Make it Choppy! 12 Ways to Wear Choppy Layers With Long Hair

PJ Gach | 17 September 2018

How to work this choppy look with style.

Long choppy layers can be the best thing to ever happen to long hair. For almost anyone who has long hair, keeping it all one length may be pretty to look at, but a pain to style. Once you get layers cut into your length, a whole new world opens up style-wise!

If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and getting choppy layers, here are 12 ways you can wear the look.

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Scrunch and go.

1. Beachy Waves

Using the right products can enhance the texture of your hair. Scrunch in Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray, and your layers will look like you spent the day at the beach.

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Take those  layers and turn some of them into a baby beehive.

2. Baby Beehive

Why not play with your layers and create a baby beehive. Those long layers can be teased into perfection.

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Go artsy. Photo credit:

3. Choppy Layers and Micro Fringe

Pair your long layers with a micro fringe that ends just at your hairline.

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It’s amazing what a little wax can do.Photo credit:

4. Updated Grunge

Grunge this time around is polished and street style chic. To get that piece-y look, use a styling wax on your hair.

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Ragged angles keep choppy layers on-pointe.

5. Angled Choppy Layers

Ask your stylist for your layers to be cut on imperfect angles and create a messy vibe.

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Straighten out those layers. Photo credit:

6. Stick Straight Choppy Layers

Use your flat iron, and make your layers stick straight. Before you touch that hot tool, use Dove Smooth & Shine Heat-Protection Spray to prevent damaged locks.


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Go for a romantic look. Photo credit:

7. Half up half Down

Now that your hair has layers, you can create wispy, romantic half up half down styles like the one above.

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Highlight your layers with color.

8. Go Creative with Color

Show off your new cut with a creative hair color like this pretty pastel pink. Not ready for a new color just yet? Test drive the look with a wig instead.

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Create a face framing style. Photo credit:

9. Full Fringe and Choppy Layers

Create a sense of balance by having a full fringe and layers that start at your jawline; they create a pretty face-framing effect.

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Create soft waves with a flat iron.

10. Choppy Layers and Loose Waves

You might find that once you add choppy long layers to your hair, it has a bit of curl or wave. To get more waviness in your hair, use your flat iron to create luscious waves. Nexxus Styling Comb Thru Finishing Mist holds your style, yet lets your waves bounce.

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Try balayage on the ends of your hair.

11. Balayage

Change up your look by doing balayage on your hair. The hand-painted color can be applied on the ends, or all over.

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Try a lob with a middle part. Photo credit:

12. Lob It

Add structure to your style with a lob that brushes just below your shoulders.  Go for a middle part to change it up.


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