Many women chicken out from bold bobs because they are too scared to part ways with the length.
A long choppy bob is ideal for those pining after the short hairstyle but may not be ready to fully commit. These hairstyles can be just as feminine as they are daring and we have 20 photos of inspo to prove it. Plus, get ready to become green with envy at these lady’s salon-quality colors, from dark brunette to bright blonde and everything in between.
20 Chic Long Choppy Bob Ideas for Your Next Makeover
You need a hair change that’s a little bit edgier and messier but you don’t want the short bob hairstyles of the past. We get it. Luckily, long choppy bobs are updated and chic. They sweep above the shoulders for a playful vibe and still have the freedom to create the hairstyle according to your own personal preference.
When scrolling through the photos, think about how much effort you want to put into creating the finished look. Create beachy texture easily with some sea salt spray, tousle in volume with hairspray or dry shampoo using just your fingertips, or splurge on some all-out highlights and let the colors add dimension and do the work for you. Or you can grab a heat tool and create sexy waves in under 10 minutes. We dare you to find your favorite below!
#1: Classic Brunette Balayage
This long choppy angled bob is a fresh take on the traditional A-line bob. The simple texture and the elongated face-framing pieces add a sense of a “soft edge.” A beautiful balayage technique brightens the brunette and adds dimension to each angle for an overall put together look that doesn’t try too hard.
#2: Shoulder-Length Bob with Choppy Layers
This super sleek look shows off the choppy layered long bob. Imagine running your hands through the straightened tresses to tousle the hairstyle for an effortless shock of playful volume. The mixture of high and low lights make this choppy bob hairstyle a home-run.
#3: Above the Shoulders with Curls
Wanting the maximum amount of length but still yearning for a shoulder-length “lob”? This long blonde bob sports textured waves for an ultra-modern feel to it. The fully-highlighted and somewhat messy feel is perfect for summertime beachy short-hair don’t-care attitude.
#4: Dark, Collar-Bone Length
Just a touch of attitude and a hint of balayage color toward the end of this choppy bob makes it look naturally perfected. No one has to know it was carefully planned. This hairstyle sports the cool-girl length, falling right at the collarbone. The short and sleek choppy bob can be made extra rockstar by sporting a far side-part.
#5: Blonde Balayage with Choppy Layers
Keep the length extra long past the collarbone if you want to rock some serious curls. This polished angled bob has extra choppiness in the back for added volume and a softer front pulled together with curls from a curling wand. Because of its length, it’s easy to have an ombre or balayage technique for extra light ends, as seen here.
#6: Brunette Bob with Blonde Balayage
While most blunt haircuts lie straight to show off the perfect edge, the bluntness here is accompanied by lots of texture. The layers shave off a bit of weight, making the overall look much lighter and more playful than a typical blunt bob. The added blonde balayage and dark roots polish off the look.
#7: Bright Blonde with Beachy Waves
Bringing your hair up to a bright blonde can take a lot of maintenance. Going blonde with long choppy bob haircuts is both stylish and healthier for your hair, making touch-ups much easier to perfect. Achieving the beachy blonde babe status is a breeze with just a curling wand and a spritz of hairspray.
#8: Milky Way A-Line Bob
When you have short hair, it’s easier to do bold things with the color. Add random chunky highlights two to three shades lighter for a trendy, playful color. These caramel colors that move effortlessly over her dark brown hair are just too delicious. With a splash of face-framing blonde sections, the end result draws the attention back to her face.
#9: Soft Champagne Razor Cut Bob
Bob haircuts work well on fine hair because adding texture and volume is a sitch. For angled bobs, add a soft wave in the longer front portion and just a touch of product all around to give the rest of the hair some body. This textured razor bob produces lightweight tips that practically style themselves.
#10: Long Choppy Bob with Bangs
Combine two bold moves in one: bangs and short hair. A textured wispy bob with soft bangs softens a full face but anyone can find the perfect bob and bang combination that pleases them. Keeping the bangs a more natural color brings sultriness and intrigue to the eyes while playful balayage adds dimension throughout.
#11: Straight Bob with Blonde Balayage Ombre
Can I get a tall order of lived-in blonde balayage ombre on straight shoulder-length hair, please? The perfect blend of blonde has nowhere to hide in this long textured bob, showing off the soft layers and shine. A feminine look easy to style with a flat iron and shine serum or using a round brush and hairdryer for some extra volume.
#12: Choppy Long Angled Bob
Show off the dimensions of your newly hand-painted hair during a night out with this perfectly waved hair. The long choppy bob has the attitude of a tough girl intertwined with the dreamy caramel colors that are sweet and innocent. Rock the best of both worlds with this haircut if you dare to dream.
#13: Long Mocha-Colored Bob with Bangs
Slightly textured and every so sweetly hand-painted with a few highlights to brighten the mocha color, this cut is not to be overlooked. The extra long bob hairstyle, also called a lob, is both cute and sexy with straight tresses paired with heavy bangs.
#14: Rooty Blonde Bob
If you are hot then you’re cold and can’t decide on a hairstyle, try this ultimate choppy blonde balayage look. With notes of both warm and cool tones, it’ll suit those with a neutral skin tone. The dark roots and the bright blonde pieces strategically placed closer and further to the root means no harsh lines when your natural color grows in.
#15: Ashy Bablylights with Texture
Keep things cool with choppy layers and ashy tones, great for those with a cool skin tone. Babylights bring the ashy tones from the root downward, saturating the tips with an on-trend grey-blonde color. The ashy brown roots keep the look down-to-earth.
#16: Smokey Tapered Bob with Long Bangs
Sleek hair with choppy layers thin out and soften the ultra A-line bob. The gradual gray on dark hair gives the color a smokey look while the long wispy bangs graze the eyebrows for an overall smoking hot vibe.
#17: Polished Bob with Face-Framing Highlights
If you need a simple choppy bob hairstyle to tussle in the morning and still look put together for the office, this could be for you. Add face-framing blonde pieces and side swept bangs to make the overall look a little bit more playful.
#18: Multi Color with Lots of Texture
Great for an everyday look at the office, this blend of babylights (thin highlights) swirl throughout this multi-colored bob and it has us mesmerized. Looking for a polished and feminine hairstyle? Give this bob a go.
#19: Beachy Bob with Volume
Summery dirty blonde balayage hair on top and too-cool-for-school saturated cool ends, it’s a perfect color for someone wanting the gray hair trend on short hair without overpowering the complexion. The razor cut ends take the choppy bob up a notch. Try tossing your hair to the opposite side than where your normally part it to get this kind of effortless volume here.
#20: Edgy Long Choppy Bob
Why do choppy hairstyles like this look so perfect paired with a leather jacket? Talk about edgy. This long choppy bob for fine hair adds more volume to pin-straight or thin hair plus it flatters almost all face shapes.
Easy to style and ideal for experimenting with a range of color techniques, choppy long bob hairstyles are perfect for the edgy, modern women. Worn straight or with soft curls, the layers and choppiness add the much-needed volume to short hair and make it easy to play up the style.