We're big believers that we should all have the freedom to wear our hair the way we want. If you've been served up a head full of curls or afro-textured strands, sure, you can braid, relax or style them however you want. But, if you choose to wear your natural curl pattern, it can be tricky territory choosing a style that suits you.
Fancy going for the chop? Well, we've found evidence that there are so many short natural haircuts to suit every single curl pattern. But you don't just have to take our word for it—let these celebrity hairstyles convince you.
Arguably the most extreme cut out there, Solange shows a softer side to the buzzcut with this textured fade.
Once again, Zendaya proves the versatility of natural curls—even short ones—with this slicked down, finger-waves style. Once you've booked your cut, this could be a style to experiment with.
Another buzzcut, but this time in honey blonde. We're feeling it. And can't help but think it's the perfect style to show off Amandla Stenberg's amazing glowy skin.
Ready to ditch the layers? Think again. Short natural curls look super flattering when each strand falls at a different length, just like Tamera Mowry's bouncy bob.
They may be short, but Alexe of St. Beauty's signature curls have all the definition you could ever dream of.
You can add dimension to your afro hair by experimenting with shapes, just like supermodel Maria Borges's tapered sides here.
We're really into a face-framing fringe when it comes to short natural haircuts, and love how Halle Berry's curls sit nicely on top of her eyebrows.
Lupita Nyong'o has a hair repertoire that would put even the most experimental beauty editor to shame (*holds hand up*), and that's why we're constantly celebrating her hairstyles after every red carpet appearance—including this one.
Viola Davis's natural afro texture looks phenomenal in this tightly cropped, rounded style.
With ringlet style curls, model Dilone's hair looks amazing cut short on the sides and curly on top.
Issa Rae shows how braids and hair accessories can take your short natural cut to the next level.
Fancy playing around with colour too? Let Solange and her platinum blonde afro be your inspiration.
Glossing hair with a warm chestnut tone makes for a super-flattering haircut, as proven by Taraji P. Henson here.
Now that you're fully inspired to let go of your hair, make the big chop and try out a natural cut.
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