Make it Choppy! 15 Ways to Wear Choppy Layers With Long Hair

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 15 ways you can wear the look:

1. Baby Beehive

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

Why not play with your layers and create a baby beehive? Those long layers can be teased into perfection, just remember to be gentle! This is the perfect second day hairstyle, your hair will have some extra hold to maintain the volume of this look.

2. Choppy Layers and Micro Fringe

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Go artsy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Pair your long layers with a micro fringe that ends just at your hairline. Blunt bangs are a major trend this year, so if you’ve been itching for a bold chop, we say go all the way for the micro fringe.

3. Updated Grunge

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

Grunge this time around is polished and street style chic. This look is all about creating light texture and a greaseless yet piece-y look.

To get that piece-y look, use some Nexxus Between Washes Air Lift Dry Texture Finishing Spray on your strands.

4. Angled Choppy Layers

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Ragged angles keep choppy layers on-pointe.

Ask your stylist for your layers to be cut on imperfect angles and create a messy vibe. This technique is a great way to thin out your hair if you feel that it’s getting a little too thick and unmanageable.

5. Stick Straight Choppy Layers

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Straighten out those layers. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Use your flat iron, and make your layers stick straight. Sleek is always a great choice, especially if you’re dealing with some bed head and need to get rid of it asap.

Before you touch that hot tool, use Dove Smooth & Shine Heat-Protection Spray to prevent damaged locks.

6. Half Up Half Down

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Go for a romantic look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Now that your hair has layers, you can create wispy, romantic half up half down styles like the one above. Achieve more movement and texture by leaving some face-framing pieces out in the front.

7. Creative Color

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Highlight your layers with color. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

Show off your new cut with creative hair color like this three-layer color palette. Not ready for a new color just yet? Test drive the look with a wig instead.

8. Full Fringe and Choppy Layers

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Create a face framing style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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

9. Choppy Layers and Loose Waves

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Create soft waves with a flat iron.

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 Weightless Style Ultra Light Hair Spray holds your style, yet lets your waves bounce.

10. Bleach Blonde

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Try this lighter hue.

Show off your length and draw attention to your strands with a beautiful bleach blonde hair color. This bleach can be tricky to maintain, but it’s so worth it if you care for it correctly.

11. Tight Curls

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Go for a tighter coil style. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

Create some tighter coils to switch up your layered style. Making tighter coils ay slightly camouflage your layers, but they will be adding much more volume and body to the style.

12. Long Bangs

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Go for a longer bang that serves as a layer. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

Longer bangs are great as an in-between for a bang style and just a shorter, face-framing layer. Consider this cut the sister of the curtain bang, it just passes as a choppy layer better.

13. Perfected with a Blowout

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Give your layers movement with a blowout. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

Let your layers have their moment by giving them the royal treatment–a blowout. Achieve those defined layers and movement by prepping your hair with the right products.

We highly recommend adding some Nexxus Weightless Style Smooth & Full Blow Dry Balm to your damp hair before styling. It will leave you with super soft yet bouncy hair.

14. Big Waves

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Add volume to your waves with choppy layers. Photo credit: Kat Nelson

We get it, you want super long hair and you think that means you just need to keep letting it grow. We just want to let you know that your long hair will appear longer and look healthier with some layers added in. Don’t neglect your hair dresser as you grow out your strands!

15. Layered Curls

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Curls can rock layers, too! Photo credit: Raphael Lovaski

Adding layers to curls creates a voluminous effect. If you’re looking for a little more out of your curls then you should consider adding in some layers to complete the look.

Those are the top trending choppy layer styles for long hair! Having one-length long hair can be boring and too much of a one-note look. Don’t be afraid to spice it up and some choppy sass to the mix.

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