dug up a couple images to show you... .it doesn't fully apply since my hair was not curly, and I did not end up liking the stylist so likely a good stylist could do better, but as you can see I just didn't look like me with short hair anymore. I am not saying you shouldn't cut your hair if you want, just thought I would share my experience. I went in with a couple pictures of the cut I wanted and it looked so cute on them, but I guess it just doesn't work for everyone. I also don't like how she curled it that day...
Fine, low porosity, med/high density
BSL - going for mid back to waist
HG: currently just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.
Modified CG since February 2013