60 Overwhelming Ideas for Short Choppy Haircuts

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Is short hair a problem or freedom? So many women think of cutting their hair short but are either unsure about the result, afraid to look ridiculous or uncertain about the choice of the right and most flattering cut. When considering a short hairstyle, we are usually afraid that once we cut our hair short, we will lose our femininity or end up with something outdated. No, worries, here are the latest trends of short choppy haircuts with the brightest examples in pictures. You will be amazed at how incredibly jazzy you may look with short hair. Add the feeling of ease, so desirable through the warm seasons and you’ll see that going short, actually, has multiple benefits and choices.

Short Choppy Haircuts

Choppy jagged ends and a multi-layered dimension with a lively shattered effect are the leading tendencies in today’s short haircuts. Modern cuts can boast of fun disconnected layering with an unkempt touch and a fabulous feel of movement.

All the choppy haircuts for short hair are mainly performed on the basis of bob, pixie or A-line cuts, however, they make a completely new fresh impression. Contrasting textures and lines along with color enhancers are able to bring your usual style to the new, previously unknown heights. You simply can’t miss these novel brilliant ideas of your innovated looks for the current spring and long-awaited summer.

#1: Going Grey

A choppy bob style is very popular right now, same as this trendy hair color – many young women are opting for grey and white hair hues. Blame it on Queen Elsa or perhaps the impressive wisdom of someone’s very influential grandmother – but ultra-light hair is all the rage in color trends – would you expect?

#2: Adorably Choppy and Blonde

This cut is perfection! Flattering for a variety of face shapes, this style is oozing cool girl chic. For short choppy hairstyles that hit their mark, ask your stylist for piecey, unkempt layers and carefree highlights with natural appeal. This cut is just long enough to make for endless styling options.

#3: Layered and Sideswept

This layered, sideswept style is a nice choice for thick hair that needs a lighter look! From the blonde hue to the choppy sections that add the illusion of weightlessness, this is a good pick for girls who feel buried in their hair.

#4: Choppy Pixie Cut

While long hair can rack up your hours in front of the mirror holding styling tools, short hair will increase your budget for new styling products. It’s a fair trade! Not quite wake-up-and-go, these itty bitty layers are as close as it gets. Work with your hair’s natural texture to create post-shower definition.

#5: Choppy Style for Fine Hair

Choppy haircuts work for any hair type, even fine hair. Extra layering adds the illusion of thickness. A professional stylist can shape fine hair into a punky style with tons of dimension. Women with thinner hair are used to shampooing it often, and with a super short style, frequent washing and styling isn’t too time-consuming.

#6: Thick Choppy Crop

Layered cuts offer weight relief to a full head of hair. Short cuts for thick hair are a fun way to feel suddenly weightless. The natural color makes this a pretty low-maintenance look. To keep hair flowing to one side, use a dryer when hair is still wet. Don’t let it dry on its own for a second!

#7: Two-Toned Choppy Cut

Go for some retro street cred by pairing two seemingly different looks. Platinum layers fall on top of a natural brown buzz cut. The difference in lengths, colors and textures makes one hot, trendy style for short hair.

#8: Choppy Pastel Burgundy Hair

Choppy layers are so cute when treated to multi-tonal color. Part pastel, part full-saturation, this berry hue adds an extra fantasy element to the pixie cut. Spend time picking the fun hue that goes not just with your skin and eye coloring, but with most of your wardrobe.

#9: Teased Choppy Style

In a vibrant shade, with locks generously teased on the crown, choppy hair gains tons of personality. Sassy for sure! Keeping the front pieces just long enough to tuck behind the ear means you won’t get bored due to lack of styling ideas. Crimp pieces or leave them sleek. Curl them or pin them back.

#10: Shortcut to Sass

This haircut is filled with choppy layers that work well with today’s tousled look. For girls who like to have fun, this style can be dyed a modern grey or very light blonde. Pair it with pierecings or some ink and you have just jumped aboard a rebellious take on the traditional short hair beauty.

#11: Frosted Choppy Haircut

Thick hair looks great in a pixie bob with highlights. Older women actually tend to look younger when they remove the golden tones from their blonde hair. Getting the highlights a tiny bit closer to gray means you can achieve a natural look without actually going gray.

#12: Super Short and Choppy

The choppy bangs get an extra wow factor with blonde highlights woven through. This spunky haircut is not for the faint of heart—but having a buzz cut (even if just partial) is something every girl has to try at least once. Trust us! This look gives an instant shot of confidence.

#13: Messy and Gorgeous

The tousled look is sexy and relevant in today’s beauty world, and, so, now’s the time for a short choppy haircut that doesn’t require you to go too short. Instead, go for an a line cut with fun layers that will work either for thin hair or thick locks.

#14: Short Choppy Crop

Choppy hairstyles can be a great way to show off your features. Plus, you can hide peekaboo colors beneath the textured strands. The rich tones here work so great with olive skin and green eyes. To style, blow dry hair forward and define with your favorite product.

#15: Modern Choppy Cut

For short hair that is so not soccer mom, punk it up. Vibrant shades of blonde, plus texture, plus asymmetrical side bang equals a lively style. Dainty earrings will be on display, so allow yourself to have fun bringing home new additions to your accessories collection. Don’t worry, we won’t tell.

#16: Choppy Texture and Pastel Color

Choppy haircuts are fun to try if you’ve had long hair for years. But for some, a choppy crop can be a bit too strict. Instead of just getting a cut, go for some fun and creative color, like the blue/lavender combo shown here.

#17: Angled Shaggy Bob

A medium-length bob is a timeless style that gives fine haired women a boost of volume and confidence. Adding in some choppy, layered sections contributes more fully to the overall style.

Medium-Length Choppy Wavy Bob

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#18: Bold Pixie Style

Liven up a standard pixie with some bright hair color. This short cut has been around longer than Tinkerbell and continues to be fun, whimsical and charming to wear.

Pastel Pink Long Pixie

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#19: Cropped Choppy Hair with Bangs

Go for a cropped hairstyle that is short at the ear line and longer on top. Part the top layers to the side and pair them with bangs for a sassy, stylish look. A choppy bob is a popular alternative to a more straight laced short cut.

Choppy Pixie Haircut With Bangs

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#20: “Granny” Chop

White and silver hair hues are all the rage right now, with millennials embracing “granny” hair. But even if you go with an elderly hair color, you don’t have to go for a tired style. Try an asymmetrical cut for women who shy away from boring hair.

Side Parted Asymmetrical Bob

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#21: Short Choppy Fauxhawk

Oh, we love the fauxhawk – it always seems to reinvent itself in each decade, and we embrace it happily! Whether we try it ourselves or admire someone else’s boldness, a fauxhawk is the ultimate way to express yourself through your hair. Chunky, messy sections throughout make it even more fun.

Choppy Blonde Pixie

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#22: Choppy Short Bob

No matter what your age, you can wear short choppy haircuts with ease. This cropped style is ideal for a variety of hair types and colors. Add in some longer bangs to soften the face.

Messy Auburn Pixie

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#23: Length Variation

For thick hair this may not work, but if you have fine to medium strands, you can try this bob that is so cute with its varied lengths. Pair it with an icy blonde hair color and curl each section with a small to medium barrel iron to punch it up a bit.

#24: A Rainbow of Layers

This ultra fun hair style takes the short layered bob to new heights. Starting with a blue and white base color, you can add either temporary or permanent streaks throughout. Go for pastels, bold brights or even neon.

Multi-Colored Pastel Pixie

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#25: Short True Blue

Very short hair doesn’t have to look boring – liven it up with a fun electric blue hair color that will definitely get attention. This style will work with all hair types. If you want to try short choppy hairstyles that don’t require a lot of upkeep, this might be the choice for you.

Short Curly Pastel Blue Pixie

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#26: Short and Easy Sidesweep

Here is a cute short hairstyle for girls who want easy maintenance. Tousle towel-dried hair with your fingers and set with a light weight styling gel to keep hair going in the right direction all day.

Feathered Pixie Haircut

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#27: Platinum Blonde Short Chop

Pixie inspired once again, this textured style is perfect for all the blondes out there. Whether natural or salon created, all blondes should go platinum at least once in their lifetime. If you don’t want to look too severe, go with a grey-blonde hue.

Long Ash Blonde Pixie

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#28: Bold Choppy Purple

Choppy layers are an awesome way to showcase a truly stunning hair color. In this example, a deep burgundy is layered beneath a bold purple. The choppy cut allows layers to easily be positioned, curled and styled for all day hold.

Purple Bob Hairstyle

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#29: Punk with an Angle

Embrace that inner rock and roll with this white-blonde color combined with a short angled cut. This is a great look for fine hair, as it will give plenty of volume without looking fake or high-maintenance.

#30: Simply Grey

“Granny hair” is so popular right now with women in their teens, 20s and 30s. And as a bonus, a short bob or a pixie bob happens to look amazing with this hue. If your locks are thin or super straight, choppy hair can be a solution to all of your hair woes.

Long Gray Pixie

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#31: Front Focus with Bangs

Layers with short choppy hair can really make or break the overall style. Go to a professional salon for layers so you will benefit from the highest quality shears and trained hands. This is especially important if you go with bangs – they are the easiest thing to screw up in the hair department!

Short Feathered Bob

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#32: Choppy Varied Layers

Consider a choppy style that leaves room for a bit of creative expression. This anime-inspired ‘do combines the great forces of color, texture and effective layering for a completely modern look. Just remember you will need an adequate holding gel or spray to keep things looking on fleek throughout the day.

#33: Choppy Party Hair

Get a hairstyle that properly matches your personality! If you find yourself to be a fun loving lady, cut hair short and layered to accentuate your carefree demeanor. Add in a color you haven’t tried before, and you have a whole new look for the season.

Brunette Layered Bob

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#34: Short Feathered Cut

Another great choice for fine to medium texture, this style is common enough for any stylist to do, but still unique enough – you won’t see a ton of duplicates around town. Add in some choppy bangs if you are hoping to soften and brighten the face.

Layered Brown Blonde Pixie

Instagram / @nelsonstylist

#35: Cool Short Cut with Color

Inspired by childhood pony toys or perhaps your favorite whimsical ice cream flavor, this fun combination of teal and purple throughout a choppy cut is the perfect example of how color and style come together for a truly fun and talked-about look.

Pastel Blue Pixie With Pink Highlights

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#36: Asymmetrical Choppy Cut

Adding an ombre side-swept bang to a pixie cut is a quick update to the look that is definitely making a comeback. Using texturing pomade is a must with this edgy style. On lazy days, be sure to have cute metallic barrettes on hand to pin the long pieces back.

#37: Silver Choppy Hair

Say long, bleached locks goodbye and instead aim for short hair with pale coloring and dark roots that’s easier to maintain. Opting for cool-toned makeup and clothing showcases your good taste in style. To achieve this tousled ‘do, long bangs are a must. Also, curl pieces of hair away from the face, leaving the ends uncurled, and use hairspray to hold everything in place.

#38: Choppy Texture with Wispy Layers

This natural-looking choppy bob is the modern styling take on the flapper era. Do away with finger waves and utilize barely-there natural waves. Et voila! You’ll have a very pretty, feminine style.

Choppy Texture with Wispy Layers

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#39: Choppy Textured Bob

We love love love all the details that have gone into this style! The voluminous side bang, the exposed ear, the imperfect choppiness, the peeks of darker color… they are all working. A trick? Style with heavy backcombing and little brushing.

#40: Choppy Punk Style

Average just isn’t you. Choppy hair alone isn’t enough. Instead, let thick, dark hair turn into something unexpected and unique with the addition of pale blonde and pink strands. The shaved temple isn’t just cute, but gives the haircut that crazy-hair-don’t-care attitude. Clearly, we’re all about it.

#41: Cute Choppy Style

For a rockabilly look, opt for a bob with super short layers and a full fringe — no asymmetry needed. The muted rust color adds vintage appeal to the style. You can work with your natural waves or use a small barrel curling iron to add dimension to selected strands.

#42: Choppy Pixie Cut for Thick Hair

Short choppy haircuts give you and your hair a reprieve from styling while making a bold statement. Instead of a messy up-do, try a messy pixie cut. Ask your stylist for a choppy, uneven neckline, side bangs that fall in front of your ear, and layers that are slightly longer on the top.

#43: Pretty Pixie Cut with Choppy Layers

For fine hair, pixie cuts work very well, since styling products can easily add body and lift to thin locks. Choosing a maroon shade is a fun way to make the cutesy look more unique. Keep the front and top hair longer than the back and experiment with blowing your hair out in different directions.

#44: Choppy Tousled Bob

The bright red tone of this bob makes it totally punk rock. The styling of this cut is all about achieving bed head. Scrunch your hair with a product while it’s wet and then straighten some random strands, so that the texture is generally messy with a couple of defined strands lost (or found) in the mess.

#45: Chopped and Colored

An A line cut can be upgraded with a funky hue thrown in. Try a bold burgundy for fall, streaking dark hair to accentuate this cut. Try an asymmetrical side undercut for a fun, modern twist on a classic bob.

#46: Bob with Body

The cut of this style leaves plenty of volume in the back. It’s a great choice for thick-haired girls who want to go short but don’t want to deal with “poof” and frizz. Add in some blonde highlights to accentuate the beauty and sophistication of this cut.

#47: Shaggy and Chic

Hair doesn’t always have to look perfectly coifed to come off as amazing. This is one modern take on choppy haircuts with fringe that are very “in” right now. It’s ideal for thin-haired girls, because hair frames the face very nicely even without volume.

#48: Short and Traditional

This cute cut has long been a favorite of tomboys – generations of no-nonsense girls opt for this boy-inspired style. Choppy layered haircuts allow for simplicity without lacking femininity – this one definitely gives a run for the money thanks to its soft layers and face-framing shape.

#49: Surprise Under the Layers

This hairstyle may seem ordinary, but lift the top layer of hair up to reveal the closely cut strands beneath. The cut is popular for women who struggle with thick or coarse hair that’s difficult to straighten. This will shave some significant time off of your morning style routine.

#50: Long and Lovely

Short haircuts don’t always have to look on the edge of masculinity. For this style, layered hair is brought to life in a longer form, complete with angled sides.

#51: Elongated Bob with Choppy Ends

Stylists of Felicity Jones have managed to upgrade her classic lob with the choppy haircut trend. The ends of Felicity’s locks are skillfully sliced. Here’s a wonderful example of a messy hairstyle that looks extremely chic and lively. The actress has naturally thick, healthy hair we admire!

choppy lob hairstyle

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#52: Messy Bob with Awesome Texture

Evangeline Lilly also sports a choppy bob haircut. The crucial thing to remember when styling such cuts is the importance to reveal the texture. Mousse is applied for the added volume and texturizing effect. Next, you can define random curls with flat irons. The goal is to achieve a rich texture. Let some locks be straight, while others will feature light waves or even broken curls.

messy choppy bob hairstyle

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#53: Classic Choppy Bob with Bangs

Emma Stone demonstrates the classic version of a women`s choppy bob. The ends of her locks really seem to be carelessly chopped off. The choice of the hairstyle for the last Venice gala is suggested by the texture of her dark green Valentino Couture dress. The very light moderately voluminous waves mimic the tulle draping and look harmoniously together.

red choppy bob hairstyle

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#54: Messy Bob

Julianne Hough showed a high class at the FOX’s “Cause for Paws: All-Star Dog Spectacular” event. A dress that matches the color of the dog and even the hairstyles are similar!:) Wow, this is something we didn’t expect. Well, Julianne’s hairstyle is messily cool. Apply a texturizing product and blow dry without combing.

Julianne Hough edgy bob hairstyle

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#55: Messy Hairstyle for Elongated Short Haircut

All kinds of statement short haircuts flatter Victoria Beckham immensely. The edgier the look is, the stronger the impression is. One of Victoria’s old photos features a messy short hairstyle that is in tune with the modern hair trends.

short edgy hairstyle

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#56: Super Edgy Blonde Bob

Jennie Garth’s stylish bob is a fabulous combination of choppy locks at the nape and sharply angled face framing streaks. To look its best the cut suggests a lift at the roots and a light messy finish (both are achieved with backcombing), and, certainly, don’t forget about the definition for the ends.

edgy bob hairstyle for fine hair

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#57: Asymmetric Edgy Hairstyle with Statement Bangs

Kristen Stewart can switch from long wavy locks to a short edgy haircut in no time. Only trying different styles, you can find something that is truly yours. We like this sharp hairstyle and the chic hair color solution. They suit Kristen’s nature and prevent her from looking too plain.

Kristen Stewart short choppy hairstyle

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#58: Icy and Fluffy

Thanks to a very fine finish for the uneven ends and blondish hue this look seems so touchingly fluffy. At the same time, the sharp fringy edges and rough texture, intensified with highlights, lets us know that this girl does have a character.

#59: Fresh Texturized Bob

The fantastic feathery texture and bright refreshing hair hue are the success of this texturized bob. Additionally it’s featuring jagged ends for the back tresses and playful side-swept bangs.

#60: Springtime Upgrades for Your Pixie

That’s a fantastic choppy pixie to try on this spring. The highlighted rough-textured feathery bangs endow the look with a special sexy feel, so in tune with the awakening nature.

We have been very excited to share with you these sensational ideas for trendy short haircuts. We believe that a woman should always try to look different, interesting and, let’s say, eye-catching, in the best meaning of this word. And the easiest way to achieve this is to make a new flattering cut or style. So, find a couple of fresh stylish looks for the warm months to bring out your personality.

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