With natural hair, there's a huge misconception that big hair is the best hair. Don't get me wrong, hair growth is a beautiful thing that should be celebrated. But short natural hair is just as stunning. There are no rules, standards, or ideals we should be following when it comes to how to wear your curls. Your curls are not confined to a little box, so let's retire that notion now. If you want to cut your curls into a buzzcut, tapered fade, finger-waves, a curly bob, the list goes on—DO. IT. Seriously, just do you.
Change is good. When warm weather finally arrives, a fresh start with a new hairstyle feels like the next step. If you've been stuck in a hair rut and feeling uninspired as to what to do with your curls next, consider making the big chop. I promise, it'll grow back. Here, 10 photos that prove how striking short natural hairstyles look and the countless ways you can wear them.