Short choppy haircuts feature textured layers and jagged ends for a modern, edgy look. The length doesn’t go beyond the neck. The cut increases the volume of the crown area, which is beneficial for thin-haired women.
According to hairstylist Sammi Situ of Monrovia, CA, “you’ll want to be mentally prepared that you’ll have a shorter hairstyle. Look at inspirational photos of models and celebs who share the same facial features as you.”
Though choppy haircuts for short hair work great for fine hair, if you have thick hair can also get this look. “Ask your stylist for more layers underneath to remove extra weight. The layering on the crown must not look so dramatic to help control the shape,” says Situ. Remember that your mane must be cut according to your hair type and texture. It’ll be easier to style and achieve a more flattering silhouette.
Short hair isn’t always low-maintenance. After shampooing, it’ll need more blow-drying, as air dry won’t look neat on choppy layers. Tying your hair isn’t also an option due to its length.
Once you’ve decided to go short this time, this photo gallery is for you. Check out these pictures of the trendiest and boldest short choppy haircuts!
#1: Trendy Choppy Cut for Thick Hair
Messy, short haircuts for thick hair are an attractive way to remove the bulk from your locks but still keep the volume you naturally have. Add highlights of blonde or brown to your darker mane to pull off the dimension. This all-time chic and choppy bob style doesn’t need a certain face shape to make it work.
#2: Edgy Mullet-Inspired Choppy Cut
Want to attempt a bold and unique haircut? You could consider getting a rough, mullet-inspired haircut.
#3: Choppy Long Wixie Cut
A choppy long wixie cut with a brown balayage is a versatile style for women with short hair who love a pop of color. The layers and texture of this cut create movement and volume, while the balayage adds depth. Wixies work well for women with different face shapes and hair types. The length and layers can be customized to flatter each individual. Try using a texturizing spray or dry shampoo to enhance the choppy layers and add volume.
#4: Grey Tapered Pixie with Side Bangs
A grey tapered pixie with side bangs is a really fun way to do a short haircut. A pixie cut with lots of texture is perfect for fine hair types and natural salt and pepper. Adding a soft wispy bang is a beautiful way to frame the shape of your face. This is a perfect way to give you ideas for short choppy haircuts. Be sure to show your stylist photo references like this one.
#5: Short Spiky Pixie with Asymmetrical Bangs
Go for a short spikey pixie with asymmetrical bangs. Short hairstyles are great for women on the go who don’t have more than 5 minutes to spend on their hair. Edgy pixies are super fun. They are textured using razors, thinning shears, and slide or channel cutting. The time you save daily will require more frequent visits to the salon. Keep it shaped up every 4-6 weeks.
#6: Messy Bixie with Razored Layers
Ask for a messy razor-layered bixie. Try the bixie if you have a diamond or heart-shaped face. A choppy bob hairstyle with extra texture and shapes in the outer corners of the forehead is key. Use some Hairstory Wax to piece your ends for an extra edgy look.
#7: Short-Length Mullet with Messy Layers
This modern short choppy mullet is perfect for long faces. The layers are intentionally messy, and the bangs are cut in a slightly uneven line for an edgy, playful look. This hairstyle frames the face nicely and adds texture to thin or fine hair. To keep this look on trend, use a light volumizing mousse. Try Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray to create body and fullness withhold.
#8: Razor Cut Beach Waves on Short Hair
If you’re looking for a modern look, try a razor cut beach wave and choppy layers on short bobbed hair. Choppy bob hairstyles are all the rage right now. They can easily be achieved with the right style and technique. Use a razor to cut the hair in a choppy, uneven pattern to create the look. All while creating waves and layers around the face. When styling, use a round brush to add volume and hold at the roots. Then use a curling wand to work your way down the hair, creating relaxed waves. Finish with texturizing spray to add definition.
#9: Short Crop with Disconnected Layers and Short Bangs
A short crop with disconnected layers and short bangs isn’t for everyone. However, the right person can pull this look off best! A daring and creative individual would rock this haircut with ease. I recommend a razor cut to create lots of texture and disconnection. The best way to get that soft movement is to use dry shampoo, even on wash days, for lots of texture and lift at the root. My favorite is Hairstory Powder.
#10: Razor Cut Bixie with Shaggy Layers and Bangs
A razor-cut pixie with shaggy layers and bangs is a fun and flirty way to rock a short haircut. Adding soft-piece bangs to the mix gives this edgy bob a soft detail. This is a perfect shape for someone nervous to leap to a short pixie cut. This allows for some length around the ears to style and play with.
#11: Short Choppy Angled Bob with Beach Waves
Changing seasons bring changing styles. And a short choppy angled bob with beach waves may be just what you need for a change. With simple styling techniques, this can be made into a wavy bob with a loose texture or a sleek, smooth crop. This cut looks best when styled, even if it’s simple touch-ups.
#12: Edgy Pixie Cut with Shaved Sides
Short hair is always on trend. Try an edgy pixie cut with shaved sides for a fresh style. When considering a pixie, hair texture and density are extremely important. So ask your hairstylist if the cut works with your hair texture. Pixie haircuts typically need styling to look their best.
#13: Choppy Brunette Feathered Hair
If you can manage a styling routine with hot tools and styling aids, it would be helpful. Especially when it comes to styles like feathered hair. Hair colors can be used with creative placement for this haircut, just like two-toned brunettes or even frosted tips.
#14: Sweet 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. The messy waves are created by “denting” in different directions. Since it’s a messy short crop, you don’t have to worry about making those perfect dents with whatever tool you use. It can be created by a flat iron, curling iron, or wands.
Adding highlights to short choppy hair cuts will brighten your face and soften everywhere else to minimize crazy visible regrowth. That way, you can go for a 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, taking out more texture will still give this fun short choppy bob without being too bulky.
#15: Short Choppy Pixie Bob
My advice if you plan to grow out your pixie but want to keep a tapered cut is to try a wedge cut. The tapered nape area thins, elongating your neckline. And keeps your hair from bulging out. The top and sides are longer but textured to style easier while still having volume. You can try this with a wispy or tight hairline.
#16: The Choppiest Bob with Bangs
The choppiest bob with bangs is one of the most desired short cuts for women. This edgy crop will look good on almost any hair type. But I typically tell women with thick hair to avoid this look. While it is gorgeous, this cut on thick hair would need many salon visits and a lot of maintenance.
#17: Popular Choppy Long Pixie
Looking for a new short haircut but still trying to decide what to try? A long choppy pixie might be just the look for you! Tell your stylist to shape the back of the hairstyle with elements of a short pixie. But keep lots of length and texture around the face and ears. It’s most important a choppy pixie stays pieced out and textured. I recommend a razor cut for the best texture to prevent any roundness in the shape.
#18: Beautiful Short Stacked Cut with Highlights
Ask for a short stacked cut with highlights if you need to spice up your short hair. Try to ask for choppy layers to get a piecey look, and don’t avoid using hair products. Short stacks look awesome on any hair texture.
#19: Neck-Length Cut with Violet Highlights
Try the vibrant style of a neck-length cut with violet highlights. I strongly recommend longer layers in your cut if you add highlights. If the layers are too short, you will get a spotty look instead of a beautiful blend. Bright colors are beautiful, but you should be cautious when choosing one. Make sure you are ready for something so different.
#20: Dimensional Lived-In Brown Balayage
Try a lived-in brown balayage to add movement to your hair. One of the best ways to create depth and contrast is to choose a tone one to two shades lighter than your natural for a simple, low-maintenance color.
#21: Modern Chin-Length Choppy Bob
A chin-length bob is an easy, low-maintenance bob option. Choppy layers on short hair help remove weight and create an edgier appearance. Try styling with flat iron waves and finishing with a texture spray to enhance the layers in your chin-length choppy bob haircut.
#22: Short Choppy Haircut for Women Over 70
If you’re a woman over 70, try a short, choppy haircut. Keep a tousled look using the Wax Blast Spray by Redken while styling.
#23: Jaw-Length Edgy Choppy Bob
#24: Short Choppy Pixie Cut with Choppy Layers
Choppy pixie haircuts look best with layered strands at the chin line or slightly below. At the back, the short choppy layers are streaked, thus ensuring movement to this cut that is made close to the nape of the neck. Opt for an ombre or balayage to enhance your short choppy layered hair.
#25: Short Textured Choppy Hair Style
A short textured choppy hair style that brushes right below the chin is sassy and chic. A cut that can work for all textures. If your hair is thick, don’t be afraid to get a choppy short cut. Adding a ton of texture and weight removal will do the trick. Short-layered hairstyles, especially when layers start from the cheeks down, provide movement and face-framing features.
#26: Asymmetrical Choppy & Jagged Hair
I love choppy cuts with a jagged look. Dry-cutting choppy short haircuts will help you see the form and texture better. You can create many visual points in your hair. This is a very textured short cut without being too choppy. To style, blow dry with a little over-direction for body. Use the cool air setting to help your hair piece together. Then finish with a texture spray or flexible hairspray.
#27: Adorable Short Choppy Hair with Bangs
A choppy short haircut with bangs brings lightness and balance, transforming the conventional bob into a modern, stripped-down option. Short hair and choppy bangs look best with a slight wave, too.
#28: Unique Blonde Choppy Undercut Pixie Haircut
A blonde, choppy undercut pixie haircut is super trendy right now. The characteristics of this short pixie are very low sides, cut mostly by machines, and the top part is long with choppy layers. This short haircut has low maintenance and is easy to style. A pomade leaves the texture messy and modern.
#29: Short Textured & Messy Bob with Balayage
A short, messy choppy bob with balayage is a very flattering cut for women who want a versatile and short choppy hairstyle. You can style it with pomade, wax, or texture spray. Short messy haircuts love texture!
#30: Cute Choppy Blonde Cut with Side Bangs
Try a playful short flicky haircut with side bangs for an ultra-seductive style. The great thing about choppy layers with short hair is that they add texture to your hair. These layers emphasize that tousled style we all love with a shorter length. Adding side bangs is a great option if you have a square face or prefer covering up a longer forehead.
#31: Ash Blonde Wavy Choppy Bob
An ash-blonde wavy choppy bob gives you a carefree look without much maintenance. Toning highlights to ash-blonde can come with some at-home maintenance, but you can handle it easily! Throw a few fun waves in for fun, lived-in style, and you’ll look like you spent hours on your hair.
#32: Feminine 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 coarse hair, get it a little thinned out for added texture.
#33: Short Lived-In Choppy Shaggy Bob
A short lived-in choppy shaggy bob is an effortless, modern take to a classic haircut. This short choppy hairstyle is an eye-catching hair trend. 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 your face.
This cut has chipped ends that are most beneficial for ladies with finer density. The chipped ends make your hair feel like it has texture without losing the bulk. This short haircut is made even lovelier with a soft natural balayage. We wanted this color to grow out softly yet feel textured by pairing it with a choppy concave lob.
#34: Flattering 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.
#35: 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 beach waves and a balayage to your natural hair color. It will look amazing as it grows out.
#36: Edgy Textured Short Choppy Layered Hair
Opt for short choppy layered hair with short bangs, and a fun, flirty brunette 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.
Short choppy hairstyles are often a low-maintenance cut, but some require a good amount of styling to look like this photo every day. To recreate this choppy bob, use a moisturizing cream, flexible hairspray, texturizing hairspray, and a 1/4″ Marcel iron.
#37: Adorable Short Choppy Shag for Curly Hair
One of the more popular short choppy haircuts for women with curly hair is a shag. Short curly shags eliminate the triangle shape that tends to appear by rounding out layers and keeping a softer length on the ends. This cut looks beautiful with round and square face shapes.
Use Afterworld Organics “Moisture Lock” to hold your curls in place. You can diffuse a No- Low heat setting to eliminate frizz. Apply GM Reverie’s Ever oil after scrunching your hair to soften the curls and break any cast that may have formed by curl-holding products.
#38: Piecey Haircut for Women Over 60 with Straight Hair
A choppy short hairstyle for thinning hair women over 60 is a great way to boost volume. Dark roots, blonde highlights for natural grey hair, and long layers create an illusion of depth and volume.
#39: Cute Choppy Short Bob for Women Over 50
This choppy short bob for women over 50 offers a 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.
A choppy bob hairdo for a woman over 50 is a short but sexy cut. 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. 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.
#40: Short Piecey Haircut For Fine Hair with Silver and Dark Roots
Short piecey haircuts are ideal for fine hair. 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.
#41: Casual Short Chopped Layers for Thick Wavy Hair
This is short textured hair with chopped layers for thick wavy hair. Choppy layers for short hair are great for all face shapes and hair types. To maintain this length, it’s best to see your stylist every eight weeks. Try Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Soft Mousse. Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse is also good.
#42: Short Choppy Bob for Women Over 40
A choppy and short haircut is great for ladies over 40. Much like a choppy bob, it’s all about textured short hair! Make sure you talk to your hairstylist about products you should have at home to achieve the in-salon look.
#43: Trendy Choppy Short Cut for Round Faces
Opt for a beautiful short and choppy hairstyle for women with round faces. It gives the classic beachy hair style an edge. The bluntness of the cut gives you an automatic style with little effort. Short choppy hairstyles are perfect for women who want versatility! The shorter length gives even fine hair a fuller appearance.
You can style it straight for a more professional appearance or use a flat iron to create messy waves. A texturizing spray like Kevin Murphys “doo-over” is essential to play up the messy style. Short and choppy haircuts can be stylish and sophisticated!
#44: Short A-Line Choppy Bob for Fine Hair
An a-line bob is one of the shortest funky haircuts you’ll see! This is 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. Styles like this are ideal for an oval face shape and a carefree personality!
#45: Short Choppy Crop on Top
A short choppy crop on top is going to give you ample amounts of volume and texture. Short choppy hair is created by various techniques that soften the bluntness of a short haircut but also give moving softness. A short choppy hairstyle loves a light texture cream like Aveda’s defining whip.