Master the art of curling short hair

All Things Hair Team | 09 May 2018
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15 MINS Style Medium

Turn on the charm and find out how to add in some cute curls to your short locks!

You don’t have to give up curls just because you cut your hair short! If you do it right, it can potentially be way cuter than long curly hairstyles. Curly bobs or even wavy pixies have a certain charm that you just won’t get with long locks.

Curling short hair, however, can prove to be a bit tricky. It’s easier to work with longer locks because your wand or flat iron has more to grip on. It takes a bit of practice, but it gets easier once you’ve gotten the hang of it. If you’re dreaming of a really pretty short curly hairstyle, you gotta check out our step-by-step tutorial below!

How to curl short hair

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Prep hair

To make sure your hair is frizz-free and is easier to style, wash it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and condition your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. These salon-quality products would tame your frizz and make your hair more manageable.



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Make it shine!

When your hair is completely dry, apply a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops all over for added gloss.


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Pin it

Use a clip to secure the top half of your hair so you can easily and more conveniently work on the bottom part. Sectioning your mane would allow you to curl your hair more effectively.

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Start curling

Using a curling iron with a small barrel, curl your hair section by section, twisting each one toward your face to create a spiral effect.

Asian woman finger-combing her short black curly hair wearing a white blouse and black pants

Loosen up the curls

When you’re done, gently comb your hair with your fingers to loosen up the curls. This would give your curly hairstyle a relaxed vibe.

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Lock your style

For the final touch, spray your hair with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to make sure your curls stay in place all day.


To prove just how much cute potential your short curly hair has, check out this super chic looks:

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Short curly hair with bangs.

1. Try it with fringe

Bob, fringe, and curls definitely make a great combination! You can either go for blunt bangs that sit on your brows, or opt for choppy baby bangs like this. Either way, your short curly hair will definitely have an extra zing!

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Messy chic.

2. Messy-ish

We always love messy styles! If you want to go for a short tousled curly hairstyle but don’t want your hair falling and covering your eyes, you can use a pretty head band to keep hair away from your face.

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Glammed up curls.

3. All glammed up

Here’s a sexy, glammed up version. Depending on the type of the curls you’ll make and the way you would style it, your short curly hair can either have a sweet laidback vibe, or a totally sexy sophisticated look.

So go curl that short hair of yours and rock these looks!


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