25 Ways to Rock Short Curly Hair

Discover new ways to rock your short curly hair! Check out these easy looks.

Short curly hair exudes a certain elegant, vintage vibe. Do you notice it? When you have short curly hair, your whole look becomes sophisticated—even timeless. You can even style it in different ways to suit your mood for the day. You can make it as casual and as effortless you want, or as glamorous as you can!

If you’ve been looking for ideas on how to wear short curly hair, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some easy looks for you. Check them out below!

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: 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 to smoother and softer hair.

3. 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

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.

4. 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.

5. 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!

6. 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!

7. 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!

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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 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!

Editor’s tip: Let your textured hairstyle last long by spritzing it with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a light, invisible hold, so you can rock your textured ‘do for hours. 

11. 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.

12. 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

Jazz up your short curly hair with a little bit of color. If you want to add warmth to your face, try golden brown. It gives you that sunkissed glow, like you just came from the beach.

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.

13. 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.

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 hair soft, smooth, and healthy-looking in just one minute. 

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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!

17. 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 half when you have curly half space buns. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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

18. 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.

19. Half Ponytail

Asian woman with short curly hair in a half ponytail
You only need a minute or two to create this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want to keep hair off your face? Put it in a half ponytail. Simply take a section of hair from your hairline up to your crown and tie it with a scrunchie or a hair tie. You can wear this hairstyle for curly hair when working from home, when exercising, or when doing yoga.

20. Layered Curly Lob

Asian woman with short curly hair wearing a printed dress
We’re loving the curly lob—not too short and not too long. Credit: Shutterstock

Let your short curly hair grow past your chin and just above your shoulders to achieve a medium length. Your hairstylist may want to add layers to give your curly hair a good shape.

21. Low 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.

22. Layered Curly Hair With Highlights


Asian woman with short curly hair smiling
Highlights also help showcase the shape of your curls. Credit: Garvin St. Villier from Pexels

Give more dimension to your short curly hair by adding golden brown or blonde highlights. These also help define your layers more.

23. Shag Haircut for Curly Hair

Woman with short curly hair with bangs sitting in a cafe
The shag haircut for short curly hair looks chic and edgy. Credit: Gary Barnes from Pexels

This haircut gives your short curly hair a tousled look for that effortlessly casual and edgy vibe.

24. 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.

25. 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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