The Best Short Hairstyles for Curly Hair

by Maggie Niemiec

The Best Short Hairstyles for Curly Hair

Even curly-haired girls can wear short hair! Embrace your hair’s natural texture and try one of these 14 chic celebrity haircuts.


Keri Russell



This former Felicity actress had one of the most famous manes on television, and this short curly hairstyle is sure to make her a hair icon once again.


Charlize Theron- Short Hair



Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron can carry off any hairstyle, but we love her with this golden-blonde bob and a center part.


Christina Hendricks Curly Crop



Mad Men’s resident fiery redhead knows how to rock a retro look. This curly crop shows off her long neck and gorgeous curves.


Ginnifer Goodwin Pixie Cut



This pretty and punk pixie cut is surprisingly easy to recreate. Apply styling wax at your roots and muss the hair up with your fingers. The messier, the better!


Keri Hilson



Gorgeous songstress, Keri Hilson hits all the right notes with her long, jet-black bob and sideswept bangs. Ask your stylist for long layers that hit at the top of your shoulders.


Emma Watson Chestnut-Brown



Emma Watson looks glamorous beyond her years with this chestnut-brown ‘do. Copy her style by curling the tendrils around your face — and don’t forget to add a red lip!


Katharine Heigl



If your hair continually falls flat, try a short haircut like Heigl’s for extra body. The style works especially well with thick hair.


Maggie Gyllenhall



Maggie’s Gyllenhall’s angled bob is super versatile and looks just as good with loose waves as it does straight and sleek.


Jennifer Nettles



Sugarland’s lead singer adds some edge to her look with this shaggy hairstyle. The caramel highlights perfectly complement her golden skin and hazel eyes.


Jessica Chastain Romantic Hairdo



We’re just a little obsessed with Jessica Chastain’s romantic style–totally swoon-worthy. Get her ladylike look by parting your hair to the side and using a wide-barrel curling iron.


Viola Davis Natural Texture



Viola Davis’ hairstyle is a great option for African-American women who want to play with their natural texture.


Selma Blair



Actress Selma Blair looks chic and modern with her above-the-chin cut. Curly strands and piece-y bangs give her fine hair more volume.


Milla Jovovich Curly Hairstyle



Stunning as always, Jovovich demonstrates how a simple curly style looks fabulous next to a formal gown at a red-carpet event.


Jessica Alba Choppy Bob



Alba’s choppy bob is a low-maintenance cut that still looks sexy and modern.