Get inspired to try out a shorter look in our collection of on-trend choppy short hair ideas.
We are loving that short choppy hairstyles are all the rage again. A cut that was widely popular in the ’90s, choppy hairstyles are making a resurgence. We are seeing tons of variations on short choppy lobs, bobs and funky asymmetrical cuts. Proof that there really is a choppy cut for everyone! Part of the appeal of short choppy styles is that they flatter women of all ages, add an edginess to any ‘do and provide some youthful-looking volume.
To help you figure out your perfect cut, we’re sharing a collection of choppy hairstyles we love—ranging from the typical to the unexpected—that are sure to inspire your new short look.
1. Pixie Cut
Short choppy hair ideas 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 long 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 to add some serious depth and definition to your new choppy mane.
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.
3. Asymmetric Bob
While the bob is definitely up there as one of the most popular feathered hairstyles, sometimes this look can be borderline dull. If you’re looking for something a bit more out-of-the-box, try a trendy asymmetrical bob! This two-toned haircut is all about depth as it adds some sophisticated vibes to your style.
4. Choppy 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.
5. Blunt Bob and Bangs
Or maybe you want a classic short crop for your new look. We totally get 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 this chic choppy haircut can work on all face shapes as it defines your features, making you look fierce and super mod.
6. Modern Mullet
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.
7. Shag Hair
Another blast from the past favorite, shags are all about rocking a texturized look that’s accentuated by their piece-y layers.
8. Heavy Bangs
The modern bob is all about texture and we can’t get enough of this choppy chin-length cut that’s paired with a cute bang.
9. Choppy Hair and Waves
Choppy hair and waves pair gorgeously together. We just love this combination on mid-length or short hair as you can rock your layers and show off your modern-day waves.
10. Spiky Pixie
One of our fave short choppy hairstyles is short spiky haircuts for women. You can rock this look naturally or play up the texture by using some wax or molding paste.
11. Bowl Cut and Micro Bangs
Short choppy haircuts with bangs are always a good idea. Rock the latest trend of the season with this eye-catching short choppy haircut and micro fringe combo.
12. Full Choppy Shag
If you’re seeking to add more length to your short choppy hairstyles, then this look is all you. Be sure to visit a salon where they can perfect these face-framing layers, complete with a shaggy bang.
13. Wavy Shag
Another take on this look, the wavy shag, is all about embracing your natural texture. To help your waves out, scrunch some mousse in your hair for the ultimate in defined waves.
14. Lightly Slicked-Back
Want to rock the slicked-back hairstyle without too much gel? Try out this slicked-back style that only uses a little bit of gel to hold your hair back.
15. Gelled Hairstyle
Another take on the gelled-back look is this flipped out style. We love how this short choppy hairstyle creates some fake bangs that you can rock on either side of your head.
16. Short Flippy Hairstyles
You’ll flip out (quite literally) with this cool short chop. We love how this style offers something a little bit different with a slight bend in the bob. Pair this with a long bang and you’re set for a stylish short cut for the season.
17. Subtle Wavy Chop
Short choppy hairstyles are all about subtle layers that are cut ever-so-slightly on the ends. Go for a dramatic part and scrunch up your hair with some sea salt spray for the ultimate modern cut.
18. Choppy Afro
Rock a natural afro with choppy layers. We love this modern take on a look that’s all about embracing your texture.
How to Hold Onto Choppy Hairstyles
1. Trim Your Hair Regularly
When getting your bi-weekly or monthly trims, be sure you ask for at least an inch off the ends to ensure that your hair doesn’t end up looking unkempt. Regular trims will also help keep split ends at bay. You want to avoid split ends as they’ll have your layers looking extremely rough and make your hair harder to deal with!
2. Daily Hair Maintenance
In between washing use dry shampoo, like the TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo to handle any greasy or oiliness.
3. Weekly Maintenance
Along with getting your scheduled trims, you’ll need to have a trusty hair care routine in place for your short choppy hairstyles. The choppy texture of your hair needs to be kept fresh and well taken care of!