Contrary to popular belief, short haircuts can work in any curly girl’s favor as long as she finds the right cut for her face shape and curl type. There are so many ways you can style your new short hair whether you have a pixie, bob or lob. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our most favorite short haircuts for curly hair. Read on to get some inspiration:
Short Haircuts for Curly Hair: 36 Looks to Love
1. Extra Short Fro
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably obsessed with the pixie haircut. For this short curly haircut, it’s all about working with your natural texture.
2. Pixie Ringlets
If you have a longer pixie, you can opt for this ringlet style. To get the look may take a little bit of extra time and effort depending on how chunky you want your curls to be. Use a comb or your hands to coil clean, damp hair into coils and allow your hair to dry before loosening. If you want to try short curly hair with bangs, simply coil a section of hair towards your face and you’ve got a stylish fringe.
Tired of the same old short haircuts for curly hair? Kick it up a notch with an edgy style. Take cues from the mohawk haircut to recreate this short curly style.
4. The Classic ‘Fro Cut
Want an easy way to style your short naturally curly hair? Fro it out! Wash, dry and pick it out until you get the volume and shape you fancy.
5. Soft, Chic and Simple Curly Cut
Who doesn’t love hairstyles for short curly hair that require little to no effort at all? We sure do! To keep your curls in check, opt for sleeping with a comfy set of sponge rollers at night.
6. High Top Curly Cut
If you’re growing out your naturally curly hair but want a specific shape like a high top and low sides, consider this high top curly cut. Styling is fairly easy but you must keep up with your trims to maintain the shape.
7. Off-Duty Cool Curly Cut
In the mood for laid-back short haircuts for curly hair? This is one of the reasons why we love the pixie. On lazy days, smooth your curls back with a fingertip amount of some gel and your style is complete.
8. Textured Short Cut
Wondering what to do with short curly hair with a beautiful thick texture? Embrace it! Allow your cut to help you display the beauty of your curly hair.
9. Boyish Curly Cut
Borrow this look from the boys and show them who’s boss! Obviously, girls do it better!
10. Dark Brown Bob
After you’ve found the short haircuts for curly hair you love, there’s nothing wrong with giving it a bit of an update with a fresh new color. We love the look of a warm brown tone on a bob during any season.
11. Platinum Curly Bob
Brown tones not your thing? Platinum hues are always in style as well. Go for this striking blonde look on your curly bob.
12. Half Up-Half Down Bob Haircut
We’re not tired of this trend, and you shouldn’t be either. To create the look, pull the top section of your short naturally curly hair into a mini ponytail and secure with a hair elastic.
13. Bedhead Curly Bob
Undone hairstyles are not yet a thing of the past. Recreate natural short curly hairstyles like this by focusing in creating the lived in texture. You can either gently tease your curls with a comb when styling, or use your fingers to create the bedhead a.k.a lived-in look.
14. Wavy Bob
What to do with short curly hair with looser curl patterns? Well, you have plenty options but you can’t ever go wrong with the classic bob. We love the vintage finger wave-inspired look of this style above.
15. Balayage Curly Bob
Give your short curly haircut a natural looking color job with the balayage method. Need ideas for dark hair? We have plenty gorgeous dark balayage ideas to choose from.
16. Side Part Bob
This is such a quick and easy short curly style for natural hair textures. Get the look by parting your hair to the side and creating two strand twists with gel to set your curl. Once dry, loosen the hair and fluff.
17. Blonde Curly Lob
There’s nothing like leaving the salon with a fresh cut, color and bouncy curls. Go for this golden blonde hue, trendy lob length, and this loose curl effect.
18. Beach Wave Lob
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t wear a beach wave hairstyle past the summer season. Recreate this look at anytime with the help of some salt spray and scrunching.
20. Asymmetrical Curly Cut
What makes this curly lob stand out is the asymmetrical shape. To get the look, ask your stylist to create some depth by leaving the front longer than the back.
21. Long Bob
Thinking of a curly cut but still want to be able to wear your hair up into a ponytail? The long bob cut is extremely versatile and super cute!
22. Loose Curly Lob
Got a looser curl pattern? No problem. If you still want the flexibility of changing up your look from time to time, play it safe with a lob haircut.
23. Off-Center Curly Lob
When you’re itching to change up your short cut a bit, an easy styling trick is to change your hair part. Try this off-center hair part a.k.a our new favorite ways to part hair.
24. Ash Brown
Whether you choose to get the look on your own with box dye or with the help of a professional, we can’t see how anyone could go wrong with this ash brown color. Give the look a shot this season on your short curly hair.
25. Lob With Bangs
Give your lob extra volume and fullness with some curly bangs.
26. Classic Buzzed Cut
If you’re truly bold and brave, then try out this classic buzzed cut.
27. Buzzed Pixie
Want to try out some edgy natural hairstyles for short hair? One of our favorites is the buzzed pixie! Pro tip: keep your buzzed pixie tamed and in control by spritzing some Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray after styling.
28. Side Fade
Only a true fashionista can rock this side fade. Whether you go for a simple fade or one with a cool design, it will automatically upgrade your short hairstyles for natural hair in an instant.
29. Side Parted Bob
Part your bob to the side to give it a cooler and fuller look.
30. Box Braided Bob
Contrary to popular belief, box braids aren’t just for long hair. You can rock your short locks in some awesome box braids, too!
Skipping the shower today? Create a fun in-between shower look by spraying some Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Dry Shampoo on your tresses to control oil, and then grabbing your favorite bandana.
32. Classic Bob
You can never top this classic style.
33. Curly Pixie
Create a voluminous short look by letting your curls grab the spotlight in this pixie. Give them some extra definition by making SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment a part of your regular routine.
34. Overgrown Buzzed Cut
If you’re trying to grow out your buzzed cut, then rock this overgrown look effortlessly.
35. Short Afro
This afro is short and sweet, and we can never get enough of it. To give your afro some definition while controlling unruliness, try using the TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel when styling.
36. Mini Mohawk
This teeny-tiny mohawk has some major edge to it.