20 Face-Framing Layered Choppy Cuts for Shoulder Length Hair

If you are considering a change to your shoulder-length hair, look no further. It’s hard to find a more versatile and flattering medium-length hairstyle than a choppy layered cut. Suitable for any hair type and texture, face-framing layers soften your features and look feminine and effortless. Whilst trying a new style can be intimidating, this one is easy to wear and, what’s more important, easy to style. Scroll down through all the possible versions of face-framing layered choppy shoulder-length hair examples we’ve collated for you.

#1: Mullet Cut with Wispy Face-Framing Layers

Great for naturally curly or wavy hair, shaggy layers boast loads of texture and a distinctive 70’s rebellion vibe. Add a pop of color around the hairline to define the face-framing locks.

Mullet Cut with Red Face Framing Layers

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#2: Layered Medium Length Hair with Curtain Bangs

Shoulder-length hair is easy to maintain, yet it can look frumpy and boring unless it has been given the right shape. Ask your stylist to cut some soft layers to add volume and give your hair some oomph.

Straight Medium Length Layered Hair

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#3: Layered Hairstyle with Wispy Bangs

Light feathered layers suit those with fine hair since they add body and definition to the hairstyle. To create this wavy lob look, quickly run a flat iron through your hair to create loose beachy waves.

Shoulder Length Hair with Wispy Bangs

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#4: Textured Shoulder Length Bob with Face Framing

While a classic bob can look heavy and dull on thick hair, some choppy layers around the front would give it plenty of definition and texture.

Dark Choppy Lob

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#5: Choppy Layered Haircut with Bangs

Are you looking for a modern, trendy mid-length hair cut for wavy hair? A heavily layered short mullet cut with chunky face-framing pieces is a great way to utilize your natural texture.

Choppy Mullet Cut with Bangs

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#6: Curly Layered Bob with Bangs

Varying lengths are essential for a good curly cut. Chunky layers shift volume from the ends to the roots and create a flattering, modern shape.

Rounded Curly Bob with Bangs

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#7: Honey Blonde with Shoulder Length Layers

Adding some layers will give your hairstyle a serious boost without cutting too much of the length off. To achieve this soft flick, style your fringe directing it backwards and using a large round brush and a hairdryer.

Blonde Layered Cut with Long Framing Bangs

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#8: Bleach Blonde Graduated Bob

We love everything about this look, from the seamless layers and eyebrow grazing bangs to the coolest icy blonde color. It’s perfect for those with thicker hair and strong facial bone structure.

Icy Blonde Short Cut with Choppy Layers

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#9: Fiery Red Medium Length Haircut with Face Framing

Long layers are perfect for achieving more volume and delicate face framing. We recommend using a smoothing serum and blow drying your hair with a big barrel brush to create this sleek straight hair look.

#10: Chunky Highlights and Choppy Layers

Rock the ‘90s trend with a choppy layered mid-length cut and thick ribbon highlights. A modern version of the renowned style is noticeably softer and more blended, yet still looking on point.

Mid Length Layered Hair with Highlights

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#11: Shoulder Length Shag Cut with Blunt Bangs

A splash of neon green highlights the texture of this heavily layered haircut with blunt bangs. This type of shoulder-length layered hairstyles is one of the most popular to date thanks to its effortless chic and being truly low-maintenance.

Mid Length Hair with Neon Green Highlights

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#12: Deep Mahogany Wolf Cut with Curly Fringe

The beautiful chocolatey brown color perfectly complements this textured shoulder-length haircut with lots of face framing. Trendy and classy at the same time, this style won’t let you go back to your regular bob.

#13: Cute Little Shag with a Pop of Purple

Wispy bangs paired with short choppy layers around the front make a perfect modern version of a shag cut. If you like to add a wow factor to your look, why not try a color accent like this?

Brown Shag with Purple Accents

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#14: Medium Layered Hair with a Peekaboo Color Fringe

Are simple medium-length layered haircuts too boring for you? Try adding some chunky layers around your face alongside bright red color accents for a full-on statement look.

Medium Layered Haircut with Red Peekaboo

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#15: Medium Layered Shoulder Length Cut

Soft feathered layers around the face would look terrific on someone with an oval face shape and delicate features. Suitable for all hair types, it works best on naturally wavy hair.

Shoulder Length Layers with Curtain Bangs

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#16: Shoulder Length Mullet with Highlights

Great for thin hair, a mullet cut instantly adds volume and texture to your tresses. Apply some volumizing mousse on damp hair and blow dry it, lifting from the roots.

Sassy Mullet with Blonde Highlights

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#17: Curly Medium Length Shag with Bright Red Highlights

Medium layered hairstyles are the best choice for naturally curly or permed hair. Shorter hair on the top gets lighter and this helps to create volume at the top and reduces excessive bulk on the ends at the same time.

#18: Short Choppy Layered Haircut

If you prefer relaxed, tousled hair texture, you’ll love this haircut as much as we do. A combination of dark roots and bright ginger chunky highlights superbly accomplish the look.

Short Choppy Cut with Highlights

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#19: Face Framing Choppy Shoulder Length Hair

Whilst this style is very versatile and suits any hair texture, undoubtedly, it looks best on thick, even coarse hair. To get such a smooth finish, a hairdryer alone might not be enough. We recommend using a flat iron over comb for an ultimately polished look.

#20: Shoulder Length Layered Hair with Swooping Fringe

Nothing can beat a well-cut swooping fringe. Combined with a blunt bob cut, it creates a beautiful contrast and adds movement.

Mid Length Bob with Swooping Fringe

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We hope this selection of medium-length layered hairstyles will help you find the one that is right for you. Save your favorites to make sure you have a reference to show your hairdresser at your next salon appointment.