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111 Amazing Short Curly Hairstyles for Women To Try in 2017

Short curly hairstyles are trendy and easy to maintain.

Curly hairdos are the most youthful of all hairstyles and flatter any face shape, except for the broad, wide face type. Gone are the days when the term trendy hair meant straight and sleek hair. As more and more women now embrace their natural shape of eyebrows, complexion, and body, so is the case with their curly natural hair.

Instead of fighting with your natural hair type, why don’t you make it a statement? Have a look on these top ten curly hairdos meant for short hair.

Top 10 Short Curly Haircuts

They say short curly hair is both a curse and a blessing. If you don’t know how to style your curls to look their best, you will always find yourself looking for ways to pin and turn them into straight locks.

If you are looking for hairstyles for short curly hair, you’ve come to the right spot. Check out these cool, top ten short curly hairstyles to get an idea of what you can do to your curly hair to make it look amazing.

Short Curly Pastel Colored Pixie Haircut:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Women

Loose Boho Braid:

Curly Hairstyles for Short Hair

Chin Length Curly Bob Haircut:

Short Curly Hairstyles 2016

This chin length curly hair style perfectly frames your face and works best for women with thin curly hair.

Cute Short Curly Bob:

Short and Choppy Haircut

A short bob is one of the great hairstyles for naturally curly hair. A short messy curly bob haircut is both casual and fun, and is easy to maintain. It’s another easy hairstyle for curly frizzy hair, and even dry curly frizzy hair.

Short Curly Hairstyle for Thick Hair:

Short Curly Haircuts

Short Curly Layered Haircut:

Short Curly HaircutThis short layered curly hair style is another example of a great way to manage your curly hair. The layers help tame the curls to keep you looking amazing. This simple haircut will continue to look good as your hair lengths to medium curly hair.

Voluminous Curly Bob:

Short Curly Haircuts for women

A voluminous curly bob is good for women who seek short curly haircuts for oval faces. The volume of curls gives weight and adds interest to an oval shaped face.

Short Curly Highlighted Pixie Cut:

Cute Short Curly Hairstyles

Short Wavy Haircut:

Trendy Short Curly Hairstyles

Bangs with Curly Hair:

Short Curly Hairstyles

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Face

Women with heart shaped faces are actually blessed if they have short curly or wavy hair as it flatters their faces shape. Curls accentuate their eyes and broader forehead, and draw focus away from their pointy chin. It is advisable to keep the length of the hair below or slightly above your chin and some short bangs on the forehead will do the job.

Check out the pictures of women with heart shaped faces and how they have styled their curls to enhance their cheekbones.

Tussled Curly Do:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 1

Short Curly Bob for Over 50:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 3

Here’s an great hairstyle for 50 year old women with curly hair. It’s a great choice to make you appear younger. This is one of the nicest short curly hairstyles for 2016, and the look is timeless. Its a great hairstyle for 2017.

Cute Bouncy Curly Haircut:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 4

This cute bouncy haircut looks great on women with round faces.

Thin Blonde Curls:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 5

Side Swept Curly Hairdo:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 6

Tight Shoulder Length Curls:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 7

This is a simple hairstyle for shoulder length curly hair. Where necessary, thinning shears near the top third and lighten the curl load, and keep this hairstyle looking natural and amazing.

Wind Friendly Short Curly Do:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 8

Curly Pixie Haircut:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 9

A short curly pixie haircut is one of the best hairstyles for curly frizzy hair. By keeping the hair length short, it helps to control the frizz.

Red Shaggy Hair:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

Messy Curls in Medium Length Hair:

Short Curly Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces 2

Short Curly Hairstyles for Women with Oval Faces

The best short curly hairstyles for women with oval faces should draw up the cheekbones so the face looks more rounded as you see in following pictures.

Short Bob with Bangs:

Short bob with bangs

Curly Side Swept Bob:

Don’t back comb your curls because it will further lengthen your oval face.

Curly Side Swept Bob

Short Bob With Thin Hair:

Your aim is to create volume and all one length hair is not your best bet. Boho curls are also a good choice for oval faces as you see in this picture.

Short bob with thin hair
Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Sweet Curly Hairdo:Sweet Curly Hairdo

Here’s a sweet look for women with short curly hair.


Pixie with Bounce Haircut:

Pixie with Bounce

Wind Friendly Medium Bob Cut:

Wind Friendly Medium Bob Cut
Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Part A Line Bob:

Part A Line Bob

Combed Back Short Pixie:

Combed Back Short Pixie

Blonde Bob:

Blonde Bob

Side Swept Wavy Bob:

Side Swept Wavy Bob
Short Curly Haircuts for Broad Faces:

Women with full cheekbones and chubby faces curse themselves if they have curly hair. People also tell them never to wear very short curly hairstyles since it will detract from their looks. Definitely for wide faces, very short curls on top are a big no no as you see in this picture. These very short curls will widen your face even more.

Curly hair with fat face

Curly A Line Bob:

Curly A Line Bob
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

On the other hand, loose waves kind of curls will help slim down those chubby cheeks.

Medium Bob with Highlights:

Medium Bob with Highlights

Short Tussled Bob:

Short Tussled Bob

Cute Short Bob:

Cute Short Bob

Growing Short Bob:

Growing Short Bob

Curly Bob for Thin Hair:

Curly Bob for Thin Hair

With asymmetrical bangs on the forehead, you can slim the width of your forehead while looking fabulous at the same time. Here is an easy look for women with thin curly hair with bangs.

Tussled Short Bob:

Tussled Short Bob

Highlighted Spiral Curls:

Highlighted Spiral Curls

Short Curly Hairstyles for Thin Hair

The key to style short curly hair of this type is to increase the volume as much as possible. Curls and waves already add to the actual volume of the hair so one can easily do one’s hair. Cropped cuts or shags are the best choice for women with short curly hair because you can effortlessly achieve volume.

Shag for Thin Curly Hair:

Shag for Thin Hair

Messy loose waves also look nice especially when you comb them to the opposite side –

Side Swept Medium Thin Hair:

Side Swept Medium Thin Hair

Sexy Bob Haircut:

Sexy Bob Haircut

Tussled Growing Bob Cut:

Tussled Growing Bob Cut

Medium Bob with Highlights:

Medium Bob with Highlights

Blown Out Bob for Thin Hair:

Blown Out Bob for Thin Hair

Spiral Curls for Thin Hair:

Spiral Curls for Thin Hair

Sexy Layered Bob:

Sexy Layered Bob

A feather cut for curly hair is another way to tame the curls. It’s a delicate cut, and therefore works best for women with thin curly hair.

Short Curly Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Thanks for staying with us! Here are more pictures of haircuts for women with short naturally curly hair. When people talk about naturally curly hair, they frequently mean thick curly hair, or frizzy curly hair, or even thick, frizzy curly hair. This type of hair can be the most challenging to style.

We often find women with thick curly hair complaining that they don’t see a way to tame their thick curls. Here we have a few examples of short curly hairstyles for thick hair to give you a mesmerizing hairstyle that can be achieved with thick tresses. This hairstyle is fun and sensational at the same time and with a little texture, you can bring this short haircut to life.

Fun Bob Hairdo:

Fun Bob Hairdo

Refining your thick waves with a curling iron will help achieve this look:

Define Your Curls on Medium Length:

Curls on Medium Length

Thick Curly Short Bob:

Thick Curly Short Bob

Apply a styling mousse and sit your hair with finger tips to get these cute effortless hairdos:

Side Swept Curls Medium Length:

Side Swept Curls Medium Length

Sweet Bob with Bangs:

Sweet Bob with Bangs

Layered Bob for Thick Hair:

Layered Bob for Thick Hair

Short Curly Hairstyles for Long Faces

With a long face shape, your aim is to create width and your curls can help you in that. Curls not only cover up a wider forehead but you can also add some loose waves along your temples to create width. Chin length curly hair are an ideal choice among short curly hairstyles for women with long face.

Chin Length Blonde Bob:

Chin Length Blonde Bob
Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Short Bob with Highlighted Roots:

For some change, you can straighten your curls to create a graceful look like you see in this picture:

Short Bob with Highlighted Roots

Highlights also add to the looks so don’t be afraid to try something unique.

Curly Layered Bob:

Curly Layered Bob

Asymmetrical Short Bob:

Asymmetrical Short Bob

Thin Curls with Bangs:

Thin Curls with Bangs

Short Pixie Cut for Long Face Type:

Short Pixie Cut for Long Face Type

Short Curly Hairstyles with Bangs:

Take your short curls to the next level with these interesting bangs. Bangs whether you make in the form of softer bouncy curls or flowing waves, create an effect of lust and being desired.

Sexy Bangs with Curls:

Sexy Bangs with Curls

Side Swept Short Bob:

Side Swept Short Bob

You can also add a few traditional bangs on the forehead that look real cute –

Cute Bob with Bangs:

Cute Bob with Bangs

Another option for short curly hair is bangs. Here is a cute hairstyle for women with an oval face.

Side Swept Wispy Bangs:

Side Swept Wispy Bangs

Shag with Messy Bangs:

Shag with Messy Bangs

Bangs for Thin Hair:

Bangs for Thin Hair

Short Curly Hairstyles with Weave

Weaves are one of the relatively new curly hairstyles for short hair. With weaves, you don’t need too much effort to look chic; all you need to do is to tighten your curls even more.

Asymmetrical Bob with Weave Curls:

Asymmetrical Bob with Weave Curls

But take care of following the same direction while you run the curling iron through your hair. Weaves curly hairdos are quick, contemporary, and can also turn a shoulder length into a short bob.

Center Part Medium Length Weave:

Center Part Medium Length Weave

Side Swept Short Weave Bob:

Side Swept Short Weave Bob

Weave Bob with Bangs:

Weave Bob with Bangs

Medium Length Hair with Weave Curls:

Medium Length Hair with Weave Curls

Short Curly Hairstyles With Layers

Women with short curly hair dislike their hair because whenever they get a haircut, it disappears after the first wash. Here we will show you how you can add layers to your short curls. Ask your hairstylist to give you some random layers especially if you have thick hair.

Short Curly Hairstyles With Layers 2016

Short Curly Hairstyles With Layers 2016

Short Layered Shag:

Or you can have layers that can be styled like shag. If you have thin hair, these shaggy layers will give a volumised look.

Short Layered Shag

Blown Out Short Layers:

For a sweeter look, try these blown out short layers.

Blown Out Short Layers

Pixie with Bangs:

Pixie with Bangs

Medium Length Spiral Layers:

Those who have spiral curls can go for these sharp layers that will reduce the volume of their hair.

Medium Length Spiral Layers
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Spiral Layers with Highlights:

Spiral Layers with Highlights
Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Short Curly Hairstyles with Braids

Braids look incredibly pretty in short curly hair. If you have fairly uncontrollable waves, braids can be tricky. Headband braids are good for loose curly hair as you notice in the picture –

Headband Braid on Bob:

Headband Braid on Bob

Braid on Cropped Hair:

For cropped curls, try this loose boho braid.

Braid on Cropped Hair

Halfway Braids:

For thick curly hair, these halfway braids work best, where the braid begins at the crown and is left loose halfway down the crown.

Halfway Braids

Center Part Braided Curls:

Center Part Braided Curls

Then we have traditional black braids to catch seriously wild curls.

Traditional Black Braids:

Traditional Black Braids

Short Curly Hairstyles with Shaved Side

Curly hair with shaved side can make a real statement when you style them with some effort. Check out these ideas for the most stylish undercut curls.

Undercut Curls with Hair Color Boost:

Undercut Curls with Hair Color Boost

Blonde and Black Undercut Curls:

Blonde and Black Undercut Curls

Conservative Mohawk Hairstyle:

For this punk beauty, you can take out your hair to a whole next level. The best advice is to leave a few strands of hair to cover your shaved side for more conservative occasions.

Conservative Mohawk Hairstyle

Growing Pixie with an Undercut:

Growing Pixie with an Undercut

Wispy Bangs on Shaved Side:

Wispy Bangs on Shaved Side

Spiral Curls on Cropped Head:

Spiral Curls on Cropped Head

Undercut for Thin Hair:

Undercut for Thin Hair

Spiral Curls with a Bold Undercut:

Spiral Curls with a Bold Undercut

Headbands for Short Curly Hair:

Another easy way keep hair, is by wearing headbands for curly hair. Headbands and curly hair are a natural pair because the band helps keep the curls in check. Headbands come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and materials so it should be pretty easy to find one that you love and complements your looks. Lets get on to some of the best headband hairstyles for curly hair.

Spiral Curls done with a Sparkly Headband:

Spiral Curls and Sparkly Headband

A sparkly headband like you see in the above picture can complement any party dress. Sometimes headbands help conceal the greasy part of your curls. Other times, the headband is just an easy way to keep t

Casual Headband Look:

Casual Headband Look

Summer Hairdo with Headband:

Short Curly Hairstyles with Headbands

Natural Flowers Headband Look:

Natural Flowers Headband Look

Floral and diamante filled headbands are a perfect choice for curly hair on a special event such as a wedding. Sometimes, a headband is the only thing we need to create short curly hairstyles.

Updo for Curly Hair and Headband:

Updo for Curly Hair and Headband

Weddings and proms can be a great opportunity to show off your stylish curly hair. Whether you are the bride, bridesmaid, flower girl, or prom girl, you’ll benefit from adding elegance to your curly hair.

Weddings traditionally favor a short curly updo hairstyle. If you seek a wedding hairstyle for short curly hair, consider an updo with a headband to keep curls in place. The secret is a jeweled headband that adds a touch of elegance to your wedding hairstyle. If your hair isn’t long enough for an updo, a short curly bob with a headband can still work for a wedding hairdo.

Headband Style for Wedding:

Headband Style for Wedding

Hippie Style Headband Curls:

Hippie Style Headband Curls

Short Curly Hairstyles with Highlights

Highlights seem ultra-flattering for most hair colors and you can not only create an illusion of volume, but it also makes you look younger in some cases.

Pixie with Highlights:

Pixie with Highlights

Center Part Curls with Highlights:

Center part curls with highlights

The softer hues of auburn saturate the tender strands of hair making a subtle difference of light –

Age-defying Highlights:

Age-defying Highlights

Pixie with Highlighted Bangs:

Pixie with Highlighted Bangs
Light Blonde Bob:

Light Blonde Bob

Layered Bob with Highlights:

Layered Bob with Highlights

Short Curly Hairstyles with Rollers

The choice of rollers depends on the curl pattern and those with natural curls should avoid curling iron because they only need to give their curls a nice shape.

Funky Short Curls:

funky short curls

Heatless Curly Do:

Another interesting look achieved with heatless rollers is seen here:

Heatless Curly Do


Casual Black Curls:

For casual rolled out look, you can leave normal size Velcro rollers in your head overnight and the result will be similar to this –

Casual Black Curls

Here we have a few party looks created with no heat rollers –

Pearls Headband Curly Do:

Pearls Headband Curly Do

Bouncy Side Swept Curls:

Bouncy Side Swept Curls

Short Curly Do for Wedding:

Short Curly Do for Wedding

Short Spiral Curls:

Short Spiral Curls

Typical Black Curls:

Typical Black Curls
We hope that you have found at least one interesting hairstyle to try soon. Thank you for giving us a chance to show you our thoughts. Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions below.

















  1. I really like the look of blonde curls. However, I’m not a woman. Maybe my girlfriend would like that kind of style. I mean, after all, I do grow out my hair for her. Maybe she’ll grow her hair out for me. It’s only fair, right?

  2. I never would have thought there were this many options for short curly hairstyles. Thanks so much for the ideas!

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