Short Curly Hair: 3 Flattering Styling Ideas to Update Your Look

Want to revive your curly short hair? Then you’re in luck, but warning: these hairstyles for short curly hair are seriously hot!

We admit it, short curly hair really isn’t the easiest of hair types to style. The good news: there are tons of simple styling techniques and hair hacks that can help you to update your short cut into a flattering ‘do. Since we are all about embracing your natural texture (and we think you should, too!), we’re sharing three of the chicest hairstyles for short curly hair that’ll help you to rock your curls with ease! Intrigued? Read on to check out how you can wear these fun and cute short curly hairstyles, today!

Short curly hair: High top black afro curls
The flattering high top is a cute short curly hairstyle idea. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

1. Curly High Top

If you have ultra-coily, afro hair, then you may want to consider opting for a fashion-forward high top, to showcase the natural texture of your curls! With a little extra height on top, this retro style will effortlessly highlight all of your features, by sweeping your curls up and off your face. Oh, and you might to dig out those statement earrings for this look, too – trust us, they’ll really pop with this short haircut!

And if that wasn’t enough of a reason to be madly in love with this ‘do, it gets even better, thanks to the fact that it requires minimal styling effort in the mornings. Nope, we’re not pulling your leg: just fluff out your high top and give it a quick spritz of Dove Style + Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray, for a flexible and shiny finish!

Psst! Don’t forget to check out our tutorial by our favorite natural-haired vlogger Mini Marley to learn how to nail party-perfect curly short hair.

Short hairstyles for curly hair: Woman with pixie cut light brown curls
The pretty pixie crop is one of our favorite short hairstyles for naturally curly hair. Photo credit:

2. Curly Pixie Crop

Thought a pixie crop was just reserved for those with straight hair? Think again! A cropped ‘do, when cut correctly, will actually work to complement your curls, by making them appear more defined and bouncy. When visiting the salon, simply ask for a pixie crop that’s slightly longer on top, and to have your hair thinned out a little, too. Remember, the lighter your curls, the bouncier they’ll be!

To style short hairstyles for naturally curly hair like this one and to really help it stand out from the crowd with a nice shine, apply Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to your damp hair, and allowing them to air-dry. This will help tame and smooth your curls, and give them a high-impact finish!

Hairstyles for short curly hair: woman with a short bob deep side parting in her brown curly hair
The beautiful short bob with deep side parting is a simple short curly hair idea. Photo credit:

3. Short Bob with Deep Side Part

Looking for laid-back, romantic short hairstyles for curly hair that flatters any face shape? Then you’ve got to get a short curly bob! The length of this casual-looking hairdo should be cut between your nose and your lips, but cover your ears – this is the ideal length, as it allows you enough hair to adapt your look, as well as perfectly framing your face.

Once you’ve got your short bob haircut, you’ll need to style your mane. Scrunch Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum onto your damp hair and style into a deep side parting, before letting your curls air-dry. This way they’ll dry fluffy, but not frizzy! Curl hair perfection!

Looking for more cute hairstyles for short curly hair? Then you’ve got to check out these awesome short haircuts for 2016!