What is the Best Short Haircut For Naturally Curly Hair?

"I would like to cut it short, like Halle Berry or Rihanna, but not sure it'll look good."
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"I would like to cut it short, like Halle Berry or Rihanna, but not sure it'll look good."
Hair consultation - Michelle

Michelle is contemplating a short haircut.

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Q: I'm contemplating cutting my hair. My hair is naturally curly like Mel B, but I straighten it most of the time. I've had it long and it's usually pretty flat. I would like to cut it short, like Halle Berry or Rihanna, but not sure it'll look good... maybe I'm just afraid to commit! I'm looking for a style that brings out my features a bit more. Can you give me some suggestions? Thanks so much! — Michelle

A: Michelle, I am always trying to keep it real with hair. Especially super-curly hair, because of the toll it takes from all the styling required to smoothen it out. The damage is a real problem and often after straightening for a while, you get so much breakage.

So I think a short cut would be incredible on you, with your natural curl quite cropped. You could go for a Halle cut as well, but it will be more styling work than this option.

Very short curly hair

Very short, curly hair.

There will be no worry about breakage here.

That said, a polished look always makes a woman feel another kind of real. For a smooth style for you, I see this as an option.

Chin length wavy relaxed hairstyle

Chin-length, relaxed wavy hairstyle.

It is not far off the texture in your photo, so this should be familiar.

I am also digging this knotty idea for you as well.

Lauryn Hill short knotty hair

Lauryn Hill's short, knotty hair.

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