Short Hairstyles

Your Ultimate Guide to Short Choppy Haircuts: Rocking the Chop from Pixie Cuts to the Mullet


Ready to go for the big chop? Get inspired to try out a shorter look in our collection of on-trend choppy short hair ideas.

We are loving that short choppy hair is all the rage again. A cut that was widely popular in the ’90s, choppy hairstyles are making a resurgence that’s now not just all about the pixie (although that’s still in the mix) where we are seeing tons of variations on short choppy lobs, bobs and funky asymmetrical cuts. There really is a choppy cut for everyone! Part of their eternal appeal is that they flatter women of all ages, adding an edginess to any ‘do and providing some youthful-looking volume. To help you figure out your perfect cut, we’re sharing a collection of six awesome short choppy haircuts – ranging from the typical to the unexpected – that are sure to inspire your new short look.

6 Short Choppy Hairstyles to Inspire Your New Look

choppy haircuts with the classic pixie
Pixie cuts are great for adding body to fine hair. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

1. Pixie Cut

Forget diamonds, choppy haircuts are a thin-haired girl’s best friend! If you’re feeling fed up with your fine locks, try out a choppy pixie cut. While the length might take some adjustment, asking your stylist to add in some longer layers around your face will help to add a feminine touch to this androgynous style. For styling your new look, use a workable hair wax that can add some serious depth and definition to your new choppy mane.

choppy haircuts with a stacked bob
Hair weighing you down? Try a graduated bob. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Graduated Bob

It’s a myth that those with thick hair can’t rock a choppy short hair look. The graduated bob is a great way to reduce the natural heaviness of your locks! The hair at the nape of the neck is clipped super short – or even shaved – and cut at an angle. With this look you benefit from the weightlessness of a shorter crop, while also maintaining a flattering length around your jawline. For smoothness, apply some of the Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Oil Treatment to your hair to smooth out any frizz or flyaways.

choppy haircuts with fun asymertical bobs
Bored of bobs? Go asymmetric. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

3. Asymmetric Bob

While the bob is definitely up there as one of the most popular short choppy haircuts, sometimes this look can be borderline dull for some. If you’re looking for something a bit more out-of-the-box, try out a trendy asymmetrical bob! This two-toned haircut is all about depth as it adds some sophisticated vibes to your style.

choppy haircuts with the trendy lob
The ‘it’ choppy haircut of the moment a.k.a. the lob. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Lob

Long bobs are already a blogger favorite, but did you know that they’re also one of the best choppy hairstyles for beginners? A shoulder-skimming style is a great way to test out this look while still retaining some length. And it’s pretty versatile in the hairstyling department where you can opt for straight hair or these cool waves. To achieve this look, spritz some of the Suave Professionals Texurizing Sea Salt Spray onto your damp or dry strands, scrunch your fingers as you lift your hair. Hello, undone movement!

choppy haircuts with the bob
A classic look that’s never going out of style. Photo credit:

5. Blunt Bob and Bangs

Or maybe you want a classic short crop for your new look. We can totally dig that! For a modern update on the bob, opt for a stylish blunt bob/bangs combo that falls right at your cheekbones. We love how chic this choppy haircut can work on all face shapes as it defines your features, making you look fierce and super mod.

choppy haircuts with the cool mullet
Business in the front, party in the back! Photo credit:

6. Modern mullet

Before you turn your nose up at the mullet, know that this retro style has been seriously updated that’s not contemporary and super fun! As seen on the runway, the modern mullet is a far more wearable reincarnation, combining voluminous, choppy short hair at the crown of the head, with a sleeker look through the lengths. To hold onto your look a little longer, spray some of the Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist onto your hair and go about your day.

Looking for more short hair options like these cool choppy hair looks? Check out these 14 trendy short hair ideas!

All Things Hair
All Things Hair
23 March 2017