist for a textured bob. The razor softens your ends, which removes weight and creates more movement. Wear your hair with waves to see a more choppy, defined look. Avoid curling your ends. It will cause shrinkage when styling.

Platinum Choppy Lob with No Bangs
Instagram @beautybybost

#23: Platinum Lob with No Bangs

The platinum lob with no bangs is a stunning classic hairstyle. It’s ideal for women who like to keep the cut simple and emphasize the bold color. It’s a good idea to mention if you are happy with the length, as you will need to get a regular trim every 6-8 weeks. That will ensure you have no split ends, keeping your hair in great condition.

Textured Lob with Highlights
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#24: Textured Lob with Highlights

Rock your locks in a textured cut paired with subtle highlights. This color is easy to adjust to fit all hair types, making it one of the best options. Lobs also give you a chic look while maintaining length and style. Try styling with a wand for sultry beach waves.

Soft Champagne Blonde Choppy Lob
Instagram @deeprootsatx

#25: Soft Champagne Blonde Lob

Go for a beachy vibe. A lob is low-maintenance and easy to style. To give your hair some weightless movement, all you need is some invisible layers. They add lift without the look of traditional layers. To get an undone, messy look, I suggest adding loose waves and texture spray and messing it up.

Lived-In Blonde One-Length Choppy Lob
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#26: Lived-In Blonde One-Length Lob

A lived-in blonde on a one-length lob always looks fun and classy. When you want a style that looks lived-in, opt for curling your hair in different directions. Use your curling iron to do this. Curling both towards your face and away from your face while leaving the ends of your hair out of the curling iron. Leaving the ends of your hair straight will give you a more natural, textured appearance. Finish with a tousled texture spray, and voila!

#27: Long Blunt Bob with Choppy Layers

A long blunt bob with choppy layers is an edgy cut that works well for any hair type. Blunt perimeters combine with soft layers to create an effortless look. These cuts are perfect in-between length to where you can still pull hair up, but looks great with soft beach waves added. A one-inch curling iron and texture spray help create an effortless look for choppy, long bob hairstyles. Depending on the hair density, a long bob with layers looks best at either collarbone or chest-length level.

Blonde Long Choppy Bob with Waves
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#28: Blonde Bob with Waves

A blonde long, choppy bob with waves is a chic yet low-maintenance look. You can style it up by curling the hair to the ends or round brushing. You can style it more young and beachy by curling vertical sections and leaving the ends straight.