For the natural girl with a TWA (teeny weeny afro), you have the option to get a low fade, twist-out or just comb it into a classic fro. For the woman transitioning from relaxed to natural, you can wear short braids, hot press your curls, or rock cornrows. And for the woman with relaxer in her hair, you can sport a pixie cut, bob, fingerwave ... the options are endless!
Additional reporting by Nicole Blades and Danielle Gray
There's so much you can do with a short haircut. Tracee Ellis Ross knows a thing or two about easy, protective styles. Keep your braided bun sleek and edges laid without the mess with an edge control like .
You are guaranteed to get high praise with this light, sassy, curly pixie by Dani T. It's a "no leave-out" crochet braids style, so your natural hair is completely protected from whatever elements try to come your way.
Issa Rae's Met Gala hairstyle had an extra touch of sparkle with gold embellishments. With or without the decorative beads, this is both regal and fun.
Loosen things up with this above-the-shoulder, soft coil bob. It looks like a roller set, but doesn't come with the hassle of sleeping with curlers. With care and proper scalp moisturizing, this crochet hairstyle can last for up to six weeks.
Not quite ready to commit to a big chop? Crochet is the answer. See how Gettys gets sporty with a pixie look using big, soft, and piled high curls.
A slightly wavy shag looks phenomenal at this length, as proven by Jessica Olsson Nowitzki, whose style brings out the amazing angles of her face.
Taraji P. Henson balances the volume up top by keeping the sides shorter. The gorgeous auburn shade also draws the eye upward.
Issa Rae's tight curls create a full, fabulous frame for her face. Bangs of the same texture are the perfect finishing touch.
Anika Noni Rose's waves look permanently windswept in the best way. The shaved sides and voluminous wisps up top create the perfect balance.
India Arie nails an awesome retro look with her brushed out natural hair and sweet flower detail.
Ty Alexander's sleek silver hair truly glows in this straightened, deeply-parted style.
Kelly Rowland's sleek bob is a busy girl's dream, being so easy to maintain. Keep the part centered for a symmetrical, even look.
Janelle Monae's curled bob is all about super soft texture. This classic look can be achieved by twisting your natural hair into bantu knots overnight and letting them loose in the morning.
Meagan Good served classic Hollywood glamour with cherry red lipstick and a short cut with waves of hair in the front. Her whimsical curls can be achieved by blending clip-in extensions.
Have some fun with your TWA by pinning or braiding the sides into a cute fro-hawk like Issa Rae's at a LinkedIn event.
Have fun with your honey brown highlights like Keke Palmer, by having a barber taper fade your back edges and use wax to flip up strands in the front.
Freeform locs like Willow Smith's are a great short hairstyle that can be achieved by locking the ends of your hair while allowing the roots to stay loose.
Rock out with this brown bob that has a mid-section elevated with bobby pins, like Jada Pinkett Smith. Smooth out those baby hairs with a toothbrush and mousse.
Maria Borges made a huge statement by being the first model to rock natural hair during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Annual Fashion Show. Achieve this look by keeping your short afro well moisturized.
If you have a loose curl pattern that grows upwards like Kiersey Clemons, try having your stylist cut the sides and back of your hair low, for this beautiful look.
Outside of her role on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Ariane Davis is known for her stylish short cuts. Try this wispy short hairstyle with a cat eyeliner for sex appeal.
Christina Milian's bob style can be achieved with a wet sheen effect of dividing strands and scrunching the tips with gel.
Have fun with your buzz cut like Amber Rose by having your barber add a fun design with his clippers.
Kehlani's simple and sweet short hair cut looks amazing wavy or straight.
Short hair is definitely not limited. Add a weave to the front and braids to the side for an elegant bouffant style like Issa Rae's.
Go way back in time with this more formal pinned hairstyle worn by Tessa Thomson. Styled like the flapper dancers of the 1920s, slick one side to the opposite side and secure with pins to achieve the look.
For a versatile look that works with any makeup, jewelry or outfit, try a side-parted pixie cut like Jennifer Hudson's.
An elegant look that frames and flatters your bone structure at all the right spots, Kerry Washington's cute bob with bangs is especially great for heart-shaped faces.