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How to Style Short Curly Hair

Five short haircuts for girls with curls!

Curls come in all different shapes and sizes, from tightly wound coils to loose, bouncy spirals, but no cut shows off your texture quite like a short curly hair do. Now that summer's humidity has made its grand exit, there's no better time to try something new with your curly hair. If you've always wanted to cut those curls and give shorter hair a shot, now's your chance! The shorter your hair is, the easier it is to control the volume of your curls and waves. Looking for an easy-to-style short curly hair do? Below, we share three beautiful cuts to consider asking your hairdresser for!

Classic Curly Bob

One of the most flattering cuts is a chic-yet-playful chin-length bob. This bouncy short curly hair do has seriously stood the test of time! An ultra-feminine take on the timeless bob, this curly cut evokes visions of early 20s flappers but with a modern edge. When styling, be sure you keep the product to a minimum, using just a small amount of mousse or a curl-accentuating cream. "You always want it to have a little flow and bounce," says New York City Stylist and L'Oréal Professionnel Artist Amit Abraham. Using too much product can cause a curly bob to become stiff-looking. "Don't ever hairspray a curly bob," Abraham warns. "And please don't brush it out or run your fingers through it once it's dry because it will totally lose its movement and look dated."

Curly Pixie Cut

The ultimate short haircut is inarguably the pixie cut , but if you thought you needed to have straight hair in order to chop it all off, thing again. For a fun short curly hair do, consider asking your hairdresser for a curly pixie cut. Curly pixie cuts should always remain longer on top to play up the hair's natural volume, so plan on keeping 3-4 inches of length. Reach for hydrating leave-in conditioners and curl-enhancing gels to keep frizz away. If you must dry your hair with a blow dryer, always use a diffuser attachment.

Curly Hair with Bangs

Taking a page from the 70s, curly hair with bangs is one of the hottest looks of the moment. The key here is the cut; you'll want your hairdresser to cut bangs that will flow with the rest of your curls. No matter what, you don't want frizz to destroy your look so putting a little moisture back into your hair with a dime-sized amount of hair oil is an important step before styling.

Short Curly Hair with Layers

If you're looking for lots of volume to help show off your curls, ask your hairdresser to cut strategically placed layers. At the salon they will be able to customize the placement of the layers to both flatter your face shape and bring out your natural curl pattern. For more defined curls, reach for a sculpting cream like Hollywood Waves Waves Fatales. This cream helps to create bouncy curls with easy, glide-on application. Hair is precisely contoured with high shine that lasts up to 24 hours.

Buzzed Curly Hair

Want to try something really daring? Go for a seriously cropped cut and ask your hairdresser for a buzz cut. When done on natural curls, you'll want to leave a small amount of hair instead of buzzing all the way down to the scalp. This cut is ideal for women with tight coils and naturally textured hair who want to show off killer bone structure. Just be sure to pre-book your appointments at the salon since this cut will grow out fast and you'll need to maintain it each month.

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