I really like the haircut at at 2:09-2:13 of this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6sYani670I

Its short/messy like you were looking for, and I think you and the hair model have similar hair types.
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"Your head is like a crown on you.
It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)