35+ Fantastic Short, Choppy Bob Haircuts for a Modern Look

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Short, choppy bobs are a women’s short haircut cut at the ear-to-neck length to create multi-layers and texture. If you have an attitude that falls between boho and rebel style, this cheeky version of the bob should be on top of your must-have hairdos!

The signature feature of a choppy haircut is its different, shattered lengths, defining the trendy tousled hair appearance that everyone’s raging about. Rooting from the expertly done looks of celebrity icons Ashley Benson, Dua Lipa, Lauren Conrad, and Sienna Miller, this short and casual cut captured the hearts of women who aspire to be the boss both in work and fashion.

“It’s meant to be messy, lived-in, and not too formal,” says Sam Kane, Boston haircut specialist and owner of the Black Room Salon. “Make sure you’re ready to put some effort in to get the desired texture. The stylist should guide you on how to get the right outcome when styling.”

There are a ton of things to love about this textured hairstyle! That’s why you better keep going and scrolling for the trendiest short, choppy bob haircuts today!

Choppy Bob with an Airy Texture
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#1: Bob with an Airy Texture

A blunt-textured bob suitably caters to fine hair, adding fullness to your shape. On the other hand, choppy-textured layers yield an ethereal, airy feel. Experiment with a naturally air-dried texture using Cult King’s Jelly product to create an effortless style.

#2: Rooted Bob with Choppy Layers

This rooted bob with choppy layers is a versatile and trendy haircut that adds movement and dimension to your style. The layers are cut to create texture and volume, while the rooted color adds depth and a natural appearance to the overall look. This haircut works well for women of all ages and hair types, as it can be customized to suit your facial features and personal style.

neck-length choppy bob for fine hair

#3 Neck-Length Bob for Fine Hair

Go for a child-like look on your bob for fine hair. The straight-cut edge is a contemporary way to display such a bob on short hair, resulting in a chic modern lady.

Related: short and choppy bobs for fine hair.

Short Modern Choppy Center-Parted Bob
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#4: Modern Choppy Center-Parted Bob

When it comes to modern, choppy, center-parted bobs, I recommend a layered shape. Layering will give the hair a lot of texture and movement throughout. It best suits fine or medium textured hair types and straight or slightly wavy locks. It will provide enough structure while still looking effortless and carefree. Point cutting can extend the length of time your hairstyle will last. It removes bulk.

#5: Messy and Rooted Bob

A bob pairs well with wavy textures. You get body, texture, and movement from a bob with layers and a gradient in the back, adding lightness.

Short Cowboy Copper Choppy Bob
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#6: Cowboy Copper Bob

The cowboy copper hair color, more brunette than orange, is trending now. If your hair is naturally wavy, you can usually air-dry it without additional styling. However, if not, you’ll likely need to style it with tongs and a brush after it dries. Given these hairstyling processes, using a heat protector is vital to preserve hair health.

Short Copper-Toned Shaggy Choppy Bob Cut
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#7: Copper-Toned Shaggy Bob Cut

Do you fancy layered hairstyles? Ask for a copper-colored messy bob haircut! This unique hairstyle isn’t just fashionable. It’s also becoming a timeless style that garners attention and never goes out of fashion.

Edgy Choppy Bob for Short Hair and for girls with straight hair
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#8: Edgy Bob for Short Hair

If you want a style with more volume and cool factor but have fine hair, opt for a short haircut like an edgy bob. You should use a texture spray like Hairstory Undressed to boost volume and waviness in this cut.

#9: Electric Bronze Bob

This electric bronze bob is a bold and dynamic look for women with short, messy hair and fringe. The cut features choppy layers that create volume and movement. This style works best for those with naturally straight or slightly wavy hair. It allows the layers to fall into place effortlessly. When you style, start with damp hair and apply a volumizing spray at the roots if you want maximum volume. Blow dry your hair with a round brush, creating volume while keeping the layers separate. Finish with a texturizing spray to give the hair some grit and enhance the choppy effect.

Center-Parted Choppy Bob for short hair
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#10: Center-Parted Bob

The center-parted bob is a highly sought-after hairstyle. This versatile cut works well for women of all ages. Texture can be added by slide cutting in the occipital and point cutting the perimeter. The choppy layers provide volume, while the center part frames the face beautifully. I recommend blow-drying hair with a round brush to style this look to create a smooth finish. Spend time using a one-and-a-quarter-inch iron and bend and slide the iron through the hair. Add texturizing spray to enhance the choppy layers and add definition.

short, choppy bob with Lots of Volume and blunt ends with a money piece
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#11: Bob with Lots of Volume

For women who want a classic and chic look, a short bob with lots of volume is a great option. This bob is perfect for those who want to add volume and texture to their hair without losing too much length. The blunt ends of the cut emphasize the clean lines and add to the sharpness of the look. To style, I suggest applying a volumizing hair spray or foam to damp hair. Then, blow dry with a round brush, paying close attention to lifting the hair at the roots. This technique helps to give the hair a lot of volume.

Short Tousled Blonde Choppy Bob Cut
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#12: Tousled Blonde Bob Cut

Go for an edgy twist with a tousled, blonde bob. When it comes to this cut, it looks effortless, but it does take some styling. Soft and messy layers will give your hair some volume and texture, perfect for fine hair. If you have thick hair, thin it out in bulky areas to have it sit currently and to make styling easier.

Chic Textured Bob with Choppy Ends
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#13: Chic Textured Bob with Choppy Ends

A chic textured bob with choppy ends is the perfect way to make a bold yet modern style choice. Consider opting for this straight bob if you need something edgy and versatile. It looks great blow-dried straight or styled into carefree waves. There are lots of styling opportunities! I suggest asking your stylist to use thinning scissors when cutting shorter layers around your face. That will create texture and add depth and movement without making the look too heavy.

Honey Blonde Balayage on a short and choppy Cut
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#14: Honey Blonde Balayage

A good haircut can update your look. For a big change such as this one, you must have a very thorough consultation with your stylist. If you’ve been thinking about a huge transformation such as this, don’t be afraid to try it.

#15: Chic Micro Bob Hairstyle with Long Bangs

Bobs come in varying lengths and designs. When deciding what’s best for you, it’s helpful to consider your texture and density. A style like a jaw-length bob or any chic micro bob hairstyle works best for fine to medium density and smooth to curly formation. I suggest participating in the styling portion while at the salon so that you can become versed in recreating the look at home.

Short Blonde Textured Choppy French Bob
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#16: Blonde Textured French Bob

Update your look with a blonde textured French bob. A short chin-length bob is low-maintenance and easy-breezy. If you want to make your locks look thicker, add some textured layers and waves. You should try using a flat iron to curl or use the curling iron with the ends to get more of a wave. Use some texture paste and mess up.

Short Cool Golden Blonde Tousled Choppy Bob
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#17: Cool Golden Blonde Tousled Bob

A cool, golden-blonde bob would look great tousled and choppy. Direct everything to the back and point cut at a 90-degree angle from the crown. Do this after razoring the perimeter at your desired length. One of the best ways to style is to wrap small sections in a curling iron, moving away from your face. If you can manage, avoid too much heat, and go in for regular trims, your bob will look great. Otherwise, you may let it grow until the shoulder length, and you’ll have an equally gorgeous long, choppy bob.

Creamy Blonde Choppy Razored Bob
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#18: Creamy Blonde Razored Bob

Are you transitioning from a warm blonde to a creamy blonde? It’s a small season shift that makes an impact. I advise gathering some photos of inspiration to showcase your favorite hues. Don’t forget to jazz up your hair with a fresh cut like a razored bob.

#19: Textured with Natural Highlights

A short textured bob with natural highlights is very fashionable. But, only as long as you talk to your hairstylist about doing a natural lived-in color. My professional opinion is to do a root shadow. This color technique will give a soft, natural highlighted look. The best way to achieve texture in your hair is to use a large curling iron. If you want to invest in a curling iron, I recommend the GHD iron.

#20: Vibrant Copper

Be in the spotlight with a vibrant copper hairdo. A bright shade of copper paired with a bob haircut is just the style you have been looking for. Tousled waves show off the multi-dimensional tones and shine. A bob suits all hair types and textures, and you can’t go wrong.

#21: Jet Black Choppy Layers

If you’re searching for a striking style, consider a jet-black bob with choppy layers. A strong bob line on black hair is edgy and beautiful. I advise you to style your cut with the straight ends, not turned under. This will give you a modern shape that is super visual. It may be helpful to use a flat iron to achieve that finish.

#22: Textured and Blunt Bob with Purple Highlights

Can you see yourself in a blunt bob with added texture and purple highlights? A blunt French bob is one of the best cuts for fine hair because it creates fullness through the perimeter, giving the illusion of more hair. A little added texture will create interesting pieces in your hair with some movement.

#23: Sassy Choppy Layered Blonde Bob

A choppy blonde bob with layers will be your favorite hairstyle. If you’re a blonde, you will have more fun. The choppy layers and chunky bob style say it all. Remember that with heavy blonde highlights, you must visit the salon about every 6 weeks. You don’t have to worry about face shapes because this cut complements almost every girl. You will want to blow dry with a shine spray and a large round brush for a gorgeous finish.

Short One-Length Choppy Layered Bob
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#24: One-Length Choppy Layered Bob

Go for a stunning style and try a one-length, choppy, and layered bob. Fine, straight hair will look fuller and have tons of texture if chipped into wispy layers. Worn wavy or straight, the tousled soft layers always look full of body and have an easy-breezy, fun textured style.

#25: Dramatic A-Line Bob

Turn heads with a dramatic choppy a-line bob cut. This cut will work on all face shapes and hair textures and give you an edgy feel. With or without bangs, an a-line bob is a keeper. If you’re looking for versatility, this beautiful shape can be worn blown straight or curled. The short back gives an a-line its kick, so keep it in shape with a trim about every 5 weeks.

Short Stacked Choppy Blonde Bob
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#26: Stacked Blonde Bob

A blonde bob is a classic style. The stacked back will be cut in a round shape to create added volume. Styling with a volume cream, blow dryer, and round brush to hold volume. Finish with volumizing texture cream or volumizing dry shampoo.

short one-length choppy bob with waves
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#27: Short One-Length Bob with Waves

A short, one-length, bob with waves is the perfect haircut for fine hair. The clean one-length shape adds weight, while soft texturizing enhances volume. Ask your stylist for a rooty golden beach blonde balayage to compliment the waves. If you wait for a few weeks, this makes a good choppy lob haircut.

Chin-length choppy layered bob
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#28: Chin-Length Choppy Layered Bob

This is a chin-length choppy layered bob. I love the blunt edge and how you can achieve a piecey style.

Choppy shorter hair bobs are easy for most hair types but require your commitment to styling or touching up daily. A fun trick with hair this length is not having to curl all the hair. You can add curls to the top layers only, and it looks great!

very short and choppy bob hairstyle
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#29: A Very Short Bob

A very short bob haircut is symbolic of being wild and free and ready to take on anything. All those soft waves and textures are reminiscent of carefree, youthful days, while the interlaced highlights give any lady a glimpse of beauty and exquisiteness.

#30: The Choppy and Short Inverted Bob

This shaggy, choppy, short, inverted bob haircut boasts layers and volume, thanks to its choppy texture. The waves emphasize this feature, which makes a great addition to the style even more. A choppy, wavy bob like this gives great definition and movement. The tousled style in this shaggy bob haircut has that natural look.

#31: Dark Brunette Bob with Fringe

This short and choppy French bob with bangs look is always cute and chic! The full fringe and soft waves add a warm touch of youthfulness to the cut.

#32: Jaw-Length Textured Choppy Curly Bob

Adding layers to this choppy curly bob introduces a new chic breath to the look. It contributes a kind of energetic appeal and minimizes styling, as the curls and the highlights already work perfectly to give you your best curly piecey bob look.

Related: See more jaw-length choppy bobs with bangs.

#33: Wavy Short A-Line Bob with Choppy Layers

This trendy A-line bob on short, choppy hair is so much fun with the texture and multidimensional color. It can be worn straight or wavy and still looks great! I love the soft graduation is in the back; the layers give the hair more volume.

#34: Choppy Pixie Bob with Texture

Sleek locks create a perfect canvas for textures to be highlighted. Multiple chops in choppy pixie bob hairstyles make an edgy look, with the side-swept bangs completing the package.

#35: Jagged Bob for Thin Hair

This jagged bob for thin hair creates an impressive, full-bodied short hairstyle! A remarkable way to build up the texture is to create layers. The cut has choppy layers that offer the tresses extra details. It’s the easiest go-to crop if you’re trying to avoid a blunt cut.

#36: Straight Short Bob with Bangs

This is a choppy bob with bangs that appears better with a naturally wavy texture. This hairstyle is the perfect solution for the uneven trims caused by a previous haircut. It’s a cute, modern take on a normal bob but with all the face-framing qualities that the bangs offer.

textured short, choppy bob for thick hair
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#37: Textured Short Bob for Thick Hair

It’s always a risk of getting frumpy, untamed hair when going for a short layered bob. This is the perfect short, choppy (and layered) bob for thick hair. Luckily, soft waves give the desired texture that is both a taming look for the soft, messy bob for short hair and a sophisticated style that is wearable throughout.

choppy and short stacked bob
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#38: Choppy and Short Stacked Bob Haircut

Choose a choppy and short stacked bob cut for a fresher, more elegant style. If the hair has a very subtle wavy texture, this hairstyle works the best. These haircuts have textured ends for movement, which go well on fine tresses. This one has shorter textured layers on top to create height and volume.

#39: Short Graduated Bob with Bangs on Straight Hair

This is a short graduated bob with bangs that looks polished when sleeker. It fuses a short, choppy bob hairstyle and a graduated bob cut. These styles work best on women with fine to medium hair thickness.

short, choppy angled bob haircut
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#40: Messy Short Angled Bob

This short angled bob with choppy layers gets more dimension when you use the balayage technique. The short-length messy bob cut is textured and choppy, which creates a lot of movement throughout the hair. If you have fine hair, this cut creates the illusion of fullness.