Short choppy haircuts add amazing texture that will take your style up a notch. Whether you have a bob, pixie, or an a-line haircut, adding some grit or disconnected layers into your look will really change the shape and make it more interesting. You’ll be amazed by the versatility that these gorgeous choppy haircuts have to offer!
The world of choppy texture is versatile, flattering, and beautiful! Grab your pomade, wax, or texture spray to enhance your new chunky or razored cut. Now is a fantastic time to have short hair!
Be realistic when choosing short hairstyles for yourself. Ask yourself if your personality really wants a rocker and edgy hairstyle, or more of a soft and feminine style. If you’re not sure, opt for a longer hairstyle that has more versatility instead of pigeonholing yourself into one look.
Most of these short choppy cuts are super easy to style. Who doesn’t want a wash and go look?
Before your next hair appointment, check out these overwhelming ideas for short choppy haircuts!
Short Choppy & Messy Bob with Balayage
A short, choppy, and messy bob with balayage is a very flattering cut for those who want a versatile and short choppy hairstyle. You can style with pomade, wax, or texture spray. Short choppy haircuts love texture!
Choppy Blonde Cut with Side Bangs
Try a playful choppy blonde cut with side bangs for an ultra-seductive style. The great thing about choppy layers is that they add texture to the hair. These layers emphasize that tousled style we all love with a shorter length. The addition of side bangs is a great option if you have a square face or prefer covering up a longer forehead.
Ash Blonde Wavy Choppy Bob
An ash-blonde wavy choppy bob gives you a carefree look without a lot of maintenance. Toning highlights to ash-blonde can come with a little bit of at-home maintenance, but nothing too hard for you to handle! Throw a few fun waves in for a fun, lived-in style, and you’ll look like you spent hours on your hair.
Chopped A Line Lob
A chopped A-line lob is a shoulder-grazing chic style. While a lob can feel like an in-between length, it’s a great way to feel empowered with shorter hair without going the whole mile. If you have a finer texture, keep the style one length with some shape around the midface. For thicker hair, get it a little thinned out for added texture.
Short Lived-In Choppy Shaggy Bob
A short lived-in choppy shaggy bob is an effortless, modern take to a classic haircut. It’s an eye-catching hair trend made by Australia-based stylist Stacey Wright.
This bob is achievable on both fine and thick tresses—even curly! The length at the front helps any face shape look elongated. Feel free to add a split fringe for more shape around the face.
This cut has chipped ends that are beneficial for ladies with finer density the most. “The chipped ends make the hair feel as though it has texture without losing the bulk,” says Wright.
Soft and bold! This short haircut is made even lovelier with a soft natural balayage, too. He explains, “We wanted this color to grow out softly yet feel textured with pairing it with a choppy concave lob.”
Choppy Cut for Thick Hair
Messy, short choppy haircuts for thick hair are a stunning way to remove the bulk off your thick hair but still keep the volume you naturally have. This all-time chic and choppy bob style doesn’t need a certain face shape to make it work.
Short Choppy Layered Cut
Featuring a short choppy layered cut that offers an elegant finish. It’s a razored short and choppy bob haircut, which looks great with a bit of a texture. This short choppy haircut is flattering on most women.
Choppy Cut for Fine Thin Hair
This short choppy cut is a tousled blunt bob on fine, thin hair. It’s disheveled yet can be dressed up or down. It was created by hairstylist Asuka Jacqueline Takei of Manhattan Beach, CA
The messy waves are created by “denting”, in different directions all over.
“Since it’s a messy short crop, you don’t have to worry about making those perfect dents with whatever tool you’re using. It can be created by flat iron, curling iron, or wands,” explains Takei.
Adding highlights to short choppy haircuts will brighten around the face, and soften everywhere else to minimize crazy visible regrowth. That way you can go for few months without refreshing the color.
“This choppy haircut is especially good for women with thin hair that’s short. The blunt ends will give a fuller look. If you have thicker hair, having more texture taken out will still give this fun short choppy bob without being too bulky,” she adds.
Beautifully Short Cropped Textured Hair
This short textured haircut is a go-to look for its super low upkeep and versatility for styling. If you want a wash-and-go choppy layered bob, add some beach waves and an ombre of your natural hair color. It will look amazing as it grows out.
Edgy Textured Short Choppy Layered Hair
Professional stylist Lauren Fletcher of Montclair, NJ created this short choppy layered hair that’s a fun flirty platinum textured bob. “It’s a pretty classic trend as far as the cut goes, above the shoulders, a little a-line, however, the interior is seriously texturized using slide cutting,” she adds.
Short choppy hairstyles are often a low maintenance cut, but some require a good amount of styling to look like this picture every day.
To style choppy hair:
– Use a moisturizing cream
– a flexible hairspray
– a texturizing hairspray
– 1 1/4″ Marcel iron
Short Choppy Shag for Curly Hair
Work with your marvelous naturally curly hair by trying out this on-point loose short curly shag. Ginger is a rocking color that can add shine and vibrancy even to textured hair that’s choppy.
Choppy Hairstyle for Women Over 60 with Straight Hair
A gorgeous choppy short hairstyle for thinning hair women over 60 is an all-time favorite straight cut bob. Dark roots and blonde highlights for a natural grey hair, plus long layers, create an illusion of depth and volume.
Cute Choppy Short Bob for Women Over 50
This choppy short bob for women over 50 offers a super chic and youthful vibe. It’s a razor cut that gives hair more movement while removing the bluntness. It looks cute and natural with long bangs and when styled with texture. This choppy short hair with bangs creates a lovely dimension when classed up with highlights.
This choppy bob hairstyle for women over 50 is a short, but sexy cut. It was created by hair stylist Elisha Rene Bosch of Scottsdale, AZ.
“This choppy bob has an undercut that was graduated at the nape. Soft pieces hang over the undercut, so round point cutting was done around the crown. Finally, free hand slide cutting was done around the face,” explains Bosch.
This chopped bob is good for women over 50 who want a wash-and-go easy style. The texture gives it a sexy vibe. Just use some mousse or root boost before blowdrying, then texture spray to finish.
Short Chopped Haircut For Fine Hair with Silver and Dark Roots
This chopped haircut for fine hair can’t get any better. Its choppy, wavy style allows the thin, short hair to appear thicker than it is. For maximum elegance, class it up with a black-rooted silver blonde shade.
Short Chopped Layers for Thick Wavy Hair
This is a textured bob with chopped layers for thick wavy hair. It was created by hairstylist Cindy Earl Covic of Royal Oak, MI.
“This wavy bob hairstyle was cut with 6.5 Tara shears and 6.5 kasho millennium shears. (All scissor work and no thinning shears or razor). Styled with a 1 1/4 marcel iron, alternating the curls away from the face and towards the face. (All curls around the front hair line are away from the face),” explains Covic.
This chopped bob with layers is great for all face shapes and hair types. To maintain this length it’s best to see your stylist every 8 weeks.
Covic suggests you try Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Soft Mousse. Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse is also good.
“This bob style is not for a ponytail girl,” she adds. “You’ll only be able to do half up or a half up top knot. If ponytails are your thing, you can do a longer version (Lob aka long bob) for a low pony. Whatever your lifestyle, choppy bob hairstyles can be as low or high maintenance as you want.”
Short Choppy Bob for Women Over 40
This choppy and short haircut is great for women over 40. It was created and styled by hairstylist Alyssa DiVenere of McHenry County, IL. Much like a choppy bob, it’s all about texture!
“Make sure you talk to your hairstylist about products you should have at home to achieve the in-salon look on your own,” she adds.
Choppy Short Cut for Round Faces
Hairstylist Dori George of Los Angeles, CA created this beautiful short and choppy hairstyle for women with round faces. “It gives the classic beachy blonde hair style an edge. The bluntness of the cut gives you an automatic style with little effort,” says George.
Short choppy hairstyles are perfect for the woman who want versatility! The shorter length gives even fine hair a fuller appearance.
“You can style it straight for a more professional appearance or you can use a flat iron to create messy waves. A texturizing spray like Kevin Murphys “doo-over” is essential to play up the messy style,” she adds.
Short and choppy haircuts can be stylish and sophisticated!
Short A-Line Choppy Bob for Fine Hair
This choppy A-line bob cut is funky, fun, and trendy! It was created by hairstylist Hannah Goble of Franklin, TN.
“It’s actually a short style that is extremely easy to style and manage,” says Goble. “Throw in some texture spray and a couple of flat iron curls and you are good to go! Styling takes ten minutes from start to finish.”
This cut is ideal for an oval face shape and a carefree personality!
Short Choppy Pixie Cut with Choppy Layers
This short choppy pixie cut with choppy layers has layered strands that are kept at the chin line or slightly below. At the back of the short choppy pixie, the strands are streaked, thus ensuring movement to this cut that is made close to the nape of the neck. To enhance your short choppy layered hair, opt for an ombre or balayage.
Short Choppy Crop on Top
“This is the perfect short choppy crop for women with fine hair,” says hair artist and style creator Erica Walker of Statesville, NC.
“With a cocktail of Oway’s Nurturing Drops and Curly Potion, polish and gently diffused your curls. You can extend this cropped choppy hair into day two with a spritz of sea salt spray and a little hand styling,” she states.
If you admire a short haircut, especially for its simplicity, it won’t matter if your head is on upside down or the perfect face shape. If you treat your hair like the crown it is, it will look good on you. And what style is more carefree than a choppy tapered pixie?
Short Textured Choppy Hair Style
A choppy short cut can totally look disheveled as a disconnected bob. It was created by Minnesota-based hairstylist, Kim Erickson.
Consider having your sides shaved from the temple that breaks to the back of the ear to expose even more of your neckline. The heavy fringe allows for full coverage or a bold side sweep.
“When opting for short layered hairstyles, ask your stylist to use a razor to disconnect and remove bulk in the nape to create a similar density from the front to the back,” states Erickson.
The end result of this short cut for fine, straight hair looks just as fresh when heat styled or hand dried.
Asymmetrical Choppy & Jagged Hair
Don’t you love choppy cuts? Shag dry cutter and style creator Desiree Gilmore of Dothan, AL does!
“Dry cutting choppy short haircuts helps you see the form and texture better. You can create many visual points in the hair,” she explains.
This is a very textured short cut without being too choppy.
“To style, just blow dry with a little over-direction for body. Use the cool air setting to help the hair piece together. Then finish with a texture spray or flexible hairspray,” adds Gilmore.
Short Choppy Hair with Bangs
The short choppy hair with bangs brings lightness and balance, transforming the conventional bob into a modern and stripped-down option. Short hair and choppy bangs look best with a slight wave, too.
Blonde Choppy Undercut Pixie Haircut
A blonde, choppy undercut pixie haircut is super trendy right now. The characteristics of the undercut pixie are very low sides, cut mostly by machines, and the top part long with choppy layers. This short haircut has low maintenance and is easy to style. A pomade leaves the texture messy and modern.