How will a short haircut look for 3a hair?

I'm thinking of getting a really short cut. Similar to the one Fo has on the current cycle of America's Next Top Model (if you watch it). It's just extremely short. Maybe even Natalie Portman short. Currently, my hair is already pretty short, just below my ears and it's still very curly and cute. It doesn't look like a que-tip or fuzzy. But I'm worried it will if I take it any shorter. Every time I go to the salon and try to get that really short cut, I chicken out. Those boyish cuts look great on straight hair, but how will it look once it's curly? Will it straighten out, or not have enough length to be curly? If anyone has had this cut or can give me advice, I'd appreciate it! I really want that edgy, short haircut. I just need some convincing it'll look ok.

My hair is more 3b when it's shorter.
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I think that haircut is adorable. Go for it, if you've got fine features. If your hair straightens up, you can spike it. If it's curly, it'll look awesome! And either way, it'll grow out.... Heck - it's spring. Have fun!
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

I wore my hair that short for years.. it wasn't as adorable but it was short.
Blow dryer and round brush were my best friends.

3a/3b

Latest routine:
Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
Giovanni 50/50
Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There is another post on the 3A thread about short hair. I am thinking about going short again - I feel like my fine/thin hair looks more voluminous when it's shorter. I am going to bring this pic with me when I discuss with my stylist - this was from 2003 before I had any idea about NC.com and I think it looked ok. The photo is a bit blurry and I have redeye but you can kinda tell the length and curl. If I remember I used a round brush on my bangs.
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There is another post on the 3A thread about short hair. I am thinking about going short again - I feel like my fine/thin hair looks more voluminous when it's shorter. I am going to bring this pic with me when I discuss with my stylist - this was from 2003 before I had any idea about NC.com and I think it looked ok. The photo is a bit blurry and I have redeye but you can kinda tell the length and curl. If I remember I used a round brush on my bangs.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
That is really,really cute! I love it!
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

OOPS - dp!!
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!


Last edited by msgiblet; 04-22-2009 at 01:52 PM.
OOPS - sorry, my 'puter is out of control!
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!


Last edited by msgiblet; 04-22-2009 at 01:52 PM.
I wore my hair that short for years.. it wasn't as adorable but it was short.
Blow dryer and round brush were my best friends.
Originally Posted by CurlyOver40!
What did it look like when it was that short? Did you like it?
I think that haircut is adorable. Go for it, if you've got fine features. If your hair straightens up, you can spike it. If it's curly, it'll look awesome! And either way, it'll grow out.... Heck - it's spring. Have fun!
Originally Posted by 2poodles
I do have an oval-shaped thin face that I keep reading is good for short haircuts. I agree, I think if it's curly, awesome! If it won't curl, I'll just put product in it to make it more edgy. Thanks for helping with the convincing.
I wore my hair that short for years.. it wasn't as adorable but it was short.
Blow dryer and round brush were my best friends.
Originally Posted by CurlyOver40!
What did it look like when it was that short? Did you like it?
Originally Posted by TheDivineCommand

I wasn't going for the curly look back then.. and I definitely wasn't CG back then.. I knew nothing about it.
I guess I liked it. It was WAY more easier that what I'm doing now.
I would buy whatever shampoo and conditioner was on sale and never used any product.. okay.. well.. I did use Aussie 24 hr humidity spray to hold it, but that's it.
It was so short that if I did let it go curly, I would have wind up with an afro.. not a style I was looking for. So, I would straighten it with the round brush and dryer. And pray I didn't get caught in the rain.

3a/3b

Latest routine:
Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
Giovanni 50/50
Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I think you can totally pull it off!!
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
I think you can totally pull it off!
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV

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