FACT: Short curly hair doesn’t only look amazing (provided you get the right cut) but it’s also much easier to style. There are tons of short curly haircuts for any curl pattern, and I’ll give my best to help you narrow down your choices!
1. Short Layered Curly Haircut
This is an example of what a good haircut can do for your curls! Short layers on curly hair can change the texture of your curls and thus make your hair look more defined. This type of haircut is especially recommended for those with thin hair.
2. Curly Pixie With Tapered Sides
Unique, fun, and bold! Tapered sides are bound to boost the volume of your curly pixie haircut and that’s why we’re so in love with this unique haircut.
3. Soft Bob For Heart-Shaped Faces
Soft bob doesn’t have straight edges but a more gentle baseline. This cutting technique gives your hair extra texture, which is something most of my clients desire (including myself). Here are different types of bobs to choose from!
4. A-Line Curly Bob Cut
A-line curly bob falls longer in the front than in the back. It doesn’t have stacked layers in the back like a graduated or inverted bob. If you want to brighten up your A-line curly bob, I suggest going for a natural, sun-kissed effect by combining sandy and honey tones.
5. Choppy Haircut For 4C Curls
Reasons why we love choppy layers:
1. Choppy layers do miracles for short, thin hair.
2. Choppy layers add volume and boost hair texture of any hair type.
3. Choppy layers exude a carefree and charming vibe.
6. Neck-Length Curly Lob
A neck-length curly lob brings balance to bouncy, textured curls. A lob works well with almost all face shapes! For round faces, I suggest a longer lob for a slimming effect. Square faces should opt for a softer, wavy lob to add balance. A lob with side-swept bangs or face-framing layers helps highlight the cheekbones, so it’s reserved for heart-shaped faces.
7. Round Curly Shag For Fine Hair
Adding a frame of curls around your face doesn’t only help create more fullness but also balances your facial proportions. But that’s not all! Round curly shag draws attention to your eyes and accentuates your cheekbones! It’s one of the best curly hairstyles for women over 50.
8. Short Curly Bob-Lob
Why choose between bob and lob when you can have both, right? Lob is basically a slightly longer version of bob, so combining these two cuts is perfectly reasonable when you’re not interested in removing much length from your hair.
9. Short Curly Bob
A short curly bob is synonymous with a fun, flirty vibe! I always recommend this haircut to ladies who prefer short hair with a bit of volume. Perfection.
10. Short Frizzy Curly Haircut
If you want to embrace your natural curls and aren’t ready for drastic changes, then short frizzy curls are the best bet! For that, you’ll need lots of short layers and minimum maintenance.
11. Short Feathery Shaggy Bob
Feather cuts are great for those with fine or thin hair because they give the illusion of thickness. This shaggy bob haircut requires minimal effort for styling and maintenance which is a big plus to most of my clients.
12. Short Curly Pixie Cut
Oval, round, and heart face shapes are born for pixie haircuts. Now, do you know what’s the best thing about a pixie haircut? This haircut falls under easy maintenance because an outgrown pixie cut can be easily styled and it looks so modern.
13. Short Curls With A Deva Cut
The Deva cut is created on dry hair by cutting each curl according to its natural shape. That way we (read: hairdressers) know exactly how your curls will look as they fall. This cutting technique is specifically reserved for people with wavy, coily, and curly hair (especially 3C curls).
14. Side-Parted Short Curly Bob For Thin Hair
A side-parted short curly bob will perk up your curls and make your hair appear fuller. I always recommend this type of haircut to those with thin hair.
15. Soft-Framing Pixie Cut
60’s soft framing pixie cut brings lots of fullness to any type of curls and gives you that soft framing effect around your face. This beautiful haircut will frame your features in the most chic way.
16. V-Shaped Haircut For 4C Curls
To ladies with 4C and 3C curly hair: opt for a V or U-shaped haircut for the illusion of length and more balanced texture of your curls. For a unique look, I recommend a color-blocking technique (pairing contrasting colors), as seen in the picture above. It’s one of the most popular curly hair color ideas.
17. Chin-Length Stacked Curly Bob
Both stacked and layered bobs have lots of layers and the difference between the two lies in the type of layers. A stacked bob has angled layers that create a graduated, sharper look, whereas a layered bob is a straight cut with short, long, or choppy layers. Both types of curly bobs are a godsend for older women because they bring that youthful vibe into the equation.
18. Short Curly Wolf Cut
A bad haircut can make large curls look bulky and shapeless. A short curly wolf cut provides the required structure and volumizing effect to big curls. It’s one of my favorite baddie curly hairstyles!
19. Curly Pixie Cut With Undercut
The curly pixie cut with undercut is ideal for those who want a versatile and low-maintenance look that highlights the texture of their curls. This all-occasion short curly hairstyle will show off both your volume and personality.
20. Short Curly Haircut With Bangs
BANGS GUIDE: Square or heart-shaped faces look best with feathered bangs because they add softness to their features. Blunt-cut bangs are reserved for oblong face shapes, while round faces look best with side-swept or curtain bangs. Now, what about oval-shaped faces? They can pull off just about any type of bangs!
21. Loosely Curled Shag Cut
This loosely curled shag cut with face-framing angles looks best on square and rectangular faces because it helps soften their features. Pro tip: If you have a square or rectangular face shape, you should avoid long layers as they lengthen the face.
22. Mini Curly Bob With Piecey Bangs
Curly hair with bangs will always be on-trend! A mini curly bob with piecey bangs is perfect for thick hair. Piecey bangs are defined bangs with separated strands, and a choppy cut gives them a messy vibe no one can stay indifferent to.
23. Graduated Bob With Bangs
A graduated (stacked) bob is made up of layers that seamlessly transition from one length to another. Angled and graduated bobs are a godsend for those with rounder faces because they help elongate their features. Furthermore, bobs with bangs look amazing in curly updos.
24. Short Curly Haircut For Square Faces
This short curly hairstyle helps balance the features of square faces. Besides that, it also helps keep your curls in place in a fashionable and neat way.
25. A-Line Curly Cut With Honey Golden Highlights
A-line cut is shorter in the back and longer in the front. This length graduation may be subtle or drastic depending on your preferences and face shape. To accentuate curl movement, I suggest going for a sun-kissed look.