Don’t get us wrong—we love bobs like we love steaming-hot coffee, pets wearing clothes, and hearing our phone go off after waiting 60 gut-wrenching minutes for our delivery order to arrive. But if you’ve worn a bob for a while now, you may be ready to spice it up. Or maybe you’ve started noticing lots of people with the cut (rightly so—it’s universally chic), but you want to set yourself apart from the pack somehow. We get it—you’re a peacock, not a pigeon.

One way to inject a little pizzazz into your bob is to ask your stylist to introduce some choppy layers. You won’t lose much length, but you will have a spunkier new look.

For great examples of short, choppy layers, check out the 17 cuts below. Just don’t forget, once you’ve got the look locked down, to get out there and strut your stuff.

1. Wavy Chocolate Brown Hair with Choppy Layers and Bangs


This look has a lot going for it. You’ve got a manageable overall length in the time-tested bob. You’ve got choppy layers, which give this ‘do a shapely silhouette. You’ve got a messy, bedhead-inspired style, which will be easy for anyone to achieve. And you’ve got choppy bangs, positioning this look perfectly for 2016 domination. The cherry on top of it all is the rich chocolate brown color.

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