11 Cutest Short Curly Bobs for Curly Hair Girls

The best short curly bob haircuts

A short curly bob is a textured bob haircut that is cut with a length ranging from ear to jaw-length. A short bob tends to allow facial features stand out more and adding curls can balance those features more. Calling all naturally curly girls – it’s time to rejoice as the cutest form of curls tops this year’s must-have hairstyles!

There may not be enough length but there sure is more than enough volume to flaunt with this eye-catching cut! Just marvel at how Christina Hendricks, Marion Cotillard, Nazanin Mandi, and Audrey Tautou show off theirs.

One word: expertise. Dealing with curly hair is indeed tricky, so you’ll definitely need a hairstylist who’s mastered handling curls to get the right shape for you depending on your curl type and face shape.

It’s up to you whether to go with a carefree, messy look or a polished, sophisticated hairstyle. What’s important is to know how to make those ringlets work using the right products and styling techniques.

Get yourself this romantic do in no time by checking out this updated list of short curly bobs!

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A Line Curly Bob

Short curly a line bob
Instagram @hairondisplay

Your ginger waves will surely flare up with some styling mousse and bangs on the sides with this curly bob haircut. Thick curly bob hairstyles are best with layers.

Short Curly Bob with Bangs

Short Curly Bob with Bangs
Instagram @vanessayvonnehair

A short curly bob with bangs is best for women who want to hide a long face or large forehead. This curly hairstyle mimics a messy look that is super chic this year.

Angled Bob

Short curly angled bob
Instagram @jennpompandproper

A short bob pairs perfectly with an angular cut and curly ends. Angled bobs haircut become popular lately and it’s a great way to draw more attention to your natural curls.

Sew In Bob for Black Hair

Short curly sew in bob on black girl
Instagram @the_rose_affect

Curly sew-in bobs for black hair are easy to have as either a weave or relaxed hair. This instant curled bob that is asymmetrically parted will give you the most natural look in a flash! Asymmetrical bobs provide a unique imbalance in facial framing.

Weave Curly Bob

Short curly weave bob
Instagram @gracehairworld

A curly weave bob is a great way to protect your natural hair and temporarily change up your look. For this one, it helped in achieving a younger look.

Asymmetrical Bob

Asymmetrical short curly bob
Instagram @justina_1908

When considering short curly bob hairstyles you’ll need to factor in your face-shape. Getting an asymmetrical bob is a great way to balance wider faces. A great way to style this short bob hair cut is with a deep side part.

Layered Bob

Layered short curly bob
Instagram @hairinnovationswestport

Curly layered bobs give women with thin hair more volume. Style, adding a texture spray and then scrunch your curly locks up for well-formed curls. Layers on a short, curly jaw-length bob are beautiful even more for women with long-shaped faces.

Stacked Curly Bob

Short curly stacked Bob
Instagram @salonday_withj

Q&A with style creator, Jordan Sturm
Hairstylist @ Hair Passion Salon in Greenwood, IN

How would you describe this look?

This is a gorgeous curly stacked bob with highlights and a lowlight to give the hair dimension. Short curly bobs are great for thick hair because it’s easier to maintain shape and allows you to keep the length around your face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This jaw-length bob is great for women with curly hair who are looking for a haircut that has a style and little edge to it. It’s the perfect hairstyle if you want to have less hair to deal with but still want to have hair around your face. You do have to be ok with not being able to put your hair up in a ponytail.

To style and define curling waves, put in the Quiet Calm Curl Control to help define curls while adding hydration. If you have naturally curly hair, then it’s important to make sure to hydrate your curls to get a frizz-free look.

Choppy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Ashleah Thornton
Stylist & Colorist @ Ian McCabe Studio at Union Market in Washington, DC


How would you describe this look?

This trendy short and curly choppy bob is lived-in and soft with a solid silhouette. There’s wild freedom to this bob, very French bohemian.

The round shape of this bob blends femininity, which is essential when cutting your curly hair short because there’s usually that concern that you won’t look “pretty” anymore. But the right hair shape for your specific face and features makes you more beautiful than if you were hiding under a blanket of too-long of hair.

Short wavy bobs with round shapes have the most movement and airiness.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A short bob is something to embrace and revel in and when done right, is a head-turner. The curls will vary and that’s okay! Sometimes they’re tighter around the hairline or straighter at the crown, but the imperfections of it make it unique to you and chicer than if it were super glassy and molded to your head. When you use the correct products, curly hair is lower maintenance than straightening or blow-drying it. This style is all about low maintenance. Again, think French bohemian. She doesn’t try too hard, she wants to look chic, but she also wants it done in 15 minutes.

For styling this unique bob, use NYC Curls Curl Cleanser followed by the NYC Curls Conditioner. Keep the conditioner in your hair and detangle it with your fingers and set each curl, keeping the hair wet. After you absorb some of the water using a microfiber towel, layer the NYC Curls The Curl Gel, making sure not to scrunch the hair too much. Dry the hair and then diffused the roots until it’s 100 percent dry. Lastly, fluff the roots with your fingers.

Very Short Bob

Very Short curly Bob
Instagram @hairbygunny

Q&A with style creator, Gunny Hastings
Hairstylist @ Reverie Salon in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look?

This very short bob cut will never go out of style. This bob is modern because of the way it’s cut to enhance the curls and have more of a round shape. Adding curly bangs makes it unique and gives the short bob more personality. Not many women dare to go with ear-length bobs because they open up facial features much like a pixie cuts but curly tresses to help.

My favorite thing about this bob cut and style is the total embrace of the natural curls. You want to avoid a triangular shape that tends to happen when someone with curly hair gets a traditional bob haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The product is going to be important for women with curly hair consider a bob. You’ll want products that have a good mixture of moisture and hold to keep curly locks in place. Moisture to keep the curls hydrated and healthy but enough hold to help define the curls as well.

If you’re considering a wavy bob with bangs it’s important to keep in mind that it’s most likely going to need to be styled every morning. It’s a commitment, but in my opinion, it’s well worth the styling, being that it’s such a unique looking bob.

Face shape and hair density are very important as well. That’s why communication with your hairstylist is so important. You want to make sure you’re choosing a bob haircut and style that is really tailored to you and your everyday routine.

Inverted Bob with Fringe

Q&A with style creator, Peluche Peluquería
Hairstylist @ Hair by Peluche in Cordoba, AR


How would you describe this look?

This is a great low-maintenance wavy inverted bob with bangs. To embrace the natural curls, ask your stylist to add in soft layers using a razor for the entire bob haircut, the undercut and the fringe.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Don’t be afraid of your short bob! Many women are afraid of going short because of the shape of their face, the size of their forehead, or the texture of their hair. Your stylist can always work with it when cutting a curly bob haircut. They can combine layers or make a long curly bob for those who are afraid of losing length. A fringe can also be very helpful to frame different shapes.