5 Popular Short Choppy Hairstyles for Women

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There are many hairstyle trends for fall/winter 2013 as well as for 2014, many of them are vintage-inspired by styles that date all the way back to the early 1900s-and there are still more trends that are very modern and cutting edge. The short “choppy” or “messy” hairstyle falls into this newer style category, with its layers and highly defined texture-this is a very good style for thin, fine hair and is a very nice cut for naturally curly or wavy hair as well.

Short Choppy Hairstyles with Bangs
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This short messy shag with bangs brings a vintage style inspired by the 1970s to life. For a pretty-alternate look, use a medium barrel curling iron and place curls all over the head. Directed either forward or backward, brush out or finger comb and define with texurizing product.

Short Choppy Finger Wave Hairstyle
Short Choppy Finger Wave Hairstyle /Getty images

A messy layered bob is very versatile when layers are defined with a texturizing product. This style would lend itself well to finger waving, for a beautiful vintage look for that special evening, or curled out for a change in your daily style.

Jenna Elfman Short Choppy Messy Hairstyle with Bangs
Jenna Elfman Short Layered Choppy Messy Hairstyle with Bangs /Getty images

This short messy cut has lots of volume, and the highlights give the style a great deal of visual interest.

If you a formal look, apply a good wet look gel and comb hair straight back and/or apply a deep wave in the front.

Short Choppy Haircut with Bangs for Women
Short Choppy Haircut with Bangs for Women /Getty images

Jenny Garth’s short choppy cut is very sexy and trendy! The asymmetrical layers around the face draw attention to her eyes and cheekbones-this coupled with the height in the crown elongate a round face, adding angles. For a more formal look, slick all hair back with a wet look gel and leave a few fringes around the face to set off your eyes.

Halle Berry Short Choppy Messy Haircut for Women
Halle Berry Short Choppy Messy Haircut for Women /Getty images

Halle Berry’s classic pixie is made more versatile by giving her a choppy cut, allowing her to give lots of definition and volume to her crown. For a different style try a wet look or a finger-wave.

Messy, choppy cuts can be also be styled in the retro styles of past decades, such as fingerwaves, Marcel waves, and pin curls. For more height in the crown area, back comb or tease the crown a bit for a small bouffant look. You can also utilize hair adornments such as; rhinestone encrusted hairpins, combs, barrettes, headbands and flowers.

When thinking of your options in styles, also remember to consider your facial shape, personality and lifestyle.

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