15 Short Natural Haircuts for All Curl Patterns

Updated 02/27/18

Naturally, curly hair is liberating in so many ways. You have the freedom to wear your natural hair however you see fit. The beauty of your curls is the endless ways you can style them. Contrary to popular belief, it's not the longer the curls, the better. Long curls are certainly beautiful, but short natural haircuts are equally as gorgeous. Let go of length and let your curls surprise you by trying something new.

From textured bobs to curly cropped styles, short natural hair looks good in countless cuts and colors.

Solange
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Keep your curls cut close like Solange with this textured fade. The songstress looks striking with this buzz cut.

Zendaya
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Zendaya slicked her natural curls down finger-waves style. When your curls are short, it's cool to experiment with styles to showcase all your hair can do.

Yara Shahidi
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We can't get enough of Yara Shahidi's voluminous, free-flowing curls. Her face-framing coils look so gorgeous in this chin-length style.

Amandla Stenberg
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Amandla Stenberg's honey blonde buzz cut is everything. Her mini curls look perfect cut close and show off her makeup in the best way.

Tamera Mowry
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Short natural cuts look the most flattering when you let your curls fall in line at different lengths. Tamera Mowry's bouncy bob is goals.

Alexe of St. Beauty
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Alexe of St. Beauty's signature curls look so incredibly gorgeous in this natural style. We want the play-by-play on how she gets these artfully defined curls.

Maria Borges
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Supermodel Maria Borges took a different approach to a traditional fade with tapered sides. Add dimension to your curls by experimenting with shapes.

Kelis
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Singer Kelis has rocked many hairstyles and colors in her day, but this curly 'do just might be our fave. There's something so undeniably cool about her short spiral curls. Maybe it's because of her fire color?

Halle Berry
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Halle Berry's pixie cut will forever be her most iconic style. However, this curly bob is the runner-up. Her curls are falling in all the right directions.

Lupita Nyong'o
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It's clear that Lupita Nyong'o doesn't need to hold on to her hair to feel beautiful. She radiates in every natural style she tries, and this textured buzz cut was no exception.

Viola Davis
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Wear your curls in their most natural state like Viola Davis. This rounded afro cut pairs perfectly with her wash-and-go style.

Dilone
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How insanely gorgeous does model Dilone look in this mohawk-inspired style? Tapered sides with a longer length in the middle seems to be a trend with short natural cuts, and we're here for it.

Issa Rae
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Issa Rae shows how braids and hair accessories can take your short natural cut to the next level.

Solange
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My icon Solange can do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to beauty. Once again, the singer shook things up when she graced a red carpet with a platinum blonde curly afro.

Taraji P. Henson
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Taraji P. Henson is doing volume right with her curly cut. Adding a touch of color to the middle set this tapered style off.

Now that you're fully inspired to let go of your hair hesitation, make the big chop and try out a natural cut.

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