your hair looks like it has some great potential

It's always hard to predict what your hair will do when it's cut super short, but from what you've shown us I'd guess it may lean more towards straighter when cut short with a slight wave. Then again, you wouldn't have the extra weight pulling your curls down, since it looks like you're curl pattern is fairly loose.

But I like that first picture of your hair, the darker one. It looks so soft
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*