November 14, 2021 by hairstyles
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 70 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!
Instagram / @styled_by_carolynn
#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.
Instagram / @styled_by_carolynn
#7: Edgy Bob with Chunky Choppy Layers
Your dark brown choppy bob can look sporty and summery when it’s jaw length and features sharp edges. The short shaggy hairstyle shows off the neck, and the messy top gives it a carefree and casual appearance. Subtle highlights add a sun-kissed glint.
Instagram / @cleencuts
#8: Choppy Golden Blonde Bob
If you want your fine hair appear thicker and more luxurious, part it in the center and tousle it at the top. A chin-length bob looks amazing when it’s chopped sharply at the ends. To switch it up a bit, tuck the side pieces behind the ears or use a dark headband that will show a sharp contrast to the golden blonde hair color.
Instagram / @anhcotran
#9: Wispy Stacked Bob for Straight Hair
A bob cut with sliced layers is an easy way to bring life back into your straight hair. With the help of wispy layers and a subtle balayage color, your hairstyle will get the dimension and body it needs. This easy-to-style textured haircut works great for those on the go.
Instagram / @poshlypayton
#10: Shoulder-Grazing Choppy Bob Crop
Choppy bobs with natural waves have a tomboyish appearance but are also super-feminine. The light blonde balayage with dark roots add a lot of depth. A medium choppy haircut can be parted on the side or in the middle, depending on the shape of your face and the features you want to emphasize.
Instagram / @slim_color
#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.
Instagram / @corynneylon_hair
#17: One-Length Choppy Chocolate Bob
An all-one-length short choppy bob can be parted any way you prefer. The solid brown color and the different lengths of layers contribute to a fuller silhouette which is what you’re searching for if you have fine, straight hair.
Instagram / @salsalhair
#18: Blonde Layered Bob
With bobs, paying attention to the desired shape and texture is important when choosing the specific cut. You can make a layered bob work with thin or thick hair, no matter your hair’s texture. Chunky piece-y layers get along well with thick hair, and wispy, sliced ones volumize fine tresses perfectly. Add in light blonde highlights to the top layer of your hair for a pop of brightness.
Instagram / @hairdosbyshan
#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.
Instagram / @___phine___
#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: Choppy Chocolate Brown Lob
One of the best things about a shoulder-length style is that it can be so relaxed, yet always looks stylish and cool. You also don’t need elaborate highlights to have a vibrant color. Opt for a cool chocolate brown that looks rich when paired with a choppy long bob.
Instagram / @anhcotran
#23: Sleek Straight-Cut and Layered Bob
Layers in a short choppy bob can be smooth and subtle as well as volume-boosting, so if you want a haircut that’s rather sleek, go with thin, angled layers that build a polished rounded shape. Add in some blonde or silver highlights to make your hairstyle shiny.
Instagram / @hairbydaniellemcclement
#24: Delicate Stacked Golden Blonde Bob
While an A-line bob is more suitable for fine and medium hair texture, if you are blessed with a thicker mane, choose an angled bob with a side part to bring out the best of your thick hair.
Instagram / @hairbysaretta
#25: Swoopy Layers and Elongated Front Pieces
Having hair all one length can be boring, so switch it up and try an asymmetrical bob with longer pieces in the front and swoopy highlighted layers. This style is an easy way to avoid the commitment of bangs, because you can cut long, graduated face-framing layers and get the same banged effect!
Instagram / @kendallxfire
#26: Brunette Bob with Light Choppy Layers
Even if you don’t have thick hair, a textured bob is easy to pull off with choppy bangs and layers. Embrace thin, wispy layers in your hair for a subtle movement and volume. Play with bangs brushing them onto the forehead or pinning to the side and opening your face.
Instagram / @ross_schultz
#27: Delicate Sliced Bob with Messy Waves
The face-framing, peek-a-boo bangs have been swept to the side and blended into the textured waves falling over the ears. A rich, coffee-brown base color with highlights is perfect, and the combination of the two lends a textured appearance to the chin-length waves.
Instagram / @courtsan_cosmetology
#28: Gray Brown Inverted Bob Shag
The silver-gray highlights over dark brown hair are a flattering and eye-catching color choice for a long choppy bob. The tousled, angled layers create a sense of depth and richness. The hairstyle has extra long front pieces that touch the clavicles in a cascade of face-framing waves.
Instagram / @stefnicolehair
#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.
Instagram / @polishedbypaigey
#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: Disconnected Choppy Blonde Lob
Tousled, textured blonde waves are what define a beachy choppy bob cut. The bright, creamy highlights make the haircut appear youthful and carefree. But this look will also work for brunette hair with subtle highlights.
Instagram / @blendedbeautifullybymisty
#32: Bob with Stretched Roots and Overlapping Layers
The best movement in straight hair comes from overlapping layers in a choppy bob. This brings in the illusion of thicker hair and works equally well with shorter bobs and lobs.
Instagram / @kollektivsalon
#33: Choppy Straight Cut Bob
Beach-worthy hair doesn’t always mean long, wavy locks. Rather, you can enjoy a cool sandy blonde hairstyle on the base of a chopped bob cut. Choose a matte blonde shade for highlights throughout your hair, and use a texturizing spray or sea-salt spray to achieve the pretty beach messiness.
Instagram / @donovanmillshair
#34: Side-Parted Bob with Midshaft Wave
When bobs are styled in loose waves, your hair looks hypnotic. Try a mid-length lob with bright blonde highlights scattered throughout to help light reflect off your locks. The result is an extremely vibrant style that looks great with waves. Don’t have wavy hair naturally? Don’t worry because this cut looks great with straight hair as well.
Instagram / @emilyandersonstyling
#35: Side-Parted Angled Bob with Polished Waves
Your locks don’t always have to look messy or undone with medium choppy hair, as you can choose to style your hair in polished, sleek waves. Angled cuts work really well with this type of wave because the longer, looser waves will be in the front, framing your face beautifully and illuminating it with their shiny finish.
Instagram / @savannahraehair
#36: Inverted Wavy Bob with Shaggy Ends
With the right styling, the inverted shape makes the hairstyle more voluminous and dynamic. Play with high contrast highlights if you want more depth. Style some messy waves and be ready to shine!
Instagram / @basicsofbalayage
#37: Straight Accurate Blunt Bob with Flyaways
Fine, straight hair can look strong and healthy when it’s cut bluntly and styled into a sleek bob. The solid dark brown color adds to its richness, and the accurately cut ends that fall two inches below the chin help to elongate the face and neckline. And a typical choppy bob haircut can be worn without a distinct part – you can just let it flow in a flexible combover style.
Instagram / @hair_by_kennedy_
#38: Slanted Jaw-Length Bob for Straight Hair
Edgy bob haircuts are some of the most fun styles to play around with, so if you want a cut like this one, choose a jaw-length bob with choppy layers through the ends. Make the face-framing sections lighter in color to brighten your face.
Instagram / @hairbysarahd
#39: Chopped Bronde Lob
Fusing two different colors in your hair will make a cute cut look even more endearing, so opt for a classic bronde with thicker blonde highlights toward the front. This style is great for medium choppy hair that is cut into a long bob.
Instagram / @maeipaint
#40: Short Bob with Choppy Layers Throughout
It doesn’t take much to achieve the sassy, disconnected appearance of a textured bob; just hand-scrunch the layers, especially in the crown section. The tapered nape area helps to smooth out the choppiness of the cut and gives the look a more feminine touch.
Instagram / @annastasiasalonportland
#41: Messy Silver Bob with Choppy Ends
There’s no doubt that the long choppy bob is the “it” style right now, but it’s also important to make this cut your own and coordinate it with your personality. Blunt ends and sleek styling suit someone who loves order and precision in life, while messier and choppier styles are more in tune with spontaneous and a bit quirky ladies. To personalize the style even more, go bold with a silvery color or a dramatic blue black, maybe?
Instagram / @hairbyannieclaire
#42: Choppy Dark Blonde Bob for Fine Hair
A choppy bob is a marvelous way to plump up your naturally thin hair, because even the slightest wavy textures contribute to a more voluminous look. If you part the hair in the center and place a lighter shade in the locks that are closest to the face, your complexion will glow with health and youth.
Instagram / @hair_by_maryschleyer
#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.
Instagram / @andreasanastasis
#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.
Instagram / @salsalhair
#45: Razored Angled Blonde Bob
The dark roots of the blonde bob stand out boldly, especially when you comb over the bangs. Give your choppy layered bob a modern twist that shows off your confidence by styling it with a fringe tousled and tossed on top of side choppy layers. The poofy back, angled bottom, and slightly flipped up ends are perky and feminine.
Instagram / @brendakamt
#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.
Instagram / @joanieamelia
#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.
Instagram / @christinesbeautybar
#48: 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.
#49: Shaggy Rounded Bob with Teased Roots
When you want to create a sultry shorter hairstyle for thick hair, go for a shaggy rounded bob with bangs that fall over your eyes. Teasing the back adds additional height in the crown section, and the brown roots under the blonde tones also add volume and depth. The bangs stop at the chin, and the back is shorter and stacked.
Instagram / @jocelyn.mcclellan
#50: 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.
#51: Butter Blonde Choppy Bob with Wave
The choppy textured layers styled in waves and a unique shade of blonde are the hallmarks of this medium length lob. Add shadow roots and a disconnected finish, and you’ll get a perfect bob ready for any occasion and setting, from beach to red carpet.
Instagram / @evolvehairstudiotoronto
#52: 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?
#53: Choppy Blonde Bob for Thin Hair
There are so many choppy bob hairstyles out there, it’s hard to know which one to select. When looking for an eye-catching textured haircut, consider a slightly angled shape that enhances your naturally wavy hair and shiny highlights to brighten your base color. It’s a nice choppy lob for a low-maintenance girl.
Instagram / @hairby_chrissy
#54: 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.
Instagram / @ksorianohair
#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 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.
Instagram / @hair.bylyndsey
#57: 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.
Instagram / @corynneylon_hair
#58: 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.
#59: 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.
Instagram / @anhcotran
#60: 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.
#61: Textured Bob with Blunt and V-Cut Ends
A chopped bob is cool and casual. The textured haircut is super flattering on anyone and is versatile enough for everyday wear. Chunky layers are easy to style at home. Just wrap large sections of hair around a wide-barrel curling iron. Hold the section there for about 15 seconds and let it go.
Instagram / @styledbylizsustaita
#62: Subtly Highlighted Straight Cut Bob
The bob cut is timeless, but a hint of waves, wispy layers, and a balayage make it totally modern. Bobs, in general, are such a wonderful choice because of how easily you can tailor them to your personal style. Plus, the short length is always a bonus thanks to its easy maintenance.
Instagram / @mizzchoi
#63: 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.
Instagram / @colorbymichael
#64: Short Stacked Golden Brown Bob
Choosing brown and honey blonde highlights makes a beautiful color duo that looks classy when combined with a short, stacked bob. Keep your hair loosely waved or scrunched for the best results with these cool piecey layers.
Instagram / @hairmeroar
#65: Uneven Chopped Lob
The angled bob is not only super stylish, but it also makes your short hair appear medium-length, because of the longer locks in the front. The asymmetrical cut teamed with wispy layers will also bring more movement to the hairdo. It is a truly effortless look and its texture only emphasizes that.
Instagram / @corynneylon_hair
#66: 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.
#67: Two-Tone Bob with Choppy Surface Layers
Choppy bob hairstyles on curly hair are cute because your coils are kind of set free. The piecey layers let your curls make a statement and bring dimension to your classic, shaggy coif. If your tresses are naturally straight, you can still make curls of your own for a playful hairstyle.
Instagram / @stephaniemayeauxhair
#68: Jaw-Length Bob with Finely Chopped Ends
A straight-haired bob is no-nonsense. It’s clean, sophisticated, and is especially bold in darker hues. The choppy ends give the classic cut contemporary vibes and some movement, so that the short coif isn’t so stagnant. The more movement, the more depth and interest a hairstyle has.
Instagram / @corynneylon_hair
#69: 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.
#70: Blunt Choppy Platinum Bob with Bangs
Bangs have the power to take a choppy bob haircut from cool to ultra chic. Not to say a medium, choppy bob doesn’t hold its own ground, but the additional fringe brings in the modern touch that is irresistibly fashion-forward. It’s also sleek and still sophisticated, making it ready for everything from the office to a night out. Nothing beats a versatile cut.
Instagram / @buddywporter
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?