71 Short and Curly Hairstyles for Women (Photos)

Woman with short, curly hair.

Welcome to our epic collection showcasing short and curly hair ideas for women. Actually, we add more to the collection weekly so it’s up-to-date and current so bookmark this page for ongoing reference.

It’s not always an easy decision to cut curly hair short especially if you’re accustomed to longer hair. However, our collection of photos will give you many ideas and help you decide if it’s the right cut for you.

Photos

Here is the amazingly famous Rita Ora with her super bouncy and voluminous curly hairstyle. Her hair is short, reaching shoulder length and thin locks of the hair have been curled that give the hair extra volume and makes it look elevated.

Here is the amazingly famous Rita Ora with her super bouncy and voluminous curly hairstyle. Her hair is short, reaching shoulder length and thin locks of the hair have been curled that give the hair extra volume and make it look elevated.

Nicole Richie looks super unique with her one-of-a-kind hairstyle. This is a super short, curly bob with highly defined and rounded curls with a classic middle parting. This is one of those hairdos that is only for people with a strong heart and an aptitude to go big and bold!

Nicole Richie looks super unique with her one-of-a-kind hairstyle. This is a super short, curly bob with highly defined and rounded curls with a classic middle parting. This is one of those hairdos that is only for people with a strong heart and an aptitude to go big and bold!

Anne Hathaway is the epitome of beauty and grace, and that’s exactly how she looks here with her absolutely chic and short curly hair up-do. She seems to have come right out of a 90s magazine with this fashionable hairstyle. The hair from the front has been swept all the way back followed by twisted, knot-like curls that look wonderful. Anyone with a chiseled face structure will absolutely rock this curly look!

Anne Hathaway is the epitome of beauty and grace, and that’s exactly how she looks here with her absolutely chic and short curly hair up-do. She seems to have come right out of a 90s magazine with this fashionable hairstyle. The hair from the front has been swept all the way back followed by twisted, knot-like curls that look wonderful. Anyone with a chiseled face structure will absolutely rock this curly look!

Bobbie Eakes looks simply regal in this stunning hairstyle. The hair from the back seems to have been back-combed a little to give it texture and volume while the front has a middle half parting followed by waves like hair. The bottom has thin strands of hair that have been curled and swept a little towards the side. This look is perfect for an evening dinner or a dinner date.

Bobbie Eakes looks simply regal in this stunning hairstyle. The hair from the back seems to have been back-combed a little to give it texture and volume while the front has a middle half parting followed by waves like hair. The bottom has thin strands of hair that have been curled and swept a little towards the side. This look is perfect for an evening dinner or a dinner date.

Juliana Huff looks incredible in this curly hairdo that consists of very subtle and soft curls throughout. With a neat, pretty braid in the front, the remaining hair has soft, loose tendrils that gently fall on the face This is one of those gorgeous, regal hairdos that would perfectly complement an evening dinner or a party.

Juliana Huff looks incredible in this curly hairdo that consists of very subtle and soft curls throughout. With a neat, pretty braid in the front, the remaining hair has soft, loose tendrils that gently fall on the face This is one of those gorgeous, regal hairdos that would perfectly complement an evening dinner or a party.

Jennifer Ferrin presentsmajor hair goals with this super short and funky hairstyle. This ultra-short bob has been styled into beautiful soft and subtle curls that fall on either side of the face. Interestingly, this hairstyle gives a very innocent and a super adorable look!

Jennifer Ferrin presents major hair goals with this super short and funky hairstyle. This ultra-short bob has been styled into beautifully soft and subtle curls that fall on either side of the face. Interestingly, this hairstyle gives a very innocent and a super adorable look!

 

Katherine Heigl never fails to impress us with her extremely versatile acting skills but also her phenomenal hairstyles that always stand out. Here she is again with an amazing short, curly hairdo that has a soft, side parting. The rest of the bob has been styled into tight; round curls that make the hair look super voluminous and bouncy.

Katherine Heigl never fails to impress us with her extremely versatile acting skills but also her phenomenal hairstyles that always stand out. Here she is again with an amazing short, curly hairdo that has a soft, side parting. The rest of the bob has been styled into tight; round curls that make the hair look super voluminous and bouncy.

Anyone who loves experimenting with their hair would love this super bold and out-there kind of a hairdo. This is Rosamund Pike rocking this 90’s kind of a hairdo with a middle parting and super small, tight waves that almost look like curls. All the hair has been swept towards the back, so it is an ideal hairstyle for someone who wants to flaunt their waves and curls yet tie them up in knots or twists.

Anyone who loves experimenting with their hair would love this super bold and out-there kind of a hairdo. This is Rosamund Pike rocking this 90’s kind of a hairdo with a middle parting and super small, tight waves that almost look like curls. All the hair has been swept towards the back, so it is an ideal hairstyle for someone who wants to flaunt their waves and curls yet tie them up in knots or twists.

This is Elizabeth Banks looking super chic and fresh in this curled hairdo of hers. This hairstyle is s short bob with a middle parting and stiff waves like curls falling on either side of the face. Simple and beautiful best describe this hairstyle!

This is Elizabeth Banks looking super chic and fresh in this curled hairdo of hers. This hairstyle is s short bob with a middle parting and stiff waves like curls falling on either side of the face. Simple and beautiful best describe this hairstyle!

Carried Underwood hasn’t just given us amazing music but also some excellent hair goals that never seem to go out of style. This is yet another spectacular short curly look with a straight, side parting and slight waves on one side but more defined curls on the other side of the face. This gives the hair more structure and also makes it very voluminous.

Carried Underwood hasn’t just given us amazing music but also some excellent hair goals that never seem to go out of style. This is yet another spectacular short curly look with a straight, side parting and slight waves on one side but more defined curls on the other side of the face. This gives the hair more structure and also makes it very voluminous.

This is a classic curly, short hairstyle with a side parting and a blend of tight-loose curls that look simply beautiful. The gorgeous light brown hair dye seems to further accentuate the curly look.

This is a classic curly, short hairstyle with a side parting and a blend of tight-loose curls that look simply beautiful. The gorgeous light brown hair dye seems to further accentuate the curly look.

This is a super short curly hair-do that looks quite chic and stylish. The hair from the back seems to be less curly, and the front portion has deeply rounded curls that look fresh and bouncy.

This is a super short curly hair-do that looks quite chic and stylish. The hair from the back seems to be less curly, and the front portion has deeply rounded curls that look fresh and bouncy.

This has to be one of the most beautiful short, curly hairstyles that has a super voluminous look. The hair has a neat middle parting followed by side-swept wavy bangs. The waves transform into thin and tight curls all throughout the front and the back. This is an absolutely gorgeous curly hairdo that is best for a formal dinner or a cocktail party.

This has to be one of the most beautiful short, curly hairstyles that has a super voluminous look. The hair has a neat middle parting followed by side-swept wavy bangs. The waves transform into thin and tight curls all throughout the front and the back. This is an absolutely gorgeous curly hairdo that is best for a formal dinner or a cocktail party.

Kelly Osbourne’s transformation has finally reached its boiling point, as she was seen in a girly outfit and blond hair with curls. Very different from the style she used to wear during her younger days. Photo taken on April 26, 2006.

Kelly Osbourne’s transformation has finally reached its boiling point, as she was seen in a girly outfit and blond hair with curls. Very different from the style she used to wear during her younger days. Photo was taken on April 26, 2006.

Click here for Kelly Osbourne’s hairstyles over the years

The singer appeared at the iHeart Radio Music Festival Night 1 held on September 19, 2014 sporting her short curly hair with side bangs.

The singer appeared at the iHeart Radio Music Festival Night 1 held on September 19, 2014 sporting her short curly hair with side bangs.

Click here for Taylor Swift’s hairstyles over the years

Lady Gaga was at the Billboard’s Women in Music Brunch held at The Pierre Hotel in New York on October 2, 2009. She caught the attention of everyone with her unique blue dress with black details and her hair was styled with short tousled white-blond curls.

Lady Gaga was at the Billboard’s Women in Music Brunch held at The Pierre Hotel in New York on October 2, 2009. She caught the attention of everyone with her unique blue dress with black details and her hair was styled with short tousled white-blond curls.

Click here for Lady Gaga’s hairstyles over the years

Lady Gaga attended the Monster Cable Party at the Tube Club on September 7, 2009, in Berlin, Germany. She wore a pure black outfit, black leather cloak and a black lace mask to contrast with her short and curly white-blond hairstyle.

Lady Gaga attended the Monster Cable Party at the Tube Club on September 7, 2009, in Berlin, Germany. She wore a pure black outfit, black leather cloak and a black lace mask to contrast with her short and curly white-blond hairstyle.

Click here for Lady Gaga’s hairstyles over the years

Katy Perry sported a short wavy hairstyle with the middle being slicked back at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center, Los Angeles on February 8, 2009.

Katy Perry sported a short wavy hairstyle with the middle being slicked back at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center, Los Angeles on February 8, 2009.

Click here for Katy Perry’s hairstyles over the years

On May 7, 2018, Selena Gomez was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. She wore a beautiful long dress and paired it with a short and curly loose half up hairstyle.

On May 7, 2018, Selena Gomez was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. She wore a beautiful long dress and paired it with a short and curly loose half-up hairstyle.

Click here for Selena Gomez’s hairstyles over the years

Emma Stone was at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” premiere at CineStar, Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz on April 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. She was stunning with her short and curly pinned hairstyle and bright smile.

Emma Stone was at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” premiere at CineStar, Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz on April 15, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. She was stunning with her short and curly pinned hairstyle and a bright smile.

Click here for Emma Stone’s hairstyles over the years

Scarlett Johansson’s simple yet sexy black dress was paired with her bold red lips and side-swept short curly hairstyle at the 58th annual Tony Awards on June 6, 2004, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Scarlett Johansson’s simple yet sexy black dress was paired with her bold red lips and side-swept short curly hairstyle at the 58th annual Tony Awards on June 6, 2004, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Click here for Scarlett Johansson’s hairstyles over the years

Halle Berry wore a sexy coral dress with thin straps to match her raven curly pixie hairstyle at the 9th Annual SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS in Los Angeles on March 9, 2003.

Halle Berry wore a sexy coral dress with thin straps to match her raven curly pixie hairstyle at the 9th Annual SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS in Los Angeles on March 9, 2003.

Click here for Halle Berry’s hairstyles over the years

Jennifer Lawrence attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on November 16, 2015. She wore a sweet white dress with floral details to match her loose and tousled side-swept wavy bob hairstyle.

Jennifer Lawrence attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on November 16, 2015. She wore a sweet white dress with floral details to match her loose and tousled side-swept wavy bob hairstyle.

Click here for Jennifer Lawrence’s hairstyles over the years

Natalie Portman went with a vintage look to her white sheer dress and short dark hairstyle that has pins, side-swept bangs, and vintage curls when she attended the Premiere of GARDEN STATE in New York City on July 27, 2004.

Natalie Portman went with a vintage look to her white sheer dress and short dark hairstyle that has pins, side-swept bangs, and vintage curls when she attended the Premiere of GARDEN STATE in New York City on July 27, 2004.

Click here for Natalie Portman’s hairstyles over the years

Rihanna was quite elegant with a vintage vibe to her black dress and short raven hairstyle with vintage curls at the tips when she arrived at the House of Courvoisier BET Awards After Party in Hollywood, California on June 26, 2007.

Rihanna was quite elegant with a vintage vibe to her black dress and short raven hairstyle with vintage curls at the tips when she arrived at the House of Courvoisier BET Awards After Party in Hollywood, California on June 26, 2007.

Click here for Rihanna’s hairstyles over the years

Kristen Bell looked charming in a cold shoulder dress that goes perfectly with her short blonde waves with side-swept bangs. This was taken at the Los Angeles Opening Night of “Hairspray” held at the Pantages Theatre on July 21, 2004.

Kristen Bell looked charming in a cold shoulder dress that goes perfectly with her short blonde waves with side-swept bangs. This was taken at the Los Angeles Opening Night of “Hairspray” held at the Pantages Theatre on July 21, 2004.

Click here for Kristen Bell’s hairstyles over the years

Vanessa Hudgens wore a gorgeous silver dress that she wore confidently with her slick short raven hairstyle that has a vintage curl on the side at the 4th annual Icons & Idols party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California on August 28, 2011.

Vanessa Hudgens wore a gorgeous silver dress that she wore confidently with her slick short raven hairstyle that has a vintage curl on the side at the 4th annual Icons & Idols party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California on August 28, 2011.

Click here for Vanessa Hudgens’ hairstyles over the years

Natalie Portman was elegantly charming in the simple red outfit that she paired with a side-swept curly blond shoulder-length hairstyle at the Variety’s 2019 Power Of Women held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, USA on October 11, 2019.

Natalie Portman was elegantly charming in the simple red outfit that she paired with a side-swept curly blond shoulder-length hairstyle at the Variety’s 2019 Power Of Women held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, USA on October 11, 2019.

Click here for Natalie Portman’s hairstyles over the years

Demi Lovato wore a white dress with her curly shoulder-length hairstyle with highlights and bangs at the 2008 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on November 23, 2008.

Demi Lovato wore a white dress with her curly shoulder-length hairstyle with highlights and bangs at the 2008 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on November 23, 2008.

Click here for Demi Lovato’s hairstyles over the years

Kate Hudson wore a simple black outfit that is complemented by her chin-length side-swept wavy blond hairstyle with subtle highlights when she attended the “An Unforgettable Evening” on February 28, 2019, in Hollywood, CA.

Kate Hudson wore a simple black outfit that is complemented by her chin-length side-swept wavy blond hairstyle with subtle highlights when she attended the “An Unforgettable Evening” on February 28, 2019, in Hollywood, CA.

Click here for Kate Hudson’s hairstyles over the years

Vanessa Hudgens was at the Variety’s Power Of Youth Event at Paramount Studios on September 15, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. She was quite charming in the peach dress that she paired with her bright smile and messy half-up hairstyle that has loose curly raven tendrils.

Vanessa Hudgens was at the Variety’s Power Of Youth Event at Paramount Studios on September 15, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. She was quite charming in the peach dress that she paired with her bright smile and messy half-up hairstyle that has loose curly raven tendrils.

Click here for Vanessa Hudgens’ hairstyles over the years

Demi Lovato went for a vintage look to her elegant glittery dress and short black hair with vintage curls when she arrived at the American Music Awards 2015 on November 22, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA.

Demi Lovato went for a vintage look to her elegant glittery dress and short black hair with vintage curls when she arrived at the American Music Awards 2015 on November 22, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA.

Click here for Demi Lovato’s hairstyles over the years

Reese Witherspoon wore a lovely black Nina Ricci dress and Neil Lane necklace at the FOUR CHRISTMASES Premiere in Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles on November 20, 2008. She paired this with a side-swept blond hairstyle with vintage curls.

Reese Witherspoon wore a lovely black Nina Ricci dress and Neil Lane necklace at the FOUR CHRISTMASES Premiere in Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles on November 20, 2008. She paired this with a side-swept blond hairstyle with vintage curls.

Click here for Reese Witherspoon’s hairstyles over the years

This messy perm and pixie combined with a messy bangs is just a trendsetter for sure.
This wet-looking curly bob with long thin fringe is absolutely extraordinaire.
 
View this post on Instagram
 

Permin'

A post shared by 🇰🇭Brian Cambo Kelly🇰🇭 (@cambokelly) on

This hairstyle is very cool and classy.
 
View this post on Instagram
 

Silver #asymmetry at its finest✂️ Hope you’re adjusting well to the new ‘do @lissagaye 💁‍♀️

A post shared by Andrea Neal-Thiesen (@andrea_gildedfox) on

Ringlets are super fun and cute for women over 60. Try it on a pixie bob and they'll surely love it!
 
View this post on Instagram
 

Such a natural beauty 😍 #blondehair #behindthechair #beautyateveryage #redken #haircolorist #curls

A post shared by Kim Whitfield | Sumter Stylist (@terrathehairstylist) on

When looking for a short-to-medium hairstyle, the twisty bob should do the work for them.

This curly bob cut is looking a bit more stylish and insteresting when paired with straightened, blunt bangs.

Lauren Cohan in a red-lip classic look and a vintage hairstyle

Last October 2014, Lauren Cohan attended the premiere of "The Walking Dead" Season 5 in a red-lip classic look and a vintage hairstyle. This look has an elegant-looking finish with a touch of retro vibe.

Lauren Cohan's curly bob was indeed a beautiful sight at the Spike TV's 2014 Guys Choice Awards.

Lauren Cohan's curly bob was indeed a beautiful sight at the Spike TV's 2014 Guys Choice Awards.

No doubt, curls create a playful volume to any hairstyle. Perming your thin hair will help you achieve that thicker and fuller look, just be sure to use essential and natural hair oils because thin hair is more prone to damage.

Brown hair looking fresh and gorgeous with its matte finish. Shiny hair look healthy, but this style is certainly unique.

A low-profile dark ombre looking fresh and trendy at the same time. The accents are subtle but they surely are striking.

fierce af feat. @rosiecurl #devacurl #curlyhair

A post shared by 💡ash💡 (@ash.paul.hair) on

Tossed curls with bright, accented strands. Colors to be used will depend on personal preference; subtle tones look great for those who want to stay low key but trendy while bright colors are for those who want to look fun and frenzy!

This blonde balayage in a curly bob is a great hairstyle to wear during summer. It is simply sassy and it's easy to maintain, you won't be needing some extra sweat!

Curly hair might sometimes look too playful. Some people set it with hair pomade or setting sprays to control its movement. This makes the hairstyle more classic and smart-looking, perfect for some formal events.

Thin, curly hair might sometimes look awkward and needs a but of styling. A layered style adds a little volume while making the hair look thicker. This hairstyle is also incorporated with some babylights for a dimensional finish.

Curly bob with dark roots, tossed to perfection. This hairstyle is sassy and it suits all ages!

Brunette with a simple bob cut styles with some defined swirls. The adorable curly bangs added a bit of uniqueness into the overall look.

Thin hair curled for a bit volume and then dyed with dark roots for a bit of dimension.

If a curly hairstyle is too soft for you, try tossing it up a bit until it appears frizzy and messy. In this way, a simple bob cut will look edgy and stylish at the same time.

Natural curls in a peachy pink tone. This shade is youthful and soft it gives a feminine touch to the overall look.

Search Hairstyles