Is it finally time for a snip? If you ask us, a change of look is good every once in a while! After all, hair grows back and you only live once! With that in mind, why not update your ‘do with a cool fringe that will make people do a double take?
Though curtain bangs and wispy bangs have been popular favorites over the years, some of you might be looking for different style that will both update your look but is also pretty versatile. Enter, choppy bangs—the cool and a little off-kilter fringe that perfectly complements any layered hairstyle.
In a nutshell, choppy bangs are basically any fringe that looks textured and purposefully uneven. The beauty of this style is that it’s more low-maintenance than a blunt bang, and it's surprisingly quite easy to style. With the right tools and products, this unconventional fringe can go from dainty to fierce in a matter of blow-dries or a quick pass of a flat iron! To help you visualize and decide on what type of choppy bangs you should try out, we rounded up 10 haphazardly chic styles we’re sure you’d be able to pull off!
10 Cool Hairstyles with Choppy Bangs You Should Try
1. Choppy micro bangs
Want a fringe with a lot of character? Then consider one that’s short and uneven! This might look daunting to pull off but that it actually gives off a fun and fashion-forward vibe that could elevate any boring haircut.
2. Choppy short curtain bangs
This style works best if you’re sporting a long pixie or mixie (mullet-pixie). This works to frame your face and opens up your eyes even more.
3. Choppy framed full bangs with a bowl cut
Update the shaggy bowl cut with choppy bangs that wrap around your brow and forehead. This is best styled with messy curls so the texture of the style can really pop!
4. Choppy bangs with a shaggy lob
We all know that wispy bangs are the easiest fringe to style, but it’s even more versatile when cut in a choppy style! The uneven and rough edges seamlessly blend with the rest of the layers of a textured lob. With the right length, you can convert this style to face-framing curtain bangsw!
5. Eye-level choppy bangs with a long mullet
A long mullet does require a bit of upkeep for your hair to fall (or curl) a certain way for the cut to look flattering, But pairing it with a lengthy choppy bang definitely adds to that rock and roll vibe that the style naturally possesses. Getting them also means your bangs, unlike the rest of your locks, are wash-and-wear!
6. Textured blunt bang
If you plant to keep your single-length haircut but want to try a choppy bang, it’s possible with a subtle textured fringe. A good tip is to keep the cut above your brows so the uneven edges are seen clearly. This works well for anyone with long hair and would like to add some edge to their look!
7. Choppy eye-level textured bangs with a semi-hime cut
The Hime cut has become a must-try for girls who’d dare to try a stylish, geometrical hairstyle. But if you’d want something less symmetrical and angular, don’t be shy to pair it with a long choppy fringe to break the stiffness of the cut!
8. Choppy curtain bangs with a bob
Chin-length curtain bangs are definitely flattering since it frames the sides of your face beautifully for a more streamlined look. Meanwhile, a more textured version of this style will add volume and soften the way your hair falls on your face.
9. Full choppy bangs with a lob
If you want to try full bangs but don’t want it to feel too heavy on your face, do opt for a style that’s jagged or dimensional! But if you’re wary of it looking too uneven, ask your stylist to subtly add texture and you can create the dimension you want with flat iron and hair wax instead. This way, the cut won’t go overboard in terms of how length and choppiness.
10. Choppy side swept wispy bangs with a pixie
This ‘90s-inspired cut can look edgy and current with the right products! When styled with some wax or texturizing spray, the dimension of your ‘do will instantly shine. Not only that, having a wispy fringe creates a more feminine look compared to a heavy bang that sweeps across your forehead.