Bob ‘dos no longer need any introduction, and neither do their edgier cousins, choppy bob hairstyles. That’s because they’ve been around for long enough to have taken on many creative, versatile guises. The 60 amazing styles below are visual testaments to this style’s staying power, across time and fashion trends.
The Main Attraction of Choppy Bob Hairstyles
Choppiness enhances texture, and a textured cut is the easiest way to add interest points to your hairstyles for a shorter length. Check the following examples, and you’ll see it’s a worthy option for your next cut.
#1: Jaw-Length Shaggy Haircut with Side Bangs
Choppy hairstyles are a breeze with a quality layered haircut and a good texturizer. If you also add a dimensional hair color like this multi-tonal brown blonde, you’ll have a trendy look at your finger tips with minimum effort.
#2: Layered Choppy Bob
Want a cute hairstyle, that’s as easy to maintain as it is to wash, condition, blow dry, and walk out the door with? This is the bob for you – and it’s particularly great, if your hair tends to lack volume. It will create an illusion of mass in the most natural way possible: through layering.
#3: Two-Tiered Brown Blonde Bob
In case looking too shaggy is not your thing, you can still have a trendy bob with chopped layers. This haircut features two tiers with edges cut at different angles. As a result, you get a cut with a special twist – you won’t see it on every other girl.
#4: Blonde Bob with Long Angled Layers
Flat hair is never a good look, but it can be a harsh reality depending on hair texture and head shape. Bring some height to the crown of your head by teasing shorter layers at the back of your bob cut. Va va volume!
#5: Choppy Bob with Soft Waves
It’s been said time and time again, but there is something so incredibly flattering and sexy about adding soft waves to your hair. As with this choppy cut, the key is to make them look undone or lightly tousled, which gives them a more natural look.
#6: Inverted Textured Haircut
An inverted chopped bob is like a semi-circle, with the shortest hair at the neck and gradual elongation towards the front. Texturizing sprays form a piecey look to soften up edgy bob haircuts but keep their bold nature.
#7: Textured Choppy Blonde Bob
A short choppy bob that’s textured with soft layers is so alluring! What sets this look apart is the wavy texture and pearly blonde shade which make the style less edgy and more feminine.
#8: Cut with Long Wispy Layers
This layered bob is less predictable thanks to the mix of chunky and thin strands trimmed unevenly. Choppy long front pieces are essential since they ground the chicly dishevelled haircut.
#9: Choppy Bob with Blonde Highlights
This choppy bob for thick hair is amazingly shaggy and dimensional. Thanks to the sexy yet soft hair color choice of the dark blonde base with light blonde highlights, the style is more than enough to turn heads. The winning touch, however, is the chunky waves that are disconnected at the ends to provide tons of volume.
#10: Ash Brown Wavy Bob for Fine Hair
When it comes to fine hair, chopped cuts look softer – rather wispy than rough and shaggy. The ash brown bob leaves an impression of a delicate style with broken waves framing the face in a weightless cloud.
#11: Short Jagged Bob
A choppy bob with jagged, slightly uneven layers is the height of edgy style. Ask the stylist to use a razor on the layers for a feathered finish. That’s the key to a bob with lots of lift and volume.
#12: Wavy Choppy Bob
A little wave provides a lot of body, not to mention structure, shape, and texture. Whether your waves are subtle or pronounced, a wavy bob is easy to create, and it makes a welcome change, especially for second or third-day hair.
#13: Straight Cut Bob with Layers
Bob cuts can be angled or cut straight across. If you prefer sweet, girl-next-door looks, rather than dramatic hairstyles, opt for the latter. Keep the clean cut but soften those edges with long, tousled layers for volume and shape.
#14: Choppy Bob with Angles
A short choppy bob that looks fantastic when it’s tousled and finger-combed is the go-to for women who crave a stylish wash-and-go hairstyle. A subtle angle makes it more interesting, but since it’s not extreme, it frames the face more softly. This is also ideal for ladies who have naturally wavy hair.
#15: Sleek Cropped Bob Hair
A sleek, shining cap of hair like this is the epitome of haute hairstyling. This is a favorite among the off-duty model set, because it manages to work for formal functions and casual encounters. It’s elegant, personified, and just chic enough to look fresh.
#16: Jagged Layers and Copper Streaks
A textured bob is never flat and lifeless. These medium razored layers are accentuated beautifully to amp up the inverted cut. Pro tip— copper brings out green eyes strikingly.
#17: Shagged Bob
There’s something adorably retro about this short bob haircut. The difference in lengths of layers and the sassy little flip are reminiscent of Carol Brady, making this more of a shagged bob. Make sure to get it stacked in the back, but not too much. A little goes a long way with this hairstyle.
#18: Stark White and Choppy
It’s hard to say what’s more amazing about this hairdo – the stunning silvery white color or the edgy cut itself. It’s beautifully layered with rough, choppy edges, resulting in an effortless bedhead that’s both sexy and on-point.
#19: Choppy with Curls
Curls add dimension and texture to any hairstyle. They’re the perfect ingredient for cute bobs, too. Loose spiral curls like these tend to work best because they aren’t heavy, they still have movement, and they’re not as likely to get frizzy or lose shape.
#20: Short Wavy Bob with Layers
Here’s a short choppy bob that is subtler in its angled cut yet bold in its texture. Perfect for women who prefer rather understated, easy-to-style hairdos, but still want to make a fierce statement with their cut! Worn wavy, this bob shows off both the variety of hues in your dye job and perfectly sliced layers of varied lengths.
#21: ‘90s-Inspired Choppy Bob
Looking to channel some seriously star-inspired hair? This style is a hot throwback to everyone’s favorite ‘90s ‘do, The Rachel. The tousled layers softly frame the face and the cut itself is long, at least compared to other bobs.
#22: Bed Head Balayage Bob
One of the best advantages of bob haircuts is no worries about how to style them every day. To achieve a perfect bedhead, loosely curl your bob with a large barrel curling wand, ruffle it up so it looks ‘undone’, tease and spray. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, so feel free and unleash your creativity!
#23: Tousled and Bobbed Curls
Although choppy haircuts often look their best on women with straight or slightly wavy hair, curls (whether natural or styled) soften choppy bob hair and create a more romantic `do, which would be one more facet of your new bob.
#24: Inverted Blonde Bob
Ladies with naturally straight hair can really benefit from angled bobs. Why? Because cuts like inverted bobs emphasize details in trims which are best shown off when worn straight or with a slight bent! Embrace your natural texture and minimize morning styling time.
#25: Choppy Disconnected Ends and Bangs
Everything about this curled bedhead bob is hipster perfection, from the color to the overall style. The bangs are on-point, the angle is keen, and the color is tops. This one’s a winner – who’s up for stealing the look?
#26: Mid-Length Cut with Balayage Ombre
Women everywhere flock to salons asking for a mid-length long choppy bob because it’s modern, fashionable and youthful! Wearing it center-parted, off-centre or to the side makes it adjustable for any face shape.
#27: Choppy Blonde Beach Waves
Blunt cuts commonly look more static, but if you upgrade a straight cut bob with a choppy finish for the ends, you’ll get a dynamic look that is awesome in slightly tousled styles.
#28: Messy Bob with Sticking Out Layers
Your dishwater blonde hair will no longer look dull and boring with an edgy cut like this. Define your sharp layers with a texturizing product and style slightly off-centre for an asymmetrical look.
#29: Messy Bob with Lowlights
The laidback nature of the messy choppy bob gets extra definition and dimension from lowlights. By adding some depth through color, the aesthetic is transformed from disordered and chaotic, to sophisticated and blasé.
#30: Stacked with a Bump
This bob has a voluminous bump that nearly reaches the heavens. It’s actually quite easy to copy this style with an angular bob cut — curls and waves help, along with some teasing, back combing, and maybe a few bobby pins.
#31: Brunette Bob with Babylights
Dark brown is, without a doubt, the sultriest hair color. Add some spice to a chunky bob with babylights — a solid color paired with a bold chop can be severe for some ladies, and babylights soften hairdos beautifully.
#32: Short, Stacked, Choppy Bob with Highlights
This cut is rather on the posh side, but its simple upkeep makes it ideal for every day styling. At the same time we can easily imagine this ‘do to go with a sophisticated ensemble. The frayed wisps at the tips add structure and texture to otherwise fine hair.
#33: Layered Blonde Bob
This is one of the most popular choppy bob hairstyles ever – and it probably owes its gigantic appeal to the fact that it can be sported by a wide range of wearers. If you’ve got straight, medium fine hair that goes down to your shoulders, this cut will go a long way to enhance your look.
#34: Choppy Bob with Caramel Highlights
Aside from the success of the actual cut, a choppy bob really shines when it has a lovely hair color to highlight it. Here, you have this softly wavy version that features long, wispy sides and gorgeous caramel brown highlights popping against the rich brown base.
#35: Choppy Inverted Bob
An inverted bob cut in angled layers is a fresh take on the classic stacked bob. Want to make it sharper? A complex silver hue will bring more edge into the look. Style with a lift at the roots and sweep the layers towards the front.
#36: Straight Cut Shaggy Bob with Bangs
This short choppy bob makes you fall in love with it at first sight. The overall choppy texture, finely chopped angled layers and straight cut edge create a wonderful style you can’t look away. The muted copper is a modern go-to hue for redheads.
#37: Blonde Shag with Highlights
To keep your straight cut bob from looking too blunt and blocky, introduce some well-blended highlights. This hairdo looks best when styled as a messy textured bob, and is a great cut for women who prefer to keep their mane simple yet contemporary.
#38: Collarbone Cut with Short and Medium Layers
A long choppy bob rarely includes short layers, but the trick works if you want to create more volume around the crown. Thanks to the sophisticated hair color, the thinner chopped ends do not seem lifeless.
#39: Medium Choppy Hairstyle for Straight Hair
Straight hair needs volume to look chic in chopped cuts. So, go for some heavy backcombing and work in asymmetry into your style with a side part. Touches of balayage highlights here and there add sass to the final look.
#40: Classy Beige Lob
Rocking this sleek ‘do, you command attention and ooze sass whenever walking into a room. Choppy bob hairstyles are made for fierce ladies— straight layered lobs show you mean business (and you look fabulous while doing it).
#41: Black Textured Choppy Bob
Dark and mysterious are the words that best describe this medium choppy bob. Here, medium length curly hair is scrunched with a product for a perfectly undone look where every lock is doing its own thing.
#42: Messy Multi-Colored Hairstyle
Choppy cuts can be taken to higher levels with color. Emphasize a short textured bob and show off creativity and personality behind it by mixing 3-4 shades for a unique dye job. Your locks will accept whatever your heart desires!
#43: Choppy Layers for Frizzy Hair
Frizzy hair has a bad reputation of being problematic and unflattering, so many women prone to frizz think they should stay away from layers at all times. This is not the case! We recommend getting longer, choppy layers and style with a texturizng product to add shape and definition to your mane.
#44: Choppy Beige Haircut with Root Fade
Whether they are crafted or created au naturel, root fades have been all the rage lately. The nonchalant hair color trend is extra modern and chic when paired with a choppy layered bob. This cut also has enough sturdiness to support the grown-in look, ideal for low maintenance gals.
#45: Long and Wavy Choppy Bob
Shoulder length hair is just as stunning and capable of achieving a choppy cut as shorter lengths. The waves are effortlessly falling around the model’s face, and the combination of varying brown tones provides a lovely play of complimentary shades.
#46: Straight Bob with Bangs
How does one take a straight short bob to the next level? With bangs, of course! Fringes make any cut appear more polished and give off an extra refined air. Ask your hairdresser what bangs suit your face shape best.
#47: Long Angled Bob with Highlights
Medium length bobs, or lobs, are what many women opt for when they want a fierce change. Create the ultimate feast of dimension by angling this haircut and adding soft yet bright highlights.
#48: Mid-Length Bob with Full Bangs
Here’s a romantic rendition of a choppy bob with bangs. With fringe, the cut goes from sharp and blunt to dreamy and feminine — style hair messy-chic with lots of texture to really show off this artistic look.
#49: Graduated Choppy Bob with Highlights
Perfect for round and square-shaped faces, this type of cut will both elongate your visage, as well as conceal its angles and curves that need to be camouflaged behind perfectly styled hair. To boot, highlights will draw focus to your eyes and wonderfully complement their color.
#50: Messy Choppy Bob
Feeling a bit punk-rock, a bit biker chick chic? Opt for this style that looks great in strong, offbeat colors and is also a great choice for round faces. The devil-may-care look at hand is also very low-maintenance. Simply wash, condition, tousle, and you’re good to go.
#51: Wavy Collarbone Lob With Short Bangs
If you have stubborn locks or want to spend less time on styling, a choppy bob haircut is the right solution. Being initially imperfect and somewhat shaggy, it looks wonderful in scrunched hairstyles, like the one on this photo. The caramel highlights make the texture more prominent.
#52: Long Choppy Bob
Longer haired girls can experience the chic of a bob as well. Here, you have almost shoulder length hair that is angled, layered and topped off with a flattering side bang. The cut flows very harmoniously and allows the hair to move effortlessly.
#53: Choppy Bob with Blunt Ends
A choppy bob haircut doesn’t always have to feature the uber popular layered ends, as the photo shows. This cut is short and wavy, but the standout feature is the blunt cut ends which give the look more personality and set it apart from similar styles.
#54: Chill and Choppy Bob Haircut with Bangs
In case you had any doubts whatsoever, here’s another proof that a relaxed bob, with unevenly cut strands thrown into the mix, will lend volume to very thin hair. If you’ve got a round face shape, feel free to pair up this style with light side-swept bangs.
#55: Medium Choppy Bob
Want to avoid a huge crop? Consider bobs that fall on the shorter side of medium-length, like this one. Get layers to create a sexy, shaggy bedhead effect and walk out the door with a fabulous ‘do that owes its success to a bit of finger-combing and product.
#56: Choppy Silver Blonde Layers
This is a perfect, gorgeous example of an A-line bob. Look at the sharpness of that angle, crisp layers, and the way the hair transitions flawlessly from short in the back to long in the front. Stunning!
#57: Side-Swept Bob
Short choppy hair is capable of so many stunning styles. This softly angled bob has layers and waves for texture. It has the potential to be styled in an edgy, unique way, but it’s also lovely just like this, with a side-sweep and shaggy ends.
#58: Casually Choppy Bob
Everything about this bob is casual, from the tousled texture to the half-formed curls. It works on several levels, creating messy, disconnected ends – the bob is such a classic hairstyle that it’s just as pretty when it’s dressed down. That color is the bee’s knees, too.
#59: Long Choppy Layers
These layers are artfully chopped and enhanced with color. The style is versatile – the shortest layers can double as side-swept bangs.
#60: Shaggy Brown Blonde Bob
This would be an ideal haircut for round faces because of the universally flattering length, soft side bang and the way the waves frame the face. However, the real star of this exceptional style is the beach blonde hue that commands our attention.
There you have it: choppy bob hairstyles are here to stay, no doubt about it. They’ve passed the test of fickle fashions and trends and can lend a dose of sophistication and a relaxed feel even to the most difficult types of hair. What’s your favorite?