The Choppy Fringe Trend is Making a Comeback

Loathe them or love them, fringes are the quickest way to change up your look. The choppy fringe is a hairstyle trend that we’re expecting to see everywhere in 2024. It’s a look that’s slowly been gaining popularity, with celebrities like Camilla Cabello and Jenna Ortega leading the charge.

The choppy fringe trend is all about adding movement and texture to your hair for a 3-dimensional look. It’s like curtain bangs as it creates the same peekaboo effect but frames the face differently. A choppy fringe – also known as a ‘piecey fringewill give your hairstyle an added edge without being too dramatic. It’s the perfect choice for a subtle change to refresh your look for 2024.

Our hairstylists at 212 Salon and Day Spa are here to help you find your perfect choppy fringe. We’ll tailor the trend to match your hairstyle and offer styling advice for maintaining your choppy fringe between appointments.

What is a Choppy Fringe?

No two choppy fringes are the same. We love the fact that you can have fun with this trend, chopping and changing it to get your perfect look. These bangs, sometimes known as ‘piecey fringes’, are less heavy than a full fringe but still make a statement. They’re characterized by the peekaboo effect they create with gapping between the strands, offering a more lightweight and relaxed look.

You can change up your fringe between seasons by changing the thickness of your fringe. Choose lighter fringes in spring and summer, while asking for a thicker cut in autumn and winter.

What makes choppy fringes different from each other is the length. You’ll see tiny, blunt bangs that are all the same length and others that skim along the eyebrows for a softer look. Your 212 Salon and Day Spa stylist will help you choose a style of choppy fringe that accentuates your features and works with your face shape.

There’s a choppy fringe to suit every face shape and hair type. It’s an easy way to refresh your look with an added edge and versatility. There are dozens of choppy fringes to choose from, whether you want a side fringe or a blunt fringe to suit a pixie cut.

Choosing Your Choppy Bangs

Choppy fringes suit every face shape and can give you an instant confidence boost. Your first decision should be choosing a length you’re comfortable with. This decision will depend on your face shape and features.

You might want to avoid a longer choppy fringe if you wear glasses, and you’ll want to consider your current hairstyle. Speaking to your stylist will help you decide which type of choppy bangs are right for you.

If you want a softer look, ask for a feathered choppy fringe which looks like a hybrid between the thicker, choppy fringe and curtain bangs. You can create a bolder look by taking inspiration from Jenna Ortega by styling your choppy fringe with a shaggy lob.

Another softer take on the choppy fringe is to style it with curls and a wispy cut. The beauty of choppy fringe is that it works for every hairstyle, whether you want a shorter fringe or lash-skimming bangs.

You can throw it back to the 2000s with a choppy side-fringe, taking inspiration from celebrities like Dua Lipa.

How to Style Choppy Bangs

Choppy bangs are different from their blunt counterparts as they offer movement, whereas a blunt fringe is a blanket of hair across the forehead. You can style a choppy bang to add texture to your haircut or reinvent your look.

You’ll want to become best friends with your stylist when you commit to choppy bangs. You can expect to be coming in for regular cuts on a two-to-four-week basis to maintain your desired length. It’s worth considering this when deciding what style of choppy bangs to choose from.

One thing you’ll want to invest in for your choppy bangs is a styling pomade. The tacky formula of the pomade will help add texture to your bangs and make them easier to style.

You can contrast the texture of your choppy bangs against the rest of your hairstyle to help balance out the look. Straight bangs with softly brushed waves give your curls the illusion of extra movement and volume. You can maintain the look of straight brows by brushing back and forth with a bristle brush while using a blow dryer.

4 Choppy Fringe Styles to Try

Are you not sure which choppy fringe is right for you? We’re rounding up four different styles to show you how varied choppy bangs can be. If you don’t have a specific style in mind, your 212 Salon and Day Spa stylist can help you choose the one that best suits your features.

Effortless Choppy Bangs

What we love about choppy bangs is that they’re meant to look lived in and unpolished, that effortless ‘bed head’ look. While not everyone has that look naturally, applying a little hair pomade gently through your bangs with your fingers will recreate the look. Hair pomade will give your bangs texture and more definition with a silky matte look.

Subtle Choppy Bangs

If you don’t want to commit to a statement fringe, start by adding subtle texture to your current style. Ask your stylist to vertically trim the ends of your fringe instead of cutting straight across for added texture.

Choppy Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs have been a client favorite for several years now as one of the most universally flattering styles. You can refresh your curtain bangs with a choppy cut and parting them in the middle to accentuate the face-framing effect.

Wavy Choppy Bangs

Choppy fringes work for all hair types. Wavy hair is one of the easiest textures to manage with a choppy fringe. Speak to your stylist about choosing a choppy fringe that works for your natural hair texture, and ask for advice on which styling products to use to maintain your waves.

Find your perfect fringe and experiment with the choppy fringe trend by booking an appointment with a stylist at 212 Salon and Day Spa today.