15 Face-Framing Layered & Choppy Haircuts for Shoulder-Length Hair

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Face-framing layered and choppy shoulder-length hair provides stunning volume and body. It features a blended layering of short and long pieces, creating an illusion of length.

Katie Russo is a skilled hairstylist from Shelby Township, MI. She advises that a layered cut has different results, depending on how a lady’s hair is dried.

“The versatility of this cut is for women of all ages with thick, wavy hair. If left to air dry, it’d be wavy and choppy. If blow-dried, it’d look smooth and choppy,” Russo explains.

Mane with tons of choppy layers requires styling with heat tools and quality products. This also means that you need extra time for the morning routine.

Layers may grow out quickly, and the process may be difficult. So Russo points out that “regular trims are crucial to keeping everything in place.” Consult your stylist to know how often you must visit the salon.

Looking for photo inspirations? Check out these trendy face-framing layered and choppy shoulder-length hair ideas!

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Face-Framing Long Bob with Choppy Layers

Face-Framing Long Bob with Choppy Layers
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Choppy layers combined with a long bob create the perfect face-framing effect for any woman. A long choppy layered bob, along with other mid-length hairstyles, has the advantage of being universally flattering for nearly any face shape. The reason? The varying lengths of the layers! mid-length hair with messy layers create extra volume and movement, a style feature that will give every woman a confidence boost.

Face-Framing Money Piece

Face-Framing Money Piece on choppy medium hair
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A face-framing money piece is minimal coloring that has a super high impact on the overall look. This trend can pair perfectly with medium haircuts with layers to create an illusion of length and volume. This medium-length layered hairstyle can fit into both a low and high-maintenance lifestyle woman.

Choppy Layered Haircut

Choppy Layered Haircut on shoulder-length hair
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Choppy layered haircuts are ideal to remove weight and add movement to thicker hair types. For a finer hair texture, the style of medium choppy layered hair can add volume in the crown and the illusion of more strands. This style can be tailored to many hairstyles especially those looking to enhance natural texture.

Textured and Lived-In Beach Waves

Choppy Textured and Lived-In Beach Waves on mid-length hair
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Textured and lived-in beach waves are a match made in heaven for finer hair. The combination is the best way to enhance the hair’s body and volume. Choppy, layered hairstyles add bounce, shape and definition to any hair type.

Feathered Layers for Medium-Length Hair

Feathered Layers for Medium-Length Hair
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Try feathered layers on medium-length only if your hair is extremely dense to remove extra bulk. Otherwise, there will not be enough hair left in the perimeter of the cut to maintain balance from top to bottom. Medium layered hair is perfect if shorter lengths are not your thing. The volume created by the chunky layers and the proper length kept will draw the eyes up and down which is naturally more flattering for the face.

Front Layer Cut for Medium Hair

Choppy Front Layer Cut for Medium Hair
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A front layer cut for medium hair adds the most movement around the face. Medium cuts with a side part are the perfect length to give straight hair maximum fullness while the choppy layers will give locks life and extra texture.

Face-Framing Layered Choppy Shoulder-Length Hair

Face-Framing Layered Choppy Shoulder-Length Hair
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A shoulder-length haircut with choppy face-framing layers is a youthful style. Choppy shoulder-length hair with layers look best on girls with medium to thick hair density (thickness). Adding some soft beachy waves to this haircut will compliment the soft layers perfectly.

Low-Maintenance Balayage with Long Bangs

Choppy Low-Maintenance Balayage with Long Bangs on medium-length hair
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A low-maintenance balayage looks gorgeous with long bangs. Adding a fringe to layered medium-length hair gives an extra bit of flair to your hairdo. One way to compliment choppy, face-framing hairstyles is to add a balayage color. The contrast of colors will make your layers pop.

Choppy Shoulder-Length Cut with Wispy Bangs

Choppy Shoulder-Length Cut with Wispy Bangs
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Wispy bangs on a choppy shoulder-length cut is a very popular style. Soft and straight bangs on shoulder-length haircuts can be worn on ladies of any age. If you’re looking for a new hairstyle, ask your stylist if this haircut would work for your hair texture. Opt for a blonde hue to add brightness around your face.

Choppy Shoulder-Length Layers

Choppy Shoulder-Length Layers
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Shoulder-length layers are great not only in the Spring and Summer but Fall and Winter too. Shorter hair means quicker drying and styling time. Face-framing haircuts with choppier textures give effortless style all you need is a diffuser and your favorite salt spray or defining paste.

Choppy Layers for Thin Hair

Choppy Layers for medium-length Thin Hair
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Choppy layers on thin hair require a bit more styling time, but are so worth it. A great way to show off choppy cuts on medium-length fine hair is to add some dimension to the color. Using the correct styling products for your hair type is also essential. Your stylist will know best what products will work for your hair.

Collarbone-Length Shaggy Cut for Older Women

Choppy Collarbone-Length Shaggy Cut for Older Women
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The shaggy collarbone-length hair with side bangs is a perfect option for older women looking for a modern style. Choppy styles can be fun to style. Try a texture spray to enhance the layers of your shaggy haircut.

Medium Shag with Long Curtain Bangs

Choppy Medium Shag with Long Curtain Bangs
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Long curtain bangs compliment a medium-length shag cut beautifully. Medium-length hair with layers and soft waves looks great on women of any age with any face shape. Ask your stylist if a shag haircut with curtain bangs is a look they would recommend for you.

Related: Best mid-length hairstyles with curtain bangs.

Layered and Choppy Mid-Length Hairstyle

Layered and Choppy Mid-Length Hairstyle
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If you’re considering a mid-length haircut, ask your stylist to add some choppy layers. Medium layered haircuts with bangs and loose waves or curls are a popular option for women with every kind of lifestyle. If you want to embrace your natural texture, adding choppy, shaggy layers could be just what you need. Try styling this haircut with a light hold mousse on damp hair and scrunch the crown for the added lift at the roots.

Medium-Length Wavy Bob with Bangs

Medium-Length Wavy Bob with Bangs
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If you’re looking for a cut that will change up your look but can still be pulled back into a ponytail, try a medium-length wavy bob with bangs. Ask your hairstylist for a wavy lob that falls to the collarbone in front, and ends a bit shorter in the back with layers. Instead of blunt bangs, go for a fringe with a soft texture that is a bit longer in the corners. This hair length suits any face shape, framing and enhancing women’s facial features. If you have thick tresses, make sure weight is removed from the interior to prevent too much width.