Short and cute curly styles we love.
We have so many reasons to love short curly hair, but sometimes, we often complain about not knowing how to style it. There are plenty of short curly hairstyles for black women that don’t require a trip to the salon, and guess what? We tracked down the best styles just for you!
Scroll through the gallery for inspiration and read on for some insights on each look:
1. Curly Bangs
Some say curly hair girls shouldn’t get bangs. We think curly bangs are a hit. Here’s a tip: Make sure your bangs are cut on dry hair, as wet hair shrinks when dried and you might lop off more than you intended.
2. Big Curly Afro
One of the most effortless short curly hairstyles for black women is the curly afro. Pick your curls out until you get the size you want.
3. Blonde Curly Updo
Gather your curls into a high ponytail updo. Pull some curls toward the front of your face for a little fringe action.
4. Brushed-Out Curls
Brush your curls out to create this pillow soft effect. Use a styler like Suave Professionals Define & Shine Serum Gel to lock in moisture and add shine while styling.
5. Curly Pixie
The pixie cut will forever be one of our favorite cuts. Wear it straight or with defined tight curls. Use a gel, like Suave Professionals Curl Defining Cream, to help define your curl pattern.
6. The Elevated Curly Afro
Try your hand at this super high curly afro style with your hair. Pick it out until you achieve the height that looks best on your face shape.
7. Half Up Curls
Want short curly hairstyles for black women that work for any occasion? Look no further than the half-up hairstyle.
8. Headband Style
The headband is coming back in full force, and you can definitely make use of this chic accessory to style just about any of our favorite short curly hairstyles for black women. Want a simple look? Try this pushed-back style above.
9. The Parted Afro
Play around with your curly afro by adding a hair part to it. Try a middle- or side-parted style.
10. High Curly Pony
Looking for easy short curly hairstyles for black women? The high curly pony (some of us call it the pineapple) is the perfect style for laid-back days.
11. Twist Out Ponytail
Whether you have a failed twist-out attempt or you want a new way to wear your twist-out style, a ponytail is always an option. Pull your hair up at the top of your crown and secure with a hair tie.
12. Ringlet Curls
You can achieve this ringlet style with the use of small flexi rods. Set your final look with a firm hold hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Level 2 Hold Curl Hair Spray.
13. Side Curls
Try this side-swept look on your short curly hair. If you need help keeping it one direction, use hair pins to secure in place.
14. Brushed Back Pixie
If you rather not have your ringlets in your face, you can brush them back. This pixie cut is so effortless and chic.
15. Stretched Curls
Want longer curls? Stretch the length of your curls by tugging at the ends while drying with your blow-dryer.
16. Transitioning Short Curly Hairstyle
In the process of transitioning to curly hair? Try this easy updo to help you transition with ease. You can wear this simple protective updo style throughout the process.
17. Teeny Afro
If you have super short curly hair, a teeny weeny afro is a fun and stylish look to try. Accessorize the look with a fun hair scarf or headband.
18. Twisted Side
Want to give your style a quick midday update? Try this twisted side updo style. This look is perfect for a night out on the town.
19. Wet Curls
Want to go for a fresh wash and go look? Use products that will give your hair high shine and definition. Try using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum for a flawless shine and minimal frizz.
20. Curly Wig
Want to test out different short curly styles without touching your real hair? Try curly wigs to update your look. Warning: Wigs are addictive! Have fun!