20 Short Choppy Hairstyles To Try Out Today April 4, 2016

A new hairstyle is said to symbolize a fresh start in life. Whether is the beginning of summer and you would like to give your neck a chance to breathe, or to get rid of bad karma, short hair is always going to be in style. However, one may be apprehensive about whether they’d be able to pull off short hair.

Worry not, ladies! As an advocate for short hair, check out the following short choppy hairstyles you ought to try.

20 Short Choppy Hairstyles That You Can Try

  1. Soft Choppy Hair With Bangs
  2. Shoulder Length Curls
  3. Blunt Choppy Lob
  4. Curly Retro Hair
  5. Messy Bob
  6. Wispy Curls
  7. Outward Curls With Side Swept Bangs
  8. Curls With Mid Parted Bangs
  9. Soft Waves With Balayage
  10. Punk Pixie Cut With Extended Side Bangs
  11. Shaggy Layers With Bangs
  12. Choppy Short Wisps
  13. Soft Pixie
  14. Choppy Layers
  15. Shaggy Pixie Cut
  16. Choppy Bob With A Fringe
  17. Short Choppy Hair
  18. Short Hair With Pastel Colors
  19. Edgy Pixie Cut
  20. Choppy Blunt Hair With Blue Ombre

1. Soft Choppy Hair With Bangs

Soft Choppy Hair With Bangs

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This short choppy layered hairstyle looks soft, yet messy, which is perfect for the beach.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  • Use a blow dryer. Simultaneously run your fingers gently through your tresses to separate it to create a messy look.
  • In case your hair looks frizzy, dampen your hands and slightly mess up your hair.
  • Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Suitable For

Oval-shaped faces.

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2. Shoulder Length Curls

This textured, choppy bob hairstyle that The Avengers star, Scarlett Johansson is sporting, is casual, but chic.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with a heat protecting serum.
  • If you have curly hair, use the natural texture to your advantage and curl the area that needs it with a medium-thickness curling iron.
  • If you have straight hair, curl throughout.
  • Finish with a light holding spray.

Suitable For

All face shapes except for round faces.

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3. Blunt Choppy Lob

Blunt Choppy Lob

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This blunt cut is a great option for those who are hesitant about short hair. A comfortable length that is easy to manage.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with mousse.
  • Blow-dry in an upward and outward direction.
  • Use a hairspray and run your fingers through the hair till you achieve that out-of-bed messy look.

Suitable For

All face shapes. This hair is versatile and will frame your face accordingly.

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4. Curly Retro Hair

 Curly Retro Hair

Image: Instagram

Go retro with this classic look. Pair it up with a bright red lip color and be sure to turn heads!

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with mousse.
  • Blow-dry hair and use a curling iron to create gorgeous semi-tight curls.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

Oval faces.

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5. Messy Bob

Messy Bob

Image: Instagram

Bobs are always a great choice when opting for short hair. They are trendy and are perfect for those who are always on the go, but want Instagram-perfect hair with minimal or no effort.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with a frizz control serum.
  • Use a blow dryer to fan out hair till the hair is partially dry.
  • Let the rest of the hair air dry.
  • In case you have absolutely no time, you can skip using a blow dryer and let it air dry completely. Let nature work its magic!

Suitable For

Heart-shaped faces.

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6. Wispy Curls

Wispy Curls

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Here, we see the ever fabulous Victoria Beckham sporting a very short bob with curls.  This is the perfect option for working mothers.

How To Style

  • Prep hair with an anti-frizz spray/serum and blow dry.
  • Use a small-medium curling iron and curl away from the face to get those perfect wispy locks.
  • Finish with a shine serum and holding spray.

Suitable For

Round and heart-shaped faces.

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7. Outward Curls With Side Swept Bangs

Outward Curls With Side Swept Bangs

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Check out this elegant, short, choppy hairstyle with side swept bangs. The outward curls add to the dapper and complete the whole glam look.

How To Style

  • Blow dry hair.
  • Go over the midsection with a flat iron and direct it inwards.
  • Now, using the same flat iron, curl the ends outwards.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

Rectangular and oval-shaped faces.

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8. Curls With Mid Parted Bangs

Curls With Mid Parted Bangs

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The stunning Alexa Chung is seen sporting a head of glossy curls and middle parted bangs. This choppy hairstyle is full of charm and has a doll-like elegance.

How To Style

  • Use your fingers to carve out a rough middle part while the hair is still wet.
  • Blow dry as you normally would.
  • Using a small curling iron, create tight curls.
  • Ruffle the curls very slightly. Make sure that the curls aren’t too loose.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

Oval or rectangular-shaped faces.

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9. Soft Waves With Balayage

Soft Waves With Balayage

Image: Instagram

These beachy waves are great anytime. This look is both professional and casual. The balayage gives off a very soft look, making it ideal for the office.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz serum.
  • Blow dry and then using a curling iron, curl the ends of the hair.
  • Play around with the curls using your fingers till you obtain loose waves.

Suitable For

All face shapes.

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10. Punk Pixie Cut With Extended Side Bangs

 Punk Pixie Cut With Extended Side Bangs

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Rihanna rocks all kinds of hairstyles, but one of her most iconic looks is her pixie cut. The closely cut hair on the sides and the extended side fringe makes it very punk-like. If you are looking for something a bit more creative, then short choppy haircuts are what you should be looking for.

How To Style

1. Prep damp hair with anti-frizz serum.
2. Use a flat iron to straighten the bangs.
3. Work a little lightweight wax into the bangs in order to set them as shown in the image.

Suitable For

Oval face shapes.

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11. Shaggy Layers With Bangs

Shaggy Layers With Bangs

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When you think of short choppy bangs, you mostly think of a hairstyle that makes daily styling easier, and one that has lot of messiness to it. For this jagged look, Glee star Dianna Agron razor-chopped her bob and took her layers very short to create movement.

How To Style

  • Blow dry wet hair in an outward direction so that the layers are visible.
  • Use a sea salt spray to create that shaggy look.

Suitable For

Oval and rectangular face shapes.

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12. Choppy Short Wisps

Choppy Short Wisps

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While the soft spiky asymmetrical pieces on Halle Berry’s crown are a bit boyish, her lovely dark brown hair color really adds a splash of femininity and grace.

How To Style

  • Use a texturizing mousse on damp hair and mess it up with your fingers.
  • Let it air dry.

Suitable For

Oval-shaped faces.

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13. Soft Pixie

Soft Pixie

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Ginnifer Goodwin is known for her quirk and grace. This choppy hairstyle is a great representation of everything she is.

How To Style

  • Scoop a little lightweight wax into your hands and run it through your hair.
  • Keep playing with it till you are satisfied with the final look.

Suitable For

Round-shaped faces.

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14. Choppy Layers

 Choppy Layers

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Choppy layers are great for framing the face. This is the perfect option for those who want to go short but not to the length of a pixie cut.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz serum.
  • Blow-dry hair away from your face on one side.

Suitable For

Heart-shaped and round-shaped faces.

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15. Shaggy Pixie Cut

Shaggy Pixie Cut

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A shaggy pixie cut with a long fringe looks great for all occasions. Keira Knightly looks totally adorable in it, don’t you think?

How To Style

  • Blow-dry damp hair of the fringe to one side.
  • Use a lightweight wax to hold it.

Suitable For

Oval and rectangular face shapes.

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16. Choppy Bob With A Fringe

Choppy Bob With A Fringe

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This look is a wonderful option for those who are still unsure about completely chopping off their locks, but still want to go short.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz serum.
  • Blow-dry inwards.
  • Go over your hair with a flat iron to create a smooth look.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

All face shapes.

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17. Short Choppy Hair

Short Choppy Hair

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This is another great option for the worried ones. This is a fool-proof look, and you can’t go wrong with it. Anyone can pull it off with minimal effort.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz serum.
  • Blow-dry hair roughly all over.
  • Blow-dry the longer section of the parted hair away from your face as in the picture.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

All face shapes.

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18. Short Hair With Pastel Colors

Short Hair With Pastel Colors

Image: Instagram

Change it up with some color! Pastel hair is the rage these days. Hilary Duff looks gorgeous in this messy pink pastel hair, and you can too!

How To Style

  • Blow-dry hair.
  • Use a flat iron to create waves at random all over your hair.
  • Run your fingers lightly through the hair to mess it up.
  • Finish with sea salt spray and ruffle slightly.

Suitable For

Heart-shaped faces.

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19. Edgy Pixie Cut

Edgy Pixie Cut

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I think we can all agree that J Law is owning this look. It is the pefect blend of glamorous and edgy.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with mousse.
  • Blow-dry roughly all over.
  • Use a flat iron to straighten the fringe if needed.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

Heart-shaped, oval-shaped, and round-shaped faces.

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20. Choppy Blunt Hair With Blue Ombre

 Choppy Blunt Hair With Blue Ombre

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Kyle Jenner’s blue ombre has taken the internet by storm. The contrast of the black crown with the blue tresses creates a unique look. If you’re brave enough to pull it off, go for it!

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz serum.
  • Blow-dry thoroughly till you achieve the look you desire.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

All face shapes

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Short hair is great for change – and the heat. Short hair means no long tresses to detangle or manage. So, what are you waiting for? Summer is coming up, and what better way to start it than to look fab in these choppy hairstyles. What is your favorite short choppy hairstyle? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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