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20 Short Curly Hair Ideas for Pinays

Get fab-looking curls with these easy hairstyles for short curly hair.

Short curly hair exudes an elegant, vintage vibe. When you have short curly hair, your whole look becomes sophisticated—even timeless. You can even explore various short curly hairstyles to suit your activity for the day.

Some may think that getting short hair for curly hair is not ideal because it might end up looking too big and fluffy. However, with the right layering, your haircut will work with the shape of your curls. Choosing the right hairstyle for curly hair can also help you create a flattering look.

We’ve rounded up our favorite hairstyles for short curly hair. Check them out.

Our Favorite Hairstyles for Short Curly Hair

1. Curly Medium Bob

Asian woman with short curly hair
Enjoy soft, bouncy curls with this short hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

Show off your curly hair’s natural bounce and volume by cutting it just below your chin. Nail this look by drying your curls with a hair diffuser. This way, the natural shape of your curls doesn’t get disrupted. Then, style it with a bit of mousse to help bring out your curls’ definition.

2. Curly Bob With Bangs

Asian woman with short curly hair and bangs
Spice up your curly bob by adding blunt bangs. Credit: Hariono Halim

This hairstyle for curly hair also showcases the shape of your beautiful curls, with the bangs adding a high-fashion vibe to the entire look.

Editor’s tip: Short curly hair is prone to dryness and frizz because it takes time for your natural hair oil to reach the tips. To keep your curls from getting dry, use Dove Nourishing Oil Care 1 Minute Serum Conditioner regularly. Infused with serum capsules such as coconut, argan, almond, and sunflower seed oils, and vitamin E, this conditioner deeply nourishes your hair and helps transform dry, rough strands into smoother and softer hair.

3. Brushed-Back Curly Bob

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Chill out in style with brushed-back curly hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Finger-comb your short curly hair backward to create a laid-back look. You may scrunch your curls afterward and apply a drop of hair serum to keep them soft and shiny.

4. Curly Pixie Bob

Asian woman with a curly pixie bob wearing a white blouse
You can wear your curls in a super short haircut like a pixie bob. Credit: Hariono Halim

A pixie bob is a short haircut with a length that falls somewhere between your ear and your neck. It’s a fresh and modern look that goes great with curls. Nail this look with soft and bouncy curls, which you can achieve by using moisturizing and nourishing conditioner for curly hair.

5. 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

Got 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.

6. Curly Bob With Twists

Asian woman with short curly hair wearing a green dress
Try this hairstyle when you’re having a virtual party! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want to glam up your short curly hair? Add twists! First, part your hair on one side. Then, take a small section of hair from the side with less hair, twist it, and secure it in place with a bobby pin. Add two more twists below it and secure them with bobby pins as well. When you’re done, scrunch your hair to make your curls fluffy, and you’re all set!

7. Curly Chin-length Bob With a Side Part

Asian woman with short hair curls wearing a white off-shoulder top
Want a fresh way to wear your curls? Get a chin-length bob. Credit: Shutterstock

Bring back the early ’90s look with this one-length bob hairstyle for curly hair. 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!

8. Curly Bob With Beret

Asian woman with short curly hair wearing a red beret
A red beret looks exquisite on dark, curly hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Give your short curly hair a Parisian vibe by wearing a beret. It instantly transforms your look from simple to French-chic!

9. Short Curly Hair With a Newsboy Cap

Woman with short curly hair wearing a cap
Wearing a newsboy cap is a good way to update your curly ‘do. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want something more casual and edgy, go for a newsboy cap. Just make sure to scrunch your curls before putting your cap on to boost your hair’s volume and keep it from getting outshone by your hair accessory.

10. Curly Brown Bob

Asian woman with short brown curly hair
Leave your roots dark to give depth to your look. Credit: Shutterstock

Liven up your curls by dyeing them! Brown helps bring out your curls’ shape and texture without straying too far from your naturally dark Asian hair.

11. Short Curly Pixie Cut

Asian woman with short curly pixie cut wearing eyeglasses
A short, curly pixie cut looks light and fresh. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

You can cut the back and sides really short, then leave the top long for your curls to shine.

12. Wavy and Textured Bob

Short Curly Hair: Asian woman with messy wavy bob wearing a denim jacket
Relaxed waves make your bob laidback and chic. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you have wavy to slightly short curly hair, try this hairstyle. 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!

13. Half Updo for Short Curly Hair

Asian woman with short curly hair in a half updo
Want an easy but heat-turning curly hairstyle? Try this half updo. Credit: Studio Philippines from Canva

Got a curly medium bob? How about a curly lob? Try this half updo. To create this hairstyle, divide your hair into two horizontal sections. Take the upper half and tie it on your crown using a fabric hair tie. You can also make it into a half-up bun and secure it with bobby pins.

14. Wavy Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a wavy pixie cut wearing long sleeves
Use an anti-frizz shampoo to keep g your wavy pixie cut looking smooth. Credit: Nichole Sebastian from Pexels

Of course, you can cut your wavy hair and make it as short as a pixie cut. This short haircut even lets you show off your gorgeous jawline, so go ahead and try it.

15. Golden Brown Curly Bob

girl wearing a blue top is looking out and sporting short curly hair
Brown curly hair? We love it! Credit: Shutterstock

Add warmth to your face by dyeing your curls golden brown. It gives you that sunkissed glow, like you just came from the beach.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Shampooing your short curly 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 to keep your hair color from fading. Its anti-fade technology works by providing a waterproof film that coats your strands to seal and lock the color in. 

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner

To get the best results, use TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner

16. Purple Curly Bob

Asian woman with short purple hair with bangs
Don’t be afraid to choose a bold color for your short curly hair. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Let your curls ooze with personality by choosing a bold hair color like purple. Add blunt bangs to make your ‘do trendy and hip, and you’ll be sporting a unique look in no time.

Tube of Dove Keratin Repair Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Coloring and bleaching your hair can cause extreme damage. Revive your damaged strands with Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your strands to repair damage from within. It leaves your short curly hair soft, smooth, and healthy-looking in just one minute. 

17. Short Curly Hair With Clips

Asian woman with hair clips on her short hair.
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.

18. Boho Braid

Asian woman with short hair in a boho braid.
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 short curly hair while the rest of your hair is let loose.

19. Headband Braid

Asian woman with headband braid on her short 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!

20. Curly Half-Up Space Buns

Asian woman with curly half space bun hairstyle wearing a yellow jacket.
It’s half the bun but twice the fun with this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This quirky hairstyle for short curly hair adds a dose of personality to your look. It’s perfect for a fun afternoon spent chatting with your friends through a video call.

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.