Short Close Crop Curly Bob
The short close crop curly bob is a great retro look that wears well on men and women alike, such as celebrities like Whitney Houston and Adrian Grenier. It is also a great cut for kids with curly hair. With this cropped cut you get loads of curls, body, and sass, with virtually none of the styling and maintenance that your longer curly locks have required. You can also wear this one straighter and slicked back for a different look on special occasions.
Front Part One-Length Curly Crop
The front part one-length curly crop works best for gentle curls that are amenable to a bit of subtle styling, like superstar celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow, who donned the look recently. For best results, crop your curls underneath the jaw line and work in a bit of anti-frizz serum and styling creme to help your curls better frame your face. You can also mix this up with a neat side part, adding a few sparkly pins or clips to hold hair in place.
If you have a hankering for short hair but don't want to sacrifice your curls completely, then go for the short curly pixie cut. With this cut, sported by celebrities like Ginnifer Goodwin and Halle Berry, you can have your curls and leave them to with short close-cropped sides and back and a gentle pouf of sexy curls up top. Depending on how you like to wear it, this cut is also amenable to moderate styling, and you can mix in some anti-frizz smoothing serum and styling mousse and a spritz of holding creme for a piled high retro look.
For a different take on the short curly haircut, try cutting your curls into short layers and adding a few wisps of angled bangs like celebrities such as Bette Midler. If you have your stylist razor-cut your layers you can avoid the tendency for curly hair to look "choppy" in layers, and the side angle bangs will gently frame your face and give you some styling flexibility as well.
Asymmetrical Curly Short Bob
With the asymmetrical curly short bob, recently adopted by Cate Blanchet, you start with a side part and concentrate your curls to cascade to either the left or right across the crown of your head. Done right, your curls will angle down softly across your jaw line on one side, and you can wear the other side tucked back behind your ear or free.