Perfect short curly hairstyles might seem an elusive goal for some. We set out to discover the variations on this easy style for the curly-haired gal. And no matter your style--cute and sexy, or sophisticated and worldly--you will wow them with your tousled waves, bouncy spirals, or springy coils.
Problems arise when your curly do turns into a curly don't on humid days. We found that with the right cut it is possible to accentuate those curls no matter what the weather. Our recommendations span from our love for short curly hair styles to a tousled bob. With a well-chosen haircut, curly hair maxes out with half the effort, whether you don short curly hair styles or curly tousled locks. Either way, you will look great.
The beauty of the right cut is the relatively low maintenance required, letting you play up your texture and volume. For short curly hair styles we found a way for you to get perfectly coiffed, defined curls, whether you’re into pixie cuts, crops, bobs, or lobs. Discovering the beauty of your curls is just a matter of choosing the right cut for you!
1. What Is a Curly Hairdo
Short curly hairstyles will flatter most face shapes, including pear, round, oblong, oval, heart and diamond shapes. Today, curly hair is a stand out from the typical straight and sleek hair. Women are embracing their natural attributes, such as their eyebrows and complexion, and bold curly hair is a natural addition. There are many styles you can achieve with the right cut. We will explore your options in this article.
2. What Does a Short Curly Hairdo Do?
Short curly hairstyles guarantee a more youthful appearance. The most radical aspect of a curly hairdo is you can really be you. Want to be a punk? There are short curly hairstyles for that. Want to look sophisticated? There is a short curly hairstyle for that. Want to look professional? There is a hairstyle for that. Whatever your style, there is a perfect curly hairstyle to achieve your goal.
3. How Does a Short Curly Hairdo React?
There is nothing like the perfect cut for your curly locks. Once you determine the best hairstyle for the contours of your face, short curly hairstyles will fall in place every time. The great thing about the cuts we will explore below is that they will bring out the best in your curly hair or curly frizzy hair with perfection.
4. Where Can You Achieve Your Hair Goals?
Become familiar with the language of short curly hairstyles. Then you can go to just about any hairstylist and request the look you want. Below you will see a variety of short curly hairstyles. Be sure to understand the complexities of cut, layers, and style so that you can achieve your best results from your hairstylist.
How We Reviewed
We considered several factors needed to determine the short curly hairstyles best for you. We found that many of the short curly hairstyles will look good on more than one face shape. It will come down to selecting a short curly hairstyle to fit your own style. All you need do is request your hairstylist to turn you into the short curly hairstyles goddess of your dreams.
We have broken down the short curly hairstyles by style, ideal face shapes, and hair thickness. You will definitely find something here for you.
Overall Price Range of Short Curly Hairstyles
We want you to have a good haircut vocabulary as you perfect your look in a short curly hairstyle. The price range for a classic cut can range between $40.00 to $300.00, depending on your stylist's skill level and training background and the complexity of your hair and the cut you want.
What We Reviewed
10. Layers & Levels
Heavy Bottom Bob
This is the new cut coming to a hair salon near you. Heavy ends on the bob creates amazing texture and volume. Be sure to add the bangs, as this will be perfection for your final look. This is the perfect cut for thick curly frizzy hair. You will always look good with the Heavy Bottom Bob.
Short N' Curly Bob
Naturally curly, frizzy hair has met its match with the short n' curly bob. This is the perfect blend for upscale events, or casual fun, and it is easy to maintain, too. A short bob is one of the great hairstyles for naturally curly hair. We love it so much because it is one of the easiest cuts to maintain. Although it is not a great cut for very thin hair, just about anyone else with curly hair can manage the Short N' Curly Bob.
This is the perfect look for gals that have thick hair. This tomboy look is a favorite. Easily manipulate your look with a hydrating mousse to moisturize and define your thick curls while adding volume, too. This is one of those cuts that just never gets old. If you were a tomboy as a kid, you may well remember this favorite haircut. Try it as an adult and the same energy you felt as a kid will flood back. We are all loving the Pixie Boyish hairstyle.
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Another classic hair style, the Contemporary Shag has been around since the 70s and is here to stay. Your hairstylist will modernize this look on you by layering your hair and creating bangs; and BAM, the texture of your hair becomes a modern cool look! This is one of those cuts that anyone can wear with great success.
Lob It with Volume
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If your cheekbones can compete with Christy Brinkley's, this is the cut for you. The face-framing layers hit just below the cheekbones, giving you that effortless looking hair movement as you turn your head. This has to be one of the sexiest versions of the bob hairstyle, and once they lob your hair off, it becomes a swinging style that will be sure to garner attention from the crowds.
Disheveled in Layers
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We love the sexy, perfectly tousled mussed up locks you can achieve with this look. Long layers and lots of them help toss your ringlets about. Our models swear this is the ideal look for a lot of their gigs. If you are not super uptight and fussy, then you will be happy with the Disheveled in Layers hairstyle. We are all in love with this bohemian style of cut.
Short Vintage Bob
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We are not sure that anyone can rock this short vintage bob better than Sandra Dee, but you can try. That sexy, perfectly positioned bang swoosh will blow them away as you look into the eyes of your admirers. This is always the go-to hairstyle for that professional office look, too. The Short Vintage Bob wins us over with the ease and natural way it frames the face. Love it!
Who doesn't love the classic pixie? The most adorable haircut known to women, all of our models rate this as one their go-to haircut favorites. With the addition of a few long pieces in the front that bounce perfectly over the forehead, the Classical Pixie is a modern day hairstyle that will have everyone asking who did your hair. Be sure to tell your hairstylist you want the longer pieces in front. The formal term for the long parts is "disconnected pieces." Throw that in your vocabulary so you can impress your stylist.
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This is one of those looks that inspires creativity. An asymmetrical cut will keep interest and quirkiness at the top of the charts anywhere you may go. This style builds volume by stacking the heavy side with short layers to achieve an askew look. This look is fun and young.
Layers & Levels
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What is the secret to the perfect short curly hairstyle? Well it might be layers. Layers pump up the body, while more layering around the face adds definition.
Our verdict for favorite short curly hairstyles comes down to lifestyle choices and the effects of face shape, ease of style, and hair thickness.
1. Heavy Bottom Bob
Consider this cut, as it is most requested in hair salons. This bob creates great texture and excellent volume on short curly hair. If you add the bangs, you will be perfection with your final look.
2. Short N' Curly Bob
If you are one of the lucky few with natural curly hair, this may be your ideal cut. It is a low-maintenance hair style that our models and friends love.
3. Pixie Boy'ish
Thick hair? Then do it Pixie style. There are so many options once you get the mousse involved with your styling routine. This helps you quickly get the look you want without all the fuss.
4. Contemporary Shag
This may be one cut that will stand the test of time. Popular during the 70s and still rocking today, the layers, bangs, and texturing of the hair make this a cool look with a modern edge.
5. Lob It with Volume
High cheekbone gals shine at their best with this face-framing layers hit. This is a bob you will want to throw at your hairstylist and then show off to the world.
6. Disheveled in Layers
Is a sexy look what you want? Then you want that tousled, mussed-up locks look. With long layers you will attain hair nirvana.
7. Short Vintage Bob
Oh yeah; this is the perfect hairstyle, with that perfectly positioned bang swoosh that will have them begging for more. Perfect for all occasions. We all love the Short Vintage Bob!
8. Classical Pixie
Young, free and fun? Then you need the Classical Pixie hairstyle to tell the world all about it. Carefree and manicured to perfection, you will always look your best no matter what position you find yourself in. We love this cut!
9. Asymmetric Curls
All the creative gals in the room may want to aspire to the Asymmetric Curls hairstyle. This hairstyle is fun because volume is built by stacking the heavy side with short layers for that askew look. Whatever scene you are into, a cool way to wow them is with the Asymmetric Curls hairstyle.
10. Layers & Levels
Some love them and some hate them. But at one point or another you will end up with layers. Why not enjoy them with your curly hair? The layers pump up the body and create definition around your face. This concept of Layers and Levels can be used in a myriad of styles.
Ultimately, the best curly hairstyle is the one that looks good on you!