It’s crop top season y’all, and no, we aren’t referring to the midriff-baring fashion trend—we’re talking about haircuts. Each year when summer hits and our sweat levels skyrocket, thoughts of shearing off our luscious locks begin to dance through our heads. For some of us, it’s simply a passing daydream, but for others, it becomes a reality. If you happen to fall into the latter category, the worst thing you can do is sit down in the salon chair and tell your stylist to just take it all off. Instead, you need a solid vision for your cropped do. Before booking that appointment, consider using one of these five styles as your inspiration. They are equal parts flattering and practical—and have the necessary amount of Southern sass.
Your guide to the top chops down South.