If a little vintage is in order, take a look at this picture of a 1920's woman with a short bob with side swept bangs and curly ends.
The part is placed way over to one side and the top is swooped over. The curls are big a puffy but just concentrated on the bottom third and the rest is smooth and straight. The length is just below ear level and up off of the shoulder. Pin curls were most likely used to create the look on the sides.