Short & curly hair is probably the most charming & cheeky way to wear your mane! Below you’ll discover +50 ideas of short haircuts and easy hairstyles, all appropriate for short, curly hair!
Whether you’re into a playful & carefree look or a more glamorous, old-Hollywood aesthetic, we’re sure you’ll find just what you’re looking for.
Short, Black & Natural
This haircut seems extremely simple – but simplicity is the first element of real style. When you are blessed with such stunning short, curly hair, what more do you need to showcase its natural beauty?
Afro Bob & Bangs
Who said bangs only work well on straight hair? On the contrary! As you can see in this picture, bangs can be short, curly hair’s best friend!
Selena-Inspired Short & Curly Hair
Selena Gomez’s hair is rather medium than short in this photo, but you can still draw inspiration from her! Your mane can look amazing when styled with loose curls & a sleek middle parting.
Space Buns Half Updo
This half updo will work great on short, curly hair, highlighting its texture while also keeping unruly curls out of your face.
Red Hot Mess
Short curly hair is known for having a certain cheeky vibe, and this hairstyle fully takes advantage of that! It is fun, bold & just so easy to style! If you’re into more daring hair colors, make sure to check this list!
Lovely Buzz Cut
This lovely (pun intended) look is unique and edgy and it surely does require you to have a talented hairdresser! However, you are sure to have the coolest hairdo in the room – any room.
What a fun choice for winter! This haircut is nonconformist but stylish. Your short, curly hair will turn heads wherever you go!
Quick & Easy Updo For Short & Curly Hair
This quick & easy updo is the most basic way in which you can style your mane. However, due to the texture and eye-catching nature of curly hair, basic does not equal boring in this case.
Curly Bob With Highlights
This glossy bob with big curls is the perfect hairstyle if you’re sporting highlights, as the curly texture & natural glow will make them look at their very best!
Marilyn Inspired Short & Curly Hair
Draw inspiration from the ultimate beauty queen: Marilyn Monroe! The most famous blonde in the world was well-known for her short, stylish curls that never truly went out of fashion!
Low Bun For Short & Curly Hair
If your hair is long enough to wear it in a low bun, then you should wear it in a low bun. That’s the only condition for this hairdo that’s appropriate for all styles & occasions!
MJ Rodriguez’s Curly Bob
MJ Rodriguez’s voluminous curly bob is a look that’s just as good on the red carpet as it does in day-to-day life. You can go with either middle or side parting, whichever you prefer!
Although people tend to associate pixie haircuts with straight hair, that doesn’t have to be the case. Just look how amazing a pixie haircut can look on dark, curly locks!
Finger Waves: Version One
Everything vintage is back in style – so here is the time to learn how to wear finger waves! This hairstyle is ideal for short hair and is a total stunner.
Finger Waves: Version Two
Another version of the oh-so-vintage finger waves! This one involves slightly longer hair and a side parting to achieve a visually stunning look.
Tessa’s Short & Curly Hair
Tessa Thompson is an actress who is becoming more and more popular these days. Although people appreciate her for her roles and movies, we think that her hairstyle also deserves some praise and can be a great source of inspiration!
We can already imagine this faux hawk hairstyle for short, curly hair on a rebellious girl who wears a leather jacket & drives her motorcycle in stiletto heels!
Messy Look & Bowl Haircut
This messy yet charming haircut is the ultimate ‘I woke up like this’ look. It is ideal for getting those lowkey, cool-girl vibes.
Clamp Half Updo For Short & Curly Hair
Clamps are a lifesaver! No matter if your hair is short or long, curly or straight, a clamp half updo is a quick & easy way to look more put together. Invest in some good quality clams and make sure they match your outfit!
Liz Taylor’s Vintage Curls
Forever remaining in history as one of the most beautiful women and talented actresses in the world, Liz Taylor is also a major source of inspiration when it comes to styling your short, curly hair!
Flaming Buzz Cut
A buzz haircut is already a bold choice of hairstyle. Combined with the flame-shaped shaved detail, you will show everybody that this girl is on fire & not to be messed with!
Wine-Red Curly Lob
This lob is a perfect option for those looking to grow their short hair, or who like to keep its length somewhere between short and medium. The show-stopping element here is the elegant dark-red, wine-like color!
Asymmetrical Pixie For Short & Curly Hair
We believe that this curly, asymmetrical pixie haircut looks the edgiest with a hair color such as white or space grey. However, if you don’t want to appear that futuristic, you could always tone it down with a more natural shade.
Braided Updo For Afro Hair
This gorgeous updo for short, curly hair looks much more intricate than it actually is! You can have this one ready in mere minutes. And if you have a few extra minutes, make sure to check this list for even more ideas of cool updos for short hair!
Vintage Platinum-Blonde Curls
We just can’t get our eyes off this stunning look. The big & voluminous curls and the bright platinum hair color create a vintage, glamorous & show-stopping hairstyle!
Strawberry Bob Fringes
Whether you prefer to call this hair color ‘strawberry blonde’ or ‘rose gold’, one thing is unquestionable – how alluring it looks on short, curly hair!
Braided Down-Do For Short & Curly Hair
If you love the way your short, curly hair looks without any updo but you would like to add just a little something special, this is the perfect idea for you! A cute lil’ braid will subtly add that extra touch you need.
Dita Von Teese Inspired Look
Dita Von Teese is a style icon and a modern femme fatale. Let yourself inspired by her lush, retro curls and ravishing attitude!
To achieve this look, start with a basic updo and just add a few statement butterfly hair clips. We especially love the contrast between the model’s dark hair and shiny hair clips!
Super Short Faux Fawk
This faux hawk hairstyle is fitting for very short hair, that is not curly by nature – by keeping the slides sleek and only having the middle part curly, you will look even edgier!
Asymmetrical Voluminous Bob
There is something almost cinematic about this hairstyle – we could totally see it on a rogue-ish, rebellious character. And since life imitates art, it might be just the right choice for the star of your life’s movie: Yourself!
Braided Half Updo
This half updo brings out all the texture & bounciness of short, curly hair. At the same time, it is very practical, as the braids keep unruly locks out of your face AND very stylish!
Playful Ginger Bob
Move aside, blondes, we think gingers have the most fun! This is a carefree and playful hairstyle that pairs perfectly with ginger hair.
Sophia Loren’s Short Curly Hair
The famous brunette bombshell is what we imagine when we hear ‘old-Hollywood glamour’. If you have a flair for everything vintage & lavish, you can try Sophia Loren’s hairstyle!
Add A Statement Headband
No time, mood, or skill for hairstyling? No problem! You can still look extremely fashionable by investing in a few beautiful headbands that match your style and letting them do the trick for you!
Dutch (or French) braids are a great option for hair of any length or texture. If your hair is super short and curly, however, make sure to braid them very tightly to avoid baby hairs from going rogue!
Half Updo With Dainty Headpiece
This feminine & delicate hairstyle will look best on slightly longer hair, like a lob, and on looser curls or waves.
Short Cut With Big Curls
These big, luscious curls are the ultimate sign of healthy and strong hair. Oftentimes, we choose our hairstyles and haircuts only thinking of aesthetic aspects, but we should always keep in mind that health is the most important element of beauty!
Vintage Scarf Updo
Scarfs are a great accessory and they aren’t to be worn only around your neck! Here, you can see a delightful, vintage look for short, curly hair in which a trendy, outfit-matching scarf can be the best headband you can find.
Grunge Bob & Bangs
There is something about this otherwise simple hairstyle that exudes those grungy, 90s vibes that are all at rage today. The combination of messy black locks, unruly bangs & edgy volume just does the trick!
Hello, princess! This easy ponytail, which you can replace with a bun, is the perfect updo to complement the triple, pearl-embellished crown.
Statement Hair Clips for Short & Curly Hair
Hair clips are something we usually try to hide – but what if we make them the centerpiece of our hairstyle for once? This creative look is easy to do & eye-catching, making it a great choice for everyday errands.
Pink Crease & Zig-Zag Detail
We can’t even decide which is the coolest or edgiest part of this look. The daring, neon pink color? The curly crease? The zig-zag, lightening-looking shaved detail? We only know that we adore the combination of all these elements!
This summer-ish look will be the perfect match for the free-spirited, nature-loving girls who prefer flowers to diamonds and pearls! Just arrange your hair in a quick half updo and tuck a flower behind your ear.
This side wedge haircut will look best on somebody who’s short, curly hair is on the thicker side, and has enough volume & density to play with! We also like the subtly vintage, classy aura we’re getting from it.
Formal Updo With A Headband
With a gorgeous statement headpiece like the one in the photo, you don’t need much else to get your short, curly hair ready for a formal event or party! Just put together the easiest low updo & you’re good to go.
A-Line Bob With Highlights
An A-line bob or lob with natural-looking highlights (or a balayage) is a very lowkey way to be stylish, but not overly opulent at the same time. It is also the perfect choice for more mature ladies or for those with formal jobs!
Braids For Short & Curly Hair
If you were blessed with thick natural hair but feel the need to spice up your hair routine a bit, why not go for these braids? They’re not only mesmerizing to look at, but also so versatile!
Short & Curly Ponytail
No time, no stress, no fuss, no effort – the good ‘ol ponytail is any girl’s most trusted friend when she’s in a rush or just doesn’t feel like doing anything more complicated with her hair.
If you are a bit confused about what is happening with this asymmetrical updo – well, honestly, so are we. But we can’t deny it makes us keep looking at it! So if you’re not afraid to be the center of attention, show this picture to your hairstylist and let them do their magic!
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