33 Most-Requested Short Choppy Bob Haircuts for a Modern Look

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A short choppy bob is a women’s short haircut that’s cut at the ear to neck-length to create multi-layers and texture. If you have an attitude that falls anywhere between boho to 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 in 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 texture you want. The stylist should guide you as to how to get the right outcome when styling.”

To nail this effortless short choppy bob haircut, Sam suggests to “ask for your stylist’s recommendation and ask how much maintenance and product cost to keep this look is needed before you cut it.”

Styling is definitely a breeze because of the cut’s lightness. Sam’s best styling and product advice? Here’s what she had to say: “use a product that will help define the texture [such as] a texture spray or a light paste through the ends to have some separation.

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 hairstyles there are today!

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Short Modern Choppy Center-Parted Bob
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#1: 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’s best suited for fine or medium textured hair types, as well as 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.

#2: Electric Bronze Choppy Bob

This electric bronze choppy 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. While the fringe adds a touch of sophistication. 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.

Short Choppy Bob with Lots of Volume and blunt ends with a money piece
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#3: Choppy Bob with Lots of Volume

For women who want a classic and chic look, a short choppy 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
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#4: Tousled Blonde Choppy Bob Cut

Go for an edgy twist with a tousled, blonde choppy bob cut. When it comes to a tousled choppy bob, 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
Instagram @luckyaugusthair.co

#5: 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 cut 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 Choppy Cut
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#6: Honey Blonde Balayage on a Short Choppy Cut

A good haircut can really update your look. For a big change such as this one, you must make sure to 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.

#7: Chic Micro Bob Hairstyle

Bobs come in varying lengths and designs. When deciding on what’s best for you, it’s helpful to take your texture and density into account. A style like a 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
Instagram @joeprofita

#8: 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 to use a flat iron to curl or use the curling iron with the ends out to get more of a wave. Use some texture paste and mess up.

Short Cool Golden Blonde Tousled Choppy Bob
Instagram @hirohair

#9: Cool Golden Blonde Tousled Bob

A cool, golden-blonde bob would really 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 stay looking great.

Creamy Blonde Choppy Razored Bob
Instagram @susanfordhair

#10: Creamy Blonde Razored Bob

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.

#11: Textured with Natural Highlights

A 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.

#12: 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. In my professional opinion, a choppy bob suits all different hair types and textures, and you can’t go wrong.

#13: 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. My advice is to make sure you style your cut with the ends straight, 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.

#14: Textured and Blunt Bob with Purple Highlights

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

#15: 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, and the choppy layers say it all. Keep in mind, that with heavy blonde highlights you will need to visit the salon about every 6 weeks. You don’t have to worry about face shapes because this cut is complimentary on almost every girl. You will want to blow dry with a shine spray and a large round brush for a sexy finish.

Short One-Length Choppy Layered Bob
Instagram @ruteboazhair

#16: 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.

#17: Dramatic A-Line Choppy Bob

Turn heads with a dramatic choppy a-line bob. This cut will work on all face shapes and hair textures and gives 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
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#18: 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
Instagram @nataliarok

#19: Short One-Length Choppy Bob with Waves

A short one-length choppy 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.

Chin-length choppy layered bob
Instagram @hirohair

#20: 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 short bobs are easy for most hair types but does 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 get away with adding curls to the top layers only, and it looks great!

very short choppy bob hairstyle
Instagram @stebunovhair

#21: A Very Short Choppy Bob

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

#22: 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 wavy bob like this gives great definition and movement. Tousled hair just has that natural look.

#23: Short Choppy Bob with Fringe

This short and choppy French bob with bangs look is all the ways cute and chic! The full fringe and soft waves add the warm touch of youthfulness to the cut. This is one of the most popular short choppy bob haircuts coming out of L.A. and Austin, TX right now.

#24: Jaw-Length Textured Choppy Curly Bob

The addition of layers on this choppy curly bob introduces a new breath of chic to the look. Not only does it contribute a kind of energetic appeal, it also works to minimize styling as the curls and the highlights already work perfectly to give you your best curly look.

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

#25: 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 how soft the graduation is in the back, and the layers give the hair more volume.

This choppy A-line bob cut will complement a heart shape or oval face shape and can be styled wash and wear, flatiron, blow dry, or curl. Depending on which way you like to style it determines what kind of product you would use. I used the Moroccan oil light to add some moisture, shine, frizz control, and a thermal protector to prevent damage in your locks from the curling iron.

neck-length choppy bob for fine hair
Instagram @mx_hair

#26: Neck-Length Choppy 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 choppy bob on short hair, resulting in a chic modern lady.

Related: Short choppy bobs for fine hair.

#27: Choppy Pixie Bob with Texture

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

#28: Jagged Choppy Bob for Thin Hair

This jagged choppy bob for thin hair creates an impressive, full-bodied short hairstyle! A remarkable way to build up the texture on a short choppy bob for thin hair like this 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 get away from a blunt cut.

#29: Straight Short Choppy Bob with Bangs

This is a straight short 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
Instagram @hirohair

#30: Textured Short Choppy 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 choppy bob for short hair and a sophisticated style that is wearable all throughout.

choppy and short stacked bob
Instagram @crishairr

#31: Choppy and Short Stacked Bob

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. Choppy short bob 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. Short choppy bobs can be worn by women with denser locks, too, by undercutting the crown area.

#32: Short Graduated Bob with Bangs

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

Short choppy angled bob haircut
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#33: 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 really textured and choppy, which creates a lot of movement throughout the hair. If you have fine hair, this cut creates the illusion of fullness. This cut is versatile and looks fantastic on straight and curly hair.


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