Easy Hairstyles for Short Curly Hair You Can Do at Home

Discover new ways to rock your short curly hair!

Do you ever feel like your short curly hair is stuck in a time warp? It’s hard to find inspiration to update your look when taming your curls already takes so much time and energy. But nailing a fabulous hairstyle for your short curly hair doesn’t always have to be complicated. Even simple curly hairstyles can freshen up your look and can even help make you feel good. We think you just need ideas to get you started, so here are cute curly looks that you can try. We promise, doing these hairstyles is almost as easy as ignoring it!

1. Wavy and Textured Bob

wavy textured bob hairstyles for short curly hair
Go for texture. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you have wavy to slightly curly hair, this ‘do will work for you. It’s super stylish and would definitely give your short curly hair a lot of character and sass. Play with your hair’s natural volume and texture, let some strands fall stylishly on your face, chin up, and walk the streets like they’re your own personal runway!

Editor’s tip: Keep the volume and texture in your hair with TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo. Just a few spritzes of this product will help give more body to your curls. Using dry shampoo also helps get rid of dirt and excess oil on your hair and scalp.

2. Messy Curly Updo

short curly hair updo hairstyle
You can always just put it up! Credit: IMAXtree

This is one of those times when you can take advantage of your hair type. There are two things that make you and this hairstyle an ideal match. For one, you sure can work with messy. Secondly, it’s easier to create an updo even with short hair because you can just pin your hair up any which way because your curls will just camouflage the imperfections anyway.

3. Curly Bob with Fringe

short curly hair with bangs
Just add bangs! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Imagine yourself wearing this hairstyle (with a smile, of course)—you’d look totally cute! Wearing your bob down like this would showcase your beautiful curls, with the bangs adding a dash of runway fashion to the entire look.

4. Curly and Dyed

girl wearing a blue top is looking out and sporting short curly hair
Adding color to your curly hair gives it more life. Credit: Shutterstock

Jazz up your short curly hair with a little bit of color. If it’s your first time to dye your hair, you can be safe by going for different shades of brown. They give your look a makeover sans the drastic change.

Editor’s tip: Shampooing your hair daily with an ordinary shampoo won’t help keep its color vibrant for a long time. Choose TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner to keep your hair color from fading.

5. Curly Hair with Clips

girl wearing a colorful top shows off her short curly hair with pearl accessories
Wearing hair clips is a quick way to style your hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Make your curly hair look fresh and trendy by wearing cute hair clips. This look is perfect even if you’re staying indoors, as you can be creative with choosing the style of hair clips to suit your activity and mood for the day.

6. Layered Curly Bob

girl wearing suspenders has sunglasses on her top and smiles with her short curly hair
Use a curling wand to help style curly hair. Credit: Shutterstock

If you have loose curls that often frustrate you because they seemingly refuse to cooperate? A few layers may be all you need to help distribute your hair’s natural volume. Then, you can further shape your curls using a curling iron.

Editor’s tip: Always spray heat protectant like VO5 Heat Protect Spray on your hair before you curl or blow-dry it. This spray can protect your hair from up to 230°C heat and prevent damage. It also leaves your hair smooth and shiny. 

7. Wavy Hair with Boho Braid

girl wearing a white top with short curly hair smiles beautifully
Small braids are a great accent to curly hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want to look boho-chic? Then, these small braids will do the trick. Just make them run down one side of your hair while the rest of your hair is let loose. You’ll surely have a great day all day!

8. Headband Braid

Asian woman with headband braid on her short curly hair
This is a cute ‘do you can wear in school, at work, or at parties! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Look and feel presko on a hot day by creating a headband braid on your curly bob. It’s one of the easiest hairstyles for short curly hair, and you can do it in a couple of minutes!

9. Curly Half Space Buns

Asian woman with curly half space bun hairstyle wearing a yellow jacket
It’s half the bun but twice the half when you have curly half space buns. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want a quirky hairstyle? Style your curly bob or lob this way, and you’ll definitely add a dose of personality to your look. It’s perfect for a fun afternoon spent chatting with your friends through a video call.

10. Wavy Bob with Deep Side Part

Asian woman with short wavy hair wearing a white blouse and black skirt
Create an elegant look by pinning or clipping one side of your wavy bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This is an easy but elegant way to style your curly or wavy hair. Go for the wavy bob with deep side part if you want to look polished for that client pitch. It’s also an easy way to look smart and professional for your daily conference calls with your boss.

11. Curly Bob with Hat

Easy hairstyles for short curly hair: girl wearing red sunglasses and hat has curly hair
Hats are not just an accessory but a protective gear too. Credit: Shutterstock

Out for a quick grocery run? Protect your curls with a native hat. And now that it’s summer, it’s even more important to protect your hair and scalp from the sun to avoid itchy scalp and dandruff, even if you’re staying outdoors for just a short time.

12. Curly One-length Bob

Easy hairstyles for short curly hair: girl is wearing an orange sweater and sunglasses.
Maintain a cool feeling by wearing short hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Bring back the early ’90s look with this one-length bob hairstyle. Grow your short hair to chin-length and part it at the side to complete the look. If you don’t have natural curls, you can use a small-barreled curling wand to achieve those nice locks. Don’t forget to just finger-comb it to keep your curls in place!

Editor’s tip: Protect your hair from dryness and brittleness with a little help from TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist. It protects your hair from heat without giving you a heavy and greasy feeling. 

13. Luscious Big Waves

Easy hairstyles for short curly hair: girl is facing the camera and her blonde hair looks nice with waves
Short hair with waves looks stunning. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re a fan of waves like us but have short hair, fret not because you can still create big luscious waves even with your hair’s length. So, take out your large-barreled curling wand and start making big waves on your hair. Then, put a generous amount of volumizing mousse for the best-looking bouncy waves.

14. Messy Bob with Bangs

Girl is wearing a tube top dress and her curly hair looks beautifully messy
Waves + messy style = great hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

Messy hairstyles are really in today. From short and long, straight and curly hair to updos and down ‘dos, the messy effect really makes a difference. You won’t have to worry about the wind or commute because your hair’s naturally messy look will make you look even sexier.

15. Red and Wavy Pixie

Girl with red pixie cut hair is sitting on the gutter and smiling
Turn ordinary pixie hair into fabulous red pixie hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Got a box of hair dye lying around? Color your pixie cut red and bring out the fire in you. This hue is great for fair skin because it lets your skin color pop! Accentuate with hoop earrings for a casual look or chandelier earrings for more glamour and sophistication!

Now, you won’t anymore have another boring hair day with these easy hairstyles for short hair! Styling short curly hair doesn’t always have to be a wrestling match and these looks are proof.

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