Unlike a classic short bob haircut, a choppy bob haircut is achieved when you get textured layers cut into your hair to create a beachy, effortless finish. And, it’s no secret that this type of bob haircut is definitely one of the chicest, most timeless looks around.
Great for every face shape and hair texture, this dramatically layered cut works a treat for just about all occasions – yep, it’s true. So if you’re considering getting a choppy bob, or you already have one that’s in dire need of a style update, check out the choppy hairstyles we’re loving, below.
Long Layered Bob
Ask your hairstylist for long layers to help add width and give the appearance of thicker strands.
This softer take on the choppy bob works particularly well with a fringe. For best results, keep your bangs light and piecey, and style the rest of your hair with natural texture. To recreate these beach waves at home, add SheaMoisture Miracle Hair Styler Leave-In Treatment to your hair care routine. Its formula styles your hair gently, while nourishing and keep it frizz-free.
Subtle A-Line Bob
An A-line bob doesn’t have to be extreme. This cut is slightly longer at the front than it is at the back, adding the illusion of more body and texture without being too obvious.
The undone bob is a bit like your classic French bob, just waaaay more laidback. The added texture gives this heat-wave-friendly style more natural movement. Want it wavy? All you need to do is use texturising spray like TRESemmé Extra Hold and scrunch your hair or leave it in braids overnight.
Are you lusting after all of the Bardot bang hairstyles out there? Well, it’s your lucky day, because you can easily give your short choppy hair a more romantic feel with some curtain-style bangs.
Nothing screams choppy bob quite like a shag haircut. With plenty of layers and a tousled finish, a shag haircut is great for short to medium hair and while it’ll look great on thick hair, this cut is especially great for those with fine hair which lacks volume and movement.
Featuring a side parting and a delicate, sweeping fringe, this dreamy bob on House star Olivia Wilde is ready to transform your look! So what are you waiting for?
Baby ‘V’ Bangs Bob
Entering your cool-girl era? Give your bob an edgy upgrade with baby ‘V’ bangs and choppy layers and you’re all set.
The ’90s Bob
Singer Dua Lipa is giving us serious ’90s vibes with her nod to Monica Geller’s iconic hairstyle. We just love it and we know fans of Friends will approve too.
Shoulder-Length Choppy Bob
Nothing quite beats a shoulder-length bob right now – it is one of the hottest haircuts. But instead of opting for a straight and sleek Olivia Palermo style bob, try a choppy finish for a more tousled and textured look.
Think pink with this dusky rose take on the retro shag haircut.
Choppy Bob for Fine Hair
Anyone with fine hair will know that while long hair may be goals, it isn’t always the best length when you lack body and movement – which is where a choppy bob comes in.
Cut short at the nape and longer at the front, this choppy bob is reminding us of the now iconic ‘pob’ hairstyle pioneered by none of than fashion icon Victoria Beckham in 2006.
Make this your next look if you missed it the first time or love it so much you want to wear it again.
Long Bob With a Feathered Fringe
Now, if you’re dreaming of getting a long choppy bob, you’ll be thrilled to know you can also give this romantic style a whirl. We don’t need telling twice!
Shag haircuts have fast become one of the most sought-after hairstyles thanks to the likes of Edie Campbell and Mica Arganaraz and we are totally here for it!
Making a resurgence since their debut in the ’60s and ’70s, this medium-length cut with a long fringe and choppy layers will give your long bob a rock’n’roll vibe.
Short Choppy-Layered Bob
This trendy texture-packed bob is a great cut to try if you’re after a voluminous look.
Long Choppy Bob
If you’re on the fence about going super short, this example of a soft choppy hairstyle gives you the opportunity to try something new, without compromising your length.
Choppy Bob With Fringe
When you team together choppy layers with ’70s-inspired bangs, you get the dreamiest cut ever: the shag.
Soft Choppy Bob
Don’t want to go heavy on choppy layers? Try this soft, face-framing long bob haircut. It frames, flatters and basically hits all the right spots.
Short Choppy Bob With Side Fringe
If you want extra dimension and volume, consider pairing your short, choppy look with some side bangs. They’ll make much more of a statement than having a choppy cut alone.
Choppy Graduated Haircut
Think graduated bobs are outdated? Think again! This modern choppy cut is full of edge, body and fullness.
Brown Choppy Bob
Brunette hair? This stylish, short choppy cut might be your best look yet – especially if you decide to show off your choppy layers with caramel highlights.
Bob With Side Fringe
Side fringes are officially coming back! And if you need another reason to get them with your choppy haircut, let this beauty convince you.
Choppy Layered Brown Hair
Whether you’re currently rocking a lob bob or waist-long locks, this gorgeous short bob is all you need to freshen up your look.
Textured Choppy Bob
Now you have the short choppy bob you wanted, it’s time to learn how to show it off. Reach for a texturising spray to define your layers and give your tresses an effortless look.
Long Side-Parted Choppy Bob
Looking for a hot-to-trot short choppy bob hairstyle that’ll flatter and enhance your face shape? Well, look no further, because this pretty, unfussy side-parted hairstyle is all you need!
Grey Wavy Bob
Now you’ve got the dream cut it’s time to turn your attention to your hair colour and we’re obsessed with this choppy bob with a cool grey hue. Will this be your next look?
From the honey blonde hue to the big zig-zag waves, this choppy blonde bob is ticking all our hair boxes.
Choppy Bob With Blunt Ends
We love how the blunt choppy ends of this bob help to make the hair appear fuller and thicker.
’70s Choppy Bob
We are obsessed with all things ’70s right now and no look is complete without a cool ’70s-esque haircut like this shag complete with flipped-out bangs.
Straight and Choppy Bob
If you have thick, straight hair, then this hairstyle will work a treat on your natural texture to create an ultra-modern look. Want to know the best part? It requires next to no styling!
Long Choppy Bob
She may have the holy grail of eyebrows, but model and actress Cara Delevingne clearly knows a thing or two about hairstyles, too.
Side Bangs and Choppy Bob Combo
Wowing us all with her platinum hue and killer bob and bangs combo, Taylor Swift gave her fine locks added oomph by adding in soft waves.
Subtle Choppy Bob
If you want to try out a new haircut, but are feeling apprehensive about whether the choppiness will work for you, then why not try a slightly toned-down version of the short choppy bob?
Rather than going all out with dramatically contrasting layers, just ask your stylist to work in a few piecey ones at the ends to create a more subtle, textured look.
Cute Curly Bob
Ready to inject your short choppy bob with a glamorous edge? Then why not try working in some French-style voluminous curls?
Whether you’re heading out to a swanky cocktail event, a wedding or even the office, this style will have you looking totally on point. And for maximum style points, pair the look with a red pout and get ready to #slay!
Choppy Ombre Bob
Looking for a hairstyle that’s not only stylish but incredibly flattering? Then you’re in luck as this choppy layered bob is just what you need.
Wavy Highlighted Bob
Wondering how to style a choppy bob? While this cut looks great on most hair types, you can really show off the choppy finish by adding waves.
Choppy Baby Bangs
Don’t knock it until you try it – this micro bangs style is ideal for those looking for an alternative way to get on board the choppy bob trend.
Artistic Choppy Bob
You can always rely on Rita Ora to up the hair game. Taking the choppy bob and adding in a cropped fringe was enough to have us save the style to our camera roll, but it’s her precision hair placement that we simply admire.
Short Choppy Bob With Bangs
Want to really make a stylish impact with your choppy bob choice? Then try getting some choppy bangs cut in, for a Parisian-approved hairstyle that’s all kinds of chic.
Trust us: the dreamy combination of a choppy bob and bangs will seriously help to accentuate the boldness of this look. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to look a little like a French It-girl?
Stacked Bob With Choppy Layers
Stacked bob + choppy layers = ultra-voluminous locks! So, if you’re dealing with a bob hairstyle that falls on the finer side of the texture scale, getting this amplifying duo will instantly give you a fuller-looking mane! We’re totally sold.
Rocking a new choppy bob with a striking hue like this icy platinum colour will be sure to turn heads where ever you go.
Selena Gomez’ Punk Rocker Choppy Bob
Recently, Selena Gomez bid farewell to her signature brunette tresses and welcomed bleach-blonde, Nirvana hair. Selena’s bold hue and (in our opinion) her long choppy bob haircut has got to be one of her most surprising hairstyles to date.
Platinum Choppy Bob
With years of experience on the catwalk, Coco Rocha knows what looks good and how to pull it off, which is why we are taking notes on how she is working this choppy bob.
Colourful Long Choppy Bob
Give your long choppy bob a peachy-pink colourful update, just like this stylish Instagrammer – and isn’t it breathtaking?
This refreshing, fun and dimensional mix of colours will help accentuate your choppy layers, brighten up your overall look and ensure you steal the spotlight at your next event.
Braided Choppy Bob
Just because you’re sporting a short choppy bob, that doesn’t mean braids are out of the question. In fact, braids – like this 3-strand braid – are perfectly doable on shorter hair.
Plus, by popping in a few coloured bobby pins to secure the plait, you’ll have a unique and ultra-chic style in seconds!
Medium Choppy Bob
You don’t have to cut your hair short to get in on the choppy hair trend. Channel Kristen Bell vibes with this medium choppy bob.
Stacked Short Choppy Bob
Growing out a pixie cut but find yourself in that awkward in-between stage? Then turn to actress Sarah Paulson who has the perfect transitional style with this stacked long pixie-meets-bob hairstyle.
Pink Curtain Bangs With Choppy Bob
Choppy haircuts can get a bad rap for being overly severe, but this sweet and romantic look definitely proves otherwise. Its soft waves, parted fringe and delicate pink hue make for a face-flattering style.
Tousled Strands Bob
While soft waves seem to be a popular choice to show off a choppy bob style, it’s this bedhead look that we are totally loving for second or even, third-day hair. All you need to create this look is a simple spritz of a texturising dry shampoo.
Ice Blonde Choppy Layered Bob
We’ve seen plenty of ice blonde hues on and off the runway in the last few years and we think it looks absolutely stunning when paired with a choppy layered bob.
Empire star Taraji P Henson took to the red carpet with a flawless choppy bob complete with feathered layers, which were accentuated by her soft waves and side fringe.
Subtle and Sweet
We all know choppy layers are a great way to add definition and body to fine locks, but that doesn’t mean girls with thick hair can’t jump on board too.
Styling her mahogany brown hair in a soft choppy bob with full Bardot-esque bangs, this Instagram babe is making us seriously envious.
Highlighted Choppy Bob
From straight to wavy, brunette to blonde – there really is no limit to how you can rock a choppy bob! And this ash-blonde hue is just another way to ensure your cut looks picture-perfect.
Long Choppy Bob With Bangs
Want to try a choppy look, but don’t want to go too short? Then know that a long bob can work just as well with choppy layers!
Add full bangs and channel your inner rock goddess.
Accessorised Short Choppy Bob
If you’re less than proficient at styling your short choppy locks, upgrading your ‘do with hair accessories like these cute daisies is your best option.