Short Choppy Hairstyles for Men

Updated February 21, 2017

If you are interested in altering your style you may want to first take a look at your haircut. When deciding on what new hairstyle to receive make a list of what your overall style goal is. Do you want to be clean cut and professional or would you rather have a more relaxed and eclectic vibe? Short choppy haircuts are versatile and can provide very different looks according to the actual style you adopt. Before making a final decision, visit a professional hairstylist to get his or her opinion about the look you want to go for.

Heavy Textured

The heavy textured chop haircut is ideal for men with square-shaped faces as the top of the hair is left slightly longer than the sides. This cut will elongate the face and bring attention to your eyes. Along the crown of the head have your stylist create short textured layers within your hair. On the side of your head your hair should be shorter; however, as it progresses up toward the crown of your head the hair should be slightly longer. The maximum length of your hair should be three inches. Style with wax and bring the hair toward the centre of your scalp to create a choppy version of a faux-hawk.

Straight Hair Chop

If you have straight hair you can add dimension by cutting the hair very short on the sides and leaving the top of the head slightly longer. Have your stylist cut your hair in a slight angle from the crown of your head toward your forehead while leaving sections of your hair slightly longer in a choppy style. This asymmetrical cut will help add texture to straight hair while keeping your look dynamic and unique. Style your hair using styling paste after your hair has been washed and fully dried.

Layered Chop

When you have thick hair, a shorter choppy hairstyle will highlight your hair's thickness while giving you a modern appeal. Start this haircut by having your stylist trim the sides of your head; however, keep this hair at least one-inch long. On the crown of your hair create choppy layers that can be brushed back to create a styled messy look. If your hair is curly, creating choppy layers and textures will allow you to showcase your curls while still keeping them in control. Style your hair with a paste or moulding putty and brush your fingers through your hair from front to back.

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Jonathan McLelland has been a professional writer since 2005. He has worked as a story writer and editor for the international sitcom, “Completing Kaden,” as well as a proposal writer for various production companies. McLelland studied communication and theater at St. Louis Community College.