29 Short, Curly Bob Haircuts That Are Cute and Flattering

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The best short curly bob haircuts
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A short, curly bob is a textured bob haircut cut with a length ranging from ear to jaw-length. A short bob tends to allow facial features to 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!

When it comes to short bobs for curly hair, there may not be enough length, but there sure is more than enough volume to flaunt with this eye-catching cut! Celebrities with naturally curly hair, like Christina Hendricks, Marion Cotillard, Nazanin Mandi, and Audrey Tautou, show how you can pull off this gorgeous cut.

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

Here are this year’s most popular short, curly bobs for your inspiration.

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Edgy Short and Curly Stacked Bob
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#1: Edgy Short and Curly Stacked Bob

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

This jaw-length curly bob hairstyle is great for women with curly hair who are looking for short curly haircuts with a style and little edge. A short bob curly hair is the perfect hairstyle if you want less hair to deal with but still want to have hair around your face. If you have naturally curly hair, then it’s important to hydrate your curls to get a frizz-free style. Natural curly bob cuts can and will frizz on you without the correct product.

Short Durable Jet Black Curly bob
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#2: Durable Jet Black Curls

Achieving beautiful and durable jet-black curls requires the right tools. If you want your shiny, bouncy, and firm curls to endure, you’ll just need a 3/4-inch iron and good, quality hair products. Before drying your hair, prep it with a volume-enhancing product like Redken’s big blowout. Once your hair is dry, apply Redken’s Hot Sets for extreme hold and thermal protection, then curl each section using your 3/4-inch iron. To keep your hair in cute ringlets, avoid combing through. Finish with another spray application.

Untamed Curls on a Short Bob Cut for women with long faces
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#3: Untamed Curls

Opt for these untamed curls if you want a fun, flirty vibe. I recommend this style to ladies who prefer short hair and don’t mind a bit of volume and big hair.

#4: Tousled Jaw-Length Curly Bob

Cut your hair into a tousled jaw-length curly bob. You will be glad you made this choice. Not only is the shorter length super stylish, but it’s also easy to manage. All you have to do is let your hair air dry. The ringlets surrounding your cheeks are perfect for slimming down round features. As a bonus, the layers make this style easy to pull up and away from your face.

#5: Side-Parted Shoulder-Length Curly Lob

Refresh with a side-parted shoulder-length curly lob. Taking length off and adding some layers will perk up your curls. The side part is a great way to add some lift to the top and create more volume. Diffuse your shape with curl-defining cream or gel. For extra volume, turn your head upside down. Be aware curl patterns can be variable on different areas of your head, so you might need to touch up with a 3/4-inch iron.

Bob Cut Natural Silver Loose Curls for older ladies
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#6: Natural Silver Loose Curls

You’ll have fun with tousled natural silver loose curls. If you love the style of perfectly imperfect curls on a bob length, ask for medium layers to help you achieve it. Try to manipulate your natural wave by scrunch drying. If you don’t have enough movement, use your 3/4-inch curling iron sporadically to finish the style. This messy shape is flattering for most face shapes and is soft and gorgeous.

Woman with a neck-length curly bob haircut and long bangs

#7 Neck-Length Curly Bob with Long Bangs

This medium-curly bob with long bangs is a trendy, dynamic hairstyle that frames your face. It’s also great for adding definition and character to your features. The bob’s curl provides volume and movement, making it an excellent choice for women with thin hair seeking more texture. The longer bangs offer versatility, allowing you to sweep them to the side or wear them straight across the forehead, which suits both professional and casual environments.

Platinum Bright White Curly Bob for women with voluminous curls
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#8: Platinum Bright White Curly Bob

A platinum bright white curly bob is beautiful, but there are some things you should know. Platinum blonde is a gorgeous color. But, if your color is dark, you might not be able to get this color without sacrificing the health of your hair. I suggest you ask your colorist if it’s an obtainable option. The cut will work wonderfully on naturally curly hair. And you’ll want to ask for medium-length layers and a long side fringe.

#9: Rezo Cut Bob Style

Consider a rezo cut bob style that will liberate your curls. A rezo cut is done on dry hair, and its main objective is to create an even length of curls around your head. If you would like to try this cutting technique, finding a stylist that specializes in it will be helpful. So, find the right stylist and enjoy the fabulous shape you’ll receive. Keep in mind a stylist that performs this service might be more expensive.

#10: Messy Curls on a Short Bob

Messy curls on a short bob are versatile shapes that never go out of style. If you love the soft waves, keeping the layers longer is the way to go. If you need more definition to your waves, hot rollers or a 1-inch iron can help you achieve this. Try diffusing your chin-length curly bob and touching the top layers with these tools. And gently run your fingers through for a perfectly imperfect finish. For versatility, the sides can be tucked behind the ear or blow it straight.

#11: Side-Parted Curly Bob Cut

Simplify your life and try a side-parted curly bob cut. One of the greatest things about embracing your curl is its easy maintenance. If you want ringlets, use a diffuser or air-dry your natural waves with a curl amplifier. Ask your stylist to add square layers if your cut needs a boost. It will lighten things up and create fullness. If you want to maintain your cut at your shoulders, a curly long bob is a great option. Curly bobs soften features and can be worn well by almost anyone.

Gorgeous Bob with Dark Copper Ringlets and face-framing at shoulder-length
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#12: Gorgeous Dark Copper Ringlets

Go for a gorgeous bob with dark copper ringlets hitting shoulder-length. It will make you look like an A-list celebrity. Shorter cuts with long layers are perfect for those with curly hair. And it’s designed to enhance your natural texture while bringing out the best in your face shape. When styling, use a light-hold product to keep curls frizz-free and full of life. I recommend Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame Heat Protectant Leave In-Cream for unbeatable protection against humidity.

#13: Short and Sweet Curls

Short and sweet curls are enchanting for those with naturally curly hair. Going for a popular bob cut will make handling the abundance of volume your hair may have easier. Your hairstylist may suggest square layers to help keep your towering mane in line. All while maintaining its bouncy nature. To ensure your style is defined all day, try L’Oréal’s curl-enhancing cream. Use it before diffusing or air drying your ringlets.

Classic Short Curly Shaggy Bob
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#14: Classic Curly Shaggy Bob

Isn’t it amazing how a simple haircut can completely change your look? One of the most important things for curly hair is consistency with trims. This will keep your curls bouncy, voluminous, and full of life! You can ask your stylist to dust your ends, making them look fresh again.

#15: Super Cute Curly French Bob

Chop it off into a super cute curly French bob. If your face shape is narrow, try square layers to amplify your coils. It gives your hair width for a beautiful balance. Diffuse your curly shape in place for the perfect separation and gorgeous tendrils. You’ll want to avoid combing or brushing once your hair is dry.

Gorgeous Short Bob with Layers and Curls
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#16: Gorgeous Short Bob with Layers and Curls

A short bob cut with layers and curls is ideal for women with narrow face shapes. The diamond shape within the hairstyle highlights the eyes and cheekbones but could make a round face appear even wider.

Sweet short curly inverted bob with fringe
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#17: Sweet Curly Inverted Bob with Short Bangs

Try a curly inverted bob with short bangs to amplify your finer curls. A curly inverted bob with bangs gives off a beautifully crafted shape where the curls stack together so your hair looks wider and fuller. Those with natural curls need not worry about getting some bangs. They look fantastic on a curly bob haircut as the tendrils fall lightly over the forehead, adding softness to a stronger face shape.

Cute shorter curly bob with bangs
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#18: Cute Shorter Curly Bob with Bangs

A shorter curly bob with bangs is the perfect way to work with your curls rather than against them. When done properly, this cut can significantly reduce the styling time for women who are always battling their curls. While this cut is lower maintenance with curly hair, there is still a bit of regular upkeep needed to keep the shaping and bangs maintained. Try this cut with a perm if you have thin hair and want to add density and volume or to give the illusion of more hair. Use the Redavid curl creme on damp hair and then diffuse for shiny, bouncy, separated curls that are easy to manage and style.

#19: Razor Cut Shaggy Bob Cut

You’ll want to consider a razor cut shaggy bob. A wavy bob is an excellent choice for longer faces, giving you width where it is needed. Be aware the layers should be left long to achieve the flatter shape of this style. The longer layering will help to weigh down your curls, giving them a modern look. One of the easiest ways to dry your bob is to air dry or diffuse it in place with a curl amplifier.

#20: Sassy Short A-Line Curly Blonde Bob

Your blonde curls will surely flare up with some styling mousse on a shoulder-length curly bob haircut. Thick blonde curly bob hairstyles are best with layers.

Trendy short bob with curly bangs
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#21: Trendy Short Bob with Curly Bangs

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.

Beautiful short curly angled bob hairstyle
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#22: Beautiful Short Curly Angled Bob

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

#23: Short Sew In Bob for Black Hair

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! When considering a curly side part bob, a curly bob sew-in will help frame your face and provide more balance.

#24: Modern Short Weave Curly Bob

A curly weave bob is a great way to protect your natural hair and temporarily change up your curly bob styles. Try a side-parted, naturally curly bob like this for a younger vibe.

Fashionable asymmetrical short, curly bob
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#25: Fashionable Short Asymmetrical Curly Bob

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. Try creating a deep side part curly bob for a more modern, fashion-forward style.

Flattering curly layered bob on short hair
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#26: Flattering Curly Layered Bob on Short Hair

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

The Curly Pixie Bob Cut
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#27: The Curly Pixie Bob Cut

The curly pixie bob cut creates a natural look for a curly-haired girl. Ask your stylist to use a slide-cutting technique for this chop. This makes the curls pop and adds a graduation that holds the shape. A short bob haircut for curly hair like this works for any hair type. It’s great for thick hair wanting to see some movement and texture. Such curly short hairstyles are also amazing for fine hair that wants to appear thicker and fuller.

Pretty short and curly choppy bob
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#28: Pretty Short and Curly Choppy Bob

Opt for a trendy short and curly choppy bob that is lived-in and soft with a solid silhouette. The round shape of this short bob cut for curly hair blends femininity, which is essential when cutting your curly bob hair short because there’s usually that concern that you won’t look “pretty” anymore. The curls will vary on a short haircut, 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 less maintained than straightening or blow-drying.

How to style a short curly hair bob:

1. Use NYC Curls Curl Cleanser, followed by the NYC Curls Conditioner.
2. Keep the conditioner in your hair, detangle it with your fingers, and set each curl, keeping your hair wet.
3. After you absorb some of the water using a microfiber towel, layer the NYC Curls The Curl Gel, ensuring not to scrunch the hair too much.
4. Dry the hair and diffuse the roots until it’s 100 percent dry.
5. Lastly, fluff the roots with your fingers.

A Very Short Bob for Curly Hair
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#29: Very Short Bob for Dark Red Curly Hair

This very short, curly bob cut will always stay in style. It’s modern because of the way it’s cut to enhance the beautiful curls and have more of a round shape. Adding curly kinky bangs makes it unique and gives the curly short bob more personality.

My favorite thing about this messy curly bob cut and style is the total embrace of the natural curls. You want to avoid a triangular shape that tends to happen when women with curly hair get a traditional short bob haircut. If you’re considering a curly hair bob with bangs, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s most likely going to need to be styled every morning. Curly bob haircuts can be slightly high maintenance.