There’s so much to love about short hair: the diminished time you have to spend grooming it in the morning, the feeling of weightlessness and buoyancy it gives you, the way it draws attention to your features—especially those all-important, face-defining cheekbones.
There’s also the versatility of style options, which is short hair’s greatest secret weapon. Whether you wear your hair naturally or relax it, you’ve got endless directions to go in from there, kind of like a “choose your own adventure” novel for your appearance. Opt for a regal pixie cut a la Rihanna below, or take Garcelle Beauvais‘s shiny, slick bob out for a spin. Box braids, green hair dye, and a variety of stunning natural curls are all here, too. So scroll down and explore these 16 amazingly versatile short cuts, and be sure to let us know which one you love the most!