11 Cutest Short Curly Bobs for Curly Hair Girls

The best short curly bob haircuts

A short curly bob is a textured haircut which length ranges from ear to jaw-length. 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!

A Line Bob

Short curly a line bob
Instagram @hairondisplay

Your ginger curls will surely flare up with some styling mousse and bangs on the sides with this short curly bob haircut.

Short Curly Bob with Bangs

Short Curly Bob with Bangs
Instagram @vanessayvonnehair

Cute ginger curls like the fun, singing Annie that we all love!

Angled Bob

Short curly angled bob
Instagram @jennpompandproper

You can do a lot with curls. Like this short curly bob right here, which when partnered with an angular cut, grows fuller with life.

Sew In Bob for Black Hair

Short curly sew in bob on black girl
Instagram @the_rose_affect

In a fast-paced era, instants are easily one of the most convenient things that you can get. This instant curled bob that is asymmetrically parted will give you the most natural look in a flash!

Weave Bob

Short curly weave bob
Instagram @gracehairworld

A weave could improve or destroy a whole look. For this one, it helped in achieving a younger look without all the drag.

Asymmetrical Bob

Asymmetrical short curly bob
Instagram @justina_1908

A side part works perfectly for this short and curly cut, made alive by those precious kinks.

Layered Bob

Layered short curly bob
Instagram @hairinnovationswestport

Scrunch those locks up for well-formed curls. Layers on a jaw-length short, curly bob are revolutionary even more for women with long-shaped faces.

Stacked 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?

It’s a slightly angled curly bob with highlights and a lowlight to give her hair dimension. Curly hair bobs are my favorite things to do. It gives you a fun style and shape, allowing you to keep the length around your face. I also love her beautiful hydrated frizz-free curls.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great for someone who is looking for a haircut that has a style and little edge to it. It’s the perfect style 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.

Innersense Organic Beauty is what I used to bring her curls alive. First, I put in the Quiet Calm Curl Control to help define her curls while adding hydration, and then I used I create volume to create volume and prove hold to the style. It’s important when you have curly hair that you are making sure to hydrate your curls to give you 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?

There’s wild freedom to this look, very French bohemian. It’s lived-in and soft with a solid silhouette. Her hair shines, and there’s the definition but there’s an unfussy quality about it.

The round shape lends femininity, which I find essential when taking a woman shorter in her cut because there’s usually that concern that she won’t look “pretty” anymore. But the right shape for her specific face and features makes her more beautiful than if she were hiding under a blanket of too-long hair.

Many of us American stylists default to “keeping the corners” within a haircut but those round shapes create the most movement and airiness. Haircutting is architecture – we are building little buildings within the cut, so I’m always thinking about that as I’m maneuvering my way around different spaces on the head. What am I highlighting on her? What am I minimizing? This cut reminds me of The Guggenheim in New York City, or any of Gaudi’s architecture because it’s all about fluidity.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Curly hair 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.

On Camille, I used the NYC Curls Curl Cleanser followed by the NYC Curls Conditioner. I kept the conditioner in her hair and detangled it with my fingers and set each curl, keeping the hair wet. After I absorbed some of the water using a microfiber towel, I layered NYC Curls The Curl Gel, making sure not to scrunch her hair too much. I set her under a hood dryer for 20 minutes, then diffused her roots until it was 100 percent dry and fluffed the roots with my 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?

I would describe this look as classic-modern. It’s classic because it’s a bob which will never go out of style but modern because of the way it’s cut to enhance her curls and have more of a round shape. Plus, the curly fringe makes it unique and gives her haircut more personality.

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

Any advice for someone considering it?

Product is going to be important for someone considering this look. You’ll want products that have a good mixture of moisture and hold. Moisture to keep the curls hydrated and healthy but enough hold to help define the curls as well.

If you’re considering a curly fringe 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 look.

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 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 very organic cut I designed with my client, taking into account that she likes to dedicate the least time she can in her morning hair routine. I worked with soft layers to embrace her natural curls, and I used a razor for the whole haircut including the undercut and the fringe.

In the middle of the process, she asked for chemical straightening in her bangs, but we both agreed that slightly rounded and shaggy baby bangs with her natural texture would be more manageable at home. The problem with chemical straightening in naturally curly hair is its high maintenance, and the message here is to accept our own hair as it comes.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Don’t be afraid! Many clients are afraid of going short because of the shape of their face, the size of their forehead, or the texture of their hair. We can always work with it when cutting a bob haircut. We 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.