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It can be easy to fall into a hairstyle rut when you have short hair, but you can still get a party-appropriate style by curling your hair. Birchbox staffer (and behind-the-scenes video star) Whitney recently cut off five inches of her hair and offers tips on curling bob-length hair. Watch the video to learn how to party-ready curls for short hair.

How to Curl Short Hair:

1. Apply a styling product to damp hair—styling gel for thick textures or mousse for fine textures—and blow the hair dry.
2. Once your hair is dry, comb with a round brush to create volume.
3. Separate the top section of your hair and pin up with a few darby clips.
4. With the bottom section of your hair, begin by spraying a section with a setting spray, then curl hair way from your face with a curling iron with a clip.
5. Repeat with the rest of your hair.
6. Seal your style with a blast of hairspray, then use your fingers to gently loosen your curls. (Hair flips encouraged!)

Looking for more ways to style your bob? Check out our favorite hairstyles for short hair.

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