70 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hairstyle, we are usually afraid that once we cut our hair short, we will lose our femininity or end up with something outdated.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 Gray

A choppy bob style is very popular right now, same as this trendy hair color – many young women are opting for gray 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: Short Undercut Pixie with Choppy Top

Short choppy hair doesn’t always have to look tomboyish, but it can if you want. If that’s the vibe you’re going for, be sure to keep the bangs extra short and the top extra choppy. Add v-shaped “sideburns” and an undercut.

Short Choppy Undercut Hair Style

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#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: Straight Cut Bob with Finely Chopped Layers

One of the sassiest and most straightforward hairstyles for women with short locks is the straight cut bob. If you want a softer, more natural-looking appearance, ask your hairdresser for finely chopped layers and the balayage.

Short Choppy Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @salsalhair

#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: Messy Choppy Bob for Fine Hair

Fine hair looks much thicker when it’s cut into choppy layers. A blonde balayage color that goes from extreme dark tones to extreme light shades helps create a sense of depth and added texture. Messy styling is also part of making your fine hair look thicker, so be sure to shake it out after it’s completely dry, to increase its volume.

Messy Blonde Balayage Bob With Choppy Layers

Instagram / @ashley_magnolia

#10: White Blonde Choppy Piece-y Bob

Bright blonde hair is a great way to rock a shaggy bob. Slice through the layers to achieve a more voluminous look. Lots of choppy layers will also help plump up flatness and disguise the problem areas if you’re dealing with super-fine hair.

Shaggy Choppy Bright Blonde Bob

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

#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: Choppy Pixie with Angled Layers

Short choppy layered hair looks cool and quirky in the form of the pixie cut, especially when you incorporate a mixture of long and short angled layers. Youthful and zesty, it adds a ton of dimension and texture to your hairstyle.

Edgy Silver Pixie With Long Bangs

Instagram / @rebeccataylorhair

#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: Soft Messy Tapered Pixie

Add a little height to your short choppy layered hair by teasing the crown. The soft tones of the blonde balayage work wonderfully to create a sophisticated, high-end look that can double as trendy and stylish on the weekends.

Short Choppy Layered Pixie

Instagram / @stylingpretty

#15: Layered Ash Blonde Pixie Bob

The short layered bob is a fabulous way to implement volume in case you have fine or lacklustre hair. Experiment with unusual shades, like this highlighted ash blonde instead of honey blonde, for added depth and interest.

Long Voluminous Pixie

Instagram / @headrushdesigns

#16: Gray Choppy Under-Shaved Pixie

If you’re feeling brave and craving a change, this disconnected haircut is out of the norm (in a good way) and makes a serious style statement. It’s minimalistic; underneath is under-shaved, whereas the choppy gray lengths on the top are dominant, which creates a brilliant and unique contrast.

#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

Instagram / @singi.vo

#18: Edgy Choppy Pixie with Undercut

Being totally edgy and alternative, short choppy haircuts like the one pictured here are becoming increasingly popular. Its piecey nature builds a tousled look that is fun, hip, and sharp. Especially well-suited for the younger crowd, all you need is confidence to rock it.

Blonde Uneven Undercut Pixie

Instagram / @luigi_monte

#19: Cute Short Curly Shag

Cute and messy, this curly shag is perfect for you if you enjoy sporting “I just got out of bed” hairstyles. Simplistic and easy to style, it works for hair of all thicknesses and flatters practically any face shape.

Short To Medium Messy Shaggy Cut

Instagram / @ajfsalon

#20: Long Silver Feathered Pixie

To be on-trend, ask for a major style update. The common bob can be shortened to the long pixie and the mousy dishwater blonde lightened to the radiant silvery white. You can also opt for a feathered effect with layers that are longer on the sides and shorter around the crown for maximum impact.

Layered Pixie Bob

Instagram / @trishjamesinc

#21: Short Bob with Random Long Layers

Short choppy hair can be given extra body and fullness thanks to random lengthy layers left throughout the cut or only on the sides. You may also incorporate contrasting colors to make the longer layers stand out even more.

Short Choppy Blonde Bob

Instagram / @headrushdesigns

#22: Wavy Messy Bob for Fine Hair

Scrunching your disconnected waves gives an overall appearance of thick hair that can stand up to the elements. In fact, the side-parted piece-y bob has a messy, windblown look that is natural and down-to-earth. The pearl blonde balayage is summery and youthful.

#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: Boyish Choppy Tapered Pixie

For a masculine, androgynous look, consider a tapered pixie where your locks moderately become shorter from the front to the back of your head. Speaking of choppy bangs, ask your hair stylist to make them a bit softer so that they frame your face nicely.

Very Short Choppy Cut For Girls

Instagram / @benbrownhair

#25: Feathered Pixie with V-Undercut Nape

Silver-blonde hair is sassy and fun when it’s cut into a short choppy pixie with a long top and side-swept bang. There’s an extra bit of bounce and fullness that adds a feminine edge, and the closely cropped v-shaped nape keeps the haircut sporty and fun.

Short Choppy Silver Blonde Pixie

Instagram / @beyond_vivids

#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

Instagram / @cutyourhair

#27: Boyish Pixie with Long Angled Bangs

When you add extra-long, swoopy bangs to short choppy hairstyles, you get ultra-feminine looks for all face shapes. Give it a tousle in the crown section and let the bangs hang down in front of your eyes for an air of mystery.

#28: Soft Touchable Pixie Undercut

The undercut pixie is bold and brazen on a woman of any age. Its shattered, cropped nature can still give off a soft, touchable feel. Pair with statement earrings for a dressy occasion and you won’t wait long for the complements!

Silver Undercut Pixie

Instagram / @lera_pokerfaced

#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: Wispy Choppy Lavender Balayage Bob

The wispy chopped balayage bob is intense and powerful when finished off with a fashion-forward color. Pastel hues, like lavender, are trendy and look dazzling when combined with a bold lip.

Brown Bob With Pastel Purple Balayage

Instagram / @cutyourhair

#31: Straight and Wavy Choppy Bob Hairstyles

The great thing about a choppy bob is that it’s versatile and has a potential to be dressed up or down for any occasion. If you’re after a casual, everyday aesthetic, opt for straight locks. When heading to a smart casual or formal event, a wavy bob is ideal.

Layered Caramel Blonde Bob

Instagram / @hairbymaryship

#32: Textured Bob with Highlighted Layers

A textured long bob is the way to go for medium length hair that feels a bit tired and boring. You can also implement contrasting highlighted layers to enhance the wow factor of your new cool hairstyle.

Bronde Bob With Beach Waves

Instagram / @donovanmillshair

#33: Jagged Bob with Full Choppy Bangs

This charming feathery bob with bangs features spiky and jagged edges along with overall shattered look, which makes it irresistible. It a short go to style for miniature girls and women who feel the tomboy at heart.

Short Shattered Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @mrdanielmartinez

#34: Long Messy Pixie with Nape Undercut

If you’re looking for a modern and unique hairstyle with bangs, check out this edgy overgrown pixie. The warm brown color brings richness and depth, and the extra-long side pieces are the perfect way to soften the angles of your face.

Long Undercut Pixie With Bangs

Instagram / @jacksy

#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.

Cool Short Cut with Color

Instagram / @freebirdslbc

#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: Layered Lavender Bob with Bangs

This layered bob is another short hair alternative for those who want a more manageable length. Cutely cropped and beautifully layered, it shows off the color best when worn straight with a root lift. Use a hair thickening mousse to create more body for a fuller, more polished appearance.

#38: Tapered Feathered Pixie for Fine Hair

Why not just embrace the fact that you’re a “fine hair gal” and make the most of it with a tapered pixie? The long feathery pieces can be tousled and tucked behind the ears, and the bronde balayage with extra-light side pieces and side-swept bangs provides a special delicate touch.

Bronde Feathery Pixie For Fine Hair

Instagram / @pozasalon

#39: Choppy Messy Golden Bronde Bob

You can wear this short choppy bob hairstyle in two different ways, either blown out straight to show off all the sharp angles, or tousled and slightly wavy, for a more casual feel.

Short Choppy Wavy Bob

Instagram / @anhcotran

#40: Soft Feathered Black Pixie Cut

A very short pixie can be just as feminine and flirty as a longer hairstyle. The jet-black color is a magnificent choice if you have pale skin, and the long v-shaped side pieces and side-swept bangs bring all the necessary angles to make this current hairstyle edgy.

Very Short Black Pixie

Instagram / @katierosehair

#41: Uneven Wispy Razored Pixie

Take a chance with a razor and fashion a set of unique choppy bangs that ooze a distinct rock and roll vibe. Then, tousle the top of this straight feathered pixie. The silver blonde color adds a burst of energy to the muted tone of the roots.

Straight Feathered Pixie With Choppy Bangs

Instagram / @pierpaolohw

#42: Ear-Length Tapered Pixie Bob

The tapered pixie-bob is a stylish and modern way to wear your choppy hair when you want to keep it office-appropriate. The two-tone blonde balayage helps to emphasize the sharp difference between the long, ear-length side pieces and the closely cropped back section.

Short Choppy Blonde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @mosaichairstudi0

#43: Steeply Angled Razored Lob

Part your hair on one side to show off the dark roots that stand out in sharp contrast to the silver-white lengths of this A-line lob. The steep angles of choppy haircuts have a distinct fashion-forward flair that exudes an air of confidence and individuality.

Choppy A-Line Lob Haircut

Instagram / @rachelwstylist

#44: 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!

Thick Choppy Crop

Instagram / @styledbyalicia

#45: Inverted Bob with Shaggy Wavy Layers

The luminescent strawberry bronde balayage brings out the rich texture of naturally thick hair. Well-placed loose curls with bangs frame the eyes and cheekbones.

Wavy Bob With Bangs For Thick Hair

Instagram / @headrushdesigns

#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.

Bob with Body

Instagram / @cuts_by_ky

#47: 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.

Super Short and Choppy

Instagram / @katierosehair

#48: Disconnected Inverted Shaggy Bob

Disconnected choppy haircuts are easy to manage because they show no “mistakes” in styling. The shaggy pieces add to the purposely messy silhouette.

#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: 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.

#51: 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

Instagram / @hairdoctorde

#52: 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

Instagram / @stephygnarstagram

#53: 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 gray-blonde hue.

Long Ash Blonde Pixie

Instagram / @rtaigen

#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: 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

#57: 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.

#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.

#61: 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.

#62: 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 gray 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.

#63: 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.

#64: 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

Instagram / @sojourn_

#65: Undercut Pixie with Long Crown Layers

If the boyish tapered pixie isn’t quite the hairdo for you, you could try the undercut version with long crown layers. It looks uneven in places, but that’s all a part of the charm! To style, use a straightener on the longer layers for a sleeker appearance. Alternatively, to get a more natural, tousled look, let it settle effortlessly and add some texture with a light hold styling product, like mousse or cream.

Short Haircut With Long Layers

Instagram / @thisgirlmichele

#66: Choppy Blonde Balayage Pixie

One of the sweetest and most impactful choppy haircuts, the long pixie is spectacularly stunning when combined with soft, fresh-looking highlights in the balayage coloring technique.

Long Blonde Pixie With Black Roots

Instagram / @jenschmierer

#67: Side-Parted Ash Blonde Pixie

A voluminous style with edge looks pretty current and feminine even in a rather short length. The long side-parted pixie really flatters long and heart-shaped faces.

Long Layered Pixie With Bangs

Instagram / @headrushdesigns

#68: Touchable Layered Highlighted Bob

Choppy hair becomes incredibly touchable when blow dried sleek and smooth. If you want to develop further dimension, ask your colorist for balayage highlights. You can either make them loud and contrasting, or give preference to a subtler, more understated aesthetic.

#69: 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.

#70: 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.

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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