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Trend hairstyle Choppy Cut – who it suits, how it is styled

Casual, uncomplicated and super flexible – that’s the Choppy Cut, which originally comes from the 00s, but is currently experiencing its great comeback. The special layered cut is available from very short to bob to medium length.

Choppy Cut: What is it?

Choppy means übersetzt as much as "choppy” or "restless”. The hairdresser creates this restlessness on the head by slightly to extremely pacing the top hair and leaving the ends of the hair fringed. The different lengths create a moving undone look. This not only looks casual, it is also easy and super quick to style. The Choppy Cut is available in all lengths from extremely short to medium length. The individual cuts are then called, for example, Choppy Bob, Choppy Lob or Choppy Pixie.

Who does the choppy cut suit?

The layered cut is suitable for women with a thick hair structure or with a lot of hair volume. While the hairstyle gives shape to thick hair, fine hair visually gains volume with a choppy short hairstyle. Narrow faces are emphasized by the Choppy Cut in a shorter length. Rather round shapes appear narrower through the hairstyle with a longer cut, such as the lob, because the hair falls into the face depending on the cut.

What is the best way to style the Choppy Cut?

The cut is still a perennial favorite among hairstyles. This is also due to the fact that it is extremely easy to style. For more grip, add a little mousse to the hair and don’t forget the heat protection. Through the different steps automatically comes movement in the hairstyle and the hair gets more volume.


The fringed hairstyles created with the choppy technique are easy to maintain. For the undone look, let the hair air dry or rough blow dry. If you want it even messier, use salt spray and twirl individual strands in different lengths.

With waves

The special cutting technique easily helps even women with straight hair to create waves. In addition to heat protection, simply knead a small portion of curling mousse or hair wax into the hair. Then put the hair in the diffuser, blow-dry and you’re done. If you like it a bit more glamorous, use the curling iron or the glittering iron.

Choppy Cut – smooth to sleek

Not in the mood for beach waves? The cut also works straight. To do this, blow-dry your hair with a round brush. Then use the straightening iron to touch up the hair if necessary. If you like it sleek, highlight individual strands with wax and straightening iron. For a more extreme version, wax is applied to the entire hair. Here you should make sure that you get all the steps – if only the top hair is smooth, but the lower steps wavy, it can quickly look strange.

How do I care for the Choppy Cut?

As already mentioned, this trendy hairstyle is easy to style and theoretically only requires light care. However, if you use a hairdryer, a straightening iron or a curling iron for styling, you should always make sure to provide the hair with sufficient heat protection to avoid dehydration. Since the layered cut does not require much styling, styling products can be dispensed with completely or at least in large parts. If, on the other hand, you use gel, wax, etc., you should make sure to use a shampoo that can remove all product residues.

As with almost any hairstyle, a regular visit to the hairdresser is important for the Choppy Cut. On the one hand, to maintain the hairstyle, and on the other hand, so that the hair looks permanently healthy.