14 fantastic hairstyle tutorials for short and naturally curly hair

It’s no secret that long hair, straight or wavy, offers a wide range of possibilities for hairstyles. But what about those girls who have short or naturally curly hair and are looking to change up their hairstyle? If you’re one of them, we’re happy to tell you that there’s no need for you to feel left out when it comes to styling ideas. Bright Side found 14 new ways to style your short or super curly hair in a matter of minutes.

1. The Curly Sidebraid

  • Take a large section of hair from the center of the top of your head, and split it into three equal sections.
  • Cross the right strand over the middle, then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • As you cross over the next section, add in hair from the right side, then add in hair from the left side.
  • Work in another small section of hair every time you cross over, and remember to aim your braid diagonally.
  • Keep braiding until you reach your neck, and then secure you hair in a side ponytail.
  • Wrap a small piece of hair from your ponytail over your elastic band, and secure with bobby pins.

2. A Crown

  • Slip a thin elastic headband over the crown of your head.
  • Twist and tuck the sections of your hair up and over the headband, and set the style with hairspray.

3. ’Twist And Pin’ Updo

  • If your hair is naturally curly, this is the perfect hairstyle to try. Twist and pin, twist and pin — it’s as simple as that!

4. Quick Twist

  • Part your hair down the middle.
  • Take the entire left side, and start twisting near your ear. Stop just past the middle, and add a large bobby pin for extra support.
  • Then gather all of the hair on the right, along with the hair left out from the other side and twist up.
  • Position it over the first twist, and pin using a large bobby pin.
  • Tuck the hair that’s left out into the twist, and secure with bobby pins.

5. Braided Headband

  • Take a section of hair, starting above your right ear and split it into three.
  • Braid together, but going underneath so that the braid sits on top (this is called an inverted French braid or a Dutch braid).
  • Keep braiding, following your hairline and adding in hair to the front sections only.
  • Gently pull the braid apart to volumize it and even out the shape.

6. Headband Bouffant

  • Comb and plump the top portion of your hair with a plastic comb.
  • Put an elastic headband on.
  • Pull half of your hair back, twist the ends, and secure it with hairpins in the center of your head.
  • Pull and pin up the remaining sections of loose hair.

7. Elegant Updo

  • Separate your bangs from the rest of your hair.
  • Tease the top section up for volume, and style it into a ponytail.
  • Tuck the hair inward, twist it, and secure with bobby pins.

8. The Halo Bun

  • Make a high ponytail, and pin it up into a bun.
  • Wrap three pieces of fabric around your head, and tie them into a knot in the back, or use a triple headband.

9. A Romantic Twist

  • Curl your hair away from your face using a wave iron. Then apply a bit of hairspray to your hair.
  • Twist a piece of hair back, starting in the middle section of your head, and secure with a pin. Repeat on the other side.
  • Keep twisting and pinning until both sides are pinned in place.
  • Then take the front sections of your hair and pin them back loosely.
  • Let some strands of hair fall freely for a tousled look.

10. The Twisty Topknot

  • Gather your hair into a tight ponytail on top of your head.
  • Twist the ends, and pin them under with bobby pins.

11. A Crown Braid

  • Separate your hair into two sections, and secure one side while you work with the other so they don’t get mixed up.
  • Split the loose section into three strands.
  • Cross each of the strands underneath each other.
  • Work your way around the side of your head until you finish the braid, and secure the end with an elastic band. Repeat on the other side.
  • Now pull the braid, push it up against the previous, and secure with bobby pins.

12. The Braided Crown

We’ll let this photo speak for itself:

13. Double Braid Crown

  • Use a curling iron to add more volume to your hair.
  • Apply a bit of hair wax or styling cream, and make two side braids, one behind the other.
  • Pull the braids apart to give it a little more texture, and secure the ends with bobby pins.

14. A Crown For Curls

  • Separate a front section of hair all the way around your head from ear to ear, and create a French braid along the hairline.
  • Keep braiding and adding more hair to each strand as you go, until the braid is at your ear.
  • Then continue with a simple three-strand braid.
  • Secure the braid with a small elastic band.
  • Gently pull the braid apart, then lift it up, wrap it over your head, and secure the braid with bobby pins.

Preview photo credit Raisa Kanareva/Shutterstock