Short hair curls are tricky to style. Leave them alone and they become a ball of frizz on your head. And when you try to style it, you can’t find the right look that works.
Don’t worry though, because styling short hair is not as difficult as it seems. In fact, short curly hairstyles are easy and pretty your straight-haired friends might want to curl their hair as well!
How to Get Short Hair Curls
If you have straight hair, there are several ways to curl your short hair. One of these is by creating vintage waves. Here’s how to do it:
1. Wash your hair to prep it for styling. Then spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair to protect it from heat.
2. Divide your hair into two horizontal sections. Clip the upper section.
3. Get a curling iron with a small to medium-sized barrel. Wrap a small section of hair around the curling iron for three to five seconds to curl it. Continue until you finish curling the bottom section of your hair.
4. Remove the clip from the top section and curl it one small section at a time. This way, your curls become more defined.
5. Put duck bill clips on the side of your hair to shape your vintage waves.
6. Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your hair to help hold the shape of your curls. Then, remove the duck bill clips.
7. Sprit TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray again on your hair to tame frizz and flyaways
Easy Ways to Style Short Hair Curls
1. Headband Braid
A headband braid can make your short curly hair look fresh and neat. It’s an easy hairstyle that you can wear every day, especially when it’s hot and humid.
2. Curly Bob With Side Part
You can also style your short curly hair without any hair clips or accessories. Just part your hair on the side to play up the volume and finger-comb your curly bob to remove tangles, then apply a drop of hair serum or leave-on cream to make it shiny and frizz-free.
Editor’s tip: Got dry and rough strands? Refresh your hair with Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. Just a small drop can go a long way in taming frizz and making your curly hair look smoother.
3. Soft Waves With Headband
Look fabulous and dainty with this hairstyle that is perfect for boho-chic parties and beach weddings. Whether you are the pretty bridesmaid or the blushing bride, soft curls are going to add volume to thin locks.
4. Big Loose Curls
If you don’t have natural curls but you want a curly hairstyle that looks relaxed, go for this look. Get a curling wand that’s around 1.5 to 2 cm. wide and wrap a small section of hair around it for three to five seconds. Continue curling your hair one small section at a time. When you’re done, finger-comb your hair to loosen up your curls.
Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your curls to make them last all throughout the day. It’s lightweight and non-greasy so your hair won’t feel icky.
5. Tight Curls With a Hat
Tight curls are a thing of the ‘80s but you can definitely wear them up to this day. Wear a hat to nail a summery look (while protecting your hair from the sun, too!).
6. Half Up Space Buns
In a playful mood? Create two mini buns with your curly hair and you’ll definitely look cute and quirky. You can create this hairstyle in just five minutes, so you can wear this ‘do even when chilling out at home.
7. Mini Buns for Short Curly Hair
You can also put your curls in a low bun. To do this, divide your hair into two equal sections and put it in low pigtails using an elastic. Then, make a gap above the elastic, flip your hair, and insert it into the gap. Do this on both sides, and voila! You have an elegant hairstyle for your curls.
8. Layered curls
You might cringe at the idea of layered curls thinking about the unwanted volume and frizz, right? On the contrary, the layers are great for taming the volume of your hair since the thickness is distributed into various lengths. Then, make a statement hairdo by adding vibrant and unique colors like pink, red, and purple.
Editor’s tip: Keep your curly hair frizz-free and well-moisturized by washing it with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine.
9. Ringlet curls
There’s one name for this type of curl that was coined in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s—telephone wire curls. This is the perfect hairstyle for thin hair because it gives it more volume, thanks to its closely wound curls. If you wish to get this hairstyle, then, you should be committed to taking care of it and applying hair mousse to keep them bouncy and in shape for a long time.
Editor’s tip: Keep your short hair curls frizz-free and well-moisturized with a weekly application of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask.
10. Curly Lob
You can also keep your curls just above your shoulders. It’s long enough to style in several ways but also short enough for easier maintenance. You can leave it down or put it in a curly half updo.
With these beautiful short hair curls, kulot is definitely not salot. Curl it, girl!