The 21 Hottest Short Choppy Haircuts

Short choppy haircuts

Short choppy hair adds amazing texture that will take your look 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 a hairstyle for you. 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?

Here are the best short choppy haircuts for women right now!

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Choppy Cut for Fine Thin Hair

Choppy blonde for fine thin hair
Instagram @hairbyasuka

By style creator, Asuka Jacqueline Takei
Hairstylist @ Bardot Salon in Manhattan Beach, CA

This short cut is a tousled blunt bob on fine, thin hair. It’s disheveled yet can be dressed up or down.

The messy waves are created by “denting”, in different directions all over.

Since it’s a messy look, 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.

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 look without being too bulky.

Since this again is a messy look, you can wear it for few days depending on how long you usually like to go between washes. Just put some dry shampoo and texturizing sprays and you’re good to go.

Beautifully Short Textured Hair

Beautifully short textured hair
Instagram @tara_lorenzoni85

This short textured haircut is a go-to look for its super low upkeep and versatility for styling. A trick if you want a wash-and-go bob is to add some beach waves and an ombre of your natural hair color that looks amazing as it grows out.

Choppy Cut for Thick Hair

Choppy cut for thick hair
Instagram @michaelsebastian1

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 cool look doesn’t need a certain face shape to make it work. As long as you have the confidence to rock it, you can!

Textured Short Choppy Layered Hair

Stand-out short choppy layered hair
Instagram @snauren

By style creator, Lauren Fletcher
Professional Stylist @ Gumdrop Hairdressing in Montclair, NJ

This short choppy layered hair is a fun flirty platinum textured bob. It’s pretty classic as far as the cut goes, above the shoulders, a little a-line, however, the interior is seriously texturized using slide cutting. The color also adds an edgy take on this look.

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:

– Use a moisturizing cream

– a flexible hairspray

– a texturizing hairspray

– 1 1/4″ Marcel iron

Short Choppy Shag for Curly Hair

Short Curly Shag
Instagram @sandy_hogue_coiffeur

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 Over 60

Choppy hairstyle for women over 60 years old
Instagram @theparlour

A gorgeous choppy short hairstyle for thinning hair women over 60 is an all-time favorite messy bob. Dark roots and highlights for a natural grey hair plus long layers create an illusion of depth and volume to the overall look.

Choppy Short Bob for Women Over 50

Choppy short bob for women over 50
Instagram @junemanghair

This is a beautiful short choppy haircut for women over 50 using the razor cut technique. This short ‘do works well with natural texture and color for an easy yet super cute look. Wear this short hair with bangs and watch yourself transform into a gorgeous youthful lady!

Chopped Haircut For Fine Hair

choppy haircut for fine hair
Instagram @chloenbrown

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.

Chopped Layers for Thick Wavy Hair

chopped layers for thick wavy hair
Instagram @cindyearlcovic

Q&A with style creator, Cindy Earl Covic
Hair Stylist @ Bianchis Salon in Royal Oak, MI

How would you describe this?

This is a textured bob with chopped layers for thick wavy hair. It 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).

What’s your best advice?

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.
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. 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.. long bob) for a low pony. Whatever your life style it can be as low or high maintenance as you want.

Short Choppy Layered Cut

short choppy layered cut
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

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 haircut is flattering on most women.

Choppy Bob for Women Over 40

Choppy bob for women over 40
Instagram @hairbyalyruth

By style creator, Alyssa DiVenere
Hairstylist @ Hair by Alyssa Ruth in McHenry County, IL

This choppy and short haircut is great for women over 40. Much like achoppy 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!

Choppy Short Cut for Round Faces

Short blonde bob cut for round faces
Instagram @dorigeorge

By style creator, Dori George
Hairstylist @ Taboo Salon in Los Angeles, CA


This is a beautiful short and choppy hairstyle for women with round faces. It gives the classic beachy blonde look an edge. The bluntness of the cut gives you an automatic style with little effort.

This cut is perfect for the woman who wants a versatile look! 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 look.

Short and choppy can be stylish and sophisticated!

Short Lived-In Choppy Shag

By style creator, Ruben Rosales
Colorist / Stylist @ Ruben Rosales Hair in Austin, TX

This is a modern, lived-in choppy shag haircut on short hair. Its versatility makes it one of my favorite cuts to do. You have many options when it comes to styling this cut without having to keep a lot of length.

When considering this short haircut, keep in mind your texture and your current color placement. This cut is worn best on textures that are naturally wavy or created to look wavy.

Considering adding dimensional color to the hair to complement the movement of the haircut. It’s a cut great for a woman on the go.

For products, check out Kristen Ess Air Dry spray to prime the hair and air dry. This gives the hair some amazing beach texture and volume. I then suggest polishing hair a bit by using a 1 1/4-inch barrel iron to create some loose waves. Finish off with a little dry texture spray by Oribe or Kristen Ess and give it a shake.

Short A-Line Choppy Bob

Funky A-Line Choppy Bob
Instagram @_hairbyhannahb_

Q&A with style creator, Hannah Goble
Hairstylist @ A Moment’s Peace Salon & Day Spa in Franklin, TN

This choppy A-line bob cut is funky, fun, and trendy!

It’s actually a short style that is extremely easy to style and manage. 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

short choppy pixie cut
Instagram @sergeyshapochka

This short choppy pixie cut has layers that give the chop a more intricate edge. It makes a stunning go-to style if tresses are straight and as rich as a chocolate brown hue. For women with short hair who are considering a choppy pixie, know that this is a maintenance haircut. Trim edges 4-6 weeks if needed.

Short Choppy Crop

Short Choppy Crop
Instagram @magic.maker

By style creator, Erica Walker
Hair Artist @ Bleached a Salon in Statesville, NC

This is the perfect short choppy crop for women with fine hair.

With a cocktail of Oway’s Nurturing Drops and Curly Potion,  polish and gently diffused your curls. You can extend this effortless look into day two with a spritz of sea salt spray and a little hand styling.

If you admire a short haircut, especially for its simplicity, I don’t care 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 pixie?

Short Textured Hair

Disheveled & Disconnected Bob
Instagram @kimmdidit

By style creator, Kim Erickson
Hairstylist @ evolution in Minneapolis, MN

A choppy short cut can totally look disheveled as a disconnected bob.

Considering having your sides shaved from the temple that breaks to the back of the ear to expose even more tattoos.

The heavy fringe allows for full coverage or a bold side sweep.

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.

The end result of this short cut for fine, straight hair looks just as fresh when heat styled or hand dried with minimal effort.

Choppy & Messy Lob

Choppy & Messy Lob
Instagram @emilyyork

By style creator, Emily York
Hairstylist @ Studio Luxe Hair and Skin Spa in Portland, OR

Messy bobs make for awesome choppy haircuts. Most of the cut is done dry and it’s very visual so I can get creative.

Using balayage with this cut just enhances that creativity even more.

If the short cut and balayage is done right, you should be able to wear the hair straight or curled. Curled hair shows off the cut and color so much more, so I teach my clients how to curl or wave their hair.

For this short hairstyle, use a flat iron to create waves, spraying in a light hold hairspray by Davines first and combing it through so the hair wasn’t sticky. Finish the look with Kevin Murphy’s Hair.Fresh all over to give it a textured look.

Asymmetrical Choppy & Jagged Hair

Asymmetrical Choppy & Jagged Bob
Instagram @desideeray

By style creator, Desiree Gilmore
Colorist and Shag Dry Cutter @ Chapman Green Salon in Dothan, AL

I love choppy cuts!

Dry cutting a short to be choppy helps you see the form and texture better. You can create many visual points in the hair. Such as adding color.

This is a very textured shot 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.

Short Choppy Hair with Bangs

short choppy hair with bangs
Instagram @kwinkhair

Try short choppy hair with bangs like this if you have a thinner, oval face. This short hair works on these face shapes the best. It’s even better if styled with a little texture for a soft and flawless-looking movement.

Choppy Undercut Pixie Haircut

Choppy Blonde Undercut Pixie
Instagram @hhvvrrr

By style creator, Heather Ariasi
Senior Stylist @ JCPenney Salon in Green Bay, WI

This is a short undercut pixie with choppy layers, a tapered bang and a shadow root.

Adding a shadow root was a great option when coloring to help stretch time in between appointments.

Products for this little haircut are simple. A fiber paste like Manipulator from Bed Head is perfect to get some bump at the root and piece out the ends. Follow it up with a dry hairspray like Joico’s Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray and you’ll get a firm but touchable finish that is a must-have for layered looks like this.

I also recommend Matrix So Silver once a week to beat the brass and keep the shadow cool and consistent as it grows out.

While I firmly believe that no short haircut is wrong on any face shape, this is best executed on coarser hair to reinforce the choppiness. Likewise, the undercut is great for cooling down athletic women or busy-bees on the go with too much density to handle, as long as you can find 15 minutes to style their hair in the morning of course!