10 Easy Ways to Rock Short Hair Curls

All eyes will be on you because of these gorgeous short hair curls. 

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!

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

1. Headband Braid

Asian woman with curly hair in a headband braid
This hairstyle for short hair curls is perfect for summer. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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

Asian woman with short hair curls wearing an off-shoulder printed dress
What’s not to love about sleek and shiny curly hair? Credit: Natasha Estelle

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

Woman with soft waves as short hair curls
Soft waves add volume and texture to naturally thin locks. Credit: Shutterstock

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

Short hair curls: Woman with short, loose curly hair
Creating big. loose curls is a great way to jazz up a drab, everyday hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

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

Short hair curls: Young woman with tight, curly hair wearing a hat
Always look photo shoot-ready when your curls are impeccably styled. Credit: Shutterstock

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

Asian woman with hair in half up space buns wearing a yellow jacket
Add fun to your look with half up space buns. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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

Back shot of an Asian woman with short curly mini buns and wearing a sleeveless dress
Add tendrils for a soft and elegant look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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

Short hair curls: Woman with morena skin and layered curly red hair
Unleash your artsy side with layered, curly hair. Credit: Shutterstock

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

Woman with thick hair and curly locks
Stand out among the crowd with thick, curly locks. Credit: Shutterstock

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

Asian woman with curly hair wearing a denim jacket
Flaunt your thick curly hair with a well-maintained lob. Credit: Hariono Halim

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!

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