I think this is such a pretty hairstyle.
Although these pictures I found here are on long hair this can be done on shorter hair as well.
Give it a try...
Before you curl your hair you will need to get the softness of your freshly cleaned hair textured up. Use a styling mousse on your hair before you blow it dry then after it's good and dry use a light hairspray or setting spray to further prepare your hair.
I use Aquage Finishing Spray to do this. This really helps to hold your curls in.
Spray the product into your hair then comb it out smooth.
Spray it again to build up the texture if you have heavy hair or hair that is resistant to curls.
Here I'm using a 1 1/4" curling iron (I think). An 1 1/2" iron is a good size too.
Remember that the bigger the iron, the bigger the curls.
See how I didn't roll the hair all the way to the scalp and how I leave the ends of the strand out.