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!
Chic Hairstyles for Short Curly Hair
1. Curly Medium Bob
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
You can cut the back and sides really short, then leave the top long for your curls to shine.
10. Wavy and Textured Bob
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This haircut gives your short curly hair a tousled look for that effortlessly casual and edgy vibe.
24. Curly Bob with Hat
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
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.