Pretty, polished hairstyles have reigned supreme for just about as long as we can remember. A decade ago, having a single strand out of place was all anyone needed to declare it a bad hair day. These days, however, the most popular hair trends are all about lived-in looks with lots of movement and texture—and nothing embraces those trends more than choppy hairstyles!
Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde strands, you can’t go wrong with a choppy hairstyle if you’re looking for an effortless style that exudes confidence and edge. Don’t believe us? We’ve rounded up eleven choppy hairstyles bound to change your mind.
What is a choppy layered haircut?
A choppy layered haircut is a bold, voluminous chop in which a stylist cuts your hair in asymmetrical, layered portions to create blunt, edgy texture. Much like asymmetrical haircuts, choppy layered hairstyles require regular salon visits to stay in tip-top shape, but those willing to take on the challenge will be rewarded with a head-turning style that will rake in the compliments.
How do you style choppy hair?
There are an endless amount of ways to style a choppy haircut but if you’re new to choppy styles, meet your new best friend: Matrix StyleLink Over Achiever Hair Cream + Paste + Wax. The product spreads like a cream, texturizes like a paste, and holds like a wax. Never tacky, never sticky, this formula is a reworkable wonder. Whether you’re sculpting a polished style or completely embracing your choppy texture, this paste, cream, wax hybrid is the only styling product your choppy haircut needs.
How do you cut a choppy layer?
As much as we’d love to get into the ins and outs of hair cutting, the truth is, haircuts—choppy, layered, or anything in between—are best left to the professionals. There is no one-size-fits-all choppy haircut, so what works for you may not work for your friend. If you’re interested in a choppy layered cut, but want to know more about the process before you commit, be sure to schedule a consultation with a trusted stylist.
The Best Choppy Hairstyles To Try Now
Good hair day by @dvglam.
Choppy A-Line Bob
A-line bobs already have tons of movement but if you want to take your style to the next level, opt for a choppy A-line bob. The choppy ends will add more texture and movement than you ever thought possible and give your run-of-the-mill bob some real cool-girl edge.
Good hair day by @dvglam.
Choppy Asymmetrical Bob
Your hairstyle is often an expression of who you are and if you’re someone who likes to live (and think!) out of the box, you need an equally unique hairstyle. This choppy asymmetrical bob combines some of the most outrageous and artistic hairstyles into one out-of-this-world style.
Good hair day by @kristencdugas.
We love pixie hairstyles but with such little length, it can be hard to create and maintain any meaningful texture. If you want to shake up your pixie with a textured style, ask your stylist for a choppy pixie.
Good hair day by @amburgerofhair.
Choppy Modern Mullet
Mullets are without a doubt one of the most polarizing hairstyles around. Luckily, for those of you not willing to give up the heydays of the ‘80s, there are a few ways to modernize this haircut. The modern mullet is all about texture—and what better way to embrace texture than with a choppy style? Business in the front, party in the back is old news...because this style is party all over!
Good hair day by @petermazilu.
Shags are one of our favorite choppy hairstyles and one of the biggest hair trends of the year, so there’s no time like the present than to schedule an appointment for your next hairstyle. Don’t worry, you’re going to be just as obsessed with your style as we are!
Good hair day by @jamaledmonds.
You don’t have to opt for a short haircut to fully embrace a choppy hairstyle. If you love choppy styles but aren’t ready to part with your precious long locks, ask your stylist to cut slightly choppy ends. This will give your style some extra texture and edginess without compromising your signature length.
Good hair day by @caitlintyczka.
Choppy Long Bangs
If you’re looking to play with some length but aren’t ready to completely get rid of your pixie style, consider some long choppy bangs. Allowing your fringe to grow out will give you more length to play around with styles and colors and the choppy cut will take your pixie to the next level.
Good hair day by @_paulina.anna_.
If you love the texture and movement choppy hairstyles afford but aren’t ready to completely commit to a choppy ‘do, opt for choppy bangs. Your textured fringe will give some much-needed edge to your otherwise polished style.
Good hair day by @thejillrae.
Choppy Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs are one of our favorite ways to frame your face and add some much-needed movement to your style. Looking to take your fringe to the next level? Give them some texture with a choppy cut. These bangs are the perfect blend of femininity and edge.
Good hair day by @hairbyatellez.
Subtle Choppy Lob
If you love the look of choppy haircuts but aren’t sure if you’re ready for such a drastic change, take a subtle choppy lob for a spin.
Good hair day by @ruthroche.
Wondering what your choppy haircut will look in one of your go-to styles? This choppy, textured ponytail is perfect for any occasion.