47 Most Requested Choppy Haircuts for a Subtly Edgy Style

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Looking for fun and flirty, different haircuts? Try a choppy hairstyle! These looks are not only fun but easy to achieve as well. This trend can be worn short, medium, or long, and is super versatile. Chopped haircuts create volume, definition, and movement within your hair. The choppy layers can provide you an asymmetrical or blunt look, depending on how your stylist chops it.

So before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of textured and layered choppy haircuts and choppy hair styles for your inspiration.

Bright Blonde Choppy Cut
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#1: Bright Blonde Choppy Cut

Popular, choppy bob haircuts are ideal for thick and fine hair. Your hairdresser can use razor or shear-cutting techniques to add texture around the outer edges. Deeply textured styles can create hidden layers, adding depth but keeping most of the hair length intact. Enhance the style with a golden blonde color for greater visual depth.

Woman with a messy and textured choppy cut, featuring shoulder-length layers and a soft fringe for a tousled, casual look

#2 Messy and Textured Cut

This messy and textured choppy cut is perfect for adding volume and movement to medium-length hair. The choppy layers create a playful and effortless look, while the soft bangs frame the face beautifully. Ideal for those with fine to medium hair, this style adds dimension without sacrificing length. Use a texturizing spray to enhance the layers and a light pomade for definition. It’s a versatile cut that can be dressed up or down, making it great for any occasion.

#3: Golden Blonde Shoulder-Length Hair

For those wanting a bright, texturized style, golden blonde shoulder-length hair is a great choice. If you have medium to thick hair, this bouncy, beautiful style removes some weight and heaviness.

Blonde Balayage Tones on a Choppy Lob
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#4: Blonde Balayage Tones on a Lob

You need to decide on the shade of blonde and maintenance level for your lob with blonde balayage tones. The main benefit of balayage is that it lets you choose the color intensity to match your lifestyle.

Long Choppy Brunette Hairstyle with Invisible Layers
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#5: Long Brunette Hairstyle with Invisible Layers

For an edgy yet subtle look, a long brunette hairstyle with invisible layers is a perfect choice. If you want added movement and texture in your hair, this cut can give it to you without taking away from its length! The key here is to make sure that each layer blends seamlessly into one another. So as not to create any harsh lines or angles.

Soft, Choppy and Dimensional Long Bob with a middle part
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#6: Soft, Choppy and Dimensional Long Bob

Soft, choppy, and dimensional long bobs perfectly match most hair textures. If you want dimension, your top choice should be a lived-in color. A lived-in color looks more natural and has softer growth. These include techniques like balayage, foliage, root smudge, and root tap. Curling your hair also makes the colors pop. Try to remember this as your stylist dries your hair straight. Curling boosts the color while straightening blends it.

Easy Modern Textured Lob in Choppy Haircut
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#7: Easy Modern Textured Lob

This cut is definitely best described as a lob. It modernizes the appearance of the bob by elongating the length in the front and shortening the hair in the back. My favorite thing about this long bob is how it enhances a woman’s proportions and features around the face, as well as how it allows for volume and texture to be easily added to the style with the right cut. Maintaining this look is extremely important. Shorter looks require frequent care.

Lovely Long Choppy Hairstyle with Bangs
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#8: Lovely Long Choppy Hair with Bangs

This long choppy hair with bangs has movement and shape to complement individual features through this invisible layering technique, leaving an endless range of creativity.

Medium-Length Choppy Hair with Layers for Women
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#9: Medium-Length Hair with Layers

This hairstyle is a fun hairstyle and is literally perfect for any girl, but the texture is what makes it truly spectacular. This choppy medium-length hair is best when it’s a little imperfect and lived-in, and it’s perfect for almost any hair type.

#10: Deeply Side-Parted Choppy Lob

A choppy lob cut is so right now. Worn with lots of layers for texture, the more layers the more texture. With this in mind, add a deep side parting to create height and a volume spray when drying for body. My favorite way to style is with a tong and shake out for a rocky edgy feel.

Voluminous Long Copper Choppy Hair
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#11: Voluminous Long Copper Hair

This season’s hottest color, paired with voluminous long hair is a great option. Opt for a tone that pairs well with your complexion. Ask your salon professional how to maintain your color at home between refreshes.

Long Choppy Hair with Blonde Balayage
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#12: Long Hair with Blonde Balayage

Here is a need to know before your next salon visit, a blonde balayage can come in a variety of tones. So, the number one way to collaborate on the best look is to bring photos of inspiration. Your stylist might recommend styles you hadn’t considered.

Marvelous Medium Choppy Hair
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#13: Marvelous Medium Choppy Hair

This dark, sun-kissed balayage on medium-length choppy hair is lifted by the subtle babylights and the messiness of the hair. When it comes to medium hairstyles, choppy strands are the way to go if you’re wanting effortless volume and structure.

Shoulder-Length Textured Choppy Cut
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#14: Shoulder-Length Textured Cut

If you love layers and want a more voluminous style, this shoulder-length textured cut is for you. It’s one of the best haircuts for women with fine hair because the textured layers make it easy to create a fuller look with plenty of movement. Although versatile, this cut looks best when it’s styled with messy, brushed-out waves. If you didn’t own a texture spray before, you’ll want to get one now because it’s a total game-changer for this look.

Chin-Length Choppy Bob
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#15: Chin-Length Choppy Bob

Try a choppy chin-length bob for an effortless cool-girl style. Layers give great fullness to even the finest of hair textures. The tousled look is created with a natural curl or curling iron and some volumizing hairspray.

Jaw-Length Edgy Choppy Bob
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#16: Jaw-Length Edgy Bob

An edgy jaw-length choppy bob is the cutest French style you will ever wear. Styling this look with a natural wave and curtain bangs, the bold lips will give you a classic, elegant style perfect for a day out in Paris.

Related: Best jaw-length choppy bobs with bangs.

#17: Two-Toned Choppy Hair

The dark roots and light ends make for less maintenance with your color, giving it a lived-in look. The choppy length is achieved by point cutting, and also grows out naturally. If you would like a fairly low-maintenance hairstyle, this cut is for you.

choppy neck-length cut
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#18: Choppy Neck-Length Cut

This choppy cut is a fun, slightly edgy look with platinum blonde highlights. It’s also a cut with choppy, jagged ends that can be easily grown out to a longer style if you decide to do so.

#19: Long Pixie with Long Layers

A long pixie with long layers is perfect for all ladies, but especially ladies with oval-shaped faces. Long pixie hair cuts can be very fun and versatile to style. You may style your layers straight or curly, depending on your preference.

Short Choppy Layered Hair
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#20: Short Choppy Layered Hair

Short choppy layered hair never goes out of style. It suits all face shapes. These hairstyles look beautifully styled with natural-looking beach waves.

#21: The Shag Haircut for Older Women

The shag haircut for older women includes several piece-y, choppy layers. Adding bangs with face-framing layers helps pull a perfect woman’s hairstyle together. Ladies with thinner hair should ask for surface layers to create a fuller look.

Textured Bob with Wispy Choppy Bangs
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#22: Textured Bob with Wispy Choppy Bangs

Try a textured choppy bob haircut with bangs to achieve an edgy, classic French style. Long, choppy bangs bring out the fun detail of this hairstyle. If you are looking for a carefree, low-maintenance cut, this is the cut for you! Blow out all the hair forward from the crown, piece it out with texturizing spray and a light pomade, then you’re good to go!

Wavy Long Hair with Choppy Layers
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#23: Wavy Long Hair with Choppy Layers

Layers are great if you want a change but don’t want to take the length off. It creates the perfect hairstyle. Adding in loose beauty waves enhances the layers and creates an undone style. When deciding on whether to add layers, ponder on your wavy hair density first. Thicker hair works best with layers as it removes some of the bulk throughout the hair.

The Short Choppy Bob
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#24: The Short Choppy Bob

The short choppy bob style is a crisp way to accentuate thick wavy hair or create the illusion of thick hair on finer-textured hair. Bobs are essential for any hair type and texture because of their versatility. Length, angle, face shape, and layers are all considered when cutting a bob style. Make sure to ask your stylist what might work best for you.

Choppy Bob Haircut
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#25: Choppy Bob Haircut

A choppy bob haircut is a chic way to spice up a more traditional bob cut. Adding in a slight angle and some soft layers create the perfect style. A blunt perimeter keeps the thickness and density at the bottom of the hair, which works well for finer-haired women. The most popular way to style a bob cut is with messy beach waves; however, styling it straight and sleek creates a different look, giving tons of versatility to this cut.

Shattered Pixie Haircut for Short Hair
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#26: Shattered Pixie Haircut for Short Hair

A shattered pixie haircut works essentially for any hair texture. Added texture makes the hair easy to style and gives the edgy, messy hairstyle an effortless look. Make sure to set up haircut appointments 4-6 weeks apart to keep the style looking fresh to maintain a pixie style. Investing in a good styling product, such as a texture cream, is vital for styling a pixie cut.

Choppy Lob Haircut for Thin Hair
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#27: Choppy Lob Haircut for Thin Hair

A choppy lob haircut for thin hair is an edgy cut that is easy to style and requires low upkeep. Wispy layers, bangs, and waves create extra dimension and volume.

Disconnected choppy texture on messy bob
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#28: Disconnected Choppy Texture on Messy Bob

The disconnected choppy texture on a messy bob is trending right now. This beautiful cut has shorter layers underneath to create a piece-y look. Ask your stylist for some point cutting to create even more texture. Curling irons can be used randomly to create tousled hair. A styling wax or texture cream is a must.

#29: Choppy Bob Hairstyle for Girls

A choppy bob hairstyle for girls can be great for an easy-maintenance style. Created with a blunt cut and many layers helps keep this style easy for morning routines. These haircuts look great on medium-density textures and choppy mid-length hair and can be curled or straightened easily to change up the style.

Shaggy Bob with Bangs
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#30: Shaggy Bob with Bangs

The shaggy bob with bangs creates a gorgeous fringe bob. Perfect for heart-shaped faces with bangs framing the eyes and textured ends right at chin-length. When styling, use small metal clips at the root while drying helps to give lift through the crown. Use botanically infused Cult+King “Setspray” to hold your style and protect from heat.

#31: Asymmetrical Choppy Undercut Hair

An asymmetrical choppy undercut hair is youthful and gives finer hair the volume it needs. Ladies with short, fine hair will love the textured choppiness as it gives fullness to the style. The undercut to the sides adds depth to the hair by shadowing the hairline, creating an illusion of thickness. Ask your stylist for a deep side part and side bangs for added dimension.

Spiky and edgy short choppy haircut
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#32: Spiky and Edgy Haircut

Try a spiky and edgy haircut to get maximum movement in your finer hair. Add extra choppiness and spike instead of wearing a classic bob to fill out thinner hair. When it comes to personal grooming, play around with some grooming clay from Aveda for a matte textured hold. The messier, the better.

Textured Choppy Short Bob
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#33: Textured Choppy Short Bob

A choppy short bob can be made to look good in all shapes and textures. Some ideas can vary with the lengths above or below the chin, how much weight removal is needed for finer to coarse hair, and how much layering shapes do depend on what you want for more or less volume.

#34: Layered Choppy Bob with Fringe

A layered choppy bob with fringe haircut suits most face shapes. Playing with the overall length of the choppy hair will help accentuate your desired features and shape. When it comes to layered hairstyles, having those ends textured with a razor, point cutting, or slicing out some internal weight will give you the perfect hairstyle.

#35: Classic Choppy Short Haircut

A classic haircut that has lots of textured layers and wispy ends works well with fine textures, creating body and movement to the hair. If you have thicker hair, you will want to ask your stylist to remove some weight, especially around the nape area. Over-direct the layers in this short choppy hairstyle for a longer look around the face. Style using “Anti-Gravity Lotion” and “Bedroom Hair” by Kevin Murphy.

Side-Parted Choppy Crop
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#36: Side-Parted Choppy Crop

A side-parted short , choppy crop has plenty of movement and texture. It looks great on all face shapes with all the texture thrown in and a side part. Throw in some curls and spray with a beach spray or hair spray for hold and texture.

Face-Framing Long Choppy Hairstyle
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#37: Face-Framing Long Choppy Hairstyle

A face-framing hairstyle has a pretty flow with soft layering and movement. Add some long layering around the face for framing and some big waves to show off the texture. This cut will grow out nicely for 6+ months and is great for low-maintenance needs and lived-in looks.

Choppy Angled Layers
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#38: Angled Layers

For choppy haircuts for fine hair, angled layers suit women who are looking for volume and movement. This layered hairstyle works great for most hair types, but in particular, for fine hair. The angled line elongates the face while slimming the neck.

Short and Texturized with Top Choppy Layers for Women Over 50
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#39: Short and Texturized with Top Choppy Layers for Women Over 50

This short pixie is a choppy and texturized women’s short haircut. What I like most about this pixie with a choppy top is all the length and texture we left around the perimeter of the cut.

Shoulder-Length Choppy Locks
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#40: Cute Shoulder-Length Choppy Locks

Choppy shoulder-length hair keeps a professional vibe yet has a fun style to keep it feeling fresh. Curl or flat iron this cute style and use a good heat protector to maintain hair health. Medium-layered hair lays nicely right above the shoulders and really texturizing the ends gives it a choppy style.

#41: Cool Choppy Blonde Layered Bob

This choppy bob has a ton of versatility. If you blow-dry your choppy blonde bob smooth, it looks like a sleek bob. If you enhance your natural texture or use curling tongs, you get the cool and edgy look shown here.

#42: Playful and Wavy Choppy Bob for Fine Hair

This short wavy choppy bob cut for fine hair is trendy. You can do so many versions of this haircut to suit you best. You can make it a choppy a-line lob, maybe square, play with the layering, or even add a fringe. I feel that as long as you keep those front corners in the perimeter it will be on-trend and flatter all face shapes.

#43: 70’s Inspired Choppy Shaggy Cut with Feathered Layers

This 70’s-inspired choppy shaggy cut with a feathered effect looks fashionable and offers versatility. Considering that it’s a choppy shag with a fringe, you’ll notice how it’s got that 70s rocker emo vibe. This type of cut allows for volume and extra lift around the crown without giving up its long length.

Blonde Choppy Hair with Middle Part
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#44: Blonde Choppy Hair with Middle Part

To add fullness and texture, try a blonde choppy haircut with a middle part. Soft layers and a slight angle create the ideal shape for a choppier cut. Although you can create choppiness with any length of hair, it usually works best with shorter, bob-like styles versus medium choppy haircuts.

#45: Ash Blonde Pixie Cut for Super Short Straight Hair

An ash blonde pixie cut for super short straight hair shows off an undercut perfectly. Cool-toned blonde with a darker underneath color makes a super short haircut interesting with the dimension it brings out. Over-directing layers to the back for a longer angle around the face and short layers through the crown for lift.

Choppy Curly Hair with Dark-Rooted Blonde Color
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#46: Choppy Curly Hair with Dark-Rooted Blonde Color

This blonde, choppy, curly hair with dark roots is a total eye-catcher. The best hair type is natural curls. If you’re trying to grow out a gorgeous choppy curly crop, consider getting this haircut and style.

#47: Gorgeous Choppy Shag for Thick Hair

To give your locks a new body and shape, here’s a short shag with bangs you should try! Feel free to style it with texture to bring out a lot of movement to your thick brown hair. To frame your face, opt for choppy bangs and a length that’s near your collarbone.